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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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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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