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Fall 2019 Events

Memorial Day

Campus closed.

  • Monday, May 27, 2019

Summer Session I

6-Week Session

For more information, please visit the CSULB Summer Sessions website.

  • Tuesday, May 28–Friday, July 5, 2019

Summer Session (Full)

12-Week Session

For more information, please visit the CSULB Summer Sessions website.

  • Tuesday, May 28–Friday, August 16, 2019

Independence Day

Campus closed.

  • Thursday, July 4, 2019

Summer Session III

6-Week Session

For more information, please visit the CSULB Summer Sessions website.

  • Monday, July 8-Friday, August 16, 2019

Fall 2019 Semester

First Day of Classes

  • Monday, August 26, 2019

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, September 13, 2019
    Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10 Friday / Saturday

Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony

Johannes Müller Stosch, conductor

Join us for our opening orchestral program of the 2019/20 academic year. The scherzo by Czech composer Josef Suk is a real gem and enjoys increasing popularity. Also Haydn’s most famous London symphony will be featured alongside the fabulous, rhythmically-exciting tone poem suite by Revueltas featuring a large orchestra with 14 percussionists.

  • Suk: Scherzo fantastique, Op. 25
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D Major "London"
  • Revueltas: La noche de los Mayas

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets $20/10

Woodwind Chamber Music

Helen Goode-Castro, director

  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Pacific Standard Time: Monterey Jazz Farewell Concert

Christine Guter, director

Join us for an exciting evening of music hosted by our award-winning, internationally acclaimed vocal jazz program before they leave to perform at the Monterey Jazz Festival!

  • Thursday, September 26, 2019
  • 7:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

New Music Ensemble

Alan Shockley, director

Join the New Music Ensemble for the ensemble’s first concert of the 2019-2020 season. The program will feature John Cage’s reworkings of several 18th-century shape note hymns, as well as a large meditative piece by Pauline Oliveros, and multiple works including electric guitars!

  • Tuesday, October 1, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Jazz Forum:
Performance & Workshop with trumpeter Tim Hagans

Tim Hagans is an internationally respected trumpeter and composer with 3 Grammy nominations. He toured with Stan Kenton and Woody Herman and was regular member of the Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra in addition to other live performances and recordings with Maria Schneider, Blue Wisp Big Band, Bob Mintzer Band, and Gil Evans Orchestra. Tim has several recordings as a leader with Blue Note and other labels.

  • Friday, October 4, 2019
  • 3:30pm
  • Jazz Room UMC-A307
  • Tickets FREE

Alumni Artist Recital

Erin Alford, mezzo-soprano with Clara Cheng Stosch, piano

Mezzo-soprano Erin Alford, NATS-LA’s 2019 Young Artist of the Year, returns to her alma mater to present a recital with collaborative pianist Clara Cheng Stosch. In this exploration of love, Erin juxtaposes Schumann’s famous Frauenliebe und leben with works solely by female composers from the Baroque era to the 21st century. The title of this recital was inspired by Libby Larsen’s notes on her Love After 1950, where in comparing her work to Schumann’s, she hilariously claimed her cycle was more, "Frau: Love ’em and Leave ’em."

This recital is co-sponsored by BCCM and the National Association for Teachers of Singing, Los Angeles Chapter (NATS-LA).

Bob Cole Conservatory Showcase

Rob Frear, director

Experience an evening of performances by the finest students at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. Curated by Bob Cole Conservatory faculty, this Showcase highlights the individual talents of their leading classical and jazz students.

Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony

Johannes Müller Stosch, conductor
An Arts for Life Event

This concert will feature Ravel’s beloved Concerto in G, played by student competition winner Noah Lovold, and also includes staples of the repertoire such as Beethoven’s most famous Symphony recognized around the globe by its opening 4 pitches, and Mozart’s famous overture to Don Giovanni. A concert not to be missed!

  • Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture
  • Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
    (Noah Lovold, winner of the Instrumental Concerto Competition)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

John Carnahan and Jermie Arnold, conductors

The Symphonic Band will perform Festal Scenes by Yasuhide Ito, Ukrainian Folk Songs by Halsey Stevens, Elegy by John Barnes Chance, and Up by Anthony O’Toole.

The Wind Symphony’s program includes Saisei Fanfare by Brett Dietz, Symphony A.D. 78 by Gordon Jacob, Zion by Dan Welcher, and Children’s March by Percy Grainger.

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets $10/7

Jazz Forum:
Performance & Workshop with pianist Dave Meder

Dave has taught at Juilliard and NYU, and is presently the youngest jazz instructor at the University of North Texas. Active with the BMI Composers Workshop and a recipient of the ASCAP Young Composer Award, Dave has recorded his first CD as a leader entitled, Passage.

