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Palomar Chamber Singers/Palomar Premiere Ensembles

Palomar Chamber Singers directed by Sally Husch Dean
Palomar Premiere Ensembles directed by David Chase

What: Concert Hour
When: Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Where: Howard Brubeck Theatre, Palomar College, 1140 W. Mission Rd, San Marcos, Ca 92069
Price: Free!

Everything English – Palomar Chamber Singers/Palomar Chorale – Apr 11

Two powerful Palomar vocal ensembles tour the British Isles with an exciting program built on English tradition. Featured will be music by William Byrd, Thomas Morley, G.F. Handel, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten.

Directed by Sally Husch Dean
Michael Munson, pianist
Friday, 7pm
Howard Brubeck Theatre
$12 General, $10 Seniors and Staff, $8 Students

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Neave Duo

Anna Williams, violin; Mikhail Veselov, cello.

Currently in residence at San Diego State University as part of the Neave Piano Trio, these two fine musicians step outside their duties to present an exciting program as a string duo. Hailed by critics as an “up-and-coming ensemble” (WQXR Radio, New York City), praised for its “heart on-sleeve performances” (Classical New Jersey) and nominated by the Boston Phoenix as the “Best of Boston”, the duo will present works by Beethoven, Handel-Halvorsen and Glier.

(Please Note: Pamela Narbona Jerez, originally scheduled for this date, will not perform.)

What: Concert Hour
When: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Where: Howard Brubeck Theatre, Palomar College, 1140 W. Mission Rd, San Marcos, Ca 92069
Price: Free!

Up Jumped Spring – Palomar Jazz! – Apr 18

Few things are as welcome as a fine spring day, and this one gets an added boost from the Palomar Day and Night Jazz Ensembles. Expect classic and contemporary sounds, with Janet Hammer’s Spectrum Singers along to class up the place! A-one, a-two, a-one, two, three, four!

Directed by Paul Kurokawa and Janet Hammer
Friday, 7pm
Howard Brubeck Theatre
$12 General, $10 Seniors and Staff, $8 Students


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Anna Savvas – Apr 24

The San Diego-based pianist returns to the Concert Hour stage with a program featuring works by Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, Ravel and Debussy.

Anna Savvas lives in Carmel Valley and has a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate of music degree in piano performance, beginning her professional performing career in New York City.

Since relocating to San Diego in 1995, she has performed locally at numerous venues as a soloist and as a member of the Annarocele Quartet and Adelphia Trio. She has also coached chamber ensembles, judged at competitions, and taught piano, piano literature, and harmony at the University of San Diego, Brooklyn College, Harlem School for the Arts, and the University of Minnesota.

A past president of the San Diego branch of the Music Teachers Association of California, Savvas’ students have earned top honors in music theory, technique, sight-reading, and repertoire.

What: Concert Hour
Where: Howard Brubeck Theatre
When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Cost: Free!

Esperanza Rising – Apr 25-May 4

Adapted by Lynne Alvarez
From the Novel by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Set during the Great Depression, this theatrical adaptation of the popular novel is a beautiful, coming-of-age story concerning an affluent Mexican girl who is forced to migrate to the United States to become a farm worker.  A true story of perseverance and courage that illuminates the struggles of women, immigrants and workers still relevant today!

Directed by Michael Mufson
Friday, Saturday, 7pm; Sunday, 2pm
Thursday, 4pm (followed by Coffee Talk)
Studio Theatre
$12 General, $10 Seniors and Staff, $8 Students; Open Seating

Pam Muñoz Ryan will be present for a book signing at the Friday, April 25 and Thursday, May 1 performances.


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Palomar Guitars: Music of the Masters! – Apr 27

An afternoon of music for guitar, featuring solos, duets, quartets, chamber music, and guitar ensemble! Included will be guest performances by Bonifacio Gulla, mandolin, and the Palomar Piano/Guitar Duo, Josefino Gulla and George Darjania. Directed by Randy Pile.

