JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT SERIES – Night and Day Jazz Bands

JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT SERIES 

Night and Day Jazz Bands – Directed by Paul Kurokawa  

Friday, October 28, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 14, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. (HBT) 

Experience the thrilling big band sounds of the Palomar College Day and Night Jazz Ensembles with vibrant rhythms and melodies – both old and new – brought to life here at Palomar College’s campus. Mark your calendar and plan to be a part of a concert series everyone will love!

Applied Music Recital – Free Event

Applied Music Program

Fall Performances: October 7, 2022; November 4, 2022, December 2, 2022

Spring Performances: March 17, 2023; April 14, 2023; May 12, 2023

Join us as we celebrate the performances of our Applied Music Program students. These students have worked very hard to prepare for their performances.  We know you will be thrilled to watch these future professional musicians as they grow in their craft, and support them as they go forward.

This event will be help in Performance Lab D 10 and is Free. No tickets are required. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early. 

 

Susan Merdinger – Concert Hour

LIVE at the Howard Brubeck Theatre! Back on Stage and In Person!
Palomar Performing Arts Proudly Presents
CONCERT HOUR
Every Thursday at 1pm

Join us every Thursday at the Howard Brubeck Theatre on the San Marcos Campus for a FREE LIVE Concert Hour Performance at the Howard Brubeck Theatre on the Palomar College Campus, San Marcos. Palomar Performing Arts is excited to open its doors to our students, staff and community members for our Free Concert Hour Series in person every Thursday at 1pm LIVE on the Howard Brubeck Theatre Stage.

Concert Hour is a FREE music enrichment series presented for our students and the community by the Palomar College Performing Arts Department.

Parking is Free in lots 1 & 15 during Concert Hour.

Steinway Artist Susan Merdinger presents her program Four Centuries of Variations, (which could also be entitled Four Centuries of Virtuosity), featuring stunning piano works by Beethoven, Schumann, local award-winning composer Aaron Alter, and Franz Liszt’s ever popular Paganini Etude No.6 based on the 24th Violin Caprice. Merdinger will enhance her performance with commentary on the genre and history of variations from Baroque to Modern times. A Two-time Gold Medalist of the Global Music Awards, Winner of the American Prize, Winner of Artists International, and Two-time First Prize of the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition,  Merdinger has toured and performed nationally and internationally, and has appeared on live radio and television as a soloist, duopianist and chamber musician in addition to being a frequent Guest Artist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series.

 

Applied Music Recital – Free Event

Applied Music Program

Fall Performances: October 7, 2022; November 4, 2022, December 2, 2022

Spring Performances: March 17, 2023; April 14, 2023; May 12, 2023

Join us as we celebrate the performances of our Applied Music Program students. These students have worked very hard to prepare for their performances.  We know you will be thrilled to watch these future professional musicians as they grow in their craft, and support them as they go forward.

This event will be help in Performance Lab D 10 and is Free. No tickets are required. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early. 

 

Peter Gach – Concert Hour

LIVE at the Howard Brubeck Theatre! Back on Stage and In Person!
Palomar Performing Arts Proudly Presents
CONCERT HOUR
Every Thursday at 1pm

Join us every Thursday at the Howard Brubeck Theatre on the San Marcos Campus for a FREE LIVE Concert Hour Performance at the Howard Brubeck Theatre on the Palomar College Campus, San Marcos. Palomar Performing Arts is excited to open its doors to our students, staff and community members for our Free Concert Hour Series in person every Thursday at 1pm LIVE on the Howard Brubeck Theatre Stage.

Concert Hour is a FREE music enrichment series presented for our students and the community by the Palomar College Performing Arts Department.

Parking is Free in lots 1 & 15 during Concert Hour.

