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Spring 2019 Events

Winter Session I

(online only)

More info at the CSULB Winter Sessions website.

  • December 20, 2018—January 18, 2019

Winter Session II

(on campus & online)

More info at the CSULB Winter Sessions website.

  • January 2, 2019—January 18, 2019

Bob Cole Honors Festival

The Bob Cole Honors Festival provides a unique opportunity for High School students from grades 10-12 to interact and collaborate with guest solo artists, composers, and conductors. Festival participants will receive section coaching and masterclasses from the invited artists and other festival faculty.

More information at the Honors Festival page.

  • January 4-6, 2019

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Campus closed.

  • Monday, January 21, 2019

First Day of Spring Semester Classes

  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Pacific Standard Time
Folsom Jazz Festival Farewell Concert

Christine Guter, director

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Faculty Artist Recital

Darrin Thaves, flute

  • Saturday, February 2, 2019
  • 7:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Guest Artist Recital

Annelle Gregory, violin

  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

The Beach Café

CSULB Student 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 8, 2019
    Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10 Friday / Saturday

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, February 12, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets call (310) 558-3500

Guest Artist Recital

Argus String Quartet

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Musical Masterpieces
of the Baroque Era

Faculty Baroque Trio: John Barcellona, David Garrett, & Mark Uranker

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

  • Friday, February 15, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Chamber Choir: Rivers of Light

Matthew Lyon Hazzard, conductor

Join us in a free concert open to the public as the Bob Cole Chamber Choir explores music of life, loss, and light. Featuring Matthew Lyon Hazzard as guest conductor.

  • Sunday, February 17, 2019
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

New Music Ensemble

Alan Shockley, director

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

Guest Artist Masterclass

Jeongwon Ham, piano

  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
  • 3:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Guest Artist Recital

Jeongwon Ham, piano

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

Guest Artist Recital

Ken Aiso, violin

Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony

Neil Varon, guest conductor
An Arts for Life Event

The Bob Cole Conservatory is honored to welcome acclaimed conductor and international artist Neil Varon in this Arts For Life event. This concert will include Seyfried’s Double concerto for two violins, featuring soloists Igor Veligan and our very own Moni Simeonov.

  • Mozart: Overture from Abduction from the Seraglio, K. 384
  • Sheridan Seyfried: Double concerto for two violins (2017)
    [Moni Simeonov and Igor Veligan, violin]
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 4

Faculty Artist Recital

Chizuko Asada and Samuel Grodin, piano

  • Saturday, March 2, 2019
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Concert Jazz Orchestra & Studio Jazz Band

Jeff Jarvis, director

The Music Guild

Fiato String Quartet
w/Jessie Shulman, mezzo-soprano and Micah Yui, piano

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, March 5, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets call (310) 558-3500

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

John Carnahan and Jermie Arnold, conductors
An Arts for Life Event

The Bob Cole Conservatory Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band are among the premier wind groups in California. This evening’s concert will showcase wind repertoire considered to be among the standard literature for the genre.

In memory of Dr. Carolyn Bremer, the Symphonic Band will perform Early Light, one of Carolyn’s finest works for winds. We hope you will enjoy the varied colors, textures and sounds created by these two accomplished ensembles.

Chamber Choir: Of Love and Protest
University Choir: Nevertheless, She Persisted

Joshua Palkki, conductor

Join us for a double bill choral concert! University Choir will present Nevertheless, She Persisted—selections they will be performing as a featured ensemble at the California Choral Directors Association State Conference in San José. This set features music of women composers and arrangers including Felicia Sandler, Shireen Abu-Khader, Andrea Clearfield, and Andrea Ramsey.

Chamber Choir will present Of Love and Protest—a set of pieces celebrating love and protest featuring the new composition This is How You Love by married couple composing duo Jocelyn Hagen and Timothy C. Takach.

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.

Faculty Artist Recital:
The Orpheus Duo

Althea Waites and Mark Uranker, piano

Faculty pianists Mark Uranker and Althea Waites combine their talents in 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.

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

Bel Canto & Forty-Niner Chorus

Matthew Lyon Hazzard and Brian Dokko, conductors

  • Monday, March 11, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Composers’ Guild

Alan Shockley, coordinator

This concert features performances of original works by CSULB Student Composers.

