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April - May 2015

Wednesday, April 1
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 1, 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.

Thursday, April 2
Mariachi Del Mar in Concert
Mariachi Del Mar, Del Mar College’s formal mariachi ensemble, will perform traditional and nontraditional music under the direction of David Irving, professor of stage band and guitar.

  • Thursday 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 the DMC Music Office at 698-1214.

Tuesday, April 7
Recital with Guest Artist Ilan Morgenstern at Del Mar College
Del Mar College’s Music Department presents a recital featuring guest artist Ilan Morgenstern, bass trombonist in the San Antonio Symphony and the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra. Morgenstern teaches at the University of Houston.

  • Tuesday, April 7, 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.

Sunday, April 12
Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra at Del Mar College
 The Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra at Del Mar College will perform its fourth concert of the 2014-2015 season with Mussorgsky’s Great Gate of Kiev, Leopold Mozart’s Trombone Concerto in D Major and Beethoven’s Symphony #8. Featured soloist is Music faculty member and trombonist Dr. Donald Pinson.

  • Sunday, April 12, 4 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  •  For more information, contact Todd Ehle at 698-1223.

Tuesday, April 14
Del Mar College’s MWF Jazz Band with Guitarist Rick Cortez
Feature artist and guitarist Rick Cortez joins Del Mar College’s MWF Jazz Band for an evening playing jazz in varying styles under the direction of Music faculty member David Irving.

  • Tuesday, April 14, 7:30 p.m., Richardson Performance Hall, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact the DMC Music Office at 698-1214.

Thursday, April 16
Del Mar College Classical Guitar Ensemble in Concert
The Del Mar College Classical Guitar Ensemble will perform a concert featuring works by composers Antonio Vivaldi, Franz Schubert and Astor Piazzolla as well as arrangements of popular music by Paul Mauriat and Frank Mills. Highlighting the evening is a performance of four Sevillanas by Juan Serrano, “Sleepers Awake” by J. S. Bach and “Nagasaki” 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 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 the DMC Music Office at 698-1214.

Friday April 17
80’s Dance Party Presented by the Del Mar College Chamber Singers
Join the party as Del Mar College director of choral activities Dennis Richardson and the DMC Chamber Singers join forces with the Del Mar Social Dance Club, led by Kinesiology professor Carolyn Mauck, for an evening of singing and dancing to music of the 1980s. Originally known as the Del Mar Sock Hop, this retro evening of fun features such songs as “Flashdance,” “Thriller,” “Material Girl,” “Let’s Hear it for the Boy” and others. Special guest singers from Moody High School, led by San Juana Rodriguez, will also perform. Take a step back into the 1980s for one fun evening that includes dance instruction, door prizes and refreshments.

  • Friday April 17, 6 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.

Saturday, April 18
Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society Presents Vadim Gluzman and Angela Yoffe
For his third appearance on their series, the Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society welcomes Vadim Gluzman, 1993 winner of the Corpus Christi International Competition. Called “an artist at the top of his game,” Gluzman soloes with orchestras worldwide and partners with his wife, Angela Yoffe, for recitals. His extraordinary artistry both sustains the great violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries and enlivens it with the dynamics of today. 

  • Saturday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, ticket sales at the door.
  • For more information and ticket prices, contact the Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society at 888-7785 or jallison3@stx.rr.com.

Tuesday, April 21
Del Mar College Percussion Ensemble and Corpus Christi All-Star Percussion Ensemble in Concert
The Del Mar College Percussion Ensemble presents their spring concert under the direction of Dr. Neil Sisauyhoat. The concert features 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. Sisauyhoat and Dr. Matthew McClung from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. In addition to traditional music from Cuba and Brazil, the concert includes works by Michael Burritt, William Cahn, Emmanuel Séjourné and John Wyre, among others.

  • Tuesday April 21, 7:30 p.m., Richardson Performance Hall, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact Dr. Neil Sisauyhoat at 698-1623 or nsisauyhoat@delmar.edu.

Thursday, April 23
Composition Studio Recital at Del Mar College
This music event showcases new music premieres of the latest works composed by Del Mar College students. Composers include Suzanne Chiu, Roberto Esquivel, Benjamin Guthrie, Bryan Kaminski, Joy Killian, Britany Lohman, David Park, Christopher Rodriguez, Shayna Sands and Stephen Stebbins.

