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SOA Spring 2017 Master Calendar

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Faculty Recital
Ladies in Black
SUN, JAN. 22 | 2 PM
ZINGG RECITAL HALL

Join these four women to hear works for trumpet, soprano, and harpsichord by Scarlatti and Melani, French melodies for soprano with harp, and a contemporary duet for harp and trumpet. This unique combination of musicians and instruments will prove to be an afternoon of music-making you won’t want to miss. Presented by the Department of Music and Theatre                          

Free and Open to the Public
MUTA Website
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Art Exhibition
11th Turner National Competition & Exhibition
JAN. 30-MAR. 4
JANET TURNER PRINT MUSEUM

In collaboration with the Janet Turner Print Museum, this biennial event showcases national print artistry through an exploration of the theme of “currency.” This is a local opportunity to see a cross section of contemporary
printmaking curated by a juror with significant experience in the print world. Featuring guest juror Erin Sullivan Maynes, Curator, Hoehn Family Galleries,
University of San Diego.

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

Juror’s Talk | Thursday, February 2 | 5:30 pm
Zingg Recital Hall | Receptions follow at The Turner and Jacki Headley University Art Gallery

Feb., 2017

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Organist David Rothe
A European Musical Odyssey
FRI, FEB. 3 | 7:30 pm
HARLEN ADAMS THEATRE

Organ Professor Emeritus Dr. David Rothe takes the listener on a musical journey through Spain, France, Austria, and Italy in this recital played on the Centennial Organ. Music ranging from the 14th century to the 20th will be played, including works by J. S. Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, Padre Antoinio Soler, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Jehan Alain, and Louis Vierne, as well as selections from Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts.

$15 Adult | $13 Seniors | $6 Youth & CSU, Chico Students
Univ. Box Office (530-898-6333) or online.
MUTA Website
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Friends of History Lecture
Stephen E. Lewis: Rethinking Mexican Indigenismo
THUR, FEB. 9 | 7:30 PM
ZINGG RECITAL HALL

In Chiapas, Mexico’s leading social scientists plotted an innovative program of education, development, and integration that put Mexico at the vanguard of hemispheric indigenismo. Why did this program stagnate and retreat in the 1960s? Why was it revived in the 1970s, after its shortcomings had become manifest? Lastly, what does the rise and fall of indigenismo tell us about indigenous people and the nation in contemporary Mexico?

Free and Open to the Public
Department of History Website
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Faculty Recital
Celebrating Our Past
and Present

FRI, FEB. 10 | 7:30 PM

HARLEN ADAMS THEATRE

Department of Music and Theatre faculty take part in the “Year of Creativity” presented by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Both our present and our emeritus faculty will perform, as we honor some of our colleagues from years gone by. Let’s rekindle old memories and make some wonderful new ones. This showcase is not to be missed.

Free and Open to the Public
MUTA Website
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Faculty Recital
An Australian Voice?
SUN, FEB. 19 | 2 PM
ZINGG RECITAL HALL

Founded by the British Empire in 1788 as a place to send its criminals, Australia is a young and culturally diverse nation that has struggled to define its unique national identity. Examining the issue from a musical perspective, Dr. Bradley Martin, chair of the Department of Music and Theatre, asks the question, “What makes Australian music Australian?” Visual images, conversation, and live performance at the piano combine to demonstrate elements of a uniquely Australian musical voice. For a true “dinky di” experience, don’t forget your “swag” and “billy!”

Free and Open to the Public
MUTA Website
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Low Brass Choir
The Trombone Is...
FRI, FEB. 24 | 7:30 PM
ROWLAND-TAYLOR RECITAL HALL

Delight in the majesty, become enveloped by the lush beauty, and be thrilled as the Low Brass Choir brings the thunder when they join with French horns, euphoniums, and tubas in a choir of brass instruments. This event is presented by the Department of Music and Theatre.

