Moorpark College musicians set to perform “A Dynamic Night of Music” on May 3


The Moorpark College Wind Ensemble plays their instruments in the orchestra room on Nov. 15, 2017. Moorpark College professor and wind ensemble music director Brendan McMullin conducts while the students rehearse for the upcoming Music for a Sunday Afternoon concert on Sun. Dec. 10, 2017. Photo credit: Ian Cohen

By Claire Boeck

On May 3 at 7:30 p.m., the Moorpark College Music Department will be hosting their student performance, “A Dynamic Night of Music,” in the Performing Arts Center.

According to the Director of the Moorpark College Wind Ensemble Brendan McMullin, the event will feature student musicians playing a mixture of both classical music, contemporary music and music from pop culture.

“We’re actually performing music from West Side Story,” McMullin said. “And then we’re doing a popular classical piece from Fantasia, Night on Bald Mountain.”

Moorpark’s music department was unable to hold any in-person events throughout the majority of the pandemic. Now that they’ve started up again last semester, they are returning with fewer students compared to previous performances.

For the upcoming performance, the wind ensemble and orchestra have combined their numbers to create something more fitting for the Performing Arts Center’s stage.

“It’s bigger than what we had at the Intimate Evening of Music, it’s more full instrumentation,” McMullin said. “But it’s not the normal instrumentation that you would see at a normal wind ensemble concert, which could have upwards of 50 people. We have maybe 12 to 15.”

Tickets will cost $20 for adults and $15 for students and senior citizens. There is a discounted price if tickets are purchased online in advance.

For more information on this performance and all other upcoming events in the Performing Arts Center, click here.