Member News: FLCC Is Hosting Ryan Kovar, a Rochester Illustrator & Animator and Five Days, Five Concerts!

Five Days, Five Concerts: Dec. 9-13

The College will host the annual Winter Concert on Friday, Dec. 9, two Finger Lakes Camerata Holiday Concerts on Dec. 10-11, and Jazz Ensemble concerts on Dec. 12-13. All events are free and take place in the main campus auditorium, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua.


The Dec. 9 Winter Concert begins at 7 p.m. The College Singers will perform carols such as “Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella” and “The Holy and the Ivy.” The choral group will also perform two movements from Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” “What Sweeter Music” by John Rutter and “Autumn Leaves” by Joseph Cosma. 

Ines Draskovic, professor of music, directs the College Singers with accompaniment by adjunct instructor Hae-Yeun Jeun.

The percussion ensemble, directed by adjunct instructor Phil Lake, will perform “Bound For Marakesh” by Chris Brooks and “Puzzle Pieces” by Josh Gottri, arranged by Phil Lake.

The full program is available at


The Saturday, Dec. 10 Finger Lakes Chorale concert begins at 7 p.m. The Sunday, Dec. 11 matinee begins at 3 p.m. While entry is free, an offering is taken for the A. John Walker scholarship fund for FLCC music and music recording students.

Selections include “I Dream a World” by Rosephanye Powell, “A Clare Benediction” by John Rutter, three movements from “Magnificat” by John Rutter, and “Moaz Tzur” by Karen Rymal. The full program is available at

The Finger Lakes Chorale is directed by Ines Draskovic, professor of music, with accompaniment by adjunct instructor Hae-Yeun Jeun.


Students and faculty will give a series of end-of-semester jazz performances over two nights on Monday, Dec. 12 and Tuesday, Dec. 13. The concerts begin at 7 p.m. each night. 

On Dec. 12, Geoff Smith, professor of music, directs a jazz ensemble in the following pieces: “Adams Apple,” “Speak No Evil,” and “Beauty and the Beast” all by Wayne Shorter, and “Tell me a Bedtime Story” by Herbie Hancock.

On Dec. 13, adjunct instructor Dylon Walbridge directs performers in 

“London Blues” by Brad Mehldau, “Afro Blue” by Robert Glasper, “Slick I’s” by Glenn French, “Into The Night” by Angelo Badalamenti and “Time Moves Slow” by Badbadnotgood.

Also on Dec. 13, adjunct instructor Leo Medler leads an ensemble in “Mercy Mercy Mercy” by Joe Zawinul and “Black Orpheus” by Luis Bonfa.

The Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34 at the FLCC main campus is hosting an exhibit by Ryan Kovar, a Rochester illustrator and animator. 

Kovar, who said he tries to “embrace the strange, unusual and absurd when creating” is a 2012 FLCC graphic design graduate. He completed a bachelor’s in fine arts in film and animation at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2016. 

The gallery will host a talk by Kovar on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 3 p.m. and a reception from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The gallery is on the first floor of the main campus at 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. Both events are free and open to the public.

Kovar illustrated the children’s book “Wildly Perfect,” published in 2021 and is currently writing and illustrating his own children’s book. See more of Kovar’s work at and on Instagram: @kovarcreations. 

Community Art for Ages 7 & Up

ArtSpace36, the College’s downtown Canandaigua gallery, hosts the Create + Connect series in cooperation with the Community Support Center.

Create + Connect is an opportunity for residents ages 7 and up to create art in an informal environment. Events are held twice each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m., once in person and once on Zoom. The schedule for December: