ARTS NEWS AND EVENTS

Free Concert Series at Saddleback College

Date: 
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 12:00pm to Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 1:00pm

Mission Viejo, CA—The Music Department at Saddleback College presents Concert Hour, a variety of individual and ensemble performances on Thursdays from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Fine Arts Room 101 and the McKinney Theatre.  Admission is free.

January 30th —Violin Recital with Melody Chang

American-Chinese Violinist Melody Chang began studying the violin at the age of 4 with her mother, Diana Chang, and is currently studying with Suli Xue of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.melody_chang.jpg

March 6th—Algonquin Quartet

Join Alex Iles, Scott Whitfield, Joey Sellers and George Thatcher as they redefine chamber music and raise the roof beams.


May 15thSaddleback Music Students in Recital.

McKinney Theatre  

Our talented voice, instrumental, piano, and jazz students perform in recital.  Come and show your support for these aspiring musicians!


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.

The Music Department 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, piano, music technology, and commercial music.  Other music classes include harmony, musicianship, composition, history, and appreciation of western art music, music business, rock, jazz, and world music.


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 visit www.saddleback.edu/arts.  

Joon Lee Trio

Date: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Mission Viejo, CA—Jazz Studies at Saddleback College is thrilled to present the Joon Lee Trio on Tuesday, April 29th at 7:30 p.m. in the McKinney Theatre. Joon Lee is beyond a vocalist. Drawing inspiration from improvisatory vocalists such as Bobby McFerrin, Andy Bey, and Rhiannon (no, not Rihanna), Joon not only embraces the lyric in a sublime way, but also composes lines and creates moments akin to any great instrumentalist. This night he’ll perform with Putter Smith and Joey Sellers.

Tickets are $10 general and $7 students/seniors.  Call the ticket office at 949-582-4656, Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 4 pm or order your tickets online at www.saddleback.edu/arts.

Jazz Studies at Saddleback College emphasizes creativity through improvisation and ensemble performance. Focusing on the historical, theoretical, and intuitive aspects of this American music, Director of Jazz Studies Joey Sellers and an outstanding cadre of nationally-recognized musicians comprise the jazz faculty. Curricula include Improvisation, Jazz Composition and Arranging, Jazz History Syllabus, Jazz History Audio, Jazz History Podcast, Jazz Piano, Saddleback Big Band, Jazz Lab Ensemble, and Combos.  Students in Jazz Studies at Saddleback College have transferred to prestigious institutions including University of Southern California, New School for Social Research in New York, Eastman School of Music, Berkeley School of Music, Cal State Northridge, UCLA, Cal State Fullerton, University of California at San Diego, and other regional institutions.  Some of our alumni have gone on to play professionally with Frank Zappa, Diana Ross, and other high-profile artists and organizations.joon_lee.png

 

Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy 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 visit www.saddleback.edu/arts.  

 

Dance Collective 2014

Date: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:30pm to Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 7:30pm

Mission Viejo, CA – The Dance Department at Saddleback College is proud to present Dance Collective 2014 on April 24th, 25th and 26th at 7:30 p.m. in the McKinney Theatre.  The Dance Department offers a wide variety of styles again this spring with hip hop, jazz, tap, modern, and ballet.  The concert is exclusively choreographed by Saddleback College students and directed by Dorothy Anderson Garant.

Tickets are $12 (presale); $15 (at the door); children 7 years and under free but require an admission ticket.  Call (949) 582-4656 (Wednesday-Saturday, noon to 4 pm) or online at www.saddleback.edu/arts for tickets.

The Saddleback College Dance Department offers several technique classes at all levels for ballet, jazz, modern and tap. In addition, courses are offered in the history of dance, exercise for dancers, rehearsal and performance, dance production and choreography. College-wide dance concerts are put on each semester and promoted as a major theater event.

Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo, just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit. Parking is available in lot 12. Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Pkwy turn left to the third traffic light, turn right into the campus and take the second left to the Theatre Circle turning right in lot 12.

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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 visit www.saddleback.edu/arts.  

