Goshen College big band to perform spring concert March 22

Concert: Lavender Jazz Spring Concert
Date and time: Friday, March 22, 2013
Location: Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall
Cost: $7 adults, $5 seniors/students. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID.

Lavender Jazz, Goshen College’s big band which is directed by Assistant Professor of Music Christopher Fashun, will present a spring concert in the Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22.

In addition to big band music, Lavender Jazz will split into constituent small jazz combos, which will also perform, creating a varied program of jazz styles.

At Goshen College, Fashun conducts the Symphony Orchestra, directs the Lavender Jazz ensemble, oversees the music education program, conducts the orchestras for musicals and opera, and teaches applied percussion. In 2011, he became the music director of the Elkhart County Youth Honors Orchestra where he has the opportunity to work with talented high school musicians throughout Elkhart County. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from St. Olaf College in Northfield (Minn.) and received his Master of Music degree in percussion performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in orchestral conducting from the University of Iowa where he studied conducting with William LaRue Jones and viola with Christine Rutledge.

Tickets cost $7 adults, $5 seniors/students, available at the door one hour before the concert. GC students free with valid ID.