Jazz ensemble caps week of concerts
March 6, 2018 LA GRANDE, Ore. — 45th Parallel, Eastern Oregon University’s student jazz ensemble, brings a range a styles to the stage March 16th. The 11-piece group will perform jazz, neo-Soul, Celtic and Latin numbers, as well as faculty arrangements tailored for the band, and one original student composition by student vocalist Anita Harris.
The concert begins at 7:30 pm.in Groth Recital Hall, and also features compositions by Horace Silver, Poncho Sanchez, Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges, Musiq Soulchild, and Sigmund Romberg. EOU’s five-person Fiddle Ensemble, directed by Duane Boyer, will open the show. Admission is free but donations are accepted to benefit the Concert Piano Fund.
A variety of community and campus groups perform throughout the week leading up to Friday’s jazz concert. The slate of concerts begins with Community Symphonic Band on Monday evening in McKenzie Theatre, followed by Grande Ronde Symphony on March 14 and the EOU Chamber Choir and Grande Ronde Community Choir Thursday night.
Each concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Loso Hall. Tickets for the Grande Ronde Symphony can be purchased at the door and all other performances accept donations.