The Bob Cole Conservatory will return to holding public performances this Fall. 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!
Fall 2021 Semester
First Day of Classes
Monday, August 23, 2021
The Beach Café ***Rescheduled***
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.
Friday, September 17, 2021
Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony
Apostolia Nikouli and Johannes Müller Stosch, conductors
Celebrate the festive reopening of the Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony Orchestra on the big stage. The orchestra will musically reflect on the hard times during COVID and celebrate the reemergence of in-person music-making.
Shostakovich: Festive Overture and Symphony No. 10
"Jazz at the Beach" is proud to present its first concert of the 2021-2022 season. After a long hiatus due to the pandemic, the Concert Jazz Orchestra and Studio Jazz Band are ready to hit the ground running! The concert will feature a recent graduate of the Masters in Music program, trumpeter Ryan DeWeese, during an exciting and stylistically diverse collection of big band music by Billy Byers, Bob Mintzer, Patrick Williams, Mark Taylor, and more. We’ll also perform a student composition by SJB trombonist Max Mineer. Won’t you join us for a great afternoon of jazz?
**This concert will be held outdoors; please bring a chair or blanket to the performance.
"Let All the World in Every Corner SING!" is a celebration of the return of the human voice to communal singing. This 90 minute concert at Los Altos United Methodist Church features repertoire from 6 continents by diverse composers from around the world. Enjoy the extraordinary voices LIVE and in person. Dr. Jonathan Talberg and the extraordinary graduate students from the BCCM will conduct, Dr. Gukhui Han will accompany on Los Altos’ magnificent grand piano.
**NOTE: Tickets available online only. No ticket sales at the door. Online sales available up to 30 minutes after the scheduled start time of the performance. Advanced ticket purchases strongly encouraged.
Friday, October 29, 2021 Saturday, October 30, 2021
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.
Pianist and BCCM competition winner, Arvin-Ur Gantumur, will join the orchestra on one of the best-known and brilliantly virtuosic piano concertos of all time. The program will feature Beethoven’s amazing but seldom-performed symphony along with a new piece inspired by the social justice movement of the past couple of years.
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.
Jonny Arenas, Christine Guter, Michael McKenzie, Darita Seth, and Jonathan Talberg, conductors
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 Pacific Handbells, some of CSULB’s finest string players, and, of course, the combined 200 voices of the CSULB choirs!
Saturday, December 4, 2021 @ 4:00pm/8:00pm Sunday, December 5, 2021 @ 4:00pm
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.