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October 17

Electro Acoustic Music Festival

Special guest composer/ trombonist/ improviser Michael Dessen (UC Irvine) performs on the digibone, a customized performance environment for trombone and live electronics. Michael is well known for his improvisation and innovative use of technology. Joining the festivities will be our own Ellen Weller, improvising with Michael Dessen.

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October 17

Concert Hour: Performance Lab (D10)

Electro-Acoustic Festival Preview

Local and out-of-town composers and performers bend and blend the worlds of acoustic and electronic composition. Special guests to be announced.

October 18


Palomar Chamber Singers

with the Palomar/Pacific Concert Band

An unusual pairing of two premier Palomar organizations in this celebratory season! Expect both classic and contemporary repertoire, highlighted with unexpected, rare twists, including Celebrations by 20th century composer Vincent Persichetti.

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October 24

Concert Hour: Performance Lab (D10)

The Scorpion Decides

According to drummer/composer/bandleader Nathan Hubbard, this unusual quartet “melds breakbeat rhythmic concepts and free jazz syntax into a unified whole.”  Adds the Phoenix New Times, “…a remarkable slice of jazz/funk”.

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October 25, 26

Bach to Brubeck

Palomar Symphony Orchestra

with the Palomar Brass Ensemble

Two powerful Palomar performing entities honor our theatre’s namesake, Dr. Howard Brubeck! The Palomar Symphony Orchestra presents G Flat Theme by Howard Brubeck; Nocturne by Madelyn Byrne; and, joined by the Palomar Brass Ensemble, Four Dance Episodes (from Rodeo) by Aaron Copland. The Brass Ensemble will also present additional selections from J.S. Bach and modern composers.

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October 31

Concert Hour: Performance Lab (D10)

Steven Gray, piano

(Note: The AfroCuban/Brazilian performance featuring Agogo, originally scheduled for this date, has been postponed. We hope to reschedule in the near future.)

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November 7

Concert Hour: Performance Lab (D10)

Terry McManus

Guitarist/composer/sound artist Terrence McManus has been called “…one of New York’s latest guitar heroes…”(All About Jazz). Featured will be music from Miles Davis’ second quintet, arranged for solo guitar.

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November 8 – 17

The Philadelphia Story

by Philip Barry

A witty comedy of class, manners, marriage and re-marriage, this 1939 Broadway classic spins the tale of a socialite whose wedding plans are complicated by the simultaneous arrival of her ex-husband and an attractive journalist.  Read more »

November 14

Coffee Talk

Censorship of the Arts: To cut or not to cut?

Join the cast, crew and production team of The Philadelphia Story for a one-hour discussion on producing a “classic” play for a modern audience, and the challenges that can be presented in the text.

Thursday, November 14, 6pm; Studio Theatre

Free coffee, free thinking, free admission!

November 15

Student Recital

Friday, 1pm, Performance Lab (D10). Free!

Come support your Palomar colleagues as they perform music in a variety of styles, from classical to modern and contemporary composers, on violin, saxophone, piano, voice, trombone, classical guitar, and more! Our music majors need an audience. Your support is appreciated!

November 15

Swingin’ and Singin’

Palomar Jazz!

and the Spectrum Singers

Palomar’s Day and Night Jazz Ensembles, joined by the Spectrum Singers, inject rhythmic sophistication, virtuosic expression and good-time swing into blues, Latin and jazz-oriented Big Band arrangements.  Read more »

November 21

Sonic Sampler

Cutting edge technology shapes student compositions from the Electronic Music Lab.  Read more »

November 22, 23

WinterDance 2013

Hip Hop, Modern, Ballet, Tap, and Jazz! Palomar dance students warm the season with original choreography in a variety of styles.  Read more »

December 4

Tis the Season…for Brass!

Palomar Brass Ensemble

Warm winter sounds for cool winter nights. Expand your holiday spirit with seasonal favorites and a few surprises from this excellent group of North County musicians.

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December 6, 7

Fate – Beethoven Symphony No. 5

Palomar Symphony Orchestra

Fate comes knocking as the PSO launches gripping performances of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Giuseppi Verdi’s La Forza del Destino Overture and Georges Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 1.

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December 14

Magic and Majesty!

Palomar/Pacific Coast Concert Band

Ring in the holidays with this classic North County concert band, seventy-five members strong. Wide-ranging holiday magic and majesty will abound!

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