More Information
Free and Open to the Public
MUTA Website

North State Symphony
Leaping Into Spring
CHICO | SAT, FEB. 25 | 7:30 PM
LAXSON AUDITORIUM
REDDING | SUN, FEB. 26 | 2 PM
CASCADE THEATRE

Additional details about this concert available at the North State Symphony website.
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Theater Production
Really Really
TUES-FRI, FEB. 28-MAR. 3 | 7:30 pm
SAT, MAR. 4 | 2 PM & 7:30 PM
SUN, MAR. 5 | 2 PM

WISMER THEATRE

Really Really is a contemporary drama that pushes the edges and embraces the harsh reality of today’s youth. At an elite university, when the party of the year results in the regret of a lifetime, one person will stop at nothing to salvage a future that is suddenly slipping away. In this quick-witted and gripping comic tragedy about “Generation Me,” it’s every man for himself. Written by Paul Downs Colaizzo and 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

March, 2017

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Art Exhibition
Masters of Fine Arts Culminating Exhibition
MAR. 1- APR. 14
JACKI HEADLEY UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

Free and Open to the Public
Jacki Headley University Art Gallery Website
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New Music Symposium
Giacomo Fiore, Guitar
WED, MAR. 8 | 7:30 PM
ZINGG RECITAL HALL

Italian guitarist Giacomo Fiore has presented eclectic programs to audiences across the United States, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, and Italy. An ardent advocate of new music, Fiore has given world and U.S. premieres of nearly two dozen works for classical, just intonation, and electric guitar. In addition to his teaching activities (San Francisco Conservatory, UC
Santa Cruz, and University of San Francisco), Fiore directs the Tangents Guitar Series, a presenting organization dedicated to new and recent guitar repertoire.

Free and Open to the Public
More Information
MUTA Website
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New Music Symposium
New Music by Student Composers
THUR, MAR. 9 | 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.
Presented by the Department of Music and Theatre.

Free and Open to the Public
MUTA Website
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Faculty Recital
Naughty Tales for
the Grown-Up Child

SUN, MAR. 26 | 2 PM
ZINGG RECITAL HALL

We traditionally think of tales as bedtime fodder for children: Grimm’s Fairy Tales, The Tales of Beatrice Potter, or Tales of the South. But childhood fables can also have a dark undertone: ravenous wolves, evil witches, or blood-thirsty giants. MUTA faculty and students explore the many moods of storytelling in a recital featuring the delightful wit of Roald Dahl, plus some famous musical tales from Hoffmann and the Vienna Woods.

Free and Open to the Public
MUTA Website
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Art Exhibition
Know Their Name: Women Printmakers and Shojo Manga Artists
MAR. 30-APR. 15
JANET TURNER PRINT MUSEUM

In recognition of Women’s History Month, this exhibition celebrates women printmakers in the Turner Print Collection along with a selection of contemporary Shojo Manga women artists.

Free and Open to the Public
Turner Website / Facebook Page

Curator’s Talk | Thursday, March 23 | 5:30 pm
Zingg Recital Hall | Reception to follow at The Turner
More Information

April, 2017

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Chico Bach Festival
The Culmination of an Era
SAT, APR. 1 | 2 PM
ROWLAND-TAYLOR RECITAL HALL

The students of the Music Teachers Association of California present a recital emphasizing Bach’s mastery of sacred and secular styles from the late Renaissance to the beginnings of the German sentimentalist music movement, empfindsamer Stil.

Free and Open to the Public


More Information / MUTA Website
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Chico Bach Festival
Brahms Requiem
SAT, APR. 1 | 7:30 PM
HARLEN ADAMS THEATRE

The CSU, Chico Acappella Choir nd the North Valley Chamber Chorale under the direction of Dr. David Scholz join together with professional soloists and members of the North State Symphony to present the Brahms Requiem (Ein Deutsches Requiem). This masterwork of choral-orchestral music is one of the seminal works in the genre, and the opportunity to hear it in person is not to be missed.

$28 Premium | $25 Adult | $22 Seniors | $15 Youth & CSU, Chico Students
Univ. Box Office (530-898-6333) or online.

More Information / MUTA Website
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Chico Bach Festival
Brahms Versus Bach
SUN, APR. 2 | 2 PM
HARLEN ADAMS THEATRE

Brahms loved the music of Bach! This program will compare and contrast the two composers with preludes and fugues and chorale preludes. Although Brahms' musical language shows a difference of 150 years, the strong influence of Bach's compositional brilliance is clearly evident in Brahms. Jonathan Dimmock makes a return to Chico for this performance on the magnificent Centennial Organ.

$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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Humanities Center Lecture
Patrick McCray: Innovation's Shadow
WED, APR. 5 | 7:30 PM
ZINGG RECITAL HALL

W. Patrick McCray, professor of History at the University of California,
Santa Barbara, will discuss how revolutions—technological, political,
or otherwise—are messy. Throughout history industrial revolutions are
viewed through the lens of innovation, but if we leave innovation’s shadow,
we discover new insights into the nature of invention and innovation. McCray is the author of the awardwinning book The Visioneers: How an
Elite Group of Scientists Pursued Space Colonies, Nanotechnologies, and a Limitless Future.

