The ACU department of music will host a percussion concert on Thursday and a voice recital featuring ACU graduate Jordana Torrez on Friday at 8 p.m. in the Williams Performing Arts Center. The concerts are open to the entire community.
The ensemble will be a recital featuring two musicians, Cheryl Lemmons and Torrez. Lemmons has performed as an accompanist at ACU for more than 15 years and will play piano during the concert. Torrez, an ACU graduate, will sing in the concert. Together they will perform musical pieces by Henry Purcell, Hector Berlioz, Joseph Marx, Samuel Barber and other composers.
“I hope people can come enjoy the variety of music,” Lemmons said. “I think students should come to hear a professional live performance.”
Lemmons said she is looking forward to the performance, particularly because an ACU student will play a big part.
“I think the concert will be moved and inspired,” Lemmons said. “I’m really looking forward to having one of our graduates perform for our current students. It gives them a much better idea of what it is they are preparing for.”
Students who are interested in music are excited about this concert and look forward to seeing it.
“I love music so much, and piano is one of my favor instruments, I’m taking piano class right now, and I’m going the orchestra and percussion ensemble concert this Thursday,” Jing Yuan Jiang, senior finance management major from Guangzhou, China, said. “I think this is a great opportunity to hear a professional concert. I’m looking forward to coming.”