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September



Centennial Organ Series: Flavors of Europe

Friday, September 6
 - 7:30 p.m.   -  Harlan Adams Theatre Stage

The Centennial Organ Series returns to Chico State with Ryan Enright, organist at St. John's Lutheran Church of Sacramento, playing music from Italy, Austria, Germany, and Spain. Come enjoy the magnificence of the Centennial Organ as you listen to centuries of European organ compositions by Bach, Dupré, Frank, and more!

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333.


The Composer's Palette - North State Symphony

Saturday, September 21 - 7:30 p.m. (Pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m.)   -   Cascade Theatre, Redding 

Sunday, September 22 - 2:00 p.m. (Pre-concert talk at 1:00 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall)   -   Laxson Auditorium, Chico 

From the corners of Europe come three bright, beautiful, and bold pieces, highlighting the colorful variety in orchestral sound. Our concert includes music based on Andalusian folk dance, a Ravel homage to the royal court at Versailles, and Tchaikovsky's most passionate violin concerto, with guest violinist Yevgeny Kutik.

Advance tickets range from $36 for premium seating to $6 for students and children. Chico tickets available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Chico Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone/online purchases; add $2 for tickets purchased at the door; for special needs seating call 530.898.6333. For Redding tickets, call the Cascade Theatre Box Office, 530.243.8877.

October



Hiestand Memorial Concert 
- Band


Saturday, October 5 - 7:30 p.m.   -   Harlen Adams Theatre

Join us to honor the late Daniel Hiestand and to support the scholarship in his name. Ray Craig is this year's guest conductor. The Chico State Wind Ensemble will open the first half of the concert with the Alumni Band rounding out the second half. Free.

Richard Cionco - Piano

Sunday, October 13 - 2:00 p.m.   -  Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Internationally acclaimed pianist, composer, Steinway artist and piano professor at CSU, Sacramento, Richard Cionco comes to Chico State to perform a memorable recital of piano music by Bach, Siloti, Schumann, Janacek, Liszt, 

and Cionco that will be followed by a master class for CSU, Chico piano students. For more information, contact Dr. Natalya Shkoda, 530.898.4043.

 

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333.

Doctor Faustus - Theatre

Tuesday, October 15-Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 19 & Sunday October 20 at 2 p.m.
Wismer Theatre

What would you do for ultimate knowledge? Watch as Faustus, driven by ambition and an insatiable desire for knowledge, makes a deal with Lucifer: wealth and power for the simple price of his soul. Directed by Katie Whitlock, Christopher Marlowe's Renaissance text with a modern twist is a dark commentary on human existence.

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333.


The Gleaming Brass - NSS Chamber Music

Saturday, October 19  - 7:30 p.m.   -  Rowland Taylor Recital Hall 

Sunday, October 20 - 2:00 p.m.   -   Old City Hall, Redding 

A special little concert featuring the brass sections of the North State Symphony in their own concert. There is nothing like brass!

Advance tickets are $22 for adults and seniors and $12 for students and children. Chico tickets available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets, and online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone/online purchases; add $2 for tickets purchased at the door; for special needs seating call 530.898.6333. For Redding tickets, call the Cascade Theatre Box Office, 530.243.8877.


Aucustic Telepathy - Jazz X-Press

Saturday, October 26 - 7:30 p.m.   -   Harlen Adams Theatre

The CSU, Chico Jazz X-Press invites you to another exciting night of jazz. Keeping with our traditions, the evening promises a wide variety of music from straightahead swinging to more modern jazz sounds, including music composed by our own Jazz X-Press students. The X-Press also regularly brings in guest artists to heighten the educational experience through clinics and performances. Several big names have been invited, so keep on the look out.

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333

November


From Where the Sun Now Sets 
- Choral


Saturday, November 2 - 7:30 p.m.   -   Harlen Adams Theatre

This concert, featuring the University Chorus, Acappella Choir, and Chamber Singers, explores the poetry of the world around us. From Where the Sun Now Stands, a cycle of American Indian poetry set to music by Charles Forsberg and performed by the Chamber Singers, takes center stage.

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Second Street and Normal Avenue. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333.

Band Classics - Symphonic Winds


Saturday, November 9 - 7:30 p.m.   -   Harlen Adams Theatre

The Chico State Wind Ensemble will perform music composed by band legends such as Holst, Vaughan Williams, Creston, Grainger, and the “March King,” John Philip Sousa.

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333

Spring Awakening - Musical Theatre


Wednesday, November 13-Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 16 & Sunday, November 17 at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, November 19-Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Wismer Theatre

Based on an 1891 German play by Frank Wedekind, Spring Awakening chronicles the struggles of teenagers coming of age sexually in a repressive society. This musical swept the 2007 Tony Awards and is directed for us by Joel P. Rogers. It contains sexually explicit lyrics and situations.

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333.

