Music

Tianshu Wang Piano Recital

Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
HINESE-AMERICAN PIANO VIRTUOSO TIANSHU WANG PERFORMS CLASSICAL AND ROMANTIC FAVORITES
FA 101
$15 general Presale: $12 seniors; $10 students; (presale only) children FREE with paying adult; 2 for 1 for music teachers with MTAC/CAPMT ID

Tianshu Wang, Professor and Chair of Piano at Capital University will perform a program of classical and romantic favorites. Wang is a superbly talented pianist, who plays with prodigious technique and eloquent phrasing.

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Jazz Lab with Trumpet Player Kye Palmer

Date: 
Monday, October 3, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 general; $7 students/seniors (presale only)

Kye Palmer is a trumpet player who is a Los Angeles studio musician, most notable as a former member of The Tonight Show Band from 2006 to 2009. He was there for the last part of Kevin Eubanks tenure with Jay Leno’s Tonight Show. 


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Mini Concert/Master Class with Laubrock/Rainy

Date: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
FA 103
FREE Admission

Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tom rainey are celebrating the release of their second duo recording “Buoyancy” (Relative Pitch Records) by touring the West Coast. Their experiences of playing original compositions, free improvisations, and even standard songs inform this intimate setting of improvised duets.
 

Musical Theatre Students Present the Music of Goldrich and Heisler

Date: 
Friday, October 7, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
FA 103
$15 general; $10 students/seniors

From the writing time who brought you Taylor the Latte Boy and The Girl from 14g, students from the Musical Theatre program present an evening of great cabaret songs to raise money for the 2017 Summer of Theatre scholarship fund.

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October Winds

Date: 
Friday, October 7, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

McKinney Theatre
$10 general; $7 students/seniors (presale only)

The Saddleback College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Maestro Yorgos Kouritas, presents their first concert of the fall semester.

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Master Class with Cellist Michael Kaufman

Date: 
Saturday, October 8, 2016 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

FA 103
FREE Admission

Cellist Michael Kaufman will present a Master Class to saddleback students. 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 twenty-five-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. 

Micheal Kaufman

Saddleback Symphony Orchestra

Date: 
Saturday, October 8, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

McKinney Theatre
$10 general; $7 students/seniors (presale only)


The Saddleback Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Yorgos Kouritas, presents a program that will brighten the new season.

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With Liberty and Justice for All--Songs of Freedom

Date: 
Sunday, October 9, 2016 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

McKinney Theatre 
$15 general Presale: $12 students/seniors (presale only)


Conducted by Dr. Scott Farthing, with pianists Catherine Tibbitts and Pennie Foster, the Saddleback College Community Chorale and College Choir perform songs of freedom.

Songs of Freedom

Saddleback Big Band Concert

Date: 
Friday, October 14, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 general; $7 students/seniors (presale only)

This concert features original music (many world premieres) and arrangements by Gaucho alumni Craig Cammell and West Coast premiers by NY composer/trombonist Curtis Hasslebring.

Love Italian Style with Saddleback Opera Students

Date: 
Friday, October 14, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
FA 101
$15 general; $10 student/seniors

Our fantastic applied voice students, under the direction of Dr. Scott Farthing, present a concert of Italian art songs and arias about a universal subject—Amor! The concert proceeds will benefit Opera 101 for student opera productions at Saddleback College.
 

John Mortensen Piano Recital

Date: 
Sunday, October 16, 2016 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm
McKinney Theatre
$15 general Presale: $12 seniors; $10 students; (presale only) children FREE with paying adult; 2 for 1 for music teachers with MTAC/CAPMT ID

A classical and jazz pianist and professor of music, John Mortensen will perform selections from Rachmaninoff’s preludes followed by improvisations on classical and jazz themes.
 
 

Sondheim Sung by Students Soberly Seeking Solemnity Singing

Date: 
Friday, November 4, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
FA 101
$15 general; $10 students/seniors (presale only)

No one can craft a lyric with a melody like the great Stephen Sondheim! The Musical Theatre students present a concert featuring some of the favorite songs of Mr. Sondheim. The concert proceeds benefit the 2017 Summer of Theatre scholarship fund.
 

Matt Slocum Trio

Date: 
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 general; Presale: $7 students/seniors (presale only)

Matt Slocum New York Trio features Steve Cotter on guitar, Matt Slocum on drums, and Dayna Stephens on saxophone. Slocum is an award-winning New York drummer and composer who is quickly emerging as one of the leading jazz artists of his generation. Slocum is a graduate from the Thorton School of Music at USC and has been featured at many of the top jazz venues and festivals in the US and internationally. 
"He's a great drummer, Slocum, with splendid timing, dynamics and ideas. He's a master of the current sense of swing."
- LA Weekly
 

Mike Baggetta Trio

Date: 
Thursday, November 10, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
CONCERT HOUR
MIKE BAGGETTA NEW YORK TRIO

McKinney Theatre / FREE Admission
Mike Baggetta Trio perform brand new spontaneous music, created just for you, from guitarist Mike Baggetta with pianist, Matt Mitchell, and drummer, Billy Mintz.

