GC students bring new life to Mozart’s comic opera ‘Figaro’

(L-R) Esra Heisey as Antonio, Ben Ganger as Count Almaviva, Paul Zehr as Figaro, Miranda Earnhart as Countess Almaviva, and Sadie Gustafson-Zook as Susanna. (Photo by Brett Conrad/Goshen College)

Disguises, cross-dressing, mistaken identities and people jumping out of windows are all par for the course in Mozart’s energetic, light-hearted romp through the day of a wedding ceremony. The Goshen College theater and music departments will collaborate to present the composer’s comic opera “The Marriage of Figaro” in Umble Center on March 28, 29 and April 4 at 8 p.m., and March 30 and April 6 at 3 p.m. (ASL interpreted).

The Steel Wheels bring soulful sounds to Goshen College May 2

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The Steel Wheels have enthralled audiences across the country with their heady brew of original, soulful mountain music for almost a decade. In a concert sponsored by 91.1 FM The Globe (WGCS), in partnership with the college’s Performing Arts Series, the band will bring their innovative music to the Goshen College Umble Center on May 2 at 7:30 p.m.

GC Music Center explores live streaming concerts online

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For alumni and families of students who don’t live near Goshen, it can be pretty difficult to make it to concerts in the college’s Music Center. Now, would-be concertgoers can watch music department concerts from the comfort of their own home. With the help of the college’s Information Technology Services (ITS) and ITS Media, the Music Center has begun live streaming select music department concerts from Sauder Concert Hall.

Seven student musicians featured in 54th Concerto-Aria concert

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Seven student winners of the 2013-2014 Goshen College Concerto-Aria competition will perform arias and individual concerto movements with the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dr. Christopher Fashun, in the 54th annual Concerto-Aria concert on Saturday, Feb. 8. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall.