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For tickets to all Cole Conservatory events, please call (562) 985-7000 or visit csulb.edu/coleconservatory.
 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

The Beach Cafe

Friday-Saturday, September 13-14 at 8pm           
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10

Join us for our wonderful Coffee House Cabaret, where our students shine in all types of music. From Musical Theatre to Jazz, from Opera to Rock ’n’ Roll, you never know what you’ll get at the Beach Café.

 

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Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, September 18 at 8pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
$20/$10

For the opening orchestral program of the 2019-2020 academic year, Cole Conservatory Director Johannes Müller Stosch has selected the increasingly popular Scherzo Fantastique by Czech composer Josef Suk, Haydn’s famous “London” symphony, and the rhythmically-exciting tone poem suite by Revueltas, La noche de los Mayas, featuring more than a dozen percussionists.

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Woodwind Chamber Music

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

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Pacific Standard Time: Monterey Jazz Festival Farewell Concert

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

After winning the Next Generation Competition last spring, Pacific Standard Time is performing as a guest artist ensemble in the Monterey Jazz Festival again this fall. Come cheer them on and hear the set they’ll be performing in Monterey before they travel up the coast for the weekend!

 

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New Music Ensemble

Tuesday, October 1 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Arts for Life

Bob Cole Conservatory Showcase Concert

Tuesday, October 8 at 8pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Free Admission

Experience an evening of performances by the finest students at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. Curated by Bob Cole Conservatory faculty, this showcase highlights the individual talents of their leading classical and jazz students. This performance is generously made possible by an anonymous donor.

 

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

Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, October 9 at 8pm       
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Free Admission

An opportunity to experience some of the world’s most popular, recognizable classical music free of charge. Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture. Also featured in this program is Ravel’s beloved Piano Concerto in G played by CSULB Concerto competition winner Noah Lovold. This performance is part of the Carpenter Performing Arts Center’s Arts For Life Series and is offered free of charge by the Cole Conservatory and the Arts For Life program.

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

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

 

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Concert Jazz Orchestra/Studio Jazz Band

Sunday, October 13 at 4pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

"Jazz at the Beach" presents the award-winning Concert Jazz Band and Studio Jazz Band.

 

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Composers Guild

Tuesday, October 15 at 8pm          
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Guest Artist Series

Jihye Chang, Piano

Thursday, October 17 at 8pm         
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Fall Choral Concert – Bell Canto and Cantus, 49er Choir

Friday, October 18 at 8pm  
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

Barbershop to Renaissance madrigals, contemporary a cappella to beloved spirituals – there’s something for everyone when our choirs come together for a “prism concert” – one hour and fifteen minutes of great music in all sorts of styles.

 

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University Choir and Bob Cole Chamber Choir

Saturday, October 19 at 8pm and Sunday, October 20 (time TBD)       
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets Available at the Venue

This concert features two of the finest collegiate choral ensembles in the nation. The Bob Cole Chamber Choir is a two-time International champion, having won in Wales in 2016 and in Austria in 2017. The performance on Saturday will take place at the Los Altos United Methodist Church on Woodruff and Willow in Long Beach, while Sunday’s performance will be held at the First Congregational Church of Long Beach in Downtown Long Beach.

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

University Wind Quintet/Conservatory Brass Quintet

Tuesday, October 22 at 8pm          
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

The University Quintets are the top wind and brass ensembles in the Cole Conservatory. They perform masterworks from the quintet literature.

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Concert Band: Spooktacular

Thursday, October 24 at 7pm         
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

An evening of Halloween themed concert music. Concert Band is open to all students in the university. This ensemble plays music for band with joy and exuberance. This is a family-friendly concert – all children under 13 in costume are admitted for free.

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Faculty Artist Series

James Barrera, Saxophone

Sunday, October 27 at 4pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Composers Guild – Three Minute Wonders

Wednesday, October 30 at 8pm     
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Free Admission

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Faculty Artist Series

John Barcellona, Flute

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

John Barcellona's Faculty recitals are among the most popular events at the conservatory. Expect costumes, stories, guest artists, and grand entertainment by an extraordinary flutist.

 

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Opera Masterpieces

Saturday, November 2 at 8pm;
Sunday, November 3 at 4pm    
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

The vocalists of the CSULB Opera Institute perform in our annual fall performance of favorite arias and ensembles from the operatic repertoire.

 

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Saxophone Ensemble

Monday, November 4 at 8pm         
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

The CSULB Saxophone Ensemble performs traditional and new works for 4-24 saxophones.

