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Arts at the Beach Public Events Calendar

Performance Tickets and Information

Tickets and information for all music and dance performance events are available over the phone (562-985-7000), by mail or in person (CSULB Arts Ticket Office, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach, CA 90815), or by visiting the CSULB Arts Ticket Box Office website. CSULB Arts Ticket Office Hours are Monday-Friday, 11am-6pm.

Tickets and information for all theatre performance events are available over the phone (562-985-2256), or in person at the Department of Theatre Arts Box Office Window, located at the front entrance of the Theatre Arts Building on campus. To order theatre tickets online, visit csulb.edu/theatre.

Paking on campus is available to the general public in all student lots when a $5 day pass is purchased. Day passes are available at the CSULB Parking Office or through the Yellow Kiosks located near the entrances of each parking lot. Patron parking outside of performance venues is available for $5 in attended lots on the afternoon or evening of performances. Additional information is available at www.csulb.edu/maps.

Gallery and Museum Hours and Admission

The CSULB School of Art features a large, five-gallery exhibition space devoted to showcasing student work. Exhibitions open on Sundays during the academic year, and remain on display through the following Thursday. Gallery hours are Sundays from 5-7pm, Monday-Thursday from 12noon-5pm, with extended hours on Wednesdays until 7pm.

Design Department Gallery hours vary and are included with each exhibition listing. Admission is free of charge for all Art and Design gallery exhibits.

The University Art Museum is located in the CSULB Horn Center and is open Tuesday - Wednesday from 12-5pm, Thurdays from 12-8pm, and Friday-Sunday from 12-5pm. The museum is closed on Mondays and all CSULB Holidays. Admission is free for UAM members, CSULB students, staff and faculty, and children under 12.

Ongoing


University Art Museum
Frank Brothers: The Store that Modernized Modern
Through April 9, 2017
Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Celebrating a little-known chapter in the history of California modernism, the exhibition relates the story of Southern California’s largest and most prominent mid-century retailer of modern furniture and design. Based in Long Beach from 1938–1982, Frank Bros. embodied the optimistic post-war ethos of the American consumer, bringing fresh and exciting designs to the public not only through well-sourced inventory but with an innovative program of advertising, mailers, exhibitions and off-site custom interiors. As an exemplar of California modernism, Frank Bros. fueled and shaped the market for good design. Frank Bros.: The Store that Modernized Moderninvestigates the legacy of a store that blurred the boundaries between art and commerce and functioned as a laboratory for new ideas in interior design, marketing and public relations. Guest-curated by Cara Mullio and Jennifer M. Volland, the exhibition draws largely from the Frank Brothers archives at the Getty Research Institute and the Frank family personal collection. Highlights include original artwork and graphic material, newly uncovered Julius Shulman color photographs, and furniture designs by Neal Small, Stacy Dukes, and Charles and Ray Eames. This exhibition was made possible by the Museum Studies Program and the College of the Arts at California State University, Long Beach; the CSULB Instructionally Related Activities Fund; the Ware Endowment; the Charles and Elizabeth Brooks Endowment; the Constance W. Glenn Fund for Exhibitions and Education Programs; the Bess J. Hodges Foundation; Ronald and Sylvia Hartman and Linda Haley and Marvin Zamost.

February 2017

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Cabaret Series
Michael Griffith: Cole
Wednesday-Thursday, February 1&2 at 7pm       
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets prices vary
Griffiths pays homage to Cole Porter—and his legacy that continues to sparkle—with all of the provocative and witty lyrics as well as the sophisticated rhythms and melodies!

Documentary Film Screening
Daze of Justice with special guest filmmaker Michael Siv
Thursday, February 2 at 7:30pm    
University Theatre      Free Admission
Daze of Justice (2016) is an intimate documentary about trailblazing Cambodian-American women who break decades of silence, abandoning the security of their American homes to journey back into Cambodia's killing fields, this time not as victims but as witnesses determined to resurrect the memory of their loved ones before the UN Special Tribunal prosecuting the Khmer Rouge.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Orchestra Collaboration with Jazz
Friday, February 3 at 8pm   
Carpenter Center        Tickets: $15/$10
Don’t miss our first Orchestra—Jazz—Vocal Jazz collaboration. Jeff Jarvis, Christine Guter and Johannes Müller-Stosch combine their ensembles for some popular tunes that make you swing along!

