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Good Person of Setzuan Cast List (At Last)

Here’s the cast list everyone.  Sorry it’s a bit late.  Thank you all for your work and patience, we had a lot of difficult choices to make.

First Rehearsal is Monday at 6:30 PM.  Please arrive ready to start promptly at 6:30, wear clothes for movement.  See you then.

— Michael —

 

Shen Te – Ingrid Trovão
Wang  – Heather Fiore
3 Gods – Justin Hoover, Garrett Sanders, Bryan Levin
Mrs. Shin  – Martina Hila
Wife – Colette Culbertson
Husband  – Jolyon Maxilom
Brother – Cayden Berry
Sister-In-Law –  Christine Dillard,
Nephew – Matthew Whetstone
Niece – Lea Lebrun
The Kid – Deon Morgan
Grandmother – Caitlyn Westmoreland
The Unemployed Man – Myron Crowe
The Carpenter  – Joe Negra
Mrs. Mi Tzu – Natasha Viloria
Mr. Shu Fu – David Cochran
Yang Sun – Anthony Soraci
Mrs. Yang – Darci McClain
Rug Merchant Wife – Abagail Ballard
Rug Merchant Husband – Brian Keon
The Policeman – Bryce Ayers
Priest & Ensemble – Karen McCleod
Waiters & Ensemble – Cruz Garcia, Steven Trumbach
Carpenter’s Children & Ensemble – Sterling Fiore, Ian Trovão

First Annual Palomar Performing Arts Faculty Recital!

First Annual
Palomar Performing Arts
Faculty Recital!
 Performing Arts Faculty Recital
Sunday August 23, 2015 Join us for one wonderful Sunday afternoon as members from our own Palomar Performing Arts music faculty take the stage in performance. From Ken Bell’s robust baritone to Paul Kurokawa’s rousing trumpet call to Ellen Weller’s expressive flute, thirteen faculty members will alternate on stage in an amazing array of styles. Chopin to Joplin to Hector Berlioz!All this in the beautiful confines of the Howard Brubeck Theatre!

$10 Students, $12 Staff/Senior, $15 General
Tickets available online or at the door.

   
 


 

Palomar Performing Arts

Palomar College
1140 W. Mission Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069

(760) 744-1150 x2453; www.palomarperforms.com

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Palomar Symphony Orchestra announces its 2015-2016 Season

The Palomar Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dr. Ellen Weller, has announced its new season, and invites strings players from North County to join this vibrant group of musicians. Weller, a professor of music at Palomar College, says that the success of last year’s “Water Music” series has inspired her to continue to think in terms of year-long program themes.

“This year, we are focusing on the elements of music: harmony, melody, rhythm, and of course the most important element, soul. We have some very special soloists this season, and we are teaming up with the Palomar Chorale and the Palomar Chamber Singers, directed by Sally Husch Dean, for two concerts.”

The first concert of the season is Saturday October 10th at the Howard Brubeck Theatre on the Palomar College campus in San Marcos. “This first concert will focus on harmony, starting with the imaginative and colorful Variations on a Theme by Haydn, written by Johannes Brahms. We will then follow that piece with the remarkably rich textures of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, featuring Dr. William Fried, a brilliant young pianist who studied at UCSD.”

The second concert, “Melody,” will showcase the Palomar Chamber Singers in Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata and Bach’s Magnificat, finishing with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. “Rhythm” will be the theme of the March 2016 concert shared with the Palomar Pacific Concert Band directed by Kenneth Bell, with music by Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington, Michael Jackson and Joseph Zawinul of the group Weather Report. The final concert in May, “Soul” features music by Wolfgang Mozart, honoring the 225th anniversary of the composer’s death with his Requiem Mass.

The PSO will also continue the tradition of pre-concert lobby talks started by Weller. “Audience members have expressed that they are enjoying the informal chats in the lobby exploring the history of the music, meeting the featured performers, and getting a sense of what to listen for in the concert.” The talks also crossed disciplinary boundaries, teaming up with experts in cultural history, science and Project Wildlife to connect the musical themes with real-world issues.

The first rehearsal is Tuesday, August 18th, and local musicians in the community are invited to join by enrolling in the Palomar College course MUS 198. “If you played a string instrument in high school, no matter how long ago, we want you to join this splendid and friendly group of music students, active and retired music teachers and talented amateurs,” Weller said.

For more information, see the Palomar Performing Arts website at www.palomarperforms.com.

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Auditions for The Good Person of Setzuan

by Bertolt Brecht
adapted by Tony Kushner
translated by Wendy Arons

directed by Michael Mufson

DIVERSE ENSEMBLE OF 20+ PERFORMERS

Open to ALL races, ethnicities, ages, genders and experience levels!
Open Call Thursday, August 20, 7PM.
Palomar College Room PAC127 (Ensemble Room)
Callbacks Friday August 21, 7PM.Roles for 20+ actors.

To Prepare Choose Option A and/or B

Option A: A 1-2 minute monologue – fully memorized. The ideal monologue should be personal, passionate and provocative. Dramatic, Comedic or Argumentative.

Option B: Prepare a 1-2 minute response to the questions: What does it mean to be a good person? Is it possible to be good and stay good in our society? Response can be spoken, danced musical etc.

Cast of Characters:

Wang, The Water Seller
3 Gods
Shen Te, a good person (pre-cast)
Mrs. Shin
The Family of Eight
Wife
Husband
Brother
Sister-In-Law
Nephew
Niece
Boy
Grandfather
The Unemployed Man
The Carpenter
Mrs. Mi Tzu, the Landlady
Mr. Shu Fu, a wealty Barber
Yang Sun, an unemployed pilot
Mrs. Yang, his mother
The Old Rug Merchants
The Policeman
Various others

THE GOOD PERSON OF SETZUAN

by Bertolt Brecht
Translated by Wendy Arons
Adapted by Tony Kushner

In this masterful parable play, the Gods have decreed, “If enough good people can be found the world can stay as it is.” Unfortunately, their search reveals only one good person, Shen Te, the prostitute; however, she must give up her profession in order to remain good. With a modest gift from the gods, she opens a small business, but the world of business proves increasingly challenging to her kind-hearted, good nature. As the pressures mount, can she remain a good person and still survive? Only the fate of the world is at stake.

