Upcoming Events

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August

Organ Recital: The Magestic Organ

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

Organist Jonathan Dimmock brings the majesty of the CSU, Chico Centennial Organ to life in this recital featuring the music of Bach, Buxtehude, and other baroque composers. The Centennial Organ, now in its 25th year of existence was designed specifically for music of the baroque; fans of organ music and the baroque era will not want to miss this opportunity to hear the fabulous Centennial Organ.


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. For special needs seating call 530-898-6333.

September

Reinhardt High School Honor Choir Festival

Saturday, September 26 at 5:00 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

High school singers from around the North State join together under the direction of Dr. David Scholz (Department of Music and Theatre) for a day of singing and social activities in this festival named after the late Debbie Reinhardt, professor of music education at CSU, Chico. Come and see the fruits of their labor at this afternoon concert!

Free and open to the public.

North State Symphony: Now Presenting...

Saturday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Cascade Theatre, Redding

Sunday, September 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Laxson Auditorium, CSU, Chico

The Symphony’s season and our new era open with familiar and beautiful music on September 26th in Redding and September 27th in Chico. Two iconic orchestral pieces, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, and Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto (featuring Alphin Hong) will be paired, and set off by a tuneful overture by Smetana, and an intriguing new work.

Additional details about this concert available at the North State Symphony website.

Purchase tickets at the University Box Office, 530-898-6333, or Cascade Theatre Box Office, 530-243-8877.

• Press Release
• NSS Season Story 

October

Band: Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert

Saturday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

To honor the late Daniel Hiestand and support the scholarship in his name, the CSU, Chico and Alumni Bands invite you to join them for this memorial concert. The CSU, Chico Wind Ensemble will open the first half of the concert with the Alumni Band rounding out the second half of the concert. Selections will include King’s Lassus Trombone featuring the Chico State Sliding Trombones.

Free, with donations accepted.

Theatre: The Rover

Tuesday, October 13 - Saturday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 18 at 2:00 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

“There’s no sinner like a young saint.” – Aphra Behn

Carnival, a time when prohibitions are removed, class doesn’t matter, and women – from convent girls to courtesans – take the initiative! Join us for an evening of delight and intrigue as a group of love-struck English soldiers venture through Naples encountering love, trickery and deception along the way. Written in 1677 by one of England’s most radical women, this play by adventuress and spy Aphra Behn serves as one of the best examples of Restoration comedy exploring issues of forced marriage, fidelity, power, and passion in the guise of raucous comedy. This version will have a modern flair but promises love, lust, and lies in an evening’s romp with prostitutes, soldiers and virgins.

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 or by phone, 530-898-6333. For special needs seating call 530-898-6333.

Choral Concert: Voices Eternal

Saturday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

The CSU, Chico University Chorus, Acappella Choir, and Chamber Singers present a concert exploring the history of choral music from the Renaissance through contemporary compositions. Music by Lassus, Palestrina, Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Britten, and Parry, along with numerous contemporary composers, will be performed.

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 or by phone, 530-898-6333. For special needs seating call 530-898-6333.

Jazz X-Press: Spooky Jass

Saturday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

The CSU, Chico Jazz X-Press will offer up some Spooky Jass treats this Halloween. Musical treats will include representative works from the masters such as Basie, Ellington, Thad Jones, Woody Herman, Maria Schneider, and Stan Kenton along with new arrangements from the X-Press students and Professor Rocky Winslow. As per usual, expect special guest artists as well. This fall we have invited back some of our Colorado Connection friends, including drummer icon Paul Romaine. Be there or be scared, or both!

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 or by phone, 530-898-6333. For special needs seating call 530-898-6333.

November

Band: Dances for Band

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

Yes! Hear several types of dance style music performed by the Chico State Band. Everything from traditional ballet music from Massent’s Le Cid and Dance of the Jesters by Tchaikovsky to Dubrovay’s Buzzing Polka and Ballet Suite, along with a mix of traditional band music will be presented at this concert.

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 or by phone, 530-898-6333. For special needs seating call 530-898-6333.

Theatre: Reefer Madness

Thursday, November 12 -  Saturday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 14-Sunday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 17-Thursday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Wismer Theatre

“A delicious romp, which at its best reaches highs of intoxicating goofiness.” – USA Today

This irreverent and smokin’ hot musical is a satirical toke on the 1936 anti-cannabis propaganda B-movie that has become a cult classic. The show takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them to a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence. The addictive and clever musical numbers range from big Broadway-style showstoppers to swing tunes including a chorus of showgirl angels. Reefer Madness is a highly stylized and satirical political commentary that is raucous and outlandish – a “hit” you’ll definitely want to hold in for as long as you can.

Contains adult humor, religious parody, and drug use, as well as suggested violence and sexual explicitness.

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 or by phone, 530-898-6333. For special needs seating call 530-898-6333.

North State Symphony: Maestro in the Spotlight

Saturday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Laxson Auditorium, CSU, Chico

Sunday, November 15 at 4:00 p.m.
Cascade Theatre, Redding

On the November concerts, Scott Seaton will conduct a feast of music, originally written over a period from the 18th century to the 1950s. Bernstein’s popular West Side Story music is featured, along with a variety of works including a graceful symphony by Haydn, and the ever-popular Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss II. The soloist is an award-winning student violinist, Brianna Ruiz.

Additional details about this concert available at the North State Symphony website.

Purchase tickets at the University Box Office,530-898-6333, or Cascade Theatre Box Office, 530-243-8877.

• NSS Season Story

Concert Band / Jazz II: A Setting the Standards

Tuesday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre   

The Concert Band and Jazz II have a special evening of music planned. This performance will include everything from overtures and marches to big-band swing and fusion. Come enjoy music by Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Count Basie, and Sammy Nestico.

Free, with donations accepted.

December

Scholarship Fundraiser: Glorious Sounds of the Season

Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 6 at 2:00 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

Glorious Sounds of the Season is a Chico holiday tradition, a festive event featuring music and drama for the season. Faculty and students perform holiday favorites, with special treats galore. Performers include the CSU, Chico Choral Ensembles, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz X-Press, chamber and theatre ensembles, soloists and readers. Proceeds benefit student scholarships in the CSU, Chico Department of Music and Theatre.

Advance tickets, at $20 for all seats, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online or by phone, 530-898-6333. For special needs seating call 530-898-6333.

North State Symphony: Christmas Holiday Concert

Friday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m.
State Theatre, Red Bluff

Saturday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m.
St. John's Episcopal Church, Chico

Sunday, December 20 at 4:00 p.m.
Our Lady of Mercy, Redding

Sacred and popular music of the season, conducted by Scott Seaton.

Additional details about this concert, including where to purchase tickets, available at the North State Symphony website.

• NSS Season Story



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