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Friday, November 3
Del Mar College Faculty Trumpet Recital: The Modern Melody
Del Mar College Music Department’s Dr. Scott Hagarty will present an evening recital of modern and contemporary music for trumpet. Contemporary music sometimes gets a bad rap for not being tuneful or listenable, but this program features only music with a memorable melody and enjoyable tonal harmony. The program includes music by Bernstein, Tomasi, Morales, Mckee, Hubeau and others. Dr. Sangmi Lim will accompany Dr. Hagarty on piano, and his wife Mia Hagarty will accompany on violin.

  • Friday, Nov. 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 Dr. Scott Hagarty at shagarty@delmar.edu or 698-1602.

Sunday, November 12
Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra at Del Mar College in Concert
The Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra at Del Mar College will present its second concert of the 2017-2018 season with the performance featuring Mozart’s Overture to Il Seraglio, Edvard Grieg’s Norwegian Dances and the Concerto in Eb for Two Clarinets and Orchestra by Franz Krommer. Robert Schwebel and Ralph Goonan are the clarinet soloists. The concert is free and open to the public.

  • Sunday, Nov. 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 tehle@delmar.edu or 698-1223.

Tuesday, November 14
Del Mar College Students Composition Studio Recital
Enjoy an evening of new music and world premiere compositions by Del Mar College student composers Jonathon Garcia, Diego Elizondo, Jordan Lara and Stephen Stebbins.

  • Tuesday, 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 Dr. Roger Petersen at rpetersen@delmar.edu or 698-1619.

Wednesday, November 15
Wind Ensemble Concert
The Del Mar College Wind Ensemble with Dr. Abel Saldivar Ramirez, conductor, and David Irving, resident guest conductor, will perform their second concert of the 2017 fall semester. Make plans to come and enjoy an evening of great wind band music.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 15 , 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, November 16
Brass Ensembles Recital at Del Mar College
The Del Mar College Music Department will present an evening full of brass chamber music featuring student and community ensembles. The trumpet ensemble will perform works by Morales and Gillis while the horn trio will perform works by Mendelssohn, Reicha and others. The low brass duo will perform works by Friedrich, Gagliardi and Pederson. Joining DMC student ensembles will be the Corpus Christi Horn Society and the Corpus Christi Trombone Society.

  • Thursday, Nov. 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 Dr. Donald Pinson at dpinson@delmar.edu or 698-1604.

Friday, November 17
MWF Jazz Band Fall Concert
Under the direction of Dr. Scott Hagarty, the MWF Jazz Band will present a Fall Concert in the Retama Room of the Harvin Student Center. Enjoy an evening of big band standards from hallmark composers and arrangers including Doug Beach, Chick Corea, Jeff Jarvis and others.

  • Friday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., Retama Room, Harvin Student Center, Del Mar College East Campus, Baldwin and Ayers, free.
  • For more information, contact Dr. Scott Hagarty at shagarty@delmar.edu or 698-1602.

Friday, November 17
The Del Mar College Singer’s Theater Presents “Little Red, Riding in the Hood”
Join the DMC Singer’s Theater for “Little Red, Riding in the Hood,” a comedy interspersed with selections from popular musicals such as “Phantom of the Opera,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The King and I,” “Kiss Me Kate,” “My Fair Lady” and “State Fair.” Del Mar College Music faculty member Dr. Raphael Rada wrote “Little Red, Riding in the Hood.” Michael Steele will accinoabt the singers on piano.

  • Friday, Nov. 17, 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.

Saturday, November 18
Vienna Piano Trio in Concert
The Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society presents the Vienna Piano Trio. Founded in 1988 and celebrated for its finesse, infectious exuberance, tonal allure and its irresistible panache, the Vienna Piano Trio has long been hailed as one of the “world’s leading ensembles of piano, violin and cello.” This stellar ensemble has performed in concert halls worldwide including New York City’s Lincoln Center and Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center as well as major concert venues in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Mexico City and the Caribbean. Tickets available at the door for $25. Advance tickets available online. DMC students admitted free with valid student I.D.

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar.
  • For more information, contact Susan Sturman at 698-1612 or ssturman@delmar.edu.

Friday, December 1
Holiday Spectacular
The Del Mar College Department of Music will once again present its annual Holiday Spectacular! This festive performance showcases the department’s many ensembles including the Wind Ensemble, MWF Jazz Band, Concert Choir, Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble, Brass Ensembles, String Ensemble, Chamber Singers and many more. Join us for an evening of holiday celebration.

  • Friday, Dec. 1, 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.

Tuesday, December 5
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 will feature Warren Benson’s classic Trio for Percussion and Ney Rosauro’s highly entertaining Mitos Brasilieros.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 5, 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 nsisauyhoat@delmar.edu or 698-1623.

Saturday, December 9
Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra’s “Home for the Holidays” Concert
The Del Mar Master Chorus and Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Greg Graf, along with the Corpus Christi Chorale, will appear with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra for their annual “Home for the Holidays” concert. Del Mar faculty members Susan Sturman, Karl Kemm and Scott Hagarty will perform as members of the orchestra. Tickets available online or at the door.

  • Saturday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center, 6300 Ocean Drive.
  • For more information, contact the Symphony Office at 883-6683.

Friday, December 22
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. 22 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 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. 22, 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.