School of the Arts

2018-2019 Ensemble Concerts

CSU, Chico's School of the Arts Presents Several Ensemble Concerts in their 2018-19 Season

woman playing trombone
Jazz X-Press ensemble member

CSU, Chico’s School of the Arts’ 2018–2019 season is packed with thrilling ensemble concerts for audiences to enjoy. Ensembles include the Jazz X-Press, the Symphonic Winds, the Choral Ensembles and the Chico State Guitar Ensemble. Each of these ensembles has one concert per semester.

Kicking off the next round of ensemble concerts is the Jazz X-Press. Its concert “…And This One Time at Jazz Camp” takes place Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Harlen Adams Theatre. Following a week of the Jazz X-Press’ jazz camp for young jazz musicians, this concert features the Jazz X-Press, guest high schools, and guest artists Jakubu Griffin and Jon Cornell. MORE INFORMATION. For its spring concert, “Springtime is Swingtime,” the Jazz X-Press hosts a night of swinging jazz on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Harlen Adams Theatre. MORE INFORMATION. Tickets for both concerts are available at the University Box Office or by calling 530-898-6333.

“We like to do music with historical significance through modern jazz to student written music,” said Rocky Winslow, director and Department of Music and Theatre faculty member. “Student music is my favorite.”

the symphonic winds ensemble performing in front of a magenta background
The Symphonic Winds Ensemble

The Symphonic Winds Ensemble performs band music. Its fall concert, “All Music Was Once New” features music from the 1700s to 2014 in the celebration that music from any era was new at one point. This concert takes place Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Harlen Adams Theatre. MORE INFORMATION. The spring concert, “Art and Music, takes place Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Harlen Adams Theatre. The ensemble will spotlight music inspired by famous works of art. MORE INFORMATION. Purchase tickets for both concerts at the University Box Office or by calling 530-898-6333.

“We hope we take people out of their everyday lives and that the music transports them to other places,” said Royce Tevis, director and Department of Music and Theatre faculty member.

The Acappella Choir, Chamber Singers, and University Chorus all unite for two nights of pleasing choral music. In the fall, the choral ensembles present the concert “On Wings of Song” on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Harlen Adams Theatre. This choral concert is full of soaring melodies and heavenly harmonies. MORE INFORMATION. In the spring, the choral ensembles celebrate Earth Day and all the natural music of the Earth with its concert “And the Earth Sings” on Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Harlen Adams Theatre. MORE INFORMATION. Tickets for both concerts are available at the University Box Office or by calling 530-898-6333.

David Scholz directing a choir
David Scholz directing one of the Choral Ensembles

“The choral concerts are sure to transport the listener through a magical musical journey on the wings of song!” said David Scholz, director and Department of Music and Theatre faculty member.

Finishing off each semester’s ensemble events is the Chico State Guitar Ensemble. Its Fall Recital is on Friday, Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall. The program is comprised of solos, duos, quartets and works for large ensemble, and features the music of 17th century Spanish guitarist Gaspar Sanz. This recital is free and open to the public. MORE INFORMATION. The final event of the season is “Guitarchestra!” on Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Zingg Recital Hall. This concert features the music of Mark Houghton with the theme of new music for guitar. MORE INFORMATION. Tickets are available at the University Box Office or by calling 530-898-6333.

Guitar and a man playing another guitar
A Chico State Guitar Ensemble member

“Let’s face it—everyone loves guitar,” said Tobin Roye, director and Department of Music and Theatre faculty member. “And it’s not that often you get to hear a guitar ensemble.” For more information on any of the upcoming events listed above, visit our website or our Facebook page.

---

Story by Shelby Casey, School of the Arts publicity assistant