José Chafer Mompó, Trumpet*

When: Saturday, February 11, 8:00pm

Where: Kreft Center Recital Hall

Free and Open to the Public

Spanish trumpeter José Cháfer Mompó conducts an active performing, recording, and teaching schedule around Europe. In October 2003, he was a semifinalist in the 5th Maurice Andre International Trumpet Competition in Paris, and he has-been Professor of Trumpet of the International Course of Music "Vila de L'Ollería,” conducted since 2004. He is a member of the Brass Ensemble and Solo Trumpet with the Symphony Orchestra of the Teatro Chapi of Villen, Spain. José Chafer Mompó is Professor and Chair of Trumpet at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Murcia, Spain. In March 2016, Chafer's CD Spirit was awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award for classical instrumentalist from the Global Music Awards.  While at Concordia, he will conduct several master classes and workshops for young trumpet players, and perform a concert as the culminating event of his visiting artist program.

Fifth House Ensemble with special guest, The Henhouse Prowlers

When: Friday, March 3, 8:00pm

Where: Chapel of the Holy Trinity

Tickets: $15-$8 (seniors and students) 

734-995-7537

This young Chicago-based chamber orchestra taps the collaborative spirit of chamber music to create engaging performances and interactive educational programs, forging meaningful partnerships with unexpected venues, artists of other disciplines, educational institutions, and audiences of every type. For this concert, 5HE presents Voices from the Dust Bowl by Steve Snowden as part of a concert collaboration with the Chicago-based bluegrass band Henhouse Prowlers. Alongside works by living American composers, 5HE will explore original arrangements of classic Woody Guthrie songs and forgotten melodies from the Alan Lomax Archive and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, sharing the stage with the voices of migrant workers from the Dust Bowl era captured in Snowden’s new work.

Voices from the Dust Bowl is supported by New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Francis Goelet Charitable Land Trusts.

The Concordia Wind Ensemble

Tuesday, March 7, 8:00 p.m.

Kreft Center Black Box Theater

Free and Open to the Public

The Concordia University Choir

Sunday, March 26, 4:00 p.m.

Chapel of the Holy Trinity

Free and Open to the Public

The Concordia Wind Ensemble & String Ensemble

Thursday May 4, 8:00 p.m.

Kreft Center Black Box Theater

Free and Open to the Public