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September - October 2014  

Wednesday, September 17
Del Mar College and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Music Departments Present a Concert in E-Flat Major,  “Heroic,”
Music faculty from Del Mar College and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi present a collaborative chamber music concert, “Heroic.” Performers include DMC faculty pianist David Sutanto and violinist Todd Ehle and the Islander String Quartet from TAMU-CC, violinists Jose Flores and Mia Hagarty, violist Melissa Melendez and cellist Carrie Pierce. The program features Mozart’s Sonata for Piano and Violin, Brahms’ Sonata for Viola and Piano and Schumann’s monumental Piano Quintet.

  • Wed., Sept., 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.

Sunday, September 28
Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra at Del Mar College in Concert
The Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra at Del Mar College will kick off their 2014-2015 season with a concert featuring masterpieces by Verdi, Dvorak, Delibes and Rimsky-Korsakov. An event sure to provide enjoyment to all music lovers, this concert is free and open to the public. Families with young children are encouraged to attend.

  • Sunday, Sept. 28, 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 or tehle@delmar.edu.

Friday, October 3
Guest Pianist Yu-Chi Tai Performs “Russian Journal” at Del Mar College
Guest pianist Dr. Yu-Chi Tai will present an all-Russian piano recital featuring Rachmaninoff’s Preludes; Kapustin’s Variations, Op. 41, and Mussorgsky’s gigantic Pictures at an Exhibition. Dr. Tai is a prizewinner of several international competitions, including the “Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition” in New York, the “2008 Krannert Debut Artist Award” and the “Evgeny V. Malinin Piano Competition” in Germany, among others. She has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia as solo recitalist and chamber musician. La Feria described her concerto performance as “tenderly, yet powerful, delivered electrifying performance...”  Dr. Tai is a Steinway Ensemble Artist and currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Texas-Pan American.

  • Friday, Oct. 3, 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 4
Piano Masterclass at Del Mar College by Guest Pianist Dr. Yu-Chi Tai
Guest pianist Dr. Yu-Chi Tai, assistant professor of piano at the University of Texas-Pan American, will present a piano masterclass for Del Mar College students. Dr. Tai will also discuss some aspects of technique and performance practice in the classical piano literature. The public is invited to attend the masterclass.

  • Sat., Oct. 4, 10 a.m., Masterclass, 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, October 7
Del Mar College Master Chorus Presents a Fall Concert
The Del Mar College Master Chorus, led by Dennis S Richardson and accompanied by Yvonne Jaggard will present a Fall Concert of Choruses from Famous Operas. The ensemble will sing such selections as ”Soldier’s Chorus” from Faust by Gounod, “Chorus of the Peasant Girls” from Eugene Oregin by Tchaikovsky, “The Shepherds Chorus” from Amahl and the Night Visitors by Menotti, “Habanera” from Carmen by Bizet and many others. Del Mar music professors, Cynthia Longoria and Dr. Raphael Rada will be featured as soloists on the concert.

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

Thursday, October 16
Del Mar Jazz Combos in Concert
The DMC Jazz Combos—including the MWF Jazz Band Rhythm Section, the Del Mar Jazz Combo and the Del Mar Jazz Guitar Ensemble—will perform various styles under the direction of David Irving, professor of stage band and guitar.

  • Thursday, Oct. 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, October 17
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, Oct. 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 David Irving at 698-1616 or dirving@delmar.edu.

Saturday, October 18
The Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society presents the Jerusalem Quartet
The Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society opens their 2014-2015 concert season with the Jerusalem Quartet. This string quartet performs to critical acclaim in major venues around the world and records award-winning CDs on the Harmonia Mundi label. Jerusalem Quartet is a recipient of the first Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. The performance is provided under the auspices of the Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society. Tickets are available at the door for $25. Free student tickets (valid I.D. required) are available in advance in the Del Mar College Music Office, Room 102, Fine Arts Music Building, East Campus at Ayers and Kosar.

  • Saturday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar
  • For more information, email jallison3@stx.rr.com or call 361-888-7785.

Sunday, October 19
Del Mar Chamber Singers Fall Concert
The Del Mar Chamber Singers, led by Dennis S Richardson and accompanied by Judy Mellenbruch will present a Fall concert that will highlight the talent of several student soloists.  The event will feature a variety of vocal ensemble selections including a set of songs about the moon, three spirituals, a medley of Beatle songs as arranged by the King’s Singers and a collection of Hebrew folksongs.

  • Sunday, Oct. 19, 3:00 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, October 23
Performance by the Del Mar College Wind Ensemble and Concert Choir
Del Mar College Wind Ensemble and Concert Choir begin the 2014 fall semester with a joint concert. The DMC Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Abel Saldivar Ramirez, will perform music by Gustov Holst, Authur Sullivan, Paul Hart, Reveriano Soutullo, and more. The Wind Ensemble will share the stage with the DMC Concert Choir, directed by Dennis S. Richardson and pianist Judy Mellenbruch.  The Concert Choir will perform works by composers such as Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn & Antonin Dvorak. In addition, works by contemporary composers John Corigliano and Ola Gjeilo will also be featured. We hope that you will join us for an evening of great wind ensemble music.  

  • Thursday, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m., Richardson Performance Hall, Del Mar College East, Ayers and Baldwin, free.
  • For more information, contact the DMC Music Office at 698-1214.