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Join the Saddleback Symphony Orchestra under the direction of maestro Yorgos Kouritas as they perform Beethoven's joyfully lyrical 4th Symphony, as well as Sibelius' beloved masterpiece, Finlandia.


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Pieces, by artist Sara Hassan Khani (b. Tehran, Iran 1992) explores ideas of home as a sanctuary and its relationship with solitude, privacy, memory, and personal history. Sara’s work often employs the ornamental repetition and decorative elements from Persian culture, but with blurred, blended, and layered imagery that disrupts tradition. Among the works in the exhibition is a large installation consisting of ninety-five 12” x 12” panels that undulate along the walls and floor in a fragmented grid, mimicking traditional tile floors found within Persian domestic spaces. “I strive to use patterns in a way to free them from being primarily decorative or expected as they combine and transform into unexpected shapes. The movable structure of the panels allows me to disrupt the image. The geometric units oppose the fluidity of the paint.”

Sara Hassan Khani is a multidisciplinary artist and art educator based in Long Beach, California, where she received her Master of Fine Arts at California State University Long Beach in 2020. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Tehran, Iran in 2015. Her practice explores the concepts of time and memory, the relationships between private and public personas, space and the human form, and investigates narratives that are nonlinear, abstract, and often ambiguous.

Join us for refreshments and meet the artist on Thursday, September 15, from 5:00-8:00pm.


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We remain committed to providing the safest possible environment for our students, patrons and employees, and we will continue to reassess our safety requirements on an ongoing basis with guidance from the CDC and other health authorities.


 

Upcoming Arts Events

  • September 15, 2022 - 5:00pm to November 4, 2022 - 5:00pm
    Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 12:00-5:00pm
    Opening Reception: Thursday, September 15, 5:00-8:00pm

    Saddleback Art Gallery

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    Pieces, by artist Sara Hassan Khani (b. Tehran, Iran 1992) explores ideas of home as a sanctuary and its relationship with solitude, privacy, memory, and personal history. Sara’s work often employs the ornamental repetition and decorative elements from Persian culture, but with blurred, blended, and layered imagery that disrupts tradition. Among the works in the exhibition is a large installation consisting of ninety-five 12” x 12” panels that undulate along the walls and floor in a fragmented grid, mimicking traditional tile floors found within Persian domestic spaces. “I strive to use patterns in a way to free them from being primarily decorative or expected as they combine and transform into unexpected shapes. The movable structure of the panels allows me to disrupt the image. The geometric units oppose the fluidity of the paint.”

    Sara Hassan Khani is a multidisciplinary artist and art educator based in Long Beach, California, where she received her Master of Fine Arts at California State University Long Beach in 2020.  She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Tehran, Iran in 2015. Her practice explores the concepts of time and memory, the relationships between private and public personas, space and the human form, and investigates narratives that are nonlinear, abstract, and often ambiguous.
  • October 7, 2022 - 7:30pm
    McKinney Theatre 

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    $12 General; $10 Senior; $5 Student; Child Under 18 FREE

    The performance includes big band classics from the likes of: Oliver Nelson, Jimmy Rowles, Miles Davis, John Daversa and more; plus original songs and arrangements by members of the band. Don't miss it!
  • October 9, 2022 - 2:30pm
    McKinney Theatre 

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    $12 General; $10 Senior; $5 Student; Child Under 18 FREE

    Join us for this special duet concert featuring two splendid concert pianists.

    Esther Yune received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music and her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music. While studying at Eastman, she earned the Performer’s Certificate and the Graduate Award in piano accompanying. Among other performance experiences, Dr. Yune performed as a soloist at the Commencement Concert with the NEC
    symphony orchestra before leaving Boston. Her teachers include Wha Kyung Byun, Barry Snyder, and Soo-jung Shin.

    Featured as a soloist, chamber musician, and collaborative pianist, Dr. Yune’s inspiring interpretations have been greatly appreciated by audiences in various venues. She was invited as a solo performer at Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and also gave a performance and masterclasses at UKLIM University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Since moving to Southern California in 2003, Dr. Yune has continued sharing her passion for music as she continued performing, adjudicating, and devoting her time to nurturing students of all ages.

    Susan Kim-Pedroza started her piano studies at the age of 3. She attended the Los Angeles County High School of the Arts, Manhattan School of Music, and the University of Southern California where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance. She studied with Kevin Fitz-Gerald, Daniel Pollack, Constance Keene, and Dr. M’lou Dietzer. Susan is active serving as an adjudicator for various piano competitions, and auditions throughout Southern California. She is currently serving as the Program Director for the Orange County North Branch of the Music Teachers Association of California. She has served as the Regional Chairperson for the Southern California Junior Bach Festival (2007-present);CAPMT Concerto Competition Chairperson (2011-2013); Recording Secretary(2007-2009) & Treasurer (2009-2011) for the Music Teachers Association of California, North Orange County Branch; and the Director of the West Coast Conservatory, Fullerton, California (2006-2011).

