Calendar of Events

Fall 2014 | Spring 2015

Fall 2014

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August 25-September 20
The Janet Turner Print Museum
(Gallery closed September 1, Labor Day)

Art Exhibit: Inhabitable — The Sense of City

This exhibition uses examples selected from the Turner Print Collection by Dr. Laura Nice and her Humanities seminar students to highlight the consequences of and the tension between the rural and urban experiences as central to modernity. In this year celebrating Janet Turner, this exhibition honors her dedication to using the collection to enhance learning in—and beyond—the classroom.

Curator’s talk: Thursday, Aug. 28, at 5:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall; reception follows in The Turner’s lobby.

Free.

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August 25-September 19
The University Art Gallery
(Gallery closed September 1, Labor Day)

Art Exhibit: Pablo Cristi — Paintings

Born in Los Angeles to Chilean parents escaping the Pinochet regime, Pablo Cristi finds motivation for his work in an active political awareness; he is steeped in a critical inquiry of power, representation, and history. His investigations of the colonial past, present, and future often take the form of paintings and sculptural objects that deconstruct and commingle urban visual vernaculars.

Artist’s talk: Thursday, Sept. 4, at 4 p.m. at the University Art Gallery in Trinity Hall; reception to follow.

Free.

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• Online Gallery for Pablo Cristi

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Friday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Stage

Organ Recital: Glorious Duet

Organists Marian Metson and Rex Rellanka perform a wide variety of music in this recital featuring the grand Centennial Organ. The program includes Charles Ives’s popular Variations on America and a Beethoven piece for a musical clock as well as selections by John Rutter, J. S. and C.P.E. Bach, Frescobaldi, Sweelinck, Buxtehude, and John Cook.

Free.

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Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

Peace Institute Lecture: U.S. Foreign Policy — Myth vs. Reality

What’s real and what’s illusion in U.S. foreign policy? Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern provides an insider’s account based on years of experience in the intelligence community. A former Army infantry/intelligence officer, McGovern served with the CIA from the Kennedy administration to that of President George H. W. Bush. His duties included chairing National Intelligence Estimates and preparing the “President’s Daily Brief,” which he used to brief President Ronald Reagan’s most senior national security advisors one-on-one from 1981 to 1985.

Free.

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Saturday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Laxson Auditorium, Chico
Free pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m., Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Sunday, September 21 at 2 p.m.
Cascade Theatre, Redding
Free pre-concert talk at 1 p.m.

North State Symphony: Embark

Ryan Kuster impressed us when he sang in the North State Symphony’s performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. He will sing a selection of favorite opera arias in this season-opening concert.

Additional details about this concert available at the North State Symphony website. Purchase tickets at the University Box Office 530-898-6333 or Cascade Theatre Box Office 530-243-8877.

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• NSS Season Story

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September 29-October 24
The University Art Gallery

Art Exhibit: Joshua Martinez — Photographs

Joshua Martinez is a San Francisco-based photographer who received his MFA from the California College of the Arts and his BFA from Humboldt State University. He has exhibited his work throughout Northern California. Martinez captures images that suggest adventures, experiences, and sensations but that also convey the impossibility of reproducing experience pictorially. By using processes that emphasize the photograph as object—large-format images, analog processes, and exposed paper edges—he seeks to connect with the experience of memory.

Free.

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September 30-October 25
The Janet Turner Print Museum

Art Exhibit: Legacy — Janet Turner: Artist, Mentor, Teacher

Continuing the centenary celebration of Turner’s birth in 1914, this exhibition presents her prints inspired by her Chico years. Also included is a selection of her students’ prints that she obtained to be part of her collection. The exhibition celebrates Turner’s historic contributions to the education and training of artists and to the promotion of printmaking as an art form as well as her pioneering role as a female printmaker.

Curator's talk: Thursday, October 16, at 5:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall; Reception follows in The Turner's lobby.

Free.

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• Sampling of Exhibition Artworks
• Janet Turner: A Legacy in Art

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Saturday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

Band: Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert

To honor the late Daniel Hiestand, a longtime Chico band professor, and to support the scholarship in his name, the Chico State Band and Alumni invite you to join them for a wonderful evening of favorite tunes. The Chico State Wind Ensemble opens the first half of the concert, and the Alumni Band rounds out the second half. Come be a part of this very special evening.

Free, with donations accepted.