CSULB School of Art
Mimi Haddon, Fiber/Megan Macuen, Fiber/Kelvin Lopez, Printmaking/Elijah Lee, Drawing & Painting
February 5-9
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Mimi Haddon uses various materials including paper, wood, and fiber to express ideas of invasive color and materiality. Megan Macuen incorporates a range of materials in her fiber-based sculptures. Kelvin Lopez uses printmaking to explore subjects of divination and crystal gazing. Elijah Lee’s show is two-dimensional work focusing on the nature of human emotion and interpretation of beauty.

University Art Museum
Gallery Talk with Frank Bros. Curators Jennifer Volland and Cara Mullio
Tuesday, February 7 at 12noon
University Art Museum   Free Admission
Join Frank Bros. curators Cara Mullio and Jennifer Volland for a gallery talk on the exhibition, a project they have jointly researched for more than a decade. Volland is an independent writer and curator based in Long Beach, CA. She holds a master of arts in architecture from USC. Her writings have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, City, SEGD Design Magazine, Arcade journal for architecture and design among others. Cara Mullio is also a freelance writer and curator based in Long Beach, CA. She holds a master of real estate development from USC and a master of arts in architecture from UCLA. Previously, she served as director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture and as a curatorial associate at MoCA. Volland and Mullio are co-authors of Long Beach Architecture: The Unexpected Metropolis and Edward A. Killingsworth: An Architect’s Life.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
The Beach Cafe
Friday-Saturday, February 10-11 at 8pm  
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10
Join us for our wonderful Coffee House Cabaret, where our students shine in all types of music. From Musical Theatre to Jazz, from Opera to Rock ’n’ Roll, you never know what you’ll get at the Beach Café.

CSULB School of Art
Elmer Guevera and Robert Sanchez, Drawing & Painting/Joshua Vasquez, Drawing & Painting/Ingrid Gonzalez, BFA Wood/Andrea Gutierrez, Jenny Cho & Caitlin Morris, Drawing & Painting
February 12-16
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Elmer Guevera and Robert Sanchez’s exhibition features a collection of portraits that explore characters and their individuality through expression of location and context.  Joshua Vasquez expresses his love and appreciation for Los Angeles by presenting large-scale paintings depicting both the beautiful and ugly aspects of the city.  Ingrid Gonzalez stimulates the senses using light and sound combined with constructed wood and plastic forms.  Andrea Gutierrez, Jenny Cho, and Caitlin Morris present process based works made from unconventional materials to engage the immediate visceral senses of the viewers.

University Art Museum
Gallery Talk with Designer Stacy Dukes
Tuesday, February 14 at 12noon
University Art Museum   Free Admission
Join us at the University Art Museum for a gallery talk with designer Stacy Dukes. Dukes played an important role throughout Frank Bros.’ history, in terms of both product design and graphic materials. His furniture pieces were featured in several of the store’s exhibitions including New Forms and Selections from California Design X. Ron Frank worked closely with Dukes to produce a chair for the Los Angeles public library system. Century Plastics, a local manufacturing company, fabricated the chair in fiberglass for its first production in 1968. Then, in 1970, Dukes designed a slightly larger chair— “Efebo”—and a smaller chair—“Efebino”—in the same style as the original to better suit a bigger edition. The Italian company Artemide produced these commercially. The prototype chair size was never produced again, while the Efebo and Efebino chairs were distributed internationally for years. Dukes also was involved in creating some of Frank Bros.’ most memorable mailers, including exhibition invitations, sales announcements, and holiday invitations. Dukes taught design at CSULB for many years and still has an active practice. “

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Faculty Artist Series
David Garrett, Cello
Wednesday, February 15 at 8pm   
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/7

CSULB Dance
2017 Contemporary Dance Concert: Program A
February 16-18
Martha Knoebel Dance Theater         Tickets: $20/$16        
A presentation of varied dance works by CSULB Dance undergraduate choreographers.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Liederabend – Art Songs in English
Sunday, February 19 at 4pm          
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/7

