preparing for its 72nd season, North Orange County Community Concerts Association
presents musical memories and exciting live performers at bargain
prices. All concerts will be in the air-conditioned sanctuary of Fullerton First United Methodist Church.
Renewals and new subscriptions are now being accepted.
Night Blooming Jazzmen
Monday, September 18, 2017, 7:30 PM
Formed in 1975, Night Blooming Jazzmen has played Dixieland jazz at thousands of concerts, church services, funerals, house parties, weddings, grand openings, jazz clubs, festivals and dances. They have also played several dozen cruises and international tours, all led by by cornetist and founder, Chet Jaeger. Their music is top quality and so is their humor. Almost all of the players are also singers. Expect musical variety that includes sprituals and hymns, old jokes, spontaneous nuttiness, musical spoofs and surprises from these popular Nightbloomers.
Golden State British Brass
Monday, October 9, 2017, 7:30 PM
Thirty-five musicians from the greater Los Angeles area make up this volunteer band. They perform at numerous venues each year including the Nixon Library, Disneyland and the Queen's Annual Ball. Organized in 1995, the band is led by Musical Director Jack Hollander. Enjoy a variety of music, performed in the British Brass Band style.
Alfredo Rolando Ortiz
Monday, November 13, 2017, 7:30 PM
Alfredo Rolando Ortiz, soloist of the Paraguayan harp, is a composer, lecturer, author, and recording artist. Internationally acclaimed by the critics, he performs a multicultural repertoire that includes folk, classical and popular music, as well as his own compositions. He has recorded over thirty albums and is the winner of a Gold Record in South America. His compositions have been performed and recorded by classical and folk harpists in many countries.
The Showcase Singers
Monday, January 22, 2018, 7:30 PM
The Showcase Singers, under the direction of pianist Linda Eldridge, have entertained in southern California for nearly forty years and delighted our audience in 2011. The current roster of singers includes former Broadway stars, international opera divas and enchanting cabaret singers. Expect to hear romantic old standards, Broadway show tunes, arias and other memorable songs from these talented performers .
Kevin Miura and Danielle Belen
Monday, February 26, 2018, 7:30 PM
Kevin Miura was age thirteen and a seventh grade student at Sierra Vista Elementary school when he won second place in the 2016 Menuhim Violin Competition in London and a special prize -- the two-year loan of a valuable 1713 Antonio Stradivari violin! During those two years, he performed solo concerts and with orchestras while maintaining an A+ average in school. Danielle Belen, his violin teacher since 2008 at the Colburn School will also perform. She is on the faculty of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, and is a graduate of the USC Thornton School of Music and the Colburn Conservatory.
Download the 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 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 will be posted here for download when available.
Here are highlights of our just-concluded 71st season:
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.
Our season came to a wonderful close on May 15, 2017 as Luisa Cartagena performed on the flute and Tom Mueller played the church's historic Austin Organ. The audience had a closeup view of his hands and feet.
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