Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

John Sawoski is pianist and associate musical director for the world premiere of a musical of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” playing now through May 10, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in La Mirada, California. “a stellar show that’s both lighthearted and perceptive,” according the the Orange County Register http://www.ocregister.com/articles/austen-658980-pride-prejudice.html Book, Music, and Lyrics by Lindsay… Read More

Pasadena Symphony Feb. 14th, 2015 at 2 pm and 8 pm

Feb. 14th, 2015 at 2 pm and 8 pm, John Sawoski plays piano and celeste with Pasadena Symphony on two pieces: Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, and Joel Schekman’s 2014 composition “Enter, Light.” Featured on this concert is violinist Dylana Jenson, the first American woman to win the Silver Medal in the Tchaikovsky Competition. Music Director, David Lockington. More information… Read More

Evita at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Sunday, December 15th, 2013 at 6:30 pm, Wednesday, December 18th at 7:30 pm, and Saturday, December 21st, 2013 at 2 pm, John Sawoski subs as keyboardist in the pit orchestra for the national tour of the musical Evita at Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa, CA. http://www.evitaonbroadway.com/tour.html Tickets $29-$129: http://www.scfta.org/home/Events/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1423 Read More

A Festival of Lessons & Carols December 15th

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3pm to 4:15pm John Sawoski plays piano for “A Festival of Lessons & Carols: The Christmas Story in Word & Song” featuring the Caritas Chorus, Children’s Christmas Choir, and New Schola Cantorum. Conducted by Christopher Walker  Reception Following, featuring mince pies and tea.  St. Paul the Apostle Church 10750 Ohio Ave. at Selby Los Angeles, California 90024… Read More

Jackie Evancho Dec. 14th at Fantasy Springs Casino Resort

Saturday, December 14th, 8 pm – John Sawoski will be playing piano and keyboards in the orchestra for Jackie Evancho in concert at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, CA. http://www.zvents.com/indio_ca/events/show/359993823-jackie-evancho Jackie Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued five albums, including a platinum and gold album… Read More

Candlelight Concerts at Disneyland Dec. 7-8

John Sawoski plays keyboards with the Disneyland Symphony Orchestra at Disney’s Annual Candlelight Concerts December 7th and 8th, 2013. 2 performances nightly at 5:30pm and 8:00pm, at Town Square, Disneyland. The concert also features fanfare trumpet players, a 650-voice choir, a handbell choir, vocal soloists, guest guitarist Tom Hynes, and guest narrator Kurt Russell reading the Christmas story from scripture and… Read More

November 30, 2013 Holiday Magic with Riverside County Philharmonic Orchestra

Concert begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $25-$92 : http://www.thephilharmonic.org/tickets.html John Sawoski plays keyboards at this fun concert. Be a part of a new Philharmonic tradition by joining us for this joyful family-oriented program. Our “Holiday Magic” concert features selections from Handel’s “Messiah”, “Charlie Brown Christmas” and other surprises. We are thrilled to present the world premiere of composer/arranger David Fick’s “Symphony of… Read More

Marx at Maggiano’s – Holiday Edition 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013 from 6:30 to 10:00 pm – John Sawoski continues to play, arrange, orchestrate, and conduct for vocalist Gregg Marx, an Emmy-award winning actor who is the grandson of one of the Marx brothers. Cabaret Scenes said: Gregg’s “rich, smooth, resonant voice” is “so easy on the ears that one can listen to him for hours at a time,”… Read More

Friday November 1st at 6:30 pm at Maggiano’s

Please join Emmy Award-winning vocalist Gregg Marx, Nedra Wheeler on bass and John Sawoski at the piano for another night of classics from The Great American Songbook…and beyond This Friday, November 1st 6:30 pm~10:00 pm The Lounge Maggiano’s at The Grove 189 The Grove Drive,  Los Angeles, CA Click for Map No Cover/No Minimum More information: http://www.facebook.com/events/608957255828313 Read More