North Orange County Community Concerts

Now preparing for its 73rd 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.

All in the Family

All in the Family Ensemble
Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:30 PM

The chamber music of Beethoven, Schubert and Bach will be featured as three members of the Speltz family open our concert series.  David Speltz, cello, has played in the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra under Sir Neville Marriner and has been principal cellist under Henri Temianka.  He has played in studio orchestras for over five hundred well-known motion pictures.  David's wife Connie Kupka, violin and viola, is also a member of the LA Chamber Orchestra.  She and David founded the Arriaga Quartet, which won Grand Prize at the Coleman Chamber Ensemble competition.  Their son Brendan Speltz, violin, has performed with New York New Music Ensemble, Mark Morris Dance Group, American Ballet Theatre and as a founding member of the conductorless string srchestra Shattered Glass.

Pinto and Jones

David Pinto and Cristina Jones

Monday, November 12, 2018, 7:30 PM

David Pinto began his career as a concert pianist, touring the nation playing solo concerts and with numerous orchestras including the Glendale, Long Beach, Nevada, and San Fernando Valley Symphonies.  In 2003, David and his wife Gayle founded the non-profit Academy of Music for the Blind to serve the special challenges and aptitudes of musically talented blind youth.  As a computer programmer, David has personally taught the use of special music software to celebrity blind musicians including Dianne Shuur, Stevie Wonder, and Ray Charles.  His program will include classical, jazz, and hit show selections.

Orange County resident Christina Jones has performed recitals, oratorio and operatic works in the USA, England, and Scotland.  Born with Retinopathy of prematurity, an eye condition which eventually left her blind, Cristina began her musical training at the age of eight at the Braille Institute.  She received her Bachelors of Music from California State University Fullerton and went on to obtain a Master of Arts in Voice Performance from the Royal Academy of Music in London.  She will perform several arias, accompanied by David Pinto.

Deborah Johnson

Deborah Johnson

Monday, January 14, 2019, 7:30 PM

This multi-talented singer, pianist, composer, arranger, educator and recording artist will perform a varied program of music from the musical stage.  With both classical training and rock-gospel roots, Deborah is a triple-threat dynamic "tour de force" who is a "must see."  She has thrilled audiences worldwide with her innovative piano arrangements and her voice, with a range compared to such artists as Barbra Streisand and Sarah Brightman.

Gary Gould

Gary Gould Presents "A Celtic Celebration"
Monday, March 11, 2019, 7:30 PM

An educator who loves entertaining and a musician who loves learning, Gary Gould's one-man-multiple-instruments show features dazzling musicianship, lighthearted narration, and some of the world's best loved melodies.  You will hear a unique combination of musical styles including jazz saxophone, klezmer clarinet and Irish penny whistles.  Gary's career has included recording sessions, performing in pit orchestras for musicals, working on cruise ships and playing in big bands.  He teaches private lessons and is a music theory and performance technique instructor at Orange County School of the Arts.

Jay C. Munns

Jay C. Munns
Monday, April 8, 2019, 7:30 PM

Jay C. Munns has been entertaining audiences for over four decades.  His rich keyboard style, reminiscent of an earlier age, together with his vast repertoire of vintage standards, insures a nostalgic and entertaining trip down memory lane with the very best of America's great popular tunes.  These songs of the twenties, thirties and forties are well-known and loved, and heard far too seldom.

Season subscription prices:

Adult: $50
Student: $20
Family Plan: $120  (Includes two adults and all children)

Subscribers must show membership card for concert admission.  No reserved seats.  Admission includes a dessert reception with the artists following each performance.

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."


Phone  (714) 535-8925

Single-concert "Get 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 2018-2019 full season subscription.

Your North 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 72nd season:

Night Blooming Jazzmen Concert
Night Blooming Jazzmen performed their arrangements of standards, sprituals and hymns for our first concert on September 18, 2017.

Golden State British Brass Band Concert
The incomparable Golden State British Brass Band provided a great evening of enterntainment on October 9, 2017.

Alfredo Rolando Ortiz Concert
On November 13, 2017, we learned all about the Paraguayan Harp and heard a wide variety of music that was performed to perfection by Alfredo Rolando Ortiz.

Showcase Singers Concert
Professionalism and showmanship were on display on January 22, 2018 as the Showcase Singers performed romantic old standards, Broadway show tunes, arias and many other memorable songs.

Kevin Miura and Danielle Belen
Our season came to a spectacular close on February 26, 2018 as teenage violin sensation Kevin Miura performed classsical favorites along with his conservatory instructor Danielle Belen and pianist Jennie Jung.


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