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Fall 2017
 

 

 
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Organ Concert
FOUR HANDS, FOUR FEET AND OVER 3,000 PIPES

FRI, SEPT 8 | 7:30 PM
ADAMS THEATRE

In this concert devoted entirely to organ music, organists David Rothe and Ryan Enright will play a concert of music for two organs, music for two organists playing one organ, and several solo organ pieces. Featured on the program will be music for two organs by composer Padre Antonio Soler as well as music by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Wesley, Bach, Schumann, Sousa and others.

$15 Adult | $13 Senior | $6 Youth & CSU, Chico Students | Purchase tickets at the University Box Office, 530-898-6333, online, or at the door.
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History Lecture Series
PROFESSOR DONALD J. RALEIGH
RUSSIA 1917: WHY DID TSARISM COLLAPSE AND THE BOLSHEVIKS COME TO POWER?

MON, SEPT 25 | 7:30 PM
ZINGG RECITAL HALL

Donald J. Raleigh, Jay Richard Judson distinguished professor of history, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, discusses the causes of the 1917 Revolutions in Russia that toppled 300 years of Romanov rule and brought the Bolsheviks to power.

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Opera Gala
OPERA BALL*

SAT, SEPT 30 | 7:30 PM
ADAMS THEATRE

You’re invited to the Opera Ball. Former Chico State Opera Director Gwen Curatilo hosts a gala of entertainment featuring your favorite songs, arias, and ensembles for opera and musicals. The Ball features stars from the past returning to Chico as well as performances by new stars currently at Chico State. *Proceeds benefit opera outreach in the Chico Unified School District.

$20 Adult | $18 Senior | $10 Youth & Chico State Students | Purchase tickets at the University Box Office, 530-898-6333, online, or at the door.
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Ensemble Concert
HIESTAND MEMORIAL CONCERT:
CLASSICALLY BAND

SAT, OCT 7 | 7:30 PM
LAXSON AUDITORIUM

Featuring the 2017 Marine Band’s March Mania Contest winner, Prokofiev’s Athletic March, the Chico State Bands and Alumni invite you to join them as we honor the late Daniel Hiestand and support the scholarship in his name. The Chico State Wind Ensemble will open the first half of the concert with the Alumni Band rounding out the second half of the concert.

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Musical Theatre Production
AMERICAN IDIOT

TUES–SAT, OCT 10–14 | 7:30 PM
SUN, OCT 15 | 2 PM
ADAMS THEATRE

Winner of two Tony Awards, Green Day’s American Idiot is based on the multi-platinum album which won the Grammy for Best Rock Album in 2005. Bold, inventive, and ground-breaking, this musical takes theatre into uncharted and exciting territory. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day’s album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown. This production is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

$15 Adult | $13 Senior | $6 Youth & CSU, Chico Students | Purchase tickets at the University Box Office, 530-898-6333, online, or at the door.
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Low Brass Ensemble Concert
THE VOICE OF GOD, THE VOICE OF THE DEVIL, THE VOICE OF FATHERLY FIGURES!

SAT, OCT 14 | 7:30 PM
ROWLAND-TAYLOR RECITAL HALL

Enjoy Mozart’s use of the French horn—imaginative and trendsetting for its time. Also on the program will be the original Low Brass music that Beethoven wrote and was eventually played at his funeral. Delight in the in the majesty, become enveloped by the lush beauty, and be thrilled as the Chico State Low Brass Choir recreates the sounds that master composers have used for centuries to depict the voice of God, the voice of the devil, and the voice of fatherly figures!

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Joanna Dunlap Cowden Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR ANDRES RESENDEZ
THE OTHER SLAVERY

THURS, OCT 19 | 7:30 PM
ROWLAND-TAYLOR RECITAL HALL

Andres Resendez, a professor of History at the University of California, Davis, will discuss his groundbreaking book, The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America, a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award and winner of the 2017 Bancroft Prize.

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Ensemble Concert
JAZZ X-PRESS: SWING SWING SWING

SAT, OCT 21 | 7:30 PM
ADAMS THEATRE

The Chico State Jazz X-Press offers up another night of swinging jazz. The X-Press continues its efforts to bring in guest artists and clinicians to reach to our public-school systems and share a week of intensified jazz learning, culminating in a fall concert with the Jazz X-Press and special guests. Come out and join us, as it certainly doesn’t mean a thing without that swing.

