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Arts at the Beach Public Events Calendar

Performance Tickets and Information

Tickets and information for all performance events are available over the phone (562-985-7000), by mail or in person (CSULB Arts Ticket Office, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach, CA 90815), or by visiting the CSULB Arts Ticket Box Office website. CSULB Arts Ticket Office Hours are Monday-Friday, 11am-6pm; Saturday, noon-4pm.

Parking on campus is available to the general public in all student lots when a $5 day pass is purchased. Day passes are available at the CSULB Parking Office or through the Yellow Kiosks located near the entrances of each parking lot. Patron parking outside of performance venues is available for $5 in attended lots on the afternoon or evening of performances. Additional information is available at www.csulb.edu/maps.

Gallery Admission and Information

The School of Art galleries exhibit more than 75 shows of CSULB student work during each fall and spring semester. Opening receptions for exhibitions are Sundays from 5-7pm. Weekday viewing hours are 12-5pm Monday through Thursday. The galleries are also open Wednesday evenings from 5-7pm. Design Department Gallery hours vary and are included with each exhibition listing. Admission is free of charge for all Art and Design gallery exhibits. The University Art Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday 12-5, Thursday 12-8pm. Admission is $4 for the general public, free for UAM members, CSULB students, staff and faculty, and children under 12.

JANUARY 2014

Carpenter Center Music & Stage Series
Capitol Steps
Saturday, January 18 at 8pm     

Carpenter Center Tickets: $40 Regular
America’s favorite singing political satirists return after four sold-out appearances to inject a much-needed dose of humor and musical madness into the serious business of politics. Armed with a never-ending supply of fresh material from our elected officials, the Capitol Steps continue to put the ‘mock’ in democracy with hilarious up-to-the-minute send-ups that bring down the house…and senate!

Carpenter Center Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

Oh, What a Night! A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Sunday, January 19 at 2pm        
Carpenter Center Tickets: $35
An exhilarating musical revue with boundless energy, engaging humor and hits like “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “My Eyes Adored You,” “Working My Way Back To You,” “Let’s Hang On” and “Who Loves You” and many more from the dynamic songbook of those boys from Jersey—Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons!

CSULB School of Art
Megan Smythe, Visiting Ceramics Artist/Brianna Allen, Metals/
Karina Cunningham, Ceramics/Chelsea McIntyre, Sculpture

January 19-23
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Megan Smythe’s exhibition features large ceramic sculptures that comment on the figure, motion, beauty, and the grotesque. Brianna Allen’s installation addresses ideas of consumption in mass culture. Karina Cunningham uses ceramics to display qualities of decomposition and ideas of value and progress. Using sculpture and video, Chelsea McIntyre’s show encourages interaction from the viewer.

Cole Conservatory Visiting Guest Artist Series
Singing Bowl Concert
Friday, January 24 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Free Admission

Cole Conservatory Visiting Guest Artist Series
Southern California Brass Consortium
Sunday, January 26 at 4pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Carpenter Center Arts for Life Series:
Shakespeare Aloud: The Life and Death of King John
Saturday, January 25 at 10:45am                 
Theatre Arts Department       Free Admission
On a designated Saturday each month, Shakespeare Aloud will host a free reading of each of Shakespeare’s 37 plays, one per month until the entire canon is complete. Community members are warmly invited to participate as readers (no experience or audition required) or as audience members. Shakespeare Aloud provides the opportunity to hear all the plays, to become readers, and to listen to and work with others. A collaboration with CSULB Department of Theatre Arts.

Carpenter Center presents
The Irish Rovers
Saturday, January 25 at 8pm     
Carpenter Center Tickets: $35
For nearly 50 years, The Irish Rovers have charmed and entertained audiences around the world with their exciting stage shows. The international ambassadors of Irish music, who are known for their rousing drinking songs and beautiful original ballads, have released 36 albums including favorite hit songs such as “Wasn’t That a Party,” “The Drunken Sailor,” and their signature song, “The Unicorn.” With the band set to retire in 2015, don’t miss what might be your last chance to experience this rollicking performance of good cheer!

Carpenter Center presents
Stunt Dog Experience
Sunday, January 26 at 1&4pm  
Carpenter Center Tickets: $20
With star performances on The Tonight Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Animal Planet’s Pet Stars—these canine daredevils will thrill the entire family with doggone amazing tricks. From world-class Frisbee catching and the famous high-jumping act, to weave pole challenges and the stunt dog triathlon—the most athletic and talented dogs in the world will wow you with their interactive showdowns judged by audience applause!

University Art Museum
Materials & Applications:
Building Something (Beyond) Beautiful, Projects 2002-2013

Through April 13
Opening reception on Saturday, January 25 from 6-8pm
Admission: Free to UAM members + CSULB students, faculty and staff;
General Public $4, children under 12 free if accompanied by an adult
The University Art Museum partners with the Silver Lake-based experimental architecture and design organization Materials & Applications (M&A) to present two projects: a UAM exhibition and a large-scale, site-specific installation located at the north end of the CSULB campus. The UAM exhibition is a capstone to more than ten years of effort at the Los Angeles-based nonprofit to advance new and underused ideas in art, architecture, and landscape.  M&A related activities began this fall when local community members joined Oliver Hess, Director Emeritus of M&A, and students from CSULB Assistant Professor Heather Barker's Design course 360A Environmental Communication Design in a three-part "crowd-sourcing" workshop coordinated with Arts Council for Long Beach dedicated to developing a design for the project. The resulting efforts of the class will culminate in a site-specific installation called MatterApp: Pyramidial, built to coincide with the January 25th exhibition reception.

