Box Office/Events

PLEASE NOTE: Proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID-19 PCR result from a test taken within 72 hours before entering the grounds) is required of all audiences, staff, faculty, artists, and crew. See more details here: https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/performing-arts-covid-policy

2020-2021 Performances

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The Machine Awakes: Instrumental Ensemble Virtual Concert

September 1-September 30, 2021

The newly-formed Instrumental Ensemble (created and directed by Assistant Professor of Music and Head of Instrumental Studies, Dr. Sixto F. Montesinos Jr.) performed its first concert of instrumental music and electroacoustic accompaniment. This inaugural virtual performance, filmed in the outdoor pavilions, features a work entitled The Machine Awakes by American composer Steve Bryant. This outdoor concert also features music by Giovanni Santos and Jeff Herwig. We recommend using headphones to watch this concert for an optimal listening experience. 

The Machine Awakes is the sound of something not human (but of human hands) – something not entirely organic, but most definitely alive – waking up for the first time. From the opening swirling textures, we sense the first hesitant sparks of thought, attempting to find form and coherence. This new machine – sentient, aware – comes fully awake, possessed of emphatic self-determination and unfathomable purpose. - Steve Bryant, composer 

The Saint Mary's Instrumental Ensemble is scheduled to perform its Fall 2021 concert entitled Mystic Embers on Nov. 21, 2021 in LeFevre Theatre and will follow Covid-19 safety protocols for audience members and performers. 

WatcH Sept. 1-30 

Jazz Band Spring '21 with director Bob Farrington

Jazz Concert Featuring Saint Mary's Jazz Band and Jazz Singers

October 8th 5:30-6:45pm

Treat yourself to a lively concert of up-tempo numbers, dance tunes, and jazz soloists under the direction of maestros Bob Farrington and Dr. Julie Ford. Featuring guests Peter Horvath (jazz piano) and Ruth Davies (upright bass).

As this event is only open to SMC religious community, faculty, staff, and students, please contact tms8@stmarys-ca.edu if you would like a link to the recording. Masks will be required and all other Covid-protocols will be followed https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/performing-arts-covid-policy.

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EVERYBODY by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Nov. 3-Nov. 6 5pm, Nov. 7 4pm (due to the end of Daylight Savings); On Demand Nov. 14th ONLY

Everybody, a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize, is a wise and joyful riff on the fifteenth-century morality play Everyman. The action follows Everybody (the lead actor chosen by lottery at each performance) on a journey towards life’s greatest mystery—mortality itself. The Saint Mary’s production will be staged outdoors, as a processional event timed to unfold from sunset through twilight into darkness.The director and production team are currently in conversation with the SMC administration to determine which of several possible locations is feasible.

The production will be directed by guest artist Daniel Larlham, whose past productions at SMC include Dance Nation (2020), The School for Lies (2020), Twelfth Night (2016), and Lysistrata (201

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MURMURATIONS Dance Concert

November 18-20 at 8:00 PM in LeFevre Theatre; Live and livestreamed 2pm November 20

Saint Mary’s College Dance Company presents Murmurations, a dance performance created by seven senior choreographers from the Class of 2022, with guest artist and alumna Micah Sallid. This collective dance concert shares investigations of various cycles in life, connection, family, returning to self, letting go, healing, and pathways forward. After a year apart, Murmurations is energized by a long-awaited collective assembling and finding momentum beside each other again.

Sarah Mameesh flutist Spring '21

MYSTIC EMBERS Instrumental Concert

Monday, Nov. 22 8pm

More details coming soon...