Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Saddleback Celebrates Beethoven

 Posted By CotoBlogzz

Mission Viejo, CA – The Saddleback College Music Department is presenting a  Beethoven Celebration performed by the Saddleback College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Branden Muresan, on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 8:00 pm in the McKinney Theatre. 

Works to be performed include Overture to Egmont, A Choral Fantasy and Symphony No. 5.  Featured in this concert celebrating the great composer is new faculty member Kirill Gliadkovsky on piano and the Saddleback College choirs, conducted by Dr. Scott Farthing.  There will also be a pre-concert interactive lecture at 7:15 pm presented by Roger Hickman, who teaches musicology and undergraduate music history at Cal State Long Beach.

Tickets are $10 general admission; $7 students/seniors and children 12 and free for children 12 and under.  Order tickets by calling the ticket office at 949-582-4656 or online at

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.

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 third 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.

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 more than 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit  For Fine Arts events, visit


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