Peter Gach is a pianist of wide-ranging musical interests.  His repertoire extends from the complete Well-Tempered Clavier, Vol. II of JS Bach, to contemporary works written especially for him. He has premiered works by SoCal composers Benjamin Krause, Norm Weston, William C. Bradbury, Madelyn Byrne among others and actively commissions new music for the piano.  Performances of works by many of these composers are featured in the CD ‘Fresh Piano’ he has recorded for the Innova label.  Gach has also recorded the music of Chopin and Scott Joplin. He is also known for his engaging and informative lecture-recitals.

He holds degrees from Indiana University, the University of Arizona as well as post-graduate studies at the Warsaw Conservatory in Poland. There he studied with Jan Ekier, editor of the Complete Works of Chopin in the Polish National Edition.  A recipient of a Kosciuszko Foundation Grant, he was the only North American student to be admitted to study with Ekier. Fluent in both Polish and French, Gach has made a lifetime study of the works of both Chopin and Karol Szymanowski (1885-1937.)

He is Professor Emeritus at Palomar College, where he was Chairperson of the Performing Arts Department (Music, Theater and Dance) and Artist in Residence in Piano. He was awarded First Prize in the “Chopin in the XXIst Century” Competition at the 26th Annual International Catholic Festival of Multi-media and Film in Poland for his video recording of a Lecture- Recital on the Four Ballades of Chopin.

Gach continues to perform, with special emphasis on performances to raise funds for causes he supports.  These have included concerts for the Museum of Making Music Educational Fund, Women Veteran’s with PTSD, the North County Serenity House, and a series of benefit recitals for the Hidden Valley Zen Center. He has performed throughout the US and Poland.

His recently completed a book, “Practice Makes Perfect:  A Handbook for Musicians at Work,” is available through his website. Another companion volume “The Perfect Performance: A Handbook for Musicians on Stage” is in preparation.

Since the onset of Covid-19, Gach has begun recording piano repertoire and improvisations in his studio.  These recordings, as well as his journal “Notes from a Studio” are available on his website:  petergach.com. He has commissioned a major solo piano piece from composer Benjamin Krause, which will receive its premiere in 2022.

 

 

 

JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT SERIES – Night and Day Jazz Bands

JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT SERIES 

Night and Day Jazz Bands – Directed by Paul Kurokawa  

Friday, October 28, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 14, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. (HBT) 

Experience the thrilling big band sounds of the Palomar College Day and Night Jazz Ensembles with vibrant rhythms and melodies – both old and new – brought to life here at Palomar College’s campus. Mark your calendar and plan to be a part of a concert series everyone will love!

STRANGER THINGS AND SWEETER THINGS – Palomar Choirs

STRANGER THINGS AND SWEETER THINGS

Palomar Choirs – Directed by Dr. John Russell

Sunday, October 23, 2022 2:00 pm (San Marcos Lutheran Church 3419 Grand Ave; San Marcos, CA 92078)

Please join the Palomar Choirs as they explore the tradition of Halloween and Dia de los Murertos in this program of choral music featuring everything from madrigals to film music. Works will include compositions by David Conte, Alberto Ginastera, Andrea Ramsey, Alberto Grau, Ola Gjeilo, Danny Elfman and more.

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GREETINGS FROM THE RED PLANET By Natalie Ann Valentine

GREETINGS FROM THE RED PLANET

By Natalie Ann Valentine

Friday, September 30 2022 – October 9 2022

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m. (ST)

A QUEER SPACE ODYSSEY FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR SPECIES

In the not-so-distant future, Arin, a gender fluid barista, finds themselves on a one-way trip to live on Mars while Earth races towards climate collapse.  Alone on the spaceship Resilience, Arin experiences the weirdness of time, as their past, present and future collide to reveal the power of vulnerability, honesty, human connection and resilience on a frail and failing planet.

We are thrilled to be presenting the first full production of this transcendent new play. This play takes a journey to inner and outer space that is both epic and personal.  Natalie has managed to intertwine so many relevant and urgent themes in the struggles of one dynamic and imperfect character.  Arin experiences the isolation and despair that so many of us are familiar with today as we climb our way out of the pandemic, and their trajectory toward forgiveness and redemption brings a profound understanding of our resilience in the face of all these crises in front of us.

