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Spring 2020 Events

Winter Session I

(online only)

More info at the CSULB Winter Sessions website.

  • December 18, 2019—January 17, 2020

Winter Session II

(on campus & online)

More info at the CSULB Winter Sessions website.

  • January 2, 2020—January 17, 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Campus closed.

  • Monday, January 20, 2020

First Day of Spring Semester Classes

  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Guest Artist Recital

Thomas Kotcheff, piano

Pianist Thomas Kotcheff performs Frederic Rzewski’s Songs of Insurrection.

  • Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Guest Artist Recital: Sonic Arts

Ann Stimson, flute and Marc Ainger, electronics

  • Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

BCCM Cello Ensemble with Guest Artists

Joon Sung Jun, director

  • Thursday, February 6, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

The Beach Café

CSULB ACDA Chapter, producer

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.

  • Friday, February 7, 2020
    Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10

Faculty Artist Recital

Mark Uranker, piano

  • Sunday, February 9, 2020
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

The Music Guild

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets call (310) 558-3500

Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony

David Jacobs, guest conductor

We will begin by welcoming David Jacobs (Director of Orchestras at the University of Oregon in Eugene) who will lead the orchestra during the "English" half of the concert. The second, "Russian" half will feature the rarely-heard masterpiece by Rachmaninoff, his 4th and final piano concerto.

Seating in Daniel Recital Hall is limited, so please buy your ticket ahead of time.

  • Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 in D Major
    (David Jacobs, guest conductor)
    (Winner of the Voice Concerto Competition TBD)
  • Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 4
    (Craig Richey, faculty artist)

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $20/10 **Please note that due to the venue this is limited seating and will be a cash-only event**

Faculty Artist Recital

Darrin Thaves, flute

  • Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • 7:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Musical Masterpieces of the Baroque Era

John Barcellona—flute, Mark Uranker—harpsichord, David Garrett—viola da gamba

Experience this rare opportunity to hear three of our acclaimed faculty artists play musical masterpieces from the Baroque era on period instruments.

  • Sunday, February 16, 2020
  • 7:00PM
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

New Music Ensemble

Alan Shockley, director

Join the New Music Ensemble for a concert of recent experimental works.

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Guest Artist Recital

Robert Dick, flute

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Private Event with the Bob Cole Chamber Choir

Jonathan Talberg, conductor

For information, please contact csulbcvo@gmail.com

  • Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • 8:00pm

Guest Artist Recital

Benjamin Binder, piano

  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Pacific Coast Regional Wind Band Festival
Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

John Carnahan and Jermie Arnold, conductors

  • Saturday, February 29, 2020
    ***Please note this was previously scheduled for March 6 and has changed***
  • 8:00pm
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets $10/7

Chamber Choir ACDA Western Division Conference launch concert with Fountain Valley High School

Jonathan Talberg and Kevin Tison, conductors

Concert Jazz Orchestra & Studio Jazz Band

Jeff Jarvis, director

  • Sunday, March 1, 2020
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

The Music Guild

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 Music Guild and its mission: themusicguild.org

  • Tuesday, March 3, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets call (310) 558-3500

Guest Artist Recital: Duo Montagnard, saxophone and guitar

Presented by Composition Studies and The Saxophone Ensemble

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Faculty Composers Concert

Alan Shockley, coordinator

  • Thursday, March 5, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

World Percussion Concert

Eric Hartwell, director

This concert features traditional percussion music from non-Western cultures. Ensembles include Steel Drums, the West African Drum and Dance Ensemble, Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban Ensembles.

  • Friday, March 6, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/FREE

Faculty Artist Recital: The Orpheus Duo

Althea Waites and Mark Uranker, piano

  • Sunday, March 8, 2020
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Composers’ Guild

Alan Shockley, coordinator

CSULB Composers’ Guild will perform selected works from CSULB graduates and undergraduates. The Guild is a student organization dedicated to bringing in professional ensembles for writing opportunities and producing concerts of music composed by our members both on the CSULB campus and in the local Long Beach area.

  • Monday, March 9, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Concert Band

Jermie Arnold, conductor

  • Thursday, March 12, 2020
  • 7:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Faculty Artist Recital: Alexander Hahn, bass-baritone

  • Friday, March 13, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

University Choir, Bel Canto, and Cantus present: Beyond Borders

Joshua Palkki and Jonathan Talberg, conductors

Woodwind Chamber Music

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony

Johannes Müller Stosch, conductor
An Arts for Life Event

In this special concert, Director of String Studies, Moni Simeonov, will take the stage for the virtuosic Violin Concerto No. 1 by Shostakovich. Full of energy and drive, we will contrast it with Franz Schmidt’s elegiac Symphony No. 4, featuring our principal horn, trumpet, and cello in haunting solos. This increasingly-known masterpiece by Schmidt will leave you yearning for more from this incredible composer.

  • Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor
    (Moni Simeonov, faculty artist)
  • Franz Schmidt: Symphony No. 4 in C major

  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets FREE, reservation required

Composers’ Guild Presents: Snapshots with HUB New Music

Alan Shockley, director

  • Friday, March 20, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Evening of Song

Alexander Hahn, conductor

  • Saturday, March 21, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/FREE

Collegium Musicum

David Garrett, director

The Collegium Musicum performs varied ensemble and solo works from the baroque and renaissance eras.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Faculty Artist Recital

David Garrett, director

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Percussion Ensemble

Ted Atkatz, director

  • Thursday, March 26, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/FREE

Spring Break

No classes, campus open.

