Finger Lakes Community College wraps up the academic year with a series of performances by students and community members. Concerts are free and open to the public. Vaccination is not required, but masks are recommended.
The Spring Arts Festival is scheduled for Friday, May 6, in the main campus auditorium, featuring performances of Broadway tunes and a visual arts exhibit. Students will perform selections from well-known shows such as “Les Misérables,” “Hamilton,” and “West Side Story.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the musical performances starting at 7 p.m.
Jazz ensembles will give performances over two nights, Monday and Tuesday, May 9 and 10, at 7 p.m. in the main campus auditorium.
College vocal groups will give three concerts titled “Facets of Love” over three days. The program is a mix of traditional pieces, such as “Danny Boy” (Irish), “Black Is The Color of My True Love’s Hair” (American), “Erev Shel Shoshanim” (Evening of Roses, Hebrew) and “Tatkovina” (Homeland, Macedonian); pieces by Cole Porter and Richard Hundley; and work by contemporary composers John Rutter, Rosephanye Powell, Georgia Stitt and Stephen Chatham.
College Singers, an all-student group, will perform the “Facets of Love” program on Friday, May 13, 7 p.m. in the main campus auditorium. In addition, the Guitar Ensemble will perform “Frevo” by Jurg Kindle, and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble will sing “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Sway,” “Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans?” and “All the Things You Are.”
The Finger Lakes Chorale and College Singers will perform the “Facets of Love” program together for two shows: Saturday, May 14, at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 183 N. Main St., Canandaigua and Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m. in the FLCC main campus auditorium.
During the May 14 and 15 concerts, donations will be accepted for the Dr. A. John Walker Scholarship Fund for music and music recording students.