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Spring 2015 Events

Winter Session 2015

  • Friday, January 2-Friday, January 16, 2015

First Day of Spring Semester Classes

  • Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Guest Artist Recital

Nadia Shpachenko-Gottesman, piano

"Music for a New B’ak’tun"—New works for piano, toy piano, percussion and electronics by Tom Flaherty, James Matheson, Adam Schoenberg and Peter Yates from Shpachenko-Gottesman’s new CD Woman at the New Piano: American Music of 2013. More info here

  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

An Evening of Tibetan Singing Bowls

Carolyn Bremer, director

Bi-annual meditiative event curated by Dr. Carolyn Bremer. More info here.

  • Friday, January 30, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Guest Artist Recital: The Piano Music of George Crumb

Jeffrey Jacob, piano

Acclaimed pianist and composer, Jeffrey Jacob, in a performance of Makrokosmos, Vol. II. More info here.

  • Wednesday, February 4, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

University Symphony Orchestra

Johannes Müller-Stosch, conductor

  • Friday, February 6, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets $15/10

Faculty Artist Recital **Cancelled

Rob Frear, trumpet & Dave Gerhart, percussion

  • Sunday, February 8, 2015
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Faculty Chamber Music

Five BCCM Area Directors, fifteen adjunct music faculty, and several Cole Conservatory students join forces to perform exciting and rarely heard compositions including J.S. Bach’s Sonate I, W.A. Mozart’s Flute Quartet, Eric Ewazen’s Pastoral for Trumpet, Bass Trombone, and Piano, and Franz Schreker’s Kammersymphonie.

  • Monday, February 9, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Guest Artist Recital

Mobius Percussion

Mobius Percussion seeks to fuse their interest in fresh sounds with their commitment to high-quality performance and the promotion of new works by emerging composers. The group is composed of David Degge, Mika Godbole, Yumi Tamashiro and Frank Tyl, who formed the ensemble after working together at the first annual So Percussion Summer Institute in Princeton, NJ. Based in New York City, the ensemble made their debut at downtown multimedia art cabaret, (Le) Poisson Rouge, performing alongside other notable artists including So Percussion, Nexus, Meehan/Perkins Duo and Mantra Percussion. Since then they have performed at venues including the Firehouse Space, the Cell, Princeton Sound Kitchen, Good Child Music Studios, and Andrea Clearfield’s Salon to name a few.

  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

The Beach Café

Jonathan Talberg, director

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. Dessert and coffee are provided by the generosity of the Long Beach Starbucks stores.

Composers’ Studio **Cancelled

Alan Shockley, director

  • Monday, February 16, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Guest Artist Recital

Argus String Quartet

Argus is pleased to return to Cal State Long Beach to present a full recital. Program to include: Haydn- op. 74/1, Guinivan- String Quartet, Norman- Strokes, Mendelssohn- op. 80.

  • Friday, February 20, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Faculty Artist Recital **Cancelled

Craig Richey, piano

  • Sunday, February 22, 2015
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

New Music Ensemble

Alan Shockley, director

This New Music Ensemble performance will feature solely works by living composers, including the performance of a work by CSULB’s own Carolyn Bremer, Director of the BCCM. Central to this program are works that experiment with music notation, including one which will involve building the score on stage in front of the audience for the performance. The ensemble will also play a new arrangement of one of Arvo Pärt’s earliest tintinnabuli works, Für Alina, originally scored for solo piano, but here realized by piano, contrabass, vibraphone and glockenspiel.

  • Monday, February 23, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

The Music Guild

Piano Trio Celeste

The Music Guild is one of the oldest, continuous classical music performers west of the Mississippi. Featuring world-renowned ensembles, including the best new ensembles in Los Angeles and Orange County, The Music Guild is the first nonprofit chamber music organization to both produce concerts for and provide instruments to inner-city grammar schools and Los Angeles area Charter Schools.

