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Early Spring Concerts at MiraCosta College

Oceanside CA— MiraCosta College has an exciting lineup of concerts and events set for early spring. All concerts will be held on the Oceanside Campus, located 1 Barnard Drive.

The Art of Recording: Wednesday, March 11, 2 p.m. in the Concert Hall
The MiraCosta College Music Department presents Grammy-platinum winning record producer/engineer Ed Stasium in a lecture/symposium on the art of recording. Stasium will recall his experience in the recording industry and how it relates to the present state of the art. He will also present a workshop on recording drums. Stasium has recorded such diverse artists as The Ramones, Talking Heads, Mick Jagger, Marshall Crenshaw, Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Misfits, The Reverend Horton Heat, and The Empty Hearts. The seminar will begin with a lecture between 2–4 p.m., and conclude with a drum-miking workshop between 5:30 – 8 p.m.

MiraCosta College Symphony Orchestra: Saturday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall.
The MCCSO will present its third concert of the season featuring primarily French composers. The program will begin with the impressionistic The Afternoon of a Faun from Claude Debussy’s sonic rendering of the Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, which is based on the poem “L’apres-midi d’un faune” by Stephan Mallarme. Principal violist George Volkov will perform as soloist with the orchestra in selections from Hector Berlioz’ Harold in Italy. The program will also feature Music Department associate faculty member Steven Traugh, who will present his Fanfare and Dance for Percussion Ensemble and Orchestra. The final presentation of the evening will be Cesar Franck’s mighty Symphony in D minor. This promises to be a very special program. Branden Muresan, conductor.

MiraCosta College Choirs in Concert: Tuesday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall.
Join the Masterworks Chorale and Chamber Choir for a program of vocal music featuring classic works spanning four centuries. In addition to historical gems, the presentation will include new compositions written within the last decade that are destined to be classics.

Tribute to Horace Silver: Monday, April 13 at 1 p.m. in the Concert Hall.
Lecture/performance pianist and hard-bop pioneer Horace Silver, who passed away in 2014, composed some of the most enduring tunes in jazz history. Professor Steve Torok, accompanied by the MiraCosta Jazz Collective, will present a lecture about his music and his distinctively personal style as a composer and soloist.

Ticket prices for each concert: general admission, $10; students/seniors $8. Tickets are available online at or call the Box Office at 760.795.6815.