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Dear Valued Patrons and Supporters of the CSULB College of the Arts:

The health and safety of our community, our campus, and our visitors are of paramount importance to our college and university leadership, faculty, and staff. As news and information about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 – the respiratory infection caused by the virus – continues to develop, we wanted to update you on how our college is currently addressing those concerns in regards to our numerous public events.

Out of an abundance of caution, and to assist with the state-wide recommendations for social distancing, our performance, exhibition, and public event calendar has been adjusted in the following ways:

  • The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music has suspended ticket sales for all performances, and has announced the cancellation of all large ensemble performances through March, along with the cancellation of select performances in April
  • For the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, please visit their information page: CarpenterArts.org/Alert

Our ticket exchange/refund policies have been relaxed in response to current events. Please contact our Ticket Service Office at tickets@calrep.org for Theatre Arts/California Repertory Company performances or cota-cpac@csulb.edu for all other College of the Arts performances.

University and college leadership continues to evaluate the situation as it evolves on a daily basis and the university is in regular communication with our local government offices. Should there be any changes to our schedules and our status, we will keep you informed. We value and appreciate your support and patronage, and your love for the arts.  And we are grateful for your patience and understanding as we navigate through these challenges together.

For complete information on the University response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), please see csulb.edu/covid-19

 

THE EVENTS BELOW ARE CANCELED OR POSTPONED - Please see the individual department websites for current status and information

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Concert Band

Thursday, March 12 at 7pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Faculty Artist Recital

Alexander Hahn, Bass-Baritone

Friday, March 13 at 8pm     
Daniel Recital Hall     
Free Admission

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Bel Canto and Chamber Choir

Saturday, March 14 at 8pm 
Los Altos United Methodist Church   
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Woodwind Chamber Music

Tuesday, March 17 at 8pm 
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music and Carpenter Center Arts For Life

Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, March 18 at 8pm        
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Free Admission

Moni Simeonov, Director of String Studies, takes the stage for the virtuosic and driving Violin Concerto No. 1 by Shostakovich. It is contrasted in the program by Franz Schmidt’s elegiac Symphony No. 4 featuring haunting horn, cello, and trumpet solos.

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Composer’s Guild – Snapshots with HUB New Music

Friday, March 20 at 8pm     
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Evening of Song

Saturday, March 21 at 8pm 
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/Free

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Collegium Musicum

Tuesday, March 24 at 8pm 
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Faculty Artist Series

David Garrett, Cello

Wednesday, March 25 at 8pm        
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Percussion Ensemble

Thursday, March 26 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Faculty Artist Recital

University Choir and Chamber Choir Choral Masterworks

Sunday, April 5 at 4pm        
Daniel Recital Hall     
Free Admission

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Percussion Chamber featuring the University Percussion Group

Tuesday, April 7 at 8pm      
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/Free

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Jazz Combo Night #1

Thursday, April 9 at 7pm    
Nugget Grill & Pub     
Free Admission

Every semester we host two combo nights at the Nugget Grill & Pub on the upper campus. Three combos are featured at each combo night and the event is always very popular. The smaller jazz groups allow improvisers to stretch out more than in big band settings. Typically, the programs feature student arrangements and compositions, as well as their unique renditions of historically relevant small group material.

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

String Chamber Music

Thursday, April 9 at 8pm    
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/Free

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Saxophone Ensemble

Friday, April 10 at 8pm        
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Multi-Piano Extravaganza

Saturday, April 11 at 4pm   
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $15/$10

An afternoon of musical celebration featuring the entire Bob Cole Conservatory piano faculty, award-winning alumni, and exceptional students performing memorable classics to benefit the Keyboard Studies program. Original works and arrangements for one to five pianos (100 fingers!). Reception to follow.

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

New Music Ensemble

Tuesday, April 14 at 8pm    
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Jazz Combo Night #2

Thursday, April 16 at 7pm  
Nugget Grill & Pub     
Free Admission

Every semester we host two combo nights at the Nugget Grill & Pub on the upper campus. Three combos are featured at each combo night and the event is always very popular. The smaller jazz groups allow improvisers to stretch out more than in big band settings. Typically, the programs feature student arrangements and compositions, as well as their unique renditions of historically relevant small group material.

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Conservatory Brass Quintet

Thursday, April 16 at 8pm  
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/Free

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

University String Quintet

Friday, April 17 at 8pm        
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/Free

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Jacques Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld

Friday, April 17-Sunday, April 19
University Theatre     
Tickets: $25/$15

This famously funny operatic farce will be performed in English, and offers opportunities to poke fun at the “interesting times” we live in. The story will be set in both the 1920s and the 2020s.

