April Musical Celebration

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3000 Mission College Blvd.
Mission College, CA 95054

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This event, free to the public will feature musical acts from a variety of local artists, along with finger food from our Hospitality Management program. Beverages will also be available. The event is from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Featuring the Mission College Symphony

Joseph Ordaz, conductor

Spring Feature Concert - "Celebration"
Mission College Symphony 10th Anniversary
and farewell to our Main Building

Sunday, April 23, 2017; Mission College, Main Building - Center Space

Nancy Bloomer Deussen: specially commissioned work "Forever in our Hearts"
Mozart: Overture to "Cosi fan Tutti"
von Weber: Clarinet Concerto no. 2
Ray Wyant, soloist (winner of the MCS 2016 Young Artist Competition)
Beethoven: Symphony no. 5

Other Performances by
Mission College Chorus
Mission College Dance Company
Mission’s Hip Hop and Swing Dancers
Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps
San Jose Jazz High School All-Stars
Los Lupenos Juvenil Dancers

Mission College in Santa Clara has partnered with a variety of South Bay musical entities to present a free musical celebration on Sunday, April 23 starting at 1 p.m.

The wide variety of acts will include Mission College’s classical symphony and chorus, Mission College’s Hip Hop and Swing dancers, a ballet performance as a part of the Mission College Dance Company, the Los Lupenos Juvenil Dancers from the Mexican Heritage Plaza, Santa Clara Vanguard’s drum and bugle corps and San Jose Jazz’ high school All-Stars.

Mission College’s hospitality management program will cater the event with student-prepared food and its newly minted food truck. Beverages will also be available.

With the occupants of the college’s Main Building moving to a new Student Engagement Center in January 2018, this is likely the final large event in the Main Building, which opened in 1979.

Mission College’s Symphony will headline the performances, beginning at 3 p.m. The Symphony will also be celebrating its 10th anniversary as a company. The concert will include Campbell resident and Bellarmine College Prep. student Ray Wyant, the winner of the Mission College Young Artist competition, who will perform a solo performance with his clarinet. Nancy Bloomer Deussen has specially commissioned a piece, “Forever in our Hearts” for the event.

The San Jose Jazz High School All-Stars is a regionally based education program with a large ensemble and combo. San Jose Jazz is the host of the highly successful Winter and Summer fests.

Santa Clara Vanguard is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017 and actually performed at Mission College’s Main Building grand opening celebration in September 1979. The internationally recognized group has been a six-time world drum and bugle corp champion.

Los Lupeños Juvenil is a youth ensemble of dancers from 10 to 15 years old, who perform Mexican folk dance in a  professional environment.  They come from all areas of the South Bay.


Sunday, 23 April, 2017


Joseph Ordaz

Phone: 409-855-5276
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