Music 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 Sellers.

    McKinney Theatre

    $10 general; $7 seniors/students (presale only)
  • 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)
  • 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 music teachers with MTAC/CAPMT ID

     
  • 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 performed and recorded with Miles Davis, Stanley Turrentine, Al DiMiola, and a host of other leading figures.

    McKinney Theatre
    $10 general
    $7 students/seniors (presale only)
  • 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, "American Dreamers."  


    "This is art. this is what music should be. No re-creation. No mimicking. Just honesty. fearless honesty." - Terence Blanchard  

    McKinney Theatre
    $15 general; $10 students/seniors (...
  • 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. An accomplished teacher, Nadgir is the Coordinator of Keyboard Studies and Associate Professor of Piano at Middle Tennessee State University. 

    FA 101

    $10 general; $7 Seniors/$5Students (presale only); children under 18 FREE with paying...
  • 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. An accomplished teacher, Nadgir is the Coordinator of Keyboard Studies and Associate Professor of Piano at Middle Tennessee State University. 

    McKinney Theatre

    $15 general; 12 Seniors/$10 Students (presale only); children under 18 FREE...
  • 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 composer.

    McKinney Theatre

    $10 General; $7 Students/Seniors (presale only)
  • 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 are included.

    McKinney Theatre

    $25 General
  • 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 "spellbinding voice" and "boldly unique style" (−Everett. R. Davis, All About Jazz), New York based, Canadian jazz vocalist, composer, and poet Lara Solnicki has performed with many of Canada's finest musicians,...
  • 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)
  • 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 students/seniors (presale only)
  • 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!

    McKinney Theatre
    $10 general; $7 students/seniors (presale only)
  • 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 a piano masterclass.

    FA101 (in the Fine Arts Complex)

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

    Children under 18 FREE with paying adult; 2 for 1 for music teachers with MTAC/CAPMT ID
  • 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 only)

    Children under 18 FREE with paying adult; 2 for 1 for music teachers with MTAC/CAPMT ID
  • 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

     
  • 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 tragically beaten to death in 1998 for being gay. 

    LRC Lobby (Saddleback College Library)

    FREE Admission
  • 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 18 FREE with paying adult; 2 for 1 for music teachers with MTAC/CAPMT ID