New West Ballet Theatre presents
Alice in Wonderland

Friday, April 11, 2014, 7pm
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 2pm
Center Theater

Come jump down the rabbit hole and follow Alice to Wonderland! Run with the White Rabbit, dream with the Caterpillar and join in croquet with the Red Queen and King. This whimsical ballet will charm children and adults with colorful characters, dance and music.

For more information go to New West Ballet’s website at www.nwballet.com

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Pavel Kolesnikov, Piano

Discovery Series
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 3pm
Center Theater

2012 Honens Prize Laureate

Pavel's playing is marked by "brilliance, but also a caressing, almost sly intimacy." (The Telegraph) In addition to being named the 2012 Honens Prize Laureate, Kolesnikov has received many accolades performing in every corner of the globe.

Generously sponsored by the Edward C. Aeling Family and The Linden Root Dickinson Foundation. Presented in partnership with La Jolla Music Society.

Center Members: $26*
Non-members: $30*
Student/Military: $20
12 and under: FREE!
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Volunteer Information Session

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7pm
Center Theater

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our volunteer team. We are looking for people who can make a commitment of time and energy to promoting events at the Center and supporting our operations. Opportunities are available to work with performing arts, education and administration. Those interested are invited to attend an upcoming information session, which will be held on Thurs., April 17 at 7 p.m. on stage in our Center Theater.

Please RSVP to the Center’s Front of House/Volunteer Coordinator, Michelle Whittaker, at (760) 839-4167 or mwhittaker@artcenter.org.


Grupo Folklorico Tapatio de Oceanside
Unidos por Tradicion 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 6:45pm
Concert Hall

Grupo Folklorico Tapatio of Oceanside and Grupo Folklorico Nayare of Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico present the 4th annual presentation of Unidos por Tradicion, a union of traditional indigenous art executed through dance, bringing Mexican cultural heritage to life. An evening dedicated to the traditional dances deriving from Nayarit, Mexio. Tapatio and Nayare will unite as one, displaying an array of colorful costumes and rhythmic harmony, dancing to live music.

3rd USA Dance tour of Grupo Nayare of Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico Special performance with children's group!

Regular admission: $10
At the door (day of event): $15
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Orange Glen Dance presents "A Blast from the Past"
In collaboration with Mojalet Dance Collective

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:30pm
Center Theater

"A Blast From The Past," by Artistic Director Faith Jensen-Ismay, explores the past with an array of music, fashion, and dance styles over past decades, beginning with Rag Time in the early 1900’s to the evolution of rock 'n' roll. In collaboration with Orange Glen High School Dance, this interactive performance will take you on a journey through time. The performance involves actor and vocalist Jonathan Meza with the talented Orange Glen HS Dancers and Mojalet performers.

Tickets: $15
Students w/ID, seniors 60+ and children 12 and under: $9
Group discounts available.

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Palomar College Fashion Merchandising and Design
presents MODA

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7pm
Concert Hall

Palomar College Merchandising and Design program presents its annual fashion show showcasing a collection of student work. The show will feature 18 design lines with 50 or more models. This is a theatrical performance, utilizing the theater's resources of lighting, staging and technical support.

The lobby and 3rd floor balcony will also feature static displays of student work for pre-show viewing. The show will feature contemporary alternative music.

Tickets: $12-$15

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InnerDancer Performing Arts, Inc. presents CINDERELLA 2014
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes!

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 3pm
Center Theater

Cinderella 2014: Be part of the adventure as we take you on an unforgettable journey led by Cinderella and her Friends ... Join our Incredible Cast of Special Needs and Typical Children, Teens and Adults, dancing, singing and performing side-by-side! This is a magical, inclusive discovery and experience that is full of “goosebumps” and “teardrops” suitable for children of all ages!

Audience participation is encouraged. Sing your favorite songs along with us – Bippity, Boppity, Boo! A Dream IS a wish your heart makes.

Tickets: $20
Group discounts available

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Escondido High School Music Department
2014 Spring Concert

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 7pm
Concert Hall

The EHS Music Department proudly presents its spring concert featuring the EHS Concert Choir, the E-Sharps, Jazz Band and Concert Band. The student musicians will showcase the beloved music of The Beattles.

Regular admission: $8
Seniors (60+), Students (with ID), and Children 12 and under: $5
Infants 2 and under: FREE
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 22, at noon.





