Calendar of Events

Spring, 2016

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January 25-February 20
The Janet Turner Print Museum

Art Exhibit: And the Award Goes to…A Survey of The Turner Collection Winners

Typically the curator guides the acquisition process that expands a collection. Nearly half the Turner Print Collection reflects the curatorial guidance of its founder, the late Dr. Janet Turner (1914-1988) emeritus faculty at CSU, Chico. In building her collection from other experts in the field, notably the late Dr. Gordon Gilkey, professor of art at Portland State University and founder of the Gordon and Vivian Gilkey Collection at Portland Art Museum. For the past twenty years important prints representing the varied nature of contemporary printmaking have been added to the collection by the judicious selection of a juror for the biennial Turner National Print Competition, the annual Juried Student Print Exhibition and the Turner Collection Acquisition Committee’s choice of the Turner Print Prize. This exhibition offers the chance to see together important works added to the collection through these channels.

Curator’s talk to take place Thursday, January 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall (PAC 134), with reception to follow at the Turner Print Museum, Meriam Library.

Information about The Turner is available online at their website and Facebook page.

Free and open to the public.

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NSS Violinist Terri Baune

Saturday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, CSU, Chico

Sunday, January 31 at 4 p.m.
Old City Hall, Redding

North State Symphony: Chamber Music Concert

Selections for small and not-so-small ensembles, featuring violinist Terrie Baune.

Additional details about this concert, including where to purchase tickets, available at the North State Symphony website.

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February 1-March 11
The University Art Gallery

Art Exhibit: Kara Maria — Head Over Heels

Kara Maria’s vibrant paintings and works on paper create a visual dialogue between abstraction and representation. In a single work, the artist skips from geometric shapes and well-defined forms to exuberant swirls and cloudy splotches of color. Maria interrupts these painterly moments by inserting an isolated representational element into the composition. A detailed rendering of a military aircraft, an endangered animal, or a piece of surveillance equipment interjects a parallel discourse into the conversation of color and form. Kara Maria lives and works in San Francisco.

Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, February 6 from 5-7 p.m.

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Free and open to the public.

 

Najm al-Din Yousefi

Wednesday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

History Lecture: Speaking for God — The Formation of the Muslim Caste of Clergy and Its Historical Consequences

Professor Najm al-Din Yousefi (Department of History) discusses the formation of the Muslim clergy and the role they have played in making Islam the religion it is today. Throughout the centuries, they have served as spokesmen for God and Sharia Law.

Free and open to the public.

 

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Lloyd Roby

Friday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Lloyd Roby — One Night Only!

He has performed with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Tommy Dorsey Band, and Woody Herman’s Thundering Herd as well as the Sacramento, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and the North State Symphony Orchestras. Professor Lloyd Roby, of CSU, Chico’s Department of Music and Theatre, brings to the stage a wealth of diverse music to delight every audience.

Free and open to the public.

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Wednesday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Just Added to the 2016 New Music Symposium: The Pull-String Duo and The Westerlies

The 2016 New Music Symposium will kick things off February 24 with an intimate evening concert of acoustic chamber-jazz featuring The Pull-String Duo and The Westerlies.
                                       
The Pull-String Duo — CSU, Chico music professor David Dvorin (guitar) and Matej Seda (violin) — have been described as a combination of jazz and chamber music. The group strives to synthesize seemingly disparate musical elements with such diverse influences as modern jazz, avant-garde chamber music, American and European folk music, and rustic blues. Visit The Pull-String Duo's website to find out more about this group.

The Westerlies — Riley Mulherkar (trumpet), Zubin Hensler (trumpet), Andy Clausen (trombone) and Willem de Koch (trombone) — re-imagine the chamber music experience with a brass quartet repertoire featuring over 50 original compositions. The ensemble's music exudes warmth and reflects the broad interests of its members. Visit The Westerlies' website to find out more about this group.

Free and open to the public.

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Thursday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

New Music Symposium: New Music by Student Composers

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

Free and open to the public.

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Quasar Saxophone Quintet

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

New Music Symposium: Quasar Saxophone Quartet

“A magnificent ensemble.” – See Magazine

Montreal’s groundbreaking saxophone quartet is known for its energy and bold innovation. Its repertoire is vast in range, including chamber music, improvisation, musical theatre, and, most particularly over the past 10 years, mixed music featuring live electronics, an area in which they are now recognized as leaders. Five-time winners of the Quebec Music Council’s distinguished Opus Awards, Quasar presents an annual concert series in Montreal while performing extensively across Canada, the United States, and Europe.

Free and open to the public.

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Andrew Sords, Violinist

Saturday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Cascade Theatre, Redding

Sunday, February 28 at 2 p.m.
Laxson Auditorium, CSU, Chico

North State Symphony: Melodic Attraction

The North State Symphony returns in February with favorites for traditional music-lovers. Mozart’s Magic Flute Overture begins the concert, which ends with the Second Symphony of Johannes Brahms. Between Mozart and Brahms, brilliant young violinist Andrew Sords will play the concerto by Jean Sibelius.