Questions? Contact Michael Mufson  mmufson@palomar.edu

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Performing Arts Employment

Instructional Support Assistant III
For complete description and information, Click here

Technical Director/Instructional Support

Part-Time/Temporary (26 hours/week)
About Palomar Performing Arts

Palomar Performing Arts provides a vibrant educational environment that cultivates creative learning experiences between students, teachers and community through the study and practice of dance, music, theatre and collaborative performance.

Each year, the Performing Arts Department provides a one-of-a-kind educational experience for more that 3,000 music, theatre and dance students, and the Performing Arts Complex hosts up to 30 shows, serving tens of thousands of community members in North San diego County.

The new Performing Arts Complex houses two state-of-the-art performance venues, two beautiful dance studios, an acting studio and fully equipped costume shop and and scene shop.

Job Summary

Serves as instructional support and technical director for theatre, music and dance classes and performances with responsibility for theatrical scenery, lighting and other technical aspects of staging performances; works with technical theatre students in all aspects of scenery construction, fabrication and assembly, and the rigging of stage lighting equipment and software.

Essential Functions

 

Works with faculty, designers and directors of stage productions and events to implement staging and scenery to meet production requirements.

  • Provides input to production designers on design elements, approaches and aesthetics to ensure accuracy and technical/cost feasibility of individual units of production staging and scenery.
  • Ensures that Health and Safety Code requirements are addressed to ensure the safety of performers and the audience.
  • Works with directors, hourly and temporary workers, technical theatre students and others to assemble and prepare the stage and backstage areas for productions and performances.
  • Serves as master carpenter in constructing the more complex scenic units,rigging of overhead scenery.
  • Works with technical theatre faculty to prepare instructional materials and lab exercises on methods and tools commonly used in a theatre scene shop and backstage area.
  • Oversees day-to-day activities in technical theatre laboratories; ensures the scene shop is ready for use during scheduled hours and that equipment is in sound working order.
  • Monitors to ensure lab closing procedures are followed; maintains a clean, safe and orderly learning environment.
  • Provides instruction and demonstrates safety procedures for the use and operation of a variety of hand and power tools, including, but not limited to radial table and arm saws, grinders and sanders, staple and fastener guns, propane torches, drills, welders, adhesive applicators, routers, cutters; monitors students in the laboratory to ensure safety procedures are followed; responds to student questions regarding procedures and requirements.

 

Terms of Employment

This position is a 26 hours per week temporary assignment.

 

Compensation

$20-$24 per hour (depending on education and experience)

 

Application Screening

Begins July 22, 2015, and will continue until position is filled.

 

How to apply

Please send completed application (http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/hr/files/2013/09/STU-Temp-App-9.9.2014.pdf-22.pdf) and current resume to:

 

Justin Smiley, Manager

Performing Arts Production

jsmiley@palomar.edu

760-744-1150 x2455

http://www.palomarperforms.com

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Theatre Technician

Part-Time/Temporary (26 hours/week)

 

About Palomar Performing Arts

 

Palomar Performing Arts provides a vibrant educational environment that cultivates creative learning experiences between students, teachers and community through the study and practice of dance, music, theatre and collaborative performance.

 

Each year, the Performing Arts Department provides a one-of-a-kind educational experience for more that 3,000 music, theatre and dance students, and the Performing Arts Complex hosts up to 30 shows, serving tens of thousands of community members in North San diego County.

 

The new Performing Arts Complex houses two state-of-the-art performance venues, two beautiful dance studios, an acting studio and fully equipped costume shop and and scene shop.

 

 

Job Summary

 

Perform a variety of technical work in the construction, repair, maintenance, operation and rigging of theatrical equipment and effects. Assist in the supervision of student crews, function as stage manager and troubleshooter for any number of events in the Performing Arts Complex. Install, program and operate various types of lighting, audio and video/projection equipment.

 

 

Essential Functions

 

  • Assist in supporting departmental and external performances and rehearsals, including theatre, dance and music events;
  • Perform technical theatre carpentry, painting, electrical, and basic audio work;
  • Construct, repair and operate theatrical lighting, sound and scenic elements;
  • Set up theatre equipment in accordance with users’ written requests;
  • Enforce applicable safety standards and theatre rules; secure theatre after events;
  • Act as Production Stage Manager and/or Troubleshooter for various departmental and non-departmental events.
  • Assist in maintaining and providing security for all tools, equipment and District property in the theatre.

 

 

Terms of Employment

This position is a 26 hours per week temporary assignment. Schedule is highly variable and includes nights and weekends.

 

Experience

Equivalent of college-level coursework in a related discipline and three years of full time equivalent experience within the specific field.

 

Compensation

$20 per hour (depending on education and experience)

 

Application Screening

Begins July 22, 2015, and will continue until position is filled.

 

How to apply

Please send completed application (http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/hr/files/2013/09/STU-Temp-App-9.9.2014.pdf-22.pdf) and current resume to:

 

Justin Smiley, Manager

Performing Arts Production

jsmiley@palomar.edu

760-744-1150 x2455

http://www.palomarperforms.com

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Marketing Assistant

Part-Time (18 hours/week)

About Palomar Performing Arts

Palomar Performing Arts provides a vibrant educational environment that cultivates creative learning experiences between students, teachers and community through the study and practice of dance, music, theatre and collaborative performance.

Each year, the Performing Arts Department provides a one-of-a-kind educational experience for more that 3,000 music, theatre and dance students, and the Performing Arts Complex hosts up to 30 shows, serving tens of thousands of community members in North San diego County.

The new Performing Arts Complex houses two state-of-the-art performance venues, two beautiful dance studios, an acting studio and fully equipped costume shop and and scene shop.

Job Summary

Assists in the coordination of marketing and publicity for performing arts productions and concerts using various school, community and commercial media sources and outlets, including social media and online presence; prepares promotional materials in both print and web formats.