Free and Open to the Public
Humanities Center Website
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Theater Production
The World Goes 'Round
FRI, APR. 7 | 7:30 PM
ROWLAND-TAYLOR RECITAL HALL

Join CSU, Chico’s musical theater tour troupe for an evening filled with humor, romance, drama, and nonstop melody. And the World Goes ’Round, a musical revue by the writing team Kander and Ebb, is a thrilling celebration of life and the fighting spirit that keeps us all going. The ensemble cast find themselves careening through the world of love, babies, and coffee. From Cabaret to Chicago, the non-stop hit-parade features unforgettable gems including “Mr. Cellophane,” “Maybe this Time,” “Cabaret,” and “New York, New York,” seamlessly interwoven into a passionate, harmonious, up-tempo evening of musical theater. Music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. Presented by the Department of Music and Theatre.


Free and Open to the Public
More Information / MUTA Website
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Jazz X-Press
Chico Jazz Celebration
SAT, APR. 15 | 7:30 PM
HARLEN ADAMS THEATRE

In this performance, the Harlen Adams stage will be overflowing with jazz. The Jazz X-press will continue toward its goal to spread and celebrate jazz across Chico. The Jazz X-Press and its guest artist family will be
reaching out with clinics and workshops for young jazz musicians at area high schools and more. Look for some of these young, talented musicians and bands to share the stage with the Jazz X-Press as the group celebrates the musical art form called jazz. 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 Information
MUTA Website
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Faculty Recital
The Quickening
SUN, APR. 16 | 2 PM
ZINGG RECITAL HALL

A chamber recital with Dr. Dwayne Corbin (percussion), Susie Lundberg (oboe), Daun Weiss (soprano), and others. Sound, song, and poetry will be interwoven with improvisation to create a tapestry of spring awakening. Presented by the Department of Music and Theatre.

Free and Open to the Public
MUTA Website
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Student Competition
18th Kruschke Piano Competition
SAT, APR. 22 | 12 PM
ROWLAND-TAYLOR RECITAL HALL

Don’t miss these young, outstanding California pianists as they vie for the Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke $2,000 Prize in the 18th Kruschke Piano Competition, dedicated to the memory of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. For more information, contact the competition’s director, Dr. Natalya Shkoda, at 530 898-4043.

Free and Open to the Public
More Information
MUTA Website
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Symphonic Winds
Apotheosis of This Earth
SAT, APR. 22 | 7:30 PM
HARLEN ADAMS THEATRE

Karel Husa’s music written for band in 1970 still speaks to the immense problems of today: ever-present killings, war, hunger, extermination of fauna, and critical contamination of the whole environment. The concert will also feature the mystical and spiritually uplifting music of Maslanka. It has been said that “the trombone is the true chief of that race called ‘wind instruments,’” and so it is only befitting that this concert features Chico State’s own Nathan Love on trombone. 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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Art Exhibition
Annual Student Ink/Clay Exhibition
APR. 24-MAY 13
JANET TURNER PRINT MUSEUM

The annual Juried Student Printmaking Exhibition is a highly anticipated showcase of outstanding student work in printmaking, for the 15th year complemented by corresponding works of excellence in ceramics.

Free and Open to the Public
Turner Website / Facebook Page

Curator’s Talk | Thursday, May 4 | 5 pm | Rowland Taylor Recital Hall | Reception to follow at The Turner
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Art Exhibition
62nd Annual Juried Student Exhibiton
APR. 24-MAY 13
JACKI HEADLEY UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

The Annual Juried Student Exhibition features works submitted by Chico State art students and selected by a guest juror. A highly anticipated event, the exhibition presents an impressive range of approaches, concepts, and media, including ceramics, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and digital media.

Free and Open to the Public
Jacki Headley University Art Gallery Website

North State Symphony
Mahler's World: Tales of Death, Love, And Everything In-Between
REDDING | SAT, MAY 13 | 7:30 PM
CASCADE THEATRE
CHICO | SUN, MAY 14 | 2PM
LAXSON AUDITORIUM

Additional details about this concert available at the North State Symphony website.
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Jazz II and Concert Band
In Time
TUES, APR. 25 | 7:30 PM
Harlen Adams Theatre

The Chico State Concert Band and Jazz II musicians have a special evening of music planned for you: everything from overtures to big-band swing, as well as featured conductors. This event is presented by the Department of Music and Theatre.

