FLINT –—Flint School of Performing Arts faculty member Terrance Newman, bassist, will perform March 18, at 7 p.m. The free concert will be held in the Flint Institute of Music’s MacArthur Recital Hall; doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
A reception, generously provided by Allegro, will follow the concert. The concert is sponsored by Sheila Zorn.
“The theme of my concert is ‘The Diversity of the Bass,’ as we take a musical tour around the world,” stated Newman. “I enjoy listening to and performing a variety of styles of music and the bass is the perfect instrument for this.”
The evening’s program will explore a wide range of musical styles, including classical, Brazilian, Cuban, jazz and salsa. Joining Newman for the performance will be New York based guitarist Tony Romano, and Grand Rapids based percussionist Rob Mulligan.
Newman has been on the faculty of the FSPA as a bass instructor since 2003. He studied at the Julliard School of Music in New York City, and furthered his training through master classes with Ron Carter, Christian McBride, John Pattitucci and Ray Drumand. In addition to his position with the FSPA, Newman currently performs with Orquestra Ritmo, Groupo Aye, Armando Vega and Pepe Espinosa. As a professional musician, Newman has played at the Detroit/Montreux Jazz Festival, New York and Greenwich Village Jazz Festivals, Kassel Jazz Festival (Germany), and the Blue Note in New York City.
The FSPA faculty concert series continues through May, with free monthly concerts given across a variety of musical disciplines. The next concert in the series will be on April 22, featuring soprano Pia Broden Williams. — G.G.