​​​​​​​​​​​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, The Edye or the Music Hall all 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 Events 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.

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Dennis Parnell: 75 Years of Song (Part II)

A Benefit Concert for the SMC Music Department

Dennis Parnell sings rock, pop, and jazz with faculty colleagues Frederick Keith Fiddmont, Kevin O'Neal, James Cheesman, Gary Gray, and Diana Kahn. Joining them are SMC alums Chikeze Eze ("American Idol" finalist), Courtney Lemon, and Crystal Starr, and guests Bill Bixler, Maury Baker, Hidehito Ikumo, and Edna Wright.

Sun, September 23 | 7:30 p.m. | $10

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


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Smokey Joe's Café:
The Songs of Leiber and Stoller

Words and music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The songs of legendary hitmakers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in this Rock-and-Roll musical revue packed with memorable tunes like "Hound Dog," "On Broadway," and "Stand By Me."

Preview: October 4 | 8 p.m.


October 5, 6, 12, 13 | 8 p.m.

October 7, 13, 14 | 2 p.m.

$20/$17 (Preview: $10)
Main Stage at Theatre Arts Complex


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SMC Wind Ensemble

Kevin McKeown, Conductor. October program includes both traditional and new repertoire written for the ensemble. November 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, October 7 | 4 p.m. | $10

Sun, November 18 | 4 p.m. | $10

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


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SMC Symphony Orchestra

Brian Stone, Director. October program presents saxophonist Harvey Pittel in Paule Maurice's evocation of the countryside in the South of France, introduced with Mendelssohn's depiction of the rugged islands to the West of Scotland. The fountains of the Eternal City and woods outside the Imperial Capital are illustrated in Respighi's famous tone poem and Strauss' swinging, sentimental waltz. December program features the mystical work Les Offrandes oubliées (The Forgotten Offerings) by master of French Modernism Olivier Messiaen, Wagner's spiritual "Good Friday Spell" from his 'Sacred Stage Play' Parsifal, and Caesar Franck's glorious, radiant Symphony.

Sun, October 14 | 4 p.m. | $10

Tue, December 11 | 7:30 p.m. | $10

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


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SMC Jazz Band

Frederick Keith Fiddmont, Conductor. October program — "Notes From Flyover Country" — is dedicated to the music contributed to the jazz lexicon by musicians from St. Louis, Missouri: Clark Terry, Ernie Wilkins, Oliver Nelson, and Miles Davis. December concert — "Very Vocal Jazz" — concentrates on the fertile landscape of Big Band music written to feature the jazz vocalist, enhances songs from the American Songbook with some surprises, and features a surprise special guest.

Sun, October 21 | 4 p.m. | $10

Mon, December 3 | 7:30 p.m. | $10

Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center


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SMC Applied Music Showcase:
A Benefit Concert

Brian Driscoll, Director. 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 2 | 7:30 p.m. | $10

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


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SMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble

Andreas Preponis, Director. SMC's award-winning jazz vocal ensemble presents "Every (Other) Day I Have the Blues – Remembering Joe Williams," featuring special guest artist Dave Tull.

Fri, November 9 | 7:30 p.m. | $10

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


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SMC Concert Chorale & SMC Chamber Choir:
"Contemporary Mass for Volatile Times"

Jeremiah Selvey, Conductor. Come enjoy a concert program that explores the sometimes volatile context of contemporary social issues through the lens of modern music that is juxtaposed between movements of William Byrd's Mass for Four Voices.

Thu, November 15 | 7:30 p.m. | $10

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


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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).

Fri, November 16 | 1 p.m. | Free

Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center

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SMC Vocal Department Showcase

Janelle DeStefano, Director. SMC's advanced voice students perform classical, jazz, musical theatre, and contemporary commercial songs.

Mon, November 19 | 7:30 p.m. | $10

The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center


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Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Ballet

The SMC Symphony and SMC student dancers partner 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, SMC Public Policy Institute, and City of Santa Monica. See westsideballet.com or call 800-595-4849 for information and to purchase tickets. Part of the SMC Public Policy Institute's Fall Arts & Cultural Affairs Forum.  

Preview: Fri, November 23 | 7 p.m. 

Sat, November 24 | 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Sun, November 25 | 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Fri, November 30 | 7 p.m.

Sat, December 1 | 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Sun, December 2 | 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.