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Piano Con Brio

Saturday, April 18 at 4pm   
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Drum Tao 2020

Saturday, April 18 at 8pm   
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Ticket Prices Vary

Internationally acclaimed percussion artists TAO bring a modern, dynamic performance showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming. Combining highly physical taiko drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography and innovative visuals, the performers of this all-new production deliver an unforgettable, pulsating production that has audiences and critics raving about their “extraordinary talent.” (Chicago Tribune)

 

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

The Doo Wop Project

Sunday, April 19 at 2pm     
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     
Ticket Prices Vary

From the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today, The Doo Wop Project takes us on a journey from the Belmonts through Smokey Robinson, all the way to Jason Mraz and Amy Winehouse. Featuring stars of Broadway hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, the DWP reimagines some of the greatest music in American history!

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Concert Jazz Orchestra/Studio Jazz Band

Sunday, April 19 at 4pm     
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Brass Ensemble and Chamber Music

Sunday, April 19 at 8pm     
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/Free

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Composer’s Guild

Monday, April 20 at 8pm     
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Composer’s Guild presents Panic Duo

Wednesday, April 22 at 8pm          
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Free Admission

 

Carpenter Center Arts For Life Free Lecture Series

Cultura – Celebration of Mexican Folklore

Thursday, April 23 at 7pm  
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Free Admission

Dr. Antonia Garcia-Orozco will provide context to the Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles with Villalobos Brothers and Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles with Jarabe Mexicano performances.

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

University Wind Quintet

Thursday, April 23 at 8pm  
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Chamber Choir and University Choir

Friday, April 24 at 8pm        
Los Altos United Methodist Church     
Free

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Pacific Standard Time and Jazz and Tonic

Saturday, April 25 at 8pm   
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Bel Canto, Cantus, and Forty-Niner Chorus

Monday, April 27 at 8pm     
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Concert Band

Tuesday, April 28 at 7pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Laptop Ensemble

Wednesday, April 29 at 8pm          
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

The Laptop Ensemble features a collection of composer/performer/sound artists who explore and explode the boundaries between contemporary sound art, computer music and interactive technologies. The ensemble brings together performers, composers, and artists across disciplines in experimental sound practices and cross-disciplinary projects and concerts.

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Piano Plus!

Thursday, April 30 at 8pm  
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

Thursday, April 30 at 8pm  
Carpenter Center                   
Tickets: $10/$7

 

California Repertory Company

Zoot Suit  
by Luis Valdez, Directed by Jonathan Muñoz Proulx

April 30-May 10
Studio Theatre         
Tickets: $23/$18/$20

This critically acclaimed play by Luis Valdez, the first by a Mexican American to be produced on Broadway, cracks open the depiction of Chicanos on stage, challenging viewers to revisit a troubled moment in our nation's history. From the moment the myth-infused character El Pachuco burst onto the stage, cutting his way through the drop curtain with a switchblade, Luis Valdez spurred a revolution in Chicano theater.

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Beach Orchestra

Friday, May 1 at 8pm           
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Celebrating Music 2020: Orff’s Carmina Burana

Saturday, May 2 at 8pm      
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Tickets: $20/$10

The orchestral and choral blockbuster returns.

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Jazz Lab Band & Corner Pocket

Sunday, May 3 at 4pm         
Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles with Villalobos Brothers:  The Soul of Mexico

Sunday, May 3 at 6pm         
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Ticket Prices Vary

It’s never too early to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Join America’s first all-female mariachi ensemble, Grammy-nominated Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, along with classically trained protégés the Villalobos Brothers for an evening of incredible musicianship and vitality. The Villalobos Brothers bring jazz harmonies and classical virtuosity to Mexican folk music and have collaborated with artists from Bruce Springsteen to Regina Carter. Mariachi Reyna have performed for Oprah and Barack and Michelle Obama and delight audiences everywhere with their groundbreaking contributions to mariachi!

 

Carpenter Center Dance Series

Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles with Jarabe Mexicano

Saturday, May 16 at 8pm    
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Ticket Prices Vary

Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles, the nation’s premier Mexican folk dance company, bring their graceful choreography and colorful, elaborate costumes to Carpenter Center. Sharing the stage is Jarabe Mexicano, whose dramatic, harmonized vocals have gained them acclaim across the country. A joyride through the songbook of Mexican Folk, Rock & Roll, and Tex-Mex, including a special performance to “Remember Me” from Disney’s Coco, the two Southern California break-out ensembles join together for a joyous, one-of-a-kind performance.