 

Saddleback Student Art Exhibition

Date: 
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12:00pm to Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 8:00pm

Mission Viejo, CA – The Saddleback College Art Gallery is pleased to present the Juried Student Art Exhibition on April 28th through May 15th in the Saddleback College Art Gallery. This popular juried student art exhibition returns again this spring featuring works from Saddleback College’s studio art and photography classes. Selected from over 400 submitted entries, 200 works will be chosen and on display with a variety of media including drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, graphics, jewelry, sculpture, photography, and mixed media. All Saddleback students are eligible to vote in Saddleback’s “Student Choice” awards.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Wednesday-Friday, noon to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, noon to 8:00 p.m. The Gallery will be closed on Tuesdays with the exception of the Artists’ Reception. The Gallery will also be open Saturday, May 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  An Artists’ Reception/Awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 6th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

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 third left to “Theatre Circle,” turning right into Lot 12.

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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 visit www.saddleback.edu/arts.  

 

 

 

All in the Timing

Date: 
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 7:30pm to Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 7:30pm

Mission Viejo, CA – The Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback College is thrilled to present All in the Timing by David Ives on May 2nd-10th in the Studio Theatre. Directed by Mark McQuown, this critically-acclaimed, award-winning evening of one-act comedies combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun. "Theatre that aerobicizes the brain and tickles the heart. Ives is a mordant comic who has put the play back in playwright… A wondrous wordmaster." —Time Magazine. 

The five one-act plays include:

Foreplay or the Art of the Fugue. Chuck, a would-be Don Juan, in three rounds of seduction with three different women on a miniature-golf course.

Sure Thing. A classic of contemporary comedy. Two people meet in a café and find their way through a conversational minefield as an offstage bell interrupts their false starts, gaffes, and faux pas on the way to falling in love.

A Singular Kinda Guy. A monologue about a man who believes he is actually a typewriter

Variations on The Death of Trotsky, directed by Shadi Ghaheri. The Russian revolutionary on the day of his demise, desperately tries to cope with the mountain-climber’s axe he’s discovered in his head.

The Philadelphia. A young man in a restaurant has fallen into “a Philadelphia,” a Twilight Zone-like state in which he cannot get anything he asks for. His only way out of the dilemma? To ask for the opposite of what he wants.

Speed-The-Play. A parody of the works of American playwright David Mamet; his major works are each lampooned.

Dates:  May 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10 at 7:30 p.m. and May 4 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling (949) 582-4656 (noon-4 Wednesday-Saturday) and online at www.saddleback.edu/arts.  Prices are $15 general; $10 students/seniors.

al_inthetiming_1.jpgThe Department of Theatre Arts program at Saddleback College produces several fully-staged shows each year.  All students are given the opportunity to audition for every production yet Theatre Arts students are given priority in the casting process.  In addition there are numerous opportunities for students to contribute in backstage activities through the Entertainment and Theater Technology program.

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 third 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 visit www.saddleback.edu/arts.  

 

Invisible; A New Musical Stage Reading

Date: 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Mission Viejo, CA – On Wednesday, April 30th at 7:30 p.m. in the McKinney Theatre, the Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback College is thrilled to present a stage reading by Saddleback students of Invisible. This new musical, book by David Hollingsworth and composition and lyrics by David Orris, will be performed by Saddleback students. Directed by Jonelle Allen, music direction by David Anthony Martin, and dramaturgy by Nicole Lauren, audiences will get a first look at a sort-of retelling of the H.G. Wells classic The Invisible Man told through the lens of an '80s (John-Hughes-esque) teen sex comedy, inspired by such films as The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Some Kind Of Wonderful, Back To The Future, Zapped and Teen Wolf. The score is decidedly influenced by (and pays homage to) '80s pop. This west coast premiere is free and open to the public. The writers are attending rehearsals and are heavily involved in the production. A three piece band will be on stage to accompany the actors’ performances.

 

 David Hollingsworth (book writer) hails from northern California and raised in a family that mounted weekly Gilbert and Sullivan family performances in the living room.

As the former Editor-in-Chief of UC Berkeley's largest student-run publication (and the university's only intentionally funny student publication) The Heuristic Squelch, Hollingsworth ran the magazine in both an administrative as well as a creative capacity, heading up video projects and social media ventures, founding both the magazine’s blog and twitter accounts. In addition to Editor-In-Chief, he also served as head writer for the magazine, contributing the majority of its content and editing the work of other staff writers during his tenure. Hollingsworth also collaborated with other writers to create McSweeney’s-- (Onion-like) articles satirizing the news and popular culture. He also had the exciting opportunity to write for Rooftop Comedy-- in collaboration with MSN, developing written humor pieces based on trending news items as soon as they broke.

