Performances by student ensembles throughout the month of May

Performances by the Rose-Hulman Dance Company, Symphony Orchestra, Band and Jazz & Choir student bands are scheduled throughout this month at the Hatfield Hall Theatre. These shows are free and open to the public, with no tickets required.

The dance company will perform its annual showcase on Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. This performance will feature dance styles such as ballet, tap, jazz, modern and Irish tap. This year’s showcase will also feature swing dancing and line dancing clubs.

The Rose Symphony Orchestra will perform on Tuesday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. They will perform several selections, including “An American in Paris” by George Gershwin and “Symphony Number 8” by Dvorak. The show also features senior pianist Andrew Romano performing the “Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor”.

The Rose-Hulman Concert Band will perform on Thursday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. The band’s showcase includes selections such as John Philip Sousa’s “Semper Fidelis”, Steven Reineke’s “Celebration Fanfare”, as well as several solos and small ensembles. This concert will also feature the Rose Percussion Ensemble and the Rose Brass Quintet playing several selections.

The Rose Jazz Ensemble and the Rose Choir will take center stage on Sunday, May 15 at 1:30 p.m. The jazz ensemble will play standards and favorites from the swing and funk eras, including “Who’s Sorry Now,” “Just My Imagination” arranged by the Norm Hanson, director of the ensemble, and “Oye Como Va” by Carlos Santana. The Rose Choir will perform pop hits and old favorites including “Chattanooga Choo Choo”, “Blue Skies” and “Blow the Man Down”. The Rose Chamber Ensemble will be featured in this part of the show.

Each of these performances will be available for viewing on the Hatfield Hall YouTube Channel.

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