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Archive from September, 2013

September 5

Concert Hour: Performance Lab (D10)

Steph Johnson Trio

According to North County writer Jim Trageser, singer/guitarist Steph Johnson “has a larger-than-life presence.” Buoyed by inveterate bassist Rob Thorsen and young drum phenom Fernando Gomez, Johnson opens the series with her unique jazz/blues style.

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September 12

Concert Hour: Performance Lab (D10)

Alpenstock

Public Moves theater creators Michael Mufson, John Polak, Christina Wenning  and Marcos Martinez bring their zany, absurdist production of the Remi de Vos play to the Concert Hour stage. A San Diego Union/Tribune Critic’s Pick in this summer’s Fringe Festival, the play spoofs obsessive nationalism and border paranoia. Live music by Joao Vincent Lewis. Scenography by Mark Adams. (Contains seduction, slapstick and genocide. Mature audiences only.)

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September 15

Steinway Showcase Recital

Peter Gach, piano

A fundraiser for the Peter Gach Steinway

Join Palomar College Professor Emeritus Dr. Peter Gach as he performs Bach, Chopin, Liszt and Beethoven’s famous Moonlight Sonata on a Concert Grand Steinway in the new Howard Brubeck Theatre!  Your donation will help The Steinway Committee of the Palomar College Performing Arts Circle meet its goal of raising $150,000 for the purchase of a Concert Grand Steinway to benefit Palomar College students for decades to come!

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September 19

Concert Hour: Performance Lab (D10)

The Synergy Duo

Cathy Blickenstaff (flute) and Colin McAllister (guitar) present  a variety of classical repertoire from around the world – from the Italian Mauro Giuliani (a contemporary of Beethoven), to the lively Argentine tangos of Astor Piazzolla, to the beautiful setting of Appalachian folk songs by Robert Beaser.

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September 20

Over the Top!

Palomar faculty in performance.

Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Palomar Performing Arts Complex as twenty-six extraordinary Performing Arts Faculty members light up the Howard Brubeck Theatre with multimedia, multidisciplinary performances. Dance, music and theater in an array of styles! (This concert is dedicated to the memory of Palomar College music faculty member Dr. Brenda Montiel. Proceeds to benefit Palomar Performing Arts student scholarships.)

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September 26

Concert Hour: Howard Brubeck Theatre

Michael Sellers

From Los Angeles, Sellers returns to Concert Hour with a program featuring music from Domenico Scarlatti, Frederic Chopin, George Gershwin, Modest Mussorgsky and others. “A genuinely stirring exhibition of bravura… massive in tone and imposing in concept,” says the Los Angeles Times. (Note: this performance will be held in the Howard Brubeck Theatre.)

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September 27 – October 6

Rough Magic

A fanciful spin on The Tempest, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s hilarious action-adventure-fantasy (shaped in the tradition of Harry Potter and The X-Men) drops its Shakespearean characters into modern-day New York City. “A neat little juggler’s trick,” says the Washington City Paper, “a shoutout to the Bard, the theater business, and comic books all at once.”  Read more »