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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Tuesday, March 1-Saturday March 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 5-Sunday, March 6 at 2 p.m.
Wismer Theatre

Theatre: Almost, Maine

“The sentimental person thinks things will last – the romantic person has a desperate confidence that they won’t.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Romantic whimsy meets magic realism. Imagine Love Actually crossed with Our Town.”  -The Guardian (UK)

“Thornton Wilder crossed with The Twilight Zone.” – The New York Post

Almost, Maine is a play for romantics. On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal and the hearts mend — almost — in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

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

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March 3-April 9
The Janet Turner Print Museum

Art Exhibit: Sustenance — Food/Life/Art

Food is essential to life so it is not surprising how often what we eat is referenced as subject in art. While food as subject as a formal selection in a still life removes it and objectifies it outside its common context as consumable, it remains imagistically tied to common experience. Inherent to its outcome as product, this exhibition also testifies to cultural practices in production. Food as container or brand has brought a level of reflected status and political repercussions that resonate as visual image. The artistic value also represents the historical, social and political influence of the era of its production. This exhibition reflects on the enduring nature of food as subject.

Guest Curator’s talk by Dr. Joan Giampaoli, RD, Associate Professor, CSU, Chico’s Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Thursday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall (PAC 134), with reception to follow at the Turner Print Museum, Meriam Library.

Information about The Turner is available online at their website and Facebook page.

Free and open to the public.

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Pianist

Friday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

17th Kruschke Piano Competition: Performance by Kirill Gliadkovsky, Guest Artist and Adjudicator

Come and enjoy a rare evening of classical piano music presented by the internationally acclaimed artist and invited 17th Kruschke Piano Competition adjudicator. For more information, contact Dr. Natalya Shkoda (Department of Music and Theatre) at 530-898-4043.

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

*This event was mistakenly listed as “Free” in CSU, Chico’s 2015-2016 events publication, "Arts & Ideas."

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Natalya Shkoda

Saturday, March 5 at noon
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

17th Kruschke Piano Competition

Don’t miss outstanding California pianists as they vie for the Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke $2,000 prize in the 17th Kruschke Piano Competition, dedicated to the memory of Ukrainian pianist and composer Viktor Kosenko. For more information, contact the competition’s director, Dr. Natalya Shkoda (Department of Music and Theatre) at 530-898-4043.

Free and open to the public.

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Kate Transchel

Wednesday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

History Lecture: The Ties That Bind — Ukraine, Russia, and a History That Just Won’t Go Away

These two neighboring countries have been entangled in a tumultuous history for over one thousand years. Dr. Kate Transchel (Department of History) explores relations between Russia and Ukraine and highlights some of the key events that help explain the current conflict. For more information contact Transchel.

Free and open to the public.

 

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Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Panel Discussion: The Big Picture — Climate Change as a Unifying Movement

This panel discussion of Naomi Klein’s recent book, This Changes Everything, posits that the climate crisis may result in transformational economic and political change. Sponsored by The Peace Institute at CSU, Chico. For more information contact Tom Imhoff (Department of Philosophy).

Free and open to the public.

 

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March 28-April 1
The University Art Gallery

Art Exhibit: Malinda Blank, Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

For more information contact University Art Gallery curator Kelly Lindner, 530-898-5864.

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Free and open to the public.

 

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Friday, April 1 at 4 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Chico Bach Festival: A Student Kaleidoscope

CSU, Chico music students and members of the Chico community present an afternoon recital featuring the music of the baroque period and compositions by early romantic era composers influenced by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Free and open to the public.

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Friday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre Stage

Chico Bach Festival: A Mendelssohn Revival

Organist Ryan Enright recreates Felix Mendelssohn’s famous 1840 organ recital of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach in this recital featuring the grandeur of the Centennial Organ, now in its 25th anniversary year.

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

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Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Chico Bach Festival: A New Generation

Talented young musicians from the North State community perform music by Bach and his contemporaries along with selections by classical and romantic era composers influenced by the compositional style of the grand master.

Free with suggested donation at the door

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Saturday, April 2 at 2 p.m.
St. John’s Episcopal Church

Chico Bach Festival: Mostly Mendelssohn, Organ Recital

This afternoon recital features organists David Rothe, Marian Metson, Ryan Enright, and other members of the American Guild of Organists playing music of Mendelssohn on the historic Kilgen pipe organ of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2341 Floral Ave, Chico.

Free (donations accepted for the ago young organists’ scholarship fund).

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Sunday, April 3 at 2 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

Chico Bach Festival: Elijah

The 2016 Chico Bach Festival concludes with Felix Mendelssohn’s grand oratorio Elijah. This choral/orchestral masterwork, Mendelssohn’s homage to the passions of Johann Sebastian Bach, is presented by members of the CSU, Chico Choral Union, the North Valley Chamber Chorale, and the North State Symphony as well as professional soloists under the direction of Dr. David Scholz (Department of Music and Theatre). This is a spectacular event not to be missed!

Free Pre-concert lecture at 1 p.m. in Ruth Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall.

Advance tickets, at $20 general, $18 senior citizens, and $10 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online or by phone, 530-898-6333. For special needs seating call 530-898-6333.

