Monday, September 10, 2012

Saddleback Debuts West Side Story under newly minted Maestro Yorgos Kouritas

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Rancho Santa, California- On Friday, October 5th at 8 pm in the McKinney Theatre, the Saddleback College Wind Ensemble will present a program that includes dances and well-known pieces such as Bernstein’s West Side Story and Copland’s An Outdoor Overture.  These two debut concerts are under the baton of new faculty member Maestro  YorgosKouritas.  Mr. Kouritas has an extensive background in conducting which includes being the Assistant Conductor of the Boise Philharmonic and Director of the Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. In March 2012, he made his debut with the Boise Philharmonic and it was enthusiastically received.
On Friday, October 12th at 8 pm in the McKinney Theatre, the Saddleback College Symphony Orchestra will perform one of the greatest masterpieces of all times:  Brahms Symphony No. 2 and they will also be performing Sibelius Findlandia.

Tickets for each concert are $15 general; $10 students/seniors.  Call the ticket office at 949-582-4656, Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 4 pm or order your tickets online at

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 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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