Debussy, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Sachse, Tchaikovsky, and Puccini; Trumpet, harp, voice, violin, piano, and flute. A bounty of beautiful music will grace the stage for the Seventh Annual Concerto and Aria Concert at the American River College (ARC) Theater.
While some might find performing exciting and some might find it stressful, all the musicians recognize the healing power of music. Most of the performers are singing or playing an instrument, but ARC also invites original compositions. Alia Martin will be premiering her work, Cogitation.
ARC is unique in allowing so many soloists to perform in one concert. Director Steven Thompson says he knows of no other community college with a similar program. Soloists come from varied backgrounds. Most are traditional college students, working toward their first degree, like Martin.