Thank You Concert: Two for One - Concert Band & Jazz II

Wednesday, November 13 - 7:30 p.m.   -   Harlen Adams Theatre

The concert band and Jazz II have a special evening of music planned for you. The evening includes everything from overtures and marches to big band swing and fusion. Both groups will feature student guest conductors and student arrangements. Free.


New American Portraits - North State Symphony

Saturday, November 16- 7:30 p.m. (Pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall)   -   Laxson Auditorium, Chico  

Sunday, November 17 - 2:00 p.m. (Pre-concert talk at 1:00 p.m.)   -   Cascade Theatre, Redding  

Music, like all arts, must reinvent itself to survive. This concert concerns the experience of life and reinvention in the Americas. With pieces by Márquez, Lalo, Neruda, and Copland, and featuring Kira Weiss (cello) and Chris Navarrete (trumpet), this promises to be a very uncommon concert!

Advance tickets range from $32 for premium seating to $6 for students and children. Chico tickets available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Chico tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone/online purchases; add $2 for tickets purchased at the door; for special needs seating call 530.898.6333. For Redding tickets, call the Cascade Theatre Box Office, 530.243.8877.

December


Glorious Sounds of the Season

Friday, December 6 - 7:30 p.m.   -   Harlen Adams Theatre

Saturday, December 7 - 7:30 p.m.   -   Harlen Adams Theatre

Sunday, December 8 - 2:00 p.m.
   -   Harlen Adams Theatre

Harlen Adams Theatre

This festive concert features music and drama for the season. Faculty and students perform holiday favorites in a kaleidoscopic fashion throughout the hall. Performers include the 100-voice Choral Union, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz X-Press, chamber and theatre ensembles, soloists, and readers. Get your tickets early!

Advance tickets, at $20 for all seats, available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333.


Sounds of the Sacred Season - North State Symphony
 Christmas Concert

Friday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m.
St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, Chico

Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m.
State Theatre, Red Bluff

Sunday, December 15 at 4 p.m.
Our Lady Of Mercy Church, Redding

Our own holiday tradition, beautiful baroque music of the season PLUS an audience carol sing.

Advance tickets for the Chico performance, at $30 for adults and seniors and $12 for students and children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Chico tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone/online purchases; add $2 for tickets purchased at the door; for special needs seating call 530.898.6333. Ticket information for other venues is available by calling the NSS Office, 530-898-5984.

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February



North State Symphony: Young Artists Auditions

Sunday, February 17 - Noon

Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Each year young classical musicians from the North State area compete in high school and university divisions of auditions sponsored by the Chico Guild and Redding League on behalf of the North State Symphony. First-place winner in each division wins the opportunity to solo with the NSS the following year. The public is invited to watch the students as they audition. Free.


An Embrace of Romantic Mansters - North State Symphony

Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Cascade Theatre, Redding
Free pre-concert talk at 6:30 pm.

Sunday, February 16 at 2 p.m.
Laxson Auditorium, Chico
Free pre-concert at 1 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

The story of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet deeply affects everyone who hears it. And some of the world's greatest music - including pieces by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, and others - was inspired by their story of broken hearts and bloodshed. Chico State theatre students join the Symphony to bring this tale to life.

Advance tickets range from $36 for premium seating to $6 for students and children. Chico tickets available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Chico tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone/online purchases; add $2 for tickets purchased at the door; for special needs seating call 530.898.6333. For Redding tickets, call the Cascade Theatre Box Office, 530.243.8877.

Honoring Alfred Loeffler: New Music Symposium

All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor

Thursday, February 27

Student Composers
Don't miss this highlight of the season - an evening of original music from student composers and musicians. Free

Friday, February 28
Sqwonk
Enjoy this innovative bass clarinet duo that draws upon a wide range of influences, from klezmer, heavy metal, and blues to minimalism and free improvisation, creating a repertoire that is strikingly contemporary yet broadly accessible to a wide audience. Free

March



Honoring Alfred Loeffler: New Music Symposium

Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor

Saturday, March 1
The Golem / Pull-String Duo
Chico's own Pull-String Duo premieres a live musical score by David Dvorin to the 1920 masterpiece of silent cinema, The Golem. Free

Creation Stories - Theatre

Tuesday, March 4-Saturday, March 8 & Tuesday, March 11-Thursday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 9 at 2 p.m.
Wismer Theatre

The creation of Earth and humanity, told in abstract, serious, and comic physical theatre - with voiceover, sound, and music. Devised from creative dramatics and group research and directed by Sue Hargrave Pate, these short movement pieces are based on myths of different world cultures and traditions.

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333.

Vivaldi's Four Seasons - NSS Spring Chamber Music Concert

Saturday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Old City Hall, Redding

Sunday, March 16 at 2 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, Chico

A special little concert highlighting the strings! There's nothing as evocative as the music of violins, painting a sound picture of the seasons or creating song-like beauty. Featuring Terrie Baune on violin.