Essential Functions

 

  • Contribute to the uploading of the department website and websites belonging to outside publications and advertising entities.
  • Assist with Social Media marketing campaigns and day-to-day activities including:
    • Curate relevant content to reach the Department’s students and patrons.
    • Assist in creating, curating, and managing all published content (images, video and written).
    • Engage users by monitoring, listening and responding in a “Social” way.
    • Conduct online advocacy and promote events with special offers.
    • Develop and expand community with outreach efforts.
    • Participate in design (ie: Facebook Timeline cover, profile pic, thumbnails, ads, landing pages, Twitter profile, and other online outlets).
    • Assist in the design, creation and management of promotions and Social ad campaigns.
  • Proof Performing Arts/Creative Services work flow (projects) including posters, programs and season brochure.
  • Create, label and assist in maintaining Fall and Spring Season performance files.

Terms of Employment

This position is an 18 hours per week assignment. Schedule during normal business hours can be arranged to fit in with other school/work obligations.

Experience

Equivalent of college-level coursework in a related discipline.

Compensation

$12 per hour

Application Screening

Begins July 22, 2015, and will continue until position is filled.

How to apply

Please send completed application (http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/hr/files/2013/09/STU-Temp-App-9.9.2014.pdf-22.pdf) and current resume to:

 

Justin Smiley, Manager

Performing Arts Production

jsmiley@palomar.edu

760-744-1150 x2455

http://www.palomarperforms.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cultural Synergy Festival 2015 Program

Palomar Performing Arts
Spring Festival 2015
Cultural Synergy

Program: Please scroll down to your desired event.

 

Thursday, May 7

12:30
Concert Hour: Music Student Honors Recital
Howard Brubeck Theatre

4:00
The Water Speaks: A Mixed Media Theatre Installation

Performing Arts Courtyard

Conceived by Michael Mufson
Directed by Michael Mufson and Ingrid Trovão
Collaboratively created by the ensemble
Scenography by Ingrid Trovão
Costumes by Camille Liim
Lighting by Skyler Johnson
Live music composed and performed by Shannon Nauss

The Ensemble:
Saleem Bodden
V. Heather Fiore
Brian Keon
Bryan Levin
Donnie Longoria
Darcie McClain
Karen McCleod
Hannah Piccola
Garrett Sanders
Anthony Soriano
Anna Tower
Ingrid Trovão
Caitlin Westmoreland

Stage Manager – Elaine Gibbs
Production Assistants – Sam Bedford, Nicole McCarthy

 

Additional Music Tracks:
Letters Home by Rachel’s
Tea Merchants by Rachel’s
Night at Sea by Rachel’s
Blue Ocean Water Speaks by Laurence Lloyd Duff and Tim Hilbert
Callback Queen by Laurence Lloyd Duff and Tim Hilbert
Ego Sum by Hortus Musicus

Songs:
Comfort Me Words and Music: Mimi Bornstein
Return Again Words and Music by Rabbi Shalome Carlebach
Oh Shenandoah Traditional American Folksong

Source Texts
Long Life: Essays and Other Writings by Mary Oliver
The Water Speaks by Michael Mufson
The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson
A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver
Watermark, the Movie – quote from Oscar Dennis
The Greening of the Self by Joanna Macy
Quantum Theory Demonstrated: Observation Affects Reality, ScienceDaily.com

Additional Artwork
Fetus Bottle by Sue DiGiacomo
Earth Chairs by Mark Adams

 

5:00
A Tribute to John Valdez. (Free)
Studio Theatre

7:00
Palomar Jazz Ensembles
Directed by Paul Kurokawa
Howard Brubeck Theatre

Day Jazz Ensemble
When You’re Smiling              Larry Shay / Mark Fisher / Joe Goodwin
arr. T. Kubis

God Bless’ the Child               Billie Holiday / Arthur Herzog, Jr; (arr. J. Nowak)

St. Louis Blues                         W. C. Handy (arr. N. Riddle, S. Nestico)

Angel Eyes                              Matt Dennis / Earl Brent (arr. M. Harris)

Save the Last Dance for Me     Doc Pomus / Mort Shuman (arr. D. Foster)

Uptown Funk                          Mark Ronson / Jeff Bhasker / Philip Lawrence (arr. M. Ronson)

Day Jazz Ensemble Personnel

Saxophones
Daniel Gonzalez
Hayden Wolf
Daniel Rojas
Bruce Walker
Allen Diamond

Trumpets
Joel Buras
Armando Silva
Aaron Miramontes
Gabriel Weiss

Clarinet
Jerome Parmer

Trombones
Addison Wolf*
Chris Crabill
Oscar Ramirez
Geno Rancour
Jon Studer

Piano
Augustine Herrera
Vafa Samiei

Guitar
Toshiki Sakanaka

Bass
Keane Freeman

Drums
Casey Brillon
Josh Frontiero
Koosha Hakimi
Chris Lichtenberg

Voice
Sara Mussen
Lawren Richardson
Sarah Jaka

Night Jazz Ensemble
Willowcrest                                          Bob Florence

Love Is Here to Stay                           George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin
arr. D. Wolpe

Willow Weep for Me                          Alan Ronell (arr. V. Norman)

Yosemite Suite                                     Gabriel Weiss
1. Maybe I’ll Get By This Year
2. Yosemite Valley
3. California Van Trip

Chega de Saudade                              Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinicius de Moraesarr. M. Taylor

My Foolish Heart                                Victor Young / Ned Washington (arr. P. Herbolzheimer)
Valerie                                                   Dave McCabe / Russell Pritchard / Sean Payne / Abi Harding / Paul Molloy /B. Chowdhury
(arr. B. J. van Igede)

Lady Madonna                                    John Lennon / Paul McCartney (arr. M. Tomaro)

Night Jazz Ensemble Personnel

Saxophones
Allison Davis*
Andrew Pradels
Alan Lasnover
Rolf Olsen
Daniel Rojas
Ryan Youmans

Trumpets
Richard Almanza
Joel Buras*
Aaron Miramontes
Connor Schwartz
Gabriel Weiss

Trombones
Peter Phillips
Oscar Ramirez
Evan Talbot
Michael Tramm*

Piano
Jon Sengstacke

Guitars
Nate Burns
Bruce Grafrath*

Bass/Vibes
Jamie Lund

Drums
Chris Becker*

Voice
Sarah Jaka
Victor Renteria
Lawren Richardson
*Indicates section leader

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Friday, May 8

6:15
Pre-Concert Lecture with Project Wildlife
with Guinevere the Falcon, Kwa Pai the Hawk, Ellen Weller, Madelyn Byrne and Ulli Reiner
Howard Brubeck Theatre lobby

