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2021-2022 Season:
A Full Post-Covid Season!

Here is some good news for all of you who truly enjoy great, world-class music of unparalleled quality! The Hemet Concert Association (HCA) is alive and well! In fact, the HCA has fully awakened from its Covid-19 hibernation.
Tom Garnella, President and Diane Mitchell, Artistic Director

So for now, wear your mask, wash your hands — and remember to subscribe!

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Concert Location and Time

Tahquitz High School Theatre
4425 Titan Trail, Hemet
Parking is free.
Map and Directions
Concert Time: Doors open at 2 p.m., curtain is at 2:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices

Season subscription: $70
Individual concerts: $30 (purchased at the door)
Everyone age 22 or under will receive a free ticket to any concert.

Jeff Tower Memorial Fund

HCA is honored to support Hemet High School Band alumni in establishing a scholarship in memory of the late and much beloved band director Jeff Tower. Learn more about this scholarship and donate.


2021-22 Season

The Hot Club of San Francisco
October 24, 2021
The Hot Club of San Francisco: Gypsyland

This vibrant quartet of two guitars, violin, and bass are inspired by French Gypsy-jazz legends Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.
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Sara Davis Buechner
January 23, 2022
Sara Davis Buechner, pianist

Enthusiastically received in 2008, Sara returns to dazzle Hemet again!
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February 27, 2022
SAKURA Cello Quintet

Hailed as “brilliant” and “superb” by Mark Swed (Los Angeles Times), this unique and versatile young group draws from the rich heritage of a repertoire that spans eight centuries.
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Syrinx Reed Quintet
March 27, 2022
Syrinx Reed Quintet

Founded in 2018, this young quintet boasts a versatile and colorful combination of avid teaching artists with backgrounds from across the nation
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Trio Céleste
April 24, 2022
Trio Céleste, with Rising Stars

Trio Céleste, violin/cello/piano, warmly remembered for their 2016 HCA concert, are Directors of Chamber Music | OC.
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Hemet Concert Association could not survive on subscriptions alone. Generous patrons have been the backbone of our organization since its founding, and continue their essential role today. Patrons receive tickets to all concerts and other special benefits.

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We greatly appreciate the support of our community sponsors:

Anady's Engraving
Bank of Hemet
Hemet Valley Arts Assocation
Curry Copy
Diamond Valley Arts Council

tWrite Web Design
Miller Jones Mortuary
Lori Van Arsdale
Diamond Valley Arts Council

Interested in being a sponsor? Contact Tom Garnella for details.

About Us

Hemet Concert Association was founded in 1972, and over the ensuing decades, has brought concerts by some of the world’s finest musicians to Hemet, enriching the cultural climate of our Valley.

Since 2003, we have expanded our concert series to five concerts each season — three classical, one jazz/pop and one folk/world. Our concert season is available for the very reasonable subscription price of $70. You can't even go to the movies for that, these days.

So, get your culture on: join our audience — which ranges from children to retirees — and help us carry on the tradition of bringing artists and audiences together in Hemet!
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2021/22 Concert Series

The Hot Club of San Francisco: Gypsyland
Sara Davis Buechner, pianist
SAKURA Cello Quintet
Syrinx Reed Quintet
Trio Céleste