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September - October 2016

Saturday, September 24
Corpus Christi Chamber Players
The Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society and Del Mar College present the 2016-2017 season kickoff concert featuring the Corpus Christi Chamber Players. The performance features Mozart’s Quartet in D Major, K.285 for flute, violin, viola and cello; Dvorak’s String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96 “The American;” and Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115. Members of the Corpus Christi Chamber Players include violinists Elisabeth Adkins and Pablo Donatti, viola player Jennifer Cahill-Clark, cellist Susan Sturman, flutist Diana Sipes and clarinetist Ivan Petruzziello The concert is free. For more information, visit corpuschristichambermusicsociety.org.

  • Saturday, September 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 Music Office at 698-1214.

Sunday, September 25
Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra in Concert at Del Mar College
Directed by R. Todd Ehle, the Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra will kick off their 2016-2017 season performing works by Jean-Baptiste Lully, Bedrich Smetana, Giacchino Rossini, Steven Rosenhaus and Leroy Anderson. The concert is free and open to the public.

  • Sunday, Sept. 25, 4 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar.
  • For more information, contact Todd Ehle at 698-1223 or tehle@delmar.edu.

 

Friday, September 30
All Granados Concert at Del Mar College
Join Del Mar College Music Department faculty as they present a one-hour concert of Enrique Granados’ work commemorating the 100th anniversary of his death. Considered one of the greatest Spanish Romantic composers, Granados lived from 1867 to 1916, tragically dying on March 24, 1916, when the SS Sussex, the ship he and his wife were traveling on, was torpedoed while crossing the English Channel. His last concert was a solo piano recital performed at the White House at the invitation of then President Woodrow Wilson. The evening’s concert includes “En La Aldea” for piano four-hands, the song cycle “Canciones Amatorias,” Sonata for Violin and Piano and pieces from his Goyescas suite. Featured performers are music faculty Shao-Shan Chen, Dinzin Broñola-Rada, Todd Ehle, Raphael Rada and David Sutanto.

  • Friday, Sept. 30, 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.

Thursday October 13
Guest Guitarist Dr. Kurt Martinez in Concert at Del Mar College
Guest guitarist Dr. Kurt Martinez will perform a solo recital featuring pieces by Albeniz, Sainz de la Maza and Jobim, along with other works from Spain and South America. Dr. Martinez has performed in recitals at guitar festivals throughout the United States, Europe, Central America, South America and Mexico. In addition to being recognized as a performer, Dr. Martinez has also been recognized as a teacher and has presented masterclasses at the Festival Internacional de Guitarra de Sonora, Festival Internacional de Guitarra-Solistas del Mundo, Lawrence Conservatory of Music, Copiah - Lincoln College, Laredo Community College and Beloit College. Dr. Kurt Martinez is currently the Director of the School of Music at the University of Texas- Rio Grande Valley.

  • Thursday Oct. 13, 7:30 pm, 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.

Monday, October 17 
Duo Recital Featuring Percussionist Dr. Neil Sisauyhoat and Cellist Susan Sturman
Del Mar College Assistant Professor of Percussion Neil Sisauyhoat and Professor of Cello Susan Sturman will present a duo recital featuring an eclectic array of musical works. The program includes works for solo cello and solo marimba, along with pieces for cello and percussion including Peter Klatzow’s “A Sense of Place for Cello and Marimba” and Caroline Shaw’s work entitled “Boris Kerner” for cello and flowerpots.”  Sisauyhoat and Sturman will also present works by Barriere, Saint Saëns, Sibelius, Piazzolla and Miyoshi.

  • Monday, Oct. 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 Music Office at 698-1214.

Thursday, October 20
A Chopin Inspired Program with Pianist Edith Widayani
The first prize winner of the 2014 Koscziusko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition, Edith Widayani will make her South Texas debut with a recital titled “A Chopin Inspired Program.” Widayani has been hailed as one of the most promising young pianists in her home country of Indonesia. She has performed across the United States and in Indonesia, Colombia, China and Costa Rica. The pianist has also claimed first prizes for the “Ananda Sukarlan Award” for Best Indonesian Pianist 2010 and the 2013 Jakarta International Open Piano Competition. Her performance program will include Nocturnes, Ballades and a Sonata by composers Chopin, Faure and Liszt. Widayani received her education from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China, Texas Christian University and the Eastman School of Music. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Eastman School of Music under the tutelage of Barry Snyder.  