7:00
Palomar Symphony Orchestra
Water Music IV: The Flow of the Wild
Directed by Dr. Ellen Weller
Howard Brubeck Theatre

Comet Overture (2013)                                                                       Robert Giracello
Dedication “to Ellen Weller and the Palomar Orchestra”.
World Premiere

Decorah Bald Eagle Violin Concerto (2014)                                  Madelyn Byrne
Ulli Reiner, Soloist
Chad Ohlheiser, Video Designer
Glenn Miller, Photographs
World Premiere

Symphony No. 6 in F major, op. 68, “Pastoral”                            Ludwig van Beethoven

  1. Awakening of cheerful feelings upon arrival in the countryside
  2. Scene by the brook

III. Merry gathering of country folk

  1. Thunder. Storm.
  2. Shepard’s song; cheerful and thankful feelings after the storm

 Palomar Symphony Orchestra Spring 2015

 Violin I
*Ulli Reiner – Concertmaster
Rachel LeverenzAssistant Concertmaster
Karen Guizar
Dalia Miguel
Virginia Thomas
Gerardo Zorrilla

Violin II
Gayle McCutchan – Principal
Alex Pilchowski
Karl Bloomfield
Emma O’Sullivan
Sara Rothenberg
Michelle Thompson

 Viola
Roger Pine – Principal
Fabiola Diederichs
Zachary Manlapid
Aubrey Stewart-Brown

Cello
Priscilla Norris – Principal
Ken Tominaga
*Cynthia Torgison

Contrabass
Thomas Torgison – Principal
*Harley Magsino

Flute
David Montoya – Principal
Seth Brown

Piccolo
Seth Brown

Oboe
*Gracie Fowler – Principal
Chelsea Rohlfing

Clarinet
Kasey Presley
Robert Reyes

Bassoon
Susan Schoneman – Principal

French Horn
*Kenneth Bell – Principal
Steven Maher

Trumpet
Darrel Burns – Principal
Madison Macleod

Trombone
Vicente Hernandez – Principal
David Burnworth
Raymond Lucero

Bass Trombone
Vicente Hernandez

Tuba
Antonio Acevez

Timpani
Zach Elliott – Principal

Percussion
*Heather Barclay
Zach Elliott
Josh Frontiero
Juan Rubio
*Robert Weller

Piano/Keyboards
*Michael Munson
*Robert Weller

 *Denotes Palomar Faculty

 

8:15
The Water Speaks: A Mixed Media Theatre Installation
Performing Arts Courtyard

Conceived by Michael Mufson
Directed by Michael Mufson and Ingrid Trovão
Collaboratively created by the ensemble
Scenography by Ingrid Trovão
Costumes by Camille Liim
Lighting by Skyler Johnson
Live music composed and performed by Shannon Nauss

The Ensemble:
Saleem Bodden
V. Heather Fiore
Brian Keon
Bryan Levin
Donnie Longoria
Darcie McClain
Karen McCleod
Hannah Piccola
Garrett Sanders
Anthony Soriano
Anna Tower
Ingrid Travão
Caitlin Westmoreland

Stage Manager – Elaine Gibbs
Production Assistants – Sam Bedford, Nicole McCarthy

 

Additional Music Tracks:
Letters Home by Rachel’s
Tea Merchants by Rachel’s
Night at Sea by Rachel’s
Blue Ocean Water Speaks by Laurence Lloyd Duff and Tim Hilbert
Callback Queen by Laurence Lloyd Duff and Tim Hilbert
Ego Sum by Hortus Musicus

Songs:
Comfort Me Words and Music: Mimi Bornstein
Return Again Words and Music by Rabbi Shalome Carlebach
Oh Shenandoah Traditional American Folksong

Source Texts
Long Life: Essays and Other Writings by Mary Oliver
The Water Speaks by Michael Mufson
The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson
A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver
Watermark, the Movie – quote from Oscar Dennis
The Greening of the Self by Joanna Macy
Quantum Theory Demonstrated: Observation Affects Reality, ScienceDaily.com

Additional Artwork
Fetus Bottle by Sue DiGiacomo
Earth Chairs by Mark Adams

 

9:15
Film Screening: Breaking Point: Time is Running Out (Free)
Howard Brubeck Theatre

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Saturday, May 9

11:00-11:50 AM
Palomar Brass and Sax Ensemble
Performing Arts Courtyard

Palomar College Brass Ensemble

Fanfare our preceder “La Peri”                           Paul Dukas (1865-1935)
arr. J. F. Taillard

Fanfare for Brass Ensemble & Percussion      Alexander Tcherepnin (1899-1977)

Weeping, Sad and Lonely                                    Henry Tucker (1826-1882)
arr. J. Hoesly

Gloria in Excelsis                                                  David Uber (1921-2007)
(based on Chorales of J. S. Bach)

Sabre Dance                                                            Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978)
arr. W. Gordon

Bridge over Troubled Water                                Paul Simon (1941-)
arr. S. Smith

Personnel

Trumpet:
Darrel Burns
Aaron Miramontes
Les Samenow
Zachary Solza
Mike Sutherland

French Horn:
Robert Wolfe

English Horn:
Chelsea Rohlfing

Euphonium:
Karin Kupka

Trombone:
Raymond Lucero
Christopher Rivera

Bass Trombone:
Vicente Hernandez

Bass Trombone/Tuba:
Antonio Acevez

Percussion
Zach Elliott
Juan Rubio

Palomar College Saxophone Ensemble

“Little” Fugue in G minor                                     Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
arr. J. Marlatt

“Wachet Auf” from Cantata No. 140                   Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
arr. J. Marlatt

Get Blue                                                                     Edgar Herzog (1826-1882)

I.   Count Peanuts
II.  West Side Blues
III. Box E
IV.  Blue Spirit
V.    3 for 5

Personnel
Andrew Pradels              alto
David Montoya              alto
Chelsea Rohlfing            oboe / English horn
Paul Kurokawa              soprano & alto|
Josias Miguel                 tenor
Ryan Youmans              baritone

12-12:45 PM
Palomar Chorale and Chamber Singers
Howard Brubeck Theatre
Directed by Sally Husch Dean
Dr. Michael Munson, Pianist, Chamber Singers
Anna Juliar, Pianist, Chorale
Guest Artists: Sean Sobash, Bass; Bob Weller, Drums

Culture may be described simply as that which makes life worth living.   –T.S. Elliot  
A choral culture then is simply that which makes music worth singing together.   — S.H. Dean

Today’s program crosses from one choral tradition to another, weaving together the unity and diversity of culture crossings.


