Michèle Sharik is an internationally-renowned handbell soloist, having performed in 39 US states and nine countries. A visual as well as musical performer, she combines the fluid grace of a dancer, the musicality of a virtuoso, and the precision of an athlete to perform on this demanding instrument. Michèle has been a member of the professional Sonos Handbell Ensemble since 2002 and is the founding Artistic Director of Timbré, an advanced small ensemble. She designed and is the Master Teacher of the Handbell Techniques curriculum for Handbell Musicians of America's certification program. In addition to degrees in computer programming, visual and performing arts, and music technology, she has a master's certificate in Performing Arts Medicine and is a fervent "evangelist" for safe ringing techniques. She is looking forward to performing again for the Palomar College Concert Hour.
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.
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.
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!
With over 20 years of musical experience, Eric has deeply committed himself to preserving the art of Historical Performance Practice by playing music from the 16th through 19th centuries on historical instruments. He currently performs concerts, nationally, on the Baroque and Romantic guitar as well as the Baroque and Renaissance lute.
Stephen Porter has performed internationally as a soloist at venues that include the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, the Gothenburg Academy of Music and Drama in Sweden, the Sala Villa-Lobos at the University of Rio de Janeiro, Albert Long Hall in Istanbul, LSO St. Luke’s with the Amadeus Orchestra of London, Sarajevo as the featured soloist of the Bosnia International Music Festival, the Malmö Academy of Music in Sweden, and the Rockefeller Foundation at Bellagio, Italy. He has been a four-time artist resident of the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and is currently Artist-in-Residence at Texas A&M University-Central Texas.
25th Anniversary celebration of the Afro-Cuban/Brazilian Drum and Dance Ensemble, Agogo, and the World Drum and Dance Program. An evening of the Cuban/Brazilian music and dance, including local salsa band, La Farandula. Bring your salsa shoes. There will be an open dance floor. Founded and directed by Patriceann Mead.
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.
Eric Dickerson is a Master of Music Performance from San Diego State University. After 4 years of dedicated study on the Classical guitar with San Diego legend, Fred Benedetti, Eric began his apprenticeship on the 11 and 13 string alto-guitar with world acclaimed virtuoso, Andreas Koch of Germany. Since completing his Graduate studies in 2020, Eric has continued his journey by studying the 13 course Baroque lute with Galant Lute Master, Vinicius Perez.