  • March 30-April 3, 2020

Chamber and University Choirs:
Choral Masterworks and New Music

Maria Dowell and Jungmin Kim, conductors

  • Sunday, April 5, 2020
    ***Please note this was previously scheduled for April 17 and has changed***
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Percussion Chamber
feat. The University Percussion Group

Ted Atkatz, director

  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/FREE

Jazz Combo Night #1

Jimmy Emerzian, director

Every semester we host two combo nights at the Nugget Grill & Pub on the upper campus. Three combos are featured at each combo night and the event is always very popular. The smaller jazz groups allow improvisers to stretch out more than in big band settings. Typically the programs feature student arrangements and compositions, as well as their unique renditions of historically relevant small group material.

  • Thursday, April 9, 2020
  • 7:00pm
  • Nugget Grill & Pub
  • Tickets FREE

String Chamber Music

Moni Simeonov, director

  • Thursday, April 9, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/FREE

Saxophone Ensemble

Jay Mason, director

  • Friday, April 10, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Multi-Piano Extravaganza

Shun-Lin Chou, director

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. Reception to follow.

  • Saturday, April 11, 2020
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $15/10

New Music Ensemble

Alan Shockley, director

Join the New Music Ensemble for a concert of recent experimental works.

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Jazz Combo Night #2

Jimmy Emerzian, director

Every semester we host two combo nights at the Nugget Grill & Pub on the upper campus. Three combos are featured at each combo night and the event is always very popular. The smaller jazz groups allow improvisers to stretch out more than in big band settings. Typically the programs feature student arrangements and compositions, as well as their unique renditions of historically relevant small group material.

  • Thursday, April 16, 2020
  • 7:00pm
  • Nugget Grill & Pub
  • Tickets FREE

Conservatory Brass Quintet

Rob Frear, director

  • Thursday, April 16, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/FREE

University String Quartet

Moni Simeonov, director

  • Friday, April 17, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/FREE

Opera

David Anglin, director

  • Friday, April 17, 2020 @ 8:00pm
    Saturday, April 18, 2020 @ 2:00pm/8:00pm
    Sunday, April 19, 2020 @ 2:00pm
  • University Theatre
  • Tickets $25/15

Piano Showcase

Shun-Lin Chou, director

Featuring outstanding CSULB pianists in solo performances of mostly classics by the great composers from eighteenth to the twentieth centuries.

  • Saturday, April 18, 2020
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Concert Jazz Orchestra & Studio Jazz Band

Jeff Jarvis, director

  • Sunday, April 19, 2020
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Composers’ Guild

Alan Shockley, director

CSULB Composers’ Guild will perform selected works from CSULB graduates and undergraduates. The Guild is a student organization dedicated to bringing in professional ensembles for writing opportunities and producing concerts of music composed by our members both on the CSULB campus and in the local Long Beach area.

  • Monday, April 20, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

The Music Guild

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 Music Guild and its mission: themusicguild.org

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets call (310) 558-3500

Composers’ Guild Presents: Panic Duo

Alan Shockley, director

  • Monday, April 22, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

University Wind Quintet

  • Thursday, April 23, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Caribbean Extravaganza

Dave Gerhart, director

  • Friday, April 24, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Pacific Standard Time & Jazz and Tonic

John Proulx and Jonny Areans, directors

Join us for an exciting evening of music hosted by our award-winning, internationally acclaimed vocal jazz program!

  • Saturday, April 25, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Brass Ensemble and Chamber Music

Rob Frear, director

  • Sunday, April 26, 2020
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/FREE

Cantus Does Broadway

Jonathan Talberg and Brian Dokko, conductors

The CSULB Men’s Chorus and friends perform favorite works from the American stage.

  • Monday, April 27, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Concert Band

Jermie Arnold, conductor

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2020
  • 7:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Laptop Ensemble

Martin Herman, director

The Laptop Ensemble features a collection of composer/performer/sound artists who explore and explode the boundaries between contemporary sound art, computer music and interactive technologies. The ensemble brings together performers, composers, and artists across disciplines in experimental sound practices and cross-disciplinary projects and concerts.

  • Wednesday, April 29, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

John Carnahan and Jermie Arnold, conductors

  • Thursday, April 30, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets $10/7

Piano Plus!

Craig Richey, director

A chamber concert featuring mostly duos from the classical repertoire performed by Bob Cole Conservatory piano students in collaboration with instrumentalists and vocalists.

  • Thursday, April 30, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Orchestra at The Beach

Erin Hobbs Reichert, conductor

  • Friday, May 1, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Celebrating Music
Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana

Jonathan Talberg, conductor

Carmina Burana needs no introduction. Join us for Orff’s masterpiece featuring the full combined forces of the Conservatory.

  • Orff: Carmina Burana
    (Soloists TBD, with the combined BCCM choirs)

  • Saturday, May 2, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets $20/10

Jazz Lab Band

Jeff Jarvis, director

  • Sunday, May 3, 2020
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

The Music Guild

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 Music Guild and its mission: themusicguild.org

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets call (310) 558-3500

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