 

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Collegium Musicum

Tuesday, November 5 at 8pm        
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

Collegium Music, directed by LA Philharmonic cellist David Garrett, performs music from the Baroque and early Classical eras.

 

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World Percussion Concert

Wednesday, November 6 at 8pm   
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/Free

The CSULB Steel Drum Orchestra is one of the top pan bands in the west.

 

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Jazz Combo Night #1

Thursday, November 7 at 7pm       
CSULB Nugget          
Free Admission

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

University String Quartet

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

The University Quartet is the premier string ensemble in the Cole Conservatory. They perform masterworks from the String Quartet literature.

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

New Music Ensemble

Friday, November 8 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Free Admission

The New Music Ensemble is dedicated to performing works from the 20th and 21st centuries. The repertoire is varied across a broad spectrum of genres and aesthetics.

 

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Brass Ensemble

Saturday, November 9 at 4pm        
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/free

Hear antiphonal music form the Baroque era, standard brass repertoire, and new works from 20th and 21st Centuries performed by the Conservatory’s leading brass students.

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Evening of Song

Saturday-Sunday, November 9-10 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
$10/Free

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Concert Jazz Orchestra/Studio Jazz Band

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

"Jazz at the Beach" presents the award-winning Concert Jazz Band and Studio Jazz Band.

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

University String Chamber

Tuesday, November 12 at 8pm      
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/Free

String trios, quartets, and quintets will perform some of the masterworks of chamber music.

 

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Laptop Ensemble

Wednesday, November 13 at 8pm 
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall
Tickets: $10/$7

The Laptop Ensemble will perform original works by student and faculty composers using laptops as primary instruments.

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Jazz Combo Night #2

Thursday, November 14 at 7pm     
CSULB Nugget          
Free Admission

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

BCCM Percussion Ensembles

Thursday, November 14 at 8pm     
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/Free

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Vocal Music Concert featuring Chamber Choir and Bel Canto

Friday, November 15 at 8pm          
Los Altos United Methodist Church   
Tickets: $10/Free

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Opera Scenes

Saturday, November 16 at 8pm, Sunday, November 17 at 12noon
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Piano Showcase

Sunday, November 17 at 4pm        
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

Featuring outstanding Cole Conservatory pianists in solo performances of mostly classics by the great composers from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries.

 

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ConneXion Concert

Monday, November 18 at 7pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall
Free Admission

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Woodwind Chamber Music

Tuesday, November 19 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall
Tickets: $10/$7

Woodwind trios, quartets, and quintets will perform some of the masterworks of chamber music.

 

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

Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony Orchestra

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

This eclectic program features film composer Korngold’s overture to The Sea Hawk, which is incredibly rich in color and romanticism. Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 is unique in most classical repertoire of the time, in that it consists of only two movements. Concluding the evening is Stravinsky’s Petrushka, the original 1911 version. It features quadruple the number of typical wind instruments and extended roles for piano and celesta – a festival of colors, indeed.

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Piano con Brio!

Thursday, November 21 at 8pm     
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Beach Orchestra

Friday, November 22 at 8pm          
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Vocal Jazz with Pacific Standard Time, Jazz and Tonic

Saturday, November 23 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

The award-winning Pacific Standard Time is one of the most renowned vocal jazz ensembles in the United States. This show – featuring Pacific Standard Time along with Jazz and Tonic – typically sells out, so you are encouraged to buy tickets in advance.

 

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Jazz Lab Band and Cornerpocket

Sunday, November 24 at 4pm        
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

The Jazz Lab band is directed by the recipient of the Beau and Jo France Graduate Jazz Studies Scholarship. Cornerpocket is a new vocal jazz ensemble within the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music.

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Piano Plus!

Monday, November 25 at 8pm       
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

A collaborative concert featuring Cole Conservatory pianists in instrumental duos, chamber ensemble, and piano duets/duos.

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Concert Band

Tuesday, December 3 at 7pm         
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Guest Artist Series

Michael Mizrahi, Piano

Wednesday, December 4 at 8pm   
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

Thursday, December 5 at 8pm       
Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Caribbean Holiday Celebration

Friday, December 6 at 8pm 
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $15/$10/$5 for children under 10

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Winter Festival Concert

Saturday, December 7 at 4&8 pm; Sunday, December 8 at 4pm
First Congregational Church  

More than 200 singers ring in the holidays with favorite carols, songs, and classical works in Long Beach's greatest Winter extravaganza. Set in the historic sanctuary of First Congregational Church of Long Beach, this traditional concert has thrilled audiences for three decades!  Enjoy the majesty of the great Moeller organ, handbells, a brass choir, and, the combined voices of all 5 CSULB choirs.