Free and Open to the Public
MUTA Website
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Spring Choral Concert
Around the World in Song
SAT, APR. 29 | 7:30 PM
HARLEN ADAMS THEATRE

Folk songs from around the world are featured in this spring choral concert presented by the Acappella Choir, University Chorus, and Chamber Singers. Music from Scandinavia, Germany, England, Russia, Japan, Korea, Africa, South America, and the United States will take the listener on a memorable trip around the world in song. 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 Information
MUTA Website
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2017 Spring Musical
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
WED-SAT, MAY 3-6 | 7:30 PM
SUN, MAY 7 | 2 PM
LAXSON AUDITORIUM

Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder, presented by the Department of Music and Theatre. A tune-filled comic gem that took Broadway by storm, winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying boasts an exhilarating score by Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls and The Most Happy Fella) including “I Believe in You” and “Brotherhood of Man.” A slick satire of big business and all it holds sacred, this musical follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing coworkers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love. Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Abe Burrows, Willie Gilbert and Jack Weinstock. Based on Shepherd Mead’s book, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

$20 Premium | $16 Adult | $14 Seniors | $10 Youth & CSU, Chico Students
Univ. Box Office (530-898-6333) or online.
More Information
MUTA Website
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2017 Guitar Ensemble Concert
Romanza!
FRI, MAY 12 | 7:30 PM
ZINGG RECITAL HALL

Join the Chico State Guitar Ensemble for their annul spring concert. The classical guitar is perhaps, the quintessntial musical instrument to embody romantic ideals. This program will highlight the distinct guitar muisc of the romntic era, and will feature works by composers such as Augustîn Barrios, Napolean Coste, Johann Kasper Mertz, and Francisco Tårrega.

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

North State Symphony
Mahler's World: Tales of Death, Love, And Everything In-Between
REDDING | SAT, MAY 13 | 7:30 PM
CASCADE THEATRE
CHICO | SUN, MAY 14 | 2PM
LAXSON AUDITORIUM

Additional details about this concert available at the North State Symphony website.

SOA FALL 2016 EVENTS (Archive)

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Art Exhibition
Visual Metrics — Prints and Poetry
AUG. 29-OCT. 1
JANET TURNER PRINT MUSEUM

In collaboration with the Department of English, selected prints from the Turner Collection have served as inspiration for creative writing students, providing a relationship between poem and print that deepens our
engagement with each.

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

Curator’s Talk | Thursday, September 15 | 5:30 pm
Zingg Recital Hall | Reception to follow at The Turner

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Student Recital
Celebrating Our Future
FRI, SEP. 9 | 7:30 PM
ROWLAND-TAYLOR RECITAL HALL

Department of Music and Theatre (MUTA) students showcase their talents in this exciting “Year of Creativity” event presented by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. These dazzling student performances will run the gamut from classical to jazz, and drama to musical theater. Come and salute the future.

Free and Open to the Public
MUTA Website
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Humanities Center Recital
Four Essays in Musical
Invention

SUN, SEP. 11 | 2 PM
ZINGG RECITAL HALL

Pianist John Milbauer returns to Chico for a recital designated as part of the Humanities Center’s yearlong theme, “Invention.” He will be joined by clarinetist Russell Burnham, violinist Scott Cole, and cellist Michal Palzawicz in a diverse program of 19th- and 20th century compositions demonstrating various aspects of classic- romantic notions relating to creativity (invention).

Free and Open to the Public
Humanities Center Website
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Opera Gala
Celebrating Gwen Curatilo
SAT, SEP. 17 | 7:30 PM
HARLEN ADAMS THEATRE

Former Chico State Opera Workshop Director Gwen Curatilo invites you to an opera gala featuring exciting singers from the past, present, and future. This
event is a benefit whose proceeds will go toward a Department of Music and Theatre Production of The Little Sweep (by Benjamin Britten) to be performed in January 2017 for the Chico Unified School District.

$20 Adult | $18 Seniors | $10 Youth & CSU, Chico Students
Univ. Box Office (530-898-6333) or online.
• More Information
• Event's Facebook Page
• MUTA Website

North State Symphony
Rumba to Ravel
SAT, SEP. 24 | 7:30 PM
LAXSON AUDITORIUM, CSU, CHICO
SUN, SEP. 25 | 2 PM

CASCADE THEATRE, REDDING

Additional details about this concert available at the North State Symphony website.

