Calendar of Music Events

MUSIC AT DEL MAR COLLEGE
April - May 2014  

Wednesday, April 2
Del Mar College Faculty Recital “Music of Now” by Trumpeter Dr. Scott Hagarty
Don’t miss an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional sounds during a faculty trumpet recital at Del Mar College. Trumpet professor Dr. Scott Hagarty—along with pianist Karen Kendrick, trombonist Dr. Donald Pinson and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi trumpet professor Dr. Mary Thornton—will present a recital entirely of music written within the last five years. Featured composers include Anthony Plog, Erik Morales, James Stephenson, Brooke Joyce and Del Mar College’s Dr. Roger Petersen. 

  • Wednesday, April 2, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact Dr. Scott Hagarty at 698-1602 or shagarty@delmar.edu.

Friday, April 4
Del Mar College Brass Trio and Guest Artist David Kirk in Concert
Guest artist David Kirk will present a diverse program of music for tuba and piano by composers Persichetti, Bach, Denham and Lebedev. The DMC Faculty Brass Trio will join Kirk for an exciting finale. Kirk will also present a master class with Del Mar College brass students at 1 p.m. in Wolfe Recital Hall. Since 1982, Kirk has served as principal tubist with the Houston Symphony Orchestra and taught at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. He enjoys an international reputation as both a performer and teacher.

  • Friday, April 4, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact Donald Pinson at 698-1604 or dpinson@delmar.edu.

Sunday, April 6
Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra at Del Mar College in Concert
Del Mar College’s Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra will perform Beethoven’ Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Dmitri Shostakovich’s polka from “The Golden Age” and J.S. Bach’s Concerto in A Minor for violin and orchestra. Featured violin soloist is Todd Ehle. Families with small children are invited.

  • Sunday, April 6, 4 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact the Music Office at 698-1214.

Thursday, April 10
Del Mar College Jazz Combos in Concert
Del Mar College’s multiple jazz combos present a concert featuring a variety of styles. Hear the talents of the Del Mar Jazz Combo, the Del Mar Jazz Guitar Ensemble, the Sinfonia Seven and the rhythm section of the Del Mar MWF Jazz Band. Don’t miss this finger-snapping, toe-tapping evening of jazz!

  • Thursday, April 10, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Del Mar College East, Ayers and Baldwin, free.
  • For more information, contact David Irving at 698-1616 or dirving@delmar.edu.

Saturday, April 12
Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra Presents Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9
Led by John Giordano, director of the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, the Del Mar Master Chorus and Concert Choir, along with choruses from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, will appear with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra for their season finale. DMC faculty members Susan Sturman, and Karl Kemm will perform as members of the orchestra.

  • Saturday, April 12, 8 p.m., Performing Arts Center, TAMU-CC, 6300 Ocean Drive.
  • For ticket information, contact the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra office at 883-6683.

Tuesday, April 15
Brass Ensembles in Concert
The Del Mar College student brass ensembles will present a recital of music featuring a wide variety of musical styles.  The brass trio and low brass quartet will perform music by composers Hovhaness, Di Lasso, Mendelssohn, and Mozart among others.

  • Tuesday April 15, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact the Music Office at 698-1214.

Tuesday, April 15
Del Mar College Percussion Ensemble and Corpus Christi All-Star Percussion Ensemble Concert
The Del Mar College Percussion Ensemble presents their spring concert under the direction of Dr. Neil Sisauyhoat.  The concert will also feature the talents of some of the finest local high school percussionists performing in the Corpus Christi All-Star Percussion Ensemble, directed by DMC’s Dr. Neil Sisauyhoat and Dr. Matthew McClung from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.  The concert will feature traditional music from Brazil as well as works by Mario Gaetano, Daniel Levitan, David Macbride and Paulinho da Viola.

  • Tuesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m., Richardson Performance Hall, Del Mar College East, Ayers and Baldwin, free.
  • For more information, contact Dr. Neil Sisauyhoat at 698-1623 or nsisauyhoat@delmar.edu.

Wednesday, April 16
Composition Studio Recital at Del Mar College
This musical event showcases world premieres of the latest works composed by Del Mar College students. Composers include Roberto Esquivel, Joy Killian, Brittany Lohman, Trevor Adams, Jonas Salazar and Isaac Balboa with works featuring flute, guitar, harp, piano and more.

  • Wednesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact Dr. Roger Petersen at 698-1619 or rpetersen@delmar.edu.

Thursday, April 17
Del Mar College MWF Jazz Band with Guest Vocalist Lisanne Lyons in Concert
Lisanne Lyons’ esteemed career began as the feature vocalist for the U.S. Air Force bands. During her service years, she performed and traveled worldwide with the NORAD Command Band, 504th Air Force Band of the Golden Gate and the U.S. Air Force Academy Falconaires. Lyons has won several awards from DownBeat magazine, including Best Jazz Vocalist and Best Jazz Arrangement, toured the country with Broadway’s Tony Award-winning production of City of Angels and performed with the Woody Herman Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson and Big Bop Nouveau and several pop symphonies and big bands. She has also performed with major jazz artists such as Maria Schneider, Jon Hendricks, Bucky Pizzarelli and others. Directed by DMC faculty member David Irving, you’ll hear varied big-band jazz styles.

  • Thursday, April 17, 7:30 p.m., Richardson Performance Hall, Del Mar College East, Ayers and Baldwin, free.
  • For more information, contact David Irving at 698-1616 or dirving@delmar.edu.

