Santa Ana, Calif. – Now in its 21st year, the Santa Ana College (SAC) Music Department will host its annual Guitar Ensemble concert, featuring performances by Santa Ana College students on Saturday, November 18 at 2:30 p.m.
Students with varying skill levels will perform throughout the concert, with many of the musical arrangements specifically written or arranged for the group. Performances will be an enjoyable mix of solo guitarist, duets, quartets and the full 20 guitar ensemble. Selections for this year’s concert will include music with a traditional Spanish flair, an arrangement of The Nutcracker Suite and Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood.”
Who: Santa Ana College’s Guitar Ensemble
What: The ensemble’s fall concert
When: Saturday, November 18 at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Santa Ana College’s Phillips Hall, 17th and Bristol Street in Santa Ana
Tickets: $5 children, $8 students, $10 general, www.sac.edu/music/Events
Parking: Parking is available in Lot 6 off Bristol Street. A parking permit ($2) can be '''''''''''''''''''''''''purchased at one of two permit dispensers located in the lot.
Established in 1997 by SAC music professor David Adele, the Santa Ana College Guitar Ensemble is both a class and performance group. Adele, a trained classical guitarist, teaches Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Classical Guitar, Advanced Classical Guitar Technique and Repertoire and the Guitar Ensemble course at SAC. He has studied with Michael Giraldin, Rodrigo Rodriguez and extensively with David Grimes throughout his 20-plus years of playing. Adele has additionally been instructed in over 20 different master-classes under the tutelage of Andrew York, William Kanengiser David Leisner, Nikita Koshkin, John Duarte, Margarita Escarpa, Marc Teicholz and Ricardo Cabo, among others. His performing group, The Denali Guitar Duo, released its debut CD in 2002.
About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, provides invaluable workforce training, and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.
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