Monday, August 31, 2015

At Saddleback College Your Music Concerts and Art Events are Freeeee

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - The Saddleback College's  Division of Fine Arts and Media Technology is presenting a series free events throughout the fall semester, including:

On September 14th through October 8th : Marmo A Mano: Sculpture by Béla Bácsi. Bácsi was born into an extended family of stonecarvers and stonemasons, and at the age of eight, he was carving fragile filigree designs into pieces of school chalk with a straight pin. His passion for the reductive process took him to Italy to apprentice in the marble studios of Carrara and Pietrasanta, and has earned him international acclaim. There will be an artist’s reception on Thursday, September 10th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and an artist demonstration and lecture on Saturday, September 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Art Gallery. The gallery will also be open on Saturday, September 26thfrom 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Tuesday from Noon to 8:00 p.m. The gallery will be closed on Fridays. For more information and directions to the Art Gallery please visit: 

On Friday, October 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in FA 101, the Instrumental Studies program will present a master class performance with Chapman University violin professor William Fitzpatrick. Saddleback College advanced violin students will perform. Fitzpatrick is currently the director of ChamberArtsFest, an annual international chamber music festival. From 1978-1983 he was first violinist of the New York String Quartet, ensemble-in-residence at the University of California, Irvine and the Aspen Music Festival. He was a student of Dorothy Delay at the Juilliard School and Stephen Clapp at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music.
On Thursday, October 8th at Noon in FA 101, composer, educator, producer and recording artist, Dimitri Matheny will give a free lecture on the music business and tips for marketing.

On October 28th through November 19th, the Saddleback Art Gallery presents the 5th Annual Student Photo Exhibition.  A wide-range of photography will be displayed. An Artists Reception will be held on Tuesday, October 27th, 5 – 8 p.m. For more information and directions to the Art Gallery please visit:  Gallery hours are Monday-Wednesday-Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Tuesdays, Noon to 8:00 p.m. The gallery will be closed on Fridays. The gallery will also be open on Saturday, November 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
On Friday and Saturday, October 30th and 31st at 7:30 p.m., the Department of Theatre Arts presents the world premiere of Blackbird starring Jonelle Allen in the Studio Theatre. This is a multi-character one-woman show about the first legitimate African American Broadway star, Florence Mills. Allen will showcase such iconic songs as I’m Just Wild About Harry, A Good Man is Hard to Find and Mills’ signature song, Black Bird. Through the magic of technology Allen will interact with Florence Mills and together they will bring her story to life.
On Friday, November 6th at 7 p.m. in FA 101, virtuoso violinist Eric Silberger will present a master class to Saddleback College violin students. Silberger is a prize winner of the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition and the Michael Hill International Violin Competition

On Thursday, November 12th at Noon in FA 101, composer and arranger Dr. David Karp, Professor and Co-Chair of the Keyboard Department at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas will present a lecture/master class/performance demonstration as well as a jazz piano session for classical pianists. Saddleback students will participate.

On Tuesday, November 24th at 7:30 p.m. in the McKinney Theatre, the Saddleback College Community Chorale, soloists and Saddleback College music alumni will present A Concert of Thanksgiving. This free concert will accept donations to benefit Mary’s Kitchen, a non-profit program that feed our disadvantaged community.

On Tuesday, December 1st at 7:30 p.m. in the fine Arts Courtyard, the Saddleback commercial music ensemble students perform classic rock, folk, hip hop and original compositions.

On Thursday, December 3rd at Noon in FA 101, Voice, instrumental, piano, and jazz students perform in recital. Come see why Music at Saddleback College is so highly regarded – it’s our very talented students!

On Friday, December 4th at 9:00 a.m. in FA 101, the Department of Music presents a Chamber Music Concert. Saddleback instrumental studies students will perform.

On December 4th through 8th, the Art Department is thrilled to present its 37th Annual Student Art Holiday Sale 2015 in the Saddleback College Art Gallery. The sale takes place on December 4th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., December 5th and 7th from noon to 8:00 p.m., and December 6th and 8th from noon to 6:00 p.m. Fabulous handcrafted gifts all made by Saddleback College art students at very reasonable prices. Come shop early and purchase unique holiday presents for someone special or for yourself. On display will be ceramics, sculpture, paintings, prints and jewelry featuring one-of-a-kind pieces and handmade glass beads.

On Friday, December 11th at 9:00 a.m. in FA 101, the Department of Music presents a Chamber Music Concert. Saddleback instrumental studies students will perform.

Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Parkway 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 and for Fine Arts information, please visit  

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