Glendale Community College Free Concerts 2016 / 2017

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GCC Guitar Ensemble. Photo Courtesy Glendale Community College

The students in Glendale Community College's Performing Arts Department present free performances, open to the public, at various times throughout the year. These are great opportunities to enjoy free, family-friendly cultural presentations. Expose your children to different types of music and to the joy of attending live performances. Don't have much money on date night? How about a concert in Glendale?

These concerts are all indoors, so no need to be concerned about weather; no need to bring a blanket or folding chairs.

Where: Glendale Community College Performing Arts Center, unless otherwise specified.

The address is 6000 W. Olive Avenue, but the Performing Arts Center is the building nearest to the corner of 59th Avenue and Vogel. Vogel is north of Olive. An automated door for disabled access is at the main entrance on the south face of the building.

Parking: Free. The closest parking lot to the Performing Arts Center is lot S3 in the northeast corner of campus. Here is a map of the campus.

Tickets: No tickets are required. All seating is first come, first served. Foyer doors open about one hour prior to performance.

How much: General admission is free.

2016 / 2017 Free Performances

Fri., Dec. 2, 7:30p.m.        
Clarinet Studio Concert
MU2-151

Dec. 2–4, 2016
Glendale Community College Dance presents: Driven
Featuring VERVE Dance Company, GCC Resident Dance Company
Performing Arts Center

Mon., Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Big Band Concert
Performing Arts Center

Tue., Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Concert Band & Symphonic Winds
Performing Arts Center

Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Percussion and Ukuleles! 
The GCC Percussion Ensemble presents contemporary works for percussion. The GCC Marimba Band collaborates with guest artist and renowned ukulele virtuoso Daniel Ward performing works from his recent CD release- "El Ukulele."
Performing Arts Center

Fri., Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Guitar Concert
Performing Arts Center

Sat., Dec. 10, 2:30 p.m.
Flute Studio Recital
MU2-151

Sat., Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.        
Sun., Dec. 11, 2:30 p.m.
Choirs of GCC - Cocoa & Carols
Performances by the GCC Choirs: Community Choir, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, & Vocal Jazz, directed by Dr. Kevin Kriegel.

Mon., Mar. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Big Band Concert
Performing Arts Center

Tue., Mar. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Concert Band & Symphonic Winds
Performing Arts Center

Wed., Mar. 8, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
The GCC Marimba Band and African Drum Ensemble
Performing Arts Center

Mon., May 1, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Big Band Concert
Performing Arts Center

Tue., May 2, 7:30 p.m.
Concert Band & Symphonic Winds
Performing Arts Center

Wed., May 3, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
The GCC Percussion Ensemble with guests Crossing 32nd Street
Minimalist works for percussion featuring compositions by Steve Reich and early-modern percussion music by Elliott Cole, Lou Harrison, Peter Garland, Micheal Pisaro and William Russell.
Performing Arts Center

Sat., May 6, 2:30 p.m.
Flute Studio Recital
MU2-151

What else should you know?

  1. Performances typically last between 1-1/2 and 2 hours.
  2. No concessions will be open.
  3. Doors open about one hour before the show is scheduled to begin.
  4. The campus is tobacco-free, so no smoking, even outside the theatre.


More Information: To find out more about performances and events that are open to the public, visit Glendale Community College online.

All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.