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Program subject to change. For details, please call (310) 434-4323 or (310) 434-3005. Unless noted otherwise, concerts are held in The Broad Stage or in The Edye, both located at the SMC Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Santa Monica Blvd. & 11th St., Santa Monica. Advance tickets for concerts with an admission charge may be purchased online (, by phone at (310) 434-3005, or in person at the SMC Theatre Arts Box Office (Theatre Arts Complex, SMC Main Campus; limited hours). A modest service charge applies. Tickets may also be purchased at the door 45 minutes before event start time. ​

Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.  


Benefit Concert: SMC Applied Music Program

Brian Driscoll and Janelle DeStefano, Directors. Don’t miss this fantastic concert performed by some of SMC’s most gifted music students! It’s a wonderful opportunity to provide your support for students in the Applied Music Program, one of the distinctive programs of SMC’s Music Department dedicated to fostering the development of outstanding instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers.

Fri, November 20 | 7:30pm | $10

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

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SMC Symphony Orchestra

James Martin, Director. The SMC campus community orchestra’s 31st season opens with an October concert featuring 12-year-old pianist Cassandra Carrasco performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major (K. 488), and Mendelssohn’s classic favorite ‘Scottish’ Symphony No. 3 in A minor. The November concert features Tchaikovsky’s final masterpiece—Symphony No. 6 in B minor (‘Pathetique’)—and also, for the fourth year running, performances by a selection of highly talented youth soloists from the Westside Music Foundation.

Sun, November 22 | 3pm | $10

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center



Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Ballet

The SMC Symphony and SMC student dancers partner once again with the Westside Ballet for its annual holiday Nutcracker extravaganza. Come see the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Prince, and all the other wonderful characters in Tchaikovsky’s classic come to life—with falling snow and a Christmas tree that grows—in a theater where every seat provides visual and audio delights for all ages. Produced with support from Santa Monica College, the SMC Public Policy Institute, Associated Students of SMC, and the City of Santa Monica. Please visit​ for information and to purchase tickets. Part of the SMC Public Policy Institute’s Fall Arts & Cultural Affairs Symposium.

Sat, November 28 | 1pm & 5pm

Sun, November 29 | 11am

Thu, December 3 | 7:00pm

Fri, December 4 | 7:00pm

Sat, December 5 | 1pm & 5pm

Sun, December 6 | 1pm & 5pm

See for ticket details.

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


Terry Carter & The Riffrafters

Join Terry Carter and the guitar students of SMC as they perform Classic Rock, Pop, Blues, and Reggae. Don’t miss this epic concert! Complimentary tickets available at the SMC Music Office (PAC 211).

Thu, December 3 | 11:15am | Free

The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center


SMC Chamber Choir 

Brian Driscoll, Director. Join us for a concert of a cappella and accompanied choral works, featuring Mozart’s “Sparrow Mass,” with violin duo and continuo. An eclectic assortment of shorter works, including seasonal gems, will gently punctuate the mass movements.

Sat, December 5 | 4pm | $10

The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

SMC Percussion Ensemble Recital

Megumi Smith, Conductor. Ensemble presents a creative, unique performance of percussion music, covering a variety of styles. Complimentary tickets available at the SMC Music Office (PAC 211).

 Thu, December 10 | 11:15am | Free

The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

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SMC Jazz Band

Keith Fiddmont, Conductor. The ensemble will perform jazz band 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.

Sat, December 12 | 7:30pm | $10

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

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Emeritus College Concert Band: 
Come Hear the Band!

Yosuke Miyoshi, Conductor. Join us for an exhilarating Sunday afternoon of music you won’t want to 
miss! The Emeritus College Concert Band has 
thrilled listeners with its free concert series since 1979. New band members always welcome!
Call (310) 434-4306 for details.

Sun, December 13 | 2pm | Free

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center​

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SMC Wind Ensemble

Kevin McKeown, Conductor. October concert features an exciting mixture of both new and traditional music written specifically for the ensemble. December concert rejoices with music of the season to bring cheer to all, and features a very special guest conductor—a local middle school student—winner of the annual SMC Wind Ensemble Essay Contest! All ages are welcome!

Sun, December 13 | 5pm | $10

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


SMC Vocal Department Showcase

Dennis Parnell, Director. SMC’s advanced voice students perform classical, jazz, musical theatre, and contemporary commercial songs.

Wed, December 16 | 7:30pm | $10

The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center


SMC Concert Chorale

 Jeffe Huls, Conductor.  Join us for a concert featuring works by J.S. Bach, the Misa Criolla by celebrated Argentinian composer Ariel Ramírez, and our traditional holiday sing-a-long.​​  

  Wed, December 16 | 7:30pm | $10

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

SMC Opera Theatre Workshop

Gail Gordon, Artistic Director. Celebrate the holidays with a little opera! Come enjoy selected highlights from a variety of operas, presented in 
fully staged scenes.

Fri, December 18 | 7:30pm | $10

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center​


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SMC Musical Theatre Workshop

 Sawoski and Karen Benjamin, Directors. 
SMC Theatre Arts and Music students present a program of solos, duets, and ensemble selections reflecting the wide variety of styles of the musical theatre genre.

December 18, 19 | 8pm

December 19, 20 | 2pm

$10 | Studio Stage at Theatre Arts Complex

fall jazz concerts


This popular concert series brings the best of America’s jazz music to SMC and sells out quickly. Advance tickets may be purchased online (​), at the SMC Theatre Arts Box Office (Theatre Arts Complex, SMC Main Campus; limited hours), or by calling (310) 434-3005. Program subject to change. Call (310) 434-4323 or (310) 434-3005 for details. 

Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis. 

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Dan Reckard: 

Bossa Zuzu

Saxman/pianist Dan Reckard and guitarist/vocalist Capital teamed up in 2011 to form Bossa Zuzu, a neo-Bossa Nova group of some of LA’s brightest emerging jazz talent that is reviving the classic Bossa Nova sound for the 21st Century​

FriNovember 13 | 7pm | $10​

​ The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

 Online Ticketing Fees: 

, a credit card fee of 3.5% and a Vendini ticketing fee .  Please see below fees that apply to online orders: 

 Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted.

Ticket Price Fees  
EXAMPLE: Tickets purchased --
1 General Admission $9.99 x 3.5% credit card fee = $10.34 + $1.50 Vendini online ticketing fee + $1.00 service charge  = $12.84 Total ticket sale.
1 General Admission $10.00 x 3.5% credit card fee = $10.35 + $2.00 Vendini online ticketing fee + $1.00 service charge = $13.35 Total ticket sale.
1 General Admission $20.00 x 3.5% credit card = $20.70 + $2.50 Vendini online ticketing fee +$1.00 service charge =$24.20 Total ticket sale.
1 General Admission $30.00 x 3.5% credit card fee = $31.05 + $3.00 Vendini online ticketing fee + $1.00 service charge = $35.05 Total ticket sale.
1 General Admission $40.00 x 3.5% credit card fee = $41.40 + $3.50 Vendini online ticketing fee + $1.00 service charge = $45.90 Total ticket sale. 
$00.00 - $9.99 3.5% + $1.50

$10.00 - $19.99


$20.00 - $29.99

3.5% + $2.50

$30.00 - $39.99

3.5% + $3.00

 $40.00 - UP

3.5% + $3.50