Vocal Music

Welcome to the Choral and Vocal Music Program at Saddleback College. Students from this top-notch program continue their studies at the best universities and conservatories in the nation.

 

 

Please feel free to contact Dr. Scott Farthing with any questions.
SFarthing@Saddleback.edu

 

 


 

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Jazz Day with Jazz Singer Tierney Sutton

Date: 
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Saddleback College Big Band welcome Grammy Nominee Jazz Singer Tierney Sutton to celebrate Jazz Day at Saddleback College. Sutton is a five-time Grammy Nominee for "Best Jazz Vocal Album" as well as for arranging. She was Jazzweek Vocalist of the Year in 2005. For the past 20 years, Sutton has fronted the Tierney Sutton Band featuring pianist Christian Jacob, bassists Trey Henry and Kevin Axt and drummer Ray Brinker. They tour throughout the world and have headlined in recent years at Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl and Jazz at Lincoln Center. For 11 years, she taught in the Jazz Studies Department at the University of Southern California. In 2008, she became the Vocal Department Chair at Los Angeles Music Academy in Pasadena, California.

 

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Violin Master Class with Movses Pogossian

Date: 
Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:15pm

FA 101

FREE Admission

Native of Armenia, violinist Movses Pogossian made his American debut performing the Tchaikovsky Concerto with the Boston Pops in 1990, about which R. Dyer of the Boston Globe wrote: “There is freedom in his playing, but also taste and discipline. It was a fiery, centered, and highly musical performance…” Movses Pogossian has since performed with orchestras such as the Brandenburger Symphoniker and the Halle Philharmonic in Germany, the Sudety Philharmonic in Poland, the Tucson Symphony, the El Paso Symphony, the Scandinavian Chamber Orchestra of New York, and the Toronto Sinfonia.mpogossian.jpg

Jean Michel-Pilc, Ari Hoenig, Francois Moutin Jazz Performance

Date: 
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

CONCERT HOUR

JEAN MICHEL-PILC, ARI HOENIG, FRANCOIS MOUTIN JAZZ PERFORMANCE
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FA 101/FREE Admission

“One of the astounding jazz piano trios of the past decade.”
Don Williamson, Jazz Review
"After many years of sharing the bandstand, one thing’s sure: There’s deep chemistry between pianist Pilc, bassist Moutin and drummer Hoenig. You can hear it in the precision of the miniatures comprising the new Threedom" Jim Macnie - VILLAGE VOICE

 

Saddleback Star 2015

Date: 
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

McKinney Theatre
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Which Saddleback student will be crowned Saddleback’s own vocal star? Join us for this exciting vocal competition in which the audience chooses the winner. The second annual competition should be just as wildly fun as the first. Cell phones and cameras welcome!

 

 

Jazz Lab Ensemble

Date: 
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

JAZZ LAB ENSEMBLE

McKinney Theatre
$10 general; $7 students/seniors
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Don’t miss this great performance from our talented jazz lab ensemble.

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Wind Ensemble Performance

Date: 
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

WIND ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
McKinney Theatre
$10 general; $7 students/seniors
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Directed by Maestro Yorgos Kouritas, the Saddleback College Wind Ensemble will present this delightful concert featuring a full spectrum of Wind Ensemble sounds.

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Master Class with Violin Professor Martin Beaver

Date: 
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

MASTER CLASS WITH VIOLIN PROFESSOR MARTIN BEAVER, COLBURN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, LOS ANGELES
FA 101
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Canadian violinist Martin Beaver was First Violin of the world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet from June 2002 until its disbanding in July 2013. As such, he appeared to critical and public acclaim on the major stages of the world including New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Berliner Philharmonie, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and the Sydney Opera House. Saddleback piano students will perform.

Concerto Gala -- Catch A Rising Star

Date: 
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

CONCERTO GALA – CATCH A RISING STAR
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Winners of the 2014 Music Teachers Association of California Concerto Competition Perform

McKinney Theatre

$10 general; $7 students/seniors
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Conducted by Yorgos Kouritas, the Saddleback College Symphony Orchestra presents Saddleback students Jonah Cervantes, cello, and Ariana Espinoza, piano, winners of the 2014 Music Teachers Association of California Concerto Competition.

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Piano Recital Guest Artist

Date: 
Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

REFLECTIONS OF THE OCEAN CLASSICAL KEYBOARD SERIES
PIANO GUEST ARTIST

McKinney Theatre
$15 general; $12 seniors; $10 students; children FREE with paying adult; 2 for 1 for music teachers with MTAC/CAPMT ID
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Guest artist,  to be announced, will perform a piano recital.

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Concert Hour Opera Performance

Date: 
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

OPERA 101
FA 101

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Dr. Scott Farthing’s opera students will perform an opera to be announced.

 

 

 

 

Elixir of Love Opera

Guest Lecture by Alto Saxophonist Jacob Zimmerman

Date: 
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

GUEST LECTURE BY ALTO SAXOPHONIST & COMPOSER JACOB ZIMMERMAN

FA 103/ FREE Admission
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Alto saxophonist and composer Jacob Zimmerman is an extremely versatile and integral part of the Seattle creative-music community. As an educator, Jacob teaches private lessons in jazz improvisation and saxophone, and works as an ensemble coach for the Seattle JazzED after-school program.

Jazz Lab with Saxophonist John O'Gallagher

Date: 
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

McKinney Theatre
$10 general; $7 students/seniors

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New York jazz saxophonist John O'Gallagher is a force to be reckoned with both as a performer and as a composer." - Blogcritics.org -" a player with crisp articulation and intriguing ideas" - JazzTimes
"He is a leader in every sense of the word." - Jazz Review

"flat-out thrilling" - Cadence Magazine

"convincingly ferocious" - Downbeat

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John O'Gallagher Trio

Date: 
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

McKinney Theatre
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A performance by the John O’Gallagher Trio will delight jazz enthusiasts. Born in California, based in New York since the early 90’s, O’Gallagher has recorded extensively for discerning labels like Clean Feed and Fresh Sounds, and has been a mainstay of big bands for Maria Schneider, Kenny Wheeler and the late Joe Henderson, with whom he won a Grammy. The trio consists of John O’Gallagher – alto sax, Ronan Guifoyle – bass, and Jeff Williams – drums.

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Concert Hour -- Saddleback Students in Recital

Date: 
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

McKinney Theatre
FREE Admission
 

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Piano Master Class with Irene Peery-Fox

Date: 
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

FA 101
$10 general; $7 seniors; $5 students
 

Concert Pianist and Professor  of Piano at Brigham Young University, Irene Peery-Fox,irene_peery_fox_for_web.jpg conducts a master class. Saddleback students will perform.

A Night in Historic Harlem Student Scholarship Fundraiser

Date: 
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

A NIGHT IN HISTORIC HARLEM: Supporting Student Scholarships- Presented by the Angels for the Arts
WITH SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS

Fine Arts Courtyard
$12 general; $6 students/seniors; $15 at the door