After the holiday break, the Fine Arts Building at Independence Community College will hum with activity again for spring semester performances.
The instrumental program starts things off with the “ICC Band Honors Day,” on Sat. Feb. 1, featuring a concert at 4 p.m., William Inge Theater. The event showcases high school instrumentalists from across the region.
The theater department presents the inspiring story of “Silent Sky,” Fri., Sat. Feb. 28-29 at 7p.m., and Sun. March 1 at 2 p.m., William Inge Theater. It is the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, who in 1900 mapped stars for Harvard University, but received no scientific credit.
ICC then hosts the Kansas Music Education Association in a daylong event Sat. March 28.
The vocal and theatre departments then combine talents to present the musical “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” This fun tale about the romance and mishaps of modern dating plays Fri. and Sat. May 1-2 at 7 p.m., Sun. May 3 at 2 p.m. Performance location will be announced.
Soon after, on Wed. May 6 at 7 p.m., the Jazz and Concert Bands are in concert at the William Inge Theater.
The academic year culminates with the 39th William Inge Theater Festival, honoring Lynn Nottage, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama. The Inge Festival is May 13-16.
The ICC instrumental ensembles are led by Larry Markiewicz, and consist of concert band, jazz band, and athletics band. Alexis Lowder leads the vocal music ensembles. JD Maguire is head of the visual arts program. Paul Molnar and Page Petrucka are the theater professors.
For more information, visit ICC Fine arts at https://www.indycc.edu/areas-of-study/fine-arts/index