Thursday, April 21, 2016

Schubert, Ravel & Mussorgsky, Part of Masterpieces to be performed by Saddleback College’s Symphony Orchestra

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Rancho Santa Margarita,  CA-- The Saddleback College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Yorgos Kouritas, will perform Pictures at an Exhibition, Mussorgsky's most famous orchestral composition, originally a piano piece that has been orchestrated by various composers.

The most famous orchestrated version that will be performed in this concert is by the French composer Maurice Ravel.

The orchestra will also perform other popular masterpieces including Rosamunde Overture by Schubert.

The following arias will also be performed by Saddleback vocal students:Donizetti - Una Fortiva Lagrima from Elisir d'Amore - performed by Michael Cervantes and Mozart - Laudamus Te from the Mass in C minor -performed by Gal Kohav. 

The concert takes place on Saturday, May 14th 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

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 and for Fine Arts information, please visit  

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