$15 Adult | $13 Senior $6 Youth & CSU, Chico Students | Purchase tickets at the University Box Office, 530-898-6333, online, or at the door
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Guest Recital
TRAVIS BRASS QUINTET

THUR, OCT 26 | 7:30 PM
ADAMS THEATRE

One of the cornerstone ensembles of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, Travis Brass has been delighting audiences in the American West for several decades. With two trumpets, a horn, a trombone and a tuba, The Quintet has been delivering the Air Force story to communities throughout the West. The quintet further served as an ambassador of music excellence by performing as an artist at the 2012 National Brass Symposium. Additionally, Travis Brass’ brilliance was showcased on the Band of the Golden West’s chamber music recordings titled “Wood ’n Brass” and “Bayside Bravura.”

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Ensemble Concert
SYMPHONIC WINDS
NEW YORK CITYSCAPE

SAT, OCT 28 | 7:30 PM
ADAMS THEATRE

Take a coast-to-coast musical trip across the varied landscapes of the United States. The Travis Brass and the Chico State Band will portray New York City with Jeff Tyzik’s New York Cityscape

$15 Adult | $13 Senior $6 Youth & CSU, Chico Students | Purchase tickets at the University Box Office, 530-898-6333, online, or at the door
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Ensemble Concert
CHORAL ENSEMBLES: PILGRIMAGE

SAT, NOV 4 | 7:30 PM
ADAMS THEATRE

A sacred sojourn. The pursuit of piety. Wandering after wisdom. The CSU, Chico Chamber Singers, University Chorus, and Acappella Choir will weave a path through these themes for CSU, Chico’s fall choral concert. You don’t have to be a seeker to enjoy the ride, but you never know how the journey may transform you!

$15 Adult | $13 Senior $6 Youth & CSU, Chico Students | Purchase tickets at the University Box Office, 530-898-6333, online, or at the door.
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Fall Theatre Production
DANCING AT LUGHNASA

WED–SAT, NOV 8–11 | 7:30 PM
SUN, NOV 12 | 2 PM
WISMER THEATRE

“The most elegant and rueful memory play since...The Glass Menagerie.” — TIME Magazine
This extraordinary play, widely regarded as Friel’s masterpiece, is the study of five unmarried sisters, named for Friel’s mother and sisters, (“those five brave, Glenties women”) who live in a modest cottage in Ballybeg, Ireland. On the threshold of the autumn of 1936, the household revolves around the eight-year-old love-child, Michael, and the Mundy brother priest, Uncle Jack, recently returned from 25 years in a leper colony in Uganda. Ancient tribal customs and Christian beliefs clash as the autumnal fires celebrating the Harvest God, Lugh, bathe the high grass in golden light, and distant music on the radio floats across the fields. The sisters, with unfailing courage and sweet forgiveness, dance in a wild, final celebration of their way of life before it changes forever. This is Friel’s lyrical tribute to his family and the spirit and valor of the past.

$15 Adult | $13 Senior $6 Youth & CSU, Chico Students | Purchase tickets at the University Box Office, 530-898-6333, online, or at the door.
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Humanities Roundtable
The 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses

TUES, NOV 7 | 7:30 PM
ROWLAND-TAYLOR RECITAL HALL

Luther may or may not have started a revolution when he presented his famous Ninety-Five Theses. Five hundred years and one week later, faculty from across the college discuss the origins, impact, and legacy of the Protestant Reformations. Cosponsored by the Department of Comparative Religion and Humanities and the Department of History.

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ENSEMBLE CONCERT
JAZZ II AND CONCERT BAND
TWO-FER


TUES, NOV 14 | 7:30 PM
ADAMS THEATRE

The Concert Band and Jazz II have a special evening of music planned for you; everything from overtures to big band swing and maybe a guest soloist or two.

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COLLEGE OF HFA PIANO CONCERT
JOHN MILBAUER
WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?


THUR, NOV 16 | 7:30 PM
ZINGG RECITAL HALL

Steinway artist John Milbauer, head of piano studies at the University of Arizona and cochair of the Chautauqua Festival Piano Program in New York, performs a rousing concert that blends themes of protest, isolation, ethnicity, and the quest for social justice. The American Record Guide said, “Milbauer conveys unspeakable wonder through an intimate touch and astonishing versatility.” Cosponsored by the Department of Comparative Religion and Humanities and the Department of History.

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Festive Fundraiser
GLORIOUS SOUNDS OF THE SEASON

FRI–SAT, DEC 1–2 | 7:30 PM
SUN, DEC 3 | 2 PM
ADAMS THEATRE

Glorious Sounds of the Season is a Chico holiday tradition, a festive event featuring music and drama for the season. Faculty and students perform holiday favorites with special treats galore. Performers include the CSU, Chico Choral Ensembles, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz X-Press, chamber music and theatre ensembles, soloists and readers. Proceeds benefit student scholarships in the Department of Music and Theatre.