Palomar Chamber Singers

Love is a Circle                                                                                Ross Lee Finney (1906-1997)
Poem by Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

Singabahambayo Thina                                                              South African Freedom Song
(On Earth and Army is Marching)

Unity                                                                                                  Text from Psalm 133;  Arr. Daniel Carson II

1. Moone and F. Washington                                                        Soloists: Lauren Richardson and Audrey Lee Young

Geographical Fugue                                                                      Ernst Toch (1887 – 1964)

Two Settings of James Joyce poetry                                          Madelyn Byrne
from “Chamber Music” (1907 )
Rain Has Fallen
Winds of May

Dastam Begir (Hold My Hand)                                                    Vafa Samiei
(Translation from Farsi)
Hold my hand
As we fly toward the future
Skies, clear on my path

Hymn to the Eternal Flame                                                          Stephen Paulus
from To Be Certain of the Dawn
Text Michael Dennis Browne
Baritone: Jose Guerrero   Soprano: Clara Van Winkle Kelly

 

 

Palomar Chorale

Ain’ – a That Good News!                                                                William L. Dawson (1889 – 1990)

Neckereien ( Flirtation )                                                                  Johanes Brahms

O Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)                                                  Traditional Irish

Arr. Bob Chilcott

Text: Fred Weatherly

Stormy Weather                                                                               Harold Arlen            

Text by Ted Koehler

Arr. Kirby Shaw

 

 Blue Skies                                                                                          Irving Berlin

Arr. Roger Emerson

soloists: Danielle Lindamood and Peter Jorgensen

 

Wade in the Water                                                                          Traditional spiritual

Arr. Mark Hayes

Soloists: Lara Hardin, Ann Tamoria, Bryan Heard, Gregory Hoag, Maria Al-Shamma, Tim Lindamood

 

 
Sally Husch Dean directs both the Palomar Chamber Singers and the Palomar Chorale. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Voice Performance from the University of California, San Diego, and a Master of Music: Choral Conducting from California State University, Los Angeles. She has studied conducting with David Chase in San Diego and Donald Brinegar in Los Angeles. Ms. Dean is the founding Artistic Director of the San Diego North Coast Singers Youth Chorus, and has led this prestigious ensemble on national and international tours. In 2014 she founded Sorelle San Diego, a chamber women’s ensemble

Dr. Michael D. Munson, accompanist Chorale received his Bachelor of Music in Piano and Bassoon Performance from the University of Maine, followed by his Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Accompanying and Chamber Music from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York in 1992. He teaches piano and theory, accompanies instrumentalists in the applied music area, and plays for ballet classes on staff at Palomar College. He also coaches applied music students and accompanies master classes and recitals at Mira Costa College in Oceanside. Dr. Munson is also the organist of the First United Methodist Church of Escondido. He is active in the Palomar Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, where he is currently Dean.

Anna Juliar, accompanist Chorale, was born in Archangelsk, Russia. She graduated from Archangelsk Music College with degrees in Piano Teaching and Accompanying, and The Russian State Pedagogical University (in St. Petersburg) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. She toured through Europe with the Sound of America Honor Band and Chorus as their principle accompanist from 2006-2010. She has worked with the Albany Symphony and was the principle accompanist for Albany Pro Musica from 2010-2011. Anna served as a judge for the Parillo Piano Competition, and was a frequent accompanist for the New York State School Music Association. She instructs private piano lessons and works as an accompanist for San Diego North Coast Singers in Encinitas, California, where she has lived since 2013.

Bob Weller, pianist/percussionist/composer has enjoyed a significant career as a jazz drummer, working with jazz greats Joe Pass, Mose Allison, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Benny Golson, Kenny Baron, Herb Ellis, Dave Carpenter, Walt Weiskopf, Larry Koonse, Hollis Gentry III, Jeff Beal, Steve Tavaglione, Anthony Davis and Mike Garson. He has also recorded and performed with experimental/free jazz/avante garde artists including George Lewis, Bertram Turetzky, Nathan Hubbard, Lisle Ellis, Vinny Golia, Jason Robinson, David Borgo and wife Ellen Weller.

Sean Sobash, bass, began playing guitar at age five gravitating towards bass in high school finding more opportunities to play in orchestra, jazz ensemble, and various bands.  He graduated from Palomar College’s Applied Music Program, where he studied with Gunnar Biggs. He continued his studies at Loyola University in New Orleans, and completed his Bachelor in Music degree at San Diego State University, studying with Jeremy Kurtz. Recently Sean performed on Dreamwork’s production of Madagascar “Operation Vacation” at Sea World in San Diego. He currently plays with Six Flags Magic Mountain in their “Full Throttle” production. He also performs with artists’ Todo Mundo, Tiffany Jane, and Tolan Shaw.  He records and teaches private lessons.