Thursday, April 17
Del Mar College Classical Guitar Ensemble in Concert
The Del Mar College Classical Guitar Ensemble will perform a concert of popular guitar music by Hans Joachom Kaps, Juan Serrano, and Francois Castet. The program will also feature two mariachi favorites “La Sandunga,” and “El Son De La Negra.” Highlighting the evening is a performance of "Wild Mountain Thyme," "Greensleeves," and "El Humahuaqueno" by students from Carroll, King, Moody and Ray High Schools and the Del Mar Guitar Ensemble under the direction by guest conductor Keith Justus.

  • Thursday, April 17, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact the DMC Music Office at 698-1214.

Tuesday, April 22
Instrumental and Vocal Chamber Music Concert at Del Mar College
Del Mar College Music Faculty—including pianists David Sutanto and Dinzin Broñola-Rada, violinist Todd Ehle, baritone Raphael Rada and cellist Susan Sturman—present a solo and duo concert. The program features piano works by Chopin and Rachmaninoff, Honneger’s Sonatine for violin and cello, Gerald Finzi’s song cycle, “I Said to Love” and Brahms’ Sonata No. 3 for violin and piano.

  • Tuesday, April 22, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact the Music Office at 698-1214.

Tuesday, April 22
Joint Concert Featuring Del Mar College and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Wind Ensembles
The Del Mar College Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. Abel Saldivar Ramirez, present a joint concert with the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Wind Symphony. The evening’s performance features music from Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, Danzon No. 2 by Marquez, Certamen Levantino Pasodoble by Marquina and Festive Overture by Shostakovich.

  • Tuesday, April 22, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 6300 Ocean Drive, free.
  • For more information, contact the Music Office at 698-1214.

Thursday, April 24
Del Mar College Faculty Recital with Clarinetist William Lipman and Guitarist Philip Hii
Enjoy an evening of classical music as Del Mar College Music faculty members Philip Hii and William Lipman collaborate for joint performances featuring works such as “Sonata for Clarinet and Guitar No. 2” by Ferdinand Rebay, “Serenade for Clarinet and Guitar” by Heinrich Neumann and the well-known Aria from “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5” by Heitor Villa Lobos. The program will also feature clarinet and guitar solos by Stravinsky and Giuliani.

  • Thursday, April 24, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact the DMC Music Office at 698-1214.

Friday, April 25
The Del Mar College Singer’s Theater presents “For Love or Money”
Written by Del Mar College Music faculty member Dr. Raphael Rada, this original comedy is interspersed with songs from popular Broadway musicals, including “The Fantasticks,” “The Music Man,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Camelot,” “The King and I” and “Carousel.” Pianist Karen Kendrick will accompany the singers.

  • Friday, April 25, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact the Music Office at 698-1214 or rrada@delmar.edu.

Monday, April 28
Spring Concert by the Del Mar Children’s Chorus and DMC Woodwind Ensemble
The Del Mar Children’s Chorus presents a Spring Concert featuring a variety of vocal selections, including “The Merry, Merry Heart,” “Good Night,” a Russian Folk Song and “Songs of a Starry Night,” a collection of Texas folk songs, under the direction of artistic director and founder Ouida Bliss Richardson. The performance includes accompaniment by pianist Linda Weber. The Del Mar Woodwind Ensemble will also perform on the concert.

  • Monday, April 28, 7 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact Dennis Richardson at 698-1352 or drichardson@delmar.edu.

Wednesday, April 30
 Informal Concert with the Del Mar Jazz Bands
Pack a brown-bag lunch or buy lunch at Del Mar College’s cafeteria as the Del Mar MWF Jazz Band and the Del Mar Jazz Combo present an informal concert featuring big-band and combo jazz in varying styles under the direction of David Irving, professor of music and jazz guitar.

  • Wednesday, April 30, noon, Harvin Student Center, Del Mar College East, Ayers and Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact David Irving at 698-1616 or dirving@delmar.edu.

Friday, May 3
Fifth Annual Sock Hop Presented by the Del Mar College Chamber Singers
Led by Dennis S. Richardson, director of choral activities at Del Mar College, the DMC Chamber Singers present their fifth sock hop, “The British Invasion,” along with special guests from Carroll and Flour Bluff High Schools. Kinesiology professor Carolyn Mauck and the Del Mar Social Dance Club will assist the DMC Chamber Singers during this retro evening of fun featuring dancing and music from the Beatles, The Who and other popular iconic English groups from the 1960s and 1970s, along with dance instruction and several contests.

  • Friday, May 3, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Gymnasium, Del Mar College East, Baldwin Blvd., free
  • For more information, contact Dennis Richardson at 698-1352 or drichardson@delmar.edu.

Tuesday, May 6
Del Mar College Master Chorus and Concert Choir
Del Mar College’s choral music season concludes with the Master Chorus and Concert Choir led by Music faculty member Dennis S. Richardson. The choral ensembles will collaborate with singers from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Corpus Christi Chorale. As a prelude to a May 23 concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City, the ensembles will perform “Canticle of Light” by Bob Chilcott and “In Memoriam” by Ross Bernhardt, choral director for the Chorale and at TAMU-CC. “In Memoriam” was written as a world premiere for the combined New York chorus event. Directed by Arnold Garza, the Honors Wind Ensemble from Alice High School will also perform selections from their New York program and accompany the chorus on “Canticles of Light.”

  • Tuesday, May 6, 7:30 p.m., Richardson Performance Hall, Del Mar College East, Ayers and Baldwin, free but donations are welcome at the door for the DMC Scholarship Fund.
  • For more information, contact Dennis Richardson at 698-1352 or drichardson@delmar.edu.

What does the Del Mar College Department of Music mean to you?
Are you a Del Mar College Music Alumnus? We’d love to hear your story about how Del Mar College helped you achieve your educational and career dreams. Email your fond memories of your time at the Department of Music to Yvonne Rodriguez at yrodrig@delmar.edu.

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