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Unless otherwise specified, all music copyright © and (P) 2010 John Sawoski, published by Million Oaks Music (ASCAP). All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured. Any use, transmission, broadcast, synchronization, or reproduction without owner consent is prohibited. All web content copyright ©2006 John Sawoski, PO Box 7060, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. (310) 590-6000. All rights reserved.

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Updated: July 06, 2013 

June 14, 2007 - Upcoming Performance Highlights & News Update
"Phantom" Brad Little and the San Bernardino Symphony at the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival
Recording Sessions with Peter Sheridan
Special July 4th Event: Riverside County Philharmonic's Annual Concert for Heroes
Capistrano Valley Symphony Concerts
News Update:
Opening Ceremony, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
Recordings with Sam McElroy
Flute/Piano Recital with Peter Sheridan
John Sawoski Conducts Capistrano Valley Symphony Concert
Michael Feinstein, Cathy Lee Gifford, Miss America, and the 5th Dimension
Sam Arlen & The Three Crooners
Jiminy Cricket's Environmentality Challenge
Riverside Philharmonic Concert
Friday, June 22
Brad Little and Barbara McCulloh
Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival

SAN BERNARDINO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. “Celebrate Broadway”: John Sawoski plays piano for The “Phantom” as he returns to Redlands! Redlands native Brad Little, who played the title role in Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway, joins his wife and singing partner Barbara McCulloh to perform some of the most popular show tunes from musical theatre. Frank Paul Fetta, conductor. In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Lincoln Shrine, the concert will be preceded by a special Community Sing featuring songs from the 1860s. Free admission for up to 6000, first come, first served. For more information, click .

Late June - Classical Recording Sessions

John Sawoski will record an album of classical flute and piano pieces with flutist Peter Sheridan, including Sonatine by Claude Arrieu, Sonatina by Matthias, the Faure Fantasis, and a special Sawoski arrangement of one Chopin variation.

Sunday, July 1 at 8 pm  - John Sawoski will perform with the Riverside County Philharmonic Orchestra's annual Concert for Heroes, Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518. Free Admission

This popular summer event honors those who serve and who have served their country in times of war. The Riverside National Cemetery is now the standard for all national cemeteries. It is the only national cemetery (our of more than 120) to have ever hosted a symphonic concert. Because of the location of the concert, there is no charge. Dress comfortably for an evening of great music in an extraordinary setting.

Tentative Program (other pieces may be added):
Brahms - Academic Festival Overture
Berlioz - March to the Scaffold (Sym Fantastique)
von Suppe - Light Cavalry Overture
Tchaikovsky - March Slav
Here Come the Bands
South Pacific
Sing Sing Sing
Elgar - Nimrod (Enigma Variations)
God of our Fathers


For more information, please see or call 1-877 PHIL-TIX (Toll Free: 1-877-744-5849)

John Sawoski performing with the Capistrano Valley SymphonyCapistrano Valley Symphony Orchestra
Carlo Spiga, Conductor

In addition to having conducted their May 20 concert, John Sawoski will perform in several additional concerts this season with the Capistrano Valley Symphony: July 29, August 26, and Sept. 23. Tickets: $20 -$75. For tickets and other information, call (949) 240-8584 or see the Capistrano Valley Symphony web site at .The Capistrano Valley Symphony orchestra, conducted by Carlo Spiga, features classic symphony sounds, show tunes, and popular music from the 40's to the present day in the beautiful Mission San Juan Capistrano courtyard.

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NEWS UPDATE - June 2007
Finding Nemo Submarine VoyageJune 11 - "Finding Nemo" Submarine Ride Opening Ceremonies at Disneyland

John Sawoski played piano, along with members of the Disneyland Band, in the opening ceremonies for Disneyland's New "Finding Nemo" Submarine Ride , along with a cast of "frogmen," "clownfish," and characters from the movie, doing a special production number of "By the Sea" arranged by Bruce Healey. For video including a brief moment the opening show, click here.

Recordings with baritone Sam McElroy at John Sawoski's Studio

John Sawoski recently played on and recorded Danny Boy and The Impossible Dream with baritone Sam McElroy, a European opera singer who recently moved to Los Angeles. Link to audio clips at  .

