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.
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.
Concert pianist Vania Pimentel, born and raised in Brazil, has been promoting Brazilian music in creative recital programs. She has a BA in Music and another BA in Philosophy from Brazil, KA graduate artist diploma from Germany, Masters in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, and DMA from the University of Houston. Her doctoral dissertation was on Brazilian toccatas, and her CD “Brazilian Toccatas and Toccatinas” was praised by the Brazilian Academy of Music and newspaper critics in Rio de Janeiro.
Saxophonist and conductor Andrew R. Steinberg has been recognized for his “beautiful tone” as well as his “astute and refined leadership” throughout North America, Asia, and Europe. As an Aaron Copland Fund for Music grantee, Dr. Steinberg has commissioned over a dozen works for saxophone and has premiered countless more for the instrument.
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.
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!