in its 70th season, North Orange County Community Concerts Association
presents musical memories and exciting live performers at bargain
New this season: Air conditioning!
Our first concert on September 21, 2015 was a huge success as The Firebird Balalaika Quintet performed traditional and modern music on domra, balalaikas, and banan, with vocals by Ukrainian-born soprano Anna Belaya.
On November 16, 2015, we were treated to "Harmonica America" by the Robert Bonfiglio Trio.
It was an evening of harmony and hilarity on January 25, 2016 as The Perfect Gentlemen presented barbershop and much more.
Single admissions for our two remaining concerts can be purchased at the door.
The Crystal Trio
Monday, March 14, 2016, 7:30 PM
When they appeared two years ago on our series, we were surprised and delighted as three classically trained musicians from Siberia played special instruments made from glass: Glass Harp, Verrophone, and Glass Panflute Bass. Their program offers classical melodies, popular modern works, and tunes specifically written for glass instruments. Experience again the rarely-heard, mysterious, gentle murmurs of crystal glass as the fingers of these experts adjoin to the glass. It is skill of touch. Beautiful music is the result.
The Laguna Flutes
Monday, April 18, 2016, 7:30 PM
A flute choir? Thatís right! Imagine two dozen flutes, ranging from a tiny piccolo to alto and bass flutes. You probably have not heard anything quite like the Laguna Flutes, an ensemble of the Laguna Concert Band. Conductor Cindy Ellis is principal piccolo player of the Pacific Symphony and appeared in our series as part of the Arioso Duo in 2013. NOCCCA is eager to welcome her back and we look forward to hearing her flute friends.
Special Free Bonus Concert
Monday, June 27, 2016, 7:30 PM
NOCCC is honored to present "Chamber Music by Repressed Composers." This unique musical performance is made possible by a Pacific Symphony music innovation grant to Cindy Ellis, who is a member of the Pacific Symphony and a Powell flute artist. You will hear the works of composers whose music has been underperformed or banned because of political circumstances, including Dutch composer Theo Smit Sibinga (1899-1958) and Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). Their music was censored or destroyed by the Nazis in WWII. Martinu was also censored by post-war Communist governments.
Ms. Ellis, pictured above, has invited an ensemble of first class musicians to join her for this performance including Timothy Landauer, cello; Bridget Dolkas, violin; and Michelle Temple, harp. All are members of the Pacific Symphony. Playing with them will be noted Steinway pianist Robert Thies.
Download the 2015-2016 season flyer and membership order form in PDF format.
Season subscription prices:
Subscribers must show membership card for concert admission. No reserved seats.
Send series subscription orders to Membership Chair John Jackson, 623 S. Clara Street, Anaheim, CA 92804. Include your name, address and phone number and indicate New Subscription or Renewal. For Family Plan, include names of students. Make checks payable to "Community Concerts Association."
Acquainted" admissions are available at the door on a space available
basis, $20 for adult and $10 for student. These fees may be later
applied toward a 2015-2016 full season subscription.
Orange County Community Concerts subscription includes reciprocity
privileges to attend, at no charge, concerts of other associations in
southern California, Nevada and Oregon. Reciprocity lists will be available at the first concert and will also be posted here for download when available.
Download the 2015-2016 Reciprocity List (three pages in PDF) for
Antelope Valley, Bakersfield, Bishop, Borrego Springs, Elko (NV),
Escondido, Hemet, Indian Wells (Ridgecrest), Laguna Woods, Lompoc,
Oxnard, Palm Springs, Paso Robles, Ramona, Redmond (OR) and Victorville. (Updated 9/14/2015)
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