UTICA — The B Sharp Musical Club will present its annual Scholarship Benefit Concert “A Little Classical, A Little Jazz” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee St.

The concert will feature 22-year-old French-American lyric coloratura Solene Le Van in a program ranging from operatic arias to jazz violin and voice selections. Le Van has been invited to perform nationally and internationally, notably at Carnegie Hall and in Luxembourg under the patronage of the US embassy. Her artistic activities include orchestra appearances as a two-time winner of the Princeton Concerto Competition and with the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, the Young Musicians Foundation Orchestra, the American Handel Society, and the Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra of Spain under the baton of José Serebrier. As a jazz musician, she headlined the 26th International Jazz Festival in Munster (France) and performed with jazz legends Shep Shepherd and Bobby Bruce. Le Van received first class honors with distinction (voice/violin) from the Royal College of Music and was accepted into Princeton at age 15.

Le Van will be accompanied by Sar-Shalom Strong for the classical portion, performing a classical duet with Jon Frederic West, and Rick Montalbano for the jazz selections. Also performing are “Doctuh” Mike Woods and several students.

Pianist Sar-Shalom Strong performs extensively as both a soloist and a collaborative musician. He is core pianist for The Society for New Music and on the faculty at Hamilton College.

Montalbano, a pianist, organist, composer and arranger, has performed with a long list of jazz greats. He currently plays solo piano at The Savoy in Rome, and performs with bands at the Turning Stone Resort Casino. He teaches jazz piano at Colgate University, Hamilton College and Syracuse University and is the assistant director of the Central New York Jazz Orchestra.

Woods and students will perform several jazz standards as well as one original tune. Woods is the Leonard C. Ferguson Professor of Music and is the Director of Jazz Studies at Hamilton College. As a composer, Woods was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. His compositions have been performed by the Albany Symphony, the Pittsburgh New Music and many others.

Admission is $15 for B Sharp members and $20 for nonmembers.

All proceeds will benefit the B Sharp Scholarship Fund, which awards nearly $5,000 in scholarships to talented young musicians in Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties.

To make a donation to support the B Sharp Scholarship Fund, visit www.bsharpmusic.org.