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Palomar Symphony Orchestra

March 12

Strings Are the Thing!

The vibrant strings of the Palomar Symphony Orchestra (joined by members of the Poway Symphonette) are featured in an earthshaking celebration of style! Be there to witness works by W. A. Mozart, Divertimento K. 138; Edward Elgar, Serenade for Strings; Leos Janacek, Idyll; Edvard Grieg, From Holberg’s Time and the west coast premiere of Gordon (Dick) Goodwin’s Level 4/Area RedRead more »

White and Weller (D10)

March 14, 2013

Pianist Joshua White was once a wonder kid, then a local marvel, and now, in his early twenties, is simply a great jazz musician in full stride toward national/international prominence. This Thursday, he will be joined by multi-instrumentalist (and Palomar music faculty member) Ellen Weller for a free-wheeling improvisational moon shot that will surely lift us all. Line up early! Performance Lab D-10. Read more »

Palomar Jazz!

March 15

Something Hot, Something Cool

Join Palomar’s always hot, always cool Day and Night Jazz Ensembles as they take on contemporary and classic Big Band arrangements with the soulful swing that has made them famous! The Spectrum Singers, directed by Janet Hammer, will also be featured.  Read more »

Palomar/Pacific Coast Concert Band

March 16

A Musical Passport

North County’s largest concert band signs in for a breathtaking whirlwind tour of contemporary and classic music from every area of the globe. You can’t afford to miss it!

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Palomar Brass Ensemble

March 20

The Brass is Back!

This bold, exciting ensemble was on hiatus last semester, but is ready to return this Spring with a fresh lineup and repertoire! Welcome them as they honor the classics and embrace the future with invigorating, all-brass performances!  Read more »

Palomar Symphony Orchestra

March 22

Strings Are the Thing!

The vibrant strings of the Palomar Symphony Orchestra (joined by students from the Poway Unified School District and members of the Poway Symphonette) are featured in works by W. A. Mozart, Divertimento K. 138; Edward Elgar, Serenade for Strings; Leos Janacek, Idyll; and Edvard Grieg, From Holberg’s Time.

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Palomar Chamber Singers (D10)

April 4

Join this premier Palomar ensemble as they present a preview of this weekend’s performance of Jabberwocky! A Choral DreamscapeLook for choral settings of texts by William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll and French romantic Maurice Duruflé. Also featured will be solo performances by outstanding Palomar student percussionist Diego Gutierrez.  Directed by Sally Husch Dean.

Palomar Chamber Singers/Palomar Chorale

April 5, 6

Jabberwocky! A Choral Dreamscape

Choral settings of whimsical, capricious and dreamlike texts from Walt Whitman, Lewis Carroll, William Shakespeare and Hungarian composer Lajos Bardos are featured. Of special note is choral phenom Eric Whitacre’s setting of The Seal Lullaby, with text by Rudyard Kipling. Outstanding Palomar music student Diego Gutierrez will add marimba and percussion to the festivities!

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Michael Vlatkovich (O2)

April 11

Michael Vlatkovich, trombone/compositions with Tom McNalley, guitar; Michael Alvidrez, bass; and Bert Karl, drums.

Note: Originally, the April 11 Concert Hour was to feature Michael Munson on Palomar’s Pipe Organ in D5. Michael Munson will now instead be playing at the April 18 Concert Hour in D5, and the April 11 Concert Hour will feature Michael Vlatkovich and will be held in the O2 Performance Studio (next to the dome, adjacent to the tennis courts).

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Michael Munson (D5)

April 18

Organ solo featuring the Palomar Pipe Organ. Note: This is a change from our original listing.

Palomar Jazz!

April 19

Swingin’ into Spring

Big Band Jazz at its North County Best!  Highlighting the exciting skills of Palomar’s Day and Night Jazz Ensembles, this concert features Big Band music from Swing to Funk.

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Inherit the Wind

April 26-May 5

by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee

“Bursting with vitality…Literature of the stage!” says the New York Times of this fictionalized account of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial (which resulted in a conviction of a high school teacher for presenting Darwin’s theory of evolution to a science class). According to Lawrence, “We used the teaching of evolution as a parable, a metaphor for any kind of mind control[...] It’s not about science versus religion. It’s about the right to think.”  Read more »

Coffee Talk: Freedom to Think

May 4

Freedom to Think

Where do we come from? Why are we here? What are we supposed to be doing?  Join the discussion. Free coffee, free thinking, free admission!

Saturday, 4pm

(Between the Saturday performances of The Search for Meaning and Inherit the Wind)

O2 Performance Studio, Palomar College, San Marcos Campus


Palomar Brass Ensemble

May 1

Blazing in the Brass

Throughout the ages, brass instruments have exemplified strength, commitment and timeless stature. All three will be present for this performance as this fine ensemble tours classic and contemporary repertoire.  Read more »

Palomar Symphony Orchestra/Palomar Chamber Singers/Palomar Chorale

May 3, 4

The Search for Meaning

Three premier Palomar performance groups join forces for a four course serving of music exploring life’s larger questions. The Chamber Singers are featured in the world premiere of our own Madelyn Byrne’s Rain; the Chorale joins the Orchestra to present selections from Haydn’s The Creation; and the PSO anchors the program with the world premiere of Robert Weller’s (yes, that Weller) Lao Tzu: Readings from the Te-Tao Ching for Narrator and Orchestra and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, ItalianRead more »