May’s Musical Line-Up, May 10-13, 2015

May’s Musical Line-Up, May 10-13, 2015


Every group gets an opportunity to perform at Five Towns College. Here is the Week 2 musical line-up for the month of May.

May 10th– Broadway Bound, 2:00 p.m.

Come join us for a lovely Mother’s Day concert entitled “The Songs of our Lives.”

The students have been working all semester to bring songs that touch the heart and move the human spirit. There will be singing and dancing as we celebrate life in all its glory. You will hear songs like, “It’s de Lovely,” by Cole Porter,” Proud of Your Boy” from Disney’s Aladdin, our ensemble rendition of “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” and many more. What better way to celebrate moms?!


May 11th– Five Towns College Small Group Jazz Ensembles, 5:00 p.m.

Under the direction of Professor Greg Bobulinski, this exciting event takes place twice a year, in December and in May, featuring the fine young jazz students of Five Towns College in performance. This May will feature four ensembles showcasing music from the American Songbook (Cherokee, Time After Time, Killer Joe), rhythm and blues of Charlie Parker, and a modern ensemble performing the music of Herbie Hancock and Eric Satie (French 20th century classical composer). The finale of the concert will feature the tight, enthusiastic Horace Silver ensemble showcasing the diverse and swingin’ music of the late, great jazz master Horace Silver. Professor Bobulinski has groomed and prepped his students to perform at high levels of jazz ability. Don’t miss this event! Come join us and enjoy the exceptional hard work and developed musical concepts of the Five Towns College Jazz Students.


May 12- Evening of Jazz, 7:30 p.m.

Five Towns College is proud to highlight our outstanding jazz students in an evening featuring the most select instrumentalists and vocalists. These “audition-only” ensembles consist of professional-level arrangements, and will feature a tremendously wide range of styles and artists: from Cole Porter, Jobim, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, to the sounds of 2015. This special event is always an audience favorite.

The lineup includes:  FTC Graduate Jazz Combo-featuring the music of jazz legend, Horace Silver; directed by Professor Greg Bobulinski; Great American Songbook – dynamic vocalists directed by Dr. Scott Ballin; FTC Vocal Jazz – a select group performing exciting standards and original arrangements – directed by Professor Stephen Gleason; and the FTC Jazz Orchestra – FTC’s17-member, top jazz ensemble, directed by Dr. Steve Briody.

Here’s a little more info about the Vocal Jazz Ensemble: The Vocal Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Professor Stephen Gleason is one of Five Towns College’s finest performing groups.  Offering an exciting and diverse mix of classic jazz, pop, and contemporary music with original arrangements provided by notable faculty and alumni from Cole Porter-to-Edith Piaf, Nina Simone, and beyond.  The evening will also include a special performance by Quintet, a professional vocal jazz outfit with FTC members including Choral Director Marc Silverberg and piano virtuoso/co-Director Yuki Yamaguchi – an evening not to be missed!


May 13th– Spring Concert II, 7:30 p.m.

A night of pure enjoyment awaits as you are taken on a musical journey through the ages. The Five Towns College Orchestra, under the direction of Matthew Pierce, serenades the audience with pristine chamber music. The Five Towns College Chorus, under the direction of Marc Silverberg, joined by the Lenox School Select Chorus, will sing contemporary and classical choral music sure to engage all ages. The Five Towns College Choir, under the direction of Kenneth Friese, will delight the audience with some of the most beautiful and challenging choral music of the last millennium.

Also, the Chamber Orchestra of Five Towns College will be performing the first movement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony no. 1. Indebted to his composition teacher, Joseph Haydn and an older mentor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Beethoven puts his personal stamp on the symphonic form with sudden dynamic changes and quick melodic twists and turns. Also, included in the program is a movement from Antonin Dvorak’s String Serenade, which clearly reflects the happy time in the composer’s life when his marriage was young, and his first son had just been born.


There is something for everyone in the musical month of May @ FTC!! Come celebrate our students, enjoy the passion of the arts, and see what spring is all about here in the heart of Long Island!