2019–2020 SEASON AT A GLANCE FINDYOUR INSPIRATION “Art is the highest form of hope.” –Gerhard Richter F or me it is often in the lines of a poem, pigment on a canvas, a glorious brass line, or in words spoken or sung from a stage where my faith in the human spirit is affirmed. It is our wish at Chico Performances that you will find opportunities for escape, reflection, inspiration, and joy on the stages of Chico State. With hope, Stephen Cummins Director University Public Engagement 4 CHICO PERFORMANCES 2019–2020 SEPTEMBER 13 Mary Poppins Jr.: Blue Room Young Company 22 Telegraph Quartet: Into the Light 28 Tig Notaro OCTOBER 6 Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite 11 Momix: VIVA 19 An Evening with Jake Shimabukuro 20 NSS Chamber: Pranksters and Legends 29 Tarana Burke: Founder of the #MeToo Movement NOVEMBER 13 Preservation Hall Jazz Band: A Tuba to Cuba 19 Four Italian Tenors: Viva Italia DECEMBER 5–8 A Very Chico Nutcracker 13 Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin: Together on Stage 19 Pink Martini: Joy to the World 21 Nochebuena: Christmas Eve in Mexico JANUARY 26 Seraph Brass: America’s Top Female Brass Quintet 30 Cirque FLIP Fabrique: Blizzard FEBRUARY 4 GuGu Drum Group: Percussion From Shanghai 15 Chico Voices: Mossy Creek 22 We Shall Overcome: Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 29 BODYTRAFFIC: Contemporary Dance from L.A. MARCH 1 Kat Edmonson: Old Fashioned Gal 6 B–The Underwater Bubble Show 28 The Second City: Laughing for All the Wrong Reasons APRIL 2 Lauren E. Oakes: Book in Common 9–10 Banff Mountain Film Festival 26 Yi-Nou Wang: Piano MAY 7 Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock-N-Roll