Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. No charge for admission.
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09. 04 Biggs, Castellanos and Sprague
Three stellar, local jazzers, Gunnar Biggs, Gilbert Castellanos and Peter Sprague, form an unusual setting for a set of improvisations featuring acoustic bass, trumpet and guitar. (Howard Brubeck Theatre)
09. 11 Son de San Diego
Shaped from the CSUSM workshops Eduardo García began in 2002, this quartet performs Sones Jarochos (songs in the Son Jarocho style, a traditional musical genre from Veracruz, Mexico). Instrumentation will include Jarana, Guitarra de Son, Punteador and Tarima. (Performance Lab)
09. 18 Hear in Now
A collaborative string trio from the Midwest journeys west to present original, avant-classical compositions. The group has performed and/or recorded with Anthony Braxton, George Lewis, Nicole Mitchell and Vernon Reid. (Performance Lab).
09. 25 Trio Arpavioluta
A most welcome addition to the series is this harp trio: Laura Vaughan, harp; Cathy Blickenstaff, flute; Päivikki Nykter, viola. All French program; trios by Leclair, Ravel and Debussy. (Howard Brubeck Theatre)
10. 02 Jaime Valle Trio
Jazz guitarist Jaime Valle joins bassist Gunnar Biggs and drummer Duncan Moore for a program of Latin-flavored jazz. (Howard Brubeck Theatre)
10. 09 G Burns Jug Band
Based in San Diego, the G Burns Jug Band is influenced by a hefty slice of pre-war American music: jug bands, string bands, Texas songsters, cowboy fiddlers, and dance hall tunes! (Howard Brubeck Theatre)
10. 16 Tobin Chodos/Kyle Motl
Piano/Bass duo that straddles stylistic boundaries. Free improvisation blends seamlessly with composed nodes, resulting in an emergent structural form. Elements of various musical genres surface throughout the performance, from gospel and straight-ahead jazz to the contemporary avant-garde. (Performance Lab)
10. 23 Michael Munson
Organist extraordinaire Munson strides to the Palomar Pipe Organ to present a program of classic and modern solo pieces from J.S. Bach, Buxthehude, Marcel Dupre and even Three Jazz Preludes by Johannes Matthias Michel! Seating is limited, arrive early! (This performance will be held in room D5.)
10. 30 Rob and Amber Whitlock
It’s been too long since these two have graced the Concert Hour Stage! Rob, a fabulous keyboardist, will roll in a real Hammond B3 organ and Amber will sing soulfully in its presence. They will be joined by on drums by the ubiquitous Duncan Moore. (Performance Lab)
11. 06 Danny Holt
Pianist Danny Holt performs Mozart’s charming and playful Sonata in F Major, K. 332, Mendelssohn’s Variations sérieuses, Op. 54 (composed as a tribute to Beethoven), Busoni’s epic transcription of Bach’s seminal Chaconne in d minor, and a selection of contemporary works by Mike Garson (a Los Angeles-based pianist and composer known for his work with David Bowie and other rock and pop luminaries). (Performance Lab)
11. 13 Palomar Chamber Singers
A Fall Season showcase! Directed by Sally Husch Dean. (Howard Brubeck Theatre)
11. 20 Palomar Electronic Music Ensemble
Student composers display their wares! Directed by Madelyn Byrne. (Performance Lab)
12. 04 Music Student Honors Recital
(Howard Brubeck Theatre)
Concert Hour is a music enrichment series presented for our students and the community by the Palomar College Performing Arts Department. Doors open at 12:20, with seating on a first-come first-served basis. The program begins at 12:30 and ends at 1:20. At the discretion of the house manager, late arrivals will be admitted during the first performance pause. There is no charge for admission.
Campus police can provide patrons coming from off campus with guest parking passes and give directions to legal parking areas. Patrons are urged to allow sufficient time to secure parking and reach the performance venue before the concert begins.
Palomar College is located at 1140 W. Mission Rd. in San Marcos. Check www.palomarperforms.com for updated information, or call 760.744.1150 x2317.
Palomar College is located at 1140 W. Mission Road in San Marcos, CA 92069. Box Office hours: Tues-Fri 12-4pm, (760) 744-1150 x2453. Tickets are $10 Students, $12 Seniors/Staff, $15 General. Or, save time and money with convenient FlexTix ticket packages! Click here for more info. Tickets go on sale September 2 at 12 pm.
Big Swing Face: A Tribute to Buddy Rich
We have lift off! Let the big band sounds of the Day and Night Jazz Ensembles cool the end of your week as they “swing” the praises of the late, great jazz drummer Buddy Rich. Directed by Paul Kurokawa. Friday, 7pm. Howard Brubeck Theatre.
by Anton Chekhov
A Party. A Carnival that never happens. A Fire. A Letting Go. Because human beings feel so deeply about so many things. It’s really sad. And it’s really funny. Like it or not, we must live, we must work. Because what we really want is to be happy. A contemporary take on Chekhov’s classic exploration of human aspirations! Directed by John Polak. Friday, Saturday, 7pm; Sunday, 2pm; Thursday, 4pm (followed by Coffee Talk at 6:15). Studio Theatre.
