Free Concert Series at Saddleback College

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 12:00pm to Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:00pm

Mission Viejo, CA.   The Music Department at Saddleback College presents Concert Hour, a variety of individual and ensemble performances on Thursdays from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Fine Arts Room 101 and the McKinney Theatre.  Admission is free.

August 29th-- Indie Artist Ryan Lerman

Singer-songwriter Ryan Lerman kicks off this season’s noon concert series. Lerman has recorded, toured and performed with Ben Folds, Nataly Dawn, Jack Conte and Pomplamoose. A song from his newest CD, Pinstripes, The Sky, was recently featured on NBC’s Parenthood.

October 3rd -- Dmitry Rachmanov All-Scriabin Recital

International artist Dmitry Rachmanov performs a rare all-Scriabin program dedicated to the composer’s upcoming 100th anniversary. Don’t miss this rare appearance.michaelkaufman.jpg

November 7th--Cellist Michael Kaufmann with Brendan White
FA 101

"A fine cellist with a well-developed sense of musical characterization, Michael Kaufman plays with intensity, commitment and deep understanding," says Robert Levin, internationally renowned Mozart scholar and piano virtuoso. A recipient of numerous awards, the 25 year-old cellist has won the Cleveland Cello Society, Empire State and Alexander and Buono competitions as well as the Voices of Music Bach Competition and most recently the USC Performance and Presentation Award. Brendan White is an active musician appearing solo in ensembles and with orchestras in recital halls, churches, convention centers, schools, retirement communities, and theatres.

December 5th --Saddleback Music Students in Recital.
McKinney Theatre  

Our talented voice, instrumental, piano, and jazz students perform in recital.  Come and show your support for these aspiring musicians!

Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo, just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit. Free parking is available in Lot 12.  Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway turn left to the third traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Turn right into the campus and take the second left to Theatre Circle, turning right into Lot 12.

The Music Department has established a comprehensive program which is considered to be one of the finest in California:  a complete lower-division curriculum for transferring music majors, numerous performance groups, private and group lessons, a full concert series with faculty and guest artists, and general music courses.  The nationally-recognized faculty is dedicated to performance and to teaching in all areas such as vocal, instrumental, jazz, guitar, piano, music technology, and commercial music.  Other music classes include harmony, musicianship, composition, history, and appreciation of western art music, music business, rock, jazz, and world music.

Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit and for Fine Arts information, please visit