University Art Museum
Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi
Through April 13
Admission: Free to UAM members + CSULB students, faculty and staff;
General Public $4, children under 12 free if accompanied by an adult
The human face and its expressive potential have inspired artists around the world for millennia. Arguably, Japan's Noh theater provides an unparalleled domain for exploring emotion and representing the human countenance. Today, Noh continues to inspire a dynamic dialogue between artists from Asia and the west. Expanding on this rich vein, Traditions Transfigured selects contemporary works by Noh mask maker Bidou Yamaguchi. These masks apply the forms, techniques, transformative spirit, and mysterious elegance of Noh masks to iconic female portraits from the European art historical canon, and to Kabuki actor prints by Sharaku, Japan's enigmatic 18th century portrait master.

CSULB School of Art
Cynthia Lujan and Francisco Palomares, Drawing & Painting/
Mylene Raiche, Fiber/Vanessa Ortiz, BFA Fiber/
Oscar Mendoza and Romina del Castillo, Drawing & Painting

January 26-30
CSULB Student Art Galleries Free Admission
Cynthia Lujan and Francisco Palomares present oil paintings created during an exchange program with China. Mylene Raiche's artist books and fiber works explore ephemerality. Vanessa Ortiz's BFA exhibition comments on the physical global industry of denim with works made from recycled denim. Oscar Mendoza and Romina Castillo's exhibition features charcoal compositions focusing on anatomical accuracy and drawing technique.

Carpenter Center Arts for Life Series
Community Cinema: Las Marthas
Tuesday, January 28 at 7pm             
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Free Admission
Dating from the aftermath of the Spanish- American War, the annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas is unlike any other. Las Marthas follows two Mexican American girls carrying this gilded tradition on their young shoulders during a time of economic uncertainty and political tension over immigration. The Carpenter Center, a partner of the Independent Television Service, hosts this series of six free screenings of ITVS documentary films. Panels and guest speakers will supplement each evening.

Cole Conservatory Faculty Artist Series
David Gerhart, Percussion
Friday, January 31 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

 

FEBRUARY 2014

Carpenter Center presents
Kris Kristofferson
Sat, February 1 at 8pm          Tickets: $50 Regular
Carpenter Center
Three-time Grammy Award winner Kris Kristofferson is an American original, with hits like “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” and “Help Me Make It Through the Night.” A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the legendary singer/songwriter’s newest album explores love, gratitude, aging, war, and his ever-present theme of freedom. “If you took freedom out of the songs, you’d have very few Kristofferson songs.”

CSULB School of Art
Group Metals Exhibition/Jennifer Hipolite, Drawing & Painting/
Allison Anderson, Drawing & Painting/Jazmin Urrea,
Photography/Nicholas Gaby, Sculpture

February 2-6
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
The Group Metals exhibition will feature a variety of works from the Metals program. Jennifer Hipolite observes human form and behavior through drawings, sketches, and paintings. Allison Anderson presents small layered paintings that engage the viewer with a revealing and concealing effect. Jazmin Urrea presents a video that challenges relationships between health and appearance. Nicholas Gaby’s hand-carved compartments investigate sentimentality in various inanimate objects.

Cole Conservatory of Music
University Symphony Orchestra
Friday, February 7 at 8pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center   Tickets: $15/$10
The program features Ligeti’s Atmospheres, Kopetzki’s Concerto for Marimba and Strings, and Stravinsky’s Petrushka.

Cole Conservatory of Music
The Beach Café
Friday-Saturday, February 7-8 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital hall   Tickets: $10
The students of the Choral, Vocal and Opera Studies Program put on their exceedingly popular cabaret-style show, featuring favorites from the world of Broadway, Jazz, Light Classical and Pop music.

Carpenter Center Dance Series
Ate9 dANCE cOMPANY
Sat, February 8 at 8pm          Tickets: $30 Regular
Carpenter Center
Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY is a Los Angeles contemporary modern group led by Israeli choreographer Danielle Agami. Born and raised in Jerusalem, Agami spent eight years with the world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company before she moved to the U.S. two years ago. She has assembled a cast of 12distinct individuals who each possess a virtuosic magnetism in the unique full-evening piece,Sally Meets Stu. The combination between live narration, a tasteful sound track and the original vocabulary by Agami, completes a rich entertaining experience for the audience.

Cole Conservatory Faculty Artist Series
Mark Uranker and Althea Waites, Piano
Sunday, February 9 at 4pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

CSULB School of Art
Raven Sherman, Photography/I Tan Wong, Photography/
Nidia Morales, Photography/Natali Guerra, Metals/Alyssa Bierce, Photography
February 9-13
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Raven Sherman’s photographs address consumerism and racial stereotypes.  I Tan Wong’s video installation expresses concerns and emotional attachment regarding the “Made in China” label.  Nidia Morales immersive multimedia exhibition will investigate cultural associations of beauty and the grotesque in regards to hair.  Natali Geurra presents jewelry, painting, and drawing in relation to the body, spirit, line, chance, and nature.  Alyssa Bierce explores her relationship with her imprisoned brother through photography, video, and installation.

Cole Conservatory Faculty Artist Series
Faculty Chamber Music
Monday, February 10 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Cole Conservatory Faculty Artist Series
Nick Mancini, Percussion
Thursday, February 13 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

CSULB Department of Dance
The Contemporary Concert Program A
February 13-14 at 8pm; February 15 at 2&8pm
Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater   Tickets: $20/$16
A presentation of choreography by undergraduate choreographers, This diverse and exciting evening of dance features original work by CSULB students Daniel De La Rosa, Jessica Egbert, Megan Guise, Katie Marshall, Molly Matutat, Jobel Medina, Brandon Olsen, and Melissa Sennewald.

