Southeastern Community College’s Fine and Performing Arts Series announced its first performances in the fall of 1966. In 2002, the series was renamed the Richard F. Burkhardt Fine and Performing Arts Series in memory of Burkhardt for his leadership in the musical and cultural enrichment of the community. The series, funded by the SCC Foundation, Inc., strives to increase cultural arts opportunities for area citizens at affordable ticket prices. A wide variety of offerings includes theatre arts, music and dance performances. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling the SCC Foundation at (910) 642-7141, ext. 260 or 320. Tickets will also be available at the door.
The Richard F. Burkhardt Fine and Performing Arts Series is made possible through the generous support of the SCC Foundation. Founded in 1968, the Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that promotes and encourages support of Southeastern Community College.
Thursday, October 3 from 5-7 p.m.
Centered around the talents of sister and brother Isabel (17) and Evans (15) Humphreys and backed by their mom, Americana Artist Kathryn Caine. Rogue Chapel was recorded in 16 hours at Echo Mountain Studios. The 5 song EP transports the listener to the southern rural gospel train where these three have honed their skills in church and on the stage. Rogue chapel is basically a spiritual cd with the exception of Left A Note , which is about unrequited love, hence the title “Rogue”. The EP opens with the incredible song “The Way” written by Americana Artist Holly Renee Allen. The song is about the journey of life and the strength of hope and faith.”The Way” sets a tone of haunting , soul stirring music that takes the listener on a spiritual journey. The opening of Evans’s bass line and Isabel’s flute on the family band’s original song “Left a Note” really sets the stage for a pure folk sound and the silkiness of Isabels’s voice with Kathryn’s echo is reminiscent of the sirens as well as the great folk bands of the 60’s and 70’s.”Over Me” written by the iconic Lone Justice singer Maria Mckee and Patrick Sugg is a joyous and uplifting tune about the power of music.With Evans on both bass and french horn combined with Isabel’s flute and the family’s angelic harmonies, this song brings to mind the eerie ,spiritual and ghostly etchings of Gustave Dore. This is a stand out tune.
The family Band are huge fans of Elvis and the song “Let Us Pray” by Buddy Kaye and Ben Weisman, pays homage to his legacy , the movie “A Change of Habit” and Evans’s outstanding bass playing.This is a raise the roof foot stomper for sure! Finally the EP closes with “Begin” written by the family band. This is a song about redemption and the hope in starting over. This is the perfect song to close out with as the harmonies envelope the listener and lead them back to track one to listen again and again to this outstanding EP.
Friday, October 25 at 7 p.m.
Award winning Italian singer, songwriter Chiara Izzi has been described by Jazz Times as “a talent to be heard, admired and anticipated” after the release of her debut album “Motifs”.
She started her musical path in Italy by learning to play the piano and performing very early. She developed a versatility thanks to a multitude of performances in Italy and abroad in Belgium, Switzerland, France, the United States, Finland and Germany, which led to her vocal mastery of traditional jazz alongside contemporary styles. Chiara’s sound is based on her own unique interpretation of a fusion of different genres, including jazz, pop and Mediterranean sounds.
Diego Figueiredo (pronounced fig-a-ray-doe) is a new star of the guitar world. He is only 37, and he has released 23 CDs, 3 DVDs, and he has played in more than 60 contries around the world. He is the winner of several important competitions including The Montreux Jazz Competition, and the VISA Prize. Diego is now presenting his new concert “ From Classical to Jazz”. It is a fusion between Jazz, Bossa Nova and Classical music. Diego has a unique interpretation, with tremendous techniques and enormous emotion.
Besides being a guitar player, Diego is a producer, arranger, orchestrator, and multi-instrumentalist.
For tickets, contact Ashley Butler at (910) 788-6260.