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Santa Ana College Faculty Chamber Music Recital to Benefit Steinway Campaign

​Tables are turned at April 17 Recital Featuring Faculty, not Students

(Santa Ana)— Santa Ana College (SAC) will host a Faculty Chamber Music Recital and pre-concert reception Thursday, April 17 to benefit the Steinway Campaign, a joint venture between the SAC Music Department and the SAC Foundation to purchase the college’s first Steinway grand piano.

The pre-concert champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception begins at 5 p.m. in the Phillips Hall Patio, followed by the concert at 6 p.m. in Phillips Hall Theatre, 1530 W. 17th St. in Santa Ana. General admission is $50 per ticket, or $80 for two tickets, which includes the reception and concert. VIP seating and special recognition are available for donations above $100; student tickets, which only include the concert, are $20 for non-SAC students; SAC students pay $9.99.

Proceeds benefit the Friends of Music Steinway Campaign which was launched in April 2013 to purchase a Steinway, Model D grand piano for Santa Ana College in time for its 100th anniversary in 2015. The goal is to raise $130,000.00, the approximate cost of the piano.

“Having an instrument of this caliber gives our students a competitive edge,” said Fine and Performing Arts Dean Eve Kikawa. “It will help showcase our alumni, faculty, and visiting artists, as well.”

The recital will feature ten SAC Fine and Performing Arts faculty members:

From Glendale             Sarkis and Insook Beltaian

From Fullerton             Alison Edwards

From Santa Ana          Jungwon Jin

From Anaheim             Elliott Jones

From Long Beach        Brian Kehlenbach

From Anaheim             David A. Lopez

From Lakewood           David F. Lopez

From Anaheim             Hoang Nguyen

From Mission Viejo      Melody Versoza

Faculty will present an evening of works by Ravel, Debussy, Schumann, Poulenc, Gershwin, and more.

To purchase tickets visit; for more information, call (714) 564-5603.

About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which will turn 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, provides invaluable workforce training, and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 13,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District. Visit to learn more.

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Contact: Judy Iannaccone

Phone: (714) 480-7503