Guest Artists

Jazz Day with Ingrid Jensen

Date: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

McKinney Theatre

General $15; Students & Seniors $10 (presale only)

Born in Vancouver and raised in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Ingrid Jensen has been hailed as one of the most gifted trumpeters of her generation. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 1989, she went on to record three highly acclaimed CDs for the ENJA record label, soon becoming one of the most in-demand trumpet players on the global jazz scene.

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Musician Ingrid Jensen poses with her trumpet.

Dragon Sellers

Date: 
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 7:30pm

Studio Theatre

$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE

An experimental evening of fun and jazz.  Comprised of Joey Sellers and LA trombonist/composer Ryan Dragon, this trombone duo's performances include audience participation, balloons, the poetry of Bukowski, a necessarily abridged version of Barber's Adagio for Strings, instrument deconstruction, and other unmentionable surprises.

Joey Sellers and Ryan Dragon pose next to a large sculpture of a woman's torso.

 

Take 3 Piano Trio

Date: 
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 2:30pm

McKinney Theatre

$15 General; $12 Senior (presale only); $10 Student (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE; 2-for-1 for music teachers with MTAC/CAPMT ID

The McKinney Theatre welcomes Take 3, a dynamic and invigorating trio featuring Susan Boettger (piano), Lindsay Deutsch (violin) and Lila Yang (cello). Together they bring tremendous energy and experience to a program ranging from classics to Pirates of the Caribbean.

The Take 3 Piano Trio

 

Concert Hour - Michael Carrera (Cello) & Chris Durrenberger (Piano)

Date: 
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 2:00pm

Fine Arts 101

FREE Admission

Guest Artists Michael Carrera and Chris Durrenberger perform classic sonatas for piano and cello by Brahms, Barber and Debussy. Chris Durrenberger commenced his piano studies at the age of five.  After making his orchestral debut there at age twelve, he went on to receive a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Souther California. Solo, concerto and collaborative piano engagements have taken him across North America, North Africa and Asia. Cellist Michael Carrera has performed in some of the world’s greatest concert halls as a chamber musician, concert soloist, and recitalist. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2001 to great critical acclaim. 

Pianist Chris Durrenberger

Concert Hour - Francois Moutin & Kavita Shah

Date: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 2:00pm

Fine Arts 103

FREE Admission

This unique duo embraces spontaneity, virtuosity and lyricism. Francois Moutin was born in Paris and received a doctorate in physics at the age of 24 before choosing to become a professional musician. The bassist and composer has since toured in over 30 countries around the world. Shah studied languages and literature at Harvard University before pursuing a Master's in jazz at Manhattan School of Music. Hailed by NPR for her “amazing dexterity for musical languages,” Shah regularly tours in Europe and the United States at venues such as the Park Avenue Armory and the Kennedy Center.

Guest artists Francois Moutin and Kavita Shah

 

Master Class with Josh Ranz (Clarinet)

Date: 
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:00pm

Fine Arts 103

FREE Admission

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.

Josh Ranz performs on a clarinet

 

Daniel Rosenboom Ensemble

Date: 
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 7:30pm

McKinney Theatre

$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE

The Daniel Rosenboom Quintet is an electrifying ensemble that brings together some of the Los Angeles creative music scene's most distinctive instrumental voices. The quintet seamlessly blends elements of jazz, progressive and experimental rock, electronic music, blues, grunge, and contemporary classical music into an unprecedented sound that is fiery, grooving, intelligent and exciting. The band rocks hard, but flies with the freedom of inspired jazz. The sound is fresh yet grounded, and for all its brazen metal edge, this is joyous music.

The Daniel Rosenboom Ensemble stand outdoors near a brick building.