Enjoy a vibrant showcase of artwork and performances by Escondido’s students. This celebration of aspiring artists is held in the center’s museum, theaters, and Great Green.
With a powerful message of environmental awareness, this exhibition highlights a creative alternative to mindless consumption and focuses on the importance of repurposing. Artists from around the world transform discarded hubcaps into fine art in a unique collaboration with Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit.
“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!
A two-time Grammy Award winner with a total of six Grammy nominations and two Latin Grammy nominations, The Mariachi Divas are a multicultural, all-female ensemble imbued with the unique musical flavor of Los Angeles. Since 2003, the Mariachi Divas have performed at Disneyland Resort, melding styles from Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela, Germany, Spain, and other parts of the world.
Shaping Sound returns to the Center for another electrifying mash-up of dance styles and musical genres. The contemporary dancers who rose to fame on So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With The Stars will thrill audiences of all ages with their exhilarating collaboration of explosive choreography, dynamic rhythm, speed, and physical strength, all coming together to give shape and form to sound.