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Tuesday, October 14-Saturday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19 at 2 p.m.
Wismer Theatre

Theatre: Living Dead in Denmark

Ever wondered what happened after the final curtain fell on Hamlet? Simple: Zombies took over Denmark and now humanity’s best hope lies with a Shakespearean version of The Avengers. As playwright Qui Nguyen tells it, this time around, Ophelia leads the fight for good, joined by Juliet, Lady Macbeth, and trusty Horatio. Facing them is a mysterious Zombie King and his team of villains, including Titania, Puck, Caliban, and more. Join us for an evening of high drama and hijinks directed by Professor Katie Whitlock of the Chico State Department of Music and Theatre, and leave your brains at home. Literally. Zombies love brains.

*Mature language, gore, and violence promised!

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. For special needs seating call 530-898-6333.

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Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

Jazz X-Press: Jazz Tricks and Treats

Once again, the Chico State Jazz X-Press will offer up some of Northern California’s best jazz at their annual fall concert. The Jazz X-Press, directed by Chico State Professor Rocky Winslow, performs jazz from composer greats such as Thad Jones, Count Basie, Maria Schneider, Thelonius Monk, and many others. The Jazz X-Press often includes new originals and arrangements by the students themselves. Check in for updates, as most every concert features some very special guest artists who spend a week doing workshops and other performances at Chico State. All of the rehearsals and other activities are always open to the public. Recent guests have included Bobby Shew, Paul Romaine, Eric Gunnison, Brad Leali, Mark Simon, and Greg Gisbert. Come celebrate Halloween with us as the X-Press offers up some jazz tricks and treats!

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 Officee or by phone, 530-898-6333. For special needs seating call 530-898-6333.

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Tuesday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Joanna Dunlap Cowden Memorial Lecture: Slavery on Free Soil — California's Unfree Past

Even as California’s 1849 Constitution banned slavery and involuntary servitude, thousands of Southern gold-seekers rushed to California with hundreds of slaves. The presence of slavery on free soil provoked a constitutional crisis over the westward expansion of slavery. In her talk, Stacey Smith (Oregon State University) explores the struggles between California masters and slaves, between Northerners and Southerners, and between free soil and proslavery advocates while explaining how these conflicts transformed the nation in the decade leading up to the Civil War. Professor Smith is the author of the highly regarded Freedom’s Frontier: California’s Struggle over Unfree Labor, Emancipation, and Reconstruction (UNC Press, 2013).

Free.

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Saturday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

Symphonic Winds: Evolutions

The voice of the band has changed over the one hundred years since Gustav Holst composed his First Suite in E-flat for Military Band. Hear the changes from early compositions such as the First Suite (1909), Percy Grainger’s Colonial Song (1918), and Bernard Rogers’s Three Japanese Dances (1933) to more recent works including Folk Songs for Band by David Stanhope (1990) and Ra by David Dzubay (2002). Join us for this remarkable journey through musical time with a host of marches.

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. For special needs seating call 530-898-6333.

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Wednesday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

A History Roundtable: The Great War and The World It Created

One hundred years ago, at the very height of its power and prestige, Europe abruptly descended into the bloodiest conflict the world had ever seen. The “great war” changed the world forever. Without it, it is hard to imagine either the communists seizing control in Russia or the Nazis coming to power in Germany. And of course “the war to end all wars” was directly responsible for the outbreak of the even more lethal Second World War 25 years later. Join the Department of History at Chico State for a roundtable discussion on the causes and consequences of the First World War.

Free.

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November 6-December 13
The Janet Turner Print Museum
(Gallery closed November 11, Veterans' Day, and November 24-30, Thanksgiving break)

Art Exhibit: Together/Divided — A Couple Curates | Guest Curators David and Shari Maxson Hopper

Well-known local artists, collectors and art supporters, David Hopper and Shari Maxson Hopper will reconnoiter the Turner Collection for the first time. Independent of each other, they will select what appeals to them aesthetically, and their selections will be combined for one exhibition. As well-traveled art viewers with a long history in the arts, they are sure to provide a surprising and unique vision of the Turner Collection.

Curator’s talk: Thursday, Nov. 6, at 5:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall; reception follows in The Turner’s lobby.

