Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Saddleback College presents a full spectrum of wind ensemble music from Perichetti to the Beatles

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Rancho Santa Margarita, , CA-- The Saddleback College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Maestro Yorgos Kouritas, presents a full spectrum of wind ensemble music including: Gavorkna Fanfare by Stamp; Serenade for Band by Perichetti; Suite for Band by Pearson; Polka by Shostakovich; Rocky Point Holiday by Nelson; Festival Prelude by Reed, and Echoes of an Era by The Beatles. 

The concert takes place on Friday, May 6th  at 7:30 p.m. in the McKinney Theatre. 

Tickets are $10 general; $7 students/seniors (presale only).  Call the ticket office at 949-582-4656, Tuesday through Friday, noon to 4:00 p.m. or order tickets online at www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Saddleback’s Instrumental Studies Department is privileged to have some of the finest musicians of the Pacific Symphony as its instructors. The department has hosted master classes by distinguished violinists such as Eric Silberger, Movses Pogossian, Martin Beaver, Martin Chalifour, William Fitzpatrick, Haroutune Bedelian, and Guillaume Sutre. The Symphony Orchestra and the Wind Ensemble tackle some of the most difficult pieces such as Verdi’s and Brahms’ Requiems. Dr. Kouritas is also teaching violin, viola and chamber music and has performed recently several violin recitals. Recently, he was honored to work with Carl St. Clair in the Ithaca Conducting Master class. In June 2014, he was selected by the Baltimore Symphony to work in a master class with Gerard Schwarz (former Seattle Symphony’s Music Director).

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 visit www.saddleback.edu and for Fine Arts information, please visitwww.saddleback.edu/arts.  

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