Monday, January 04, 2010

New Year Free Concerts at Saddleback College

Mission Viejo , CA .   The Music Department at Saddleback College has unveiled its Free Concert Series for 2010, Concert Hour, a variety of individual and ensemble performances on Thursdays from Noon to 1 p.m. in Fine Arts Room 101 as follows:
January 21, 2010  Chamber Music Recital. Saddleback music faculty and flutist Cindy Ellis performs, with her Cal State Fullerton colleagues Rob Watson on piano and Bongshin Ko on cello, Sonate en Concert for flute, piano and cello by Jean-Michel along with other works.
February 18, 2010.  Option 3 Organ Trio.  Option 3 breathes new life into the familiar setting of the traditional jazz organ trio with Los Angeles organist Joe Bagg, guitarist Jamie Rosenn and Brooklyn drummer Mark Ferber.
April 1, 2010.  Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini.  Under the direction of Dr. Scott Farthing , members of Saddleback College ’s Vocal Department will perform a concert version of Puccini’s opera Suor Angelica.  From his trio of one act operas II Trittico, Suor Angelica tells the story of Sister Angelica and the nuns of a convent near Siena .
May 6, 2010.  Saddleback Music Students in Recital.  
Voice, instrumental, piano and jazz students perform in recital. 

Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo , just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit.  Parking is available in Lot 12.  Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway turn left to the second traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Turn right into the campus and take the second left to “ Theatre Circle ,” turning right into Lot 12.

The Music Department has established a comprehensive program which is considered to be one of the finest in California :  a complete lower-division curriculum for transferring music majors, numerous performance groups, private and group lessons, a full concert series with faculty and guest artists, and general music courses.  The nationally recognized faculty is dedicated to performance and to teaching in all areas such as vocal, instrumental, jazz, guitar and piano.  Other music classes include harmony, musicianship, composition, history and appreciation of western art music, rock, jazz and world.

Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit and for Fine Arts information, please visit

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