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

Festival 2015 Program

Palomar Performing Arts
Spring Festival 2015
Cultural Synergy

Program: Please click below to scroll to your desired event.

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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 Leverenz– Assistant 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

Afoxé – Avamunha – Samba 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 YambuGuaguanco and ColombiaGuaguanco 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 Leverenz– Assistant 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

NotesConga 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.