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Bob Cole Conservatory of Music and Carpenter Center Arts For Life Series

Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, February 27 at 8pm   
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Free Admission

Mozart’s Overture from Abduction from the Seraglio, Sheridan Seyfried’s Double Concerto for Two Violins featuring Moni Simeonov and Igor Veligans, and Brams’ Symphony No. 4.

 

Carpenter Center Dance Series

Trinity Irish Dance Company

Saturday, March 2 at 8pm   
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Ticket Prices Vary

Forget what know about Irish Dancing, this is Trinity— a thoroughly fresh and engaging vision that goes beyond traditional Irish dance without losing touch with its essence. Lead by Artistic Director Mark Howard, Trinity reshaped Irish Dance in America with a progressive artistic expression and groundbreaking new works. Trinity dazzles audience with hard-driving percussive power, lightning fast agility, areal grace, and the awe-inspiring precision of its dancers with results that calls, “impossibly complex.”

 

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Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

Friday, March 8 at 8pm       
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Tickets: $10/$7

The Wind Symphony, under the direction of John Carnahan, and the Symphonic Band, under the direction of Jermie Arnold, perform new and traditional works for wind band.

 

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Scott Kelly

Saturday, March 9 at 8pm   
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“The mission Scott embarked on pushed the limits of what Americans can do in space.” NBC News. Scott Kelly’s historic mission captivated the world as he reported from the International Space Station with live interviews and never before seen photos. Sharing stories from his 143 million-mile adventure, Kelly provides his candid take on persistence, resilience and self-determination with his trademark humor, and humility. An American hero who laid the groundwork for the future of space travel and exploration, Kelly will deliver a truly out-of-this-world experience!

 

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BiRDMANFiLM + LiVE DRUM SCORE

Friday, March 15 at 8pm     
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Ticket Prices Vary

Experience the visually stunning 2015 Oscar winner for Best Picture by maverick director Alejandro Iñárritu accompanied live by renowned jazz drummer Antonio Sánchez, recreating his explosive, Grammy Award winning score that provides the heartbeat of the film. Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a kinetic film experience that plays like a single, continuous sequence of events, with Sánchez’s drums supplying the energy and drive that underlines the emotional weight of the story and perfectly expresses the restless intensity of the characters. Antonio Sánchez is “one of the most accomplished and in-demand drummers in jazz.” (NPR)

 

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Peter Sagal – Host of NPR’s Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

Saturday, March 16 at 8pm
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Ticket Prices Vary

Celebrating 20 years of the hit NPR news quiz “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!,” host Peter Segal goes behind the scenes to explore the show’s most memorable moments while taking a look at today’s news stories. Segal has quizzed everyone from Tom Hanks to then-Senator Barack Obama and Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer while working alongside the wittiest comedians and journalists in radio from Paula Poundstone to CBS’s Mo Rocca. Now also the host of PBS’ new series CONSTITUTION USA, Sagal provides insightful and colorful commentary on how the Constitution works, and its vital relevance today in an entertaining and thought-provoking evening.

 

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

Piaf! The Show

Sunday, March 17 at 2pm   
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Ticket Prices Vary

Piaf! The Show is a musical fête to the legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf. This acclaimed French production stars Anne Carrere a “legitimate musical heiress” to Piaf with a “soaring voice” (The Guardian). The show narrates the rags-to-riches story of the Parisian singer’s career through her unforgettable songs, complemented by a visual tapestry of previously unreleased photographs and images of Edith Piaf’s Paris.

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music and Carpenter Center Arts For Life

Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, March 20 at 8pm        
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Free Admission

The concert opens with Von Suppe’s Poet and Peasant Overture, after which the Concerto Competition winners from 2018 will perform their winning selections, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 concludes the evening.

 

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Pink Floyd LaserSpectacular

Friday, March 22 at 8pm     
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Ticket Prices Vary

The cult favorite returns by demand after five sold out appearances! Experience two hours of legendary music of Pink Floyd, from Dark side of the Moon to The Wall, with mind-melding visuals in a breathtaking laser lightshow. Computer-choreography flashes vivid projections and cutting-edge laser technology with the Pink Floyd songbook pumping through the Carpenter Center’s state of the art sound system!

 

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Enchantment theatre Company: The Phantom Tollbooth

Saturday, March 23 at 4pm
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The classic tale by Norton Juster comes to life on stage using puppets, masks, magic, and original music in a fun-filled theatrical adventure! Join Milo as he drives his toy car into an enchanting and magical world of the Lands Beyond that takes him on a quest to rescue Princesses Rhyme and Reason. Along with his steadfast companions, Milo discovers the delights of friendship, curiosity and knowledge, and that life is filled with endless possibilities. Perfect for ages 6-11 and the grown-ups who love them.

 

Carpenter Center Cabaret Series

Storm Large with Le Bonheur

Wednesday-Thursday, April 24 & 25         
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Performance begins at 7pm/Dinner served at 6pm

Storm Large made a name for herself as a singer with Pink Martini and performing at Carnegie Hall. Large dazzles with her renditions from the American Songbook, Broadway showstoppers, and classic anthems along with her own gorgeous originals, performing live with her band Le Bonheur!

 

Carpenter Center WOW! Series

Che Malambo

Saturday, April 27 at 8pm   
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Ticket Prices Vary

The powerhouse Argentinian ensemble, Che Malambo, celebrates the South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho with their percussive dance and music spectacles. Malambo originated in the 17th century as a competitive duel testing strength, agility, and dexterity among the gaucho. Evolving to include zapateo, the fast-paced footwork inspired by galloping horses, malambo incorporates the drumming of traditional Argentine bombos and whirling boleadoras, a throwing weapon made up of intertwined cords and weighted with stones.

 

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Celebrating Music 2019: Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”

Saturday, May 4 at 8pm      
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Tickets: $15/$10

Join our combined Bob Cole Conservatory of Music choirs, soloist and orchestra for Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection.”

 

CSULB Film and Electronic Arts

Annual Student Film Showcases

Sunday, May 19 at 1pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Free Admission