The Art of Music...and the Music of Art

Date: 
Sunday, November 13, 2016 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm
REFLECTIONS OF THE OCEAN CLASSICAL KEYBOARD SERIES
THE ART OF MUSIC AND THE MUSIC OF ART WITH CONCERT PIANIST JENNIFER HAYGHE
$15 general Presale: $12 seniors; $10 students; (presale only) children FREE with paying adult; 2 for 1 for music teachers with MTAC/CAPMT ID

This multimedia presentation will show how music has inspired art. Music by Bach, Granados, Debussy and  Mussorgsky (Pictures at an Exhibition). Art by Paul Klee, Francisco Goya, Jean-Antoine Watteau, and Michele Tremaine. Jennifer Hayge has won every award possible for a Juilliard pianist to receive, resulting in her New York City debut at Alice Tully Hall. The artist has performed throughout the United States and the world to a critical acclaim. Dr. Hayghe is on faculty at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
 

Master Class with Concert Violinist Iryna Krechkovsky

Date: 
Friday, November 18, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
FA101
FREE Admission

Saddleback violin students will receive a master class from Canadian violinist Iryna Krechkovsky, who is currently artist in resident at UCI. She is a prize-winning violinist with an international career in solo, chamber, and orchestral performances. 
 

A Concert of Thanksgiving

Date: 
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
(Featuring ensembles from the Music Department)
McKinney Theatre
FREE Admission (donations accepted to benefit Mary’s Kitchen)

This yearly concert features ensembles from the Music Department. The concert is free with a free-will offering to benefit Mary’s Kitchen, a non-profit program that feed our disadvantaged community.


THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

Jazz Lab Ensemble

Date: 
Monday, November 28, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 general; Presale: $7 students/seniors (presale only)

The Jazz Lab Ensemble dons their laboratory jackets and dissects the music of Hangarian composer Bela Bartok and Thelonious Monk.
 

Commercial Music Ensemble Concert

Date: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Fine Arts Courtyard
FREE Admission

Saddleback students perform classic rock, pop, soul, hip hop, funk and original compositions.
 

Chamber Music Concert

Date: 
Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
FA 103
FREE Admission

Saddleback chamber music students will perform.
 

A Feast of Lights

Date: 
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 2:00pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 2:00pm
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE CHOIRS AND SADDLEBACK COLLEGE SYMPHONY
McKinney Theatre
At-the-door: $20 general Presale: $15 students/seniors

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! 
 

Dr. Kirill Gliadkovsky Piano Recital

Date: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
REFLECTIONS OF THE OCEAN CLASSICAL KEYBOARD SERIES
A PROGRAM OF ROMANTIC COMPOSERS PERFORMED BY DR. KIRILL GLIADKOVSKY
FA 101
$15 general; $12 seniors; $10 students; (presale only) children FREE with paying adult; 2 for 1 for music teachers with MTAC/CAPMT ID
Our own Dr. Kirill Gliadkovsky performs a program of great romantic composers including Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy, Impromptus, Songs Transcriptions and Liszt’s Sonata in B Minor and other masterpieces.

Saddleback Students in Recital

Date: 
Thursday, December 8, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
CONCERT HOUR
SADDLEBACK STUDENTS IN RECITAL
McKinney Theatre
FREE Admission

Voice, instrumental, piano, and jazz students perform in recital. Come see why Music at Saddleback College is so highly regarded – its our very talented students!
 

Wind Ensemble Concert

Date: 
Thursday, December 8, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 general Presale: $7 students/seniors (presale only)

Directed by Maestro Yorgos Kouritas, the Saddleback College Wind Ensemble will present this delightful concert featuring a full spectrum of wind ensemble music.
 

Chamber Music Concert

Date: 
Friday, December 9, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
FA 103
FREE

Saddleback chamber music students will perform.
 

A Classical Holiday

Date: 
Friday, December 9, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
FA 101
$15 general; $10 students/seniors (presale)

Hear the Saddleback Applied Voice students present holiday songs from around the world! Proceeds from this concert will benefit the Opera 101 program for student opera productions at Saddleback College.
 

Piano Ensemble Recital

Date: 
Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
FA 101
FREE

Our talented Saddleback piano students perform music for 2-4-6-8 hands for 1-2 pianos by classical, romantic, and contemporary composers and holiday season’s favorites.
 

Holiday Big Band Jazz Concert

Date: 
Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
McKinney Theatre
$15 general; $10 (presale)

Conducted by Joey Sellers, this special holiday concert starts early so you can bring the kids!  A fun concert that features unique arrangements of Holiday favorites, and it’s a great opportunity to introduce youngsters to this great American music called Jazz. This lively concert for the whole family features a sing-along, some humor, and a special gift for the first 150 folks in the theatre.
 

Saddleback Jazz Combos Concert

Date: 
Friday, December 9, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
$10 general; $7 students/seniors (presale only)
Saddleback College’s eight Jazz Combos bring their jazz creativity with standards and original student compositions.