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Saturday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

Choral Concert: Choral Classics

Experience Palestrina, Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann, Schubert, Haydn, Handel, Vaughn Milliams, and a multitude of other masters of the art of choral composition in this concert presented by the University Chorus, Chamber Singers, and Acappella Choir. If you love to listen to choral ensembles and great music, this concert exploring the panorama of the choral repertoire—from the somber and reflective to the uplifting and joyous—cannot be missed!

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. For special needs seating call 530-898-6333.

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November 10-December 18
The University Art Gallery
Gallery closed November 11, Veteran's Day

Art Exhibit: Centenary — John C. Ayres

This exhibition, guest curated by Chico art collector Reed Applegate, focuses on the work of John C. Ayres (1914–2005), who joined the Chico State Art and Art History Department in 1946. Renowned for his figurative paintings and drawings, Ayres exhibited at the de Young Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Crocker Gallery in Sacramento, as well as other distinguished galleries. He was from the Modesto area and was educated at UC Berkeley, where he received a master’s degree in art in 1936. A specialist in studio painting and medieval art, Ayres served as chair of the Department of Art and Art History for 21 years (1946–1967).

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Wednesday, November 12-Saturday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 16 at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, November 18 and Wednesday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Wismer Theatre

Theatre: As It Is In Heaven

In 1838, the calm and ordered world of the Shaker village of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, is upended by the arrival of Fanny, a young woman who sees angels in the meadow. Soon other young women are receiving spiritual “gifts” of songs, drawings, ideas, and giggles. The prosperity and very identity of the community is jeopardized as more and more young believers challenge the elders over who has the authority to decide how God’s will is done on earth “as it is in heaven.”

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. For special needs seating call 530-898-6333.

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

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

North State Symphony: Imagine

From California to Berlin, Soheil Nasseri has won praise for his piano skills. The Berliner Zeitung called him “Fantastic! A real talent.”

Additional details about this concert available at the North State Symphony website. Purchase tickets at the University Box Office 530-898-6333 or Cascade Theatre Box Office 530-243-8877.

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Wednesday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

Concert Band/Jazz II: A Serenade or Two

The Concert Band and Jazz II have a special evening of music planned for you. The evening includes everything from overtures and marches to big band swing and fusion. It’s a potpourri of musical delights that will have you tapping your feet and humming along.

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Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 7 at 2 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

Scholarship Fundraiser: Glorious Sounds of the Season

Join us for this 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 and theatre ensembles, soloists, and readers. Proceeds benefit student scholarships in the Chico State Department of Music and Theatre. Get your tickets early.

Advance tickets, at $20 for all seats, available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets; tickets also available online or by calling 530-898-6333.

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January 26-February 21
The Janet Turner Print Museum

Art Exhibit: New Work/New Artist II — National Print Competition Solo Exhibition Award Winner Kathy Aoki

Anne Collins Goodyear, the juror for the 10th Turner National Print Competition, Pushing Boundaries|Expanding Horizons, selected San Francisco Bay Area artist Kathy Aoki as an artist deserving a solo exhibition. For this exhibition the artist has the chance to create a new body of work for a specific setting. With this open invitation to create, the artist has an unprecedented prospect of exploration, engagement and conceptual expansion.

Artist’s presentation: Thursday, Jan. 29, at 5:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall; reception with artist to follow in The Turner’s lobby.

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January 27-February 27
The University Art Gallery

Art Exhibit: To Be Announced

Free.

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Thursday, February 12 at 6 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre Stage

Harlem Renaissance: 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, eat some food, do a little dancing, and help raise funds for a worthy cause. Sponsors include the Chico State Black Faculty and Staff Association, the Office Of Diversity and Inclusion, the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center, and the School of the Arts.

Free; $5 suggested donation at the door.

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Wednesday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

History Lecture: The Open Veins of Latin America — An Environmental History of Mining and Oil Extraction in the 19th and 20th Centuries

In this synthesis of the environmental history of oil and mining in Latin America, Myrna Santiago (St. Mary’s College of California) highlights the meaning of extractive industries for local ecologies, workers, and the communities living in their shadow. Although prices for oil and metals (copper, silver, gold) are unstable, there is a remarkable continuity in the ecological consequences of extraction throughout modern history. Technological innovation has made mining more effective but also more destructive. At the same time, communities have developed creative ways to resist and fight back, now on a global scale.

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Saturday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Laxson Auditorium, Chico
Free pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m., Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Sunday, February 22 at 2 p.m.
Cascade Theatre, Redding
Free pre-concert talk at 1 p.m.

