The Santa Monica College Music Department will present a variety of spring concerts in June in The Broad Stage or The Edye at the SMC Performing Arts Center (Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street, Santa Monica). The concerts include a performance of Haydn’s “Paukenmesse” (Missa in tempore belli), famous for its inclusion of the timpani in the orchestration.
The June concerts are:
Tuesday, June 2 at 11:15 a.m. and Thursday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. in The Edye: Piano Ensemble Recital. Directed by Dr. Yulia Kozlova, SMC’s advanced piano students reveal the uniqueness and diversity of four-hand piano and piano duo repertoire. Guaranteed to be more than twice as fun as solo piano performances! (Complimentary tickets for the June 2 morning performance only are available at the SMC Music Office in Room 211 of the Performing Arts Center. Tickets for the June 4 concert are $10.)
Thursday, June 4 at 11:15 a.m. in The Edye: SMC Percussion Ensemble Recital. Conductor Matthew Altmire leads the ensemble in a creative, unique performance of percussion music, covering a variety of styles. Free. (Complimentary tickets are available at the SMC Music Office in Room 211 of the Performing Arts Center.)
Friday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. in The Broad Stage: SMC Concert Chorale. Conducted by Jeffe Huls, the ensemble performs a concert featuring Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Paukenmesse” (Missa in tempore belli), as well as works by Johannes Brahms and notable contemporary composers. (Tickets are $10.)
Sunday, June 7 at 4 p.m. in The Broad Stage: SMC Jazz Band. Conducted by Keith Fiddmont, the ensemble performs jazz arrangements from the masters, as well as contemporary works from aspiring composers and arrangers. Renowned guest artists will join the band to explore the music of Duke Ellington, Oliver Nelson, and others. (Tickets are $10.)
For tickets and information, please go to www.smc.edu/eventsinfo or call (310) 434-3005 or (310) 434-4323.