Harding University Presents Free Student Concerts

The Harding University Department of Music will present concerts featuring the Jazz Band, jazz combo and brass chamber music at the end of September.

Thursday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m., Jazz Band and jazz combo, Reynolds Recital Hall

Under the direction of Dr. Andrew Cook, the Jazz Band and jazz combo will perform various styles of music such as big band, bebop and Latin jazz. Selections include “Gibraltar” by Freddie Hubbard, “Symphony in Riffs” by Benny Carter, “Blue Rondo a la Turk” by Dave Brubeck, “Shiny Stockings” by Frank Foster, “Jeannine” by Duke Pearson, and “Doodlin’” by Horace Silver.

Friday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m., brass chamber music, Reynolds Recital Hall

The brass chamber music concert will include performances from several small ensembles organized by senior instrumental music education major Spencer Byrd. The concert will include two brass quintets featuring a student composition — written and directed by junior instrumental music education major Ian Scott — three madrigals and three spirituals. A trombone quartet will perform “Divertemento” by Mozart as well as variations of “Amazing Grace.”

All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the department of music at 501-279-4343.

Harding is the largest private university in Arkansas, has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 23 consecutive years, and has been recognized as a top 25 school in the South. Harding also maintains study abroad programs in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia. For more information visit www.harding.edu.