California Repertory Company presents
The Goat or Who is Sylvia by Edward Albee, directed by Jim Martin
February 14-March 8
Queen Mary Royal Theater   Tickets: $25/$20
An absurd little fable about the conventions that break and the illusions that shatter all in the name of love. Albee’s award-winning tragic comedy tells the story of Martin, a compassionate family man and successful architect, whose earth-shattering secret affair is revealed in a letter to his wife, Stevie, and son, Billy, by his best friend, Ross. The audience will begin to question their own definitions of romantic and unconditional love and social tolerance as the family deals with the fallout of the patriarch’s transgression in shocking—and often hilarious—ways.

Cole Conservatory of Music Faculty Artist Series
Sine Nomine
Sunday, February 16 at 7pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall Free Will Offering
Sine Nomine is a fantastic chamber men's choir from Cuba. They will be stopping at CSULB on their way to the Western Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association. Conducted by Leonore Dulzaides, the ensemble is made up of 8 virtuoso men who specialize in performing all sorts of interesting repertoire – from European church music, to Cuban folk songs and American spirituals.

CSULB School of Art
Group Drawing & Painting Exhibition/Annie Chang and Courtney Heiser,
Drawing & Painting/Scott Burns, Ceramics/Bryan Lenorud, Printmaking/
Candace Wakefield, Photography
February 16-20
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
The group exhibition features painting and mixed media works focused on natural and organic forms.  Annie Chang and Courtney Heiser explore the objectification of the female body. Scott Burns creates large-scale figurative clay works regarding humor, human nature, and animals. Bryan Lenorud’s Gyotaku prints explore issues created by unsustainable commercial fishing. Candace Wakefield’s color photographs combine landscapes of state prisons and drawings sent by her father, an inmate.

Cole Conservatory of Music
Composers Studio
Tuesday, February 18 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Free Admission

Cole Conservatory Alumni Artist Series
Joshua Vigran, Piano
Wednesday, February 19 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Free Admission

Department of Film and Electronic Arts and the University Art Museum
Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa, 1957)
Film Series: Of Phantasms and Masks: The Noh Influence in Japanese Cinema
Thursday, February 20 at 7:30pm
University Theatre    Free Admission
Kurosawa’s radical fusion of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Noh Theater, set in medieval Japan. This film series is presented in conjunction with the University Art Museum exhibition “Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi.”

Carpenter Center Arts for Life Series:
Shakespeare Aloud: The Tragedy of Titus Andronicus
Saturday, February 22 at 10:45am               
Theatre Arts Department       Free Admission
On a designated Saturday each month, Shakespeare Aloud will host a free reading of each of Shakespeare’s 37 plays, one per month until the entire canon is complete. Community members are warmly invited to participate as readers (no experience or audition required) or as audience members. Shakespeare Aloud provides the opportunity to hear all the plays, to become readers, and to listen to and work with others. A collaboration with CSULB Department of Theatre Arts.

Cole Conservatory of Music
New Music Ensemble
Monday, February 24 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

CSULB School of Art
Photo Club/Christopher Hernandez, Drawing & Painting/Teresa Cruz, Photograph/Annette Heully and Vav Vavrek, Fiber & Sculpture/
Miniature Group Show
February 23-27
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
The Photo Club will exhibit selections from its members’ current and in-progress bodies of work.  Christopher Hernandez displays large process-based experimental paintings that focus on gesture and tension within the picture plane. Teresa Cruz explores the interaction of object and space with installation and photography. Annette Heully and Vav Vavrek create a symbiotic and kinetic mechanic and textile environment.  The Miniature group exhibition showcases artworks discretely placed around the gallery.

Cole Conservatory Faculty Artist Series
David Garrett, Cello
Wednesday, February 26 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Department of Film and Electronic Arts and the University Art Museum
Tales of Ugetsu (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953)
Film Series: Of Phantasms and Masks: The Noh Influence in Japanese Cinema
Thursday, February 27 at 7:30pm
University Theatre    Free Admission

Mizoguchi’s masterpiece, a supernatural fable of greedy men and their suffering women during a time of medieval civil war. This film series is presented in conjunction with the University Art Museum exhibition “Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi.”

Cole Conservatory of Music Guest Artist Series  
Margaret Mills, Piano
Thursday, February 27 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

CSULB Theatre Arts
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February 28-March 15
Players Theater   Tickets: $15/$12
When an enigmatic woman enters the lives of two college buddies on a trip to Amsterdam, their lives become inextricably entwined in this harrowing and sensual mystery.

 

MARCH 2014

CSULB School of Art
Art and Fashion Group Exhibition/Collaborative, Fiber and Sculpture/
Marcus Thibodeau, Printmaking/ Arezoo Bharthania, Drawing & Painting/
Justin Smith and Michael Rollins, Drawing & Painting

March 2-6

CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Curated by Daniela Ionescue, the Art and Fashion group exhibition continues with ideas presented in last semester’s Art and Fashion exhibition, specifically globalization, sustainability, and fair trade.  Marcus Thibodeau displays printed utilizing a variety of materials.  Arezoo Bharthania’s paintings investigate the idea of inside and outside as they relate to life in Iran, memory, and displacement.  Justin Smith and Michael Rollins display process-based abstract paintings referencing structural objects and frequencies.

