A leading American koto performer in the traditional and jazz arenas, Reiko Obata studied under masters in the U.S. and Japan, including composer and koto virtuoso Shinichi Yuize. Reiko received her master's degree in music from San Diego State University and daishihan (grandmaster) degree from the Seiha Conservatory of Japanese Music. She is founder and director of the Obata International Koto School, the first online distance learning koto school.
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.
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!
Experience the rhythms of live Afro-Cuban/Brazilian Drum and Dance Ensemble, Agogo and the World Drum and Dance Program. Don’t miss this celebration of live Cuban/Brazilian music and dance, also featuring a fabulous Salsa band, Kimba Light. At the opening and close of the show the stage becomes an open dance floor for some thrilling audience participation like you have never experienced. Doors open at 6 p.m.; Salsa dance class at 6:30 p.m.; live music and open dance floor at 7 p.m
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.
Lesi Mei, classical pianist, manifests dazzling virtuosity and stunning musicality the moment her fingers touch the keys. She was the first call pianist for Beijing International Orchestra before traveling the U.S., performing in 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. Her performance diploma hails from the European Music Institute in Vienna, under the tutelage of the esteemed Professor Martin Hughes. Lesi is also known for her impeccable timing, sensible touch and the ability to bring out the best of the group whenever she collaborates with other musicians, which makes her in high demand as a collaborative pianist. Also, Lesi served on the panel for the inaugural San Diego International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in Summer 2016. Besides Master of Music degree in piano performance, she also holds 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.
Zac Sokolow plays banjo and fiddle and sings, playing a combination of old ballads, gospel songs, fiddle tunes and banjo instrumentals. Coming from a family of musicians, Zac grew up playing music from an early age. He started out performing with his father Fred Sokolow as a child, and has since toured around the world playing with The Americans, and with fellow California old time musician Frank Fairfield.
Please join us for Palomar College’s the Composers Concert of Palomar College. Enjoy a wide range of stylistic approaches as each student composer is free to explore
their own compositional voice in the style of their choosing, while simultaneously being challenged to achieve excellence in their craft. Come and support your classmates and
hear the music of tomorrow, today.
A young theatre scholar calls on the gods of Ancient Greece to save her love life—but it’s not the gods of love who show up to help… a hilariously divine new play by comic master Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor) filled with madcap mayhem, a touch of romance, and lots of laughs.
With the power of melody and harmony to transport us to faraway places, the PSO presents a program that will take you far away, without leaving the Howard Brubeck Theatre! Voyage down the Moldau river with Smetana, explore Puerto Rico with Louis Gottschalk, and accompany Grieg as he sends Peer Gynt into the wide world!
Hip Hop, Modern Ballet, Tap, Jazz, World Dance and Musical Theatre forms! Palomar Dance faculty and students will warm your heart with outstanding original choreography in a variety of dance styles and traditions to ring in the holidays.