Monday, August 31, 2015

Classical Guitarist Touring Artist and Professor Randy Pile at Saddleback College.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – The Department of Music at Saddleback College will present Saddleback’s guitar professor Randy Pile in a solo performance on Saturday, September 19th at 7:30 p.m. in the McKinney Theatre. 

His classical guitar repertoire includes music from Spain and Cuba. Included in the program are works from renowned classical Spanish guitarist Joaquin Rodrigo, who wrote the Concerto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra. Following a brief intermission, Pile will perform music composed by Leo Brouwer, Cuba’s most famous composer.

Tickets are $15.00 (general); $12.00 (presale); $5:00 (student) - call 949-582-4656 (Tues-Fri noon to 4:00 pm or online at www.saddleback.edut/arts

Randy Pile, trained in the Old World tradition of sophisticated elegance, tempered in the New World exploration of flamboyant virtuosity, and distilled through flawless technique, has been placed within a handful of the world's finest performers. 

As a touring artist for the California Arts Council, he was one of the most sought after performers of his generation, both at home and abroad. His international following has been gained through performances in the U.S., Europe, Canada, and the South Pacific with appearances in major music festivals. Pile was among a handful of musicians chosen to honor Guitar Greats like Chet Atkins, Charlie Byrd, Doc Watson, and Celedonio Romero, in North Carolina. He has shared the stage with the late Maestro Romero, and his sons Pepe and Celin. He has performed numerous duos with Pepe throughout the U.S. and Europe as well as joining him and Celin in recording the Concierto Vasco with the Bilbao Symphony for the Philips label. 

The Department of Music 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. The new Commercial Music program offers classes in Songwriting, Multi-Track Recording, Intro to the Music Industry, and Commercial Music Ensemble.

Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo, just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit.  Free 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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