CSULB School of Art
Katia Swihart, Drawing & Painting/Yeri Hwang, Studio Art/Emily Barnett, Printmaking/Joshua Thomen, Studio Art/Molly Ramage, Printmaking
February 19-23
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
New Music Ensemble
Monday, February 20 at 8pm          
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/7

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Alumni Artist Series
Homenaje: Christine Yoshizawa, Percussion
Tuesday, February 21 at 8pm         
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Guest Artist Series
Kirill Gliadkovsky, Piano

Thursday, February 23 at 8pm       
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

CSULB School of Art
Zine Group Exhibition/Ariel Maldonado, Ceramics/Cintia Segovia, Photography/Amy Williams, Ceramics/
Meme Group Exhibition

February 26-March 2
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
This Zine Fest, curated by Shelby Roberts, is an exhibition of selected zines created by current and former CSULB students. Works are available for trade or in exchange for donations to charitable organizations. Ariel Maldonado presents a collection of interactive ceramic work that meant to bring people together. Cintia Segovia’s presents a video performance that considers notions of immigration, identity, politics, and language. Amy Williams presents an installation of mixed media sculptural works exploring concepts of perception and human relationships. The Meme Show is a user submitted exhibition, curated by Carmina Correa and Vanessa Olivarez. Memes are a vehicle of appropriation and are relevant to the times.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Faculty Baroque Trio
Tuesday, February 28 at 8pm         
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/7

March 2017

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
University String Quartet with Neojiba -
The Children’s Orchestra of the State of Bahia

Thursday, March 2 at 8pm  
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/7

NEOJIBA was founded by Ricardo Castro in 2007 and has quickly risen to be one of South America’s best orchestras. They perform regularly with prominent conductors and soloists and tour inside Brazil as well as abroad, gracing the stages of concert halls such as the Royal Festival Hall in London and Philharmonie in Berlin. 4 string players from NEOJIBA, ages 19 to 23, will be in residency at CSULB attending classes, workshops, lessons, and rehearsals in order to experience American college life. The concert will feature works by Mozart, Schubert, and Shostakovich, performed by students representing NEOJIBA and the Bob Cole Conservatory String area.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony Orchestra

Friday, March 3 at 8pm        
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     $15/$10
Esteemed Director of Orchestral Studies at the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY), Neil Varon, will be the featured guest conductor on this program. Prof. Varon is one of the most sought-after conducting teachers in North America and heads one of the most competitive conducting programs in the US. Faculty member Craig Richey joins him on Beethoven’s Piano concerto No. 4. Brahms’ well-loved Symphony No. 2 will feature rich sonorities in the strings and warm colors from the winds and brass on this program.

Carpenter Performing Arts Center

José Feliciano

Saturday, March 4 at 8pm   

Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: prices start at $38

A true living legend, José Feliciano delivers an exhilarating and magnetic performance while displaying remarkable dexterity on the guitar, and a voice that resonates with strength and power. Accompanied by his band, Feliciano shares his trademark ability to re-invent rock classics with a Latin spin, as demonstrated in one of his biggest hits, “Light My Fire.”

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Concert Jazz Orchestra/Studio Jazz Band

Sunday, March 5 at 4pm     
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

"Jazz at the Beach" presents the award-winning Concert Jazz Band and the Studio Jazz Band.

CSULB School of Art
Justin Rightsell, Photography/Elena Roznovan, Sculpture/Ashley Shumaker, Printmaking/Ink 18, Printmaking/Juliana Bustillo and Tidawhitney Lek, Drawing & Painting

March 5-9

CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Justin Rightshell’s multi-disciplinary exhibition, comprised of large-scale photo collage, painting, performance and

sculptural work, revolves around themes of masculinity, mysticism, gesture, and performativity.  Elena Roznovan’s layered video projection maps out the gallery space through the incorporation of material such as dirt, windows, and screens.  Ashley Shumaker displays large-scale prints produced from found materials forming an encompassing image from site-specific materials.  Ink 18 is a thematic group exhibition of prints, features works made by students in all printmaking classes.  Juliana Bustillo and Tidawhitney Lek display large-scale paintings based on their study abroad experiences in China.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Woodwind Chamber Music

