Valencia’s Music Faculty, Students Present Two Free Fall Concerts

From opera to heavy metal and alternative rock, Valencia’s music faculty and students are offering two free concerts this fall that will take audience members from classical music of the Renaissance to the sounds of the present.

The first of the free concerts will be held on Friday, Oct. 24, when Valencia’s music faculty presents a recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Building 3 atrium at Valencia College’s East Campus.

Faculty members Alan Gerber and Carla Delvillaggio (who is well known for her Barbra Streisand tribute act) will be performing works from the operatic and art song repertoire. Fang Brill, Jon Territo and Carlos Velez will perform instrumental solo and small ensemble works featuring violin, French horn, and flute.

Troy Gifford, program director, will play some original guitar works, and will feature a new work written for piano, performed by pianist Juan Tobon. Featured works will be accompanied by pianist Julian Bond. Works span the centuries from the Renaissance to contemporary.

On Thursday, Oct. 30, audience members can switch gears – and centuries – and head to the House Band Concert to listen as Valencia’s student musicians perform modern hits, from Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” to Pearl Jam’s “The Fixer.”

The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Valencia’s Black Box Theater, a theater in the round, where the concert will be accompanied by lighting and visual effects. The Black Box Theater is located in Building 3.

Both concerts will be held on Valencia’s East Campus, 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando. The concerts are free and open to the public. For more information about the concerts, please call 407-582-2498.