 

David Orris (composer/lyricist) was raised in Twin Peaks (yes, it's a real place) and Chicago and is the gay, Buddhist son of an ordained Protestant minister (who once served as Pat Robertson's chief marketing executive). By age four, Orris was singing and playing piano competitively and in his teen years, won music scholarships to Wheaton Conservatory where he studied theater, voice, piano and composition. Upon graduating, Orris ultimately headed to Los Angeles to launch a music career. He toured extensively and after years and years of hard work, signed with BMG Chrysalis Music Publishing. His songs and recordings have been heard in a variety of feature films and TV programs, most notably on a number of MTV programs and prominently on JJ Abrams' hit network TV show Felicity.

 

The Department of Theatre Arts program at Saddleback College produces several fully-staged shows each year.  All students are given the opportunity to audition for every production yet Theatre Arts students are given priority in the casting process.  In addition there are numerous opportunities for students to contribute in backstage activities through the Entertainment and Theater Technology program.

Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Vinvisible.jpgiejo, 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 third 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 visit www.saddleback.edu/arts.  

 

8 Days of Arts

Date: 
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 12:00pm to Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 4:00pm

Mission Viejo, CA The City of Mission Viejo, Saddleback College, and The Shops at Mission Viejo are joining forces to host “8 Days of Arts” – a community collaboration that will embrace art in many forms throughout Mission Viejo May 3-10.  The 8 Days of Arts kicks off at the City’s Oso Viejo Park then travels to Saddleback College with a culmination celebration at The Shops at Mission Viejo.  This first-time event is designed to build arts awareness and cultivate a love of art in people of all ages. All events are free.

On Saturday, May 3rd from noon to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 4th from noon to 5:00 p.m. Saddleback College will have a presence at the City of Mission Viejo’s Arts Alive Festival at Oso Viejo Community Park—The Village Green, 24932 Veterans Way in Mission Viejo. There will be a combination dance and painting performance by the Dance Department and the Art Department as well as a booth displaying student art.

Saddleback College will host a plethora of events from May 5th-10th in the Fine Arts and Media Technology complex. Students and faculty in the arts display their talents in music, art, theatre, speech, and photography.

On Monday, May 5th at noon in the McKinney Theatre, piano students will perform in solo repertory and ensembles for 2, 4, 6, and 8 hands by composers ranging from Bach to Gershwin and well beyond. At 5:00 p.m., there will be an Art Faculty Lecture by Michael Redfield in FA 202. At 6:00 p.m., the Angels for the Arts will host a Margarita Happy Hour Reception in the Fine Arts courtyard. At 7:00 p.m., Saddleback’s student Jazz Combo will perform in the McKinney Theatre. For the jazz combo, prices are $10 general; $7 students/seniors.

On Tuesday, May 6th at noon, Cinema-Television-Radio students will present a student film showcase in the McKinney Theatre. From 2:00-4:00 p.m., there will be a student photography shoot demonstration with models and a DJ. At 5:00 p.m. an Art History Lecture will be presented on Japanese Photography by Thomas O’Leary in FA202. From 6:00-9:00 p.m. a Student Art Exhibition and Awards Reception will take place in the Saddleback College Art Gallery and outside in the art courtyard.

On Wednesday, May 7th from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. there will be a strawberry shortcake bowl event in the art courtyard. A $10 fee includes not only a delicious helping of strawberry shortcake but also a beautifully hand-crafted bowl made by students and faculty. At noon the Department of Theatre Arts will present a showcase in the Fine Arts courtyard. At 5:00 p.m. Faculty members Dr. Patricia Levin and Dr. Deborah Solon will give an art talk titled “Auction Houses, Galleries, and Museums: Art History at Work” in FA202. At 6:00 p.m. The Angels for the Arts will host a champagne/dessert reception. At 7:00 p.m. there will be an Angels Scholarship and Transfer Recognition Recital in the McKinney Theatre. At 7:30 p.m. a play titled All in the Timing will take place in the Studio Theatre. Prices are $15 general; $10 students/seniors.