ALL TICKETS $20
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Chico State Guitar Ensemble
MYSTERIOUS JOURNEYS

FRI, DEC 8 | 5 PM
ROWLAND-TAYLOR RECITAL HALL

The Chico State Guitar Ensemble embarks on a musical journey with a new season, new members, and new vitality! This program aims to explore the “mysterious” nature of music, through a variety of musical settings. Top students in classical guitar will perform solos in small and large ensembles. Whether revamping classics or embracing newer original works, this group always gives enthusiastic performances.

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Spring 2018

     
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New Music Symposium
NEW MUSIC BY STUDENT COMPOSERS

THURS, MARCH 1 | 7:30 PM
ROWLAND-TAYLOR RECITAL HALL

CSU, Chico’s very own composition students and musicians are a talented bunch. Join us for an evening of original musical creations and premiere performances.

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New Music Symposium
PAUL HANSON: BASSOON AND ELECTRONICS

FRI, MARCH 2 | 7:30 PM
ZINGG RECITAL HALL

“Hanson has brought the double reed instrument into areas where it has seldom, if ever, gone before, combining a commanding improvisational sensibility with funk, classical and world music influences.” – Downbeat Magazine Equally adept at jazz and chamber music, Paul Hanson has played or recorded with such diverse musicians as Bela Fleck, Wayne Shorter, and Ray Charles as well as symphony orchestras and Cirque du Soleil. His musical explorations transcend limitations and create new possibilities–producing performances of the highest quality..

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Low Brass Ensemble
PROFESSOR TEAGUE-MILLER
MEETS THE LOW-BRASS CHOIR

SAT, MARCH 3 | 7:30 PM
ROWLAND-TAYLOR RECITAL HALL

Already acclaimed for his activities in the Chico arts community as a top-flight stage director, Professor Matthew Teague-Miller will display his considerable skills as a singer and actor with a selection from The Man of La Mancha, accompanied by the CSU, Chico Low Brass Choir. Also on display will be the ensemble’s versatility, performing all eras of Western art music from the Renaissance to contemporary and jazz pieces— and a dash of the troupe’s own delightful brand of humor!

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Spring Theatre Production
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

THUR–SAT, MARCH 8–10 | 7:30 PM
SAT–SUN, MARCH 10–11 | 2 PM
TUES–THUR, MARCH 13–15 | 7:30 PM
WISMER THEATRE

Helena loves Demetrius, who loves Hermia, who loves Lysander, who hates Demetrius, who can’t stand Helena, who used to be Hermia’s best friend. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is Shakespeare on the subject of love in a comic fantasy. It creates a dream world for the audience to enter into and experience the fun of the mayhem that ensues when magic, madness, and true love push their way into the world of rules, logic, and cold reason.

$15 Adult | $13 Senior $6 Youth & CSU, Chico Students | Purchase tickets
at the University Box Office, 530-898-6333, online, or at the door.
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2018 Chico Bach Festival
THE ITALIAN INFLUENCE:
SCARLATTI TO SCHUMANN

FRI, MARCH 9 | 7:30 PM
ZINGG RECITAL HALL

Internationally renowned pianist, recording artist and Chico State piano professor Natalya Shkoda takes center stage in the first recital of the 2018 Chico Bach Festival. Dr. Shkoda’s program includes the works of J.S. Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, and Robert Schumann. Dr. Shkoda’s performances were praised for “impressive pianistic range” (International Piano), “considerable power” (All Music Guide), and “extremely natural piano sound” (Music Web International).

$15 Adult | $13 Senior $6 Youth & CSU, Chico Students | Purchase tickets at the University Box Office, 530-898-6333, online, or at the door.
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2018 Chico Bach Festival
THE ITALIAN INFLUENCE:
VIVALDI AND BEYOND

SAT, MARCH 10 | 7:30 PM |
ZINGG RECITAL HALL

Piano professor emeritus Dr. Robert Bowman, flautist Yael Ronen, soprano Dara Scholz, cellist Burke Schuchmann, violinist Matt Raley, and others highlight the music of Antonio Vivaldi in this Saturday evening recital. J.S. Bach studied the music of Vivaldi and was strongly influenced by his compositional style.

$15 Adult | $13 Senior $6 Youth & CSU, Chico Students | Purchase tickets at the University Box Office, 530-898-6333, online, or at the door.
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2018 Chico Bach Festival
THE ITALIAN INFLUENCE:
FRESCOBALDI AND FRIENDS

SUN, MARCH 11 | 7:30 PM |
ADAMS THEATRE STAGE

Chico State alumnus Jeffrey Cooper will perform an organ program tracing the work and influence of Italy’s greatest organist, Girolamo Frescobaldi, as it spread across Europe through the seventeenth century—finally to become a key ingredient in the North German tradition that gave rise to J.S. Bach’s organ music. Other composers represented include Buxtehude, Schildt, Sweelinck, and de Grigny.

