School of the Arts October Events will Entertain and Educate!

October HFA Events

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

• From September 30-October 25, Victoria Mara Heilweil will exhibit photographs as part of her “47 Years” piece in the University Art Gallery. More information.

• From October 3-November 2, the Turner Print Museum in collaboration with Dr. Asa Mittman and students from the CSU, Chico Department of Art and Art History presents “Unsettled Dreams: Monsters in Print.” More information.

• On Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Harlen Adams Theatre, the annual Daniel Heistand Memorial Concert will bring alumni from all over the U.S. back to Chico State to celebrate through music the life of a former teacher and friend. More information.

• On Sunday, October 13 at 2 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, Steinway artist and CSU, Sacramento professor Richard Cionco will perform a piano recital. A master class for CSU, Chico piano students will follow the recital. More information.

• From October 15-20, “Doctor Faustus” will be presented in Chico State’s Wismer Theatre. The play, directed by Katie Whitlock, asks the question: What would you do for ultimate knowledge? Department of Music and Theatre staff member Sandra Barton has created some amazing costumes for the show! More information.

• On Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall and Sunday, October 20 at 2 p.m. at Redding’s Old City Hall, the North State Symphony’s brass section will perform their Fall Chamber Music Concert, “The Gleaming Brass.” More information.

• On Monday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, Professor Caroline Winterer from Stanford University will address questions about America’s Infatuation with classical antiquity as this year’s speaker at the 13th Annual Joanna Dunlap Cowden Memorial Lecture. More information.

• On Thursday, October 24 at 4 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, Pollstar CEO (and Chico State alum) Gary Bongiovanni will give a free talk/Q & A session on the inner workings of the live music/concert promoting business. More information.

• On Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Harlen Adams Theatre, CSU, Chico’s Jazz X-Press will perform alongside special guest artist Brad Leali in their fall concert, “Acoustic Telepathy.” Chico High’s Jazz Ensemble will open the performance. More information.

We would also like to let you know about some of the events our friends at the Humanities Center will be doing this October (see below). More information is available at the Humanities Center website.

• On Wednesday, October 16 in Trinity 100 from 5-6:30 p.m. there will be a panel discussion on "Translating the Dharma in Buddhist Asia” featuring guest Paul Harrison (Co-Director of the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford), Daniel Veidlinger (Department of Comparative Religion) and Jason Clower (Department of Comparative Religion). Panelists will explore the most extensive project of cultural transmission in pre-modern history: the translation of thousands of Buddhist texts from Sanskrit into Chinese and other Asian languages. A reception will follow.

• On Thursday, October 17 in Trinity 100 from 5-6:30 p.m., Joel Rogers (Department of Music and Theatre), and a panel of student actors will discuss CSU, Chico’s November production of Duncan Sheik’s “Spring Awakening.” Based on an 1891 German play by Frank Wedekind, “Spring Awakening” is a musical that chronicles the struggles of teenagers coming of age in a sexually repressive society. 

• On Thursday, October 24 in Trinity 100 beginning at 7:30 p.m. special guest Forrest Gander will give a talk and reading. Described as having an "unflinchingly curious mind," Gander, a celebrated poet and Brown University professor, is well-known for the richness of his language and his undaunted lyric passion. A translator, essayist, and editor, Gander is the author of more than a dozen books. His 2011 poetry collection Core Samples from the World was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.