DEARBORN — The Henry Ford College Music Department will present the 25th annual President’s Collage Concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 29 at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave.
The concert is an annual tradition that began at HFC in 1996 with the support of Andrew Mazzara, then-president of the college.
Tickets are $18 per person and may be purchased at the Ford Center box office from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Tickets are also available online at www.dearborntheater.com.
The Music Department has continued the tradition of presenting this special evening, celebrating HFC’s music program – the largest two-year ensemble program in Michigan. HFC’s music directors bring together the college’s choral and instrumental ensembles for a varied performance. More than 200 performers will participate in this year’s show.
The musical ensembles scheduled to perform at this year’s concert are:
• Two jazz bands: Henry Ford Big Band and Studio 110.
• One concert band: Metropolitan Symphony Band.
• Two vocal jazz ensembles: Blue Fusion and Midnight Blue.
• One women’s choral ensemble: Renaissance Voices.
• Two mixed choirs: HFC Chorus and Vanguard Voices.
HFC music faculty members Rick Goward and G. Kevin Dewey will conduct the ensembles.
“It is an honor to carry this tradition forward as the concert celebrates its 25th anniversary,” HFC President Russell Kavalhuna. “I continue to be impressed by the caliber of talented musicians at HFC. My family and I are looking forward to an evening of fabulous music and celebration with our community.”
“The President’s Collage Concert is one of my favorite performances. I’ve been conducting it since it first began,” said Goward, HFC director of Bands. “It’s always a pleasure to work with our musicians, who enjoy playing for the audience as much as the audience enjoys listening to them.”
“The Dearborn community is used to seeing HFC musicians at large and small events throughout the year,” said Dewey, HFC director of Choirs. “We are always thrilled to be able to have all 200-plus of our performers on stage for this one special, formal concert. – it’s a real highlight for us. It’s also a singular opportunity for every group at the College to hear and perform with each other.”
For questions or further information about ticket sales, call 313-943-2354.