KALISPELL — The Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC) spring concert series opens Friday, Feb. 7 with performances by FVCC music faculty members and guest artists.
Emmy-Award winning composer Lance Bendiksen will perform two of his newest pieces with Broadway singer and actor Mike Eldred, singer/song writer Halladay Quist, cellist Jessica Chen and violinist Lauren Welch.
The concert will also include violinist Wai Mizutani, pianist Natilee Radosevich and Chen performing pieces by Bach, Paganini and other classical composers.
The series will continue Wednesday, Feb. 26 with a guest performance by the University of Montana (UM) Chamber Chorale.
Under the direction of Coreen Duffy, the chorale is UM School of Music’s select touring ensemble and performs under-represented and little-known choral works, as well as beloved music from the Western canon.
On Friday, March 6, UM music faculty members will join FVCC music faculty and students on the stage to perform pieces by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Sarasota and other classical composers.
Faculty guests from UM will include Margaret Baldridge on violin, Christopher Hahn on piano and Adam Collins on cello.
The concerts -- which are free and open to the community -- all begin at 7 p.m. in the large community room inside the Arts and Technology Building on the FVCC campus.
Contact Nicole Sanford at (406)756-4813 for more information, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.