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Parking fees waived on performance nights in all parking lots on campus.


Paul Smith, director

A celebration of chamber music and chamber opera, returns for its third year to the College of Marin, as well as Hamilton in Novato, Muir Beach, and Fenix in San Rafael with three separate programs.

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Contemporary Opera Marin

As part of the Mozart and Salieri – Friends and Rivals concert series, we present two fully staged chamber operas based on the rivalry and intrigue surrounding Vienna’s two most famous composers at the end of the 18th century.
Scenes from Mozart’s Life (1832) by Albert Lortzing
Mozart and Salieri (1897) by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakoff
Within weeks of Mozart’s death, rumors began circulating regarding the circumstances of his passing, particularly the role possibly played by his mentor, colleague and rival, Antonio Salieri. Albert Lortzing wrote his music theatre work in 1832, less than 40 years after Mozart’s demise. Even earlier, Alexander Pushkin penned his short story, Mozart and Salieri upon which Rimsky-Korsakoff based his opera of the same name. Fully staged and sung in English, these two widely disparate works tell the same story with both original music and borrowings from Mozart.

Music from Marin Chamber Players

Following last summer’s highly successful performances of Mozart’s d minor piano concerto and Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, pianist Paul Smith and the Music from Marin Chamber Players (Andrei Gorchov, flute, Susannah Barley, violin, Anne Lerner-wright, violoncello) perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C Major, K. 503 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, the Eroica, in the arrangement’s by his friend Johan Nepomuk Hummel.

Szervanszky/Cavaye Piano-duo

London based pianists Valeria Szervanszky and Ronald Cavaye return to Marin for three performances of Franz Schubert’s Grande Duo as well as marches by Beethoven, Debussy, and Schubert.

For further information, or to join the Performing Arts mailing list, contact Joanna Pinckney, 415.485.9460

Parking Information

Parking fees waived on performance nights in all parking lots.

Kentfield Campus parking permits are $4 and may be purchased from machines located in parking lots 7 and 9. Machines accept credit cards, cash, and coins (exact change only). The machine in parking lot 6 accepts credit cards, cash, and coins; and will give change in the form of $1 coins for $5, $10, and $20 bills.

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Music Department Web Site
Technical Contact: Joanna Pinckney, Administrative Assistant, 415.485.9460
Content Responsible: Trevor Bjorklund, Chair of Music Department