Concert Hour is a music enrichment series presented for our students and the community by the Palomar College Performing Arts Department. Doors open at 12:20, with seating on a first-come first-served basis. The program begins at 12:30 and ends at 1:20. At the discretion of the house manager, late arrivals will be admitted during the first performance pause. There is no charge for admission.

Campus police can provide patrons coming from off campus with guest parking passes and give directions to legal parking areas. Patrons are urged to allow sufficient time to secure parking and reach the performance venue before the concert begins.

Palomar College is located at 1140 W. Mission Rd. in San Marcos. Check for updated information, or call 760.744.1150 x2317.

Palomar Performing Arts

Concert Hour Series


February 15th             Peter Gach (Howard Brubeck Theatre)

Peter Gach celebrates a century of American Music with Scott Joplin as well as Charles Ives and George Gershwin. Music by SoCal composers will also be performed.

February 22nd            Eric Starr and Kevin Kwan Loucks (Performance Lab, D10)

Trombonist Eric Starr and pianist Kevin Kwan Loucks collaborate on a scintillating program.  Mid-twentieth century masterworks frame fantasy pieces old (1849) and new (2011).  This performance will showcase the beauty, finesse and power of the trombone.

March  1st                   Paul Kurokawa (Performance Lab, D10)

Paul Kurokawa and friends present a smattering of the music he composed – songs he wrote – last summer and fall while he was on sabbatical from teaching.

March 8th                   Kembang Sunda (Performance Lab, D10)

Kembang Sunda is a San Diego-based ensemble that performs Sundanese gamelan degung music from West Java, Indonesia.  Degung music developed in the royal Sundanese courts of West Java beginning in the fourteenth century.

March 15th                 Quartet Luminoso(Howard Brubeck Theatre)

Quartet Luminoso, led by Robert Zelickman, will be playing music from the early 19th century to the late 20th century. With pieces to include solo, duet, trio and quartet. Clarinet, violin, viola and cello.

March 22nd                 Peter Sprague and Leonard Patton (Howard Brubeck Theatre)

Peter Sprague and Leonard Patton team up to play music that jumps around jazz, samba, The Beatles, Hendrix, Americana, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder and Bob Marley. Freedom is one of the perks of being just a duo. Listen up!

April 5th                      Elan McMahan and Daniel Grab (Howard Brubeck Theatre)

Pianist, Elan McMahan, and cellist, Daniel Grab, will delight audiences with their classical program featuring works by Dvorak, Brahms, and Barber.

April 12th                    Weller Family Band (Howard Brubeck Theatre)

Reuniting for a rare live concert of high-intensity modern jazz, the Weller Family consists of drummer Charles Weller, pianist Bob Weller, bassist Danny Weller and Ellen Weller on soprano sax and flute.

April 19th                    Danny Holt (Performance Lab, D10)

Danny Holt is joined by the Sincopa String Quartet in performances of piano concertos by Mozart and 20th century composer Henryk Górecki. Unlike the serene beauty of Górecki’s beloved Symphony No. 3, his piano concerto is a playful, raucous, head-banging romp!

April 26th                    Shiau-uen Ding (Howard Brubeck Theatre)

A native of Taiwan, pianist Shiau-uen Ding is an energetic performer of traditional and contemporary repertoire. She studied piano with Eugene Pridonoff, Elizabeth Pridonoff, and Lina Yeh, computer music with Mara Helmuth and Christopher Bailey, and contemporary improvisation with Alan Bern at National Taiwan Normal University and University of Cincinnati, where she received her doctoral degree. She lives in New York City.

May 3rd                       Sonic Sampler (Performance Lab, D10)

Hard-working student composers present original compositions in a variety of formats and styles. Here’s bettin’ you can’t afford to miss this… real fun in real time!

May 10th                     Chamber Singers (Performance Lab, D10)

Palomar’s own Chamber Singers, led by Dr. John Russell take to the Concert Hour stage for a special performance.

May 17th                     Applied Music Honors Recital (Howard Brubeck Theatre)

The Honors Recital showcases Palomar’s top Applied Music Students.  Come and listen to them make some beautiful music.