Monday, March 6 at 8pm     
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

Woodwind trios, quartets, and quintets will perform some of the masterworks of chamber music.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

Tuesday, March 7 at 8pm    
Carpenter Center                    Tickets: $10/$7
The Wind Symphony, under the direction of John Carnahan, and the Symphonic Band, under the direction of Jermie Arnold, perform new and traditional works for wind band.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Concert Band

Thursday, March 9 at 8pm  
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

World Percussion Concert

Friday, March 10 at 8pm      
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/Free       

CSULB Theatre Arts

The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin by Kirsten Childs
Directed by Jaye Austin Williams
March 10-25
University Theatre
Sunny Southern California sets the stage for this coming-of-age musical about a bubbly black girl, Viveca, with a bright smile and a sunny disposition. Spanning the 1960s through the 1990s, Viveca sings and dances her way through the confusing worlds of racism, sexism, and Broadway showbiz until she is forced to face her reflection and decide if the most important thing she needs accept, is herself.

University Art Museum
Modernism Mode:
Fashions, Fabrics, and Interiors in Mid-Century America Symposium
Saturday, March 11 at 9am
University Student Union, Beach Auditorium
Inspired by Frank Bros.: The Store that Modernized Modern, the Costume Society of America’s Western Regional bi-annual, themed one-day symposium will feature noted scholars presenting their research on how the mid-century modern aesthetic was conveyed in American fashion, textile, and interior design. Panelists will include CSA Western Region members Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell, PhD (Independent scholar, author of Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI), Christina Johnson (Associate Curator, FIDM Museum), Shelly Foote (President – CSA Western Region/Smithsonian Institution, retired), Leigh Wishner (Curatorial Assistant, Costume and Textiles, LACMA), and Tom Treadway (Professor of Design, CSULB). A tour of the Frank Brothers exhibit at the University Art Museum will take place after presentations. (More information to follow). This event is co-organized by the Costume Society of America Western Region and the CSULB University Art Museum and the CSULB Museum Studies Program.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Faculty Artist Series
Gabriel Sears, Tuba

Saturday, March 11 at 8pm 

Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

Mona Golabek: The Pianist of Willesden Lane

Sunday, March 12 at 2pm   

Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets prices vary

Mona Golabek intertwines some of the world’s most beloved piano music in this poignant tribute to her remarkable mother, Lisa Jura, as she shares the true story of how the young Jewish pianist escaped Nazi-controlled Austria and triumphed through her talent.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Faculty Artist Series
Orpheus Duo: Mark Uranker and Althea Waites, Piano

Sunday, March 12 at 4pm   

Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

Pianists Mark Uranker and Althea Waites have combined their talents and performing experience to form a keyboard ensemble, The Orpheus Duo. Both artists have concertized extensively as soloists and chamber musicians throughout the United States and Europe and have been critically acclaimed for their performances of new music as well as familiar works from the the traditional duo-piano repertoire.


CSULB School of Art
Metal Arts Group Show, Metals/MFA Advancement Exhibition, Graduate Studies/Yoni Keynan & Kaitlyn Hunter Group Exhibition, BFA Illustration/Wood Symposium Visiting Artists, Wood

March 12–16

CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
The Metal Arts Group Show features works showcasing ongoing explorations of decorative and sculptural metal artwork by students enrolled in metals classes.  The MFA Advancement exhibition features varied work from advancing MFA candidates.  Yoni Keynan and Caitlyn Hunter present an illustrative exhibition of works following two fictional characters created by the artists.  Visiting artists from the International Wood Culture Society Symposium will use the galleries as temporary studios—gallery visitors will be able to observe woodworking practices within the exhibition space.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Composers’ Guild

Monday, March 13 at 8pm   
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Free Admission

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorus, 49er Choir

Tuesday, March 14 at 8pm  
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
Celebrate the coming of spring with a wonderful concert by our ’town and gown’ ensembles. Made up of students, faculty, and alumni from throughout the University, our Men’s, Women’s and ’49er Choruses celebrate the beauty of community and joy of singing in this special concert.

