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POPS CONCERT ON TAP
Bluffton Universitys annual Pops Concert, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, in Founders Hall, will offer a mix of music ranging from Irving Berlin to Billy Joel and Burt Bacharach. The concert is free and open to the public; donations will be accepted for program costs, with any excess funds going toward music scholarships.
The evening will begin with jazzincluding Berlins "Alexanders Ragtime Band"from the universitys Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Adam Schattschneider, professor of music.
Accent!, Blufftons all-male chorus, will present "The Longest Time" and "And So It Goes," both by Joel, along with "Barbara Ann," made famous by the Beach Boys. Dr. Mark Suderman, professor of music, conducts Accent!
Pianist Anya Stembler-Smith is the accompanist both for Accent! and Bel Canto, the universitys all-female choir, which will perform Journeys "Faithfully"; "Son of a Preacher Man"; and the Bacharach/Hal David collaboration, "I Say a Little Prayer." Dr. Jon Peterson, assistant professor of music, is Bel Cantos conductor.
The Bluffton Concert Bands program includes "Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone" by Dr. Jeffrey Boehm, professor of music and the bands conductor. Schattschneider will be the guest soloist on the piece.
Dennis Crites, an adjunct faculty member, will direct the Percussion Ensemble on an arrangement of Chick Coreas "Childrens Song No. 2 and 14."
Bluffton public relations, 4/9/12