Advance tickets are $22 for adults and seniors and $12 for students and children. Chico tickets available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets, and online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone/online purchases; add $2 for tickets purchased at the door; for special needs seating call 530.898.6333. For Redding tickets, call the Cascade Theatre Box Office, 530.243.8877.

Gala Fundraiser - North State Symphony 

Friday, March 21 at 6 p.m.
The Palms (Chico)

Enjoy a delicious dinner, live entertainment, and the company of Chico's finest folks: supporters of the North State Symphony and Guild. This year's annual gala dinner will have new surprises and fun. For more information, call 530.898.5984 or keep an eye on www.northstatesymphony.org for updates.

Baroque, Not Broke - Chico Bach Festival

Friday, March 27 - 4:00 p.m.

Harlen Adams Theatre stage

CSU, Chico music student ensembles and soloists are joined by young musicians from the Chico community in this recital of music by Bach and other composers of the baroque. Free.

Bach for All Time- Chico Bach Festival

Friday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre Stage

Rodney Gehrke, professor of organ at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, brings the timeless music of Bach, his contemporaries, and his predecessors to life on the fabulous Centennial Organ. Don't miss this incredible recital!

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333.

The Beautiful Baroque - Chico Bach Festival

Saturday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Countertenor and rising vocal star Reginald Mobley sings arias penned by Handel, Bach, Purcell, and other baroque masters. Get your tickets early for this recital featuring the unique sound of this talented countertenor.

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333.

April


16th Kruschke Piano Competition

Saturday, April 5 at Noon
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Don’t miss outstanding California high school and college pianists as they vie for the $2,000 prize awarded by Marilyn Ann Kruschke. For more information, please visit the competition’s website for contact Dr. Natalya Shkoda at 530.898.4043. Free.


Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts - Theatre

Thursday, April 10-Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m.
Wismer Theatre

Top student directors take the hot seat, mentored by faculty member William Johnson, to present an evening of little plays that pack a big punch. Proceeds benefit student scholarships in the Department of Music and Theatre given in honor of beloved former theatre professor, the late Donna Breed.

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333..

Band-ology - Symphonic Winds

Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre   

A symphony for band, a Bach prelude and fugue, a march or two and the soothing, soaring, exciting, and lush clarinet playing of our featured guest clarinetist, Ryan Heimlich, are all in store for you at this concert by the Chico State Symphonic Winds.

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at theUniversity Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333..

Thank You Concert - Fifty-Fifty

Thursday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre 

The concert band (vinegar) and Jazz II (oil) join forces to provide a wide array of concert music, including the music of Bach, Reed, Barnes and big band music, fusion, all in one concert! Free.


The Facts of Jazz - Jazz X-Press

Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre 

The X-Press will be reaching into the music bag of the icons of jazz composers. Names like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Thad Jones, and Gil Evans, along with contributions from within the Jazz X-Press ranks, are all on deck!

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333.


88 Keys af Chico State - Piano

Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Enjoy a rare evening of classical piano music featuring Chico State piano students and Professor Natalya Shkoda playing solo and ensemble selections, including Viktor Kosenko's Op. 25. Organized and directed by Dr. Shkoda, the evening's proceeds will benefit the Keyboard Program.

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at theUniversity Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333.

A Choral Potpourri - Choral Concert

Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

Enjoy a musical tour of choral literature with the University Chorus, Acappella Choir, and Chamber Singers. From Renaissance classics to contemporary compositions, and everything in between, this is a potpourri of music to invigorate the soul.

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333.

May

Monty Python's Spamalot - 2014 Spring Musical

Wednesday, April 30-Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m.
Laxson Auditorium

A retelling of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, Spamalot, directed by Joel P. Rogers, features a bevy of beautiful showgirls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls?

Advance tickets, at $20 premium, $16 general, $14 senior citizens, and $10 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333


Camaieu - Chico State Guitar Ensemble

Friday, May 2 At 7:30 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Featuring students of classical guitar performing in solos, duos, quartets, and in large ensemble, this concert explores repertoire from classic to contemporary. This 15-member group performs arrangements and original works that are interesting, fun, and musically expressive.

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone and online ticket purchases. Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door. For special needs seating call 530.898.6333.


Harmonic Landscapes - North State Symphony

Saturday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Laxson Auditorium, Chico
Free pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Sunday, May 11 at 2 p.m.
Cascade Theatre, Redding
Free pre-concert talk at 1 p.m.

Within the balance, order, and harmony of classical music, the composer finds freedom to express the beauty he feels, sees, and hears in the world. The Symphony offers exquisite examples with Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 and Dvorak's Cello Concerto, featuring guest cellist David Requiro.

Advance tickets range from $36 for premium seating to $6 for students and children. Chico tickets available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Chico tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530.898.6333; additional $4 handling fee for phone/online purchases; add $2 for tickets purchased at the door; for special needs seating call 530.898.6333. For Redding tickets, call the Cascade Theatre Box Office, 530.243.8877.


Student Recitals

Fall 2013 schedule TBA


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For ticket information go to the University Box Office website or call (530) 898-6333