This year’s MOSAIC concert is heading out of the galaxy as it celebrates the best in musical talent from the Sacramento State School of Music’s student performers at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4, in the Capistrano Concert Hall on campus. Admission to this showcase event is free.
Now in its fourth year, MOSAIC offers a sampling of the best from the School of Music from jazz to opera to solo performances.
This year the Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform John Williams’ “Scherzo for X-Wings,” the thrilling music accompanying the climactic space battle toward the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Ensemble also will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with a performance of “Profanation” from the Jeremiah Symphony No. 1.
Other musical offerings include the Jazz Ensemble performing an original commissioned piece by progressive jazz/rock group Snarky Puppy, a selection from Il campanella di notte by featuring students from the University’s Opera Theatre company, a solo performance by pianist Luis Rubalcaba Cota, the Percussion Ensemble, the award-winning Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and more.
MOSAIC also gives students, faculty, and staff a chance to meet with the Friends of the School of Music and other supporters at a reception following the concert, where the audience can mix with music faculty and performers while enjoying light refreshments.