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Music Concerts

Program subject to change. For details, please call (310) 434-4323 or (310) 434-3005. Unless otherwise noted, concerts are held in The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage or in The Edye, both located at the SMC Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Santa Monica Blvd., between 10th & 11th Sts., in Santa Monica. Advance tickets for concerts with an admission charge may be purchased online now by clicking the "Buy Now" button below, by phone at (310) 434-3005, or in person at the SMC Theatre Arts Box Office (Theatre Arts Complex, SMC Main Campus; limited hours). Tickets may also be purchased at the door 45 minutes before event start time. A modest service charge applies.
  Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.

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A Day in the Blues
Join SMC music faculty Terry Carter and The Tomcats—virtuoso Steve Trovato on guitar, Terry Carter on guitar/vocals, Robbie Fontana on bass, and John Atkinson on drums—for an amazing session of classic blues. The band puts its twist on blues standards written and performed by legends such as Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, The Allman Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Magic Sam, BB King, Johnny Cash, and more! Complimentary tickets available at the SMC Music Office (PAC 211).
Thu, May 8 | 11:15am | Free |
The Edye | SMC Performing Arts Center
Benefit Concert:
SMC Applied Music Program
Keith Fiddmont and Dennis Parnell, Co-Directors. Don’t miss this fantastic concert performed by some of  SMC’s gifted music students! It’s a wonderful opportunity to provide your support for students in the Applied Music Program, one of the distinctive programs of SMC’s Music Department dedicated to fostering the development of outstanding instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers.
Fri, May 23 | 7:30pm | $10 | The Broad Stage | SMC Performing Arts Center
SMC Vocal Department Showcase
Gail Gordon, Director. SMC’s advanced voice students perform classical, jazz, musical theatre, and contemporary commercial songs.
Sun, May 18 | 4pm | $10 |
The Edye | SMC Performing Arts Center

 SMC Strings Program Concert
Dr. Martine Verhoeven, Director. Join us for a light afternoon concert of delightful musical selections performed by SMC string students. Complimentary tickets available at the SMC Music Office (PAC 211).
Thu, May 29 | 11:15am | Free |
The Edye | SMC Performing Arts Center​
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Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd,
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by Hugh Wheeler. From an Adaptation by Christopher Bond. Terrin Adair-Lynch, director, and Gary Gray, music director. Lauren Blair, choreographer. Times are hard in 1846 London and one must make ends ‘meat.’ So, businesswoman Nellie Lovett adds something extra to the lovely pies she peddles from her shop on Fleet Street. The secret ingredient? Freshly murdered victims of her partner-in-crime, Benjamin Barker, better known as Sweeney Todd.
Listed prices are for advance tickets.
Price at door is an additional $3.
Preview: May 29 | 8pm
(Preview: $10)
May 30, 31, June 6, 7 | 8pm
June 1, 7, 8 | 2pm
$20/$17  |
Main Stage | Theatre Arts Complex
SMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble
Ian Brekke, Director. SMC’s award-winning jazz vocal ensemble—backed by LA-area jazz musicians—blends its voices in a program of jazz repertoire specifically arranged for four-part harmony.
Fri, May 30 | 7:30pm | $10 |
The Broad Stage | SMC Performing Arts Center
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SMC Chamber Choir Concert:
“From the Ridiculous to the Sublime”
William Belan, Director. Join us for a program of pairings of compositions by noted composers offering both the sacred and the profane sides of their imagination. The featured work is Mozart’s Marian anthem, Regina Coeli.
Sat, May 31 | 2 & 4pm | $10 |
The Edye | SMC Performing Arts Center
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SMC Wind Ensemble
Kevin McKeown, Conductor. April concert features an exciting mixture of both new and traditional music written specifically for wind instruments. June concert is our exciting, lighthearted “Pops” concert showcasing the most memorable music from film, TV, and the Broadway stage. All ages are welcome!
Sun, June 1 | 2pm | $10 | The Broad Stage | 
SMC Performing Arts Center
Piano Ensemble Recital
Dr. Yulia Koslova, Director. Come see the uniqueness and diversity of four-hand piano and piano duo repertoire performed by our very own advanced SMC piano students. Guaranteed to be more than twice as fun as solo piano performances! Complimentary tickets for the June 3 morning performance available at the SMC Music Office (PAC 211).
Tue, June 3 | 11:15am | Free |
The Edye | SMC Performing Arts Center
SMC Percussion Ensemble Recital
Matthew Altmire, Conductor. Ensemble presents a creative, unique performance of percussion music, covering a variety of styles. Complimentary tickets available at the SMC Music Office (PAC 211).
Thu, June 5 | 11:15am | Free |
The Edye | SMC Performing Arts Center

SMC Opera Theatre & SMC Symphony:
Luisa Fernanda
Janelle DeStefano and James Martin, Directors. Love, rivalry, and politics combine dangerously in the revolutionary atmosphere of mid-19th century Spain in Federico Moreno Torroba’s Luisa Fernanda, one of the great zarzuelas (Spanish operas) of the 20th century. SMC Opera and SMC Symphony Orchestra combine forces for this full production in Spanish with English supertitles.
Thu, June 5 | 7:30pm | $20/$15 |
Fri, June 6 | 7:30pm | $20/$15 |
Sat, June 7 | 7:30pm | $20/$15 |
The Broad Stage | SMC Performing Arts Center

SMC Jazz Band
Keith Fiddmont, Conductor.  In the June concert, the ensemble will perform jazz band arrangements from the masters, as well as contemporary works from aspiring composers and arrangers. Renowned guest artists will join the band to explore the music of Duke Ellington, Oliver Nelson, and others.
Sun, June 8 | 4pm | $10 |
The Broad Stage | SMC Performing Arts Center

SMC Concert Chorale
Jeffe Huls, Conductor. Join us for a concert featuring Franz Schubert’s Mass in G, as well as a number of smaller works, including contemporary compositions and African-American spirituals.
Tue, June 10 | 7:30pm | $10 |
The Broad Stage | SMC Performing Arts Center

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SMC Musical Theatre Workshop
Perviz Sawoski and Karen Benjamin, Directors. SMC Theatre Arts and Music students present a program of solos, duets, and ensemble selections from the musical theatre genre. No late seating!
June 13, 14 | 8pm
June 14, 15 | 2pm
$10 | Studio Stage | Theatre Arts Complex
Our popular concert series brings the best of America’s jazz music to SMC and sells out quickly. Advance tickets may be purchased online (, at the SMC Theatre Arts Box Office (Theatre Arts Complex, SMC Main Campus; limited hours), or by calling (310) 434-3005. Program subject to change. Call (310) 434-4323 for details.
Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis. 
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Jon Mayer,
with Special Guest Gilbert Castellanos
Pianist Jon Mayer is joined by award-winning trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos for a not-to-be-missed performance of bop standards and originals.
Fri, May 2 | 7 & 9pm | $10 |
The Edye | SMC Performing Arts Center