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Concerts Calendar


All events, except the Marin Oratorio, are free to the public.

Department location: The Music Department is located inside of the Performing Arts Building at the College of Marin, Kentfield Campus. We are at the corner of Sir Francis Drake and Laurel Avenue.

Parking Information: Parking for all concerts and events is free. Please use the parking lot on the north side of Sir Francis Drake between Maple Ave. and Elm Ave.

COM Sinfonia

The chamber orchestra of the College of Marin Symphony Orchestra, directed by Tara Flandreau

Join the Sinfonia in the beautiful lobby of the Performing Arts Building for an intimate concert of music by Czech composer Antonín Dvořák.

Serenade for Winds
Seranade for Strings

March 21, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
Lobby, Performing Arts Building

Paul Smith Solo Piano Recital

Faculty Recital to Benefit Contemporary Opera Marin

Marin County pianist and long-time College of Marin faculty member, Paul Smith, performing two rarely heard sonatas by Beethoven and two monumental masterpieces of the romantic literature.

Ludwig van Beethoven –  Sonata in F Major, Op. 54
Robert Schumann – Fantasie, Op. 17
Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonata in E Minor, Op. 90
Franz Liszt – Dante Sonata

March 27, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
March 29, 2015, 3 p.m.
Lefort Recital Hall / PA72, Performing Arts Building

March 29, 2015, 7 p.m.
The Dance Palace, 503 B Street, Pt. Reyes Station

Advanced Voice class Recital: Canzoni Italiani – Italian Songs and Arias

Linda Noble Brown, director

After Suor Cristina Scuccia clinched the final of The Voice of Italy television talent show last spring she said, “I have a gift to give, and I am giving it to you… It wouldn’t be worth much if I kept it for myself.” We agree. So we are borrowing some of her country’s most popular songs to share our own gifts with traditional Italian art songs, arias, and popular Italian music, as well. Buon ascolto!

April 8, 11:10 a.m.
Lefort Recital Hall/PA72, Performing Arts Building

Contemporary Opera Marin – The Triumph of Death

Directed by Paul Smith · Art/Scenic Environment by Chester Arnold

Presenting American composer Frederic Rzewski’s music theater drama The Triumph of Death. This powerful work, performed in acknowledgment of Holocaust Remembrance Day, is an adaptation of Peter Weiss’ play, The Investigation, based on the Frankfurt Auschwitz trials of 1963. Fully staged and sung in English, it is scored for voices and string quartet with noted American artist and COM faculty member, Chester Arnold, designing the environment for this work.

April 16, 17 and 18, 7:30 p.m.
April 19, 2 p.m.
COM Fine Arts Gallery, Performing Arts Building

Two Evenings of Chamber Music

Jessica Ivry, director

The chamber music class performs trios, quartets, and quintets from three centuries of the classical repertoire. Two performances with a different program each evening.

April 30th, 12:30 p.m.

May 3rd, 7:30 p.m.
Lefort Recital Hall/PA72, Performing Arts Building

College of Marin Symphonic Band – America vs. The World!

Trevor Björklund, director

Both celebrating and opposing the European traditions that inspired their music, this concert will showcase composers of the American symphonic band sound with a variety of works across the spectrum of musical reaction.

May 6, 7:30 p.m.
James Dunn Theatre, Performing Arts Building

Jazz Ensemble

Cayce Carnahan, director

A concert celebrating the music of Bay Area composers.

May 7, 7:30 p.m.
James Dunn Theatre, Performing Arts Building

College of Marin Symphony Orchestra

Tara Flandreau, director

Pianist Paul Smith joins the COM Symphony Orchestra as soloist for two performances of the bold and energetic Schumann Piano Concerto
in A minor, Op. 54.

May 9, 7:30 p.m.
James Dunn Theatre, Performing Arts Building

May 10, 3 p.m.
Location TBD

Chamber Orchestra/Advanced Strings

Anne Lerner-Wright, director

Join the strings class in a chamber orchestra performing Symphony No. 8 by William Boyce and the St. Paul Suite of Gustav Holst.

May 15, 11:10 a.m.
James Dunn Theatre, Performing Arts Building

Marin Oratorio

Boyd Jarrell, director

Watch for announcements of our spring repertoire. The celebrated 110 voice Marin Oratorio, led by maestro Boyd Jarrell, will be joined by full orchestra and a stellar cast of vocal soloists.

May 16, 7:30 p.m.
May 17, 3 p.m.
James Dunn Theatre, Performing Arts Building


$20 general; $15 students, staff, seniors, and alumni
For Oratorio spring ticket reservations: 415.485.9687 or purchase tickets online.
All proceeds go to support the programs of Marin Oratorio

College Chorus and Chamber Singers – Madrigals Old and New

Boyd Jarrell, director
Jeffrey Paul, accompanist

Join us as College Chorus and Chamber Singers present a delightful survey of the rich tradition of madrigal singing in England. Music of Dowland, Morley, Walmisley, and Sullivan will be featured.

May 19, 7:30 p.m.
James Dunn Theatre, Performing Arts Building

Parking Information

Parking fees waived on performance nights in parking lots 2, 4, 6, and 16.

Kentfield Campus parking permits are $4 and may be purchased from machines located in parking lots 7 and 9. Machines accept credit cards, cash, and coins (exact change only). The machine in parking lot 6 accepts credit cards, cash, and coins; and will give change in the form of $1 coins for $5, $10, and $20 bills.

For driving directions and a detailed version of the Kentfield Campus map, visit:

For more information call 415.485.9460
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Music Department Web Site
Technical Contact: Joanna Pinckney, Administrative Assistant, 415.485.9460
Content Responsible: Trevor Bjorklund, Chair of Music Department