Cast of OKLAHOMA and Jazz Ensemble to present concert

The Potomac State College (PSC) of West Virginia University/Community Jazz Ensemble and the cast from the College’s upcoming spring production of “OKLAHOMA” will present a concert on Thursday, November 10th at 7:30 p.m. in the Church-McKee Arts Center Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

Cast members from “OKLAHOMA” will open the concert with a preview of selected numbers from the show including: “The Farmer & the Cowman,” “Oh What A Beautiful Mornin,’” “I Cain’t Say No!,” “Kansas City,” “Lonely Room,” “People Will Say We’re in Love,” and “Oklahoma.”

The PSC Theater department is under the direction of Dr. John Hawkins, professor of music, and has been in operation for 15 years.

The PSC/Community Jazz Ensemble will open the second half of the concert with “Jump” by Wynton Marsalis which is composed in the style of early jazz. Two Nestico arrangements on the program include “Hard Hearted Hannah” and “Color Me Warm.” Doug Beach’s “Esperanto” will give a Latin flavor to the program and Jon Bush will be the soloist on “I Remember Clifford,” a tribute to trumpeter Clifford Brown. The program will conclude with a piece by west coast composer, Gordon Goodwin, titled “Count Bubba.”

The Jazz Ensemble consists of some of the best musicians from Mineral, Hampshire, Hardy, and Allegany counties and is directed by Fred Kesner.

   For more information contact Dr. Hawkins at 304-788-6965.