Santa Clarita Valley community members are invited to enjoy an exciting lineup of music and dance performances from the College of the Canyons School of Visual and Performing Arts throughout the month of May.
The annual Pops! concert will kick off the month of entertainment with the award-winning COC Studio Jazz Ensemble and Lab Band. Audiences will enjoy familiar tunes, such as “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire and “Wipe Out” by the Surfaris, performed with jazz flair. This one-time performance is happening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10 on the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center main stage. General admission tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children and seniors.
Are you ready to Giggle, Smile & Dance? This irresistibly enjoyable performance will be delivered by dance students, guests and faculty in the PAC. Tickets can be purchased for an 8 p.m. showing happening May 16 and 17. The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children and seniors.
The COC music department’s Commercial Music Recital will feature a selection of songs spanning the genres of rock, pop, country, funk and soul and performed by the Pops ensemble band Cover Charge. Don’t miss this live student performance of music made popular by chart-toppers from the past and present, including Pat Benatar, Queen, Heart, Stevie Wonder, The Allman Brothers Band, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran and The Staples Singers. Catch the show at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 with free admission at the Black Box Theatre. Seating is limited.
This semester’s Chancellor’s Cabaret event will include a special Spring Fever/Vocal Jazz performance in the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center. Come hear the fabulous music of award-winning student vocal groups Just Jazz and House Blend at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 24. Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for children and seniors, with tickets available for purchase at the door.
The Electronica Musique & Multimedia Concert will close out the month of May with dance, lights, and lots of energy. Under the direction of composer Dr. Bernardo Feldman, 12 up-and-coming student composers, DJs and producers from the college will blend acoustic musical instruments with computer-generated sounds. This semester’s performance takes place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 29 at the Black Box Theatre. Admission is free but seating is limited.
For more information or to purchase tickets for any of these performances, call the PAC box office at 661-362-5304 or visit the PAC website.