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Our events take place at our beautiful College campus located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy., Mission Viejo, CA.
(1 block east of the I-5 freeway at the Avery Pkwy. exit., Orange County) unless otherwise noted.

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Vladimir Khomiakov Piano Recital

Date: 
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

REFLECTIONS OF THE OCEAN CLASSICAL KEYBOARD SERIES PRESENTS

PIANO RECITAL BY VLADIMIR KHOMIAKOV

McKinney Theatre

vladkhomiakov.jpgBack by popular demand, Vladimir Khomiakov graces the McKinney stage to the delight of piano music lovers of all ages. Khomyakov performs recitals in major concert halls of the United States, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, South Korea, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Holland, Spain, Italy and Sweden, including halls of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, St. Petersburg Conservatory, Seoul Arts Center, Dresden “Semper” Opera Theatre, Zipper Hall and Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, Miller Outdoor Theater in Houston, and many others. He has published recordings on CD, DVD, his performances have been broadcast on radio and television in Germany, Belgium, Russia, South Korea, Canada and the United States.

$15 general; $12 seniors; $10 students; children FREE with paying adult; 2 for 1 for music teachers with MTAC/CAPMT ID

Jazz Studies Presents Quarteto Nuevo

Date: 
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Studio Theatre
$10 general; $8 students/seniors


Quarteto Nuevo performs at Saddleback College. Cquarteto_nuevo_with_instruments.jpgritically acclaimed virtuoso instrumental ensemble founded in 2001 by master percussionist Christopher Garcia. Each member has a rich background in diverse music making with the instruments and the music of North and South India, western classical, indigenous Mexican, folkloric and jazz music with an ensemble sound unlike any other.

Christopher Garcia – percussion of North and South India,
percussion of indigenous Mexico, PAISTE cymbals and the Middle East
Jacob Szekely – cello
Kenton Youngstrom – acoustic guitar
Damon Zick – soprano sax, alto flute

Dmitry Metheny Guest Lecture

Date: 
Monday, November 3, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

FA 103/FREE Admission

dmitry_metheny_.jpgCelebrated for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American musician Dmitry Metheny has been lauded as “the first breakthrough flugelhornist since Chuck Mangione" (San Jose Mercury News).

Sheriffs of Schroedingham

Date: 
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

CONCERT HOUR
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SHERIFFS OF SCHROEDINGHAM
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FA 101 / FREE Admission

This traditional blues duo with Ross Garren on harmonica and John Schroeder, guitar and vocals, will bring down the house with their electric sound.

Jazz Lab with Guest Artist Trombonist Ryan Dragon

Date: 
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

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$10 general; $8 students/seniors

Trombonist Ryan Dragon joins the Saddleback Jazz Lab in concert. Born in Orange County, California in 1987 Dragon began studying trombone at the age of 10 under the leadership of Bill Tole, Ira Nepus, and Joey Sellers. After finishing Esperanza High School, Dragon attended the Berklee School Of Music where he studied Jazz Composition. Dragon's first engagement was a Cirque Du Soleil show called Bananna Schpeel, a traveling show in Canada. After Cirque, Dragon spent a short stint in NY where he freelanced before finally moving to Los Angeles where he currently lives. In LA Dragon enjoys playing With Gordon Goodwins Big Phat Band, John Beasley's MONK'estra, The StradBand, Kim Richmonds Concert Jazz Orchestra, John La Barbera's Big Band, Ron King's Big Band, Danny Seraphine's C.T.A, Lee Ritenhour Bill Holman and Mark Masters Ensemble to name a few.

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Grace Fong and Gilles Apap Violin and Piano Recital

Date: 
Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

REFLECTION OF THE OCEAN CLASSICAL KEYBOARD SERIES
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McKinney Theatre
gillesapap.jpg$15 general; $12 seniors; $10 students; children FREE with paying adult; 2 for 1 for music teachers with MTAC/CAPMT ID

International concert artists perform a duo violin-piano recital. Dr. Grace Fong is a prize-winning pianist with an international career as a concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and contemporary keyboardist. Praised as "positively magical" (Cleveland Plain Dealer), and "immediately a revelation" (Arizona Central). Gilles Apap  is a French classical violinist.

Jazz Guest Artists Taylor Ho Bynum and Mark Dresser

Date: 
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Jazz Studies is thrilled to present jazz guest artists Taylor Ho Bynum, cornetist, and mark Dresser,taylorho.png bass player, in a jazz concert in the McKinney Theatre. Taylor Ho Bynum is a Boston-area cornetist whose wide-ranging musical interests include free jazz, modern composition, and interdisciplinary projects with dancers and filmmakers.  A central figure in avant garde jazz for more than three decades, Los Angeles-native Mark Dresser emerged out of the vital but often overlooked Southern California free jazz scene in the early 1970s.markdresser.jpg

$10 general; $7 students/seniors

Jazz Lab with Guest Artist Trombonist Ryan Dragon

Date: 
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

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$10 general; $8 students/seniors

