All Arts Events

Buy Tickets Online NowThe Saddleback College Fine Arts and Media Technology Department hosts many vibrant events throughout the year in the performing arts and studio arts. Tickets for the spring 2018 season are now for-sale online and in person at the ticket office.

Ticket Office
(949) 582-4656
Hours are Tues-Fri, Noon-4pm.

Location
Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at our beautiful Saddleback College campus, located at 28000 Marguerite Parkway Mission Viejo, CA. 92691 (one block east of the I-5 freeway at the Avery Pkwy. exit).

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Upcoming Arts Events

  • Image of jazz players
    January 28, 2019 - 7:30pm
    Come join the jazz faculty as they launch the Spring semester with a celebration of original material and jazz standards. The concert features Ron Stout, Jerry Pinter, Jamie Rosenn, Adam Bravo, Luther Hughes, Paul Johnson, and Director Joey...
  • Scott Farthing conducting
    February 1, 2019 - 7:30pm
    Sing Along With Scott Farthing and Saddleback College vocalists!

    McKinney Theatre

    $10 general; $7 students/seniors (presale only)
  • Student Throwing on the Potters Wheel
    February 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to February 6, 2019 - 1:00pm
    The Department of Fine Arts is delighted to welcome ceramic artist and studio owner Emily Free Wilson to Saddleback College for two lectures:

    Feb. 5, Noon - 1 p.m. "Artist Talk"

    Feb. 6, Noon - 1 p.m. "Professional Practices - Making...
  • Treble Clef
    February 10, 2019 - 2:30pm
    REFLECTIONS OF THE OCEAN CLASSICAL KEYBOARD SERIES

    Piano Masterclass/Recital

    Special Guest Artist To Be Announced

    FA 101/McKinney Theatre

    $15 general; $12 Seniors/$10 Students (presale only); children under 18 FREE with paying adult; 2 for 1...
  • Kei Akagi at the piano
    February 11, 2019 - 7:30pm
    Get your Jazz on!

    Japanese-American jazz pianist Kei Akagi has been a mainstay of the international jazz world for over two decades. Featuring original music and high-energy interaction, this trio thrills! The legendary Kei Akagi has...
  • Ceramic dish and pie
    February 20, 2019 - 10:30am to 2:00pm
    Have your cake -- on a hand-crafted plate -- and eat it, too! It's a sweet deal when Saddleback College Fine Arts and Culinary Arts students team up to showcase their tasteful and tasty talents on the Saddleback Quad. 

    FREE admission
  • Professor Neil Varon
    February 21, 2019 - 2:00pm
    Hear esteemed guest lecturer Professor Neil Varon, Professor of Conducting & Ensembles, Eastman School of Music, speak to Saddleback College Applied Music students and faculty.

    FA 101

    Free Admission
  • February 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Grammy-nominated composer/trumpeter John Daversa brings his creative juice to Saddleback College’s Spring 2019 Jazz Day before taking the McKinney Stage on Saturday evening. This concert features music from his most recent recording...
  • Saddleback College speech team members
    March 1, 2019 - 5:00pm
    Saddleback College's Speech Team "talks the talk" as they showcase their award-winning forensics skills. 

    McKinney Theatre

    $10 at the door; $7 (presale only)
  • Arunesh Nadgir, pianist
    March 2, 2019 - 4:30pm
    REFLECTIONS OF THE OCEAN CLASSICAL KEYBOARD SERIES

    Praised for his passionate, sensitive, and thoughtful musical style, pianist Arunesh Nadgir has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia....
  • Arunesh Nadgir at the piano
    March 3, 2019 - 2:30pm
    REFLECTIONS OF THE OCEAN CLASSICAL KEYBOARD SERIES

    Praised for his passionate, sensitive, and thoughtful musical style, pianist Arunesh Nadgir has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia....
  • Jon Hatamiya blowing the trombone
    March 4, 2019 - 7:30pm
    Trombonist Jon Hatamiya, fresh from his studies at the world-renowned Monk Institute of Jazz, owns the room in this Spring Jazz Lab Ensemble Concert. Hatamiya is rapidly making a name for himself -- from coast to coast -- as both a musician and...
  • Jazz trombonists
    March 8, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Come party and dance with the Saddleback College Big Band as they recreate authentic Swing Era music from the 1930s through the 1950s under the swingin' direction of Joey Sellers in this special showcase event. Drinks and refreshments...
  • Lara Solnicki photo
    March 11, 2019 - 7:30pm
    Jazz Vocalist Lara Solnicki brings her unique treatement of standard material to us along with one of the most highly regarded pianists on the West Coast, Jeremy Siskind

    Honored as a "world class jazz singer" for her "...
  • wind ensemble with Georgios Kouritas
    March 15, 2019 - 7:30pm
    Experience the Saddleback College Wind Ensemble in concert under the direction of Georgios Kouritos.

    McKinney Theatre

    $15 general

    $10 students/seniors (presale only
  • Chamber Singers with Scott Farthing
    March 16, 2019 - 7:30pm
    Saddleback College Chamber Orchestra and Chorale students present a concert featuring classical works by renowned composers Mozart, Bach, Mendelssohn, and Haydn. 

    LRC Lobby (Saddleback College Library)

    FREE Admission
  • treble clef
    March 16, 2019 - 7:30pm
    Celebrate the coming of springtime with a concert by the Saddleback College Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Georgios Kouritas.

    McKinney Theatre

    $15 general; $10 students/seniors (presale only)
  • Forest Scene
    April 5, 2019 - 7:30pm to April 14, 2019 - 2:30pm
    Your favorite fairy tale characters go rogue in this fantastical musical adaptation by the incomparable Stephen Sondheim. 
    Directed by Scott Farthing.