The Center Chorale - Bach Again

Saturday, May 3, 2014, 7:00pm
Center Theater

The timeless music of Johann Sebastian Bach is sung by the Center Chorale with soloists, strings, oboe d'amore and harpsichord. Featured on the program will be the Mass (1948) of Igor Stravinsky accompanied by wind ensemble and Johann Sebastian Bach's motet Komm Jesu Komm and various movements from Bach's cantatas.

Center Members: $15-22*
Non-members: $18-25*
Student/Military: $10
12 and under: FREE!
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Civic Youth Orchestra

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 2pm
Center Theater

Founded in San Diego in 1956 to create a symphony for the more advanced instrumentalists in San Diego County. The CYO provides an opportunity for students up to age 20 to grow in competence and flourish as ensemble musicians. One of their goals is to encourage children not in the CYO program to attend concerts, listen to orchestral music and learn how to play an instrument.

Presented by Hidden Valley Community Concert Association.

Tickets: $20
Children, Students and Active Military: $10
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San Pasqual High School Presents "Let's Dance"
Annual Spring Dance Concert

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 7:30pm
Concert Hall

San Pasqual High School presents its annual dance concert featuring all levels of dance classes as well as the National Champion Varsity Dance Team.

Showcasing all styles of dance and Varsity Dance Team competition routines! A tribute to dance throughout the ages.

Regular admission: $10
Students (with ID) and Children 12 and under: $8
Infants 2 and under: FREE

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 22, at noon.



Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 1pm, 4pm & 7pm
Center Theater

Performing for over 30 years, Peter Pupping currently leads a six piece ensemble that plays world music, Latin jazz and contemporary acoustic styles.

WOW First Wednesdays are generously sponsored by Lois Brossart. Doors open 1 hour prior to show. Early arrival recommended. First-come, first-seated. Tickets handed out upon entrance.

Tickets: FREE!
Shows fill up fast so get here early or call us at (800) 988-4253 about becoming a WOW Member and reserving your seats.


Escondido High School Dance Concert

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 8pm
Concert Hall

The Escondido High School Dance concert is an end-of-the-year performance choreographed by the students. It contains a wide variety of dance genres including jazz, modern, hip hop, lyrical, and more.

Show features more than 200 dancers from the Escondido HS dance program!

Tickets: $9.50
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Calder Quartet

Intimate Classics
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 7pm
Center Theater

Benjamin Jacobson, Violin
Andrew Bulbrook, Violin
Jonathan Moerschel, Viola
Eric Byers, Cello

Called "outstanding" and "superb" by the New York Times, the Calder Quartet performs a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level, always striving to channel the true intention of the composer.

Center Members: $30-34*
Non-members: $35-40*
Student/Military: $20
12 and under: FREE!
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Stargaze Production
Charice World Tour

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 7pm
Concert Hall

Tickets: $58-$78
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San Pasqual High School Music Department presents
2014 Pops Concert
Directed by Brian Lund

Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 7:30pm
Concert Hall

San Pasqual High School is proud to present its outstanding dance ensemble, orchestra, show choirs and color guard. Students of the music department will be performing as groups and soloists.

Tickets: $14
Students w/ID and children 12 and under: $6
Tickets will go on sale Monday, April 28, 2014.


Woodland Park Middle School
Spring Concert

Thursday, May 15, 2014, 7pm
Concert Hall

Tickets: Free
Ticket available for Pick-up: TBA


Jean Will Strings Program Culminating Concert

Saturday, May 17, 2014, 2pm
Center Theater

In its inaugural year, the Center’s Jean Will Strings Program has transformed 32 second- and third-grade students from musical novices into endeavoring violinists. Join us on May 17 as these young performers celebrate the culmination of this program with an inspiring performance.

FREE Concert!

Strings program generously sponsored by Jean Will.


Scripps Montessori School presents
Shakespeare & Love
A Musical Performance

Sunday, May 18, 2014, 3pm
Center Theater

On May 18, Scripps Montessori School will present its 25th musical performance and 2nd annual auction. Shakespeare and Love is the theme for 2014. Adults are invited to the silent auction at 1 p.m. and activities will be provided for non-performing children. The performances will comence at 3 p.m.

For more information, visit the school's website at www.scrippsmontessori.com.

