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 the event start time.

Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.

Concerts

SMC Wind Ensemble

SMC Wind EnsembleKevin McKeown, Conductor. October concert presents both traditional and new repertoire written for the ensemble, including “The Ash Grove,” a new SMC Wind Ensemble consortium work by composer Julie Giroux. November concert will feature works by Aaron Copland, including a new transcription of “Letter from Home,” premiered in 2016 by the Santa Monica High School Wind Ensemble at the California State Music Education Conference, under the direction of Maestro McKeown.

Sunday, October 6 | 4 p.m. | $10
Sunday, November 24 | 2 p.m. | $10
The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts


SMC Symphony Orchestra

SMC Symphony OrchestraElizabeth Stoyanovich, Director. Join us as we embrace the new season with classics you love, pieces you will fall in love with, and the exhilaration of experiencing live music played by dedicated instrumentalists. October concert — “Symphonic Proportions” features the daring Symphony #4 of Tchaikovsky, who says, “Music is indeed the most beautiful of all Heaven’s gifts to humanity.” December concert “Classical Classics” — presents Beethoven’s celebrated Symphony #5.

Sunday, October 13 | 4 p.m. | $10
Sunday, December 15 | 4 p.m. | $10
The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


SMC Jazz Band

SMC Jazz BandFrederick Keith Fiddmont, Conductor. October concert — “The World of Bossa Nova” — features songs by Jobim, Mintzer, Nash, and more. December concert — “The Revolution Was Televised” — features music by Quincy Jones and Oliver Nelson.

Sunday, October 20 | 4 p.m. | $10
Monday, December 2 | 7:30 p.m. | $10
Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center


SMC Applied Music Showcase: A Benefit Concert

SMC Applied Music ShowcaseGuest Performance by SMC Emeritus Gospel Community Chorus

Jimmy Cheesman, Director. William Bryant, Emeritus Gospel 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.

Friday, November 1 | 7:30 p.m. | $10
The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


SMC Percussion Ensemble Recital

SMC Percussion EnsembleMegumi Smith, Conductor. The ensemble presents a creative, unique performance of percussion music, covering a variety of styles. Complimentary tickets are available at the SMC Music Office (PAC 211).

Friday, November 15 | 1 p.m. | Free
The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center


SMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble

Jazz Vocal EnsembleAndreas Preponis, Director. SMC’s award-winning jazz vocal ensemble — backed by LA-area jazz musicians — blends its voices in a program of jazz repertoire specifically arranged for four-part harmony.

Friday, November 15 | 7:30 p.m. | $10; free with student ID
The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


SMC Opera Theatre Presents Great Opera Arias

SMC Opera TheatreJanelle DeStefano and Mercedes Juan Musotto, Directors. Come enjoy some of the “hit songs” of opera as SMC students perform arias by composers such as Mozart, Rossini, Gounod, Verdi, and Wagner.

Friday, November 22 | 7:30 p.m. | $10
The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


SMC Guitar Showcase

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

Tuesday, November 26 | 11:15 a.m. | Free
The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center


SMC Piano Ensemble Recital

Piano EnsembleYulia Kozlova, Director. Come join us for the fun, excitement, and pleasure of hearing two students at one piano or two, covering musical repertoire from the 20th and 21st century. Complimentary tickets are available at the SMC Music Office (PAC 211).

Tuesday, December 3 | 11:15 a.m. | Free
Thursday, December 5 | 7 p.m. | $10
The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center


SMC Vocal Department Showcase

SMC Vocal Department ShowcaseJanelle DeStefano, Director. SMC’s advanced voice students perform classical, jazz, musical theatre, and contemporary commercial songs.

Monday, December 9 | 7:30 p.m. | $10
The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center


SMC Concert Chorale & SMC Chamber Choir: “Home for the Holidays?”

SMC Concert Chorale & SMC Chamber ChoirJeremiah Selvey, Conductor. SMC Concert Chorale and SMC Chamber Choir join harpist Cristina Montes Mateo to explore the concept of home through the lens of European and Latinx perspectives of the Christmas story in Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, Conrad Susa’s Carols and Lullabies, and the stories of DREAMers in Melissa Dunphy’s American DREAMers.

Friday, December 13 | 7:30 p.m. | $15/$8
Saturday, December 14 | 7:30 p.m. | $15/$8
The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


SMC Musical Theatre Workshop

Musical Theatre WorkshopPerviz Sawoski and Gary Gray, Directors. SMC Theatre Arts and Music students perform a variety of solos, duets, and ensemble selections from the musical theatre genre. No late seating!

Friday, December 13 | 8 p.m. | $10 advance; $13 at door
Saturday, December 14 | 2 & 8 p.m. | $10 advance; $13 at door
Sunday, December 15 | 2 p.m. | $10 advance; $13 at door
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. Program subject to change. Call (310) 434-4323 or (310) 434-3005 for details. Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.

Harold Land Jr.

Harold Land Jr.Powerful pianist Harold Land Jr. continues the legacy of his legendary father by building a legacy of his own as he leads an all-star ensemble for his SMC debut.

Friday, September 20 | 7 p.m. | $10
Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center


Trane Stories

Theo SandersExplore the monumental musical contribution of John Coltrane with internationally renowned pianist Theo Saunders along with Dwight Trible, Teodross Avery, Henry Franklin, and Marvin “Smitty” Smith.

Friday, October 18 | 7 p.m. | $10
Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center


Janklow/Mancini Quartet

Nick Mancini and Danny JanklowSaxophonist Danny Janklow and vibraphonist Nick Mancini team up to bring you original, modern, quartet Jazz that will tempt all your senses and leave you wanting more. Galvanized over years of live performance, and a multitude of recording projects, their musical kinship continues to be stoked as they are both integral members of each other¹s bands. Now they¹ve come together to co-lead an ensemble for the purpose of exploring their individual and collaborative compositions. The group is deftly rounded out by bassist Anna Butterss and drummer Shawn Baltazor; two musicians who are highly sought after for their unique voices on their instruments. A short-list of professional affiliations for these four is so extensive that one should rather exhaust the effort searching them online. Join them for an evening of evocative and energized original jazz.

Friday, November 8 | 7 p.m. | $10
Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center