PERFORMING ARTS: Claremont theater listings

BALCH AUDITORIUM: 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. (909) 607-2671.

—Friday, March 7: Friday Noon Concert featuring Quartet Lykos and music by Menzies and others. 12:15 p.m.

—Friday, April 4: Friday Noon Concert featuring music by Schoenberg and Pärt. 12:15 p.m.

—Friday, April 11: Friday Noon Concert featuring Brahms: String Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1. 12:15 p.m.

BRIDGES AUDITORIUM: 450 N. College Way, Pomona College. Box-office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (909) 607-1139. Tickets may be purchased online; you can easily choose seats at

—March 14 and 15: Claremont High School Choir Department presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid In Concert. $8 for general admission or $7 with CHS ASB card. 7 p.m.  For more information and to purchase tickets, call (909) 624-9053, ext. 30462. Tickets are not available through the Bridges Auditorium box office. Tickets are only available through the Claremont High School.

—Saturday, April 5: Western Semifinal of the International Championship of Collegiate a cappella. This family-friendly event will feature the top two placing groups from each of the five Western Quarterfinal events who will compete for first-place and to continue on to the International Finals in New York. 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at, or through the box office.

BRIDGES HALL OF MUSIC: Pomona College, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. (909) 607-2671.

—Saturday, March 8: Senior recital featuring Roger Sheu on piano. Music by Beethoven, Schumann and Chopin. 8 p.m.

—Saturday, March 15: Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra conducted by Roger Samuel presents “A Concert for Children Featuring the Music of Russia” with special guest appearance of Russian composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Experience the music of the Nutcracker Ballet, the 1812 Overture and more. Arrive early to see the instruments of the orchestra up close. Enjoy 60 minutes of fun music for all ages with audience participation and prizes. 10:30 a.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (909) 624-3614.

—Sunday, March 16: Free Claremont Symphony Orchestra concert titled “Let’s Dance” with orchestra associate conductor Ruth Charloff. Selections include Tchaikovsky’s Waltz from Eugene Onegin, Arnold’s Four Cornish Dances and Delibes’ Sylvia Ballet Suite. 3:30 p.m.

­—Sunday, March 30: Chamber Music of Aaron Copland featuring pianist Robert Edward Thies and members of the Long Beach Symphony. Music from “The Red Pony” and “Rodeo.” 8 p.m.


CANDLELIGHT PAVILION: 455 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening shows: dinner at 6 p.m., performance at 8:15 p.m.; Sunday evening shows: dinner at 5 p.m., performance at 7:15 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees: lunch at 11 a.m., performance at 12:45 p.m. (909) 626-1254, ext.1 or

—Through March 16: My Fair Lady.

DRINKWARD RECITAL HALL: 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont at Harvey Mudd College.

—Tuesday, March 11: The Eclipse String Quartet of Los Angeles will present a program of music by women composers, including Gubaidulina, Beyer, Wolfe, Jeanrenaud and Saariaho. Free admission. 8 p.m.

LYMAN HALL: Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont.

—Tuesday, March 11: Pomona College Jazz Ensemble with director Barb Catlin and music for big bands from across the decades. 4:30 p.m.

—Wednesday, April 2: Student recital. 8:15 p.m.

SEAVER THEATRE COMPLEX: Pomona College, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont. The box office is available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and one hour prior to curtain times. Call (909) 607-4375 or e-mail

March 6 through 9: Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance presents Tartuffe by Molieré, adapted by Richard Wilbur and directed by Professor Leonard Pronko. Mr. Pronko has been teaching at Pomona College for 57 years and directed Tartuffe as his first production in 1962. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students, staff and seniors. Showtimes are 8 p.m. on March 6, 7 and 8 and at 2 p.m. on March 8 and 9.



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LAEMMLE’S CLAREMONT 5 THEATRE: 450 W. Second St., Claremont. (909) 621-5500 or visit for movie listings. General admission $11; students with ID $8.50; children under 12 $8; seniors 62+ $8; bargain price $8 on Monday through Friday for all shows prior to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and holidays prior to 2 p.m.

—Now playing: Earnest & Celestine [PG], Mr. Peabody & Sherman [PG], Philomena [PG13], Non-Stop [PG13], Tim’s Vermeer [PG13], 300 Rise of an Empire [R], The Great Beauty (subtitles) [NR].

—Saturday, March 8: Child’s Rose [NR] at 10:45 a.m., Twenty Feet from Stardom [PG13] at 11a.m., Like Father, Like Son (subtitles) [NR] at 11 a.m.


Jenelle Rensch covers the calendar, arts and entertainment. Deadline: Thursday at 5 p.m., one week before publication. Include date, time, address, a contact phone number and fee for admission (if applicable). Email: Fax: (909) 621-4072. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, 91711. There is NO guarantee that items submitted will be published.




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