Concert Schedule 2017-18

The 2017-18 music schedule includes eight performances in the Guest Artist Series, concerts by ECC Ensembles, community events, an extensive matinee and lecture series and student recitals at the end of each semester.

Guest Artists Series

The 442’s with Erin Bode

Friday, September 8, 2017, 7:30p.m.
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Consisting of two jazz and two classical musicians, The 442’s are an acoustic instrumental group exploring the boundaries of jazz, classical, folk, and rock music. Joining them is renowned St. Louis vocalist, Erin Bode, with her bell-like voice. Don’t miss this unique collaboration combining outstanding musicianship, group singing, and inventive improvisation, in a performance of innovative and inspired music.


Arianna String Quartet

Friday, September 29, 2017, 7:30p.m.
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Hailed for their outstanding musicianship, the Arianna String Quartet has firmly established itself as one of America’s finest chamber ensembles. Garnering national attention, the ASQ is now world-renowned– performing, collaborating, teaching, and recording in this country and abroad.

Come see, “how technical excellence, in alliance with imagination and the human heart, can come to create something truly transcendent.” – Fanfare Magazine


The Funky Butt Brass Band

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7:30p.m.
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The FBBB takes classic New Orleans brass tunes and gives them a twist, in the style of Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth and Bonerama. But don’t be surprised if you also hear some Motown, Southern rock, Memphis soul, Chicago blues and St. Louis R&B in the mix. The band has been voted Best Funk/Soul Band by the Riverfront Times Music Awards for four of the past five years.


St. Louis Wind Symphony featuring Lisa Blackmore

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:30p.m.
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The Saint Louis Wind Symphony is the premier wind ensemble in the St. Louis area, dedicated to the quality performance of the finest literature for wind groups of all sizes. Concerts each year draw hundreds of listeners to a variety of venues and include compositions from classic and contemporary wind band composers. No matter what your favorite genre, join us for a musical selection that is sure to please.


Music Faculty Recital

Friday, January 19, 2018, 7:30p.m.
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Join us as ECC’s outstanding music faculty perform a recital, sure to please any set of ears. We are blessed with a staff of acclaimed musicians who have performed internationally, are teaching faculty at major universities, and have collaborated with many other leading artists of their field. They will perform compositions spanning a wide variety of origin and interpretation, making for the most delightful of performances.


David Halen, Bjӧrn Ranheim and Jennifer Judd in Concert

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7:30p.m.
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Come hear St. Louis Symphony Concertmaster David Halen and acclaimed SLSO Cellist Björn Ranheim for an evening of pristine chamber music, joined by pianist Jennifer Judd. Each musician boasts a robust solo career, and their passion for chamber music has amazed audiences all over the world. We invite all to witness their enchanting artistry on the ECC stage.


Full Spectrum

Friday, April 20, 2018, 7:30p.m.
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From deep lows to dazzling highs, fiery passion to silly slapstick, come hear Bass Timothy Schmidt, Tenor Christopher Goeke, Contralto Leslie Jones, and Soprano Lori Shaffer perform the best of songs, arias, and musical theatre favorites in this concert highlighting the full range of voice from faculty members at Southeast Missouri State University – it’s the Full Spectrum!


The Bryan Carter Trio featuring Ronald Carter

Friday, April 27, 2018, 7:30p.m.
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What do you get when you combine a St. Louis jazz legend and a rising jazz recording artist? An enchanting evening of jazz by Ronald Carter and the Bryan Carter Trio. But this is not just any evening of jazz – this is an opportunity to experience a dynamic father/son duo performing the music they love best, as only those who have played with the jazz greats can. Rediscover the rich tradition and heritage St. Louis has fostered, as these musicians share their passion for jazz.


Matinee Series- 4p.m. Friday, HH107

American Voices, August 25, 2017

Enjoy an afternoon of musical selections taken from the pages of the great American songbook performed by soprano Tammy Campbell and pianist Annette Burkhart. Works by Copland, Gershwin, Foster and Sondheim will be featured.

La petite brise, A Baroque Chamber Trio, Friday, November 10, 2017

The Early Music trio La petite brise presents a recital of intimate chamber music for the baroque flute, baroque cello and theorbo. The program features music by composers famous for their flute playing, including Jacques-Martin Hotteterre and Johann Joaquim Quantz. In addition, the ensemble performs works by two of the eighteenth century’s great rivals—George Frideric Handel and Giovanni Bononcini. The program includes virtuoso variations, dance suites with movements written as programmatic character sketches as well as formal sonatas, including Bononcini’s famed Sonata for Cello.

Melancholia and Ekstasis: Keyboard works from across the Centuries- February 2, 2018

Join Dr. Michael Tsalka as he masterfully interprets keyboard masterpieces from every golden age of music. Dr. Tsalka, an internationally renowned pianist, is critically acclaimed for his versatility at the keyboard, having recorded 20 CDs for labels such as NAXOS, Paladino, Brilliant Classics, and many more. He is bringing this talent of versatility to the ECC stage for a moving evening of baroque, classical, romantic, and contemporary works.

Required Reeding: music for clarinet and bassoon- May 4, 2018

Southeast Missouri State University faculty members Jacqueline Wilson and Gabrielle 4903Baffoni team up with Kelly Austermann and Jennifer Judd of ECC for a performance of woodwind duos and trios.


Ensemble Series

Oct. 17, 7:00 p.m.– Concert Band and Percussion Ensemble

Tuesday, October 24 – 7:00 p.m. – College Choir Invitational: A Journey Through Time

Friday, October 27 – 7:00 p.m. – ECC Jazz Ensembles Concert – Jazz Band, Voce Blue, and Jazz Combo

Friday, December 1, 7:00 p.m.– Christmas Celebration – College Choir, Voce Blue, and the East Central Children’s Chorale at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Washington, MO

Dec. 5, 7:00 p.m. – Band Concert, Percussion ensemble and Jazz Band

Mar. 13, 7:00 p.m. – Band Concert, Percussion ensemble and Jazz Band

Friday, May 4, 7:00 p.m. – College Choirs Concert

May 11, 7:00 p.m. – Pops Concert with Concert Band, Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble

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Ticket Information

Tickets are required for the Guest Artist Series performances. All other events are open to the public at no charge.

Tickets can be reserved by contacting the Box Office at 636-584-6693 (Monday-Friday 10am-1pm), stopping by the campus in Union or ordering tickets online. The Box Office also opens one hour prior to each ticketed event.

Patrons of the Arts and season pass holders are admitted at no charge, as are East Central College students when presenting a current student ID. Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for children 12 an younger.

Unless otherwise indicated, performances are held in the John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center located on the first floor of Hansen Hall on the East Central College Union campus.

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