  • Thursday, Oct. 20, 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. 

Friday, October 21
Del Mar College MWF Jazz Band at the Texas Jazz Festival
This year, the Del Mar College MWF Jazz Band opens the 56th Annual Texas Jazz Festival with a performance on the North Stage. A Texas Jazz Festival mainstay, the DMC Music Department’s MWF Jazz Band performs under the direction of faculty member David Irving. For Texas Jazz Festival information, go to www.texasjazz-fest.org/.

  • Friday, Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m., North Stage, Heritage Park, 1581 N. Chaparral St., free.
  • For more information, contact David Irving at 698-1616 or dirving@delmar.edu.

 Saturday, October 22
Del Mar College Choir Groups Present Fall Choral Showcase Concert
Enjoy an evening of music by the Del Mar College Music Department choirs as they perform a wide variety of music! The DMC Chamber Singers will perform music by famous Renaissance composers––such as Palestrina, da Viadana, Purcell, de Pres and Orlanda di Lasso––followed by the DMC Concert Choir performing a range of styles ranging from American, Romantic and Twentieth Century to multicultural music. To end the evening, the Del Mar Master Chorus will perform music by Baroque Masters, J.S. Bach and G. F. Handel with a chamber orchestra.

  • Saturday, Oct. 22, 4 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, 700 S. Upper Broadway, free.
  • For more information, contact the DMC Music Office at 698-1214.

Saturday, October 22  
Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society presents the Danish String Quartet at Del Mar College
In their first subscription concert of the 2016-2017 season, the Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society presents the Danish String Quartet. This ensemble has reached incredible heights in the course of their 10-year existence by having won competitions in England, Denmark, Norway and Holland as well as an appointment to the prestigious Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The Danish String Quartet is recognized worldwide for their virtuoso playing, the joy they bring to music making, their powerful impact on stage and their fresh approach to familiar repertoire. The Quartet’s performance in Corpus Christi will feature works by Wallin, Janacek and Beethoven.

  • Saturday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar.  $25 tickets at the door/free for DMC students with a valid ID.
  • For more information, contact the Music Office at 698-1214.

Tuesday, October 25
Del Mar College Wind Ensemble Concert
Join the Del Mar College Music Department for an exciting night of amazing masterworks for winds! Directed by Dr. Abel Saldivar Ramirez, the DMC Wind Ensemble will perform their first concert of the 2016 fall semester featuring works by Alfred Reed, Saint Saens, Chattaway and more. As part of this musical fete, the Wind Ensemble will share the stage with the DMC Faculty Brass Trio.  

  • Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., Flour Bluff High School Auditorium, 2505 Waldron Rd., free.
  • For more information, contact the DMC Music Office at 698-1211.

Thursday, October 27
Del Mar Jazz Combos in Concert
The DMC Jazz Combos—including the MWF Jazz Band Rhythm Section and the Del Mar Jazz Combo—will perform various styles under the direction of David Irving, professor of stage band and guitar.

  • Thursday, Oct. 27, 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.

Saturday, October 29
Del Mar College Sound Recording Technology at Día de los Muertos Street Festival in Downtown Corpus Christi
Del Mar College Sound Recording Technology’s (SRT) Live Sound class will run the sound for one of the three stages with live entertainment for the daylong Día de los Muertos Festival. Entertainment for the stage setup includes popular Latin-influenced music, more traditional cultural performances and up-and-coming Texas bands held in the 400-to-500 blocks of Starr Street in Downtown Corpus Christi. This is the fifth year that the SRT program has volunteered for the annual festival, which includes live music, Mariachis, Folklorico dancers, Hecho a Mano Art Expo, kids’ activities, a community altar, food, drinks and much more. 

  • Saturday, Oct. 29, 3 p.m. to midnight, Chaparral Street, free.
For more information about the Sound Recording Technology program, call the DMC Music Office at 698-1214.