SOA November/December Events will Entertain and Educate!

November-December  Photos of SOA Events

The School of the Arts at CSU, Chico will be presenting a number of exciting and educational events during November/December 2013!

• On Saturday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Harlen Adams Theatre, Chico State's University Chorus, Acappella Choir and Chamber Singers explore the poetry of the world around us in their fall concert, "From Where The Sun Now Stands." A cycle of Indian poetry set to music by Charles Forsberg and performed by the Chamber Singers takes center stage. More information is available at

• From November 4-December 13, Erika Navarrete’s paintings will be exhibited in the University Art Gallery. More information is available at

• On Tuesday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, a panel of historians and philosophers are hosting a freewheeling discussion about historical truth.For more information contact Laird Easton, Department of Hiatory, at or 898-4284

• On Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Harlen Adams Theatre, the Chico State Wind Ensemble will perform a special pre-Veterans Day concert featuring military and patriotic music. Veterans and current military personnel get in free. Come early and get a commemorative U.S. flag. More information is available at

• From November 12-December 14, a selection of prints by women or depicting women joins current women’s Shojo Manga works at the Turner Print Museum. This exhibit is the inaugural stop for the national traveling Shojo Manga exhibition. More information is available at

• From November 13-17 and 19-21, Chico State's “Spring Awakening” will be presented in Chico State’s Wismer Theatre. Based on an 1891 German play by Frank Wedekind, “Spring Awakening” chronicles the struggles of teenagers coming of age sexually in a repressive society. Partial nudity, sexually explicit lyrics and situations.. More information is available at

• On Wednesday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Harlen Adams Theatre, Chico State’s Cconcert Band and Jazz II will perform everything from overtures and marches to big band swing and fusion. Both groups will feature student guest conductors and student arrangements. This event is free and open to the public.

• On Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Laxson Auditorium and Sunday, November 17 at 2 p.m. at Redding’s Cascade Theatre, the North State Symphony will perform their concert “New American Portraits.” More information is available at

• From December 6-8 in Harlen Adams Theatre, various student and faculty members will perform holiday favorites in “A Chico Holiday Tradition: Glorious Sounds of the Season!” Performers include the 100-voice Choral Union, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz X-Press, chamber and theatre ensembles, soloists, and readers. Purchase tickets early at the University Box Office, 898-6333, as this scholarship fundraiser has sold out in the past. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. Friuday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

• On Friday., December 13 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Red Bluff’s State Theatre and Sunday, December 15 at 4 p.m. at Redding’s Our Lady Of Mercy Church, the North State Symphony will perform beautiful baroque music of the season. There will also be an audience carol sing. More information at the NSS website.


We would also like to let you know about some of the events our friends at the Humanities Center will be doing during November and December. More information is available at the Humanities Center website.

• On Thursday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Trinity 100, Peggy Shumaker will do a reading of her poetry. Shumaker's work has been honored with a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and she has served as Alaska State Writer Laureate from 2010-2012.

• On Friday, November 15 from 3-5 p.m. in Trinity 100, Rob Davidson will host “Looking Both Ways: Translation in the Literary & Visual Arts,” a panel discussion with Pat Collentine, Peter Jodaitis, Susan Larsen and Peggy Shumaker.

• On Wednesday, November 20 from 5-6:30 p.m. in Trinity 126, Wal-Hung Wong will give a talk explaining the thesis of the indeterminacy of translation.

• On Thursday, December 5 from 5-6:30 p.m. in Trinity 126, Laura Nice will give a talk about the Northern Irish interest in Hellas during the Troubles in “’I Swim In Homor’: Northern Irish Writers Since 1965 ‘Translate’ Ancient Greek.”