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Spring 2014 | Fall 2013 (Archive)

Spring 2014

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Jan. 27-Feb. 22
Turner Print Museum
University Art Gallery in Trinity Hall

Pushing Boundaries — Expanding Horizons:
10th Janet Turner National Print Competition & Exhibition

This joint exhibition with the University Art Gallery surveys new, and innovative “must sees” in the print world. Our juror is Anne Collins Goodyear, co-director Bowdoin Museum of Art, former associate curator of prints and drawings, Smithsonian, and president of the College Art Association.

Juror's talk: Thurs., Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall; reception to follow at The Turner.

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Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Cascade Theatre, Redding
Free pre-concert talk at 6:30 pm.

Sunday, February 16 at 2 p.m.
Laxson Auditorium, Chico
Free pre-concert at 1 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

North State Symphony:
An Embrace of Romantic Masters

The story of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet deeply affects everyone who hears it. And some of the world’s greatest music —including pieces by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, and others — was inspired by their story of broken hearts and bloodshed. Chico State theatre students join the Symphony to bring this tale to life.

Advance tickets range from $36 for premium seating to $6 for students and children. Chico tickets available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Chico tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone/online purchases; add $2 for tickets purchased at the door; for special needs seating call 530.898.6333. For Redding tickets, call the Cascade Theatre Box Office, 530.243.8877.



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Thursday, February 27 at 6 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre Stage

Rent Party

Join us in this homage to the parties staged by Harlemites in the 1920s and 1930s to raise donations to pay their rent. Dress up as your favorite figure from the era, have dinner, do a little dancing, and help raise funds for a worthy cause. Suggested donation at the door: $5.

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Thursday February 27-Saturday March 1
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor

Honoring Alfred Loeffler:
New Music Symposium

Thursday, February 27
Student Composers
Don't miss this highlight of the season - an evening of original music from student composers and musicians. Free

Friday, February 28
The Living Earth (last-minute replacement for Sqwonk)
San Francisco-based new chamber music ensemble is comprised of comprised of guitarist Travis Andrews, percussionist Andrew Meyerson, and a bevy of electronic accoutrements. Free.

Saturday, March 1
The Golem / Pull-String Duo
Chico's own Pull-String Duo premieres a live musical score by David Dvorin to the 1920 masterpiece of silent cinema, The Golem. Free


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March 3-April 10
University Art Gallery

Luke Matjas:
Large-Scale Digital/Analog Prints

Matjas's massive prints combine graphite drawings with overlaid vector drawings to create a twisted world in which manmade objects and consumer excesses are fused with diorama-like views of the natural world. Come explore the artistic space between paleontology and “garbology.” Call the University Art Gallery, 898-5864, for further details.

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Tuesday, March 4-Saturday, March 8at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 9 at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 11-Thursday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Wismer Theatre

Theatre:
Creation Stories

The creation of Earth and humanity, told in abstract, serious, and comic physical theatre - with voiceover, sound, and music. Devised from creative dramatics and group research and directed by Sue Hargrave Pate, these short movement pieces are based on myths of different world cultures and traditions.

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333.

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March 10-April 12
Turner Print Museum

Angles and Planes:
Janet Turner & the Built Environment

Commemorating the centennial of Janet Turner's birth, this selection of seldom-seen paintings and prints rounds out the curatorial survey of her work as an artist. While her art is most commonly associated with the natural environment, Angles and Planes explores her response to the built environment and Modernist movements such as Cubism.


Curator's talk and reception: Thurs., April 3 at 5:30 p.m.

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Saturday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Old City Hall, Redding

Sunday, March 16 at 2 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, Chico

NSS Spring Chamber Music Concert:
Vivaldi's Four Seasons

A special little concert highlighting the strings! There's nothing as evocative as the music of violins, painting a sound picture of the seasons or creating song-like beauty. Featuring Terrie Baune on violin.

Advance tickets are $22 for adults and seniors and $12 for students and children. Chico tickets available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets, and online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone/online purchases; add $2 for tickets purchased at the door; for special needs seating call 530.898.6333. For Redding tickets, call the Cascade Theatre Box Office, 530.243.8877.



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Friday, March 21 at 6 p.m.
The Palms (Chico)

North State Symphony:
Gala Fundraiser

Enjoy a delicious dinner, live entertainment, and the company of Chico's finest folks: supporters of the North State Symphony and Guild. This year's annual gala dinner will have new surprises and fun. For more information, call 530.898.5984 or keep an eye on www.northstatesymphony.org for updates.

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Wednesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

History Lecture:
Tudor Memories: 500 Years of Commemoration at Hampton Court Palace

“Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.” Join Jason Nice, History, and explore the curious representations of the Tudors, especially Henry VIII, as they have evolved over the centuries at the famous palace of kings, queens, and courtesans. Free.

