Jazz Band, Steel Pan Orchestra, Arc Iris, classical guitarist take turns in spotlight

Göran Söllscher.

Göran Söllscher.

During just a few December days, Bates College’s Olin Arts Center is home to music including jazz, steel pan, orchestral pop and — from the hands of acclaimed Swedish musician Göran Söllscher — classical guitar.

Both in 7 p.m. concerts, the Bates Jazz Band performs on Wednesday, Dec. 4, and the Bates Steel Pan Orchestra on Thursday, Dec. 5.

Both events take place at the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Admission is free but tickets are required, available at bit.ly/oacbates. For more information, please call 207-786-6135 or visit this post.

The Olin Arts Alive series presents an orchestral pop concert by Arc Iris, led by Jocie Adams, former core member of The Low Anthem, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Learn more.

Finally, guitarist Söllscher takes the Olin stage at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Learn more.

For either Arc Iris or Söllscher, tickets are $12, available at batestickets.com. A limited number of free tickets for students and seniors are available, also at bit.ly/oacbates. For more information about these two concerts, please call 207-786-6163.

Please note that a previously announced concert by pianist Frank Glazer, scheduled for Dec. 6, has been postponed until early 2014.

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