CURTAIN CALL: Jazz Jam at Allen’s Market, Upcoming Creative Expressions Concert | Opinion

“The hand of fate is on me now. He picks me up and knocks me down.

It sounds downright painful!

Well, let’s start with something less painful. Namely another Georgia College Jazz Jam, courtesy of the GC Music Department.

It takes place this very evening, Tuesday November 16, from 7 p.m.

Now this one is a little different in terms of location. This takes place at Allen’s Market, located at the corner of Wayne and McIntosh streets.

Organized by professors from the music department, student jazz musicians and the allied arts, the GC Jam Session is open to all members of the community interested in working on their jazz and improvisation skills.

As this is Allen’s Market, Amici Café’s food and drink selection will not be present. However, if you just want to sit back and enjoy the music without any other distractions, this can be your perfect opportunity.

So why not head downtown a little earlier, enjoy an evening meal and some refreshments at a local establishment, then head to Allen’s Market for some after-dinner music?

And this has been the case in recent weeks, the GC Music Department continues its busy performance schedule the following evening, Wednesday November 17, when all of the opera stages present “Trials of Fate” at 7:30 p.m. in the Max Noah Recital Hall. .

Five students will perform seven scenes from six operas in Italian, German, French and English.

Operas include “The Magic Flute” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “The Marriage of Figaro”, “Cosi fan tutte” and “Don Giovanni”, as well as “Carmen” by Georgia Bizet and “Marta” by Friedrich von Flotow.

Like the twists of fate, moods vary from excitement, hope, and playfulness to confusion, fear, and despair.

Wow! It sounds like almost every University of Georgia College Senate meeting I’ve attended over the years.

As is the case with most GC music events, there is no admission fee, but donations are strongly encouraged to help support scholarships.

Then, on Monday, November 22, this year’s Creative Expressions concert –– performed by adults with intellectual disabilities from the Life Enrichment Center (LEC) and music therapy students from Georgia College –– will be held at 6 p.m. at the church. New City, located at 224. Rue E. Walton in Milledgeville.

The theme is “Double Decades –– The 80s meet the 2010s”.

Performer groups include Men’s Vocal Percussion, Jungle Royales, Good Vibrations, Harmonettes, Bell Tones, Music Makers and Music in Motion. For more than 20 years, artists at LEC and Georgia College have used music to connect with the community. So go out there and show your support.

OKAY. It’s time to make some head up announcements on a few events in a few weeks.

On Friday, December 3, the incredibly busy GC music department will present one of their most popular events – the 14e annual holiday concert!

The whole music department comes together for this uplifting holiday tradition – with the Max Noah Singers, Women’s Ensemble, Jazz Band, Wind Symphony, Orchestra, College Choir, Men’s Quartet, Jazz Combo and the saxophone quartet.

Goodness! Barely leaves room for a partridge in a pear tree!

Although there is no admission fee, tickets are required for this event. For free tickets go to:

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Russell Auditorium.

But that’s not all happening this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday December 4 and 5, the GMC Fine Arts program will present Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” – performed in a 1920s setting!

Now that looks cool.

As mentioned in my last Bountiful Sweep, director Amy Zipperer works with thousands of people… well, rather dozens… to present a delicious holiday treat with this unique adaptation of a classic Shakespearean comedy.

The Saturday show starts at 7 p.m. while the Sunday matinee will have Puck and Bottom starting at 2 p.m. The location is the Goldstein Center.

Tickets cost $ 5 and can be reserved in advance by going to

Our opening lyrics are taken from the Rolling Stones song “Hand of Fate” which appeared on the 1976 album “Black and Blue”.

The album received mixed reviews at best and is generally not recognized as one of the classic Rolling Stones albums. The resulting ‘hit single’, ‘Fool to Cry’ seemed to many like a bad attempt by the band to cash in on the disco market which was in its prime at the time – if you can call all that related. at the disco as “pic. “

But the album had a few good times, including the much harder rock “Hand of Fate”. And since we have performances of opera scenes under the title “Trials of Fate”, it sort of fits

Emphasize the term “sort of.”

“I am on the run, I am in prison. The hand of fate is heavy now.

Take you on the other side of the coin.

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