School of Music to host four end-of-semester concerts

The School of Music will present four end-of-semester concerts following the university’s Thanksgiving break, featuring everything from a musical holiday celebration to classical guitar to jazz to a cappella singing.

The first is its “Holiday Celebration, a Musical Gift to the Marshall Community,” a concert featuring multiple Marshall University music ensembles. It will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. Tickets are $25 at the door; $15 for seniors and Marshall employees; and $5 for children 12 and under and for university students with a valid MU ID.

Advance tickets are available at or by calling the Marshall Box Office at 304-696-2787. Box office hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“This is an evening the whole family will enjoy, featuring a variety of different types of holiday music, storytelling and fun,” said Dr. Martin Saunders, director of the School of Music. “Holiday Celebration will help set the mood for a happy holiday.”

The following evening, music faculty member Dr. Julio Ribeiro Alves, a classical guitarist, will perform a guest and faculty recital with Dr. Stanley Workman, a tenor. They will perform Franz Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin. The recital will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Jomie Forum of the Jomie Jazz Center, located in the building next to the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. It is free and open to all.

The School of Music presents Marshall University Jazz Ensemble I at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in Smith Recital Hall. The ensemble will perform iconic and contemporary big band arrangements, as well as swinging holiday classics. The concert is free and open to all.

Marshall’s contemporary a cappella singing group, Third Avenue, will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in Smith Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to all.

All shows are sponsored by the School of Music in the College of Arts and Media.