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Summer 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

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

  • 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 a concert of recent experimental works.

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

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.

  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets FREE; RSVP required.

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

  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets FREE, reservation required

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

John Carnahan and Jermie Arnold, conductors

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

Concert Jazz Orchestra & Studio Jazz Band

Jeff Jarvis, director

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

  • 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

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

Guest Artist Recital

Jihye Chang, piano

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

Bel Canto, Cantus, & Forty-Niner Chorus

Jonathan Talberg, Joshua Palkki, and Brian Dokko, conductors

  • 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

Collaborative Faculty Artist Recital

Rob Frear, Moni Simeonov, Althea Waites, and others

  • Sunday, October 20, 2019
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/FREE

Chamber and University Choirs
Music for Choir and Piano

Jonathan Talberg and Joshua Palkki, conductors

University Wind Quintet and Brass Quintet

Darrin Thaves and Rob Frear, directors

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/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.

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019
  • 7:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7 children under 13 in costume 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

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

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

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.

  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019
  • 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, November 7, 2019
  • 7:00pm
  • Nugget Grill & Pub
  • Tickets FREE

University String Quartet

Moni Simeonov, director

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

  • Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/FREE

Evening of Song

Alexander Hahn, conductor

  • Saturday, November 9, 2019
    Sunday, November 10, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/FREE

Concert Jazz Orchestra & Studio Jazz Band

Jeff Jarvis, director

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

University String Quartet

Joon Sung Jun, director

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/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

BCCM Percussion Ensembles

Ted Atkatz, director

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/FREE

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

Jonathan Talberg, conductor

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

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)

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets FREE, reservation required

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

Caribbean Holiday Celebration

This annual celebration features your favorite holiday music combined with selections of seasonal tunes from the Caribbean.

  • Friday, December 6, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $15/10/5 for children under 10

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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