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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

Darrin Thaves, director

Join us for an evening of woodwind chamber music featuring ensembles from duo to clarinet choir, performing works by Boismortier, Ginastera, Goepfart, Taffanel, and more.

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

Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band

John Carnahan and Jermie Arnold, conductors

The Symphonic Band’s program includes Winter Dances by Fergal Carroll; Psalm for Band by Vincent Persichetti; Yorkshire Ballad by James Barnes and Choreography by Robert Sheldon.

  • 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

Welcome to our third campus concert of the season featuring two award-winning jazz ensembles, the Concert Jazz Orchestra and the Studio Jazz Band.

The Studio Jazz Band will play tunes by Kubis, Liston, Tomaro and more. The Concert Jazz program includes works by Quincy Jones, Bob Florence and Jeff Jarvis.

The Music Guild

Henschel String Quartet

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

Concert Band

Jermie Arnold and Jeff de Seriere, conductors

An evening of Americana Music including Concord, Songs of Old Kentucky, Walls of Zion and Strong Men to the Front.

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

World Percussion Concert

Dave Gerhart, Eric Hartwell, and Neili Sutker, directors

The Steel Drum Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Dave Gerhart, includes music by Andy Narell, Ray Holman and Timothy "Baron" Watkins. Also the Western African Drum and Dance Ensemble will perform traditional West African Music, including Agbekor, Bawa and Agahu under the direction of Neili Sutker and Eric Hartwell.

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

Alumni Recital **Cancelled

Nathan Stark, voice

  • 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 Composers Concert

Feat. John Barcellona, Native American flutes

This program features newly commissioned or collaborative works by Adrian Verdié, George Wheeler, Raymond Torres-Santos, John Barcellona, Alexander Elliott Miller, and a world premiere piece by Alan Shockley. The inspiration for these works include Japanese swordsmen, 70’s rock gestures, Zen Buddhism, the sound world of installation, womanhood, the four-elements and the colorful palette of the American Native flutes. Performers include: Mark Uranker, piano; Yianni Iliadis, piano; George Wheeler, laptop; Alexander Elliot Miller, guitar; and Adriana Manfredi, mezzo-sporano.

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

Percussion Ensemble

Ted Atkatz, director

The CSULB Percussion Ensemble will be performing music by Steve Reich, George Hamilton Green, and a triptych of percussion chamber works by Los Angeles resident Stewart Copeland, the former drummer for The Police.

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

University Symphony Orchestra

Johannes Müller-Stosch, conductor

Please join us for this last solo orchestra concert of the spring semester; our next concerts are collaborations—Opera and Celebrating Music. The program includes the Captain Blood Overture by Korngorld and Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony. Our new Director of Percussion Studies, Ted Atkatz will also perform Rouse’s concerto, Der gerettet Alebrich (a fantasy for percussion and orchestra on Wagnerian themes).

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

Composers’ Guild, Snapshots

Southern California Brass Consortium

Southern California Brass Consortium performs works written by CSULB composition majors, followed by a brief review of brass music from the 20th century to the present.

  • 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

The CSULB Saxohone Ensemble will perform works by Benjamin Taylor and Jacob Terveldhuis. This program includes student compositions written by Brandon Rivera and John Michael O’Brien, both members of the Saxophone Ensemble.

  • 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

The New Music Ensemble presents a concert of works influenced by rock, jazz, and the blues. The ensemble will be playing Milton Babbitt’s serial masterpiece All Set scored for jazz ensemble (and originally written for a Brandeis University jazz festival), a piece by Yale faculty composer Martin Bresnick based on a fragment of a tune by bluesman Willie Dixon, a piece by Pauline Oliveros originally written for No wave rockers Sonic Youth, and a piece by alt-rock/pop/folk master Beck. The ensemble’s usual instrumental resources will be augmented by electronic organs, banjos, ukuleles, drum set, and lots of Stratocasters.

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

Percussion Chamber featuring the University Percussion Group

Ted Atkatz, director

The BCCM University Percussion Group and Baby Pan Ensemble will present a unique and unforgettable night of music, featuring music by John Cage, Steve Reich, and new compositions by BCCM’s own Tyler Hunt.

