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Maybe it was the jazz drummer’s trap set nestled in front of the conductor’s podium, or perhaps the presence of the two most ethereal-sounding musical instruments: the celeste (literally: “heavenly,” from the French) and concert harp.
On a weekday afternoon, Presser Hall on the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is full of music students and rings with the sounds of trombones, pianos and clarinets from the classes and practice rooms. Descending the stairs brings you to the basement where, behind two closed doors, a dozen undergraduates and three faculty members are engaged in a focused, fast-paced rehearsal.
Live jazz and poetry will share the stage at The Crescent Lounge on Sunday with Killeen-based Dr. Gleam kicking off the evening with jazz, pop tunes, Latin and funk.
The Copperas Cove High School Wind Ensemble will join the Heights Band for a free Armed Forces-themed concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lea Ledger Auditorium.
Pianist Sean Chen takes a bow at his recital at Mayborn Auditorium at Temple Cultural Activities Center Saturday night.
Pre-concert backstage activity at Temple’s Cultural Activities Center Saturday night was constant and varied, as master piano builder Joel Rappaport obsessively fussed with the Steinway’s strings and hammers while the soloist for the evening, Sean Chen, searched for tissues.
In 1978, the great Texas pianist Van Cliburn traveled to Temple for a noteworthy occasion. The Cultural Activities Center, at considerable cost, purchased the sine qua non of every serious classical music venue: a 9-foot Steinway “D” grand piano, and Cliburn, always gracious to a fault, agreed to personally dedicate the instrument.
Pianist Sean Chen, 24, performs Saturday at Temple Cultural Activities Center as part of the Central Texas Orchestral Society's concert series.
Trumpeter Jeff Lofton flanked by, from left, sax player Seth Paynter, pianist Nick Litterski and bassist Aaron Allen. Not pictured is drummer Steve Mankenberg. The group performed a Miles Davis tribute concert Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at the Temple CAC for its jazz series.
Temple of Faith hosting fellowship today
W.C. Clark’s performance this Saturday at the Cultural Activities Center isn’t his first gig in Temple. “Back in the early ’70s I often played a blues club there, and at a bar downtown, too,” he recalls, “so I’m ready to come back again.”
The Fine Arts Department at Central Texas College will hold its fall Guest Artist Performance Tuesday at the Anderson Campus Center.
BELTON — The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor College of Visual and Performing Arts will present a chamber music concert featuring Dr. Michelle Schumann, piano, and four internationally known guest artists, David Small, baritone, pianist Rick Rowley, violinist Sandy Yamamoto, and cellist Amy Levine-Tsang, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Hughes Recital Hall of Press Hall on the UMHB campus.
Funeral services for retired Brig. Gen. Virgil Almos Richard will be at 11 a.m. today at Colonial Chapel of Cook-Walden Funeral Home in Austin with the Rev. Paul Dodd officiating.
The nation’s flag will fly high outside Saturday as an audience of all ages celebrates the Spirit of ’45 inside Stoney Brook of Copperas Cove.
Jazz aficionados and musicians alike will converge on Killeen’s Crescent Lounge this Sunday to listen to, and participate in, a live jazz jam session.
Three Gatesville-grown musicians teamed up Sunday for the first concert of the third season of the Jeffrey Arnold concert series in Gatesville. From left, oboist Cody Mendoza, pianist Jeffrey Arnold and oboist Cory Snoddy.
GATESVILLE — Three Coryell County musicians teamed up for the first concert of the third season of the Jeffrey Arnold Foundation Festival Concerts Series here Sunday.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, in 1976, 2nd Lt. Jung Soon Park, always dreamed of becoming “a somebody in life.”
Killeen’s community-based jazz orchestra, Swingtime Big Band, will return to the Temple VA Hospital to perform Thursday.
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Violinist Jolente De Maeyer and pianist Nikolaas Kende perform Monday in the fine arts auditorium at Central Texas College in Killeen.
Central Texas College welcomes a European musical duo for the next guest artist performance.
The Citizens for Soldiers club will have its monthly meeting and workday from noon to 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Belton Senior Activity Center, 842 S. Mitchell St., Belton.