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Lesi Mei – Concert Hour

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

LIVE at the Howard Brubeck Theatre! Back on Stage and In Person!
Palomar Performing Arts Proudly Presents
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.


Saxophone studies with Alayne Rever, Russell Peterson, and Ramon Ricker. Co-founder of the SWARMIUS Ensemble, first-call saxophonist with the San Diego Symphony, and principal saxophonist with the San Diego Winds (2009-19). Numerous invited performances with chamber music organizations Art of Elan, La Jolla Music Society, STET, Composer’s Concordance, NWEAMO, Monday Evening Concerts, California Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Nova, and others. Featured solo recitals at festivals (Calgary New MusicWorld Saxophone CongressVeneto International JazzCentro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes SonorasInternational Computer Music ConferenceSociety for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United StatesCarlsbad Music FestivalFestival of New American MusicTribeca New Music) and major concert venues in Sweden, Slovenia, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Japan, Taiwan, Canada, China, Ireland, Australia, and throughout the United States. Recordings as soloist and with ensembles on Nonesuch, Aleppo, Warner Bros., Naxos, and Composer’s Concordance labels. World-Premiere performances of over 50 new works.


Master classes in saxophone performance and literature at over 45 universities, including Juilliard, Yale, Beijing Central Conservatory, Sydney Conservatorium, North Texas, UCLA, Temple, and the University of Southern California. Invited juror for the Coleman Chamber Music Competition, Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association Solo festival, MTAC-San Diego Branch Concerto Competition, South Carolina Music Teachers Association State Competition. Todd holds MM and DMA degrees in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music and is a Selmer Saxophone Artist.


LESI MEI has been involved in many fields – such as bioengineering and kinesiology – but piano and classical music have molded her into the person she is. In front of the keys, her background and personality manifest in dazzling virtuosity and stunning musicality.


She was the first call pianist for Beijing International Orchestra before traveling the U.S. from coast to coast, performing in such festivals as the Mostly Modern Festival in Saratoga Springs, International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City, and Olympiad Piano Festival in Colorado Springs, where she was a semifinalist in the concerto competition. Lesi has also been invited by the Composers Concordance in NYC to premiere works by Gene Pritsker, Seth Boustead, Peter Jarvis, etcs. As an in-demand collaborator, Lesi has performed with ensembles such as American Modern Orchestra, La Jolla Symphony, San Diego Winds, the Hausmann Quartet, to name a few. Her performance diploma hails from the European Music Institute in Vienna, under the tutelage of the esteemed Professor Martin Hughes.


Besides teaching at her own studio, Lesi is very excited to have joined the San Diego Piano Academy as an Artist Faculty in 2020. Also, Lesi served on the panel for the inaugural San Diego International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in Summer 2016. 


Lesi holds a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from San Diego State University, CA, Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University, FL, and Bachelor of Engineering in Biological Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology, CHINA.



October 27
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
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