Celebrate the Holidays with December Lively Arts, Theatre Arts Performances

by Adam Crugnale

Philly Guitar Summit Concert Features Jazz-Rock Pioneer Larry Coryell

Larry Coryell

Larry Coryell

Montgomery County Community College’s Lively Arts Series will host Monnette Sudler’s 4th Annual Philadelphia Guitar Summit on Saturday, Dec. 15. Tickets for the 8 p.m. concert, which features Jazz-Rock Pioneer Larry Coryell, cost $28 general admission and $12 for children under age 12. Visit www.mc3.edu/livelyarts or call 215-641-6518 for information and tickets.

The guitar summit draws from a diverse range of musical abilities and traditions found in Philadelphia and beyond. It is organized in a series of workshops that offer helpful instruction on purchasing a guitar and insightful advice on playing, tuning, proper maintenance and more; all from a variety of world-class guitar masters. This distinctive spread includes guitarists with sprightly jazz backgrounds, flamenco, blues, roots and “free” music.

This amazing opportunity for students, guitarists and music lovers in general culminates with the 8 p.m. concert put on by the Larry Coryell Trio. The group includes the well-seasoned jazz musician Coryell, from whom the trio derives its name, along with Indianapolis bassist Jonathon Wood and Chicago-based drummer Paul Wertico keeping the beat.

Coryell is considered a pioneer of rock-jazz for his role in redefining the 1960s jazz electric guitar genre. Headlining more than 60 albums over his 40 year career, Coryell is ranked among Musician magazine’s list of 100 greatest guitarists alive today.

To learn more about Larry Coryell, visit www.coryelljazz.com.

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Theatre Arts Program Presents ‘A Christmas Carol’ in Blue Bell & Pottstown

Montgomery County Community College Theatre Arts faculty member Jared Reed-Biehl will present Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, at the Central Campus and on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the West Campus.

The performance is a re-creation of the acting version of “A Christmas Carol” that Dickens, himself, created.

Tickets cost a suggested donation of $5, and all proceeds benefit the College’s Drama Club Merit Scholarship. Visit www.mc3.edu/livelyarts or call 215-641-6518 for information and tickets.

The Central Campus performance will be held in the Black Box Theater, Science Center lower level, 340 DeKalb Pike Blue Bell. The West Campus performance will be held in the South Hall Community Room, 101 College Drive, Pottstown.

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