University Art Museum
Hand-in-Hand:
The Designs of Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman Panel Discussion
Wednesday, March 15 at 2pm
University Student Union, Beach Auditorium
Influenced by the Bauhaus school, works produced by Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman under the ERA label exemplified the exuberant California perspective in Mid-Century Modern design. For over 50 years their production included ceramics, mosaics, woodcarvings, and textiles, one of which – Garden – is featured in Frank Bros. at Home, the Museum Studies student-curated component of Frank Bros.: The Store That Modernized Modern. Join us for an afternoon of discussion moderated by CSULB Design Professor Tom Treadway with Jerome Ackerman, Laura Ackerman-Shaw, and writer Dan Chavkin, co-author of Hand-in-Hand: Ceramics, Mosaics, Tapestries, and Woodcarvings by the California Midcentury Designers Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman. Mr. Ackerman and Mr. Chavkin will be available after the panel to sign copies of Hand-in-Hand. Free to all members of the CSULB community. Organized by Beth Rayburn, Museum Studies Program, CSULB

Carpenter Performing Arts Center

Altan

Thursday, March 16 at 8pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets prices vary

Regarded by many as the world’s finest traditional Irish band, Altan is renowned for its heartwarming, dynamic live performances that range from touching ballads to hard-hitting reels and jigs. Throughout its career Altan has shown an unwavering commitment to the beauty of traditional music, particularly that of the Donegal fiddlers and singers.


CSULB Dance

2017 Contemporary Dance Concert: Program B

March 16-18

Martha Knoebel Dance Theater         Tickets: $20/$16        

A presentation of varied dance works by CSULB Dance undergraduate choreographers.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

University Choir and Bob Cole Chamber Choir

Friday, March 17 at 8pm      
Los Altos United Methodist Church    Tickets: $10/$7
The Bob Cole Chamber Choir and CSULB University Choir maintain a significant touring and recording schedule; they have been featured in performances with the Rolling Stones, the Kronos Quartet, virtually all of Southern California’s professional musical organizations and on video and film soundtracks.

CSULB School of Art
Dulce Soledad Ibarra, BFA Sculpture/Haru Shafer, Art Education/David De Santis, BFA Printmaking/May Roded, BFA Printmaking/Vanessa Olivarez, BFA Sculpture

March 19–23

CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Dulce Soledad Ibarra’s BFA exhibition uses furnishings to represent her late aunt’s room therein exploring ideas of sentimentality in objects from the perspective of a gentle and loving hoarder. Haru Shafer’s group exhibition presents a community of artists with different backgrounds who share a common faith. David De Santis’s BFA exhibition is a cumulative viewing of his works on paper produced in the Printmaking program. May Roded’s BFA exhibition explores the materialization of memory through printmaking, photography and sculpture. Vanessa Olivarez transforms the gallery space into a multisensory experience using acrylic sculptures and video projection.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

New Music Ensemble

Wednesday, March 22 at 8pm        
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Percussion Ensemble

Thursday, March 23 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/Free

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

String Chamber Orchestra: Tour Send-off Concert

Friday, March 24 at 8pm      
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/Free
Following an invitation from Germany, a select string chamber orchestra including our Director of String Studies, Moni Simeonov, under the direction of Johannes Müller-Stosch, will depart on an 9-day tour in Germany and the

Czech Republic. In this send-off concert in Daniel Recital Hall, we will present our tour program which will be performed in four major and historic cities throughout Germany and Prague.


