The end of the semester is here, and this next week is your last chance to see what Wooster’s student groups have to offer in the world of entertainment.
Tonight starts off the weekend with three different performances. First is the Wooster Jazz ensemble’s spring concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. on Lowry Center’s Back Patio (the one by Mom’s). The theme of the concert is “A Tribute to Wes Montgomery and Jimmy Smith,” two premier American jazz musicians from the mid-late twentieth century. This concert is free and is directed by professor of music Jeffery Lindberg and jazz piano instructor Gregory Slawson. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to Freedlander Theatre.
At the same time as the Jazz Concert, WAC will host their Spring Bash in Lowry Lounge. There will be food, crafts and student performers until 10:30 p.m. tonight.
Common Grounds will also be hosting an event tonight on Gable House porch. The night starts at 9 p.m. with an open mic. Scheduled to perform are Kelly Porten ’14, Chelsea Frey ’15, This Machine Kills Fascists and members of Stop. Motion. So if you like coffee, bubbles or music, make sure you stop by Gable House tonight for their Last Hurrah.
If you still need more distractions from the stress of finals weekend, all-female a cappella group After These Messages will be performing for the last time tomorrow afternoon. As of press time, the location and time of performance were unknown, but those who want to see ATM should contact their president, Ella Chamis ’15, for more information.
Bluegrass Jam will also continue to be held in the Kauke Arch at Sunday at 9 p.m. The relaxed jam welcomes anyone interested in playing, singing or listening. It will be a great way to break from your studies.
Finally next Sunday offers two more student performances. Sunday May, 11 the seniors of the music department will be performing in Gault Recital hall for the last time. Each senior will present one or two pieces. There will be a variety of musical styles performed by a variety of instruments and voices. Finally, that night the Wooster Symphonic Orchestra will be performing their commencement concert in McGaw Chapel at 8:15 p.m.
Don’t get too bogged down by the stress of finals and the anxiety of graduation; instead, enjoy and relax this next week at some — or all — of these events.