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Concert Band

Robert Martin and Tyler Kimball, conductors

  • Thursday, March 14, 2019
  • 7:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Woodwind Chamber Music

Helen Goode-Castro, director

This program features performances by woodwind duets, trios, quartets and additional chamber ensembles.

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

Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony

Johannes Müller Stosch, conductor
An Arts for Life Event

  • Von Suppe: Poet and Peasant Overture
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17 "Little Russian"
  • Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder
    Courtney Marsh-Ankerfelt, mezzo-soprano
    (Winner of the 18/19 voice concerto competition)
  • Copland: Clarinet Concerto
    Ryan Cortes, clarinet
    (Winner of the 18/19 instrumental concerto competition)

BCCM Percussion Ensembles

Ted Atkatz, director

Composers’ Guild Presents: Snapshots

Alan Shockley, director

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

César Chávez Day

Campus closed.

  • Monday, April 1, 2019

Pacific Standard Time
Monterey Jazz Festival Farewell Concert

Christine Guter, director

  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019
  • 7:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Saxophone Ensemble

Jay Mason, director

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

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 11, 2019
  • 7:00pm
  • Nugget Grill & Pub
  • Tickets FREE

String Chamber Music

Moni Simeonov, director

New Music Ensemble

Alan Shockley, director

  • Friday, April 12, 2019
  • 6:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

The Opera Institute Presents:
Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites

David Anglin, director

Sung in French with English subtitles.

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.

Brass Ensemble and Chamber Music

Rob Frear, director

Percussion Chamber feat. The University Percussion Group

Ted Atkatz, director

The Music Guild

Avalon 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 16, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets call (310) 558-3500

Guest Artist Masterclass

Jane Magrath, piano

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  • 3:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Conservatory Brass Quintet

Rob Frear, director

University String Quartet

Moni Simeonov, director

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 20, 2019
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Composers’ Guild

Alan Shockley, director

This concert features performances of original works by CSULB Student Composers.

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

Collegium Musicum

David Garrett, director

The Collegium Musicum explores instrumental and vocal music from the Middle Ages through the nineteenth century and, as a chamber orchestra, focuses on appropriate performance styles for older music in the twenty-first century.

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

Guest Artist Recital: Aperture Duo

Adrianne Pope, violin & Linnea Powell, viola

  • Wednesday, April 24, 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, April 25, 2019
  • 7:00pm
  • Nugget Grill & Pub
  • Tickets FREE

University Wind Quintet

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

John Alexander and the Bob Cole Chamber Choir

John Alexander, conductor

The award-winning Bob Cole Chamber Choir is excited to collaborate with renowned conductor John Alexander. Alexander is the Artistic Director Emeritus of Pacific Chorale, having served as Artistic Director and Conductor from 1972 to 2017; he also held faculty positions at CSU-Northridge and CSU-Fullerton.

Caribbean Extravaganza***Cancelled

Dave Gerhart, director

  • Friday, April 26, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall

University Choir, Bel Canto, and Forty-Niner Chorus

Joshua Palkki, Matthew Lyon Hazzard, and Brian Dokko, conductors 

University Choir is a select ensemble of 50-75 voices. The University Choir has appeared before regional and national conventions of the ACDA and MENC, demonstrating its versatility in presenting works from the Renaissance through the 20th century. Bel Canto presents a variety of rich repertoire of music composed especially for treble voices, from the Middle Ages to the present.

Concert Jazz Orchestra & Studio Jazz Band

Jeff Jarvis, director

  • Sunday, April 28, 2019
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Faculty Artist Recital

David Garrett, viola and friends

  • Sunday, April 28, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Concert Band

Robert Martin and Tyler Kimball, conductors

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019
  • 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, May 1, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

John Carnahan and Jermie Arnold, conductors

Piano Plus!

Shun-Lin Chou, director

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

Celebrating Music

Johannes Müller Stosch, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No. 2, C minor "Resurrection"
[with soloists and combined CSULB choirs]

  • Saturday, May 4, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets $15/10

Jazz Lab Band & Corner Pocket

Jeff Jarvis and Jonny Arenas, directors

Beach Orchestra

Erin Hobbs Reichert, conductor

Pacific Standard Time & Jazz And Tonic

Christine Guter and Cynthia Dicken, director

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

  • Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • 4:00pm/8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7 4:00pm / 8:00pm

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, May 14, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Tickets call (310) 558-3500

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