Oct., 2016

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Band Concert
Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert
SAT, OCT. 1 | 7:30 PM
LAXSON AUDITORIUM

Featuring the 2016 Marine Band’s March Mania Contest winner, the “Stars and Stripes Forever,” 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, while the Alumni Band will round out the second half.

Free and Open to the Public
MUTA Website
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Humanities Center Lecture
Patricia Ingram: Curious Novelties
THUR, OCT. 6 | 7:30 PM
ZINGG RECITAL HALL

Patricia Ingham, professor of English and medieval studies at Indiana University, will explore the medieval history of the terms “novelty” and “curiosity” to suggest how the history of invention might help us to dream a sustainable future. Professor Ingham is the author of The Medieval New: Ambivalence in an Age of Innovation.

Free and Open to the Public
Humanities Center Website
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Ensemble Concert
CSU, Chico Low Brass Choir
FRI, OCT. 7 | 7:30 PM
ROWLAND-TAYLOR RECITAL HALL

Formed in 1995 and composed of tubas, trombones, euphoniums, and French horns, CSU, Chico’s Low Brass Choir will be presenting a concert full of highly enjoyable music from all genres! In this veritable smorgasbord of
classical and jazz music, all eras of classical music, from the Renaissance to contemporary, as well as some jazz pieces and premieres, will be heard. Come enjoy instruments that composers employ to depict the Voice of God, the Voice of the Devil, and the Voice of Fatherly Figures. This event is presented by the Department of Music and Theatre.

Free and Open to the Public
More Information • MUTA Website
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Faculty Recital
Pull-String Duo
SUN, OCT. 9 | 2 PM
ZINGG RECITAL HALL

Dust Bowl Mix is a new work composed by David Dvorin for guitar, violin, and electronics that tunes into California’s migratory past while reflecting on the environmental present. This event is presented by the Department of Music and Theatre.

Free and Open to the Public
MUTA Website
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Cowden Memorial Lecture
John Mack Faragher: Eternity Street
MON, OCT. 10 | 7:30 PM
ZINGG RECITAL HALL

The story of early Los Angeles recounts a drama of conquest and ethnic suppression, collective disorder and interpersonal conflict, and the struggle to achieve justice on a loosely governed frontier. The mid-19thcentury City of Angels was infamous as one of the most murderous places in America, but a closer look reveals characters acting in unexpected ways in Edenic Southern California.

Free and Open to the Public
Department of History Website
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Art Exhibition
Wide Open Spaces
OCT. 10-DEC. 10
JANET TURNER PRINT MUSEUM

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
HARLEN ADAMS THEATRE

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
HARLEN ADAMS THEATRE

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 Information • MUTA Website
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Humanities Center Lecture
Andrea Wulf: The Invention of Nature
THURS, OCT. 27 | 7:30 PM
ZINGG RECITAL HALL

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
HARLEN ADAMS THEATRE

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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Thomas Mellan, Guest Recital
The Eclectic Organ
SUN, OCT. 30 | 2 PM
HARLEN ADAMS THEATRE

Thomas Mellan, a rising star in the organ world, comes to CSU, Chico to play his recital on the fabulous Centennial Organ. Mellan’s program will involve an eclectic mix of composers including Cléambault, Mozart, Messiaen, Schumann, Liszt, and, of course, Johann Sebastian Bach. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear an outstanding musician on a unique, one-of-a-kind organ.

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

Nov., 2016

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Art Exhibition
DAAM: Chris Sollars
NOV. 1-DEC. 16
JACKI HEADLEY UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

Chris Sollars is an interdisciplinary artist, whose practice revolves around the reclamation of public space through interventions and performance. Juxtaposing dissimilar elements, objects, and materials, Sollars explores absurdist opportunities in the public realm to generate unexpected outcomes. The humor-filled results are documented through photographs, sculpture, and video and integrated into mixed-media installations. DAAM surveys Sollars’ recent investigations into themes of water and includes a newly commissioned work incorporating the Oroville Dam.

