School of the Arts April/May 2014 Events

April/May SOA Events Photo

CSU, Chico’s School of the Arts will present a number of exciting and educational events during April/May 2014.

· On Sat., April 5 at noon in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall join us for the 16th Kruschke Piano Competition. Don't miss outstanding California pianists as they vie for the Earl and Marilyn Kruschke $2,000 Prize at the competition. Free.

· From April 7-11 the University Art Gallery will be hosting the MFA Culminating Exhibitation of Michael Hurley. Free.

· On Thurs., April 10-Sat., April 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., April 13 at 2 p.m. in Wismer Theatre join us for the “Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts” as top student directors take the hot seat to present an evening of little plays that pack a big punch. Tickets: University Box Office, 898-6333.

· On Sat., April 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Harlen Adams Theatre, Chico State’s Symphonic Winds returns with their spring concert “Band-ology.” A symphony for band, a Bach prelude and fugue, a march or two and the soothing, soaring, exciting, and lush clarinet playing of our featured guest clarinetist, Ryan Heimlich, are all in store for you. Tickets: University Box Office, 898-6333.

· On Thurs., April 17 from 5-6 p.m. in Colusa Hall, the juror for the 59th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition will give a talk. Free.

· On Thurs., April 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Harlen Adams Theatre, the Concert Band and Jazz II join forces to provide a wide array of music, including the compositions of Bach, Reed, and Barnes, and big band music, fusion, and student compositions, all in one free concert. Free.

· From April 24-May 15 at the Turner Print Museum, the 19th Juried Student Print Exhibition & 12th Ink/Clay celebrates student achievement in art. Awards will be announced at a ceremony in conjunction with the University Art Gallery and the Art Education area. An awards ceremony takes place Thurs., May 1 at 5 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall; receptions follow at the Turner, the University Art Gallery in Trinity 100, and the 3rd Floor BMU Art Gallery. Free.

· On Fri., April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Harlen Adams Theatre, Chico State’s Jazz X-Press will be performing music written by student composers as well as works by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Thad Jones and Gil Evans. Tickets: University Box Office, 898-6333.

· On Sat., April 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, Chico State piano students and Professor Natalya Shkoda will perform solo and ensemble selections. All proceeds will benefit the Keyboard Program. Tickets: University Box Office, 898-6333.

· On Sun., April 27 at 2 p.m. in Harlen Adams Theatre, the University Chorus, Acappella Choir and Chamber Singers come together for “A Choral Potpourri.” From Renaissance classics to contemporary compositions, and everything in between, this is a potpourri of music to invigorate the soul. Tickets: University Box Office, 898-6333.

· From April 28-May 9 at the University Art Gallery, the 59th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition will feature works in a variety of media including ceramics, photography, digital media and more. All pieces submitted by Chico State students. An awards ceremony takes place Thurs., May 1 at 5 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall; receptions follow at the Turner, the University Art Gallery in Trinity 100, and the 3rd Floor BMU Art Gallery. Free.

· On Wed., April 30-Sun., May 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., May 4 at 2 p.m., the School of the Arts presents it’s 2014 Spring Musical; Mony Python’s “Spamalot.” A retelling of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, “Spamalot,” directed by Joel P. Rogers, features a bevy of beautiful showgirls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Tickets: University Box Office, 898-6333.

· On Fri., May 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, the Chico State Guitar Ensemble presents “Camaieu.” Featuring students of classical guitar performing in solos, duos, quartets, and in large ensemble, this concert explores repertoire from classic to contemporary. Tickets: University Box Office, 898-6333.

· On Sat., May 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Chico State’s Laxson Auditorium and Sun., May 11 at 2 p.m. in Redding’s Cascade Theatre, the North State Symphony presents “Harmonic Landscapes.” Featuring guest cellist David Requiro, The Symphony offers exquisite examples with Dvorak's Cello Concerto, Britten's Four Sea Interludes, and Brahms' Academic Festival Overture. Tickets: University Box Office, 898-6333 (Chico performance); Cascade Theatre Box Office, 243-8877 (Redding performance). More information available at the North State Symphony website.

Humanities Center Events

We would also like to let you know about several events our friends at the Humanities Center will be presenting this April and May. More information is available at the Humanities Center website.

· On Thurs., April 3 from 5-6:30 p.m. in Trinity 100, a panel of ILLC faculty tackles the intriguing question of whether it is possible to translate culture or cultural identity in "The Art and Perils of Translating Culture.” Free.

· On Tues., April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Ayres 106, the film "God Loves Uganda" will be shown. This documentary explores the American Christian Right's campaign to change African culture and will be followed by a discussion with guest panelists and the audience. Free.

· On Thurs., April 17 from 5-6:30 p.m. in Trinity 126, HFA presents a Humanities Center Tertulia. Translators of Max Weber’s “Politics as Vocation" will discuss translation conventions — and they want your feedback! Free.

· On Thurs., April 24 at 5 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, T.M. Scruggs (Iowa) looks at how music reveals the ethnic and class composition of the mass movement behind Hugo Chávez's election in his presentation, “Street Chants and Violins, Politics and Race in Venezuela.” Free.

· On Thurs., May 8 from 5-6:30 p.m. in Trinity 126, HFA presents “Translating a Translation of the Bible: Emilio Villa's Genesis,” a Humanities Center Tertulia by Dominic Siracusa (UCLA). This talk investigates a radically different translation of Genesis authored by the Italian poet and philologist Emilio Villa (1914-2003). Free.