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November - December 2014  

Wednesday, November 5
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. 5, noon, Harvin Student Center, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
· For more information, contact David Irving at 698-1616 or dirving@delmar.edu.

Sunday, November 9
Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society and Del Mar College Welcome the Sinta Saxophone Quartet

The Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society presents the award-winning Sinta Saxophone Quartet. This young group of virtuoso saxophonists will perform here just nine days before they make their Carnegie Hall debut in New York City. The ensemble’s eclectic program includes their own transcriptions of classical music favorites, new and jazzy music by young composers and several pieces they have commissioned. The Sinta Saxophone Quartet will also make a brief appearance at La Retama Park in Downtown Corpus Christi during the monthly Artwalk on Friday, Nov. 7.

· Sunday, Nov. 9, 2 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 may obtain free vouchers in advance in Room 102 in the DMC Fine Arts Music Building.
· For more information, contact the Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society at 888-7785.

Tuesday, November 11
Del Mar College Brass Ensembles in Concert

Del Mar College student brass ensembles will present an evening of music with performances by the Del Mar Brass Sextet, Del Mar Trombone Sextet and the community trombone ensemble, the Corpus Christi Trombone Society. The program features music from the Renaissance period to the present day by composers such as Gabrieli, Gesualdo, Bach, Uber and Pederson and others. The concert will conclude with a special tribute to our nation’s veterans.
· Tuesday, Nov. 11, 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.

Thursday, November 13
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 a new jazz group, Nardis. The ensembles will perform under the direction of David Irving, professor of music and jazz guitar.

· Thursday, Nov. 13, 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.

Friday, November 14
An Evening of Flamenco Music and Dance with Solero Flamenco at Del Mar College

Sponsored by the Del Mar College Cultural Programs Committee, Houston’s premier flamenco company– Solero Flamenco–will present an exciting evening of flamenco music, song and dance. Led by founders Irma La Paloma and Del Mar alumnus Jeremías García, Solero Flamenco has performed at The Consulate General of Spain, Casa de España, MECA, Sister Cities of Houston, the Houston Office of Protocol and International Affairs, Bayou City Arts Festival, Via Colori Festival, University of Houston Clear Lake and other entities that promote art, education and culture. In 2011, Solero Flamenco founded the Houston Spanish and Flamenco Festival, which has garnered accolades from Mayor Annise Parker, the Texas State Senate and House of Representatives and has been awarded funding from Texas Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.

· Friday Nov. 14, 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, November 15
Del Mar College Faculty Recital with Percussionist Dr. Neil Sisauyhoat

Enjoy an evening of percussion music as Del Mar College Music faculty member Dr. Neil Sisauyhoat showcases the diversity of the percussive arts, ranging from the rich, warm tones of the marimba to the exotic sounds of drums and metallic percussion. The program includes works by J.S. Bach, Kazunori Miyake and Nebojša Jovan Živković, among others.

· Saturday, Nov. 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 Dr. Neil Sisauyhoat at 698-1623 or nsisauyhoat@delmar.edu.

Sunday, November 16
Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra at Del Mar College in Concert

The Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra at Del Mar College will present Ludwig van Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Op. 84, Antonio Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 3, No. 6 and Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 3 in D Major. DMC Music faculty member R. Todd Ehle is director and violin soloist. The concert is free and open to the public. Families with young children are especially encouraged to attend.

· Sunday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
· For more information, call 698-1223.

Tuesday, November 18
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 Bob Becker, Carlos Chavez, Chick Corea, Rich O’Meara, Dafnis Prieto and traditional samba from Brazil.

· Tuesday, Nov. 18, 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, November 19
Del Mar College Student Composers’ Recital

Enjoy an evening of exciting musical pieces heard for the first time as Del Mar College student composers’ talents are revealed. Hear the latest compositions by Roberto Esquivel, Dominic Zambrano, Shayna Sands, Joy Killian, Brittany Lohman and Isaac Balboa. Compositions will feature electro-acoustic pieces and chamber music, including works for strings, harp, brass and woodwinds.

· Wednesday, Nov. 19, 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.