Palomar Chamber Singers

SOPRANO

Beatriz Avila-Casillas

Delaney Dietrich

Sara Jaka

Clara Van Winkle Kelly

Althea Murphy

ALTO

Brenda Amézquita

Kasey Presley

Chelsea Rohlfing

Audrey Lee Young

TENOR

Nickolas Altman

Darrel Burns

Cris Molino

Cesar Palomino

Arthur Sauls

BASS

Brandon Eggleston

Jose Guerrero

Lawren Richardson

Vafa Samiei

Dillon Vilaiphanh

 

Palomar Chorale

SOPRANO

Maria Al-Shamma

Aviva Alter

Lisa Callender

Amanda Dean

Karen Johns

Lisa LaQua

Pam Lindamood

Llyn Mallen

Laurie McMenamin

Bonnie Noble

Alexandra Root

Mitzi Sobash *

Lyudmila Yevstratenko

Tatyana Yevstratenko

ALTO

Ellen Blakeborough

Elaina Blankinship

Judy Gibson

Eileen Groth

Lara Hardin

Cheryl Heard

Cindy Kelly *

Danielle Lindamood

Janet Sachrison

Laurie Seewald

Gayle Starr

Ann Tamoria

Lynn Viall ***

TENOR

Mary Cooper

Paul Hayes *

Tim Lindamood

 BASS

Stu Gibson *

Bryan Heard

Gregory Hoag

Peter Jorgensen

Gary Robinson

Tom Torgison

* Section Leader

*** Manager

*** Manager

 

1:00-1:40 PM
Palomar/YPO Percussion Ensemble
Directed by Heather Barclay
Performing Arts Courtyard

Overture for Percussion Ensemble                               John Beck

Mercury Rising                                                                Nathan Daughtrey

A la Samba                                                                        Mitchell Peters

Sabre Dance                                                                     Aram Khachaturian
arr. James Moore

Sacks Appeal                                                                    Alan Black

Rock Around the Clock                                                  Max Freedman
arr. Diane Downs

Encore in Jazz                                                                  Vic Firth

Palomar/YPO Percussion Ensemble Personnel
Sebastien Bate
Joey Besgen
Paul Chevallier
Koosha Hakimi
Bryce Jacobs
Joshua Lee
Spencer Pedone
Kevin Zhang

 

 

2:00-2:50 PM
Palomar/Pacific Coast Concert Band

Directed by Ken Bell
Howard Brubeck Theatre

Fanfare for a New Era                                        Jack Stamp

A Tribute to Harry James                                  Arranged by Sammy Nestico

Les Samenow, Trumpet Soloist

Armenian Dances                                                Alfred Reed

  1. Hov Arek (The Peasant’s Plea)
  2. Khoomar  (Wedding Dance)

Nobles of the Mystic Shrine March                   John Philip Sousa

Dancin’ into the’20’s                                            Arranged by Donald Hunsberger

A Ragtime Dance Revue

  1. Picalilli Rag  (1918)  George A. Reeg
  2. The Richard’s Tango  (1913)  Elizabeth Scates
  3. Waltz Set                Victor Herbert

a.  “A Kiss in the Dark”  (1922)

  1. “For I’m Falling in Love”  (1910)
  2. “Kiss Me Again”   (1916)
  3. “When You’re Away”   (1914)
  4. Hunkatin  (1918)    Sol P. Levy

Music of the Beatles                                             Arranged by Michael Sweeney

 

Director:                              Mr. Kenneth Bell

Concert Master:               Don Pennington

Band Manager:                 Thomas Daily

 

FLUTE

Becky Dominguez            Section Leader
Jessica Blankemeier
Terri Jackson
Christy Keeton
Cindy Lane
Mary Lou Mallay
Marilyn Micheau
Roxanne Muhlmeister
Melinda O’Brien
Eleanor Tibbals-Pennington

OBOE

Gerry Lester                       Section Leader

CLARINET

Don Pennington               Section Leader
Robert Griffin
Jess Kelley
Kathleen Lee
Oscar Murillo
Mark Nadeau
Arianna Shell
Brigg Sherman
Lynn Taylor

BASSOON

Cheryl Knapp                     Section Leader
Leo McNamara
Leona Wolf

 

SAXOPHONE

Lisa Voisen                          Section Leader
Rick Blankemeier
Mark Karasek
Dawn Oftedahl
Walt Peale
Jessica Pinell
Tim Shell
Gail Tolleson
Akino Tsuchiya
Hayden Wolf

 

TRUMPET

Les Samenow                    Section Leader
Aaron Brinneman
Tom Daily
Mark Kuski
Bryan Martinez
Dahlia Mustafa
John Strohminger
Mike Sutherland
Tanya Wallace

FRENCH HORN

Linda McNamara              Section Leader
Vanessa Burrows
Steve Freyling
Cindy Monohan
Erich Wolf

 

TROMBONE

Ann Fradet                         Section Leader
David Burnworth
Nick Greenlee
Cliff Johnson
Silas Winn
Addison Wolf

 

BARITONE

Chris Epstein                      Section Leader
Tom Burkey
Jerry Fredgren

 

TUBA

Tim Griffin                           Section Leader
Colleen Foster
Jerry van den Honert

 

PERCUSSION

Roark Galloway                 Section Leader
Dominic Aglialoro
Sebastian Broman
Allison Wheeler

3:00-3:50 PM
The Water Speaks: A Mixed Media Theatre Installation
Performing Arts Courtyard

Conceived by Michael Mufson
Directed by Michael Mufson and Ingrid Travão
Collaboratively created by the ensemble
Scenography by Ingrid Trovão
Costumes by Camille Liim
Lighting by Skyler Johnson
Live music composed and performed by Shannon Nauss

The Ensemble:
Saleem Bodden
V. Heather Fiore
Brian Keon
Bryan Levin
Donnie Longoria
Darcie McClain
Karen McCleod
Hannah Piccola
Garrett Sanders
Anthony Soriano
Anna Tower
Ingrid Travão
Caitlin Westmoreland

Stage Manager                        Elaine Gibbs
Production Assistants            Sam Bedford, Nicole McCarthy

 

Additional Music Tracks:
Letters Home by Rachel’s
Tea Merchants by Rachel’s
Night at Sea by Rachel’s
Blue Ocean Water Speaks by Laurence Lloyd Duff and Tim Hilbert
Callback Queen by Laurence Lloyd Duff and Tim Hilbert
Ego Sum by Hortus Musicus

Songs:
Comfort Me Words and Music: Mimi Bornstein
Return Again Words and Music by Rabbi Shalome Carlebach
Oh Shenandoah Traditional American Folksong

Source Texts
Long Life: Essays and Other Writings by Mary Oliver
The Water Speaks by Michael Mufson
The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson
A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver
Watermark, the Movie – quote from Oscar Dennis
The Greening of the Self by Joanna Macy
Quantum Theory Demonstrated: Observation Affects Reality, ScienceDaily.com

Additional Artwork
Fetus Bottle by Sue DiGiacomo
Earth Chairs by Mark Adams

 

 

4:00-4:50 PM
Electronic Ensemble and First Flight
First Flight, Early Spring questions the boundaries  between found and instrumental sounds.  Much of this piece consists of my own field recordings created on hikes in the Southern California area where I reside.  I have been fascinated by the birds in our area and this piece was written in response to the beautiful red-shouldered hawks that live in the Southern California region.  Once again, I have an active hawks’ nest behind my house and their offspring took flight in early Spring.