Department of Design
Interior Design Junior Class Works in Progress Show
March 3-7
Design Gallery Free Admission
Exhibition is open 10am-5pm M-F

Cole Conservatory of Music 
Woodwind Chamber Music
Wednesday, March 5 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Cole Conservatory of Music
Symphonic Band and Concert Band
Thursday, March 6 at 7pm
Carpenter Center   Tickets: $10/$7
This concert features the Cole Conservatory Symphonic Band and Concert Band, along with a special performance by the Long Beach Poly High School Wind Symphony.

Cole Conservatory Visiting Guest Artist Series
Mobius Trio
Thursday, March 6 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Department of Film and Electronic Arts and University Art Museum
Onibaba (Kaneto Shindo, 1964)
Film Series: Of Phantasms and Masks: The Noh Influence in Japanese Cinema
Thursday, March 6 at 7:30pm
University Theatre    Free Admission
In this lyrical and horrific ghost story, two women desperately wait for a soldier’s return from war, and encounter a demon.  A visual tour-de-force, featuring breathtaking widescreen black & white cinematography. This film series is presented in conjunction with the University Art Museum exhibition “Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi.”

Cole Conservatory of Music
University Symphony Orchestra
Friday, March 7 at 8pm
Carpenter Center   Tickets: $15/$10
Conducted by Johannes Müller-Stosch, the evening’s program includes a section entitled “Forgotten Magic:  rediscovered composers from a bygone era, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B minor, “Pathetique.”

Carpenter Center
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Saturday, March 8 at 8pm     Tickets: $38 Regular
The legend lives on as the most popular big band in the world continues to delight young and old alike. Get set for an elegant evening of swing as the 17-piece orchestra dazzles and delights with classics such as “Chattanooga Choo-Choo,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “In the Mood” and others—under the masterful direction of Nick Hilscher.

Cole Conservatory of Music
Concert Jazz Orchestra and Studio Jazz Band
Sunday, March 9 at 5pm
University Theater   Tickets: $10/$7
Under the direction of the CSULB Director of Jazz Studies, Jeff Jarvis, the Concert Jazz Orchestra (CJO) performs works ranging from big band compositions to extended works for jazz orchestra.

CSULB School of Art
MFA Advancement/Nora Ayala, Printmaking/Ink 13, Printmaking/
James O’Real, Drawing and Painting

March 9-13
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
The MFA Advancement Exhibition features work from advancing studio art graduate students.  Nora Ayala displays monoprint portraits that refer to the fading memory.  Ink 13 is a thematic group printmaking exhibition that showcases a variety of print media found in Printmaking program courses.  James O’Real displays an independent research project concerning composition and painterly expression of forms in space.

Carpenter Center Arts for Life Series:
Community Cinema: The Trials of Muhammad Ali
Tuesday, March 11 at 7pm               
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Free Admission
The Trials of Muhammad Ali covers the famed boxer’s toughest bout of all: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The film explores Ali’s exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent. The Carpenter Center, a partner of the Independent Television Service, hosts this series of six free screenings of ITVS documentary films. Panels and guest speakers will supplement each evening.

Cole Conservatory of Music
Wind Symphony – “The Cole Winds Fully Amped”
Tuesday, March 11 at 7&9pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7
Two back to back shows featuring the Wind Symphony as it has never been heard before – with amplified sound, dancers and faculty soloists.

Department of Film and Electronic Arts
Ran (Akira Kurosawa, 1985)
Film Series: Of Phantasms and Masks: The Noh Influence in Japanese Cinema
Thursday, March 13 at 7:30pm
University Theatre    Free Admission
An elderly medieval warlord divides his kingdom among his three sons in Kurosawa’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear, featuring stunning battle scenes shot in vivid color. This film series is presented in conjunction with the University Art Museum exhibition “Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi.”

CSULB Department of Dance
The Contemporary Concert Program B
March 13-14 at 8pm; March 15 at 2&8pm
Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater   Tickets: $20/$16
A presentation of choreography by undergraduate choreographers Jill Lindsey, Melissa Martinez, Gaby Mulder, Marielle Richardson, Alyse Rockett, Melissa Younker, and MFA candidate Kathleen Helm.

Carpenter Center Arts for Life Series
Annie Moses Band
Friday, March 14 at 7pm       Free Admission
A special outdoor concert on the Carpenter Family Terrace. The delightful American roots sounds of the Annie Moses Band in original and standard tunes for the whole family’s enjoyment.

Cole Conservatory of Music
World Percussion Concert
Friday, March 14 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

CSULB Theatre Arts
By the Bog of Cats… by Marina Carr, directed by Alexis Macnab
March 14-22
Studio Theatre   Tickets: $15/$12
Set in the fictional Bog of Cats located within Ireland’s Midlands region, Carr’s meditation on Medea explores what it means to be an outsider even when you’ve never left home.

Carpenter Center Arts for Life Series
Aquila Theatre Company Shakespeare Master Class
Saturday, March 15 at 1pm  
Theatre Arts Department       Free admission but reservations are required
A master class on Shakespeare with the Aquila Theatre Company. Class size is very limited and sign up is required. To sign up please visit: http://www.carpenterarts.org/artsforlife/aquila-theatre.html.

Carpenter Center Wit & Wisdom Series
Aquila Theatre in William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
Saturday, March 15 at 8pm  
Carpenter Center Tickets: $40 Regular
A whirlwind of passion, surprises, tricks, and disguises awaits you in Shakespeare’s irresistible romantic comedy. A shipwrecked young woman falls in love with the local duke, who is in love with the local Countess, who is in love with the first woman whom she believes is a man, whose twin brother arrives to add even more chaos in this rollicking tale of mistaken identity and unrequited love!