October 10, 11
Palomar Symphony Orchestra
Water Music I: Flow of Ideas
Handel, Suite from Water Music; Mendelssohn, Overture, the Hebrides; Haydn, Symphony No. 104 (“London”)
Highlighted are compositions from German and Austrian composers who made their way across the English Channel to find new homes for their ideas. This performance is the first of a four-part series of concerts inspired by the ongoing drought in California. Directed by Ellen Weller. Friday, Saturday, 7pm (Pre-concert lecture at 6:15). Howard Brubeck Theatre.
October 17, 18
Palomar/Pacific Coast Concert Band
Peter and the Wolf and Other Fantastical Tales
The resilient Palomar/Pacific Coast Concert Band, seventy five members strong, is joined by the Palomar Dance Ensemble in presentation of Sergei Prokofiev’s classic folk tale Peter and the Wolf. Additional story-inspired music will also be performed. Kids 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult! Directed by Ken Bell and Molly Faulkner. Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 2pm. Howard Brubeck Theatre.
Palomar Brass Ensemble
Palomar Chamber Singers
Nothing Says Gershwin Like Gershwin!
Celebrate all that is Gershwin with ringing brass and nuanced singing from two fine Palomar ensembles. Classics and a few surprises! Directed by Paul Kurokawa and Sally Husch Dean. Wednesday, 7pm. Studio Theatre.
October 31- November 9
A climate-crisis comedy by Eric Coble
With most of the world in extreme climate conditions, all the indigenous habitats and peoples have been preserved in Orlando’s Culture Fiesta Theme Park. When the population of the Native American Pavilion dwindles, manager Henry Carson ventures into the wilds and returns with a not-so-authentic replacement whose trickster nature creates havoc for everyone. . .but, he just may be the only one who can save them from the coming apocalypse. Directed by Michael Mufson. Friday, Saturday, 7pm; Sunday, 2pm; Thursday, 4pm (followed by Coffee Talk at 6:15). Howard Brubeck Theatre.
That Latin Thing
With special guest Manny Cepeda
Palomar’s Day and Night Jazz Ensemblesare joined by renowned percussionist (and San Diego resident) Manny Cepeda. This celebrated artist has performed with the likes of Babo Jimenez, Richie Ray and Willie Colon at festivals throughout South America, Africa and Europe. Also featured are the Spectrum Singers. Directed by Paul Kurokawa and Janet Hammer. Friday, 7pm. Howard Brubeck Theatre.
Palomar Chorale/Palomar Chamber Singers
Mira Costa College Masterworks Chorale and Chamber Choir
The Alexandria Strings
Singing with Strings
Don’t miss this rare performance as four North County choral groups combine for an invigorating extravaganza! Featured are Franz Schubert’s Mass in G, L.V. Beethoven’s Elegy anda sprinkling of contemporary songs with a romantic flair! Directed by Sally Husch Dean and Dr. Arlie Langager. Saturday, 7pm. Howard Brubeck Theatre.
Cutting edge technology shapes student compositions from the Electronic Music Lab. Directed by Madelyn Byrne. Thursday, 7pm. Performance Lab (D10). $5 General Admission; Open Seating.
November 21, 22
Palomar Symphony Orchestra
Water Music II: Flow of People
Sousa, Hands Across the Sea; Grofé, Mississippi Suite; Dvořák, Symphony No. 9, From the New World
Music inspired by the geography of the United States and the melding of Native American, European and African cultures on its soil. Directed by Ellen Weller. Friday, Saturday, 7pm (Pre-concert lecture at 6:15). Howard Brubeck Theatre.
December 5, 6
Hip Hop, Modern, Ballet, Tap, and Jazz! Palomar dance students warm the season with original choreography in a variety of styles. Directed by Patriceann Mead. Friday, Saturday, 7pm. Howard Brubeck Theatre.
Palomar Brass Ensemble
Mission Hills High School Wind Ensemble
Big Brass Spirit
Somehow it just seems right. Brilliant brass instruments playing strong and true, lifting the spirit and sending everyone home in a celebratory mood! Joining the festivities will be the Mission Hills High School Wind Ensemble! Are you in? Don’t miss it! Directed by Paul Kurokawa and Michael Tramm. Friday, 7pm. Howard Brubeck Theatre.
Palomar/Pacific Coast Concert Band
With a nod to the season, the 75-member Palomar-Pacific Coast Concert Band offers music of celebration from around the world. Directed by Kenneth Bell. Saturday, 7pm. Howard Brubeck Theatre.