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Top Musicians from Around the Region Featured in Cuyamaca College Spring Concert Series

A wide assortment of musicians ranging from a San Diego mariachi band that has played at the Super Bowl to one of the most in-demand French hornists in the country will be performing in this year’s Spring Concert Series at Cuyamaca College beginning Feb. 28.

All performances, except the Coyote Music Festival, will be held at the Samuel M. Ciccati Theatre in the Samuel M. Ciccati Performing Arts Center. The annual Coyote Music Festival will be held at Cuyamaca College’s Grand Lawn.

Tickets are just $5 – the Coyote Music Festival is free – and can be purchased online via the Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Department’s webpage.

On tap for the Spring Concert Series:

Thursday, February 28, 7:30 p.m.
Mariachi Real de San Diego. Founded more than four decades ago, this band has established itself as a mariachi leader and has performed in movies, two Super Bowls, a World Series, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game and countless festivals and corporate events.

Thursday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.
The Danny Green Trio. This jazz group whose debut CD won the 2009 San Diego Music Award for Best Jazz Album is led by pianist and composer and Grossmont College music instructor Danny Green. The trio also includes Grossmont College music instructor and jazz bassist extraordinaire Justin Grinnell and the versatile Julien Cantelm on drums.

Tuesday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.
The Cuyamaca College Concert Band. Under the direction of James Sepulvado, the Cuyamaca College Concert Band makes the first of two appearances in this year’s Spring Concert Series. The band comprises approximately 40 musicians and the group will showcase several standard and contemporary band compositions.

Monday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.
French hornist Joshua Paulus. Paulus performs regularly with almost every major orchestra on the West Coast and is playing this season with the San Diego Symphony as Acting 2nd Horn. This concert, dubbed “Exploring the Fantasie,” includes guests Tina Chong on piano and Marcel Gemperli on viola. This recital explores the genre of musical fantasy by highlighting works written during the middle of the 19th century.

Thursday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.
Kembang Sunda. Led by Cuyamaca College music instructor Amy Hacker, Kembang Sunda is an Indonesian Gamelan ensemble that has performed throughout Southern California since 2007. Gamelan ensembles developed in the ancient courts of Java and Bali, and primarily consist of tuned bronze percussive instruments.

Thursday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.
Angham al-Sharq Eastern Melodies Ensemble. Al-Sharq has performed at Cuyamaca College on a number of occasions over the past several years.

Saturday, May 4, noon to 4 p.m.
The 11th Annual Coyote Music Festival. This entirely student-run festival provides the community with free music and culminates a semester for students studying music, technology, recording and business.

Thursday, May 9, 7:30 p.m.
The Nathan Hubbard Trio. The trio consists of a vibraphone, bass and drum and it uses modular notation, often with each member performing different pieces simultaneously, to create a kaleidoscopic sound where interplay between musicians switches at the turn of a page.

Thursday, May 16, 7:30 p.m.
The Cuyamaca College Rock, Pop, and Soul Ensemble. Under the direction of Performing Arts Department Chair Taylor Smith, the ensemble will perform music from the Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things. Stranger Things soundtracks are composed by Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon of the electronic band Survive.

Friday, May 17, 7:30 p.m.
The Cuyamaca College Choir. Directed by Paul Infantino, the Cuyamaca College Choir is known for its contemporary and standard choral works both on campus and in the larger East County community.

Tuesday, May 21, 7:30 p.m.
The Cuyamaca College Concert Band wraps up this year’s Spring Concert Series with its second performance of the year.

First Tuesday Concert: Leonard Patton and Danny Green – February 5, 2019

Join us for February’s First Tuesday concert at the Rancho San Diego Library on February 5 at 6:30 pm!

This month’s “First Tuesday” is presented by Leonard Patton and Danny Green. Prepare for a wonderful  evening of jazz and much more featuring the rich, smoky voice of Leonard Patton paired with the virtuoso keyboard work of Danny Green.

The Rancho San Diego Library is located at 11555 Via Rancho San Diego.

 

Author Visit at the Rancho SD Library: Estelle Gibson Lauer – February 3, 2019

Come meet Estelle Gibson Lauer at the Rancho San Diego as she discusses Kanaga Diary: Lost in the Aleutians, 1938. This book is a page-turning account of her father’s mysterious disappearance in the Aleutian Island while on a secret mission during the run-up to World War II.

Details:
February 2, 2019, 1PM – 2PM
Rancho San Diego Library

Women’s Coffee Night at Jamul Community Church – December 15, 2018

Women, join us for coffee and tea at the church in the Adult classroom at Jamul Community Church!

Saturday, December 15th
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Jamul Community Church
15058 Jamul Drive
Jamul, CA 91935

 

The Steele Canyon Players & Instrumental Music Department PRESENT: A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas

The Steele Canyon High School Drama Department and Instrumental Music Department present the age-old beloved classic, A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas.

Show dates are Wednesday through Saturday, December 12, 13, 14 & 15 at 7 PM with a matinee performance on Sunday, December 16 at 2 PM.

All performances are in the Steele Canyon High School Theatre, 12440 Campo Road, Spring Valley. Tickets for all performances are $10 each and may be purchased online at www.schscougars.org, or purchased at the box office on the evening of performances.

Set in Victorian England, the play is adapted by Michael Wilson from the original work of Charles Dickens. This theatrical and spirited version puts the fantastical qualities of the classic tale center stage. A swirling, dancing chorus of ghosts weaves through this uplifting holiday story. Traditional Christmas music accompanies this tale of redemption, magic and hope that will certainly put you in the Christmas “spirit”.

This production is made possible by the generous support of Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. and the Michael J. Slater Family.

 

About the Steele Canyon Players & Instrumental Music Department –

Under the direction of Theatre Director, Nicole LaBella and Musical Director, Heather Luck, students in the drama and music departments produce an annual Fall Semester play and an annual Spring Semester Musical. The Spring Production of The Sound of Music was named the Best High School Musical at the 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards after the first year of entering the competition that celebrates excellence in high school musical theatre.