Carpenter Center WOW! Series
Siro-A: The Digital Experiment
Sunday, March 16 at 5pm     
Carpenter Center Tickets: $40 Regular
Direct from Sendai, Japan—Siro-A takes their indescribable display of performance, technology and music to a staggering new level as they effortlessly fuse digital projection and visual trickery, all set to a funky techno beat spun by a live DJ! Their visually stunning show performed to 30,000 people at the Shanghai Expo, has wowed TEDx audiences in Tokyo and won the coveted “Spirit of the Fringe” award at the Edinburgh Festival 2011.

Cole Conservatory Faculty and Guest Artist Series
David Lisker, Violin and Valentina Gottlieb, Piano
Sunday, March 16 at 4pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

CSULB School of Art
Don Tinling, Photography/Jesse So, BFA Sculpture/Kiyomi Fukui and Jennifer Chen, Printmaking/Mark Ditchkus, Sculpture/Charles Kessler, BFA Sculpture
March 16-20
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Don Tinling’s digital and analog photographs explore notions of gravity and restraint. Jesse So’s BFA exhibition investigates the role of the pawn. Kiyomi Fukui and Jennifer Chen’s printed works depict symbiotic relationships between organisms and their respective biological systems. Mark Ditchkus presents new work, old work, and performance in a sculptural exhibition exploring cycles. Charlse Kessler presents large scale non-utilitarian vessels in his BFA exhibition.

Cole Conservatory of Music
University Choir and Chamber Choir
Tuesday, March 18 at 8pm
Los Altos United Methodist Church   Tickets: $10/$7 (only available at the door)
Recognized as two of the finest collegiate choral ensembles in the US, the Chamber Choir and University Choirs have sung with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Pacific Symphony, the Long Beach Symphony, and the Pasadena Pops Orchestra. Jonathan Talberg and Adam Con direct. Los Altos United Methodist Church is located in Long Beach at the intersection of Woodruff and Willow.

Cole Conservatory Visiting Guest Artist Series
Composer’s Guild Snapshots
Wednesday, March 19 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Free Admission

Carpenter Center Cabaret Series
Tom Rigney & Flambeau
Wednesday, Mar 19 and Thursday, March 20
Dinner/Beverage Service 6-6:45pm     Performance 7pm

Carpenter Center Single ticket prices vary, call for details
One of the most sought-after bands in the American Roots Music scene, Tom Rigney and Flambeau will spice up Cabaret with a scorching blend of Cajun, blues, and New Orleans grooves to tear the roof off the Carpenter Center and raise the spirits of one and all!

Asian Traditions/Contemporary Creations
Tibetan Singing Bowls
Thursday, March 20 at 7pm
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Gardens
Carolyn Bremer, Director of the Cole Conservatory of Music, performs on Tibetan singing bowls.

Cole Conservatory Visiting Guest Artist Series
New Music Ensemble – Cortazar Conference
Friday, March 21 at 7:30pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Free Admission

Cole Conservatory of Music
Choral Concert
Saturday, March 22 at 8pm
Cal Heights United Methodist Church $10/$7 (Tickets sold at the door only)
The CSULB 49er Chorus joins forces with the Long Beach Polytechnic High School Chamber Choir to perform Gabriel Faure’s Requiem. The performance features organist, James Petri, as well as instrumentalists from the Los Angeles and Orange counties.  Olga Spriggs and Brian Dokko will be the evening’s conductors. Cal Heights United Methodist Church is located at 3759 Orange Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807.

Carpenter Center Dance Series
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Saturday, March 22 at 8pm and Sunday, March 23 at 2pm
Tickets: $45 Regular
The all-male ballet company – delicately stuffed into tutus and man-sized toe shoes – returns after three previous sold out appearances to deliver hilarious twists on classical ballet. A worldwide phenomenon, the comedy of “the Trocks” is only outmatched by their technical prowess. The New York Times raves, “their program of grand ballet is as much food for the mind as it is for the eye and the funny bone.”

CSULB School of Art
Audra Graziano, MFA Drawing and Painting/Erica Fojtik, BFA Sculpture/Esteban Ramirez, Photography/Jenna Kurtz, BFA Sculpture/Jim Haag, BFA Sculpture
March 23-27
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Audra Graziano’s MFA thesis exhibition reflects her interest in overlapping networks through oil paintings.  Erica Fojtik’s BFA exhibition explores perceptual experience using cast salt.  Esteban Ramirez displays photographic and video work created with pyrotechnics.  Jenna Kurtz BFA exhibition features fully articulated animal-human hybrid sculptures.  Jim Haag’s BFA exhibition addresses the influence of framing upon found objects and sculpture.

Cole Conservatory Visiting Guest Artist Series
Combined Jazz Concert
Wednesday, March 26 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Free Admission
A “Bon Voyage” concert prior to the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival, featuring the Concert Jazz Orchestra,
Pacific Standard Time and the vocal jazz ensemble from Elmhurst College.

Cole Conservatory of Music
Percussion Ensemble
Thursday, March 27 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Cole Conservatory of Music
University Symphony Orchestra
Friday, March 28 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $15/$10
Johannes Müller-Stosch, conductor, Mark Alpizar, graduate conductor. The program includes Rozsa’s Killers Concert Suite and performances by the winners of the CSULB Concerto Competitions.

