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The Sierra College music department will present “A Night of Art Songs and Chamber Music” featuring the Sierra College music faculty on Friday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, Room D-12, in the music building on the Sierra College Rocklin Campus, at 5000 Rocklin Road in Rocklin.

The music faculty will perform art songs and chamber works for voice, piano and flute, as well as original compositions. The recital is free and open to the public.

The Sierra College music department presents this event as part of the Spring Recital Series. Upcoming recitals will take place on May 5 and May 12 at 12:15 p.m. in room D-2 of the music building and will feature music student performances. These recital performances are free to the public, as well. However, there is a $1 parking fee on campus. Parking permits can be purchased at machines located in the campus parking lot. For more information, call the Sierra College Music Department at (916) 789-2987.



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Sierra College will offer a class in basic astronomy called “Exploring the Night Sky” at the Nevada County Campus, starting next month. Classes will be held on Fridays, April 21, and 28, and May 5, 19, and 26, from 8-10 p.m.




The class will introduce students to astronomy with an emphasis on naked eye and telescopic observation of the night sky. It will also include an elementary study of the moon, planets, stars, constellations, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies.

The class is for beginners and moderately advanced students and includes both classroom and under the sky observation. Preregistration is required. Fee for the class is $66. A planisphere is desirable not required.

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Andrew Langdon of Grass Valley and the Westminster Concert Choir of Princeton, N.J., toured eight cities from New York to California in December 2005, with Andrea Bocelli.

Langdon graduated from Westminster Choir College of Rider University with a master’s degree in vocal performance and pedagogy.

He is the son of William and Arleta Langdon of Grass Valley and the brother of Victoria Laiosa of Sacramento.

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Have an item to submit to the Learning Page? Contact staff writer Soumitro Sen via e-mail at soumitros@theunion.com, by fax at 477-4292 or by phone at 477-4229.


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