Oct 14, 2015

FVCC Music Faculty and Friends Present Free Concert

Flathead Valley Community College will continue its fall concert series October 23 featuring FVCC music faculty Nicole Sanford and Wai Mizutani and accompanying artists.


Mizutani, a master violinist, will be joined by guest artists Alma Ramlow, Ladeine Thompson and Karla West on piano and John Goodrich on bass saxophone. Voice will be performed by Sanford, Ramlow and guest artist Micah Hunter.


The free concert is the second of a six-part series presented by FVCC music faculty and students and guest artists.


Pieces to be performed include “Praeludium & Allegro” by Kreisler; “Nuit d’Etoiles”and “Arabesque No. 1” by Debussy; “O God Have Mercy” from St. Paul by Mendelssohn; “Moses’s Variation on the G string” by Paganini; “Panis Angelicus” arranged by Leonard Van Camp; “Bel Piacere” by Handel; “O luce di quest’anima” from Linda di Chamounix by Donizetti; “Theme from Schindler’s List” by John Williams; “Till the Stars Fall from the Sky” arranged by Jay Althouse; “Ave Maria” by Camille Saint-Saëns; “The Easy Winners” and “Something Doing” by Scott Joplin; “Roberto Clemente” by David Thomas Roberts; and “I Won’t Dance” by Kern/Hammerstein/Harbach.


Sanford has taught music for 10 years ranging from preschool to college-level courses. A Missoula native, she has traveled, performed lead roles and spent time as an educator across the globe from the West and East Coasts to Austria, Hungary, Italy, Germany and Kenya. She is a former musician for the world-renowned Continental Singers where she performed in Kenya and on the East Coast and served as the assistant director for the organization on the West Coast.


Honored for his performances in Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, Mizutani has performed as a member of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic and the Vancouver Symphony. As a soloist, he has performed for orchestras across the globe. A graduate of New York’s The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music, Mizutani has garnered top honors at Taiwan International and Five Towns Violin competitions and is a Music Teacher National Association award winner.


Open to the public, the event will take place at 7 p.m. in the large community room inside the Arts & Technology building on the college’s Kalispell campus.


For more information, call Sanford at 756-4813.