See westsideballet.com​ for ticket details 

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

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SMC Guitar Showcase

Mark your calendar now and plan to attend this epic concert with SMC guitar students performing Classic, Rock, Pop, Blues, and Reggae. Complimentary tickets available at the SMC Music Office (PAC 211).

Thu, November 29 | 11:15 a.m. | Free

The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

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Piano Ensemble Recital

Yulia Kozlova, Director. Come see the uniqueness and diversity of four-hand piano and piano duo repertoire performed by our very own advanced SMC piano students. Guaranteed to be more than twice as fun as solo piano performances! Complimentary tickets for the morning performance available at the SMC Music Office (PAC 211).

Tue, December 4 | 11:15 a.m. | Free

Thu, December 6 | 7:30 p.m. | $10

Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center


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Choral Scholars Panel

Chorosynthesis Singers, Artists in Residence:Entrepreneurship & Non-Performance Showcase

Singers, conductors, a composer, and a writer will present a panel discussion on the importance of being an entrepreneur — even while being an artist. Panelists will talk about their experiences, showcase some of their work in fields outside of performance (such as graphic design, music production, and network marketing), and offer ideas on how to pursue the arts and also make a sustainable living. Complimentary tickets available at the SMC Music Office (PAC 211).

Tue, December 4 | 11:15am | Free

The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

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Masterclass in Voice with
Dr. Stephen Lancaster, Baritone

Advanced SMC students will perform and receive in-the-moment coaching from Dr. Stephen Lancaster, the guest soloist with artists-in-residence Chorosynthesis Singers, and director of the undergraduate and graduate voice programs at the University of Notre Dame. Complimentary tickets available at the SMC Music Office (PAC 211).

Masterclass 1: Thu, December 6 | 12:45 p.m. | Free

The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

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SMC Opera Theatre
Operetta, Zarzuela, and Singspiel! Oh My!

Janelle DeStefano and Mercedes Juan Musotto, Directors. SMC Opera Theatre presents a fun evening of staged scenes and arias from the lighter side of opera.

Fri, December 7 | 7:30 p.m. | $10

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


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Chorosynthesis Singers with
SMC Concert Chorale & SMC Chamber Choir

"Imagine What It's Like...
Human Empathy Running Deep"

Singers, conductors, a composer, and a writer will present a panel discussion on the importance of being an entrepreneur — even while being an artist. Panelists will talk about their experiences, showcase some of their work in fields outside of performance (such as graphic design, music production, and network marketing), and offer ideas on how to pursue the arts and also make a sustainable living. Complimentary tickets available at the SMC Music Office (PAC 211).

Sat, December 8 | 7:30 p.m. | $25/$10
(first 100 student tickets free)

Sun, December 9 | 7:30 p.m. | $25/$10
(first 100 student tickets free)

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


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SMC Musical Theatre Workshop

Aric Martin and Gary Gray, Directors. SMC Theatre Arts and Music students present a program of solos, duets, and ensemble selections from the musical theatre genre. No late seating!

Fri, December 14 | 8 p.m. | $10 advance; $13 at door

Sat, December 15 | 2 & 8 p.m. | $10 advance; $13 at door

Sun, December 16 | 2 p.m. | $10 advance; $13 at door

Studio Stage at Theatre Arts Complex



Friday Night ​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 Events 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.​

Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.

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Louis Van Taylor

Renowned saxophonist Louis Van Taylor leads his hard-swinging band in an exciting concert.

Fri, September 14 | 7 p.m. | $10

Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center


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Kevin Brandon

Veteran bassist and composer Kevin Brandon and his ensemble will perform jazz, funk, and some of Brandino's challenging original tunes. You better believe they'll come out "Swinging!"

Fri, October 12 | 7 p.m. | $10

Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center


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Carl Allen

Don't miss this special jazz event featuring legendary drummer Carl Allen — who has performed with Freddie Hubbard and George Coleman — in a rare Los Angeles appearance.

Fri, November 16 | 7 p.m. | $10

Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center​​

 

Online Ticketing Fees​

There is a $1.00 per ticket service charge, 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 --
$00.00 - $9.99
3.5% + $1.50
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.
$10.00 - $19.99
3.5% + $2.00
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.
$20.00 - $29.99
3.5% + $2.50
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.
$30.00 - $39.99
3.5% + $3.00
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.
$40.00 - UP
3.5% + $3.50
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.