Tickets: $15, or 2 for $25
Senior (60+): $10
Children 12 and under: $10
Infants (under 2): Free

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Opera's Greatest Moments

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 4pm
Concert Hall

After four years, Opera returns to the Center, better than ever! Revel in the greatest moments from Grand Opera, as well as beloved melodies of Light Opera. Dr. Nicolas Reveles of the San Diego Opera will host the program, which will feature a cast of five international soloists, a full orchestra and the Center Chorale conducted by Dr. Joe Stanford.

Featured on the program are five opera stars: Priti Gandhi, soprano; Robin Buck, baritone; Kristina Driskill, mezzo soprano; Megan Weston, soprano; and Jorge López-Yáñez, tenor. The evening will feature the music of Puccini, Mozart, Bernstein, Lehar, Delibes, Bizet, J. Strauss, Verdi and Gilbert and Sullivan.

Generously sponsored by Jean Will.

Center Members: $17-29*
Non-members: $20-34*
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Complete your theater experience with a post-performance gourmet meal and dine al fresco in our beautiful Lyric Courtyard, nestled in the grand architecture of the Concert Hall. The dinner will begin at 6:15pm. Attendees will have their choice of entrée, and wine is included with the meal.
Center Members: $50*
Non-members: $60*
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Rancho Bernardo High School
Instrumental Music Spring Concert

Monday, June 2, 2014, 7pm
Concert Hall

The Rancho Bernardo High School Music program has a long tradition of excellence. This concert will feature live performances by the student band members that will entertain and move the audience.

Regular admission: $9
Students (with ID) and seniors (60+): $5

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WOW First Wednesdays - THE SOUND OF PAN

Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 1pm, 4pm & 7pm
Center Theater

Keli Ross Ma’u, Director of Kainga Music Steel Drum School, will perform original music and classic covers. You are sure to enjoy the electrifying lively sounds of steel drum covers from such diverse artists as: The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, and Ozzy Osbourne.

WOW First Wednesdays are generously sponsored by Lois Brossart. Doors open 1 hour prior to show. Early arrival recommended. First-come, first-seated. Tickets handed out upon entrance.

Tickets: FREE!
Shows fill up fast so get here early or call us at (800) 988-4253 about becoming a WOW Member and reserving your seats.


Escondido Recreation Ballet

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 3pm
Concert Hall

Escondido Recreation's 24th annual ballet recital, under the direction of Cindy Ahler, will feature students of all levels and ages 4 through adult.

Presented by the City of Escondido.


*Group discounts apply. Please inquire at Ticket Office for details.


Escondido Adult School Graduation
2014 Spring Concert

Thursday, June 26, 2014, 7pm
Concert Hall

Celebrate as the members of the 2014 graduating class of Escondido Adult School turn their tassels. Pre-ceremony music performance at 6:30pm.


Body Rock Junior
Hip Hop Dance Competition
A Mustard Seed Production

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 6pm
Center Theater

Body Rock Junior is a spin-off of the adult competition called Body Rock. It features youth teams/crews made up of dancers age 18 and under. Primarily known as a youth hip hop dance competition, the show brings together the most talented dancers from all over the USA. The show starts with breakdance battles outside in the courtyard, features popular clothing vendors, and ends in a trophy presentation. It is a must-see for anyone aspiring to dance or interested in the Southern California dance community. The energy on stage combined with the teams’ creativity makes for an awesome night of competition!

Best Hip Hop Youth Dance Competition in San Diego!
Featuring Gravy Babie, Ill Habits, and Hata Kidz (Japan) and a Preshow Kendama Battle

Pre-sale tickets: $20
Day-of tickets: $25 ($20 for children 12 and under)

Tickets will go on sale Monday, May 5.




KAISA, CCF & FCIC-LA present
"FIDES ECCLESIAE” – Faith of the Church
Dramatic Play of St. Pedro Calungsod and St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Saturday, July 12, 2014, 3pm & 8pm
Concert Hall

Fides Ecclesiae (Faith of the Church) is a musical presentation of the lives of St. Kateri Tekakwitha and St. Pedro Calungsod. These two saints were canonized by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on October 19, 2012 in celebration of the Year of Faith. This musical demonstrates through acting, choreography and singing the saintliness of these two very young saints who lived within the same era (1656-1680) but in different continents. The purpose of the musical is to inspire people, especially the young generation of our time, to the life of holiness as exemplified by St. Kateri and St. Pedro.

The script and lyrics were written by Fr. Robert Victoria based on the biographies of the two saints and the music was composed by Fr. Adrian San Juan.

Matinee (3pm) Show Tickets: $25-$75
Gala (8pm) Show Tickets: $30-$100

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