MandoBasso is a duo featuring Gunnar Biggs on bass andÂ Bill Bradbury on mandolin. Biggs and Bradbury first came together as faculty colleagues working on projects at both Palomar College and Cal State San Marcos. Â
Biggs comes from a strong background in jazz and classical performance, Bradbury from a composition and computer music background. Â Their mutual love of Irish and traditional American music brought them together in this unique pairing of mandolin and bass. MandoBasso performances include mostly original compositions withÂ
some traditional tunes, classical music, jazz and ragtime. MandoBasso's debut CD has been very well received.
Ten years ago, Caro Pierotto took a big chance. She put everything on the line in what turned out to be one of those fairy tale stories that Hollywood dreams are made of. It all began when she ditched a steady corporate paycheck, left behind family and friends, and traded her native Brazil for Los Angeles. Caro had it in her heart to write her own songs and to sing and perform. She put together a band, called it Marbella, and with the help ofÂ Latin Grammy Award-winning engineer and producerÂ Alberto LopezÂ releasedÂ Volta ao Mundo.
Join us as we celebrate the performances of our Applied Music Program students. These students, who are all music majors, have worked very hard at their craft to prepare themselves for these performances.Â
We all know you will be thrilled to watch how these future professional musicians as they grow in their craft, and support them as they go forward.Â
Itâ€™s Monumental . . . Ending the Silence is a virtual arts and communications festival to engage our campus and community in a public dialogue. We will use Arts and Communications to explore the dynamics of racism/antiracism, anti-blackness, white supremacy culture and the fluid concepts that develop as we expand our understanding of these phenomena in our society. Works created across our campus and community will be the springboards for public forums and personal conversations as we grapple to understand the complexity of building and sustaining a multiracial democracy.
Dr. Michael D. Munson earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music from the Eastman School of Music in 1992. Since 1994, Dr. Munson has been working at Palomar College when he started accompanying ballet classes, which he still does. Currently, he teaches applied piano, plays for ballet, and accompanies the Palomar Chorale and the Chamber Singers.
A comic fable for our times; set long ago in the cursed village of Kulyenchikov. Leon
Tolchinsky, a young, enthusiastic teacher arrives only to discover that the village has
fallen under a curse of stupidity. As it turns out, he has only 24 hours to break the
curse by teaching the young maiden, Sophia Zubritsky something; anything! If he
fails to break the curse, he must leave Kulyenchikov or surrender to the curse and
become stupid like the rest of the village. Simon has crafted a wacky and witty fable
of foolery with surprisingly philosophical wisdom about the nature of knowing.
â€śThe accelerating chain reaction of extreme climate events can only be countered by an equal and opposite change reaction of people dedicated to transformation. We will be participating with theatres all over the globe, creating an engaging and energizing performance experience featuring selections from the 50 international plays chosen for this yearâ€™s action and original works created by our participants. Many of the plays are written by people from the most impacted communities around the world and emphasize Environmental Justice â€“ the intersections of Environmentalism and Racial Justice.
Experience the thrilling big band sounds of the Palomar College Day and Night Jazz
Ensembles with vibrant rhythms and melodies â€“ both old and new â€“ brought to life
here on at the Palomar Collegeâ€™s campus. Mark your calendar and plan to be a part of
a concert series everyone will love!
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 â€śBrazilian Toccatas and Toccatinasâ€ť was praised by the Brazilian Academy of Music and newspaper critics in Rio de Janeiro.
The Palomar Symphony Orchestra emerges from its Heart2Heart online season
with a LIVE concert of music that speaks to our shared humanity. Bizetâ€™s opera,
Carmen, explores the darker side of ecstatic love and hate, while Coplandâ€™s suite
from â€śOur Townâ€ť celebrates the simple joys of family and community.