North State Symphony: Discover

Called “one of the most interesting, imaginative, and downright thrilling young violinists in America today” (Jeffrey Kahane, LA Chamber Orchestra), Lindsay Deutsch brings a deep commitment to her performances.

Additional details about this concert available at the North State Symphony website. Purchase tickets at the University Box Office 530-898-6333 or Cascade Theatre Box Office 530-243-8877.

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Thursday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

New Music Symposium: Student Composers

Our own Chico State composition students and musicians are a talented bunch. Join us for an evening of original musical creations.

Free.

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Friday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

New Music Symposium: Earplay

Contemporary chamber music performed by Bay Area new music luminaires Earplay. Comprising virtuosic instrumentalists (including the North State Symphony’s own concertmaster, Terrie Baune), Earplay has performed over 400 works by more than 275 composers in its 28-year history, including over 100 world premieres and more than 60 new works commissioned by the ensemble. Known for their lyrical and ferocious style, Earplay performs pieces from some of today’s leading musical thinkers.

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Tuesday, March 3-Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

Theatre: Antigone

In this classic drama by Sophocles, Kreon, king of Thebes, arrests his niece, Antigone, daughter of the cursed Oedipus, for treason. He has staked his political legitimacy on national security; she has openly defied him as a matter of individual conscience. With her life on the line, they fight it out publicly in a battle of wills and moral certitude. This play raises questions that are as relevant today as they were 2,500 years ago in ancient Athens. Adapted and directed by William Johnson, professor of music and theatre at Chico State.

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. For special needs seating call 530-898-6333.

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March 9-April 10
The University Art Gallery
(Gallery closed March 31, Cesar Chavez Day)

Art Exhibit: Four Master of Fine Arts Culminating Exhibitions

Dylan Tellesen (March 9-13); Adria Davis (March 23–27); Linda Neely (March 30–April 3); Chaz Martinsen (April 6–10).

Free.

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March 9-April 11
The Janet Turner Print Museum
(Gallery closed March 16-21, Spring break, and March 31, Cesar Chavez Day)

Art Exhibit: Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My! Animals — Fun, Fantastic, Fierce

Animals as subjects crop up repeatedly in the Turner Collection. Janet Turner herself was known for her prints of birds of our region, but she was not averse to sketching a house cat or even monkeys at the zoo! This exhibition includes works with a variety of interpretations, from the culturally significant to the truly kitschy.

Curator’s talk: Thursday, March 12, at 5:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall; reception follows in The Turner’s lobby.

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Thursday, March 26 at 4 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Chico Bach Festival: A Student Filigree

Chico State’s music students as well as young musicians from the Chico community present a delightful afternoon recital focused on music of the baroque and classical eras.

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Friday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre Stage

Chico Bach Festival: Bach to Bach

Organist Julia Brown from Eugene, Oregon, returns to the Chico Bach Festival for this recital on the Centennial Organ. A specialist in historical performance practice, Ms. Brown will play the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his baroque contemporaries. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the fabulous Centennial Organ played by a true connoisseur and master performer of baroque music!

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. For special needs seating call 530-898-6333.

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Thursday, April 2-Saturday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday April 5 at 2 p.m.
Wismer Theatre

Theatre: Spring Theatre Workshop

Whether it’s an intimate production of a hot new script, a fresh take on an old one, or a staged reading of an original work, the focus is on the play. Proceeds benefit the Donna Stone Breed Memorial Scholarship in the Department of Music and Theatre.

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. For special needs seating call 530-898-6333.

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Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

Concert Band/Jazz II: Bach to Basie

The Concert Band and Jazz II join forces to provide a wide array of concert music. If you like Bach or Barnes, big band music, or fusion (and who doesn’t like at least one of those?), you’ll want to be a part of the audience. The concert also features original student compositions, so it’s not to be missed!

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Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

Choral Concert: Worthy to Be Praised

The University Chorus, Chamber Singers, and A Cappella Choir present this concert highlighting the best of the American gospel and spiritual repertoire. Arrangements by contemporary composers Rollo Dilworth, Keith Hampton, Byron Smith, Stacey Gibbs, and the great Moses Hogan as well as Hall Johnson, William Dawson, and Harry Burleigh are featured.

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. For special needs seating call 530-898-6333.

