Music aficionados and community members are in for a treat as Lone Star College-Kingwood’s faculty perform a variety of music selections at “Stellar Evening.” The 16th annual event showcases faculty members’ talents as well as raises money for the Fine Arts Scholarship program. “Stellar Evening” will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Instructional Building’s Recital Hall. Following the faculty recital is a meet and greet dessert reception. “The City of Houston is an incredible arts city, and it is now filled with top-notch musicians from all over the world. We are fortunate to have a large and varied faculty teaching in our new music facilities, and this night of music showcases that talent while raising money for our ever-increasing music student body,” said Dr. Todd Miller, music professor and chair of the visual and performing arts department. “We’re currently experiencing a lot of growth, and the need has never been greater for scholarship funds. I would encourage community members to reserve a ticket as soon as possible.” At “Stellar Evening,” a portion of the music faculty will donate their time and talent to raise money for music scholarships in a varied, 75 minute recital in the new acoustically superb recital hall. This year’s performers are new faculty members Trent Hanna, Jazz piano/composition; and Stephen Martin, double bass; as well as perennial favorites Todd Miller, tenor; Jay Whatley, piano; Anne Heath-Welch, soprano; Marvin Sparks, percussion; and several others. “Culture is an important part of any community’s quality of life. As faculty members, we strive to not only teach students, but to also provide high-quality art for our local community,” Miller said. “‘Stellar Evening’ has been a well-attended event in the life of the community since 1996 and we are grateful that the community gets so much out of this annual event while supporting the music and other art students at the college.” General admission to “Stellar Evening” is $25, which includes the performances and dessert reception. Reservations are recommended due to limited seating. For more information, call 281-312-1532. Photo: Tenor Gottfried Schiller performed at “Stellar Evening” in 2011 with LSC-Kingwood music professor Jay Whatley on piano.

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