The Bob Cole Conservatory will continue to hold public performances this Spring as we are able. For information about current policies regarding attending a performance during the time of COVID, please read the Performance Attendance FAQ (opens in a new window).
The unique challenges presented this semester may force alterations to or cancellations of events in this calendar, so please check back here frequently—even up to the day of the concert—for the most current information.
We appreciate your patronage and your patience, and we look forward to seeing you at one of our events!
Johannes Müller Stosch and Apostolia Nikouli, conductors
Please join us for a special concert featuring the winners of our 2021/22 student concerto competition. Soprano Veronica Robinson will sing Beethiven’s concert aria Ah, perfido! followed by Yosef Feinberg with Schumann’s cello concerto. The concert also features the well-known impressionistic "Afternoon of a Faun" by Claude Debussy and Vaughan William’s lush Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis for solo string quartet and two combined string orchestras. The concert will be approximately 60 minutes and performed without intermission.
Debussy: Prélude à L’après-midi d’un faune
Beethoven: Ah, perfido!, Op. 65
Schumann: Cello concerto in A Minor, Op. 12
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
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.
BCCM Faculty Baroque Trio: John Barcellona—flauto traverso, David Garrett—viola da gamba, Elizabeth Lindau—harpsichord
Experience this rare opportunity to hear three of our acclaimed faculty artists play musical masterpieces from the Baroque era on period instruments.
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Daniel Recital Hall
Vocal Jazz Presents: A Tribute to Black Artists
Christine Guter, director
The Jazz Voice Area at CSULB’s Bob Cole Conservatory of Music is proud to present a tribute to Black artists who have made profound contributions to the music world. Each singer will showcase a Black artist who has influenced and inspired them and will briefly talk about their life and contributions, as well as perform a piece in their honor. We hope you will join us in this celebration of Black History Month!
David Garrett presents a faculty artist recital with Angela Marvin, Maura Phelps, Yosef Feinberg, Anna Crumley, Will Kittinger, Jasmin Cruz, Rene Fong, Lydia Lifquist, and Ethan Dwinell. Program includes:
Bach—Suite No. 4 in E flat, BWV 1010 for solo cello
Harbison—Suite for solo cello
Bréval—Sonata in G major for two cellos
Jongen—Two Pieces for cello quartet
Villa-Lobos—Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 for soprano and cello ensemble
After a two-year delay, BCCM concerto competition winner, pianist Yuki Yokota, will return to Long Beach to play one of the best-known piano concertos of all time—Rachmaninoff’s second. This romantic and powerful work will be preceded by Ravel’s La Valse, which demands virtuosity from all orchestral players, Shostakovich’s mournful and beautiful chamber symphony, as well as Josef Marx’s seldom-heard 4-movement serenades from Vienna. This re-discovered gem delights with grace and charm from a bygone era.
w/Special Guests Jordan HS Concert Band & Gahr HS Wind Ensemble
Come to the LAC campus of Long Beach City College to listen to the "Sounds of Spring." The CSULB Concert Band & LBCC Wind Ensemble will be joined by special guests Jordan High School Concert Band and the Gahr High School Wind Ensemble.
Please note that face masks will be required in all indoor areas. Health Clearance will be required prior to visiting the LBCC campus.
The Opera Institute presents: Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro in the garden
Andreas Mitisek, conductor, Suzan Hanson, stage director
Over the elegant lawn of the Almaviva’s seaside mansion the sun is setting. Preparations for the impending evening wedding of their employees Susanna to Figaro are being finalized. As darkness falls, the world becomes infused with magic where love and lust mingle in a labyrinth of confused motives and hidden identities…
This outdoor production —reset in the 1950s—offers Mozart’s tuneful comedy of capricious characters with a breath of fresh air—literally! Join the opera stars of tomorrow for this opera under the stars on a rolling lawn at CSULB.
Thursday, April 7, 2022 Friday, April 8, 2022 Saturday, April 9, 2022 Sunday, April 10, 2022
All performances begin at 7:30pm
Daniel Recital Hall Terrace
Tickets $25/15All tickets are sold out. Please see our livestream page to view the shows remotely.
Shun-Lin Chou, director
The Multi-Piano Extravaganza returns! This traditional Spring concert features award-winning Bob Cole Conservatory piano students sharing the stage with members of the piano faculty. The afternoon gala event will include familiar and entertaining works and arrangements for up to sixteen hands. All proceeds from this concert to benefit the Keyboard Studies foundation, which supports talented Bob Cole Conservatory piano students throughout their studies.
Featuring the Bob Cole Chamber Choir and soloists, members of the University Orchestra, Alexander Elliot Miller—guitar and Gukhui Han—piano.
Come experience the Long Beach premiere of Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard. This modern passion combines the forces of the Bob Cole Chamber Choir and a chamber ensemble comprised of conservatory students and faculty, led by conductor Jonathan Talberg. Please consider joining us as we share this transformative work about the life, death, and legacy of Matthew Shepard. Your agency and choice regarding attendance of our concert matters to us. Please be aware that this program includes depictions of violence and homophobic language.
This concert is part of the BCCM’s "Celebrating Music" series.
The final instrumental jazz performance of the 2021-2022 academic season will showcase the Concert Jazz Orchestra and Studio Jazz Band performing contemporary jazz orchestra pieces juxtaposed with classic big band repertoire. We have prepared some challenging music from George Stone, Phil Wilson, Tom Kubis, Dave Hanson, Mike Tomaro, Jeff Jarvis, and David Springfield. And we continue the tradition of recognizing our graduating band members as they prepare to embark upon their future careers as professional musicians and educators. As many of you know, the jazz program at Cal State Long Beach was founded by John Prince; many of John’s students are now leaders in today’s music scene. On behalf of the Prince family, Coralie Prince will present the coveted John Prince Memorial Award to a leading student who has honored John’s legacy by demonstrating excellence in both performance and composition. Won’t you join us for this special "Jazz at the Beach" concert at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music?
Johannes Müller Stosch and Apostolia Nikouli, conductors
Join us for "Celebrating Music Week" at the BCCM with a wonderfully eclectic program. Alan Hovhaness was a composer interested in painting soundscapes and transporting the listener into them. Darius Mulhaud’s neoclassical work is full of swing and fun. Strauss’ Rosenkavalier Suite is a blockbuster piece that requires virtuosity from everyone on stage. This will be a program not to be missed. The concert will be approximately 60 minutes and performed without intermission.
Alan Hovhaness: Symphony No. 2, Op. 132, "Mysterious Mountain"
Milhaud: Le boeuf sur le toit (The bull on the roof), Op. 58
Carmina Burana feat. University Choir and University Percussion
Jonathan Talberg, conductor
The Bob Cole Conservatory is proud to present Carl Orff’s timeless masterpiece Carmina Burana performed by CSULB’s University Choir under the direction of Jonathan Talberg. Known for its iconic "O Fortuna," this sensual and unapologetically secular work will feature solo movements sung by CSULB alumnus Tyler Alessi, and current students Gem Acabal and Darita Seth, accompanied by the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music’s percussion ensemble and pianists Gukhui Han and Joshua Chai.
This concert is part of the BCCM’s "Celebrating Music Week."