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Art Exhibition
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OCT. 10-DEC. 10

Featuring Janet Turner prints with photos of the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve by advanced photography students. Janet Turner’s large-scale prints position her as an early ecologist and astute observer of her beloved winged creatures in their environmental place. Advanced photography students returned to the locations featured in Turner’s prints—the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve—to investigate the space as it exists today, developing a new relationship.

Free and Open to the Public
More Information
Turner Website / Facebook Page

Curator’s Talk | Thursday, October 13 | 5:30 pm
Zingg Recital Hall | Reception to follow at The Turner
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Fall Musical Theatre Production
Into the Woods
TUES-SAT, OCT. 11-15 | 7:30 PM
SUN, OCT. 16 | 2 PM

Musical theater legends Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine adopt everyone’s favorite storybook characters and blend them into one incredible evening of theater. Winner of Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score, Into the Woods connects the dots between “Once Upon a Time” and “Happily Ever After” and explores the question of what happens next. The 2014 fi lm version starring Meryl Streep was nominated for three Academy Awards and
grossed $213 million worldwide. Due to its mature and complex themes, incredible story, and powerful score, Into the Woods is one of the most enduring works by composer Stephen Sondheim. Presented by the Department of Music and Theatre.

$15 Adult | $13 Seniors | $6 Youth & CSU, Chico Students
Univ. Box Office (530-898-6333) or online.
More Information • MUTA Website
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Jazz X-Press
New Directions in Jazz
SAT, OCT. 22 | 7:30 PM

A great night of jazz music awaits you. The Jazz X-Press combines its exciting big-band sounds with some of Northern California’s fi nest young musicians and composers. New Directions in Jazz will present today’s jazz sounds with some fresh student compositions, along with the usual array of amazing guest artists. This event is presented by the Department of Music and Theatre.

$15 Adult | $13 Seniors | $6 Youth & CSU, Chico Students
Univ. Box Office (530-898-6333) or online.
More InformationMUTA Website

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Humanities Center Lecture
Andrea Wulf:
The Invention of Nature

THURS, OCT. 27 | 7:30 PM

Acclaimed author Andrea Wulf will discuss her book The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World, which tells the story of Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859), the great thinker and intrepid explorer who has been largely forgotten today. The most famous scientist of his age, Humboldt’s restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether exploring deep into the rainforest or climbing the world’s highest volcanoes. He saw nature as a web of life and amazingly predicted harmful human-induced climate change. Wulf’s book, named one of the 10 Best Books of 2015 by the New York Times, brings this lost hero to science and the forgotten father of environmentalism back to life.

Free and Open to the Public
More Information

Humanities Center Website
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Symphonic Winds
Music for the Moon
SAT, OCT. 29 | 7:30 PM

Since the earliest times, the moon has always held a fascination for humans. Using poetry and improvisation by the band, Libby Larsen has created a very special band piece. Roger Cichy will musically introduce us to the “Galilean Moons of Jupiter.” Christine Buckstead will sing Dvorak’s famous aria “Song to the Moon.” Of course, there will be a march or two, and Chico State’s own Brian Pratt will perform “Carnival of Venice” on the euphonium. If you like band music you will love this concert, presented by the Department of Music and Theatre.

$15 Adult | $13 Seniors | $6 Youth & CSU, Chico Students
Univ. Box Office (530-898-6333) or online.
MUTA Website

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The School of the Arts is made up of two departments in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA) — Music & Theatre, and Art. Ensembles include The North State Symphony, Jazz X-Press, Chico State Bands, Opera Workshop, and the CSU, Chico Choirs. Each year we present six or more theatre productions. Additionally, we sponsor four or more Department of History lectures. SOA galleries include The Turner and University Art Gallery. Get to know new HFA Dean Robert Knight and read more about us at the HFA and Best of Chico State websites.


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