​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.

​SMC Applied Music Showcase: A Benefit Concert

​​ SMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble

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.

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

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

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SMC Percussion Ensemble Recital

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).

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

Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center

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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!

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

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

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The Nutcracker

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 Mondayca College, SMC Public Policy Institute, and City of Santa Mondayca. 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: Friday, November 23 | 7 p.m.

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

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

Friday, November 30 | 7 p.m.

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

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

See westsideballet.com​ for ticket details

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

SMC Guitar Showcase

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).

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

The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

SMC Jazz Band

SMC Jazz Band

Frederick Keith FiddMonday, 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.

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

Music Hall 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).

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

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

Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center

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Chorosynthesis

Choral Scholars Panel

Entrepreneurship & Non-Performance Showcase Singers, conductors, and a composer will present a panel discussion on the importance of being an entrepreneur — while being an artist. Panelists will talk about their experiences and work in fields outside of performance, and offer ideas on how to pursue the arts and make a sustainable living.

Tuesday, December 4 | 11:15am | Free

The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center


SMC Vocal Department Showcase featuring Guest Artists Stephen Lancaster and the Choral Scholars

Join us for an evening of song starting with German lieder performed by Baritone Stephen Lancaster and members of Chorosynthesis Singers, followed by SMC’s advanced singers performing, classical, musical theatre, and contemporary commercial songs.

Wednesday, December 5 | 7:30 p.m. | $10

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

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Dr. Stephen Lancaster

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 the Choral Scholars and the director of the graduate voice programs at the University of Notre Dame.

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

The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center

Opera Theatre

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.

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

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

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Chorosynthesis

Contemporary Mass For Volatile Times

>A collage of collaborative performances by the SMC Concert Chorale, SMC Chamber Choir, Chorosynthesis Singers, and guest baritone Stephen Lancaster. Directed by Jeremiah Selvey and Wendy Moy. The program explores the sometimes volatile context of contemporary social issues through the lens of modern music that will be juxtaposed between the movements of William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices.

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

Sunday, 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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Symphony Orchestra

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 Fridayay Spell" from his 'Sacred Stage Play' Parsifal, and Caesar Franck's glorious, radiant Symphony.

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

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

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Musical Theatre

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!

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

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

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

Studio Stage at Theatre Arts Complex

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Fridayay 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.

Carl Allen

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.

Friday, November 16 | 7 p.m. | $10

Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center

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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.