About the Playwright

Natalie Ann Valentine (she/they) is a playwright, actor, burlesque performer, fiber artist, poet, and theatre-maker. Natalie has worked as a playwright in capacities large and small with Caps Lock Theatre, the Orchard Project’s Liveness Lab (NYC), Inkubator New Works Laboratory, Fractal Theatre Collective, Longacre Lea, Pinky Swear Productions, Keegan Theater, Theater Alliance, Convergence Theatre, One Minute Play Festival, Rorschach Theatre, Pointless Theater Company, Young Playwrights’ Theater, NuSass, Spitball Theatre, The University of Maryland, the Kennedy Center’s Page2Stage Festival and Playwright Intensive (DC), Interrobang, Mobtown Players (Baltimore), Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte (NC), high schools, universities, summer camps, and more. Natalie is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, and participates in their playwriting mentorship program. If you are looking for hopeful queer magic with a touch of melancholy, you are in the right place. She has three cats and writes about them often. Follow her on Instagram @half.blind.cat or on Twitter @NAVplaywright.

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GREETINGS FROM THE RED PLANET By Natalie Ann Valentine

GREETINGS FROM THE RED PLANET

By Natalie Ann Valentine

Friday, September 30 2022 – October 9 2022

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m. (ST)

A QUEER SPACE ODYSSEY FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR SPECIES

In the not-so-distant future, Arin, a gender fluid barista, finds themselves on a one-way trip to live on Mars while Earth races towards climate collapse.  Alone on the spaceship Resilience, Arin experiences the weirdness of time, as their past, present and future collide to reveal the power of vulnerability, honesty, human connection and resilience on a frail and failing planet.

We are thrilled to be presenting the first full production of this transcendent new play. This play takes a journey to inner and outer space that is both epic and personal.  Natalie has managed to intertwine so many relevant and urgent themes in the struggles of one dynamic and imperfect character.  Arin experiences the isolation and despair that so many of us are familiar with today as we climb our way out of the pandemic, and their trajectory toward forgiveness and redemption brings a profound understanding of our resilience in the face of all these crises in front of us.

About the Playwright

Natalie Ann Valentine (she/they) is a playwright, actor, burlesque performer, fiber artist, poet, and theatre-maker. Natalie has worked as a playwright in capacities large and small with Caps Lock Theatre, the Orchard Project’s Liveness Lab (NYC), Inkubator New Works Laboratory, Fractal Theatre Collective, Longacre Lea, Pinky Swear Productions, Keegan Theater, Theater Alliance, Convergence Theatre, One Minute Play Festival, Rorschach Theatre, Pointless Theater Company, Young Playwrights’ Theater, NuSass, Spitball Theatre, The University of Maryland, the Kennedy Center’s Page2Stage Festival and Playwright Intensive (DC), Interrobang, Mobtown Players (Baltimore), Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte (NC), high schools, universities, summer camps, and more. Natalie is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, and participates in their playwriting mentorship program. If you are looking for hopeful queer magic with a touch of melancholy, you are in the right place. She has three cats and writes about them often. Follow her on Instagram @half.blind.cat or on Twitter @NAVplaywright.

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“THE MAGIC OF MUSIC” – Dark Magic and the Fantastic! Palomar Symphony Orchestra and Palomar Comet Concert Band

“THE MAGIC OF MUSIC” – Dark Magic and the Fantastic! Palomar Symphony Orchestra and Palomar Comet Concert Band

Directed by Dr. Ellen Weller and Heather Barclay

Friday, October 7, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. (HBT)

Dark Magic and the Fantastic! Two powerful instrumental ensembles team up to present a wickedly delightful and family-friendly program of pre-Halloween pieces that will

fire up the imagination. Enjoy performances of “Danse Macabre” by Saint-Saens, “Night On Bald Mountain” by Mussorgsky plus selections from opera, Broadway and the movies!

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