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Modesto Junior College Sets Pair Of Spring Performances
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Modesto Junior College presents a Spring String Recital on Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall – Music 108 on the East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted.

The program features the students of Anne Martin, director of orchestra and strings at MJC, performing solo works by Bach, Breval, Dvorak, Mozart and Roggen. The program opens with the elementary strings class playing the Indian Lament and Boil that Cabbage Down.

The recital includes the String Orchestra presenting works by Handel and Morley and playing arrangements of an Irish folk song, For the Star of County Down, and Guadalajara, a traditional Mexican song.

The evening includes a special guest from Portland, Oregon, Anthony Houth, performing several movements of a Hindemith sonata.

The students will be accompanied by pianist Wesley Richmond.

For more information contact Professor Anne Martin at (209) 575-6646, or

Meanwhile, the Modesto Junior College Department of Music will present the Jazz Band Spring Concert on Monday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the Main Auditorium on East Campus, 435 College Ave. The event is open to the public and admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted. Campus parking is available for $2 in student parking lots.

The 20-member Jazz Band, conducted by Director of Bands Erik Maki, performs a program that includes The Game is Over by Jukka Linkola, No Spring Chicken by Kris Berg, Blues for Thad by Gregory Yasinitsky, In the Mood by Joe Garland, All of Me by Simons and Marks, The Last Dive by Matt Harris, Timeline by Doug Beach, and Sandu by Clifford Brown.

For more information contact Maki at or (209) 575-6184.