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This Week at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

This week at the BCCM
April 14-20 Event Information

Mozart's Die Zauberflöte.

Fri, April 11 8:00pm
Sat, April 12 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun, April 13 2:00pm
University Theatre

Mozart's Die ZauberflÖte (The Magic Flute)

Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) is Mozart’s last opera, written in 1791. Conceived in collaboration with the popular Viennese actor Emanuel Schikaneder—who also premiered the role of Papageno—Die Zauberflöte fulfilled Mozart’s lifelong aspiration to popularize opera in his native German language.

The acclaimed Bob Cole Conservatory Opera Institute will perform Magic Flute on the campus of California State University, Long Beach in April. Fully staged performances with orchestra will be sung in German with English supertitles projected above the stage. Dialogue will be performed in English.

We are pleased to welcome as our guest Stage Director, renowned American baritone LeRoy Villanueva who has appeared many times in the role of Papageno. Johannes Müller-Stosch will conduct the Bob Cole Conservatory Chamber Orchestra.

In this production, set in a world reminiscent of sci-fi comics and “b” movies, director Villanueva centers the story around young Tamino and his journey of self-discovery. In a dream, Tamino becomes a Prince to fight his demons. In his dream, he encounters different aspects of himself in the characters Papageno and Monostatos. He struggles to find his place in a battle between the powerful Queen of the Night and the enlightened priest Sarastro in a world symbolic of the conflict between light and darkness, good and evill. With the guidance of Sarastro and the unyielding support of the beautiful Pamina, Tamino finds a deeper understanding of love, life and harmony.

The performances of Magic Flute are Friday, April 11 @ 8pm, Saturday, April 12 at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday, April 13 at 2pm in the University Theatre at CSULB. Tickets are by reserved seating only, and there is no late seating. Box Office Direct line: 562-985-7000. $25/15 (students with valid ID).

Multi Piano Extravaganza 9.

Saturday, April 12
4:00pm Daniel Recital Hall $15/10
Multi-Piano Extravaganza

Shun-Lin Chou, director.

Come join us for the ninth edition of this traditional Spring concert, featuring the entire Bob Cole Conservatory piano faculty along with award-winning piano students.

This afternoon gala event will include classical and entertaining works by Beethoven, Brahms, Saint-Saëns, Gottschalk, Arensky, Gounod, Smetana, Gillock, and Lavignac performed as duets and as multi-piano arrangements for up to 28 (!) hands.

All proceeds from this concert to benefit the Keyboard Studies foundation, which provides scholarships for talented Bob Cole Conservatory piano students.

Sunday, April 13
4:00PM Daniel Recital Hall $10/FREE
Brass Chamber Music

Rob Frear, director. **This event has been cancelled**

Saxophone Ensemble.

Wednesday, April 16
8:00PM Daniel Recital Hall $10/7
Woodwind Chamber Music

John Barcellona, director.

The University Clarinet Choir, the Flute Choir and several duos and trios will perform an evening of woodwind chamber music.


Woodwind Quintet.

Thursday, April 17
8:00PM Daniel Recital Hall $10/7
Percussion Chamber Music

Dave Gerhart, director.

Percussion Chamber.

Friday, April 18
8:00PM Daniel Recital Hall $10/7
Saxophone Ensemble

Jay Mason, director.

Program includes: an original composition by Zaq Kenefick (BCCM composition major); Contra Qui, Rose—Morten Lauridsen, arranged by Jay Mason; Wind and Weaponry for Saxophone Ensemble and Drumset—Daniel Maske; Angus Dei-Samual Barber, arranged by Paul Cotton, and Think. Act. Repeat—Alex Sadnik (BCCM grad).


Saxophone Ensemble.

Saturday, April 19
4:00PM Daniel Recital Hall $10/7
Piano Showcase

Shun-Lin Chou, director.

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


Piano Showcase.

Massive Band 2014

Save The Date
Sunday, April 27 2:00pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
Caribbean Extravaganza: Massive Band 2014

You may be asking what is Massive Band? Massive Band is the largest collection of steel drums ever assembled on the West Coast. The first concert was in 2000 and featured 121 steel drummers. On April 27, 2014, we are doing it again. The concert will feature more than 100 steel drummers from all over Southern California, including the CSULB Steel Drum Orchestra (Dr. Dave Gerhart, director), Cabrillo High School (Drew Holt, director), Campbell Hall Steel Drum Orchestra (Jason Bruns, director), Westminster High School (John Whatley, director), Lakewood Steel (Amanda Duncan, director), Rusty Steel (Linda Franz, director), and Granada Steel Drum (Jennifer Stampfl, director). The concert will also feature International Pan Virtuoso Andy Narell in a rare Southern California appearance. The program will include a diverse repertoire ranging from Soca, Calypso, Reggae, Latin and music by Andy Narell, including The Last Word. You may buy tickets before the show at CSULB Arts Ticket Office or at the CPAC Box Office on the day of the show. You won’t want to miss this show!

Upcoming BCCM SPRING 2014 Events

  • Mon, April 21, 2014:
    Collegium Musicum, Roger Hickman, conductor 8:00pm DRH $10/7
  • Tue, April 22, 2014:
    String Chamber Music, Joon-Sung Jun, director 8:00pm DRH $10/7
  • Wed, April 23, 2014:
    New Music Ensemble and BCCM Singers perform CronÓpera, Adriana Verdié, composer & director 8:00pm DRH $10/7
  • Wed, April 23, 2014:
    Jazz Combos 6:00pm-10:00pm Nugget Grill & Pub FREE
  • Thu, April 24, 2014:
    Jazz Combos 6:00pm-10:00pm Nugget Grill & Pub FREE
  • Thu, April 24, 2014:
    University Brass Ensemble, Rob Frear, director 8:00pm DRH $10/FREE
  • Sat, April 26, 2014:
    University and Chamber Choirs, Stephen Salts and Stacy Oh, conductors 4:00pm ‡‡‡CPC FREE
  • Sun, April 27, 2014:
    Caribbean Extravaganza: Massive Band 2014, Dave Gerhart, director 2:00pm •CPAC $15/10/5 children under 10
  • Sun, April 27, 2014:
    Concert Jazz Orchestra / Studio Jazz Band, Jeff Jarvis, director 4:00pm DRH $10/7
  • Sun, April 27, 2014:
    Laptop Ensemble, Martin Herman, director 8:00pm DRH $10/7

Tickets can be purchased online at the Ticket Office or by calling 562-985-7000.

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