Following last year’s inaugural season, the Jefferson College Performing Arts and Cultural Enrichment (PACE) event series will return for 2013-14 with numerous presentations including comedy, film, jazz, art, dance, classical music, and magic/illusion.
Sponsored by the college’s Cultural Diversity Committee, the upcoming PACE series will include a variety of guest artists such as the United States Air Force Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble, Brandon Ridenour of the Canadian Brass, master illusionist Keith Jozsef, the Funky Butt Brass Band, the Wee Trio, and a Spring Jazz Showcase featuring Christian McBride and Peter Martin. The series will also include several student-community performances such as plays, band and choir concerts, theatre performances, and art exhibits.
“A hallmark of any great college is a vibrant arts series featuring performers and experiences that shape our perspective and offer something for everyone,” said Cultural Diversity Committee Chair and Music Assistant Professor Dr. Joel Vanderheyden. “The PACE series includes first-rate artists and performers that celebrate the human spirit, enrich our lives and broaden our understanding of the world, all while providing great entertainment.”
2013-14 PACE Series
The Improv Shop – September 5
USAF Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble – September 15*
The Wee Trio – September 24
Fall Play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” – October 10-13
Band Concert “Americana” – October 15*
Choir Concert “Masquerade Ball” – October 20*
Faculty Jazz Concert – October 24*
Fall Back Into Jazz – November 3*
Music of India with Master Sitarist Ustad Imrat Khan –November 7
United Nations Librarian Ann Fuhrman – November 15*
Grupo Atlantico Colombian Folk Dance – November 17
Children’s Theater “Jack and the Giant” – November 20-23
Choir Concert “Harvest Moon” – November 24*
Band Concert featuring Brandon Ridenour of the Canadian Brass – December 3
Student Pottery Sale – December 4-5
Jefferson College Jazz Festival Concert – December 12*
Master Illusionist Keith Jozsef – January 30
Missouri Saxophone Quartet “Music Around the World” –February 9
Spring Play – March 6-9
Band Concert “Through the Years” – March 11*
Spring Jazz Showcase featuring Christian McBride and Peter Martin – March 13
48 Hour Film Festival Screening – April 4
Choir Concert “Handel’s Messiah” parts I and II – April 6*
Student Art Show – April 28-May 9*
Backyard BBQ with the Funky Butt Brass Band – May 4
Band Concert “Summer Celebration” – May 6*
Student Pottery Sale – May 7-8
Choir Concert “Spring Fling” – May 11*
*free admission event
A PACE season pass, which includes admission to the entire season of events, is available for $25 per person general admission and $15 for students and senior citizens. Season passes can be purchased via cash, check or credit card at the cashier’s office in the Student Center on the Hillsboro campus. There are no refunds for unused cards/performances. Those who purchase a season pass will save $12-35 compared to single event admission for the entire series.
Individual event advance tickets are also available for $5 general admission, $2 students and senior citizens. All individual advance ticket purchases must be done in person at the cashier’s office Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
To view a full-color e-brochure detailing PACE performances and season pass information, visit the Jefferson College website at www.jeffco.edu/pace. Additional information about purchasing PACE season passes is also available by calling (636) 481-3123 or (636) 797-3000, ext. 3123.