University hosts series of spring concerts
George Fox University will host a handful of concerts throughout March, with the next two set for Friday and March 21.
The first of the performances was March 7 and was a Jazz Dialogues Concert and lecture. It was the fourth annual presentation of the event, with the school's jazz ensemble working with the Department of Art and Design to create the "one-of-a-kind interdisciplinary presentation and multi-media experience" that included "live collage creation, drawing, animation and painting.
Art and design students (participated), along with professors Tim Timmerman and Brandon Waybright," according to a GFU press release.
The next concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Bauman Auditorium. The GFU symphony orchestra will perform composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet Overture – Fantasy" in its premiere concert with conductor Dwayne Corbin.
The performance will also feature students who won a concert competition, including Alex Hastings, playing Felix Mendelssohn's "Violin" concerto, and an aria sung by Bethany Fromdahl.
The final concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 21, also in the Bauman Auditorium, where the school will host an honors recital featuring students who applied and were chosen through a competition examined by a panel of guest judges made up of professional musicians.