Thursday, November 20
Del Mar College Wind Ensemble in Concert

Enjoy an evening of great music performed by the Del Mar College Wind Ensemble with Music faculty member Dr. Abel Saldivar Ramirez as conductor. The Wind Ensemble will perform Verdi’s Manzoni Reqium, Bernstein’s Overture to Candide and Ginastera’s Danza Finale, among other works. The evening’s concert also will feature music performed by guest trumpet soloist, Dr. Scott Hagarty, the DMC Faculty Brass Trio and the DMC Percussion Ensemble.

· Thursday, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m., Richardson Performance Hall, Del Mar College East, Ayers and Baldwin, free.
· For more information, contact Dr. Abel Ramirez at 698-1608 or aramirez136@delmar.edu.

Friday, November 21
The Del Mar College Singer’s Theater Presents “Family Matters”

Written by Del Mar College Music faculty member Dr. Raphael Rada, this original comedy is interspersed with songs from popular Broadway musicals, including “Sweeney Todd,” “Knickerbocker Holiday,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Jekyll & Hyde,” “Music In the Air,” “Into the Woods,” Monty Python’s “Spamalot” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” Pianist Karen Kendrick will accompany the singers.

· Friday, Nov. 21, 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, November 22
Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society and Del Mar College Present the Enso Quartet in Concert

Described by Strad magazine as “thrilling” and praised by the Washington Post for its “glorious sonorities,” the Enso Quartet has won numerous awards that include top prizes at the Concert Artists Guild competition and the Banff International String Quartet Competition. In the words of Classical
Voice, the ensemble is “one of the eminent string quartets of our era.” The ensemble’s name is derived from the Japanese Zen painting of the circle, which represents many things: perfection and imperfection, the moment of chaos that is creation, the emptiness of the void, the endless circle of life and the fullness of the spirit. Tickets are $25 and are available at the door.

· Saturday, Nov. 22, 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.
· For more information, call the Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society at 888-7785.

Monday, November 24
Del Mar Children’s Chorus and Flute Ensemble Present a Fall Concert

Led by founder and Artistic Director Ouida Bliss Richardson, the Del Mar Children’s Chorus presents an array of vocal selections, including Handel’s “Give Thanks and Praise,” an old traditional fiddle tune “Old Molly Hare,” “The Symphony of Night,” based on a Swedish folk tune and “Thula Klizeo,” a South African song by Joseph Shabalala. Accompanist during the performance is Linda Weber. The Del Mar Flute Ensemble also will perform selections such as “Hungarian Folk Songs from County Szabolcs,” “Spanish Love Song” and “A Gaelic Offering.”

· Monday, Nov. 24, 7 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.

Thursday, December 4
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. 4, 7:30 p.m., Richardson Performance Hall, Del Mar College East, Ayers and Baldwin, free but donations welcome.
· For more information, contact the DMC Music Office at 698-1214.

Thursday, December 11
Del Mar College Faculty Recital with Trumpeter Scott Hagarty, Trombonist Donald Pinson and Pianist David Sutanto

Del Mar College Music faculty members Scott Hagarty, Donald Pinson and David Sutanto will present a program of music for trumpet, trombone and piano. This diverse program includes music from the Baroque period to the present by composers such as J.S. Bach, Eric Ewazen, Jan Koetsier and Herbert Clarke.

· Thursday, Dec. 11, 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, December 13
Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra Presents “Home for the Holidays”

The Del Mar College Master Chorus and DMC Concert Choir will appear with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra during their annual Holiday Concert. DMC Director of Choral Activities Dennis S. Richardson will serve as a guest conductor with Del Mar faculty members Susan Sturman, Scott Hagarty, Mia Hagarty, Karl Kemm and Neil Sisauyhoat participating as members of the orchestra.

· Saturday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 6300 Ocean Drive.
· For ticket information, contact the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra office at 883-6683.

Friday, December 19
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. 19 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 for $15 during registration. Hats and scarves also will be available for purchase. Musicians need to provide their own stands for both the rehearsal and performance. DMC’s David Irving will once again serve as Master of Ceremonies. Free parking will be available at the university while street parking is available at the Bank of America Building.

· Friday, Dec. 19, Noon, Bank of America, 500 N. Shoreline, free.
· For more information about participating as a musician or the Tuba Christmas performance, contact DMC faculty member David Irving at 643-3735 or dirving@delmar.edu.