When: Sunday, April 27 at 2pm
Where: Performance Lab, D-10
Cost: Free!

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Look to the Future! – May 2, 3

The focus is on the future with performances by the Palomar Symphony Orchestra and the outstanding Palomar/Youth Philharmonic Orchestra Percussion Ensemble, directed by Heather Barclay. Featured will be Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 (William Kelley, soloist), Johannes Brahms’ Academic Overture and Dello Joio’s Children’s Suite.

Directed by Ellen Weller
Friday, Saturday, 7pm; Pre-concert activities at 6:15
Howard Brubeck Theatre
$12 General, $10 Seniors and Staff, $8 Students


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Academic Pathways in Music – May 3 (Deadline Extended to Apr 30)


Academic Pathways in Music

Exploring the Academic Music Journey:  An interactive conference

When: May 3, 2014 2:00 pm

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

Who is invited: High school juniors and seniors who are interested in becoming Music Majors


  • General informational sessions on the major-specific coursework for vocal, instrumental and composition tracks required for music majors at most institutions (including Palomar College)
  • Presentations on careers in music, the Audition and building a composition portfolio
  • Opportunity to perform individually for music faculty
  • Meet with music area advisors to explore options in academia: conservatories, universities
  • Opportunity to speak with current Music majors at Palomar College
  • Register for summer music classes
  • Tours of the Palomar College Performing Arts Department classrooms, computer music lab, practice and rehearsal rooms and the newly renovated Howard Brubeck Theatre
  • Q & A sessions regarding any aspect of majoring in music
  • Hear performances by Palomar College Music Ensembles

Registered attendees will also receive:

  • Food!!
  • FREE T-shirt!
  • Free ticket for students only to the Palomar Symphony Orchestra’s evening concert and pre-concert activities

Parents are welcome!

Registration deadline: EXTENDED to April 30th

Please fill out the registration form below. For more information, please contact Dr. Ellen Weller at 760-744-1150 ext. 3949 or eweller@palomar.edu.

Registration for Academic Pathways in Music
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Faculty Dance Concert – May 9-11

Palomar dance faculty members reveal creativity and imagination in what is always a lively dance extravaganza celebrated in a variety of styles: ballet, musical theatre, tap, jazz, Hawaiian/Tahitian, Middle Eastern, ballroom, hip hop and modern dance.

Directed by Patriceann Mead
Friday, Saturday, 7pm; Sunday, 2pm
Howard Brubeck Theatre
$12 General, $10 Seniors and Staff, $8 Students



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Winds from the West – May 15

The resilient Palomar/Pacific Coast Concert Band, 75 members strong, sends us into summer with the festive program Winds From the West. Featured will be Gioacchino Rossini’s La Danza, Aaron Copland’s Quiet City, George M. Cohan’s Star Spangled Spectacular, and many more. A summer spectacular not to be missed!

Directed by Ken Bell.

When: Thursday, May 15, 8pm
Where: California Center for the Arts, Escondido (Center Theatre)
Price: $8 Students, $10 Seniors/Staff, $12 General

Advance tickets available at www.palomarperforms.com, (760) 744-1150 x2453, and the Howard Brubeck Theatre Box Office (Tues-Fri 12-4pm) until 3:30pm on day of performance. Tickets available at the CCAE Box Office on day of performance only.


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Happy Birthday, Wanda June


Palomar Theatre Ensemble presents

A play by Kurt Vonnegut
Directed by Morgan Phillips
Published in 1971, this modern-day retelling of Odysseus’s return home from battle is a sharp and biting social critique that explores the senselessness of war and the meaning of heroism or, as the playwright himself states, “…a simple-minded play about men who enjoy killing– and those who don’t.” Classic Vonnegut!
Tickets: $8-$12, available at the door only!
July 18-20
Friday, Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday, 2pm
Studio Theatre
Palomar College