SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College will host a presentation on “Kang Ding Love Song: An East-West Collaboration for Jazz Orchestra,” on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the arts center concert hall.

Dr. Eric Richards, Sheridan College’s director of bands and jazz studies, will discuss the compositional process behind the piece, which was commissioned for the Shanghai Conservatory of Music Orchestra. The presentation is free to the public, and refreshments will be served following the lecture.

Richards currently serves as music director of the Sheridan Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo and leads program initiatives in recruiting, outreach and curriculum development. 

For additional information about this and other upcoming events at the Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College, see www.whitneyarts.org.