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Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

Jazz X-Press: Sounds of the Night

Jazz musicians and their music tend to come out most often at night. For its spring concert, the Chico State Jazz X-Press offers up some of Northern California’s best nighttime jazz. The Jazz X-Press, directed by trumpeter and Chico State Professor Rocky Winslow, boasts a wide jazz repertoire and often includes new originals and arrangements from the students themselves. Check in for updates, as most concerts feature very special guest artists who spend a week doing workshops and other performances at Chico State that culminate with concert night. All of our rehearsals and other activities are always open to the public. Our most recent guests include Bobby Shew, Paul Romaine, Eric Gunnison, Brad Leali, Mark Simon, and Greg Gisbert. Come out and experience the Sounds of the Night!

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. For special needs seating call 530-898-6333.

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April 23-May 13
The Janet Turner Print Museum

Art Exhibit: 20th Juried Student Print Exhibition and 13th Ink/Clay

Highly anticipated, this juried exhibition displays the outstanding creative work by current CSU Chico printmaking students under the direction of art professor Eileen Macdonald. The juror, a professional in printmaking from outside the Chico State Art and Art History Department, not only chooses the work to be exhibited but also the award-winning prints that will become part of the Turner’s student collection. Of course, we will once again invite and celebrate the link printmaking has with ceramics in the Ink/clay part of the exhibition.

Awards presentation for this exhibition held in conjunction with the University Art Gallery’s Juried Student Exhibition and the Art Education Student Exhibition, Thursday, April 30, at 5 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall. Receptions follow at The Turner, the University Art Gallery, and the Bell Memorial Union Third Floor Gallery.

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

Symphonic Winds: Acclamations

Join the Chico State Band as it performs favorite marches plus "Lauds" by Ron Nelson, Martin Mailman’s "Litanies", and Maslanka’s "Give Us This Day." This concert also features several guest chamber ensembles.

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. For special needs seating call 530-898-6333.

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April 27-May 13
The University Art Gallery

Art Exhibit: 60th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

The annual juried student exhibition features works in a wide variety of media submitted by Chico State art students and selected by a guest juror. This annual exhibition consistently represents an impressive range of approaches, concepts and media, including ceramics, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, installation, and digital media.

Awards presentation for this exhibition held in conjunction with The Janet Turner Print Museum Juried Student Exhibition and the Art Education Student Exhibition, Thursday, April 30 at 5 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall. Receptions follow at The Turner, the University Art Gallery, and the Bell Memorial Union Third Floor Gallery.

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Wednesday, April 29-Saturday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m.
Laxson Auditorium

2015 Spring Musical: The Will Rogers Follies — A Life in Revue

Celebrate the life of famed humorist and performer Will Rogers (1879–1935) in this song and dance spectacular. Set within the famous Ziegfeld Follies, which Rogers often headlined with his homespun stories, every scene and song in this musical comedy is a lavish production number highlighting the reminiscences of one of America’s most beloved folk heroes. With stunning showgirls, tapping wranglers, and rope tricks galore, this winner of six Tony Awards (including Best Musical) is a feel-good hit! Based on the book by Peter Stone, the show features some of Cy Coleman’s best music and lyrics by the legendary writing team of Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

Advance tickets, at $20 premium, $16 adult, $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. For special needs seating call 530-898-6333.

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Friday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Chico State Guitar Ensemble: Madrigal Spells

Fall under the spell of enchanting music with the Chico State Guitar Ensemble as they present their annual spring concert, Madrigal Spells. This year’s program features select madrigals—spirited and charming pieces originally composed as vocal works—from Renaissance composers Thomas Morley and Orlando Gibbons. The guitar ensemble format lends itself well to the effective adaptation of this elegant contrapuntal vocal music. As usual, the program will be rounded out with an array of solos, duos, and quartets performed by ensemble members in a variety of musical styles ranging from classic to contemporary.

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. For special needs seating call 530-898-6333.

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Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Cascade Theatre, Redding
Free pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m.
Laxson Auditorium, Chico
Free pre-concert talk at 1 p.m., Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

North State Symphony: Arrive

From Ukraine to Chico, Natalya Shkoda brings passionate lyricism and dedication to her dual roles as performer and teacher.

Additional details about this concert available at the North State Symphony website. Purchase tickets at the University Box Office 530-898-6333 or Cascade Theatre Box Office 530-243-8877.

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