    Opening night is Friday, April 5 and shows continue through Sunday, April 14.

    Fridays,...
  • Sculptor
    April 15, 2019 - 9:00am to May 15, 2019 - 9:00pm
    Come to the Gallery in the Fine Arts Complex to view works created by Saddleback College students. The exhibit is open during regular Gallery hours.

    FREE Admission
  • Dancers
    April 18, 2019 - 7:30pm to April 20, 2019 - 7:30pm
    The Dance Department presents

    DANCE COLLECTIVE 2019
    Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, April 18, 19 & 20

    All shows are at 7:30 p.m.
    McKinney Theatre
    $15 at-the-door; $12 (presale only)
  • Film reel and projector
    April 20, 2019 - 8:00am to May 2, 2019 - 8:00pm
    Saddleback College joins the Film Showcase at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

    Visit: http://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com for information and show times.
  • Saddleback College Jazz Instructor Joey Sellers
    April 22, 2019 - 7:30pm
    Come join the Jazz Lab Ensemble as they experiment with the music of intergalactic traveler Sun Ra, and perform other creative music.

    McKinney Theatre
    $10 general; $7 students/seniors (presale only)
  • Jazz combo photo by Vince Neale
    April 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Saddleback College's BIG BAND, under the direction of Joey Sellers, gets together once again for a Friday night of Jazz favorites along with some world premieres in the final concert of the Spring semester.

    McKinney Theatre

    $10 General; $7...
  • April 26, 2019 - 7:30pm to May 5, 2019 - 7:30pm
    by Bert C. Royal

    Trevor Biship-Gillespie directs this ribald and darkly comic contemporary update of everyone’s favorite cartoon characters as teenagers. Good Grief!

    This production is recommended for audiences 15 years of age and older....
  • Professor Kirill Gliadkovsky
    April 27, 2019 - 4:00pm
    REFLECTIONS OF THE OCEAN CLASSICAL KEYBOARD SERIES
    Piano Show

    McKinney Theatre
    $20 general; $15 seniors/$10 students (presale only)

    Children under 18 FREE with paying adult; 2 for 1 for music teachers with MTAC/CAPMT ID
  • Jazz combo photo by Vince Neale
    April 29, 2019 - 7:30pm
    Come see what Saddleback College's eight different jazz combos have been working on this semester. Featuring standard American jazz and originals by our students, this creative enterprise is always a fun way to end the semester. Join the fun!...
  • Soloist with Georgios Kouritas
    May 3, 2019 - 9:00am
    Start your day off on all the right notes with the Saddleback College Chamber Orchestra in a Friday morning concert.

    FA 103 (in the Fine Arts Complex)

    FREE Admission
  • Richard Cionco at the piano
    May 3, 2019 - 12:00pm
    REFLECTIONS OF THE OCEAN CLASSICAL KEYBOARD SERIES
    American classical pianist Richard Cionco has been performing since he was 9 years old. Also a music educator (CSU Sacramento) Cionco joins Saddleback College students and guests for...
  • wind instruments in concert
    May 3, 2019 - 7:30pm
    Join the Saddleback Wind Ensemble for a concert conducted by Saddleback's own Georgios Kouritas. 

    FA 103 (in the Fine Arts Complex)

    $15 general; $10 students/seniors (presale only)
  • Richard Cionco at the piano
    May 4, 2019 - 7:30pm
    REFLECTIONS OF THE OCEAN CLASSICAL KEYBOARD SERIES
    American classical pianist Richard Cionco plays works by Beethoven, Janáček, Lecuona, Chopin, and Liszt. 

    McKinney Theatre

    $10 general; $7 seniors/$5 students (presale...
  • Saddleback College speech team members
    May 6, 2019 - 5:00pm
    Hear the award-winning Saddleback College Speech & Debate team extemporize, contemporize, and hypothesize as they verbalize topics and issues of the times.

    McKinney Theatre

    $10 at the door; $7 (presale only)
  • violinist
    May 10, 2019 - 9:00am
    Start your day off with the beautiful sounds of the Saddleback College Chamber Orchestra.

    FA103 (in the Fine Arts Complex)

    FREE Admission

     
  • HipHop
    May 10, 2019 - 7:00pm
    PRESENTED BY THE DANCE DEPARTMENT

    Studio Theatre

    FREE Admission
  • Chorale singers
    May 10, 2019 - 7:30pm
    Join musical director Scott Farthing and the Saddleback College Community Chorale as they sing Fauré’s Requiem in an evening concert.

    LRC Lobby (Saddleback College Library)

    FREE Admission
  • Saddleback Symphony with Yorgos Kouritas
    May 11, 2019 - 7:30pm
    Hear the Saddleback College Symphony Orchestra conducted by Georgios Kouritas.

    McKinney Theatre

    $15 general; $10 students/seniors (presale only)
  • Band playing outdoors
    May 15, 2019 - 7:30pm
    Saddleback College Commercial Music students fill the Fine Arts complex with pop, rock, soul, hip hop, and more!

    Fine Arts Courtyard

    FREE Admission
  • Saddleback College Chamber Singers
    May 17, 2019 - 7:30pm
    by Craig Hella Johnson

    Saddleback College Chamber Singers perform Craig Hella Johnson's 100-minute oratorio, “Considering Matthew Shepard” that explores the life, death and legacy of the young Wyoming man who was ...
  • Grand Pianos
    May 18, 2019 - 4:00pm
    Saddleback College Piano Ensemble and Advanced Piano students perform an afternoon recital. There will be a reception immediately following the performance.

    McKinney Theatre

    $10 general; $7 seniors/$5 students (presale only)

    Children under...