Free and Open to the Public
Jacki Headley University Art Gallery Website
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Chico Choral Ensembles
Of Passion and Prayers
SAT, NOV. 5 | 7:30 PM
HARLEN ADAMS THEATRE

The language of love and calls to the divine are featured in this fall concert presented by the Acappella Choir, University Chorus, and Chamber Singers. From the timeless motets of Palestrina, to the lush harmonies of Morton Laurites, this promises to be an enjoyable evening of choral music. 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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Theatre Showcasel
Off-Broadways Tour Troupe
SUN, NOV.6 | 2 PM
ZINGG RECITAL HALL

CSU, Chico’s musical theater touring ensemble will present an afternoon of favorite songs from the musical theater canon. Musicals represented in song and dance include Oklahoma, South Pacific, Cabaret, and more…

Free and Open to the Public
More Information
MUTA Website

North State Symphony
Inspired by Italy
REDDING | SAT, NOV. 12 | 7:30 PM
CASCADE THEATRE
CHICO | SUN, NOV. 13 | 2 PM

LAXSON AUDITORIUM

Additional details about this concert available at the North State Symphony website.
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Theatre Production
Under Construction
WEDS-SAT, NOV 9-12 | 7:30 pm
SUN, NOV. 13 | 2 PM
TUES-THURS, NOV. 15-17 | 7:30 PM
WISMER THEATRE

 I love those dear hearts and gentle people
Who live in my home town
Because those dear hearts and gentle people
Will never ever let you down

This production is a collage of America today—scenes and songs and dances inspired by Norman Rockwell of the ’50s, and scenes and songs and dances inspired by an installation artist of the present day, Jason Rhoades. Rockwell and Rhoades juxtaposed side by side, then and now, the ’50s and the present, the red states and the blue states, where we grew up and where we live today, form a piece that is, like America, permanently under construction. Written by Charles Mee and 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.
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Jazz II and Concert Band
Time for Two
TUES, NOV. 15 | 7:30 PM
HARLEN ADAMS THEATRE

The Concert Band and Jazz II have a special evening of music planned for you. The evening will include everything from overtures and marches to big-band swing and fusion. Also included will be music by Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Count Basie, and Sammy Nestico. This event is presented by the Department of Music and Theatre.

Free and Open to the Public
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A Festive Fundraiser
Glorious Sounds
of the Season

FRI, DEC. 2 | 7:30 pm

SAT, DEC. 3 | 7:30 PM
SUN, DEC. 4 | 2 PM
HARLEN 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 theater ensembles, soloists, and readers. Proceeds benefit student scholarships in the Department of Music and Theatre.

ALL TICKETS ARE $20
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Guitar Ensemble
From Bach to Rock
FRI, DEC. 9 | 5 PM
ZINGG RECITAL HALL

The Chico State Guitar Ensemble will perform its annual fall recital. Top students in classical guitar will perform solos, in small and large ensembles. This ever-evolving group performs an eclectic mix of repertoire, “From Bach to Rock.” Whether revamping classics or embracing newer original works, this group always gives enthusiastic performances, revealing the beauty and adaptability of the guitar. This event is presented by the Department of Music and Theatre.

Free and Open to the Public
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Performance
Dance Showcase
SAT, DEC. 10 | 7:30 PM
HARLEN ADAMS THEATRE

A toe-tapping evening of dance with a variety of movement styles created by student and faculty choreographers from the Department of Music and Theatre.

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Free and Open to the Public
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Faculty Recital
Clarinet and Friends
SUN, DEC. 11 | 2 PM
ZINGG RECITAL HALL

Acker Bilk once said, “I look at my clarinet sometimes and I think, ‘I wonder what’s going to come out of there tonight? You never know.’” Join us for an afternoon of the unexpected, featuring the clarinet and bass clarinet in combination with a variety of styles and instruments (including more Mails) performed by fellow faculty, emeritus faculty, and alumni from the Department of Music and Theatre as well as musicians who are just plain ol’ friends!

Free and Open to the Public
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In honor of the opening of the new Arts and Humanities Building at Chico State, the College of Humanities and Fine Arts presents the Year of Creativity, 2016–2017. All year long, we will present creative and scholarly lectures, performances, exhibitions, recitals, and events in collaboration with campus and community partners.

Creativity is a foundational aspect of the disciplines in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and across the University as a whole. It is evident in the teaching and courses, innovative programming, community outreach, and faculty and student work, and in the North State Symphony concerts, the Janet Turner Print Museum, and the Humanities Center. This year of celebration will raise our sense of creative spirit, foster it on campus and in the community, while highlighting the creative work that happens every day in the college and University. Please join us — Creativity Happens Here!

For more information, contact the College of Humanities and Fine Arts Office at 530-898-5351.

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