Music

Jazz Faculty in Concert

Date: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 7:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only)
Join the Jazz Faculty to kick off the school year with a concert featuring brand new compositions by students & faculty. 


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. 

October Winds with the Saddleback Wind Ensemble

Date: 
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 7:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only)
The Saddleback College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Maestro Yorgos Kouritas, presents their first concert of the fall semester.

Saddleback Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony No. 6

Date: 
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 7:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only)
The Saddleback Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Yorgos Kouritas, presents a Beethoven classic. His masterpiece, symphony No. 6, depicts scenes of nature ranging from a serene countryside to a violent thunderstorm.

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.

Big Band Concert

Date: 
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 7:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only)
The Saddleback College Big Band plays standard works by Pat Metheny and new music by New York composer Tyler Gilmore.

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.    

Jazz Lab Ensemble

Date: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 7:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only)
The Laboratory of experimental sonic possibilities remains open for business – come see what sonic multi-cellular entities these students bring to life.

Concert Hour

Date: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
FA101
FREE Admission
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Chamber Music Concert

Date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:00am
FA103
FREE Admission
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A Feast of Lights

Date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 7:30pm
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 2:00pm & 5:00pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 2:00pm & 5:00pm
McKinney Theatre
$25 General; $20 Student/Senior (presale only)
The Saddleback College Choirs and Symphony present A Feast of Lights, which has been a holiday tradition for over 25 years! Perhaps one of the oldest traditions at Saddleback College, this year’s program will highlight both old and new holiday favorites for chorus and orchestra. Get the holiday season started off with this sparkling concert for all ages!

Wind Ensemble

Date: 
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 7:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only)
Under the direction of Yorgos Kouritas, the Saddleback College Wind Ensemble performs a full spectrum of wind ensemble music.

Chamber Music Concert

Date: 
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 11:00am
FA103
FREE Admission
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Holiday Big Band Jazz Concert

Date: 
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$15 At-the-Door; $10 Presale
This concert starts early so we can introduce children of all ages to this great American music called jazz. Playing unique arrangements of holiday 
standards, this concert includes a sing along, children on stage and a host of other surprises. Free holiday gift for the first 150 folks in the theatre!

Commercial Music Ensemble Concert

Date: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 7:30pm
Fine Arts Courtyard
FREE Admission
Saddleback students perform classic rock, folk, hip hop and original compositions.

Jazz Combos Concert

Date: 
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 7:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only)
Come listen to our combos as they display their creative cacophonous creativity as improvisers, arrangers and composers.

Jazz Faculty in Concert

Date: 
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 7:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only)
Join the Jazz Faculty as they kick off the school year. This wonderful ensemble features our entire Jazz Faculty: Jerry Pinter on tenor saxophone, Ron Stout on trumpet, Jamie Rosenn on guitar, Luther Hughes on bass, Paul Johnson on drums, Adam Bravo on piano, and Director of Jazz Studies Joey Sellers on trombone.

Matt Smith Trio

Date: 
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 7:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only)
The Matt Smith Trio is one of the newest and most notable jazz trios to hit the San Diego jazz scene. Formed in January 2013, this trio has jumped 
musical leaps & bounds to find music they are all proud of. The songs on their September 2016 release “RETROgrade,” feature compositions of each 
member that capture and captivate jazz & non-jazz audiences. These rhythmically free and melodically driven compositions highlight the very 
essence of a young trio with overwhelming maturity.

Moller-Fraticelli Guitar Duo

Date: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 7:30pm
McKinney Theater
$15 General; $12 Senior; $10 Student; Children Under 18 FREE with paying adult; 2-for-1 for Music Teachers with MTAC/CAPMT ID
Join us for this rare appearance of Möller-Fraticelli European Guitar Duo, a unique fusion of Swedish perfection and Argentinian passion. Johannes Möller’s close collaboration with the Argentinean guitarist Laura Fraticelli has resulted in a unique form of musical expression. Their emotional playing style as well as their strong connection and stage presence make their performances unforgettable events. Guitar lovers, rejoice!