More information about the Guild and its mission: themusicguild.org

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets call (310) 558-3500

Faculty Artist Recital

David Garrett, cello

An evening of some of the most beautiful chamber music by Franz Schubert featuring BCCM faculty cellist David Garrett in collaboration with Occidental College pianist Junko Ueno Garrett and L.A. Philharmonic violinist Johnny Lee. The program includes two of Schubert’s songs, "Litanei" and "Aufenthalt" (arranged for cello by Garrett’s teacher, Laszlo Varga), the "Arpeggione" Sonata, and the Piano Trio in B flat, Op. 99.

  • Tuesday, March 3, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Woodwind Chamber Music

John Barcellona, director

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band

John Carnahan and Jermie Arnold, conductors

  • Thursday, March 5, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets $10/7

University Symphony Orchestra **Cancelled

Johannes Müller-Stosch, conductor

  • Friday, March 6, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets $15/10

Concert Jazz Orchestra & Studio Jazz Band

Jeff Jarvis, director

The Music Guild

Henschel String Quartet

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets call (310) 558-3500

Concert Band

Jermie Arnold, conductor

  • Thursday, March 12, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

World Percussion Concert

Dave Gerhart, Eric Hartwell, and Neili Sutker, directors

  • Friday, March 13, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Alumni Recital **Cancelled

Nathan Stark, voice

Praised by the Washington Post as having a voice of "unearthly power," Nathan Stark from Hughson, California has performed on operatic, concert and recital stages throughout the United States, Europe and China.

His 2014-15 season currently includes Mustafa in L’italiana in Algeri with Opera San José, Monterone in Rigoletto with Atlanta Opera, Sparafucile in Rigoletto in a return to Opera in the Heights, bass soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Choral Fantasy with Canton Symphony Orchestra, and singing in recital at El Camino College…

  • Saturday, March 14, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Facutly Artist Recital, The Orpheus Duo

Mark Uranker and Althea Waites, piano

Join us for a very special afternoon of music for two pianos featuring faculty pianists Mark Uranker and Althea Waites as the Orpheus Duo. The program will include a rarely heard work by Fredric Rzewski, Winnsboro Cottonmill Blues.

  • Sunday, March 15, 2015
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Men’s, Women’s, and ’49er Choruses

Brian Dokko, Regan MacNay, and Jonathan Talberg, conductors

Celebrate the beginning 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 St. Patrick’s Day Concert.

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

The Bob Cole Chamber Choir and CSULB University Choir present: Legacy

Olga Spriggs and Jonathan Talberg, conductors

This special concert features selections chosen by alumni of the Choral Studies program from the last 65 years. Beloved repertoire includes Johannes Brahms Schaffe in Mir Gott ein Rein Herz, Eric Whitacre’s Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine, Norman Dinnerstein’s The Frogs and other pieces by Frank Pooler, Johann Sebastian Bach, Graeme Langager and H.A. Schimmerling. This concert will sell out; please buy your tickets early!

  • Saturday, March 21, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Faculty Artist Recital

John Barcellona, Native American flutes

  • Monday, March 23, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Percussion Ensemble

Ted Atkatz, director

  • Thursday, March 26, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

University Symphony Orchestra

Johannes Müller-Stosch, conductor

  • Friday, March 27, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets $15/10

Composers’ Guild, Snapshots

Southern California Brass Consortium

  • Tuesday, April 7, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Donizetti’s Elixir of Love

Johannes Müller-Stosch, conductor, Andrew Chown, director

  • Friday, April 10, 2015 @ 8:00pm
    Saturday, April 11, 2015 @ 2:00pm/8:00pm
    Sunday, April 12, 2015 @ 2:00pm
  • University Theatre
  • Tickets $25/15 (Students Only) April 10 @ 8:00pm / April 11 2:00pm + 8:00pm / April 12 @ 2:00pm

Saxophone Ensemble

Jay Mason, director

  • Friday, April 10, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Multi-Piano Extravaganza: 10th Anniversary

Shun-Lin Chou, director

The tenth edition of this spring classic will be truly extravagant, with more grand pianos (and pianists) on stage than the previous record of six. The entire Bob Cole Conservatory Keyboard faculty will be joined by keyboard studies alumni in a spectacular afternoon celebration featuring classical favorites.