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

Woodwind Chamber Music

Darrin Thaves, director

Woowind duets, trios, and quartets performing works by J.C. Schickhardt, Gary Bachlund, Swan Hennessy, André Jolivet, Mark Heidien, and Gershwin.

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

String Chamber Music

David Garrett, director

String students of the BCCM perform a program of great chamber music featuring works by Schubert, Haydn, and Beethoven.

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

Laptop Ensemble and Modular Synthesis

Martin Herman, director and Matthew Lourtie, assistant director

The Laptop Ensemble will perform original works by student and faculty composers using laptops as primary instruments. Additionally, three works for modular synthesizers will be premiered. The performance will feature live visuals by multimedia installation artist vav vavrek.

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

Piano Showcase

Shun-Lin Chou, director

Selected graduate and undergraduate students perform woks by Liszt, Frederic Chopin, Beethoven, Scriabin and Liebermann.

  • 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

The BCCM Collegium Musicum, under the direction of Mark Alpizar, will perform works by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, John Dowland, Joseph Bologne, Henry Purcell, Franz Krommer and Adrien Boieldieu.

  • 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

The University String Quartet presents its Spring recital, performing a selection of works from the ensemble’s favorite repertoire. Dedicated to “the victims of fascism and war,” Shostakovich’s String Quartet Number 8 is an intensely personal outpouring of expression from the Russian composer, and arguably his most popular string quartet. French impressionist composer, Maurice Ravel’s, only contribution to the string quartet repertoire is his String Quartet in F Major. An homage to things of the past, the work draws inspiration from the Classical era in form, texture and style.

  • 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

This concert will feature the Steel Drum Orchestra performing music from Trinidad, Jamaica, Long Beach and more. We will also be premiering two new compositions for steel drum by Tyler Hunt and Ted Goslin (Arr. by Ross Harper).

**Please note venue change to DRH.**

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

Pacific Standard Time and Jazz & Tonic

Christine Guter, director

Jazz and Tonic’s program includes pieces by Stevie Wonder, Rosana & Gary Eckert, Bobby McFerrin and more.

The award-winning Pacific Standard time will perform works written and/or arranged by Johnny Mercer, the Four Freshmen, Ray Charles, Paul McCartney, and Meredith Wilson and others.

  • 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

Don’t miss the final campus concert for the Concert Jazz Orchestra and Studio Jazz Band featuring guest artist George Stone. Both award-winning big bands will perform Stone’s music, and Christine Guter will appear with George on two songs, with Jeff Jarvis on another. Los Alamitos High School Jazz Band director John Rush will be honored with the K-JAZZ Educator of the Year Award, and a deserving graduating jazz major will receive the coveted John Prince Memorial Award.

  • Sunday, April 26, 2015
  • 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 27, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

University Wind Quintet

John Barcellona, director

The University Wind Quintet will give their annual performance in honor of Johan Barcellona’s 25th Marathon.

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

Piano Plus!

Shun-Lin Chou, director

Works by Johannes Brahms, Takata, Hirai, Shostakovich, Schumann, Barber, Rachmanioff, and Stravinisky with accompanied piano.

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

Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band: 60th Anniversary Concert

John Carnahan and Jermie Arnold, conductors; Jeffrey de Seriere, graduate conductor

Celebrate 60 years of the CSULB Bands—the early prospectors, the many musicians who have come through the program, as well as the wonderful music-making tradition that is carried on today. We would like to invite all band alumni and enthusiasts to join us for this very special event. More info here.

  • 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

This concert will feature our new Director of String Studies, violinist Moni Simeonov, who will join the Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony on Vaughan William’s beautifully romantic The Lark Ascending. Combined choirs and orchestra will present Mozart’s powerful C-Minor mass to bring our Academic year to a close. More info here.

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

Jazz Lab Band

Jeff Jarvis, director

Women’s, Men’s, & ’49er Choruses

Jonathan Talberg, Regan MacNay, & Brian Dokko, 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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