May 29 (Tuesday) - Flute Colors - A Recital of 19th and 20th music for Flute and Piano at Santa Monica College Concert Hall, with Peter Sheridan

John Sawoski played piano with Peter Sheridan playing several flutes, including alto and bass flute, in a performance of 19th-20th century music, including a special arrangement by John Sawoski of a Chopin variation. Sawoski and Sheridan plan to record the pieces in this recital, along with others, on an album in June.

Santa Monica College Concert Hall

John Sawoski performing with the Capistrano Valley SymphonyMay 20th - John Sawoski conducts Capistrano Valley Symphony Orchestra Concert

As a substitute for Carlo Spiga, John Sawoski conducted an evening concert with the Capistrano Valley Symphony, which included Vladimir Polimatidi (concertmaster), Julie Metz (asst.concertmaster), Johana Krejci, Araksia Nazlikian, Mira Khomik, Kathleen Mangusing, Valerie Geller, Bridget Bow, Yumi Yoshinaga, Destiny Ankers, Karen Lak, John Acosta, Karen Deaner, Tom Pedrini, Mary Palchak, Laura Recendez, Joe and Laura Stone, Michele B., Steve Durnin, Lisa Cherry, Rick Baptist, George K., Steve Charpie, Mike Hoffman, Rocco Quaranta, Curt Berg, Alan Steinberger, Carl Rigoli, Michael R., Gregg Gilboe, and others. The evening of music from the theatre, hosted by John Santana, featured guest vocalists from California Conservatory for the Arts. Photos to follow. The concert took place in the beautiful Mission San Juan Capistrano courtyard. John Sawoski will also perform in several other concerts this season. More info will be posted at as it becomes available.

May 12 (Saturday) - John Sawoski plays keyboards for Feinstein, Gifford, and the Fifth Dimension

John Sawoski played keyboards (along with pianist/musical director Steven Cahill, drummer Albie Berk, bassist Kirk Smith, trumpeter Rick Baptist, and others), at a private event featuring vocalists Michael Feinstein, Cathy Lee Gifford, the 5th Dimension (Billy Davis and Marilyn McCoo), and Lauren Nelson (Miss America 2007), as well as the Debbie Allen dancers (pictured above left with John Sawoski behind the keyboard to the lower left of the photograph). The Viewpoint School fundraiser, which raised $1,000,000 that evening, was hosted by imageBrad Garrett and Ray Romano (pictured left). Also appearing on stage were Doris Roberts, HRH Prince Edward Earl of Wessex, Kathy Ireland, Rick Schroder, Sean Hayes, Jean Smart, and others. For more photographs of the event, please click the following photo galleries:

May 9 - Sam Arlen & The Three Crooners George Bugatti and Sam Arlen

John Sawoski played synth brass keyboards with tenor saxophonist Sam Arlen (son of legendary composer Harold Arlen) and George Bugatti's "Three Crooners" at a special private event  in Universal City, CA. The show featured all music by Harold Arlen, including his greatest hits "Over the Rainbow," "Stormy Weather," "Blues in the Night," "That Old Black Magic," "I've Got The World On A String," and many more. The show also featured jazz vocalist Barbara Morrison, an onscreen tribute by Tony Bennett, and personal home movie and photos of Harold Arlen. The band, contracted by Chris Tedesco, also included drummer Tom Walsh, string keyboardist Curtis Brengle, percussionist Marie Matson, bassist Jim De Julio, guitarist Gary Solt, and pianist/arranger/musical director Steve Rawlins.

 May 6 (Sunday) - Riverside County Philharmonic Orchestra
Patrick Flynn, Musical Director

John Sawoski played keyboards with the Riverside County Philharmonic Orchestra at a free concert Sunday, May 6, 2007 at 4:45 pm, in Fairmont Park, 2601 Fairmont Blvd., Riverside, CA 92501. Frank Fetta, Conductor.

May 4 (Friday) - Disneyland - John Sawoski played keyboards in the 10-piece orchestra at the awards show for Jiminy Cricket's Environmentality Challenge, in the forecourt of Sleeping Beauty Castle. Music Director / Conductor - Bruce Healey. California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell spoke to the class that won first prize, as the event was carried live via satellite. For an amusing blog entry about the event, see "Fear and Loving in Disneyland" at




Other Continuing Engagements:

Composer/Conductor Christopher WalkerSundays 9 am: John Sawoski accompanies for the Caritas Chorus at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Parish in Los Angeles under the direction of renowned composer Christopher Walker. St. Paul's is located at: 10750 Ohio Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024.




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