April 2017

CSULB School of Art
Graduate Critique, Graduate Program/Clare Samani, BFA Printmaking/
Brittany Waters, BFA Ceramics/Amy Duran, BFA Ceramics

April 2-6

CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Graduate students from the MFA Studio Art program will exhibit works for graduate critique in the Gatov gallery.  Clare Samani’s BFA exhibition explores body and identity through collagraphs, monotypes, and screen prints made from clothes.  Brittany Waters’s BFA exhibition consists of low fire ceramic turtles that form a site-specific installation to raise awareness of ocean conservation and loss of habitat on Southern California beaches.  Amy Duran’s BFA exhibition is a coming of age fairytale told using ceramic sculptures in a walkthrough environment where the viewer will be in control of the story’s outcome.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Saxophone Ensemble

Friday, April 7 at 8pm          
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

The CSULB Saxophone Ensemble performs traditional and new works for 4-24 saxophones.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Massenet’s Ch
érubin

April 7-8 at 8pm and April 8-9 at 2pm        
University Theatre      Tickets: $25/$15

The Opera Institute will perform Jules Massenet’s delightful comic opera Chérubin. Massenet continues the story of the young Cherubino after his appearance in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. Chérubin—still a slave to his romantic infatuations—now comes to us via the sumptuous melodies of turn-of-the-century France. We feature the talented singers of the acclaimed Opera Institute in a fully-staged production with orchestra. (Sung in French with English supertitles)

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Multi-Piano Extravaganza

Saturday, April 8 at 8pm     

Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

Join us for an afternoon of musical celebration featuring the entire Bob Cole Conservatory piano faculty, joined by award-winning alumni and students performing memorable classics to benefit the Keyboard Studies program. Original works and arrangements for one to five pianos (100 fingers!). Reception to follow.

School of Art

Diego Palacios, BFA Sculpture/Patrick Williams, MFA Drawing & Painting Brianna Meli, BFA Fiber/Yujia Gu, MFA Graphic Design/Sovanchanreaksmeay Sorn, BFA Fiber
April 9–13

Diego Palacios’s BFA exhibition explores themes of identities in isolated confinement through a constructed holding cell and video work. Patrick Williams’s MFA exhibition studies the interconnectedness of things as explored by object oriented ontology and the problematic nature of narrative. Briana Meli’s BFA exhibition presents weavings that incorporate foliage and electrical waste to describe the time and effort required for connection. Yujia Gu’s MFA exhibition features a range of graphic design work exploring the necessity of gun control.  Sovanchanreaksmeay Sorn’s BFA exhibition features suspended fiber sculptures that explore issues relevant to Cambodian genocide survivors.


Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
New Music Ensemble

Monday, April 10 at 8pm     
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Free Admission

The New Music Ensemble is dedicated to performing works from the 20th and 21st centuries. The repertoire is varied across a broad spectrum of genres and aesthetics.

CSULB Design Department

Industrial Design Junior Works in Progress Show

April 10-14

Duncan Anderson Design Gallery      Free Admission

A showcase of the work of our best Industrial Design junior students, open from 10am-5pm.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Percussion Chamber featuring the University Percussion Group

Tuesday, April 11 at 8pm    
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/free

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Woodwind Chamber Music

Wednesday, April 12 at 8pm           
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
String Chamber Music

Thursday, April 13 at 8pm  
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7          

CSULB Theatre Arts

Nora by Ingmar Bergman, Adapted from Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

Directed by Chris Shaw
April 14-23
Studio Theatre
In this reinterpretation of Ibsen’s classic play, the content housewife Nora is the central focus in her epiphany of self-discovery. Nora enters an arrangement to help her husband, Torvald, but when her husband discovers this he becomes enraged, and Nora’s eyes are opened to strings attached to her live.

CSULB School of Art
Shannon Leith, MFA Photography/Alice Andreini, MFA Drawing & Painting/ Travis Lober, BFA Printmaking/Jacob Hogan, BFA Metals/Sam Medieros, BFA Sculpture

April 16-20

CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Shannon Leith’s MFA exhibition features five Los Angeles female chefs, one per day, who will lead participants in a food meditation. Alice Andreini’s MFA exhibition presents a series of oil paintings focusing on the Trump National Golf Course that explore notions of destabilization and privileged space. Travis Lober’s BFA exhibition presents printmaking media descriptive of his career as a carpenter. Jacob Hogan’s BFA exhibition is an installation representing the metal fabrication processes of his work that also displays finished pieces. Sam  Medieros’s BFA exhibition transforms the gallery using fabrication techniques and addresses ideas of confined space, anxiety, and blind ambition.


