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The Colby Wind and Jazz Ensembles, under the direction of Eric Thomas, will each present a concert during the month of April at Colby College in Waterville. The Colby Wind Ensemble will perform on Saturday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m., and the Colby Jazz Ensemble will perform on Friday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. Both concerts will be held in Lorimer Chapel and are open to the public free of charge.

On Saturday, April 14, the Wind Ensemble will present a concert titled “Forgotten Forest, Desecration and Redemption.” The performance, a celebration of the Earth, will include Frank Tichelli’s Gaian Visions. The piece is a tribute to the ancient Greek Earth goddess Gaia and the Gaian hypothesis that Earth is a living organism capable of annihilating anything it perceives as a threat.

On Friday, April 20, the Jazz Ensemble will give its annual spring concert, featuring saxophone, trumpet, percussion and guitar solo artists. “Hot Soloists” will include pieces from Dixieland tunes through modern jazz.

The Colby Jazz Ensemble features student performers, and the Colby Wind Ensemble includes student, faculty and staff musicians. For more information on these two concerts and other Music at Colby events contact Diane Kadyk at 207-872-3236.