In the 40 years between 1880 and 1920, over 1.5 million Jews immigrated to New York City, bringing their language – Yiddish, their food – bagels, bialys and knishes, and their music – religious and secular, instrumental and vocal, joyous and tragic. Embedded within the music is the history of a people driven from their roots in the Middle East, and persecuted and marginalized in Europe, laced with resilience and humor. That sound continued to develop in the United States, and found new expression in the Yiddish-language theatres of Second Avenue and the halls of the Catskills resorts (where stand-up comedy was born).
Referred to as ‘dazzling and magnetic', Camarada has been performing international repertoire for more than 25 years. Its concerts share the joy of chamber music by pairing performers of the highest caliber with masterfully inspired programming. Camarada’s touring season features music at the heart of Argentinian tango, a tribute to the great American composers, Bohemia and its composers, the roots of Flamenco music and dance, and a newly commissioned work, Sanctuary Suite, composed by and performed with jazz legend Peter Sprague.
The Honors Recital showcases Palomar’s top Applied Music students. Come and listen to them make some beautiful music. Afterwards join us in honoring Performing Arts students from Dance, Music and Theatre as they are awarded scholarships.
LIVE at the Howard Brubeck Theatre! Back On Stage and In Person! Palomar Performing Arts Proudly Presents CONCERT HOUR Every Thursday at 1pm Or View Via Zoom Click Here to Register for Your Zoom Link More information Soon. https://youtu.be/7dGCTXvQLq4 Join us every Thursday at the Howard Brubeck Theatre on the San Marcos Campus for a […]
Over the past decade, jazz pianist and Origin Records recording artist Danny Green has earned recognition as a bandleader and as a composer with a gift for spinning supple, absorbing narratives. Green’s growing portfolio of vibrant sounds – an enchanting mix of jazz, classical, and Brazilian rhythms – has captured the attention of critics around the world, including DownBeat Magazine, Jazziz, San Diego Union Tribune, the Boston Globe, and Public Radio International. It’s no small wonder that Green has earned two San Diego Music awards for Best Jazz Album and an additional award for Best Jazz Artist. His long-time trio includes bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm, noteworthy musicians in their own right, and together they have developed a nearly psychic connection as they perform Green’s original compositions and jazz standards. Green takes listeners on a journey that is equal parts introspective and exuberant, and always compelling.
Concert pianist Vania Pimentel, born and raised in Brazil, has been promoting Brazilian music in creative recital programs. She has a BA in Music and another BA in Philosophy from Brazil, KA graduate artist diploma from Germany, Masters in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, and DMA from the University of Houston. Her doctoral dissertation was on Brazilian toccatas, and her CD “Brazilian Toccatas and Toccatinas” was praised by the Brazilian Academy of Music and newspaper critics in Rio de Janeiro.
A leading American koto performer in the traditional and jazz arenas, Reiko Obata studied under masters in the U.S. and Japan, including composer and koto virtuoso Shinichi Yuize. Reiko received her master's degree in music from San Diego State University and daishihan (grandmaster) degree from the Seiha Conservatory of Japanese Music. She is founder and director of the Obata International Koto School, the first online distance learning koto school.
She plays the violin, she plays the piano, and she sings! When Joanna Dronov shows up you are going to hear an eclectic one-woman show filled with charming classical repertoire and jaunty popular music! Joanna’s Slavic roots are evident in many of the songs she chooses, and audiences delight to her fun-filled explanations of the music she performs. In 2015, Joanna made her first debut as a soloist when she performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the American River College Orchestra. She received a Bachelors in Violin Performance from Sacramento State University in May 2017 followed by a Masters in Music at San Diego State University in December 2019.