March 28, 2006
Faculty Frolic The Night Away
Approximately 100 music fans were present in the PAC as they enjoyed an "Eclectic Evening of Jazz, World Music and Classical Music in a Faculty Recital." This musical event featured music by Joe LoPiccolo, Johannes Brahms and Franz Liszt. Music was performed by Joe LoPiccolo (Guitar), Polli Chambers-Salazar (Piano), Sharon Harmon (Violin) and Larry Steen (Bass).
The first part of the evening was taken by LoPiccolo and Steen, who performed eight songs written by LoPiccolo. The second part of the recital was performed by COC faculty members Chambers-Salazar and Harmon.
LoPiccolo and Steen brought a lot of humor to their presentation recounting anecdotes of how each song was created. The music was very relaxing, each song a trip through a separate country. Songs such as "Night" brought a dark vibe with a Brazilian influence.
The evening concluded with the duo of Chambers-Salazar and Harmon. They took the audience on a musical visit into the 19th century. They included pieces of music written by Brahms titled, "Intermezzo Op. 118, No. 2 and Liszt's "Grand Duo Concertant."
It was a beautiful evening with many musical styles and flavors. For more information on PAC performances, pick up the '05 -'06. season catalog.
- Claudia Reyes