Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor Leif Bjaland explored the close link between poetry and music with British Literature and Music students in a guest lecture on October 29 at Naugatuck Valley Community College. Bjaland led the class of 35 in reading and dissecting works of classic poetry before playing the works set to music.
The music program at Naugatuck Valley Community College has received a generous donation of 16 gently used choir gowns from the Connecticut Choral Society. The dresses will be available to members of the NVCC College Chorale who don’t already have concert attire, thus relieving them from the expense of purchasing a gown.
NVCC students can claim up to 2 tickets for each valid student ID presented at the box office on the night of the show!
East and West collide with tragic results in Puccini’s opera about a trusting Japanese bride and the callous American naval officer who weds and abandons her. Highlights including Butterfly’s aria “Un bel dì,” the Flower Duet, and the famous Humming Chorus emerge from a sumptuous score which goes straight for the emotional jugular and seldom fails to reduce even the hardest hearts to tears.
Learning how to play the guitar for college credit? There’s an app for that! The innovation of which can be partially credited to Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) Music Professor Richard Gard, Ph.D. Beginning this spring, NVCC will become the first Connecticut institution to offer a fully online music course for college credit.
Gard and Corr, graduates of the Yale School of Music, bring their talents to the community colleges. This concert marks the second time that the two community colleges have collaborated in the arts.