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Thursday, March 27 at 4 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Chico Bach Festival:
Baroque, Not Broke

CSU, Chico music student ensembles and soloists are joined by young musicians from the Chico community in this recital of music by Bach and other composers of the baroque. Free.

 

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Friday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre Stage

Chico Bach Festival:
Bach for All Time

Rodney Gehrke, professor of organ at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, brings the timeless music of Bach, his contemporaries, and his predecessors to life on the fabulous Centennial Organ. Don't miss this incredible recital!

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333.



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Saturday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Chico Bach Festival:
The Beautiful Baroque

Countertenor and rising vocal star Reginald Mobley sings arias penned by Handel, Bach, Purcell, and other baroque masters. Get your tickets early for this recital featuring the unique sound of this talented countertenor.

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333.



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Saturday, April 5 at Noon
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Piano:
16th Kruschke Piano Competition

Don't miss outstanding California pianists as they vie for the Earl and Marilyn Kruschke $2,000 Prize at the competition. For more information, contact Dr. Natalya Shkoda, 530.898.4043; http://www.csuchico.edu/mus/organizations/kruschke.shtml. Free.

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April 7-11
University Art Gallery

Michael Hurley:
MFA Culminating Exhibition

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Thursday, April 10-Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m.
Wismer Theatre

Theatre:
Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts

Top student directors take the hot seat, mentored by faculty member William Johnson, to present an evening of little plays that pack a big punch. Proceeds benefit student scholarships in the Department of Music and Theatre given in honor of beloved former theatre professor, the late Donna Breed.

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333.

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Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

Symphonic Winds:
Band-ology

A symphony for band, a Bach prelude and fugue, a march or two and the soothing, soaring, exciting, and lush clarinet playing of our featured guest clarinetist, Ryan Heimlich, are all in store for you at this concert by the Chico State Symphonic Winds.

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333.

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Thursday, April 17 from 5-6 p.m.
Colusa Hall

Juror's Talk

The juror for the 59th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, which takes place April 28-May 9 at the UAG (see below), will give a talk from 5-6 p.m. in Colusa Hall, 100B.

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Thursday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

Thank You Concert:
Fifty-Fifty

The Concert Band and Jazz II join forces to provide a wide array of concert music, including the music of Bach, Reed, and Barnes and big band music, fusion, and student compositions, all in one concert! Free.

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April 24-May 15
Turner Print Museum

19th Juried Student Print Exhibition & 12th Ink/Clay

Celebrating student achievement in art making, this exhibition honors our founder's use of the collection as inspiration and education. Awards will be announced at a ceremony in conjunction with the University Art Gallery and the Art Education area.

Awards Announcement: Thurs., May 1 at 5 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall; reception to follow at The Turner.



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Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

CSU, Chico Jazz X-Press:
The Facts of Jazz

The X-Press will be reaching into the music bag of the icons of jazz composers. Names like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Thad Jones, and Gil Evans, along with contributions from within the Jazz X-Press ranks, are all on deck!

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333.

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Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Piano:
88 Keys at Chico State

Enjoy a rare evening of classical piano music featuring Chico State piano students and Professor Natalya Shkoda playing solo and ensemble selections, including Viktor Kosenko's Op. 25. Organized and directed by Dr. Shkoda, the evening's proceeds will benefit the Keyboard Program.

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333.



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Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

Choral Concert:
A Choral Potpourri

Enjoy a musical tour of choral literature with the University Chorus, Acappella Choir, and Chamber Singers. From Renaissance classics to contemporary compositions, and everything in between, this is a potpourri of music to invigorate the soul.

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333.



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April 28-May 9
University Art Gallery

59th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

The annual student exhibition features works in a variety of media-ceramics, photography, digital media and more-submitted by Chico State art students and selected by a guest juror.
Awards Announcement: Thurs., May 1 at 5 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall; reception to follow at the University Art Gallery.

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Wednesday, April 30-Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m.
Laxson Auditorium

2014 Spring Musical:
Monty Python's Spamalot

A retelling of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, Spamalot, directed by Joel P. Rogers, features a bevy of beautiful showgirls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls?

Advance tickets, at $20 premium, $16 general, $14 senior citizens, and $10 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333.

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Friday, May 2 At 7:30 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Chico State Guitar Ensemble:
Camaieu

Featuring students of classical guitar performing in solos, duos, quartets, and in large ensemble, this concert explores repertoire from classic to contemporary. This 15-member group performs arrangements and original works that are interesting, fun, and musically expressive.

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333.

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Saturday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Laxson Auditorium, Chico
Free pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Sunday, May 11 at 2 p.m.
Cascade Theatre, Redding
Free pre-concert talk at 1 p.m.

North State Symphony: Harmonic Landscapes

Within the balance, order, and harmony of classical music, the composer finds freedom to express the beauty he feels, sees, and hears in the world. The Symphony offers exquisite examples with Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 and Dvorak's Cello Concerto, featuring guest cellist David Requiro.



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