Carpenter Performing Arts Center

An Evening with Nicholas D. Kristof

Monday, April 17 at 7pm     

Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: prices start at $25

Discover extraordinary ways that ordinary people are changing the world with an evening of insight by Nicholas D. Kristof—human rights advocate and an esteemed columnist for The New York Times. Kristof will discuss his celebrated book, A Path Appears, as he motivates through captivating stories of individuals and organizations applying research, evidence-based strategies, and innovative ideas to make the world a better place.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Collegium Musicum

Monday, April 17 at 8pm     
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

Collegium Music, directed by LA Philharmonic cellist David Garrett, performs music from the Baroque and early Classical eras.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

University Wind Quartet

Tuesday, April 18 at 8pm    
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

University String Quartet

Wednesday, April 19 at 8pm           
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

The University Quartet is the premier string ensemble in the Cole Conservatory. They perform masterworks from the String Quartet literature.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Conservatory Brass Quintet

Thursday, April 20 at 8pm  
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/Free

Carpenter Performing Arts Center

Pink Floyd LaserSpectacular

Friday, April 21 at 8pm        

Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: prices start at $40

The cult favorite returns by demand after five sold out appearances! Experience two hours of thrilling visuals choreographed to one of the greatest bands of all time, Pink Floyd! With vivid multi-screen video projections, cutting edge laser technology, and the theatre’s state-of-the-art sound system—it’s got all the excitement of a live concert!

Carpenter Performing Arts Center
An Evening with Michael Feinstein
Saturday, April 22 at 8pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: prices start at $60

Hailed as “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” the multi-platinum-selling entertainer performs exceptional interpretations of the world's most beloved songs—from legends such as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, and of course, George and Ira Gershwin...delivering a dazzling show that will leave you cheering! Feinstein's 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. Proceeds from this benefit performance support the theatre's Arts for Life program.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Piano Showcase

Saturday, April 22 at 4pm   
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Concert Jazz Orchestra/Studio Jazz Band

Sunday, April 23 at 4pm      
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

"Jazz at the Beach" presents the award-winning Concert Jazz Band and Studio Jazz Band.

CSULB School of Art
Rhiannon Aarons, MFA Printmaking/Soroush Moghim, BFA Sculpture/ Krystal Ramirez, BFA Metals/Carmina Correa, BFA Sculpture/
Laura Lopez, MFA Drawing & Painting

April 23-27
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Rhiannon Aarons’s MFA exhibition features an installation of prints, sculpture, and performance documentation based on the works of Lewis Carroll and Bob Flanagan. Soroush Moghim’s BFA exhibition uses sculpture to connect us to ways nature has influenced art and culture. Krystal Ramirez’s BFA exhibition is comprised of metal works focusing on human connection with the works themselves forming a dialogue. Carmina Correa’s BFA exhibition delves into the world of tabletop gaming, space, and physics through sculpture, installation, and game play. Laura Lopez’s MFA exhibition explores ideas of growth patterns, color, and spirituality in nature through painting.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Composers’ Guild

Monday, April 24 at 8pm     
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Free Admission

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Alumni Artist Series

Alumni Recital: Nathan Stark, Bass

Wednesday, April 26 at 8pm           
Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/Free

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Cabaret Series

David Burnham

Wednesday-Thursday, April 26&27 at 7pm          

Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets prices vary

The Broadway star (Wicked, A Light in the Piazza) returns with a strong, confident baritone that soars into the tenor range, and a charm that’s undeniably magnetic!

CSULB Dance

CSULB Dance in Concert

April 26-28 at 8pm, April 29 at 2&8pm

Martha Knoebel Dance Theater         Tickets: $20/$16

The Department of Dance presents its twice-yearly concert of original dance work by faculty choreographers and guest artists


Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Orchestra at The Beach

Thursday, April 27 at 8pm  
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Caribbean Extravaganza

Friday, April 28 at 8pm        
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

This concert features music from Trinidad, Jamaica, Long Beach and more.