Carpenter Center Arts for Life Series:
Shakespeare Aloud: The First Part of Henry VI
Saturday, March 29 at 10:45am                   
Theatre Arts Department       Free Admission
On a designated Saturday each month, Shakespeare Aloud will host a free reading of each of Shakespeare’s 37 plays, one per month until the entire canon is complete. Community members are warmly invited to participate as readers (no experience or audition required) or as audience members. Shakespeare Aloud provides the opportunity to hear all the plays, to become readers, and to listen to and work with others. A collaboration with CSULB Department of Theatre Arts.

APRIL 2014

CSULB School of Art
Debbie Carlson, MFA Metals/Dane Klingaman, MFA Drawing & Painting/
Luis Macias, BFA Metals/Riley Hansler, BFA Metals/
Michael Nannery, MFA Printmaking

April 6-10
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Debbie Carlson’s MFA thesis exhibition reflects experiences of people in her life through an installation of eclectic objects.  Dane Klingaman’s MFA thesis exhibition explores recent cultural iconography through collage-based works.  Luis Macias’s BFA exhibition features jewelry and sculpture thematically connected to outer space. Riley Hansler’s BFA exhibition questions value systems using metal works and found objects.  Michael Nannery’s MFA thesis exhibition explores the freshwater fishkeeping hobby as it relates to aesthetics, ethics, ecology, and markets.

Cole Conservatory of Music
University Woodwind Quintet
Wednesday, April 9 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

CSULB Opera Institute Presents
Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte - The Magic Flute (Sung in German with English Subtitles)
Friday-Saturday, April 11-12 at 8pm; Saturday-Sunday, April 12-13 at 2pm
University Theater   Tickets:$25/$15

Cole Conservatory of Music
Multi-Piano Extravaganza
Saturday, April 12 at 4pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $15/$10
A spring tradition at the Cole Conservatory, the Multi-Piano Extravaganza, now in its seventh edition, continues delight its audience in an afternoon of musical celebration.  The entire piano faculty will join their creative forces in performing tuneful works and arrangements for one through six (!) pianos.  All proceeds from this event will benefit the Keyboard Foundation, which provide scholarships for talented piano students.

Cole Conservatory of Music
Brass Chamber Music
Sunday, April 13 at 4pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10 for general public; free for students

CSULB School of Art
Printmaking BFA Exhibition/Dakota Gracey, Sculpture/
Darlene Casco, MFA Graphic Design/Wood Group Exhibition

April 13-17
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
The BFA Printmaking exhibition features work from senior printmaking students.  Dakota Gracey presents a miniature exhibition within the gallery space.  Darlene Casco’s MFA thesis exhibition explores the theme of language using hand-made artifacts and digital media.  The Wood Group exhibition features contemporary craft methodologies in student work created in the Wood program.

Cole Conservatory of Music
University Brass Ensemble
Monday, April 14 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10 for general public; free for students

Department of Design
Industrial Design Works in Progress Show
April 14-22
Design Gallery
Free Admission
Exhibition is open 10am-5pm M-F

Cole Conservatory of Music
Woodwind Chamber Music
Wednesday, April 16 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Cole Conservatory of Music
Percussion Chamber Music
Thursday, April 17 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Cole Conservatory of Music
Saxophone Ensemble
Friday, April 18 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

California Repertory Company presents:
Next to Normal by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, directed by Joann Gordon
April 18-May 10
Queen Mary Royal Theater   Tickets: $25/$20
Secrets and lies – torment and tenderness – rock a “normal” family in this anything but “normal” Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical.

Cole Conservatory of Music
Piano Showcase
Saturday, April 19 at 4pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

CSULB School of Art
Illustration and Animation BFA Exhibition/Ron Pagenkopp, MFA Illustration
April 20-24
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
The Illustration and Animation BFA Exhibition features work from senior Illustration and Animation students. 
Ron Pagenkopp’s MFA thesis exhibition explores memory through drawing, collage, and mixed media.

Cole Conservatory of Music
Collegium Musicum
Monday, April 21 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Carpenter Center Arts for Life Series:
Community Cinema: Medora
Tuesday, April 22 at 7pm                  
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Free Admission
Medora, Indiana is a once-booming community beset by a crippled economy and a dwindling population. This documentary follows the town’s down-but-not-out varsity basketball team over a season, capturing the players’ stories on and off the court—as the team’s struggle to compete parallels the town’s fight for survival. The Carpenter Center, a partner of the Independent Television Service, hosts this series of six free screenings of ITVS documentary films. Panels and guest speakers will supplement each evening.

Cole Conservatory of Music
String Chamber Music
Tuesday, April 22 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Cole Conservatory of Music
New Music Ensemble
Wednesday, April 23 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall Tickets $10/$7

CSULB Department of Dance
CSULB Dance in Concert
April 23-25 at 8pm; April 26 at 2pm
Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater   Tickets: $20/$16
In celebration of 20 years in theCSULBDance Center, CSULB Dancepresents an evening of original dances choreographed by Dance faculty Keith Johnson, Lorin Johnson, Sophie Monat, and Andrew Vaca, and guest faculty member John Beasant III.The show will also feature a restagingof Susan McLain’sEvening Soul.

Cole Conservatory of Music
Conservatory Brass Quintet
Thursday, April 24 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7
The Conservatory Brass Quintet, led by Robert Frear, is made up of the best brass players at CSULB, and tours regularly throughout the state and performs in regional conventions and competitions.

CSULB Theatre Arts
Blind Mouth Singing by Jorge Cortinas, directed by Amanda McRaven
April 25-May 10
Players Theatre   Tickets: $15/$12
A magical coming-of-age journey following a young boy and the identity he confronts at the bottom of a well.