  • Thursday April 23, 7:30, 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 24
Del Mar College Department of Music Singer’s Theater presents “Mistaken Identity”
Written by Del Mar College Music faculty member Dr. Raphael Rada, “Mistaken Identity” is a comedy interspersed with selections from popular musicals such as “Peter Pan,” “Wicked,” “The Fantasticks,” “Mary Poppins,” “Barnum,” Monty Python’s “Spamalot” and “Call Me Madam.” Pianist Karen Kendrick will accompany the singers.  

  • Friday, 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.

Saturday, April 25
PhiTunes
A pop music recital presented by the Del Mar College Music Department’s Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity and Phi Sigma Sorority.

  • Saturday, 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 DMC Music Office at 698-1214.

Monday, April 27
Spring Concert by the Del Mar Children's Chorus and DMC Flute Ensemble
The Del Mar Children’s Chorus, led by founder and artistic director Ouida Bliss Richardson, and the Del Mar College Flute Ensemble will perform separate selections during this annual concert. The Children’s Chorus will feature a variety of folk songs, spirituals and part songs with accompaniment by pianist Linda Weber.

  • Monday, April 27, 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.

Tuesday, April 28
Del Mar College Wind Ensemble Concert
Join the Del Mar College Music Department for an exciting night of amazing masterworks for winds! The DMC Wind Ensemble will perform with guest conductor Maestro Grant K. Okamura, Professor Emeritus of Music from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, who served as director of bands from 1985-2009. The ensemble will perform the music of Verdi, Holst, Whitacre and many more wonderful composers. The DMC Wind Ensemble will share the stage with the DMC Percussion Ensemble and DMC Faculty Brass Ensemble.

  • Tuesday April 28, 7:30 p.m., Richardson Performance Hall, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact the DMC Music Office at 698-1214.

Wednesday, April 29
Solo Recital with Guest Pianist Simon Li
Pianist Simon Li is recognized by music critics and professionals as one of the most talented pianists of his generation. Described as a “pianist of extraordinary ability, which has been demonstrated by sustained international acclaim” by the American Federation of Musicians, Li was the winner of the Artist International Presentations Competition in 2000 and 2001. He was the only pianist chosen to present in the 2001 season for a Winner Recital at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York. Having performed throughout the United States, Hong Kong, France, South Africa and Brazil, Li currently serves as piano faculty at Nyack College School of Music in New York. The program will include works by Beethoven, Chopin and Granados.

  • Wednesday, April 29, 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, April 30
Student Brass Ensembles Concert
The Del Mar College student brass ensembles will present a concert of brass chamber music featuring a variety of musical styles ranging from classical to contemporary to jazz. The brass quintet will perform works by Malcolm Arnold, David Uber, Igor Stravinsky and Jack Gale while the low brass ensemble performs works by Gulino, Schubert and Von Hessen, among others.

  • Thursday, April 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 DMC Music Office at 698-1214.

Friday, May 1
Del Mar College Music Faculty Susan Sturman and Friends Perform
Del Mar College Music faculty—including cellist Susan Sturman, pianist Alene Burch, violinist Todd Ehle, soprano Cynthia Longoria, percussionist Neil Sisauyhoat and David Irving on electric bass—present a program for solo cello and cello with others. The program features works by Bach, Beethoven, Halvorsen, Golijov, Bernstein and Bolling.

  • Friday, May 1, 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.

Sunday, May 3
Del Mar Concert Choir Performing Spring Concert
Led by director of choral activities Dennis S. Richardson, the Del Mar Concert Choir will present their final concert of the semester featuring new works by local composers. The program includes compositions by Dr. Roger Petersen, DMC professor of theory and composition; David Hiser, former DMC student and current choral director at Richard King High School; Dr. Ross Bernhardt, choral director at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; and DMC student composers.

  • Sunday, May 3, 3 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 698-1352.

Tuesday, May 5
Del Mar Master Chorus Singing Season Finale Concert
The Del Mar Master Chorus will present a Season Finale Concert to celebrate their 10th year of performances. The evening’s program will highlight songs performed over the past decade, including “Homeward Bound,” “Amazing Grace” with bagpipe, Mozart’s “Luci Care” from 6 Nocturnes, Faust’s “Soldier’s Chorus,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Okahoma,” Handel’s “Sing Unto God,” and many others. Led by Dennis S. Richardson, the Del Mar Master Chorus includes members from communities all over the Coastal Bend and assisted by accompanist Yvonne Jaggard.

  • Tuesday, May 5, 7:30 p.m., Richardson Performance Hall, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact the DMC Music Office at 698-1214.

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