Stroll the Garden during an ambient performance of intriguing soundscapes, video projections and dance. Composed by Vit Zouhar and performed by the CSULB Laptop Ensemble as directed by Martin Herman, Chair of CSULB Design Department and Professor of Music. Video and art installations by Nick Venden and dance performed and directed by Vannia Ibarguen make this a stunning celebration of the coming of spring. Gates open at 7PM, performance at dusk. Reception with artists and performers in the Friends Garden following the presentations.
More info, location and parking at the Japanese Garden Website.
This is a concert not to be missed. Strauss’ famous tone poem, Don Juan, is a standard classical string audition piece. The complexity of this composition is well-known and feared among orchestral players. This work demonstrates the maturing virtuosity of the BCCM orchestra members, who have previously performed Ein Heldenleben, Don Quixote, Till Eulenspiegel, and Death and Transfiguration. Bernstein’s famous Candide overture will give you an introduction to BCCM’s full production of the opera this spring. A movement from Bruckner’s Romantic Symphony, coupled with a concerto written by a alumnus Vasken Ohanian for Emilio Valdez, winner of the 2017/18 voice concerto competition, will round-out this special program.
CSULB faculty member Jason Bonham, viola, and German-Austrian pianist Stephanie Hoernes combine for an enchanting evening of viola-piano music. This program will feature Schumann’s Märchenilder (Fairytales) along with Franck’s Violin Sonata and Bach’s Viola da Gamba Sonata No. 1.