Carpenter Center Arts for Life Series:
Shakespeare Aloud: The Second Part of Henry VI
Saturday, April 26 at 10:45am                      
Theatre Arts Department       Free Admission
On a designated Saturday each month, Shakespeare Aloud will host a free reading of each of Shakespeare’s 37 plays, one per month until the entire canon is complete. This month also includes a celebration of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday! Community members are warmly invited to participate as readers (no experience or audition required) or as audience members. Shakespeare Aloud provides the opportunity to hear all the plays, to become readers, and to listen to and work with others. A collaboration with CSULB Department of Theatre Arts.

CSULB Department of Dance
CSULB Dance in Concert- The Dance Center 20th Anniversary Gala Concert
April 26 at 7:30pm
Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater   Tickets: $30/$26
CSULB Dance celebrates 20 years in the CSULB Dance Center with a special gala concert featuring original dances choreographed by CSULB Dance faculty Keith Johnson, Lorin Johnson, Sophie Monat, and Andrew Vaca, guest faculty member John Beasant III, and a restaging of Susan McLain’sEvening Soul. A reception will follow the performance. A very limited number of seats will be available for sale.

Cole Conservatory of Music
Chamber Choir Concert
Saturday, April 26 at 4pm
Covenant Church   Free Admission
Dr. Jonathan Talberg, Director

Cole Conservatory of Music
Caribbean Extravaganza
Sunday, April 27 at 2pm
Carpenter Center   Tickets: $15/$10

Cole Conservatory of Music
Concert Jazz Orchestra and Studio Jazz Band
Sunday, April 27 at 4pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7
Jeff Jarvis, Director

Cole Conservatory of Music
Laptop Ensemble
Sunday, April 27 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

CSULB School of Art
Chelsea Mosher, MFA Photography/Renée Chartier, MFA Photography/
Sarah Alonza, BFA Ceramics/ Khara Cloutier, MFA Graphic Design/
Tava Tedesco, MFA Printmaking

April 27-May 1
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Chelsea Mosher’s MFA thesis exhibition features photographs addressing presence, syntax, poetics, and materiality.  Renée Chartier’s MFA thesis exhibition displays digital photographic works as they refer to display, reproduction, and fragmented relationships between disparate images.  Sarah Alonzo’s BFA exhibition presents humorous ceramic and mixed media works.  Khara Cloutier’s MFA thesis exhibition explores translation between systems of communication.  Tava Tedesco’s MFA thesis exhibition consists of printed and sculptural works representing isolated and urban environments.

Cole Conservatory of Music
Composers Guild
Monday, April 28 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Free Admission

Department of Design
Portfolio Exhibition
April 28-May 2
Design Gallery Free Admission
Exhibition is open 10am-5pm M-F

Cole Conservatory of Music
Concert Band
Tuesday, April 29 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Cole Conservatory of Music
Piano Plus!
Wednesday, April 30 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7
An eclectic program featuring selected piano students in collaboration with instrumental and vocal students.

 

MAY 2014

Cole Conservatory of Music
University String Quartet

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

Cole Conservatory of Music
Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band
Thursday, May 1 at 8pm
Carpenter Center   Tickets: $10/$7

Cole Conservatory of Music
Celebrating Music: Duruflé Requiem and Holst The Planets
Saturday, May 3 at 8pm
Carpenter Center   Tickets: $15/$10
Johannes Müller-Stosch  conducts the University Symphony Orchestra in Holst’s The Planets and Jonathan Talberg conducts the orchestra and the combined Cole Conservatory choirs in Duruflé’s Requiem.

Carpenter Center Sunday Afternoon Concert Series
Robin & Linda Williams
Sunday, May 4 at 2pm          
Tickets: $35
From their many appearances with Garrison Keillor on A Prairie Home Companion and The American Radio Company, to performances at The Grand Ole Opry and Austin City Limits as well as their tours with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmylou Harris, and The Seldom Scene—Robin and Linda Williams have thrilled audiences throughout America for more than twenty years with their distinctive folk, bluegrass, and country sound!

Cole Conservatory of Music
Jazz Lab Band
Sunday, May 4 at 4pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7
Jeff Jarvis, Director

CSULB School of Art
Drawing & Painting BFA Exhibition/Photography BFA Exhibition
May 4-8
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
The Drawing and Painting BFA exhibition features work by graduating seniors in the Drawing and Painting program. 
The Photography BFA exhibition features work by graduating seniors in the Photography program.

Cole Conservatory of Music
Women’s and Men’s Chorus Concert
Monday, May 5 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7
Stacey Oh conducts the Men’s Chorus; Jonathan Talberg conducts the Women’s Chorus.

Carpenter Center Arts for Life Series:
Community Cinema: The New Black
Tuesday, May 6 at 7pm                    
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Free Admission
Centering on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, The New Black takes viewers into the pews, the streets, and kitchen tables as it looks at how the African American community grapples with the divisive gay rights issue. Part of the Women and Girls Lead campaign. The Carpenter Center, a partner of the Independent Television Service, hosts this series of six free screenings of ITVS documentary films. Panels and guest speakers will supplement each evening.

Cole Conservatory of Music Guest Artist Series
Pingchang Li, Violin
Wednesday, May 7 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

The School of Art and the University Art Museum
Insights 2014: The Annual Student Exhibition
May 7-25; Opening Awards Ceremony and Reception – May 7, 5-8pm
Admission: Free to UAM members + CSULB students, faculty and staff;
General Public $4, children under 12 free if accompanied by an adult

The exhibit features work by both graduate and undergraduate students from the CSULB School of Art. Juried by faculty members and distinguished alumni, the exhibition highlights work by students in programs including Art Education, Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Fiber, Graphic Design, Illustration/Animation, Metal, Photography, Printmaking, and Wood.

