Concerts Presented by Convocation & Arts Committee at Benedictine College

Concerts Presented by Convocation & Arts Committee at Benedictine College

Monday, November 17, 2014

Benedictine College will present two free concerts in the next week that will appeal to a variety of tastes. The Benedictine College Convocation & Arts Committee is pleased to present the folk band Judah & the Lion on Friday, followed by renowned pianist Robert Fleitz on Monday. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

Judah & the Lion will be on campus on Friday, Nov. 21, at 9 p.m. in O’Malley-McAllister Auditorium. The group, from Nashville, has found sudden success with its first album, Sweet Tennessee.  Judah Akers, Brian Macdonald and Nate Zuercher make up the band and bring their various backgrounds of soul, rock and pop to create the unique sound of the group. Through it all, there is also the nostalgic twang of bluegrass, country and traditional folk music. Jacqui Trecco, a Benedictine student who is already finding success as a singer songwriter, will open for the group. The concert is co-sponsored by the Benedictine College Student Ambassadors.

On Monday, Nov. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in O’Malley-McAllister Auditorium, internationally renowned pianist Robert Fleitz will perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Schoumann, Sessions and Griffey.  Fleitz, who began studying piano at the age of four, has performed with the New Julliard Ensemble and AXIOM, another Julliard contemporary music ensemble. He also has played with the Tampa Bay Symphony, the Harrison Symphony Orchestra and the Imperial Symphony Orchestra. In 2008 he won first place in piano at young artist competition of the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park. The concert is co-sponsored by the Benedictine College Department of Music.

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas.  The school is proud to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report as well as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide.  It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging.  It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.