$15 Adult | $13 Senior $6 Youth & CSU, Chico Students | Purchase tickets at the University Box Office, 530-898-6333, online, or at the door.
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Musical Theatre
A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING

FRI, APRIL 6 | 7:30 PM
SAT, APRIL 7 | 2 PM
ROWLAND-TAYLOR RECITAL HALL

Join CSU, Chico’s Musical Theatre Ensemble, The Off-Broadways, as they present a fresh take on the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. A Grand Night for Singing not only showcases standards from Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, and the like, but also features innovative musical arrangements, including a sultry Andrews Sisters-esque “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair,” a-swingin’ “Honeybun” worthy of the Modernaires, and a jazzy “Kansas City,” leaving no question about how terrifically up-to- date the remarkable songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein remain.

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Jazz X-Press
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS

SAT, APRIL 14 | 7:30 PM
ADAMS THEATRE

After many requests from alumni, the Jazz X-Press will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of a highly successful tour and performance at the Telluride Jazz Festival. With so many of our alums now out there sharing and teaching music, we are excited to be inviting many to come back and share the stage in this special night. As always, look for special guest artists and a night of fantastic music.

$15 Adult | $13 Senior $6 Youth & CSU, Chico Students | Purchase tickets at the University Box Office, 530-898-6333, online, or at the door.
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Piano Competition
19TH KRUSCHKE PIANO COMPETITION

SAT, APRIL 21 | 12 PM
ROWLAND-TAYLOR RECITAL HALL

Don’t miss outstanding California pianists as they vie for the Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke $2,000 prize in the 19th Kruschke Piano Competition, dedicated to the memory of Robert Schumann (1810–1856). For more information, contact the competition’s director, Dr. Natalya Shkoda, Department of Music and Theatre, at 530-898-4043.

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Symphonic Winds
A MUSICAL BOUQUET

SAT, APRIL 21 | 7:30 PM
ADAMS THEATRE

Many styles and colors of music will be the emphasis of this band concert, featuring North State Symphony’s Maestro Scott Seaton on alto saxophone.

$15 Adult | $13 Senior $6 Youth & CSU, Chico Students | Purchase tickets
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Ensemble Concert
JAZZ II AND CONCERT BAND: JAZZ PLUS

TUES, APRIL 24 | 7:30 PM
ADAMS THEATRE

The Concert Band and Jazz II have a special evening of music planned for you. Included will be everything from overtures and marches to big band swing and fusion, alongside compositions from Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Count Basie and Sammy Nestico.

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Choral Ensembles
A GARLAND OF SONG

SAT, APRIL 28 | 7:30 PM
ADAMS THEATRE

The CSU, Chico University Chorus, Acappella Choir, and Chamber Singers gather a delightful bouquet of song through the repertoire of choral music. From Palestrina to Bach, Schutz to Stanford, Whitacre and Wilberg, these fragrant choral works are sure to please.

$15 Adult | $13 Senior $6 Youth & CSU, Chico Students | Purchase tickets
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2018 SPRING MUSICAL
AVENUE Q

WED–SAT, MAY 2–5 | 7:30 PM
SUN, MAY 6 | 2 PM
LAXSON AUDITORIUM

Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, Avenue Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that twists familiar children’s television programs like Sesame Street and The Muppet Show by making it for grown-ups. Featuring a puppet and human cast, this hilarious musical addresses humorous adult issues with an incredibly catchy score by Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon and Frozen) and Jeff Marx. This production is not recommended for children under the age of 16.

$20 Premium | $16 Adult | $14 Senior | $10 Youth & CSU, Chico Students | Purchase tickets at the University Box Office, 530-898-6333, online, or at the door.
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Chico State Guitar Ensemble
ESTAMPAS

FRI, MAY 11 | 7:30 PM
ZINGG RECITAL HALL

A guitar quartet takes center stage for this program, presenting the music of Federico Moreno Torroba. Estampas, the title of the featured work, means “prints.” Eight short movements comprise this collection of impressionistic musical scenes, evoking the sights, sounds, and flavors of Spain. To complement the Spanish theme, a full guitar ensemble will perform an arrangement of the well-known Asturias by Isaac Albéniz, characterized by its dark, brooding, and exotic melodies.

$15 Adult | $13 Senior $6 Youth & CSU, Chico Students | Purchase tickets at the University Box Office, 530-898-6333, online, or at the door.
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