MOSAIC brings myriad musical pieces together in one concert. (Sacramento State/Craig Koscho)

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.

For more information on the School of Music and its programs, visit or call (916) 278-5155. For media assistance, call University Communications at (916) 278-6156. - Craig Koscho