North by Northwest Vista spring music festival

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 Illustration by Alexandra Nelipa

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A music festival to commemorate music students and faculty.

By Nathalie Mora

North by Northwest Vista is a spring music festival hosted by the music department at Northwest Vista to celebrate all the music students and faculty, music Professor Katharine Cartwright said.

The first event “Vista Faculty Jazz Ensemble” will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 13 in the recital hall in Palmetto Center for the Arts.

The ensemble is composed of faculty members from all over the district.

Illustration by Estefania B. Alonso

This is a great way for students to see their teachers outside of the classroom and doing what they love most, Cartwright said.

Proceeds from all these events will help to send a student to a meeting of the prestigious International Association of Schools of Jazz in June. These meetings are at different host schools all over the world.

“This gives students an opportunity to see and experience different places of the world,” Cartwright said.

Tickets are $8 general admission, $5 for seniors and veterans, and $3 for students.

The second event “Jack Stone Award for New Music concert” will be at 7:30 p.m. April 14 in the recital hall.

This event will have first-call New York musicians performing winning compositions by community college students.

This event is free.

A third event Student Chamber Ensemble and Concert Choir will be at 7:30 p.m. April 15 in the recital hall.

In this event, Northwest Vista’s concert choir and chamber ensemble and student soloist will be performing. Faculty members Minkyung Lee and Aaron Prado will direct the orchestra respectively.

Tickets are $4 for the public and students.

The last event Student Jazz Big Band and Small Combos is at 7:30 p.m. April 16 in the recital hall.

Cartwright will be directing the jazz ensemble in a program celebrating Black History and Women’s History Month.

Student-led jazz combos also will be part of this concert.

For more information, visit / or call 210-486-4527.


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