  • Friday, October 11, 2019
  • 3:30pm
  • Jazz Room UMC-A307
  • Tickets FREE

Concert Jazz Orchestra & Studio Jazz Band

Jeff Jarvis, director

We are proud to present the season’s first concert of the Studio Jazz Band and Concert Jazz Orchestra, the jazz program’s premiere ensemble. Both bands will be performing engaging repertoire with an international flair. Highlights include Someday My Prince Will Come arranged by Chris Walden, The Touch Of Your Lips arranged by Mike Abene, Just A Beautiful Night Like This by Tom Kubis, and more selections from renowned jazz writers Eric Richards, George Stone, Bill Liston, and Bob Mintzer. We’ll also present a new student arrangement of On A Clear Day by CJO saxophonist Kyle Myers.

  • Sunday, October 13, 2019
  • 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.

  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Guest Artist Masterclass

Jihye Chang, piano

An advocate for new music, pianist Jihye Chang received the Henry Kohn Award from the Tanglewood Music Center and has recorded for Sony/BMG, Albany, and Centaur labels. Chang is currently in the midst of a multi-year project entitled "Continuum 88," an exploration of the solo piano literature in collaboration with young composers from Australia, Korea, and U.S.A. with concerts in Korea, Taiwan, and various venues in the U.S.

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • 3:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Guest Artist Recital

Jihye Chang, piano
Continuum 88: Season IV—Miniatures and Variations

This will be the first concert of Part IV of Chang’s ongoing solo piano project, "Continuum 88," in which she commissions, programs, premieres and performs new works by young composers along with masterpieces of the important genres of the piano literature. She will premiere four new works written for her and the series in this concert along with miniatures and variations by Chopin, Kurtag, Schubert, Juri Seo, and Schumann.

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Cantus & Forty-Niner Chorus

Jonathan Talberg and Brian Dokko, conductors

Program includes works by György Orbán, Kirke Mechem, Johannes Brahms, Randall Thompson and Steven Foster.

  • Friday, October 18, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Chamber and University Choirs
Music for Choir and Piano

Jonathan Talberg and Joshua Palkki, conductors

Featuring CSULB collaborative artist Gukhui Han performing works by Runestad, Argento, Trumbore, Elder, Brahms, and Dello Joio.

Chamber and University Choirs
Music for Choir and Piano

Jonathan Talberg and Joshua Palkki, conductors

Featuring CSULB collaborative artist Gukhui Han performing works by Runestad, Argento, Trumbore, Elder, Brahms, and Dello Joio.

Collaborative Faculty Artist Recital

Rob Frear, Moni Simeonov, Althea Waites, and others

Join BCCM faculty artists Althea Waites, Rob Frear, Moni Simeonov and others in a rare performance of Saint-Saëns "Septet," Opus 65. The program will also feature a performance of Eric Ewazen’s beautiful Trio for Violin, Trumpet and Piano.

Guest Artist Lecture: Bing Wang, violin

Winning, Keeping, and Loving Your Orchestra Job

More information here.

  • Monday, October 21, 2019
  • 3:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Concert Band: Spooktacular

Jermie Arnold, conductor

Spooktacular is an annual family-friendly event featuring a Costume Contest beginning at 6:30pm and a Halloween Concert from 7:00-8:00pm.

University Wind Quintet and Brass Quintet

Joseph Stone and Rob Frear, directors

The Bob Cole Conservatory’s finest wind and brass players join forces for an evening of exotic and ear-pleasing chamber music. The program promises to bridge five centuries of musical heritage and leave you asking for more.

George & Beverly August Piano Competition

More info here.

  • Saturday, October 26, 2019
  • 1:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Faculty Artist Recital

James Barrera, saxophone

  • Sunday, October 27, 2019
  • 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 Guild and its mission: themusicguild.org

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets call (310) 558-3500

Composers’ Guild Presents: Three-Minute Wonders

Alan Shockley, director

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Guest Artist Recital

Ken Aiso, violin and Valeria Morgovskaya, piano

Faculty Artist Recital

John Barcellona, flute

  • Friday, November 1, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

The Opera Institute presents: Opera Masterpieces

David Anglin, director

The talented singer/actors of the Bob Cole Conservatory Opera Institute present their annual program of excerpts from the world of Opera. Suzan Hanson, a wonderful artist long associated with Long Beach Opera, is our Stage Director.

Don’t miss these wonderful selections from The Marriage of Figaro, Così fan tutte, Cendrillon, L’elisir d’amore, Anna Bolena, Lucia di Lammermoor, Faust, Misdummer Night’s Dream and The Tenderland.

  • Saturday, November 2, 2019 @ 8:00pm
    Sunday, November 3, 2019 @ 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7: Saturday / Sunday

Saxophone Ensemble

Jay Mason, director

  • Monday, November 4, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Collegium Musicum

David Garrett, director

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

  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • 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.

