Oceanside CA— MiraCosta College has an exciting lineup of concerts and events set for February. All concerts will be held on the Oceanside Campus, located 1 Barnard Drive.
American Roots with European Passion with guitarist Beppe Gambetta: Thursday, February 12, 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall.
This concert is an intriguing journey through the multifaceted artistic world of Beppe Gambetta: a synthesis of the itineraries of his life spent between his birthplace in Genoa, other parts of Europe, and the United States where he currently resides. The program will focus on new, original compositions inspired from tradition, as well as revival pieces from his research on European and American music. Gambetta will also tell about the great inspiration he received from encounters with folk icon Pete Seeger and the legendary Italian songwriter Fabrizio De André, his travels and studies in mysterious places like the wilds of Sardinia, the musical contribution of European emigrants to the American cultural melting pot, and the joy of composing new dance melodies and romantic serenades today.
Yale Strom Concert and Masterclass: Wednesday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall.
Violinist Yale Strom is one of the world’s leading experts and performers of klezmer and Roma music. Strom will join the MiraCosta College Jazz Collective for a night of eclectic music that fuses the varying influences of jazz, funk and klezmer. A master class will be presented prior to the concert. Sponsored by Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School and the Leichtag Foundation.
Ticket prices for each concert: general admission, $10; students/seniors $8. Tickets are available online at www.miracosta.edu/buytix or call the Box Office at 760.795.6815.