S ince the beginning of time people have come together to sing, dance, and perform for one another. It is through the art of performance that the stories of our loves, our losses, and our lives are told. I hope you will join with friends, old and new, on an adventure only possible with an artist live on a stage. See you at the show. Sincerely, Stephen Cummins Director, University Public Engagement SEPTEMBER 7 Disney’s The Lion King Jr: Blue Room Young Company 9 Chico World Music Festival FREE 12 The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin 16 Tower of Power 17 Porgy and Bess: SF Opera Cinema Series 30 Spanish Harlem Orchestra OCTOBER 10 Emmylou Harris 24 A Deadly Wandering: Matt Richtel, Book in Common Lecture 31 La Santa Cecilia, Mexrrissey, and Mariachi Flor de Toloache NOVEMBER 4 Opus Cactus: MOMIX 5 Lysander Piano Trio 12 An Evening With Travis Tritt 12 Boris Godunov: SF Opera Cinema Series 25 Hip to the Holidays: Under the Streetlamp 30 A Very Chico Nutcracker: Chico Community Ballet DECEMBER 1-3 A Very Chico Nutcracker: Chico Community Ballet 8 Holiday Spectacular: Pink Martini 16-17 Handel’s Messiah JANUARY 10 Kris Kristofferson 26 Spotlight Performances FEBRUARY 4 Guitar Festival 9 Sleeping Beauty: Moscow Festival Ballet 13 Saloon: The Wild Wild West Comes Alive: Cirque Eloize 18 Lucrezia Borgia: SF Opera Cinema Series 27 Stepping Out: Dublin Irish Dance MARCH 1 Movie: Singin’ In the Rain 3 Jad Abumrad, Producer of Radiolab 4 The Pacific Guitar Ensemble 9-10 The Songs of Stevie Wonder: Uncle Dad’s Art Collective 18 Goitse: Celtic Music 30 Black Arm Band APRIL 12-13 The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 22 Aida: SF Opera Cinema Series 27 Broadway Boogie FREE MAY 6 St. Lawrence String Quartet SEASON AT A GLANCE TOGETHERWECELEBRATETHEARTS 2 CHICO PERFORMANCES2017–2018