Goshen College’s Lavender Jazz in concert Nov. 23


Concert: Lavender Jazz Fall Concert
Date and time:  Saturday, Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall
Cost: $7 adults, $5 seniors/students, available at the door one hour before the concert. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID.

Lavender Jazz, Goshen College’s big band, will present a fall concert in Sauder Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 23.  Lavender Jazz is directed by Dr. Christopher Fashun.

Lavender Jazz’s program will include charts by Count Basie as arranged by Benny Carter, as well as works by Thad Jones and Joe Bean.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors/students, available at the door one hour before the concert. GC faculty, staff, and students are free with ID.

Christopher Fashun, DMA, is assistant professor of music at Goshen College where he 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.

Fashun holds a Bachelor of Music 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.