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San Jacinto College
News Release
Monday, October 24, 2011

College to host Pasadena Philharmonic Orchestra concert


PASADENA, Texas – The Pasadena Philharmonic Orchestra will open the 2011-2012 season, the orchestra’s 30th season, with a concert of classical music at San Jacinto College (SJC). The concert will be held at the Central Campus on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2:30 p.m. in the Slocomb Auditorium, 8060 Spencer Hwy. in Pasadena.


The price of admission is $10 for adults, and $8 for seniors over 60 and students. Admission is free for children 5 and under.


The orchestra includes college and high school students, community members, and music teachers. San Jacinto College music students who perform with the Pasadena Philharmonic Orchestra include Leo Barrigan (violin), and Kent Childress (cello).


Selections to be performed include “Overture to The Marriage of Figaro” by Mozart, “Horn Concert No.1” by Mozart (featuring a French Horn solo by La Porte resident Michael Smith), “Symphony No. 83 (The Hen)” by Haydn, and “Adventures on Earth Music” (from the movie ET) by John Williams.


The Pasadena Philharmonic Orchestra is under the direction of Pasadena resident Stuart Eisen, a skilled violinist and music educator. He holds a master’s degree in music from Southern Methodist University (SMU), and earned the Meadows Artistic Achievement Award and the Hexter Scholarship while at SMU. For the past 25 years, Eisen has taught orchestra in Deer Park, La Porte, Pasadena and currently in Baytown, where he leads the orchestras at Sterling High School and Cedar Bayou Junior High School.


Photo: The Pasadena Philharmonic Orchestra is under the direction of Pasadena resident Stuart Eisen, a skilled violinist and music educator.


About San Jacinto College: Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The College, an Achieving the Dream Leader College, is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in over 140 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. Our graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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