Trombonist Ryan Dragon joins the Saddleback Jazz Lab in concert. Born in Orange County, California in 1987 Dragon began studying trombone at the age of 10 under the leadership of Bill Tole, Ira Nepus, and Joey Sellers. After finishing Esperanza High School, Dragon attended the Berklee School Of Music where he studied Jazz Composition. Dragon's first engagement was a Cirque Du Soleil show called Bananna Schpeel, a traveling show in Canada. After Cirque, Dragon spent a short stint in NY where he freelanced before finally moving to Los Angeles where he currently lives. In LA Dragon enjoys playing With Gordon Goodwins Big Phat Band, John Beasley's MONK'estra, The StradBand, Kim Richmonds Concert Jazz Orchestra, John La Barbera's Big Band, Ron King's Big Band, Danny Seraphine's C.T.A, Lee Ritenhour Bill Holman and Mark Masters Ensemble to name a few.

Jean Michel-Pilc, Ari Hoenig, Francois Moutin Jazz Performance

Date: 
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

CONCERT HOUR

JEAN MICHEL-PILC, ARI HOENIG, FRANCOIS MOUTIN JAZZ PERFORMANCE
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FA 101/FREE Admission

“One of the astounding jazz piano trios of the past decade.”
Don Williamson, Jazz Review
"After many years of sharing the bandstand, one thing’s sure: There’s deep chemistry between pianist Pilc, bassist Moutin and drummer Hoenig. You can hear it in the precision of the miniatures comprising the new Threedom" Jim Macnie - VILLAGE VOICE

Jazz Lab Ensemble Concert

Date: 
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

jazzlab1.jpgDon’t miss this great performance from our talented jazz lab ensemble in the McKinney Theatre. $10 general; $7 students/seniors.

A Concert of Thanksgiving

Date: 
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

McKinney Theatre

FREE Admission (donations accepted to benefit Mary’s Kitchen)

A concert of Thanksgiving featuring the Saddleback College Community Chorale, soloists, and Saddleback College music alumni. The concert is free with a free-will offering to benefit Mary’s Kitchen, a non-profit program that feed our disadvantaged community.482243_219646421511367_126445800_n.jpg

Saddleback Star 2015

Date: 
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

McKinney Theatre
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Which Saddleback student will be crowned Saddleback’s own vocal star? Join us for this exciting vocal competition in which the audience chooses the winner. The second annual competition should be just as wildly fun as the first. Cell phones and cameras welcome!

 

October Winds

Date: 
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

yorgoswind1.jpgThe Saddleback College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Maestro Yorgos Kouritas, presents their first concert of the fall semester in the McKinney Theatre. $10 general; $7 students/seniors.

Saddleback Jazz Combo Concert

Date: 
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

McKinney Theatre
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Saddleback College’s Jazz Combos bring their jazz creativity with standards and original student compositions.

 

 

Saddleback Symphony Orchesta

Date: 
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

yorgossymphony.jpgThe Saddleback Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Yorgos Kouritas, presents a program that will brighten the new season in the McKinney Theatre. $10 general; $7 students/seniors.

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Holiday Jazz Concert

Date: 
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

McKinney Theatre

$10  general, $7 students/seniors

Conducted by Joey Sellers, this special holiday concert starts early so you can bring the kids!  A fun concert that features unique arrangements of Holiday favorites, and it’s a great opportunity to introduce youngsters to this great American music called Jazz. This lively concert for the whole family features a sing-along, some humor, and a special gift for the first 150 folks in the theatre.bigbandholiday.jpg

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Who we are….

Angels for the Arts at Saddleback is a fundraising and support organization for the Performing and Visual Arts at Saddleback College.  Angel members donate their time and talent to raise funds and assist with a variety of arts events on the campus.  The group is led by a volunteer advisory board of directors.

Why we exist…

Angel members believe in the importance of offering a full spectrum of arts to the community, with the college as the focal point.  These events bring together Orange County residents from all walks of life, for the purpose of enlightenment, entertainment, and inspiration.

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What we do…

Angels for the Arts provide support for:

  • Scholarships for students in Visual & Performing Arts
  • Saddleback Civic Light Opera
  • MainStage Kids Children's summer program
  • Master classes with professional artists
  • Hospitality for guest artist performers and crew
  • Enhancements for arts patrons, such as the tram
  • Annual Fundraiser

What you can do...

Call 949-582-4763 now to speak with us about how you can get involved in the Angels for the Arts, or just download our Membership Levels and Benefits for more information.

How to contact us….

Call the Angels Liaison at 949 582-4763

Email us at ahunter@saddleback.edu

Angels for the Arts
c/o Saddleback College, FA 304
28000 Marguerite Pkwy.
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Memberships, contributions or ticket reservations can be made through the Fine Arts ticket office, open from noon to 4 PM, Wednesday through Saturday or by calling call 949 582-4656. In addition to cash and checks, our ticket office accepts VISA or MasterCard.

The Angels for the Arts is a member of the Saddleback College Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Your contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Angels Mission Statement

To raise awareness and financial support for the Saddleback College Performing & Visual Arts programs by attracting top artistic talent and funding for the cultural entertainment, education, and inspiration of the campus and local communities.