Music department's opening concert is Sept. 7

The music department will present its annual "Fanfare Concert" on Sunday, Sept. 7 (3 p.m., Tye Recital Hall, Music Building). Admission is free and all are welcome.

The concert will feature members of the faculty, including internationally-renowned opera star Simon Estes, and several students. It also will feature the Amara Piano Quartet, the resident faculty chamber ensemble for the music department.

Faculty performers include vocalist Mary Creswell, percussionist Matthew Coley, oboists Amy Christensen and Kevin Schilling, cellist George Work, violist Jonathan Sturm, pianist Jodi Goble and saxophonist Mike Giles.

Department chair Michael Golemo said the concert will showcase "both the excellence and the diversity of our faculty. It is a unique concert because it features truly virtuoso musicians, both vocalists and instrumentalists, performing a wide variety of music.

"It's a great way to begin our academic year -- highlighting the excellence and range of the faculty and students within our department," he said.