    Her recent performances include the Zipper Hall, at the Colburn School of Music, Muckenthaler Cultural Art Center in Fullerton, Marcee Auditorium at the El Camino College, Long Beach City College Auditorium, Westbecker Hall of Pasadena College, Pasadena Presbyterian Church,and the Ruth Todd Hall of Long Beach City College. She has been on the adjunct faculty at Long Beach City College since 2012, and teaches privately in Anaheim Hills, California.
  • October 22, 2022 - 7:30pm
    LRC 2nd Floor Library

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    $12 General; $10 Senior; $5 Student; Child Under 18 FREE
  • October 28, 2022 - 7:30pm to November 6, 2022 - 2:30pm
    October 28, 29, November 4, 5, at 7:30pm
    October 30, November 6 at 2:30pm

    McKinney Theatre 

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    $12 General; $10 Senior; $5 Student; Child Under 18 FREE

    Shakespeare's masterpiece, a story of power, hate, love and revenge, comes to life with a distinctly modern spin. Set in the early 20th-century, this is Hamlet like you've never seen it before, equal parts shocking, tragic and absurd (all in less than two hours!). Directed by Robert Prior.
  • November 1, 2022 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
    Fine Arts Courtyard 

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    Honor loved ones who have left us by placing a flower or photo on one of our public ofrendas (altars). Then celebrate their memory with some refreshments, live entertainment and arts activities for the whole family to enjoy. Activities include: paper flowers, headdresses, sugar skulls, custom t-shirts and more.
  • November 3, 2022 - 3:00pm
    McKinney Theatre 

    FREE EVENT - No Ticket Required
  • November 7, 2022 - 5:00pm
    McKinney Theatre 

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    $12 General; $10 Senior; $5 Student; Child Under 18 FREE
  • November 8, 2022 - 7:30pm
    McKinney Theatre 

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    $12 General; $10 Senior; $5 Student; Child Under 18 FREE

    From Artist, Francois Moutin:

    M.O.M, understand Moutin / Omicil / Moutin, is the assembly of three "mômes" (French slang for “kids”) determined to confront everything this music can offer. The genesis of the trio is an unplanned encounter on the set of the Netflix show,“The Eddy”between Jowee Omicil and Louis Moutin. The connection is immediate and instinctive.

    François Moutin happens to be traveling through Paris around the time of the end of the shooting. He joins Jowee and Louis for a few home sessions. The trio improvises with a completely frameless approach, driven by the thread of its collective imagination and by its individualities’ mutual listening. A singular sound emerges, melodies get created on the spot. A whole world blossoms at the point of equilibrium of the three personalities. The trio’s creativity appears to flow organically, just as fluid as it is jubilant. M.O.M’s music is altogether joyful, intense, deep and spontaneous.
  • November 18, 2022 - 7:30pm to November 19, 2022 - 7:30pm
    McKinney Theatre 

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    $12 General; $10 Senior; $5 Student; Child Under 18 FREE

    Join us for an inspiring evening of dance featuring premieres from our faculty choreographers. From classical ballet to Latin jazz, and contemporary dance to hip-hop, this concert celebrates the artistry and passion of our student performers!
  • November 20, 2022 - 2:30pm
    McKinney Theatre 

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    $12 General; $10 Senior; $5 Student; Child Under 18 FREE
  • November 21, 2022 - 7:30pm
    McKinney Theatre 

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    $12 General; $10 Senior; $5 Student; Child Under 18 FREE
  • December 2, 2022 - 9:00am
    Fine Arts 103

    FREE Event - No Ticket Required
  • December 2, 2022 - 7:30pm to December 8, 2022 - 1:00pm
    December 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 at 7:30pm
    December 3, 4, 10, 11 at 2:30pm
    December 3, 4, at 12:30pm
    December 8 at 1:00pm

    Studio Theatre

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    $12 General; $10 Senior; $5 Student; Child Under 18 FREE

    Bring the whole family to see Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the gang as they prepare for the big Christmas play. Is the season really JUST about music, lights and presents, or will the kids discover there's something more behind this special time of year?

    Directed by Heidi Ochoa.
  • December 2, 2022 - 7:30pm to December 4, 2022 - 5:00pm
    McKinney Theatre

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    $30 General; $25 Senior; $20 Student or Child 

    CHOOSE A PERFORMANCE
    Friday, December 2 at 7:30pm
    Saturday, December 3 at 7:30pm
    Sunday, December 4 at 2:00pm
    Sunday, December 4 at 5:00pm

    Enjoy holiday classics performed by the Saddleback College Chamber Singers, Community Choral and Symphony Orchestra, plus an audience sing-along and sweet treats for the whole family to enjoy.

    Arrive early and visit the Art Gallery to shop the Student Holiday Sale, where you can purchase unique, handmade items including: ceramics, prints, photos and other items to support our programs and student artists. (credit/debit only)

    This event has assigned seating. For questions about wheelchairs, walkers, scooters or other accessibility concerns, contact the box office at (949)582-4656.
  • December 7, 2022 - 7:30pm
    McKinney Theatre

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    $12 General; $10 Senior; $5 Student; Child Under 18 FREE
  • December 8, 2022 - 3:00pm
    McKinney Theatre

    FREE EVENT - No Ticket Required
  • December 8, 2022 - 5:00pm
  • December 8, 2022 - 7:30pm
    McKinney Theatre

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    $12 General; $10 Senior; $5 Student; Child Under 18 FREE
  • December 9, 2022 - 9:00am
    Fine Arts 103

    FREE Event - No Ticket Required
  • December 9, 2022 - 7:30pm
    McKinney Theatre

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    $12 General; $10 Senior; $5 Student; Child Under 18 FREE
  • December 10, 2022 - 6:30pm
    McKinney Theatre

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    $20 General; $15 Senior; $10 Student or Child
  • December 11, 2022 - 2:30pm
    McKinney Theatre

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    $12 General; $10 Senior; $5 Student; Child Under 18 FREE
  • December 12, 2022 - 7:30pm
    McKinney Theatre

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    $12 General; $10 Senior; $5 Student; Child Under 18 FREE
  • December 13, 2022 - 7:30pm
    McKinney Theatre

    BUT TICKETS SOON
    $12 General; $10 Senior; $5 Student; Child Under 18 FREE
  • December 14, 2022 - 7:30pm
    Fine Arts 101

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    $12 General; $10 Senior; $5 Student; Child Under 18 FREE