September, October concerts to feature array of musical styles
09.12.2016 | By
San Jacinto College will host concerts in September and October that will feature a wide range of musical styles performed by students and faculty, as well as noted guest artists. All concerts are free and open to the public.
The North Campus concert will be held at the Dr. Charles Grant Fine Arts Center (Building 1), 5800 Uvalde Rd., in the North Channel area. The Central Campus events will take place at the Dr. Monte Blue Music Building (Building 5), 8060 Spencer Hwy., in Pasadena.
Central Campus concerts
• On Monday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m., music professors Dr. Paul Busselberg and Dr. Martha Braswell will showcase the College’s new digital teaching organ in a number of musical presentations. The concert will feature compositions by J. S. Bach, Charles Marie Widor and will include several choral selections.
• On Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., a concert will feature renowned guitarist Dr. Pavel Steidl. Steidl performs internationally and is considered Europe’s leading guitarist. He will perform selections by J. S. Bach, Luigi Legnani, Napoleon Coste and others. Steidl will also provide critique and lessons at a master class on Friday, Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m.
• On Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m., music professor Dr. Martha Braswell will present a solo concert on the College’s new digital teaching organ. The concert will feature compositions by J. S. Bach, Cesar Franck and Eugene Gigout. There will also be improvisations to demonstrate the versatility of the instrument. Dr. Braswell has performed organ concerts in many states and was the featured soloist for Evening Vespers at the National Cathedral, Washington D. C., during the 1999 concert series.
North Campus concerts
• On Friday, Sept. 23 at 12 p.m., a concert will feature the music of acclaimed pianist and San Jacinto College music professor King Chi Au. She teaches class piano and private piano lessons at the College and accompanies the College’s chorale and chamber singers in concerts.
• On Friday, Oct. 28 at 12 p.m. a concert will feature selections performed by Brant Croucher and Friends. Houston native Croucher attended the University of North Texas. He is a singer/songwriter and self-taught guitarist and is popular in the Houston music scene, where he plays a variety of musical styles including country, folk and rock.
San Jacinto College offers music degrees and courses, as well as private music lessons at the North and Central campuses. To find out more, please visit sanjac.edu/career/music.
Watch two San Jacinto College music professors rehearse for an upcoming concert:
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.