The music of North and South America will be entertainingly explored on Saturday during the annual faculty recital at Red Deer College.
A talented lineup of RDC instructors will once again prove they can not only teach, but perform, when they taken the stage for Music of the Americas at 7:30 p.m. at the Red Deer College Arts Centre Mainstage.
The diverse program features Danica Hoffart and Sharon Braun singing the tune For Good from the musical Wicked, pianist Annette Bradley’s playing The Bridal Suite by Canadian composer Kenneth Howard Peacock, and flutist Val Sherman and guitarist Shannon Frizzell dueting on Iberia by Terry Herald.
Music by Hector Villa-Lobos and a medley of cabaret songs are also part of the entertainment lineup — so is crooning with a twist.
The Brat Pack, made up of Braun, Kimberley Denis, Darold Roles and Ron Schuster, will mix their smooth sounds (think of Sinatra’s famed Rat Pack) along with some mischievous humour.
As well, a couple of world premieres are in the offing:
• Pianist Ruston Vuori will premiere his latest original composition, Songs of Innocence. Vuori has set to music some of William Blake’s poetry, which will be sung by soprano Hoffart.
• Percussion instructor Malcolm Bell will preview music he’s composed for an upcoming film, Wildrose Sunset, by local filmmaker James Wilson.
Tickets are $12 ($9 students, $8 seniors and children) from Ticketmaster.