Concert Schedule 2018-2019

The 2018-19 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 Peter Martin Trio

Friday, September 7, 2018, 7:30p.m.
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The Peter Martin Trio features some of today’s most charismatic jazz musicians. St. Louis pianist Peter Martin, drummer Gregory Hutchinson, and bassist Reuben Rogers make up the trio described as “feisty, fierce, and crackling with virtuosity,” (Sydney Morning Herald). The Peter Martin Trio has enchanted the world with their music from St. Louis to Tokyo. The members of the trio have been involved with some of the most important recordings of the last 20 years. The music of The Peter Martin Trio is captivating, entertaining, and will leave you wanting more long after the concert has ended.


Arianna String Quartet

Friday, September 21, 2018, 7:30p.m.
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For seventeen years the Arianna String Quartet has been gracing ECC’s audiences with some of the most memorable performances in the college’s concert series history. Pianist Jennifer Judd, who will join them in a performance of Franck’s Piano Quintet in F minor. Come see “how technical excellence, in alliance with imagination and the human heart, can come to create something truly transcendent” (Fanfare Magazine).


Sweet & Spicy: Musical Flavors of the World

Friday, November 16, 2018, 7:30p.m.
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Join us for a trip around the world with Percussionist John Kasica, flutist Paula Kasica, harpist Lacey Lee, and violist Joanna Mendoza. They will perform a vibrant mix of composition, using instruments from around the world. This program will feature a collective of composers with Irish, Latin, African and Asian influences.


Cortango Concert & Christmas CD Release Party

Friday, November 30, 2018, 7:30p.m.
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Cortango is a tango ensemble with a symphonic twist. The ensemble is a concert and dance band featuring members of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Founded and led by Cally Banham, Cortango specializes in popular classics from the beloved orchestra leaders of Tango’s golden era.


Music Faculty Recital

Friday, January 18, 2019, 7:30p.m.
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ECC music department is home to many talented and dedicated teachers who are also performing artists. Join us for an evening of artistry that belongs to our community more than any other; the mentors and professors of our music students.


David Halen, Bjӧrn Ranheim and Jennifer Judd in Concert

Friday, March 1, 2019, 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.


Viennese Masters

Friday, March 15, 2019, 7:30p.m.
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Do not miss these beautiful piano and choral works with orchestra by great Austrian masters Mozart and Schubert, presented by ECC music department faculty and students. The evening will feature acclaimed pianists Dr. Michael Tsalka and Dr. Jennifer Judd performing Mozart’s Double Piano Concerto, and ECC Choirs under the direction Dr. Timothy Sexton performing Schubert’s Mass in G Major. Along with the University City Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Leon Burke.


The Dave Dickey Big Band

Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:30p.m.
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The Dave Dickey Big Band features 18 of the top Jazz musicians from St Louis, Edwardsville, Columbia, Springfield and Champaign-Urbana. Performing big band music from greats such as Count Basie, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Duke Ellington, Terry Gibbs Dreamband and many others. Many of the members in the Dave Dickey Big Band are top music and Jazz educators in universities in and around Missouri.


Matinee Series- 4p.m. Friday, HH105

“Fairest Isle: Music of England, Ireland and Scotland”, August 24, 2018

Join us for an afternoon of songs from the British Isles performed by soprano Tamara Campbell, performing works by Henry Purcell,  Thomas Moore, Phil Coulter and others will be featured.

Musicke’s Cordes – Jeff Noonan & Samuel Breene, Baroque Violin, theorbo and guitar, Friday, October 19, 2018

Musicke’s Cordes embraces a wide swath of 17thcentury instrumental music including fantastic Italian sonatas, elegant French suites and rustic English variations on popular tunes. Baroque violinist Samuel Breene and lutenist Jeffrey Noonan, performing as Musicke’s Cordes, offer programs that illustrate the common elements of the experimental instrumental music of the 17th century while also pointing up the characteristics of the various national styles.

The Art of Listening – February 8, 2019

The Croatian pianist Javor Bračić was hailed by New York Concert Review for “deep, genuine musicianship and an outstanding technique”. Mr. Bračić has started a series of conversation-recitals under the title The Art of Listening in order to promote the understanding and appreciation of classical music. He has given over thirty such recitals and was praised by the audience for his “contagious enthusiasm” and “unique ability to elucidate imagery both as a performer and teacher.”

Iberian Fantasy – Alon Sariel & Michael Tsalka- April 5, 2019

Internationally known mandolinist and lutenist, Alon Sariel also serves as the musical director of the international Baroque orchestra Concerto-Foscari and founding member of PRISMA. He will be joined by pianist Michael Tsalka to perform breathtakingly beautiful music from Spanish composers.


Ensemble Series

Band & Percussion Ensemble Concert
Tuesday, October 16 • 7 p.m.

ECC Jazz Concert featuring the Jazz Band,
Vocé Blue & Jazz Messengers
Friday, October 19 • 7 p.m.

College Choir Invitational:
Postcards from America
Tuesday, October 23 • 7 p.m.

ECC Jazz Holiday featuring Vocé Blue and
the Jazz Combo
Sunday, December 2 • 3 p.m.
John G’s Taproom in Washington, MO

Bands Concert
Tuesday, December 4 • 7 p.m.

ECC College Choirs: Christmas Celebration
featuring the College Choir, Vocé Blue &
East Central Children’s Chorale
Friday, December 7 • 7 p.m.
Zion UCC in Union, MO

Bands Concert
Tuesday, March 12 • 7 p.m.

ECC College Choirs Concert featuring the
College Choir & Vocé Blue
Tuesday, April 30 • 7 p.m.

Pops Concert “The Return of:
A Night at the Movies”
Friday, May 3 • 7 p.m.
Fairgrounds in Washington, MO

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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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