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Spring 2024 Concerts and Events

CSUSM Wind Ensemble

CSUSM Wind Ensemble, in Collaboration with Cuyamaca College

The CSUSM Wind Ensemble presents their end of the year concert at Saint Thomas More Catholic Church. 

  • May 7, 2024 
  • 7:00pm 

Free Admission


Rodneal Ordonez,

Rodneal Ordonez

Come join pianist Rodneal Ordonez in an evening of intimate embrace of soulful jazz music.   

The recital consists of jazz pieces from early 1900s composers Hoagy Carmichael and Harold Arlen to modern composers Roy Hargrove and Joey Alexander. The overarching theme of the songs is expressing emotions. Upon hearing the melody, it's apparent the feeling of love, heartache, and sentiment these composers felt within them.  

He will be joined by Andrew Kelly (drums), Michael Kuszajewski (bass), and William Brumbach (saxophone). 

Spend an evening with us as we embark on a journey that travels through time to honor these visionaries. Their melodies bridge our shared heritage, connecting hearts across time and space.  

  • May 8, 2024 
  • 7:00 pm in ARTS  111 

William Brumbach

William Brumbach

Join William Brumbach, saxophonist for a night of jazz for the coolest of cats.

This recital is a selection of William’s favorite tunes from across the jazz idiom. The songs are also more obscure tunes that you normally wouldn’t hear at a jazz jam. The music will range from soft, sweet sounds of sincerity to hard-hitting with attitude.

These songs from jazz history are meant to show you the wide range of this genre and to demonstrate a rich understanding of this music and it’s history.

He will be joined with Mackenzie Leighton on bass, Emmanuel Hill on trumpet, Chris Potonte, and Jonathan Coehn on piano.

Come dig the sounds of some of San Diego’s finest Jazz musicians.

  • May 8, 2024 
  • 8:00 pm in ARTS 111

Jan-Ericson Milan

Jan-Ericson Milan

Come with Tenor Jan-Ericson Milan as he reflects on his journey through University!

The recital consists of classical vocal pieces, with a spread ranging from Musicals such as Les Misérables, to Arias from Opera such as Martha.  Join us for Reflections Of The Heart as Jan-Ericson performs each piece addressing various sentiments: Faith, Loss, and Love.  Three expressions of emotion, spread across three languages, making for a memorable afternoon performance.

Jan-Ericson is joined by Pianist, Dana Burnett.

Spend an afternoon of aural delight with us as Jan-Ericson presents his take on Reflections Of The Heart.

  • April 21, 2024
  • 4:00pm in ARTS 111

Free Admission

Felicity Manaois

Felicity Manaois

Join Felicity Manaois, vocalist for an alluring evening of lunar serenities.

This recital consists of modern music by artists such as Lana Del Rey, Laufey, and originals by Felicity-Raine herself. The songs seamlessly weave into the concept of being in touch with one’s compelling interstate and emotions. Each piece carries signi_cance, which Felicity roots from her own story.

Feelings of love, heartbreak, and bittersweetness are present in the very selection. Felicity intends to move the audience with her dreamlike music; allowing them to connect to their inner selves and experience familiarity.

She will also be joined by Diana Macal, guitar; Yahaira Toledo, bass; Michael Garcia, piano; Ryan Mohommadpour, vibraphone; and Andrew Kelly, drums.

Come listen to a sublime arrangement of music under the waning crescent.

  • April 21, 2024
  • 4:45pm in ARTS 111

Free Admission

Sound Cypher

Armando Valdez-Lopez: Sound Cypher

Gather around folks! Brace yourselves for an extravagant, music concert event that will leave you breathless! We are beyond thrilled to present to you the upcoming student recital, featuring Armando Valdez-Lopez and his 17-person band.

This is not just any ordinary concert, but a grand celebration of music that will take you on a journey through a diverse mix of genres, including Pop, R&B, Jazz, and Global Music. This music concert event promises to be a night of pure magic, as you witness a series of captivating performances. 

You’ll be treated to the Bossa Nova rhythms of the legendary Antonio Carlos Jobim, a mesmerizing arrangement based on the soulful sounds of Victoria Monét, a lovely cover of Natalia Lafourcade's, Mexican Bolero, "Soledad y El Mar", and a showcase of the timeless music, of Jazz Icon Bobby Timmons. 

This is your chance to be part of a luxurious musical experience that will touch your heart and soul like never before. 

Don't miss out on this at, Sound Cypher: the musical experience!

Vocalists: Felicity-Raine Lime Manaois, Sierra Alicea, Veronica Arteche, Grace Davis, Kolby Agpaoa, Andrew Minjares, George Ovalle 

Horn section: Ben Fox (Trumpet) Sarah Maxwell (Alto Sax), Andre Oliveira (Trombone), and Aaron Gragg (Sousaphone) 

Rhythm section:  Andrew Kelly (Drums), Mike Kuszajewski (Bass), Bora Jang (Piano and Violin), Ryan Mohammadpour (Vibraphone), Danny Mendoza IV, and Andrew Snyder (Guitars)

  • April 21, 2024
  • 6:15pm in ARTS 111

Free Admission

Neven Basener

Neven Basener: A Night of Haydn

This recital will present a program consisting entirely of prolific Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn's compositions (1732-1809). Accompanied by pianist Perrine Lee, Neven Basener will be performing Haydn's Horn Concerto No. 1 in D major (1762), and Horn Concerto No. 2 in D major (1767). 

While both concertos were completed five years apart from each other, came from the same composer, and were even written in the same key, Haydn's Horn Concertos No. 1 and 2 showcase a great contrast between the two, with No. 1 being written for technical playing in the higher range of the Horn, and No. 2 being more lyrical and residing in the lower range of the Horn. The beauty and variety between these two concertos offer a unique look back in time to the classical era of western music and demonstrate what early solo Horn repertoire sounded like during such a historically significant period of evolution for classical music as a whole.

  • May 4, 2024
  • 7:00pm in ARTS 111

Free Admission 



  • May 7, 2024 at 7:00pm - Wind Ensemble Concert at St. Thomas More Catholic Church
  • May 8, 2024 at 7:00pm - Rodneal Ordonez in ARTS 111
  • May 8, 2024 at 8:00pm - William Brumback in ARTS 111
  • May 9, 2024 at 7:00pm - Student Recital in ARTS 111
  • May 26, 2024 at 4:00pm - Dr. Ching-Ming Cheng with the Poway Symphony Orchestra