The Red Deer College music program is winding down the concert season in style with two nights of musical variety this week.
A Touch of Class, featuring the RDC Chamber Choir, Symphonic Winds and Percussion Ensemble, will go at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Red Deer College Arts Centre.
The Symphonic Winds will perform works depicting the elements of fire, water, wind and rain. Highlights include Thunder and Lightening by Johann Strauss and Handel’s Suite from Water Music.
Choir members will sing an a cappella program of pieces related to the beauty of spring, including Epitaph for Moonlight by Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, Stephen Hatfield’s La Lluvia, and an African dance incorporated into song.
Two new compositions by Bela Fleck — Sunset Road and New South Africa — will be performed by the Percussion Ensemble.
On Friday, the RDC Big Band and guest soloists will present Jazz Legends, a concert featuring the works of Jazz Greats, including Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie and Benny Goodman.
Guest solo musicians will play a variety of instruments, from piano to trombone, on numbers such as All of Me, Birdman, Sugar Blues, Doc’s Holiday, and Lover Man. Vocalist Jessika Monea will sing Fly Me To the Moon and Orange Coloured Sky.
This concert also starts at 7:30 p.m. and is at the Red Deer College Arts Centre.
Tickets for either event are $9 ($7 for RDC staff and students, and $6 for children and seniors) from Ticketmaster.