The Santa Monica College Music Department will present four spring music performances in March in The Broad Stage or Music Hall at the SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street (at Santa Monica Boulevard), Santa Monica. The events include an SMC Jazz Series performance by Kim Richmond, an SMC Jazz Band concert featuring compositions by Wayne Shorter, a performance by the SMC Symphony of tunes from Hollywood classics, and an afternoon performance by the SMC Wind Ensemble.
The March events are:
- Friday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in the Music Hall: Kim Richmond. Woodwind veteran Kim Richmond brings to SMC the K Project, a new and inventive ensemble that gives homage to the music of Herbie Hancock and Joni Mitchell. Concert features special guest artist Kiki Ebsen. Part of the Spring 2019 SMC Jazz Series. (Tickets are $10.)
- Sunday, March 17, at 4 p.m. in the Music Hall: SMC Jazz Band: “The Newark Flash Rides Again.” Under the baton of Frederick Keith Fiddmont, the SMC Jazz Band will present “The Newark Flash Rides Again,” a program that features the eclectic compositions of jazz legend Wayne Shorter, with special guest artist Ralph Moore. (Tickets are $10.)
- Sunday, March 24, at 4 p.m. in The Broad Stage: SMC Symphony Orchestra: “Music from Classic Hollywood.” Conducted by Brian Stone, the SMC Symphony presents an afternoon of “Music from Classic Hollywood,” including popular favorites from Gone with the Wind, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ben-Hur, North by Northwest, Shane, and more. (Tickets are $10.)
- Sunday, March 31, at 2 p.m. in The Broad Stage: SMC Wind Ensemble. Under the baton of Kevin McKeown, the SMC Wind Ensemble will present a concert showcasing an exciting mixture of both new and traditional music written specifically for wind instruments. All ages are welcome. (Tickets are $10.)
For tickets and information, please go to smc.edu/eventsinfo or call 310-434-3005 or 310-434-4323.
Submitted by Grace Smith, SMC Public Information Officer