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Parking fees waived on performance nights in all parking lots on campus.

Adv. Voice Recital: Inception — Singer’s Choice Recital

Linda Noble Brown, director

We offer to you a recital of our favorites, chosen from within the parameters of classic vocal literature. Allow us to regale you with art songs by the likes of Bach, Fauré and Schumann, as well as music theatre from Cole Porter to Andrew Lloyd Webber. Join us for this melodic feast.

Monday, February 22, 2016 – 11:10 am
Lefort Recital Hall / PA72, Performing Arts Building

ROBOT • OWL PIANO DUO IN CONCERT: Dana Sadava and Jim Stopher

To benefit College of Marin Symphony Orchestra

Pianists Dana Sadava and Jim Stopher — the four-hand team called ROBOT •OWL — perform music of Mozart, Brahms, and Gershwin, plus original arrangements of popular hits.

Sunday, March 6, 2016 – 3 pm
Lefort Recital Hall/PA72, Performing Arts Building

Adv. Voice Recital: Soirées Musicales — Art Songs by Giacomo Rossini

Linda Noble Brown, director

Giacomo Rossini composed three collections of songs, Soirées Musicales, Péchés De Vieillesse and La Regatta Veneziana, many of which were performed at the Parisian salon evenings he hosted with his wife. The songs are arresting, intimate and evocative, capitalizing on his dramatic talent — much to the delight of our singers and audience.

Monday, March 28, 2016 – 11:10 am
Lefort Recital Hall / PA72, Performing Arts Building


A benefit concert for Contemporary Opera Marin

For the first of this spring's Mozart and Salieri — Friends and Rivals converts, Paul Smith performs works by these two masters as well as interpretations of their work by two more masters.

10 Variations on Salieri’s La stessa la stessima - Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata in F major, K. 332 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sonata for piano - Antonio Salieri
Reminiscences of Don Giovanni - Franz Liszt

Friday, April 1, 2016 – 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 3, 2016 – 3 pm
Lefort Recital Hall/PA72, Performing Arts Building

Free admission. No reservations required.


Steve Steinberg, director

Big band hits and contemporary charts.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 – 7:30 pm
James Dunn Theatre, Performing Arts Building


Jessica Ivry / Tara Flandreau, directors

A variety of small ensembles from trios to quintets play music from three centuries of classical, romantic, and contemporary repertoire.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 – 7:30 pm
Lefort Recital Hall/PA72, Performing Arts Building

Adv. Voice Recital: Floralia — Songs of Flowers, Vegetation, and Fertility

Linda Noble Brown, director

In ancient Roman religion, Flora was the goddess of flowers, vegetation and fertility, with a festival in early May. What an appros theme for us to explore for Mother’s Day.
Sunday, May 8, 2016 – 3 pm
The Tamalpais Retirement Community, 501 Via Casitas, Greenbrae

Monday, May 16, 2016 – 11:10 am
Lefort Recital Hall / PA72, Performing Arts Building


Boyd Jarrell, director
Jeffrey Paul, Accompanist

Songs about sounds are featured in the concert of joyful noise-making with music by Handel, Purcell, and Winslow. You will hear the cannons roar and arrows fly as the Chamber Singers perform Jannequin’s epic La Guerre. Let’s leave the words behind and revel in the sounds of the voices.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 – 7:30 pm
James Dunn Theatre, Performing Arts Building


Jim Stopher, director

Join the COM Symphony Orchestra in an exciting program celebrating the beauty of the season! Schumann’s Spring Symphony is featured, along with other orchestral masterworks.

Saturday, May 14, 2016 – 7:30 pm
James Dunn Theatre, Performing Arts Building

SYMPHONIC BAND: An Evening of 20th Century Music for Band

Trevor Björklund, director

Celebrating contemporary masters, the band will take on monster works by 20th and 21st century composers including William Schuman, Frank Ticheli, and Vincent Persichetti.

Sunday, May 15, 2016 – 3 pm
James Dunn Theatre, Performing Arts Building

Beg. Voice Recital: Abloom — First Open Recital

Linda Noble Brown, director

You will hear an engaging combination of folk songs and art songs, musical theatre and perhaps even a short aria.

Monday, May 16, 2016 – 2:10 pm
Lefort Recital Hall / PA72, Performing Arts Building

MARIN ORATORIO: Mozart and Salieri—Friends and Rivals

Boyd Jarrell, director

One of the most famous rivalries in music history will be explored here. Antonio Salieri’s operas and liturgical music will be presented in contrast to Mozart’s sublime Ave Verum Corpus and eternal Requiem. Were they really enemies? Was Salieri really the inferior composer? Come, listen, enjoy, and decide for yourself!

Saturday, May 21, 2016 – 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 22, 2016 – 3 pm
James Dunn Theatre, Performing Arts Building

For Oratorio spring concert ticket reservations: 415.485.9687
All proceeds go to support the programs of Marin Oratorio.


Paul Smith, director

A celebration of chamber music and chamber opera, returns for its third year to the College of Marin, as well as Hamilton in Novato, Muir Beach, and Fenix in San Rafael with three separate programs.

Contemporary Opera Marin

As part of the Mozart and Salieri – Friends and Rivals concert series, we present two fully staged chamber operas based on the rivalry and intrigue surrounding Vienna’s two most famous composers at the end of the 18th century.
Scenes from Mozart’s Life (1832) by Albert Lortzing
Mozart and Salieri (1897) by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakoff
Within weeks of Mozart’s death, rumors began circulating regarding the circumstances of his passing, particularly the role possibly played by his mentor, colleague and rival, Antonio Salieri. Albert Lortzing wrote his music theatre work in 1832, less than 40 years after Mozart’s demise. Even earlier, Alexander Pushkin penned his short story, Mozart and Salieri upon which Rimsky-Korsakoff based his opera of the same name. Fully staged and sung in English, these two widely disparate works tell the same story with both original music and borrowings from Mozart.

Music from Marin Chamber Players

Following last summer’s highly successful performances of Mozart’s d minor piano concerto and Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, pianist Paul Smith and the Music from Marin Chamber Players (Andrei Gorchov, flute, Susannah Barley, violin, Anne Lerner-wright, violoncello) perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C Major, K. 503 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, the Eroica, in the arrangement’s by his friend Johan Nepomuk Hummel.

Szervanszky/Cavaye Piano-duo

London based pianists Valeria Szervanszky and Ronald Cavaye return to Marin for three performances of Franz Schubert’s Grande Duo as well as marches by Beethoven, Debussy, and Schubert.

June 11 to 26, 2016
For further information, or to join the Performing Arts mailing list, contact Joanna Pinckney, 415.485.9460

Parking Information

Parking fees waived on performance nights in all parking lots.

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.

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Technical Contact: Joanna Pinckney, Administrative Assistant, 415.485.9460
Content Responsible: Trevor Bjorklund, Chair of Music Department