The Hart Community Performing Arts Series
2017 - 2018 Series
2017 - 2018 Series
Cornell College Steel Drum Ensemble
"Panarchy & Pandemonium"
February 9, 7:30 pm
Praised for her “bountiful gifts and passionate immersion into the music she touches” (The Plain Dealer), Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong is a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition and a top finalist at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. She continues to build a reputation for her poetic interpretations, charming audiences with her “passion, piquancy and tenderness” and“winning stage presence”. Born in Shenzhen, China, Fei-Fei began piano lessons at the age of 5. She moved to New York to study at The Juilliard School, where she earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees under the guidance of Yoheved Kaplinsky.
The New Century
April 13, 7:30 pm
The Alma Choir is the senior choir on campus and is the primary touring choir in the Alma choral program. The choir’s reputation for excellence, its many traditions and its ambitious performing, touring and recording schedule attract a group of talented students for whom choral singing is an important part of their lives. The choir’s reputation continues to grow with each new concert season and the release of each new CD recording. No other college choir in Michigan maintains the performing, touring and recording calendar that the Alma Choir enjoys.
May 18, 7:30 pm
Cornell’s steel drum program has been a part of the Cornell College Music Department for 20 years and its bands have toured extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally. Directed by Dr. Martin Hearne, Panarchy and Pandemonium play a wide array of music from traditional calypso, contemporary rock, jazz, and even take a page from some of the great works for orchestra.
March 16, 7:30 pm
The first ensemble of its kind ever to win First Prize of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, the New Century Saxophone Quartet is a pioneering and versatile group winning new-found enthusiasm for the saxophone quartet and its diverse repertory, ranging from the complete The Art of the Fugue of J.S. Bach to innovative contemporary works. New Century has been heard in major concert venues in Los Angeles, New York, and Amsterdam; on radio and television in the United States, Europe, and Central America; in recordings for the Channel Classics label.
The Alma College Choir
April 27, 7:30 pm
The Principal Trumpet of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Hunter Eberly is a native of Muskegon, Michigan. Hunter started playing the trumpet at the age of eight under the tutelage of his mother and continued his studies in high school with Charley Lea of the Grand Rapids Symphony. He attended Grand Valley State University, where he studied with Richard Stoelzel and earned his Bachelor of Music degree. Hunter continued his education by attending The Colburn School in Los Angeles. Hunter has won several awards including first prize in the National Trumpet Competition Undergraduate Solo Competition, first prize in the National Trumpet Competition Trumpet Ensemble division, and second prize in the International Trumpet Guild Mock Orchestra Competition.