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April 4-8
The University Art Gallery

Art Exhibit: Marianna Chambard, Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

For more information contact University Art Gallery curator Kelly Lindner, 530-898-5864.

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Free and open to the public.


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Thursday, April 7-Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m.
Wismer Theatre

Donna Stone Breed Memorial: Student Directed One-Acts

Top student directors, mentored by faculty from the Department of Music and Theatre, take the hot seat to present an evening of little plays that pack a big punch. Proceeds from all performances benefit a scholarship in the Department of Music and Theatre given in the honor of beloved former theatre professor, the late Donna Stone 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 or by phone, 530-898-6333. For special needs seating call 530-898-6333.

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Date of event changed to April 9th.


7:30 p.m. • Harlen Adams Theatre

Jazz X-Press: Up Jumped Spring

For this concert, the CSU, Chico Jazz X-Press offers up some of Northern California’s best springtime jazz. The Jazz X-Press, directed by trumpeter and Professor Rocky Winslow (Department of Music and Theatre), boasts a wide jazz repertoire including new originals and arrangements from Rocky and the students themselves. Check in for updates, for almost every concert features very special guest artists who spend the week in Chico conducting workshops and other performances culminating with a Saturday night concert. All of our activities are always open to the public. Recent guests include Grant Levin, Bobby Shew, Paul Romaine, Eric Gunnison, Brad Leali, Mark Simon, and Greg Gisbert, to name a few. Come out and celebrate another springtime night with the Jazz X-Press.

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

 

 

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April 18-May 9
The Janet Turner Print Museum
Gallery closed March 12-20 (Spring Break)
and March 31 (Caesar Chavez Day)

Art Exhibit: 21st Juried Student
Print Exhibition and 14th Ink/Clay

Highly anticipated, this juried exhibition displays the outstanding creative work by current CSU Chico printmaking students under the direction of Professor Eileen Macdonald. The juror, a professional in printmaking not a part of the students’ instruction, not only chooses the work to be exhibited, but also the exhibition awarded prints that will become part of the Turner Print Collection. Of course, we will once again invite and celebrate the link printmaking has with ceramics in the Ink/clay aspect of the exhibition.

Awards Presentation with the University Art Gallery, and Art Education: Thursday, April 28 at 5 p.m. in Rowland Recital Hall (PAC 134), with receptions to follow at the Turner Print Museum, Meriam Library; The University Art Gallery, Trinity Hall; and Art Education, Bell Memorial Union.

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Information about The Turner is available online at their website and Facebook page.

Free and open to the public.

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Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

Band: Dialogues and Entertainments for Band

Join the Chico State Band as its musicians perform their favorite marches and listen to the dialogue of flute and clarinet as we feature Yael Ronen on flute and Ryan Heimlich on clarinet performing the Double Concerto for Flute, Clarinet and Wind Ensemble by Keith Gates. In addition, Tributes by Cindy McTee and Early Light by Carolyn Bremer will be two of the featured programmatic works.

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

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April 25-May 13
The University Art Gallery

Art Exhibit: 61st Annual Juried Student Art Show

The Annual Juried Student Art Show features works submitted by CSU, Chico 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.

Awards Ceremony: Thursday, April 28 at 5 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall (PAC 134) followed by a reception in the University Art Gallery.

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Free and open to the public.

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Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

Concert Band/Jazz II: Reflections

The Concert Band and Jazz II have a special evening of music planned for you – everything from overtures to big band swing.

Free with donations accepted.

Choir

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

Choral Concert: With a Voice of Singing

A full night of singing by the CSU, Chico University Chorus, Acapella Choir, and Chamber Singers will have you leaving the theatre with the sounds of great choral music ringing in your ears. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a wide variety of the best music for choirs!

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

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Wednesday, May 4–Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 8 at 2 p.m.
Laxson Auditorium

2016 Spring Musical:
The Addams Family

“Come meet the family. We’ll leave the lights off for you.”

The weird and wonderful Addams Family comes to devilishly delightful life. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family, a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

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

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Guitar Ensemble

Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Chico State Guitar Ensemble:
Stringuinni

Come satisfy your appetite for tasty classical guitar music! The Chico State Guitar Ensemble will serve up a feast of musical cuisine, featuring prominent Italian and Neapolitan composers of the baroque and classical eras, such as Carcassi, Carulli, Scarlatti, and Vivaldi. Starters include a sampling of savory solos, paired with delectable duos, and confectionary quartets. The evening’s entrée is an aged Concerto Grosso, prepared by Arcangelo Corelli, arranged for contemporary guitar ensemble. Buon appetito!

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

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Mason Bates, Composer

Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Laxson Auditorium

Sunday, May 15 at 4 p.m.
Cascade Theatre

North State Symphony:
Celebration Center Stage

Maestro Seaton’s premiere season ends with another rich variety of music. Short works by Beethoven (Leonore Overture #3) and Puccini (Preludio Sinfonico) set off a beautifully passionate and virtuosic display by Rachmaninoff, his Symphonic Dances. Young composer Mason Bates (photo) will be heard from in Mothership, a selection that’s been described as "dance club meets the orchestra."

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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