By Michael Bueno & Casey DiBari – 1851 Staff
Lasell College’s Symposium concert on December 6, 7:30 p.m. in Yamawaki Auditorium will offer a wide variety of music for everyone to enjoy while also showcasing the work of several music ensembles on campus.
Lasell’s Instrumental Music Director Eric Schindler is the director for the Pop/ Rock band and the Jazz/Blues band, which are both performing at the concert. While Schindler has directed Pop/Rock for the last five years, this the first time the Jazz/ Blues band will perform at the event.
Aside from Symposium, the Pop/ Rock band members participate in other performances on campus and have performed in the Arnow Campus Center.
The Pop/Rock band will be performing contemporary pop and rock music with vocal influence while the Jazz/Blues band will be performing traditional jazz and blues music. Each group will perform a few covers of already produced music.
“What I like to do with these groups is have each student pick a song that they want the band to perform. We’ve had to cut some, but in general we’ve had every student pick one song that we’ve worked on,” Schindler said.
“It’s pretty rewarding to see all of the hard work they put in over the semester while watching them perform,” he said. “It’s always gone really well. I’ve had some of these students for a long time, so it’s great to see how they’ve grown as singers and musicians.”
The concert will also feature songs from “Heathers” and the Lasell College Chorus.