School of the Arts

Upcoming Events 2021-2022

The Wolves

By Sara DeLappe

Play | Streaming on demand October 13 to 17

Show filmed on stage in Harlen Adams Theatre. Tickets available for purchase immediately. Once streaming has begun, there is a 48 hour window to complete watching the performance. Use this link to purchase tickets. in new window)


Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.  Parental Advisory for language, death and some violence. 


Jazz XPress: Viral Denial

Saturday, October 23, 7:30pm

Harlen Adams Theatre

All we want to do is swing! Come join The Jazz X-Press for a night in celebration of pushing through this rough time of the Covid-19 virus. The Jazz X-Press offers up traditional big band sounds with classics to modern works, and often to our compositions from faculty and students. Guest High School groups often open our concerts and the X-Press has been proud to host many top notch guest artists.

Cost: $18 Adult | $16 Senior | $6 Youth & Chico State Student

Purchase tickets at the University Box Office, 530-898-6333, online, or at the door.

Symphonic Winds: Resurgence

Saturday, October 30, 7:30pm

Harlen Adams Theatre

Please join the Symphonic Winds as they perform an evening celebrating the resurgence of live music. Performing music from the classical, romantic, and modern eras, this concert will feature artistic music as well as compositions that will embody the creative mind. The Chico State Symphonic Winds is an ensemble comprised of music majors and non-music majors, and primarily performs traditional and modern wind band literature and original compositions.

Cost: $18 Adult | $16 Senior | $6 Youth & Chico State Student

Purchase tickets at the University Box Office, 530-898-6333, online, or at the door.

Clarinet Choir: A Joyous Sound

Thursday, November 4, 7:30pm (moved to Novemeber 16th combined with Brass Choir Elegance)

Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

The Chico State Clarinet Choir and special guest will present a varied program comprised of solos, duos, quartets, and works for large clarinet ensemble, exploring a diverse repertoire from around the world! Free

Choral Concert: Voices Awaken

Saturday, November 6, 7:30pm

Harlen Adams Theatre

The CSU, Chico Acappella Choir and Chamber Singers joyously present their first in person concert in a year and a half. Come celebrate the return of choral singing in this evening filled with inspiring music which represents some of the best of choral literature!

Cost: $18 Adult | $16 Senior | $6 Youth & Chico State Student

Purchase tickets at the University Box Office, 530-898-6333, online, or at the door.

Jazz Too/Concert Band: An Evening for Two

Tuesday, November 9, 7:30pm

Harlen Adams Theatre

Please come join the Chico State Concert Band and Jazz Too for an evening of lighthearted music and fun. Performing a variety of music in the classical to jazz genres you can expect to hear anything from John Phillip Sousa to Duke Ellington! Open to the public and perfect for family night out, this concert is meant for anyone and everyone.

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

Book by Melvin Tunstall III, Music by Greg Boroswsky and Douglas Lyons, Lyrics by Douglas Lyons

Musical | Streaming on demand November 11 to 14. Tickets available for purchase immediately.
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8-year-old Lily Polkadot just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying to segregated drinking fountains, Lily’s quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polkadot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, Polkadots serves as a colorful history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.

Brass Choir: Elegance

Tuesday, November 16, 7:30pm

Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Please join the Chico State Brass Choir as they perform music encompassing everything brass! Featuring traditional to modern brass literature as well as original material, this evening is sure to provide a variety of music that is sure to inspire any music aficionados. This evening will feature everything from chamber ensemble to soloists, duets to trios, and more!

Unity in Motion

Faculty Dance Concert | December 3 & 4 at 7:30pm

Harlen Adams Theatre | $10

Join us for an evening of new original works from Chico State faculty, guest artists, and students. A wide range of genres and styles, this concert will highlight the incredible span of our dancers’ talents and artistry. Truly a show for all ages, this large collaboration will certainly have something for everyone.

Guitar Ensemble: Fall Recital

Friday, December 10, 7:30pm

Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

The Chico State Guitar Ensemble performs in their seasonal fall recital. Students of classical guitar will showcase their skills playing in duo, trio, quartet and octet. This fun and intimate group explore a variety of repertoire and musical styles from around the globe.

Spring 2022

Hiestand Concert- February 19

New Music Symposium- February 24-25

Jazz X-Press- April 9

Wind Ensemble- April 16

Small Ensemble concert- April 20

Choral- April 23

Jazz Too/Concert Band- April 26

Small Ensemble concert- April 30

Small Ensemble concert- May 13

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