“The Pleasure of Your Company” music series welcomes back the exciting jazz duo of guitarist Peter Sprague and Leonard Patton on vocals and percussion.
Peter Sprague studied classical and jazz guitar in Boston. He has recorded four albums with Charles McPherson and later established a long-standing performing and recording relationship with Chick Corea and has also performed and recorded with Dianne Reeves, Sergio Mendes, Hubert Laws, Billy Childs, and David Benoit. In addition to a prolific recording career, Peter has taught at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood and the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles and has published several books of his own works and teaching and of his transcriptions of Chick Corea’s piano compositions.
Leonard Patton was born to sing. As a college student, Leonard discovered his musical niche for jazz. He has also studied at the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston, where he further developed his musical abilities and fed his passion for jazz. Leonard’s rich, smoky voice, unique style and sensational scattin’ soon gained him entrance into San Diego’s jazz scene where he has performed and recorded with a number of notable artists.
A classically trained, award-winning piano virtuoso, CSUSM music professor Ching-Ming Cheng has an enthusiastic heart for sharing her profession with others. Dr. Cheng has been featured in solo and collaborative performances around the world. Don’t miss this inspirational celebration of the classical piano!
Widely popular, and appealing to all ages, Time for Three joins Classics 4 Kids’ professional orchestra, The Classics Philharmonic, and Conductor Dana Zimbric in this special benefit concert to support music education in San Diego County.
Jewish Studies Program Artist in Residence, Yale Strom, and his band
Hot Pstromi will be joined by Israeli Jazz guitarist and oudist Amos Hoffman and Toronto-based pianist and composer Noam Lemish in a concert featuring exciting Jazz arrangements of Israeli songs originating from Yemenite, North African, Russian and Persian Jewish communities.
Art show with entertainment on flute and guitar
The Old Globe would like to invite friends, Romans, countrymen—all of San Diego, in fact—to join us in celebrating our resident playwright William Shakespeare’s birthday with Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare! on Saturday, April 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., on the Globe’s campus in Balboa Park. The Bard’s birthday—his 453rd!—is a fitting and festive reason to recognize his countless contributions to arts and culture around the world. This exciting day of family activities is free and open to the public as part of the Globe’s ongoing commitment to programs that serve all of San Diego County. Don your best doublet and ruff—or come as you are. And did we mention cake?!