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, November 7, 2019
  • 7:00pm
  • Nugget Grill & Pub
  • Tickets FREE

New Music Ensemble

Alan Shockley, director

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

  • Friday, November 8, 2019
  • 6:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Brass Ensembles

Rob Frear, director

A sonorous treat not to be missed! Selections from Monteverdi to the 21st Century, featuring the University Brass Ensemble, conducted by Rob Frear, and Chamber groups coached by outstanding Graduate students Theresa Bickler and Tatiana Giesler.

Evening of Song

Alexander Hahn, director

Jeff Hamilton with the Concert Jazz Orchestra & Studio Jazz Band

Jeff Jarvis, director

Jeff Hamilton is one of the finest drummers in the professional jazz scene today. He is the co-leader of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, leads his own trio, and has toured with Diana Krall, recording on several of her CDs and dozens of others under his own name and as a sideman. His impressive list of musical associations include the Woody Herman Band, Monty Alexander Trio, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Count Basie Orchestra, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown and many more.

  • Sunday, November 10, 2019
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

BCCM Percussion Ensembles

Ted Atkatz, director

Guest Artist Masterclass

Robert Thies, piano

A pianist of "unerring, warm-toned refinement, revealing judicious glimmers of power," Robert Thies is an artist renowned for his consummate musicianship and poetic temperament. As a Steinway Artist and frequent recitalist in the United States and abroad, Robert has developed a reputation as a "genuine" and "sincere" artist, creating delicately balanced programs and performing in a manner to draw focus to the composer rather than to himself.

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019
  • 3:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

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, November 13, 2019
  • 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, November 14, 2019
  • 7:00pm
  • Nugget Grill & Pub
  • Tickets FREE

University String Chamber

Joon Sung Jun, director

Chamber Choir & Bel Canto
Faith’s Journey—Choirs by Candlelight

Jonathan Talberg, conductor

University String Quartet

Moni Simeonov, director

  • Saturday, November 16, 2019
  • 7:30pm
  • UMC-A301 Choir Room
  • Tickets $10/FREE

Opera Scenes

Brian Farrell, director

In our second fall Opera offering, the younger singers present an evening of favorite operatic arias and ensembles.

  • Saturday, November 16, 2019 @ 8:00pm
    Sunday, November 17, 2019 @ 12:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7 Saturday / Sunday

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.

  • Sunday, November 17, 2019
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

ConneXion Concert

Dan Zanutto and Tamara Thies, directors

  • Monday, November 18, 2019
  • 7:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Woodwind Chamber Music

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony

Johannes Müller Stosch, conductor
An Arts for Life Event

This eclectic program will feature Los Angeles film composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s overture to The Sea Hawk, which is incredibly rich in color and romanticism. Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 is a gem in the repertoire despite consisting of only 2 movements, while Stravinsky’s Petrushka is a masterpiece. The original version features quadruple winds and extended roles for piano and celesta—a festival of colors, indeed!

  • Korngold: The Sea Hawk Overture
  • Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor "The Unfinished"
  • Stravinsky: Petrushka (original 1911 version)

Piano con Brio!

Althea Waites and Shun-Lin Chou, directors

A collaborative concert presented by select students from the Piano Accompanying, Piano Ensemble, and the Piano Chamber Music classes. This varied concert features classic repertoire from classical to modern eras.

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Orchestra at The Beach

Erin Hobbs Reichert, director

  • Friday, November 22, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Pacific Standard Time & Jazz and Tonic

Christine Guter and Jonny Arenas, directors

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

  • Saturday, November 23, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Jazz Lab Band

Jeff Jarvis, director

  • Sunday, November 24, 2019
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • 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.

  • Monday, November 25, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Concert Band

Jermie Arnold, conductor

  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • 7:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Guest Artist Recital

Michael Mizrahi, piano

  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

John Carnahan and Jermie Arnold, conductors

  • Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Holiday Percussionfest

Celebrate the holidays with percussion! A showcase of the BCCM Percussion Department featuring holiday music from all over the world.

Winter Festival Concert

Jonny Arenas, Brian Dokko, Christine Guter, Joshua Palkki and Jonathan Talberg, conductors

The Winter Festival Concert features more than 200 singers ringing in the holidays with favorite carols, songs, and classical works in Long Beach’s greatest Winter extravaganza. Set in the historic sanctuary of First Congregational Church of Long Beach, this traditional concert has thrilled audiences for over five decades. Enjoy the majesty of the great Möller organ, the supreme talents of the Southern California Brass Consortium, Pacific Handbells, and, of course, the combined voices of the CSULB choirs!

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, December 10, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets call (310) 558-3500

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