Department of Film and Electronic Arts
Student Documentary Showcase
Friday, May 9 at 7:30pm
University Theatre    Free Admission

Department of Film and Electronic Arts
Career Day

Saturday, May 10 from 1-4pm
University Theatre    Free Admission

Department of Film and Electronic Arts
Films a la Mode
Saturday, May 10 from 5-6pm
University Theatre    Free Admission
A screening of select and highly personal films created by CSULB students

Department of Film and Electronic Arts
Spring 2014 Student Film Showcase
Saturday, May 10 at  7:30pm
University Theatre   Free Admission
A screening of select student films – offering both “works in progress” and completed views of the creativity and artistry at work in CSULB film classes.

Cole Conservatory of Music
Vocal Jazz Concert: Pacific Standard Time/ Jazz and Tonic

Saturday, May 10 at 4&8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Carpenter Center Wit & Wisdom Series
John Lithgow in Stories by Heart
Saturday, May 10 at 8pm      Tickets: $65 Regular
Lithgow delivers a commanding, funny and poignant tour de force performance, as he portrays a complete cast of distinct, outrageous characters while weaving personal stories with those by the likes of P.G. Wodehouse and Ring Lardner. A theatrical masterpiece that demonstrates the power of storytelling, The Orange County Register raves, “This is theater in its purest form. And it’s got more thrills and satisfactions than anything Broadway’s blockbuster makers could ever devise!”

Carpenter Center and CSULB Theatre Arts
Questions for My Mother and Questions My Mother Can’t Answer
Sunday, May 11 at  2pm
Carpenter Center   Free Admission
The afternoon begins with Questions for My Mother, a documentary theatre piece created by Long Beach high school sophomores and juniors in Sparking Curiosity, a 12-week workshop led by CSULB Department of Theatre Arts faculty Andrea Caban. Questions My Mother Can’t Answer is a moving and funny show written and performed by Caban, in which she goes on a mind-body-soul healing mission after being hit by a New York City cab. Caban portrays eight “women of-a-certain-age” and finds that life is not about avoiding accidents or tragedies, but how we deal with them.  A collaboration between the Carpenter Center’s Arts for Life project and the CSULB Department of Theatre Arts Affinity series.

CSULB School of Art
Mary Beierle, MFA Ceramics/Cody Norris, MFA Drawing and Painting/
Anjuli Submaranian, MFA Metals/Un Chu Song, MFA Illustration/
Joshua Gagliardi, MFA Sculpture

May 11-22
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Mary Beierle’s MFA thesis exhibition explores the merger of the figure and landscape through human-scale ceramic sculptures.  Cody Norris’s MFA thesis exhibition uses fire as a metaphor for loss in works on paper and mixed media paintings.  Anjuli Submaranian’s MFA thesis exhibition features a wall display for the artist’s deceased pet rabbit.  Un Chu Song’s MFA thesis exhibition depicts childhood fantasies in everyday environments using graphite pencil and watercolor.

Carpenter Center Cabaret Series
Livingston Tayler
Wednesday, May 14 and Thursday, May 15
Dinner/Beverage Service 6-6:45pm     Performance 7pm

Single ticket prices vary, call for details
With a performance schedule of nearly 80 shows per year and a career that spans four decades, this prolific singer/songwriter is treasured for his warm demeanor and well-crafted songs. He has collaborated with folk legends Carly Simon, Vince Gill, and his brother, James Taylor—who has also recorded Livingston’s Top 40 hits “I Can Dream of You” and “I Will Be in Love.”

Department of Design
Senior Show
May 21-23
Design Gallery, Design rooms  112 Free Admission
BFA in Gallery, BS in DESN 112 & BA in 111 & 113  (W-TH:  10am-5pm M-F, F: 10am- 2pm)

Carpenter Center Arts for Life Series:
Shakespeare Aloud: The Third Part of Henry VI
Saturday, May 31 at 10:45am                      
Theatre Arts Department       Free Admission
On a designated Saturday each month, Shakespeare Aloud will host a free reading of each of Shakespeare’s 37 plays, one per month until the entire canon is complete. Community members are warmly invited to participate as readers (no experience or audition required) or as audience members. Shakespeare Aloud provides the opportunity to hear all the plays, to become readers, and to listen to and work with others. A collaboration with CSULB Department of Theatre Arts.

 

SUMMER 2014

Carpenter Center Arts for Life Series:
Shakespeare Aloud: The Tragedy of Richard III
Saturday, June 28 at 10:45am                      
Theatre Arts Department       Free Admission
On a designated Saturday each month, Shakespeare Aloud will host a free reading of each of Shakespeare’s 37 plays, one per month until the entire canon is complete. Community members are warmly invited to participate as readers (no experience or audition required) or as audience members. Shakespeare Aloud provides the opportunity to hear all the plays, to become readers, and to listen to and work with others. A collaboration with CSULB Department of Theatre Arts.

Carpenter Center Arts for Life Series:
Shakespeare Aloud: The Taming of the Shrew
Saturday, July 26 at 10:45am                       
Theatre Arts Department       Free Admission
On a designated Saturday each month, Shakespeare Aloud will host a free reading of each of Shakespeare’s 37 plays, one per month until the entire canon is complete. Community members are warmly invited to participate as readers (no experience or audition required) or as audience members. Shakespeare Aloud provides the opportunity to hear all the plays, to become readers, and to listen to and work with others. A collaboration with CSULB Department of Theatre Arts.