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November 1, 2018 (El Cajon) — The Grossmont Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale kick off a busy month of concerts at both colleges.The orchestra and master chorale join choirs from the San Diego School of Creative & Performing Arts in the multimedia performance of Tolga Kashif's monumental choral orchestral work, "Queen Symphony - An Anthology of the Works of Freddie Mercury and Queen" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Foothills United Methodist Church, 4031 Avocado Blvd., La Mesa.  

The "Queen Symphony" is a six-movement symphonic work that features many of Queen's iconic melodies, including "Bohemian Rhapsody" to "We Are the Champions." Admission: $15 general, $10 seniors, $5 students. For more information, call (619) 644-7254

Cuyamaca College concerts at Samuel M. Ciccati Theatre, B Building:


All events begin at 7:30 p.m. $10 general admission; $5 student/pre-sale up to 24 hours before performances. ECHO concerts are $15 general admission; $10 pre-sale and $5 students. To reserve tickets, call 619-660-4288. To purchase online, go to  

• Monday, Nov. 5: Kembang Sunda, an Indonesian Gamelan ensemble performs traditional Sundanese music from West Java.  
• Friday, Nov. 9:  The East County Harmonics Organization - ECHO Chamber Music Series continues with  "The San Diego Symphony Principal Winds and Jessie Chang: Baroque, Beethoven and Beyond." Chang, who has received top honors in more than 30 distinguished national and international piano competitions, and leading musicians with the San Diego Symphony will perform chamber music for piano and woodwinds. 
• Tuesday, Nov. 13: The Cuyamaca College Concert Band, directed by James Sepulvado, performs its fall concert.
• Thursday, Nov. 29: The Rock, Pop, & Soul Ensemble consisting of students enrolled in a lecture and performance class will play classic '70s music from the Marvel Studios film "Guardians of the Galaxy."

Grossmont College concert at Samuel M. Ciccati Theatre, B Building, Cuyamaca College:

•  Wednesday, Nov. 7: Grossmont Concert Band Fall Concert, with Russ Sperling conducting, is set for 7:30 p.m. The 45-member concert band is an ensemble of wind and percussion instrumentalists consisting of college students, music teachers and community members. Admission:  $10 general; $8 seniors/faculty; $5 students.     

Concerts at Grossmont College Recital Hall, Bldg. 26, Rooms 220 or 221:

Admission to all events unless otherwise indicated: $10 general; $8 seniors/faculty; $5 students.

• Wednesday, Nov. 7: The Grossmont Guitar Ensemble, consisting of intermediate to advanced students, performs at 2:30 p.m. in Recital Hall, Room 221. Admission is free. 
• Thursday, Nov. 8: The Grossmont College Music Department presents a clarinet/piano duo performing 7:30 p.m. at the Recital Hall, Room 221. 
• Sunday, Nov. 11: The Justin Grinnell Jazz Quintet performs 6:30-8 p.m. at the Recital Hall, Room 220. The group includes Grossmont College music faculty members Justin Grinnell and Melanie Grinnell.
• Thursday, Nov. 29: Grossmont College Piano Studies presents the Danny Green Trio performing at 7:30 p.m. at the Recital Hall, Room 220. The trio features Danny Green, piano; Justin Grinnell, bass; and Julien Cantelm, drums.