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Canterbury Fine Arts Presents: Christian Howes in Concert

One of the world's top Jazz Violinists, Christian Howes, will be the resident expert working with music students February 15, focusing on improvisation techniques and alternative styles. His visit culminates with an evening performance for the greater Fort Wayne community, featuring Canterbury musicians. The joint concert will showcase unique and fun jazz and alternative styles music. Tickets available at the door (cash only): $8/adult and $5/student.

The concert will be held in the Canterbury Middle School Auditorium (5601 Covington Road, park in the South Bend Drive lot, enter Door 19), Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7:00 p.m.

Meet Canterbury's newest family - The Addams

The cast and crew of The Addams Family are putting the finishing touches on this zany production, sure to be a crowd-pleaser for Halloween weekend. The Addams Family, directed by Dr. Joyce Lazier, opens Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28, at 7 p.m. in the High School Summers Auditorium. Tickets will be sold at the door - Adults/$10 and Students/$7 (students dressed in all white pay only $5).

Music adds dimension to social studies class

Music is one of those great equalizers that can really bring a history lesson to life. Mr. Westfall, social studies teacher, and Mrs. Tan, orchestra teacher, planned a cross over Americana Unit for the seventh grade. Some of the string students learned a few pieces of music relevant to the times being studied in social studies. The teachers then helped students make connections about the time period, travel, instruments and lyrics.

Spring Concert - April 18

The High School choirs, band and orchestra have a wonderful concert planned for tonight. The concert is free and begins at 7 p.m. in Summers Auditorium.

The Choirs will be performing many popular selections including 21 Guns from Green Day's American Idiot, featuring soloists and the broadway arrangement. Seniors will be featured on two fun Michael Buble hits - Everything and Just Haven't Met You Yet. The choir students have been working on French diction in an active and adventurous version of Alouette.

The HS Orchestra will be performing exciting music from Tchaikovsky, Telemann and Vivaldi. The students have prepared a musical sampling of Telemann's Don Quixote Suite, based on the Cervantes novel of the knight-errant. Cello soloists John Sarno, Ricky Lou, Moira Halbauer, and Maria Teel will be featured in the Vivaldi Concerto for Four Cellos and the orchestra will present Tchaikovsky's dramatic Marche Slav.

The Concert Band performance list includes Celtic Farewell which features a beautiful contemplative theme in the flute, and then goes on to a stately solo in the alto saxophone. Themes from Green Bushes is part of the classic band repertoire and is a stunning arrangement by Percy Grainger. Catch Me If You Can by John Williams captures the spy character that serves the storyline of the film. This is intricate and complicated work features Jon Long on alto saxophone as the protagonist in this game of cat and mouse, supported by Carrie Jia on piano and Sam Bellavance on bass. Chick Corea's Spain will close out the concert. Our two soloists for the evening are Sam Bellavance (bass) and Eric Diaz (tenor saxophone).

Cast of characters roars on stage

The Lion King JR musical has a little bit of everything - comedic one liners, a villain, a hero and a love story. The Lion King JR debuts with dancing and singing lions, hyenas, birds, zebras and a whole herd of animals in the pride lands. Students will give a sneak preview performance for grandparents on March 15 at 4:15 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18, the cast and crew are set for their public performances at 7 p.m. in the Middle School Auditorium. Tickets are $10/Adults and $5/Students. The musical is under the direction of Beth Patterson.

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