Community Invited to Attend a “Stellar Evening” at LSC-Kingwood

Published on: August 29, 2013

Community Invited to Attend a “Stellar Evening” at LSC-KingwoodMusic aficionados and community members are in for a treat as Lone Star College-Kingwood’s music faculty perform a variety of selections at “Stellar Evening”.

The 17th annual event showcases faculty members’ talents as well as raises money for the Fine Arts Scholarship program. “Stellar Evening” will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Instructional Building’s Recital Hall. Following the faculty recital is a meet and greet dessert reception.

“‘Stellar Evening’ presents our music faculty in concert performing works from the standard classical repertoire through contemporary music written in the last few years,” said Jay Whatley, music professor and chair of Visual and Performing Arts at LSC-Kingwood. “Faculty members donate their time and talent to raise funds, which go directly to support music scholarships for students.”

At "Stellar Evening", the music faculty will perform a varied, 75-minute recital in the acoustically superb Recital Hall. This year’s performers include Keith Almstedt, guitar; Aaron Martinez, saxophone; Todd Miller, tenor; David Sloat, baritone; Marvin Sparks, percussion; Barbie Butler, piano; Amy Wiggs, flute; and Jay Whatley, piano.

“I look forward to welcoming the community to this year’s ‘Stellar Evening’. This is our 17th year and the concert keeps getting better and better,” Whatley said.

LSC-Kingwood's Music Department has more than 20 faculty members who are working professional musicians in their disciplines. Many perform with prestigious organizations such as the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Houston Symphony, Da Camera Society, and in some of the top Jazz venues in Houston.

General admission to “Stellar Evening” is $25, which includes the performances and dessert reception. Reservations are recommended due to limited seating. For more information or to RSVP, call 281-312-1709 or email KWBox@LoneStar.edu.

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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