Directed by Dr. Madelyn Byrne
Studio Theatre


5:00-5:50 PM
Agogo
Performing Arts Courtyard

Agogo, the resident Afro-Cuban Brazilian Drum and Dance Ensemble, founded and directed by Patriceann Mead, will present an exhilarating vibrant performance of traditional music, dance and song from Cuba and Brazil.

Founder/Director:   Patriceann Mead
Music Director:     Silfredo La O Vigo
Musicians:  Silfredo La O Vigo, Mark Lamson, JP Hewett, Vladimir Gonzalez, and Jacob Russo

Dancers: Patriceann Mead, Amanda Smith, Alicia Smith, Michelle Sadrena Clark, Madeline Elizabeth Rayon, Rickey A. Richardson, Gian Yubane

AfoxéAvamunhaSamba Reggae
Choreography:   Patriceann Mead
Music and Song Arrangement:   Mark Lamson

Notes: Detour to Brazil, Afoxé is a secular expression of religious traditions preserved by Africans in Northeast Brazil. These fraternities (and now also sororities) support community events and compete in their own carnivals. Axé consists of popular drum styles from Bahia, Brazil and also incorporates Samba and Caribbean rhythms.

Rumba – Guaguanco/Columbia
Music and Song Arrangement:   Silfredo La O Vigo
Dancers: Patriceann Mead & Silfredo La O Vigo

Notes: Rumba is a traditional music and dance style that emerged on the docks of Matanzas and Havana. The Rumba has three styles, which are Yambu, Guaguanco and Colombia. Guaguanco is a couple’s dance where the man and the woman plat a game that mimics the rooster and the hen. The man tries to seduce the woman and the woman flirts back in a subtle manner. The woman is conquered by the symbolic gesture known as Vacunao. The woman tries to avoid the gestures with the movements of her skirt or scarf. Columbia is a competitive solo dance for men.

 

 

6:00-6:50 PM

Palomar Symphony Orchestra
Water Music IV: The Flow of the Wild
Directed by Dr. Ellen Weller
Howard Brubeck Theatre

Comet Overture (2013)                                                                Robert Giracello
Dedication “to Ellen Weller and the Palomar Orchestra”.
World Premiere

 

Decorah Bald Eagle Violin Concerto (2014)                          Madelyn Byrne

Ulli Reiner, Soloist
World Premiere

 

Symphony No. 6 in F major, op. 68, “Pastoral”                    Ludwig van Beethoven

  1. Awakening of cheerful feelings upon arrival in the countryside
  2. Scene by the brook

III. Merry gathering of country folk

  1. Thunder. Storm.
  2. Shepard’s song; cheerful and thankful feelings after the storm

 

 

Palomar Symphony Orchestra Spring 2015

 

Violin I    

*Ulli Reiner – Concertmaster

Rachel LeverenzAssistant Concertmaster

Karen Guizar

Dalia Miguel

Virginia Thomas

Gerardo Zorrilla

Violin II

Gayle McCutchan – Principal
Alex Pilchowski
Karl Bloomfield
Emma O’Sullivan
Sara Rothenberg
Michelle Thompson

 Viola

Roger Pine – Principal

Fabiola Diederichs

Zachary Manlapid

Aubrey Stewart-Brown

 

Cello

Priscilla Norris – Principal

Ken Tominaga

*Cynthia Torgison

 

Contrabass

Thomas Torgison – Principal

*Harley Magsino

 

Flute

David Montoya – Principal

Seth Brown

 

Piccolo

Seth Brown

 

Oboe

*Gracie Fowler – Principal
Chelsea Rohlfing

 

Clarinet

Kasey Presley

Robert Reyes

 

Bassoon

Susan Schoneman – Principal

 

French Horn

*Kenneth Bell – Principal

Steven Maher

 

Trumpet

Darrel Burns – Principal

Madison Macleod

 

Trombone

Vicente Hernandez – Principal
David Burnworth
Raymond Lucero

Bass Trombone

Vicente Hernandez

 

Tuba

Antonio Acevez

 

Timpani
Zach Elliott – Principal

Percussion
*Heather Barclay
Zach Elliott

 

7:00-7:50 PM
The Water Speaks: A Mixed Media Theatre Installation
Performing Arts Courtyard

Conceived by Michael Mufson
Directed by Michael Mufson and Ingrid Trovão
Collaboratively created by the ensemble
Scenography by Ingrid Trovão
Costumes by Camille Liim
Lighting by Skyler Johnson
Live music composed and performed by Shannon Nauss

The Ensemble:
Saleem Bodden
V. Heather Fiore
Brian Keon
Bryan Levin
Donnie Longoria
Darcie McClain
Karen McCleod
Hannah Piccola
Garrett Sanders
Anthony Soriano
Anna Tower
Ingrid Travão
Caitlin Westmoreland

Stage Manager                        Elaine Gibbs
Production Assistants           Sam Bedford, Nicole McCarthy

 

Additional Music Tracks:
Letters Home by Rachel’s
Tea Merchants by Rachel’s
Night at Sea by Rachel’s
Blue Ocean Water Speaks by Laurence Lloyd Duff and Tim Hilbert
Callback Queen by Laurence Lloyd Duff and Tim Hilbert
Ego Sum by Hortus Musicus

Songs:
Comfort Me Words and Music: Mimi Bornstein
Return Again Words and Music by Rabbi Shalome Carlebach
Oh Shenandoah Traditional American Folksong

Source Texts
Long Life: Essays and Other Writings by Mary Oliver
The Water Speaks by Michael Mufson
The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson
A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver
Watermark, the Movie – quote from Oscar Dennis
The Greening of the Self by Joanna Macy
Quantum Theory Demonstrated: Observation Affects Reality, ScienceDaily.com

Additional Artwork
Fetus Bottle by Sue ?
Earth Chairs by Mark Adams

 

7:50 PM
Closing Event: Agogo Conga Line and Community Jam
Front of Howard Brubeck Theatre
Conga
Choreography: Patriceann Mead
Music and Song Arrangement: Silfredo La O Vigo

Notes: Conga de Habanera is the formal name of the rhythm and the dance that is most often used in Cuban Carnival Street Parades in Havana, Cuba.

