Guest Artists

Reflections of the Ocean Classical Keyboard Series - Master Class with Concert Pianist Alison Edwards

Date: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 2:30pm

McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Senior (presale only); $5 Student (presale only); Children Under 18 FREE with paying adult; 2-for-1 for music teachers with MTAC/CAPMT ID
Pianist Alison Edwards leads the nationally recognized Piano Pedagogy Program at Cal State Fullerton. An exciting soloist and chamber musician, she has been featured in concerto performances with several orchestras including the Peninsula Symphony, the Marina del Rey/Westchester Symphony, the Brentwood Symphony and the Rio Hondo Symphony.  Edwards was first prize winner in the Carmel Music Society Competition. Her playing has been described as “alternating strength and delicacy, playing with incredible fluency... a truly thrilling performance” (Sunday Peninsula Herald).

Concert Hour - Clarinet Recital Feat. Josh Ranz

Date: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 2:00pm

FA 101
Free Admission
Hailed in the LA Times as offering a “stunning rendition” of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto, and an “exciting” version of the Copland Clarinet Concerto, Joshua Ranz is principal clarinet of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He has also served as principal clarinet of the New West Symphony since Sept., 2013 and acting principal clarinet of the Pacific Symphony since June, 2014.

Jazz Lab with Composer/Saxophonist Danny Janklow

Date: 
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 7:30pm

McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only)
Los Angeles-based saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, educator, producer & composer Danny Janklow is quickly gaining international recognition
for his soulful and innovative musical voice. On October 2nd, he joins the Jazz Lab to play some of his original works and standard classics. 

David Ambrosio/Russ Meissner Quartet

Date: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 7:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only)
NYC Veteran bassist David Ambrosio teams up with his long time musical compatriot of over 20 years, Russ Meissner, to form this stellar group 
featuring the amazing multi-instrumentalist Matt Renzi, and subtly masterful pianist Leonard Thompson. This music represents decades of incredible 
music making and history between these internationally renowned musicians.

Concert Hour - Algonquin Quartet West

Date: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 2:00pm
FA101
Free Admission
Interpreting the music of Bartok, Coltrane, Monk, Albrechstsberger, Jelly Roll Morton, the poetry of Bukowski and others necessarily makes for a 
unique experience. That the concocters of such variety are four trombonists only spices up the soup. Join Alex Iles, Scott Whitfield, Joey Sellers, and 
bass trombonist George Thatcher as they redefine chamber music and raise the roof.

Reflections of the Ocean Classical Keyboard Series - Master Class with Concert Pianist Sarkis Baltaian

Date: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Senior (presale only); $5 Student (presale only); Children Under 18 FREE with paying adult; 2-for-1 for music teachers with MTAC/CAPMT ID
Dr. Sarkis Baltaian has gained an international reputation as a concert pianist, chamber musician, recording artist and pedagogue. He has been praised by critics for his “beautiful tone and ability to project even the most delicate pianissimos” and compared to George Gershwin and Oscar Levant for his performance of Gershwin’s Concerto in F. Dr. Baltaian made his Carnegie Hall Debut in 1999 and has performed extensively both as recitalist and concerto soloist with major orchestras throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Day of the Dead Steamroller Printmaking Event

Date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
Theatre Circle
Free Admission
Join us for this fun outdoor event at the top of Theatre Circle in front of the Fine Arts complex, as students create amazing art with the help of an industrial steamroller! Food and drink will be for sale as well as Dia de Los Muertos themed art and printed t-shirts.

Jazz Guest Artist System VI

Date: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 7:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only)
This exciting Latin Jazz ensemble began as the ghost band for Francisco Aguabella. Now the ensemble features music by British expat Benn 
Clatworthy, Bolivian stowaway Yayo Morales, and award-winning composer Joey Sellers.

Reflections of the Ocean Classical Keyboard Series - Master Class with Concert Pianist Andrew Park

Date: 
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 2:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Senior (presale only); $5 Student (presale only); Children Under 18 FREE with paying adult; 2-for-1 for music teachers with MTAC/CAPMT ID
Dr. Park is a renowned Korean-American solo pianist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. Dr. Park is a devoted performer of chamber music. He travels around to play chamber music with his own group, the Park Trio. Dr. Park has given masterclasses and lectures in Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and the U.S.. and he has performed in venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, La Mirada Theatre, The Nixon Library, UCLA Concert Hall, and many others.    

Laguna Ballet's The Nutcracker

Date: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:00pm
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:00pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 1:00pm & 6:00pm
McKinney Theatre
$26 General; $24 Student/Senior (presale only); $22 Children 12 & Under (presale only)
The holidays just wouldn’t be complete without joining Clara to experience the enchanting Nutcracker Ballet, presented by the Laguna Ballet in its sixth season at Saddleback College. Over 75 Orange County students come together each year under the direction of Artistic Director, Shery Gilbert, to present this full-length Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky’s most famous composition and the most popular ballet in the world.