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November - December 2015

Solo Piano Recital with Eduardus Halim
Pianist Eduardus Halim has captured the imagination of piano lovers all over the world with the originality and maturity of his interpretations. Originally from Indonesia, Halim went to study at the Juillard School of Music with the legendary pedagogues Sascha Gorodnitzky and Rudolf Firkusny. Later he became the- last pupil of the great pianist Vladimir Horowitz. Since his 1987 New York debut, Halim has performed with orchestras such as the Baltimore Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit, Minnesota, Montreal, Philadelphia, Russian National Orchestra, BBC Orchestra, and Singapore Symphony among others. He has performed concerts at prestigious venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and 92nd Street Y in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, and Wigmore Hall in London. His awards and honors include the Young Concert Artists International Auditions as well as the Avery Fisher Career Grant. His recital at Del Mar College will feature Busoni’s transcription of Organ Toccata by Bach, Chopin’s Sonata No. 3, and the Horowitz’s version of “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky. Mr. Halim currently serves as the Sascha Gorodnitzky Faculty Chair in Piano Studies at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Music.

● Tuesday, November 3, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East.

Del Mar Jazz Ensembles in Concert
The performance features Jazz in varying styles played by the Del Mar MWF Jazz Band, the Del Mar Jazz Combo and the Del Mar Jazz Guitar Ensemble. The ensembles will perform under the direction of David Irving, professor of music and jazz guitar.

● Thursday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m., Richardson Performance Hall, Del Mar College East, Ayers and Baldwin.
● For more information, contact David Irving at 698-1616 or dirving@delmar.edu.

South Texas Brass Symposium at Del Mar College
Created in an effort to promote the performance, education and awareness of brass music in the South Texas region, the South Texas Brass Symposium brings world-class musicians and the area’s best professionals together at Del Mar College for master classes and performances that will create unique learning opportunities for students, musicians and the general public. Guest artists include Jim Markey, bass trombonist with the Boston Symphony, and Jim Thompson, trumpet professor at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Other participants include Jeff Garza, principal horn of the San Antonio Symphony, and professors from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, South Texas College and Laredo Community College. The Symposium includes 20 different events over the course of two days, ranging from recitals and clinics to master classes and even an exhibitor room. Don’t miss a celebration of rich and exciting repertoire of music for brass instruments. Additionally, the Del Mar Faculty Brass Trio will present a recital in conjunction with the symposium on Friday, Nov. 6, and guest artists will present a recital on Saturday, Nov. 7. Both evening events are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. in Wolfe Recital Hall and are open to the public for $10 per ticket. Symposium participation requires registration and is $25, which includes admission to all events, including the two evening recitals. Free for DMC Students, faculty and staff. Nov. 6 and 7 recital tickets for the public will be available at the door. For more information about the recitals, ticket sales or to register online, visit www.delmar.edu/stbs.

● Friday-Saturday, Nov. 6-7, all day events, Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, registration required for Symposium, Free for DMC Students, faculty and staff, $25 for the general public. $10 tickets for recitals sold at the door.
● For more information, contact Dr. Scott Hagarty at 698-1602 or shagarty@delmar.edu, Dr. Donald Pinson at 698-1604 or dpinson@delmar.edu or Professor Karl Kemm at 698-1601 or kkemm@delmar.edu.

Del Mar College Percussion Ensemble in Concert
The Del Mar College Percussion Ensemble presents their fall concert under the direction of Dr. Neil Sisauyhoat. The concert includes works by Andrew Beall, John Cage, Lou Harrison, Steve Reich and Jeffrey Dennis Smith, along with traditional rumba music from Cuba.

● Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Richardson Performance Hall, Del Mar College East, Ayers and Baldwin.
● For more information, contact Dr. Neil Sisauyhoat at 698-1623 or nsisauyhoat@delmar.edu.

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia American Music Recital
Enjoy American music featuring student and faculty Sinfonians under the direction of David Irving. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is the largest music fraternity in the world with a chapter at Del Mar College among those located at over 200 college campuses.

● Friday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building.
● For more information, contact David Irving at 698-1616 or dirving@delmar.edu.

Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra in Concert
The Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra will present their second concert of the 2015-2016 season with C.W. Gluck’s Ballet Suite No. 1 and J.S. Bach’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor. Additionally, soloist Cassandra Cao will perform Enrique Granados’ Spanish Dance No. 1 and a Tango by John Paulson.

● Sunday, Nov. 15, 4 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar.

Del Mar College Students Composition Studio Recital
Enjoy an evening of world premieres of musical pieces written by Del Mar College student composers.

● Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East.
● For more information, contact Dr. Roger Petersen at 698-1619 or rpetersen@delmar.edu.

Del Mar College Wind Ensemble Concert
Enjoy an evening of great music performed by the Del Mar College Wind Ensemble with DMC Music faculty member Dr. Abel Saldivar Ramirez as conductor. The Wind Ensemble will perform Ticheli’s Apollo Unleashed, Hearshen’s After the Thunderer, Sousa’s The Thunderer and Finale to the Howard Hanson Symphony No. 2, Romantic Symphony. The evening’s concert will also feature guest soloist professor Karl Kemm, who will play the first movement of the Mozart Concerto in Eb for Horn K495 and the DMC Faculty Brass Ensemble. Don’t miss a night of great music-making!

● Thursday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., Richardson Performance Hall, Del Mar College East, Ayers and Baldwin.

The Del Mar College Singer’s Theater Presents “One Enchanted Evening”
Join the DMC Singer’s Theater for “One Enchanted Evening,” a comedy interspersed with songs from popular Broadway musicals, including “Oklahoma,” “South Pacific,” “State Fair,” “Gigi,” “With a Song in My Heart” and “Jekyll and Hyde.”
Friday, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar.

Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society and Del Mar College Welcome the Chiara Quartet
The Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society presents the Chiara Quartet. In their 14th season, the Chiara Quartet is going forward by looking backward, meaning they’re reviving a centuries-old tradition for ensemble playing that has long been common among soloists, the practice of playing from memory. Already well-known for their motto, “Chamber Music in any Chamber,” the quartet is willing to play in any setting and are adding a new facet to their already outstanding reputation. Realizing that using sheet music became distracting, the Chiara Quartet decided to influence future generations of chamber players and established players by “playing by heart.” Their ability to delve deeply into the heart of their music and engage the audience in the experience is further enhanced by this new, yet old, concept. As the Chiara Quartet presents music by Ravel, Bartok and Brahms, the audience will surely hear music “from the heart.” For more information, visit corpuschristichambermusicsociety.org.

● Saturday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, $25 tickets are available at the door. DMC students with a valid I.D. may obtain $10 tickets in the Music Office in FM 102.
● For more information, call Carol Domasco at 361-816-1186 or email caroljdomasco@gmail.com.

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, Nov. 25, noon, Harvin Student Center, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar.
● For more information, contact David Irving at 698-1616 or dirving@delmar.edu.

Del Mar College Music Department’s Holiday Spectacular
The time has come once again to celebrate the holidays! Join the Del Mar College Music Department as faculty and students present their annual “Holiday Spectacular.” Enjoy seasonal pieces performed by the Jazz Band, Children’s Chorus, Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Woodwind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Mariachi Del Mar and String Ensemble during this holiday treat to kick off the season. Donations to the Friends of Music Scholarship Fund are welcome.

● Thursday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., Richardson Performance Hall, Del Mar College East, Ayers and Baldwin, free but donations welcome.

Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra’s “Home for the Holidays” Concert
The Del Mar Master Chorus and Concert Choir, along with the Corpus Christi Chorale, will appear with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra for their annual “Home for the Holidays” concert. DMC Director of Choral Activities Dennis S. Richardson will serve as a guest conductor, and Del Mar faculty members Susan Sturman, Karl Kemm and Scott Hagarty will participate as members of the orchestra.

● Saturday, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center, 6300 Ocean Drive.
● For more information, contact the Symphony Office at 361-883-6683.

Annual Tuba Christmas Concert
Take a break from the holiday rush as nearly 100 tuba, euphonium, baritone and sousaphone musicians play everyone’s favorite Christmas tunes. This musical event promises “Winter Wonderland” memories to get you in the holiday spirit. Area tuba, euphonium and baritone players interested in participating with this year’s Tuba Christmas can attend the rehearsal from 9:30 to 11 a.m. the morning of Dec. 18 in Room 127 in the Center for the Arts at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (6300 Ocean Drive). Registration to participate begins at 9 a.m. with a $5 registration fee. Tuba Christmas carol books will be available during the registration for $15. Hats and scarves will also be available for purchase. Musicians need to provide their own stands for the rehearsal and performance. This year’s conductors are Dan T. Sipes of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Donald Pinson from Del Mar College with Master of Ceremonies filled by DMC’s David Irving. Free parking will be available at the university while street parking is available at Plains Capital Bank.

● Friday, Dec. 18, noon, Plains Capital Bank, 500 North Shoreline.
● For more information about participating as a musician or the Tuba Christmas performance, contact DMC faculty member David Irving at 698-1616 or dirving@delmar.edu.