Palomar Jazz Ensembles Program Information

Palomar Jazz Ensembles
Directed by Paul Kurokawa
Howard Brubeck Theatre

Day Jazz Ensemble
When You’re Smiling              Larry Shay / Mark Fisher / Joe Goodwin
arr. T. Kubis

God Bless’ the Child               Billie Holiday / Arthur Herzog, Jr; arr. J. Nowak

 

St. Louis Blues                         W. C. Handy

arr. N. Riddle, S. Nestico

 

Angel Eyes                              Matt Dennis / Earl Brent

arr. M. Harris

 

Save the last Dance for Me     Doc Pomus / Mort Shuman

arr. D. Foster

 

Uptown Funk                          Mark Ronson / Jeff Bhasker / Philip Lawrence (arr. M. Ronson)

 

Day Jazz Ensemble Personnel

Saxophones
Daniel Gonzalez
Hayden Wolf
Daniel Rojas
Bruce Walker
Allen Diamond

Trumpets
Joel Buras
Armando Silva
Aaron Miramontes
Gabriel Weiss

Clarinet
Jerome Parmer

Trombones
Addison Wolf*
Chris Crabill
Oscar Ramirez
Geno Rancour
Jon Studer

Piano
Augustine Herrera
Vafa Samiei

Guitar
Toshiki Sakanaka

Bass
Keane Freeman

Drums
Casey Brillon
Josh Frontiero
Koosha Hakimi
Chris Lichtenberg

 

 

Night Jazz Ensemble
Willowcrest                                          Bob Florence

Love Is Here to Stay                            George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin
arr. D. Wolpe

 

Willow Weep for Me                            Alan Ronell (arr. V. Norman)

Yosemite Suite                                     Gabriel Weiss

 

  1. Maybe I’ll Get By This Year
  2. Yosemite
  • California Van Trip

 

Chega de Saudade                              Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinicius de Moraesarr. M. Taylor

My Foolish Heart                                Victor Young / Ned Washington
arr. P. Herbolzheimer

Valerie                                                 Dave McCabe / Russell Pritchard /

Sean Payne / Abi Harding / Paul Molloy /

Boyan Chowdhury
arr. B. J. van Igede

Lady Madonna                                    John Lennon / Paul McCartney
arr. M. Tomaro

 

Night Jazz Ensemble Personnel

Saxophones
Allison Davis*
Andrew Pradels
Alan Lasnover
Rolf Olsen
Daniel Rojas
Ryan Youmans

Trumpets
Richard Almanza
Joel Buras*
Aaron Miramontes
Connor Schwartz
Gabriel Weiss

Trombones
Peter Phillips
Oscar Ramirez
Evan Talbot
Michael Tramm*

Piano
Jon Sengstacke

Guitars
Nate Burns
Bruce Grafrath*

Bass/Vibes
Jamie Lund

Drums
Chris Becker*

Voice
Sarah Jaka
Victor Renteria
*Indicates section leader

The Water Speaks Program Information

The Water Speaks
Performing Arts Courtyard

Conceived by Michael Mufson
Directed by Michael Mufson and Ingrid Travão
Collaboratively created by the ensemble
Scenography by Ingrid Travão
Costumes by Camille Liim
Lighting by Skyler Johnson
Live music composed and performed by Shannon Nauss

The Ensemble:
Saleem Bodden
V. Heather Fiore
Brian Keon
Bryan Levin
Donnie Longoria
Darcie McClain
Karen McCleod
Hannah Piccola
Garrett Sanders
Anthony Soriano
Anna Tower
Ingrid Travão
Caitlin Westmoreland

Stage Manager – Elaine Gibbs
Production Assistants – Sam ?, Nicole

 

Additional Music Tracks:
Letters Home by Rachel’s
Tea Merchants by Rachel’s
Night at Sea by Rachel’s
Blue Ocean Water Speaks by Laurence Lloyd Duff and Tim Hilbert
Callback Queen by Laurence Lloyd Duff and Tim Hilbert
Ego Sum by Hortus Musicus

Songs:
Comfort Me Words and Music: Mimi Bornstein
Return Again Words and Music by Rabbi Shalome Carlebach
Oh Shenandoah Traditional American Folksong

Source Texts
Long Life: Essays and Other Writings by Mary Oliver
The Water Speaks by Michael Mufson
The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson
A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver
Watermark, the Movie – quote from Oscar Dennis
The Greening of the Self by Joanna Macy
Quantum Theory Demonstrated: Observation Affects Reality, ScienceDaily.com

Additional Artwork
Fetus Bottle by Sue ?
Earth Chairs by Mark Adams

Courtney Austin Clifford

Pop Art Makeup Competition

Here are the results of the POP ART Makeup Competition last week.  Thank you to everyone who came by to vote!
 
First Place – Courtney Austin Clifford 
Second Place – Rose Diamond
Third Place – Leanne Elias

 

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Steph Johnson Trio! This week at Concert Hour

This week at Concert Hour!
Steph Johnson Trio
(Howard Brubeck Theatre)

Since her last Concert Hour performance in 2014, Steph Johnson has solidified her status as a funky, cool singer, songwriter and guitarist. Bassist Rob Thorsen and drummer Fernando Gomez round out this rootsy Americana trio.


and, as always….

Bring a friend,

It’s Free!!

April 16

12:30 PM

Howard Brubeck Theatre

Upcoming Attractions

This Sunday!
Steinway Series- Ching-Ming Cheng
Sunday April 19, 2015 Equal Parts performer and Educator, Cheng comes to the series by way of Cal State San Marcos, where she is a full time faculty member. Cheng will pull from her broad classical and romantic background for a program of rare delights!