Mission Viejo, CA –Saddleback’s esteemed faculty Dr. Yorgos Kouritas and Dr. Kirill Gliadkovsky will perform a dynamic violin-piano program featuring works of the three greatest Bs (Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms) on Saturday, February 1st at 7:30 p.m. in the McKinney Theatre. Born in Greece, Dr. Kouritas is a recent prize winner for the prestigious American Prize in Conducting. He is quickly gaining recognition as a dynamic and energetic conductor. In addition to his duties at Saddleback College, he has also been appointed as the Assistant Conductor of the Boise Philharmonic and he serves as the Music Director of the Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Dr. Gliadkovsky combines his busy concert schedule with teaching. Prior to coming to teach at Saddleback College, he has been on the faculty at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, UT, as the head of piano studies. “Dr. Gliadkovsky’s performances have been met with great enthusiasm by both audiences and music critics in Europe, Russia, and North America. Josef Woodard, a critic at the Los Angeles Times wrote: “…the intensity and a nicely honed musicality left the audience stunned…enthralling…all in all, a gripping and masterful performance.”
Tickets are $15 general; $12 seniors; $10 students; children FREE with paying adult; 2 for 1 for music teachers with MTAC/CAPMT ID. For tickets call 949-582-4656 (Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 4:00 p.m. or order your tickets online at any time at www.saddleback.edu/arts).
Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Parkway in Mission Viejo, just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit. Free parking is available in Lot 12. Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway turn left to the third traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Turn right into the campus and take the second left to Theatre Circle, turning right into Lot 12.
The Music Department has established a comprehensive program which is considered to be one of the finest in California: a complete lower-division curriculum for transferring music majors, numerous performance groups, private and group lessons, a full concert series with faculty and guest artists, and general music courses. The nationally-recognized faculty is dedicated to performance and to teaching in all areas such as vocal, instrumental, jazz, guitar, and piano. Other music classes include harmony, musicianship, composition, history, and appreciation of western art music, rock, jazz and world.
Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community. Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers more than 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals. For more information, please visit www.saddleback.edu. For Fine Arts events, visit www.saddleback.edu/arts.