Santa Monica Lookout
|Santa Monica College Music Students to Offer Holiday Sounds and More||
By Lookout Staff
November 30, 2016 -- Santa Monica College (SMC) music students will offer seasonal standards as well as musical styles ranging from classical to funk during a series of December concerts, college officials announced.
The concerts -- which will be held in The Broad Stage or The Edye at the SMC Performing Arts Center -- kick off Friday when veteran bassist and composer Kevin "Brandino" Brandon and his ensemble perform jazz, funk and some of Brandon's challenging compositions. Tickets are $10.
This weekend, the Westside Ballet, joined by the SMC Symphony and SMC dancers, will present Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” Ballet at the Broad Stage.
The annual "holiday extravaganza" features "Tchaikovsky’s majestic score, Balanchine’s exuberant choreography, falling snow, and a Christmas tree that grows," organizers said.
The performances, which are part of the SMC Public Policy Institute’s Fall Arts & Cultural Affairs Symposium, take place Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. (See westsideballet.com for ticket details.)
Next Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Yulia Kozlova will direct SMC's advanced piano students in a piano ensemble recital that will "reveal the uniqueness and diversity" of four-hand piano and piano duo repertoire.
Complimentary tickets for the Tuesday morning performance are available at the SMC Music Office in Room 211 of the Performing Arts Center. Tickets for the December 8 concert are $10.
Next Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. at The Broad Stage, Jeffe Huls will conduct the SMC Concert Chorale in a performance that will pair 18th century Neapolitan composer Francesco Durante’s Magnificat with other notable choral works. The concert will include the popular holiday sing-a-long. Tickets are $10.
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