Good Boys and True by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Directed by Hugh O’Gorman
April 28-May 13
Players Theatre
The privileged life of a high school senior at St. Joe’s School for Boys threatens to collapse when a disturbing video circulates around campus. Social class, abuse, and sexuality simmer beneath the surface of the resulting scandal; taking an unexpected turn when the boy’s family is confronted with unsettling truths about their son.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Vocal Jazz with Pacific Standard Time, Jazz and Tonic

Saturday, April 29 at 4&8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

The award-winning Pacific Standard Time is one of the most renowned vocal jazz ensembles in the United States. This show – featuring Pacific Standard Time along with Jazz and Tonic – typically sells out, so you are encouraged to buy tickets in advance.

Carpenter Performing Arts Center WOW! Series

The Jason Bishop Show

Saturday, April 29 at 8pm   

Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: prices start at $40

As America’s hottest illusionist, Jason Bishop mystifies with stunning and original state-of-the art magic, award-winning sleight of hand, and one-of-a-kind grand illusions delivered with a totally modern energy and an outstanding rock soundtrack. From exclusive grand illusions to close-up magic projected onto a huge screen—no other touring illusionist showcases such a diverse array of talents and virtuosity!

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

Four by Four

Sunday, April 30 at 2pm      

Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets prices vary

A stellar cast of four sensational entertainers perform the hits from four of the most iconic musical styles in pop music history! This Vegas style revue is complete with fun costumes, and choreographed production numbers like “Twist and Shout,” “Stop in the Name of Love,” “Surfin’ USA, “Stayin’ Alive,” and more!

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Brass Ensemble and Chamber Music

Sunday, April 30 at 4pm      
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/Free


CSULB School of Art – University Art Museum
Illustration & Animation BFA Group Exhibition

April 30-May 4

The Illustration & Animation BFA group exhibition features work from graduating Illustration and Animation BFA students.

May 2017

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Women’s, Men’s, and ‘49er Choruses

Monday, May 1 at 8pm         
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

CSULB Design Department

BA Senior Show

May 1-4

Duncan Anderson Design Gallery      Free Admission

A showcase of the work of our BA Design students, open from 10am-5pm.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Concert Band

Tuesday, May 2 at 8pm        
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Laptop Ensemble

Wednesday, May 3 at 8pm  
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

Thursday, May 4 at 8pm      
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: $10/$7

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Piano con Brio!

Thursday, May 4 at 6pm      
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: (free with a ticket to 8pm Piano Plus performance)

Piano Plus!

Thursday, May 4 at 8pm      
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
A collaborative concert featuring Cole Conservatory pianists in instrumental duos,chamber ensemble, and piano duets/duos.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Celebrating Music – Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op. 70

Saturday, May 6 at 8pm       
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: $15/$10


Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Jazz Lab Band

Sunday, May 7 at 4pm         
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

CSULB School of Art – University Art Museum
Photography BFA Group Exhibition/Drawing & Painting BFA Group Exhibition

May 7-11

CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
The Photography BFA group exhibition features work from graduating Photography BFA students. The Drawing and Painting BFA group exhibition features work from graduating Drawing and Painting BFA students.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Composers’ Guild presents: SNAPSHOTS with NOW Ensemble

Monday, May 8 at 8pm         
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: Free

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Video Game Music Symposium

Saturday, May 13 from 10a-10pm
The one-day symposium for CSU students and community members will culminate with a concert by the Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony performing video game music. The symposium will be of interest to those in music composition, conducting, performance, film & electronic arts sound design and production, and computer science game sound programming. Guests from the Video Game Industry representing composers, sound designers, sound editors, and management from Electronic Arts, Riot Games and more will give lectures, panel discussions, and masterclasses.

CSULB School of Art
Teaching Credential Final Exhibition, Art Education/Teresa Womack, BFA Ceramics/Janet Davids, BFA Senior Show

May 14-18
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Teresa Womack’s BFA exhibition consists of two-part installation of weaving triptych and audio soundtrack creating both sensations of frustration and comfort.  Janet Davids’s BFA exhibition explores written language through clay materials.  Art Education credential students display artwork as well as documentation of their academic progress and teaching experience within the program..

CSULB Design Department

CSULB Design Senior Show

May 23-26

Duncan Anderson Design Gallery      Free Admission

The final showcase of student work for the year. Open from 10am-5pm.