ISSUED: 1 September 2021
MEDIA CONTACT: Dana Costa
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — The 2021-2022 Shepherd University Music Salon Series, sponsored by Jefferson Security Bank, returns this season to live performances beginning with a concert featuring music by saxophonist John Coltrane in celebration of what would have been Coltrane’s 95th birthday. Dr. Kurtis Adams, director, School of Music, and Kevin Pace, adjunct faculty bassist, will perform with guitarist Peter Heiss and drummer Kelton Norris.
The free concert will take place Thursday, September 16, at 6:30 p.m. on the Butcher Center Plaza and will be moved into the Frank Center Theater in case of inclement weather. Audience members must provide their own seating such as folding chairs, stools, or blankets.
Other Salon Series concerts planned for this semester in the Frank Center Theater beginning at 7:30 p.m. include:
- October 7—Shepherd University saxophone professor Jeremy Koch joins forces with pianist Molly Orlando performing works for piano and saxophone by contemporary composers.
- November 11—Shepherd adjunct professor and bassist Robin Rhodes, pianist Scott Patterson, and vocalist Max Bent will perform selections from AfroHouse’s house concert experimentation, featuring Afrofuturistic music that is disruptive, exuberant, innovative, emergent, and transformative, with beats, noise, and lush harmonies.
Those attending the performances in person will be required to follow Shepherd’s current COVID-19 policies. Before attending this or any campus event, visit our COVID-19 information webpage to learn what policies are in effect. Attendance at live events in the Frank Center requires sitting only in designated rows and leaving at least two empty seats between unrelated groups of audience members.
Stay tuned for updated information and additional events by visiting the School of Music Calendar of Concerts and Events webpage.
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