LCCC Students present music from around the world in Fall concert

CHEYENNE, WYO. – Laramie County Community College students will present 'Our Spectacular SPA,' a free musical celebration in honor of the students' debut in the Surbrugg/Prentice Auditorium (SPA) at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17. 

The performances of the college’s jazz ensemble, collegiate chorale, cantorei, chamber orchestra and wind ensembles will feature Spanish, Haitian and New Zealander folk music as well as pieces by Steve Allen, Johannes Brahms and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

LCCC Music faculty Dr. Frank Cook said he chose one of the works, “Fanfare and Allegro” by Clifton Williams, as a featured piece for the performance to challenge the students and community members. “It is a classic wind-band work, and it is highly virtuosic,” he said. “I don’t know if there is a better piece to celebrate the opening of the auditorium.”

Two students, also will have featured solos as part of the performance. Raeth Toleman will sing “Unforgettable,” a song made famous by Nat King Cole, and Arianna McKamey-Simoni will perform the energetic “Gallup” by Dmitri Kabalevsky on xylophone.

The performances will be conducted by LCCC music faculty Bethany Smith-Jacobs, Andy Kropp and Cook. 

For more information on the concert or LCCC’s music programs, contact Dr. Frank Cook at fcookFREELARAMIE or 307-778-1306.