On Thursday, May 8th at noon speech and debate students will present a Speech Showcase performance in the Fine Arts courtyard. At 7:30 p.m. our Commercial Music Ensemble students will perform classic rock, folk, hip hop and original compositions in the McKinney Theatre. Also at 7:30 p.m. there will be a performance of All in the Timing in the Studio Theatre. Prices are$15 general; $10 students/seniors.

On Friday, May 9th at 9:00 a.m. there will be a Chamber Music Performance in the McKinney Theatre. From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. there will be a Printmaking WoodBlock event in the Fine Arts courtyard. At 7:30 p.m. the Wind Ensemble will perform in the McKinney Theatre. Prices are $10 general; $7 students/seniors. Also at 7:30 p.m. All in the Timing will take place in the Studio Theatre. Prices are $15 general; $10 students/seniors.

On Saturday, May 10th, the City of Mission Viejo and Saddleback College will bring the arts to The Shops at Mission Viejo, 555 The Shops at Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, CA 92691.

From noon to 4:00 p.m. Saddleback College music students will perform (lower level near Build A Bear): 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.-Chamber Music performances including Natalie Cervantes on violin accompanied by Matt Salazar on classical guitar; 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.- Jazz Combo with Justin Hershey, Steven Morris, and Luke Reeder; 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. –Various Singers – Paloma Pallante, Jose Zamarippa, and Gabby Jackson accompanied by Cathy Tibbitts on keyboard; Classical Guitarists – Aaron Friehling and Matt Salazar.

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From noon to 4:00 p.m. the City of Mission Viejo will host a complimentary Artists Workshop for Kids (lower level near H&M/Old Navy). Activities will include Zendangle, watercolor, printmaking, street painting demonstration on pastel paper, chalk board messaging and social networking. Saddleback College student art will also be on display.

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 third 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 visit www.saddleback.edu/arts.  

 

KSBR Birthday Bash is Back!

Date: 
Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 3:30pm to 10:00pm

Mission Viejo, CA – Celebrating its 26th year, the 2014 KSBR Birthday Bash Jazz Festival, presented by Saddleback College radio station KSBR (88.5 FM), returns to the Village Green at Oso Viejo Park in Mission Viejo on Sunday, May 25, 2014.  Organizers are excited to announce the Taste of the Bash, which was a wildly successful element introduced in 2012, will again feature more than 20 restaurants and wineries showing off their finest creations.  The Taste is an added value so those purchasing tickets to the concert will be admitted to the Taste of the Bash for no additional charge.  The Birthday Bash is the major fundraising event for KSBR. 

The Orange County Register named the KSBR Birthday Bash Jazz Festival and Taste of the Bash the Best Nonprofit Gala for 2013 “Best of Orange” County saying, “Jazz radio station KSBR can throw a birthday party. For 25 years, the Saddleback College fundraiser has brought out some of the top names in jazz each spring. This year’s Birthday Bash at Mission Viejo also brought out more than two dozen Orange County restaurants to add flavor.” 

The unique event features more than 30 contemporary jazz artists with headliners often leaving their own bands behind to play with each other.  Dave Koz, Joe Sample, Brenda Russell, Boney James, David Benoit, Hiroshima, Rick Braun, and Peter White are just a few of the musicians who have appeared in the past.  Because of contractual obligations, many of the most popular artists cannot be announced until they actually step on stage, which makes the event even more fun and surprising.  

The event will once again include a special tribute to Veterans.  Saddleback College’s Veterans Memorial is the most significant tribute to veterans at any community college campus in the nation. In recognition of this event and the role that the college’s VETS (Veterans Education and Transition Services) Center plays in the community, the festivities will include a color guard performance and a special musical tribute to kick off the concert.

In addition, veterans and active military personnel may purchase general admission tickets for just $30 through KSBR’s Membership Services office: (949) 582-4501.

Advance sale ticket prices begin at $55; $60 at the door. General admission tickets are available mindi_and_koz_2.jpgat www.KSBR.org, and beginning April 22nd at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, and the Saddleback College Fine Arts Ticket Office (949-582-4656).  A limited number of reserved VIP seats are still available at $125-$190 per person at www.KSBR.org.

 The concert takes place on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Oso Viejo Park, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo. Gates open at 3:30 P.M.; Taste of the Bash from 3:30-5:00 P.M.; Military Appreciation Festivities at 4:30 P.M.; Music at 5:00 P.M.

Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community. Having served more than 500,00 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.