New Music Ensemble

Alan Shockley, director

  • Monday, April 13, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Percussion Chamber featuring the University Percussion Group

Ted Atkatz, director

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Woodwind Chamber Music

John Barcellona, director

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

String Chamber Music

David Garrett, director

  • Thursday, April 16, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Laptop Ensemble

Martin Herman, director

  • Friday, April 17, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Piano Showcase

Shun-Lin Chou, director

  • Saturday, April 18, 2015
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Brass Ensemble & Chamber Music

Rob Frear, director

Hear glorious antiphonal music from the high Italian Renaissance, the imagination of composer and trumpeter Anthony Di Lorenzo, and the genius of J.S. Bach. You will also be treated to standard brass quintet repertoire from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries performed by the Conservatory’s elite brass students and ensembles. All students with valid ID are invited to listen for FREE! Parents and other Brass at the Beach supporters are $10. This is a delightful Sunday afternoon concert that shouldn’t be missed.

Collegium Musicum

Mark Alpizar, director

  • Monday, April 20, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

The Music Guild

Lark String Quartet

The Music Guild is one of the oldest, continuous classical music performers west of the Mississippi. Featuring world-renowned ensembles, including the best new ensembles in Los Angeles and Orange County, The Music Guild is the first nonprofit chamber music organization to both produce concerts for and provide instruments to inner-city grammar schools and Los Angeles area Charter Schools.

More information about the Guild and its mission: themusicguild.org

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets call (310) 558-3500

University String Quartet

Moni Simeonov, director

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Combos

Jeff Jarvis, director

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015
    Thursday, April 23, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Nugget Grill & Pub @ CSULB
  • Tickets FREE

Conservatory Brass Quintet

Steve Trapani, director

Listen to the Conservatory’s finest chamber ensemble perform brass quintet music from across six centuries. Includes music by Giaccomo Puccini, Duke Ellington, John Cheetham and others. All students with valid ID are invited to listen for FREE! Parents and other Brass at the Beach supporters are $10. Harry Ostrander and Evan Walsh, trumpets; Christian Siqueiros, Horn; Tyler McGeough, Trombone; and Prichard Pearce, Tuba. Directed by Steve Trapani.

Caribbean Extravaganza

Dave Gerhart, director

  • Friday, April 24, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Pacific Standard Time and Jazz & Tonic

Christine Guter, director

  • Saturday, April 25, 2015
  • 4pm/8pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7 4:00pm / 8:00pm

Concert Jazz Orchestra & Studio Jazz Band

Jeff Jarvis, director

  • Sunday, April 26, 2015
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Composers’ Guild

Alan Shockley, director

  • Monday, April 27, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

University Wind Quintet

John Barcellona, director

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Piano Plus!

Shun-Lin Chou, director

  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band

John Carnahan and Jermie Arnold, conductors

  • Thursday, April 30, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets $10/7

Celebrating Music: Mozart’s Mass in C minor & Ralph Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, Professor Moni Simeonov, violin

Jonathan Talberg and Johannes Müller-Stosch conductors

  • Saturday, May 2, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets $15/10

Jazz Lab Band

Jeff Jarvis, director

Women’s and Men’s Choruses

Jonathan Talberg and Regan MacNay, conductors

Concert Band

Jermie Arnold, conductor

The Music Guild

Lafayette String Quartet

The Music Guild is one of the oldest, continuous classical music performers west of the Mississippi. Featuring world-renowned ensembles, including the best new ensembles in Los Angeles and Orange County, The Music Guild is the first nonprofit chamber music organization to both produce concerts for and provide instruments to inner-city grammar schools and Los Angeles area Charter Schools.

More information about the Guild and its mission: themusicguild.org

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets call (310) 558-3500

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