in its 71st season, North Orange County Community Concerts Association
presents musical memories and exciting live performers at bargain
prices. All concerts are in the air-conditioned sanctuary of Fullerton First United Methodist Church.
JoyouStrings performed chamber arrangements of classical and popular melodies for our first concert on October 24, 2016.
It was two concerts in one on January 30, 2017 as the Stone Woodwind Quintet performed "Music Tells the Story" for the first part of their program and "Music Makes it Happen" after intermission.
The joint was jumpin' on February 27, 2017 as woodwind virtuoso Gary Gould and the CSU Fullerton Jazz Orchestra brought back the sounds of all the big bands in a Salute to Swing.
The virtuosic Arioso! Duo's "Spring Serenade" on flute and harp was a delight to our audience on March 27, 2017.
Single-event tickets are still available for our last concert. Or you can buy a 2017-2018 season subscription, which includes admission to this concert plus next season's concerts of 16 Community Concert organizations.
Tom Mueller, Organ
Luisa Cartagena, Flute
Monday, May 15, 2017, 7:30 PM
Tom Mueller enjoys a growing reputation as one of America's most exciting young organists. A multi-faceted musician, this organist, composer, guitarist and jazz pianist earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music. He also holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Maine at Augusta, where he graduated summa cum laude. Presently, he serves as Assistant Professor of Church Music at Concordia University in Irvine, where he teaches organ, jazz and composition. He is also Associate Organist at St. James' in the City Church in Los Angeles.
Born in Puerto Rico, Luisa Cartagena maintains an active career as a freelance flutist and music educator. She holds a Master's degree majoring in Music Education from the University of Massachusetts of Amherst and a Bachelor's degree majoring in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music. Since then, Mrs. Cartagena has appeared as a performer in concert halls all around the world, including the Sala Casals in the Centro de Bellas Artes in Puerto Rico, Constitution Hall in Washington DC, and Royal Albert Hall in London. As a chamber player, she has performed with groups such as the Graduate Woodwind Quintet of the University of Massachusetts and the Longy Woodwind Quintet. She currently resides in Los Angeles, where she is band director at the St. James Episcopal School.
Listen and watch as these fine musicians treat our audience to the inspiring and uplifting music of Bach, Alain, Whitlock, Widor and others, featuring the church's historic Austin pipe organ.
Download the 2016-2017 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 2016-2017 full season subscription.
Orange County Community Concerts subscription includes reciprocity
privileges to attend, at no charge, concerts of other associations in
southern California and Nevada. Reciprocity lists will be available at the first concert and are also posted here for download.
Download the 2016-2017 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 and Victorville. (Updated 9/24/2016)
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