»Calendar of Events - Fall 2014

Advance tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Chapman University Ticket Office at 714-997-6812 (Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.). 

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+-SEPTEMBER 2014

September 11
Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: The Romantic Music of Chopin
Chapman University President's Fellow and Keyboard Conversation pianist, Jeffrey Siegel, presents THE ROMANTIC MUSIC OF CHOPIN – heroic Polonaises, dreamy Nocturnes, vivacious Waltzes, and the mystery behind one of Chopin’s most beloved and familiar works, the Fantasy Impromptu.
Salmon Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
Package Ticket: $50 includes admission to both Keyboard Conversation performances and preferred reserved event seating.
Single tickets are also available: $35 general admission; $20 senior citizens, alumni, non-Chapman students and Chapman community

September 18
Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: The Power and Passion of Beethoven
Chapman University President's Fellow and Keyboard Conversation pianist, Jeffrey Siegel, presents THE POWER AND PASSION OF BEETHOVEN.  This concert includes some of Beethoven’s well-known pieces with interesting stories about their origins and musical ingredients - The Rage over a Lost Penny, the Moonlight Sonata, the "Farewell Sonata" (who was leaving and why was Beethoven so deeply affected?)
Salmon Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
Package Ticket: $50 includes admission to both Keyboard Conversation performances and preferred reserved event seating.
Single tickets are also available: $35 general admission; $20 senior citizens, alumni, non-Chapman students and Chapman community

September 21
Faculty Recital – Mary Palchak, flute
“Something Old, Something New" will include works by Henri Dutilleux, Richard Derby, JS Bach, and others.
Salmon Recital Hall
2 p.m.
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

+-OCTOBER 2014

October 4
The Chapman Orchestra
Daniel Alfred Wachs, Music Director and Conductor
Program to include Symphony No. 5 (Schubert) and Cello Concerto (Schumann) featuring 2013 Concerto Competition Winner, John Elias Kaynor, Cello Performance Major '13.
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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October 12
Big Band Bubbly Brunch
Part of the Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration.
Attallah Piazza
11 a.m.
$35 general admission
For tickets, call (714) 997-6558 or visit www.chapman.edu/homecoming.

October 17-19, October 24-26
Opera Chapman presents “The Glory of French Grand Opera”
Peter Atherton, Artistic Director
Carol Neblett, Associate Director
Christian Nova, Assistant Director
Janet Kao, Musical Direction
Program to include works by Bizet, Gounod, Massenet, Offenbach and Delibes, and features the students from Chapman University’s acclaimed Opera training program.
Salmon Recital Hall
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

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Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. / Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. / Oct. 19 at 3 p.m.
Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. / Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. / Oct. 26 at 3 p.m.

October 21
Guest Artist in Recital – Thomas Hooten, trumpet with Dr. Janice Park, pianist
The Principal Trumpet of Los Angeles Philharmonic, Thomas Hooten will give a solo recital collaborating with Dr. Janice Park, Chapman Piano Faculty.  Program to include Sonata by Halsey Stevens, Trumpet Concerto by F. J. Haydn, Legend by Georges Enesco along with works by Carl Hohne, Bruce Broughton, and Geoffrey Robbins.
Salmon Recital Hall
8pm
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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+-NOVEMBER 2014

November 7
Chapman University Singers in Concert
Stephen Coker, Conductor
The 34-voice University Singers presents a varied program of sacred and secular compositions including a unique performance of Benjamin Britten's cantata "Rejoice in the Lamb" given in collaboration with Chapman University's Department of Dance.
Red Hill Lutheran Church, 13200 Red Hill Ave, Tustin, CA 92780
7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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November 8
The Chapman Orchestra
Daniel Alfred Wachs, Music Director and Conductor
Program to include Symphony No. 5 (Vaughn Williams) and Violin Concerto No. 1 (Prokofiev) featuring 2014 Instrumental & Vocal Competition Winner, Chloe Tardif Violin Performance Major '16.
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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November 9
Chapman University Women's Choir and University Choir in Concert
Angel Vázquez-Ramos & Stephen Coker, Conductors
The University Women's Choir under the direction of Angel Vázquez-Ramos and the University Choir conducted by Stephen Coker will present a concert featuring a wide variety of choral works ranging from the Renaissance period to contemporary compositions.
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
5 p.m.
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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November 13
Faculty Recital – Jacob Braun, cello with Clara Cheng, piano
Program to include Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor (Shostakovich), Le Grand Tango (Piazzolla), Polonaise Brillante (Chopin) and other works.
Salmon Recital Hall
8 p.m.
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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November 14
Chapman University Wind Symphony: Tributes, Memorials, and Celebrations
Christopher Nicholas, Music Director and Conductor
Under the direction of Christopher Nicholas, the Wind Symphony performs a wide variety of repertoire, including established wind masterworks, transcriptions, and newly commissioned works.  Program to include Overture to Raymond (Thomas), Fetes Lontains (Goto), Ikaruga (Kushida), Rest (Ticheli), Alleluia, Laudemus Te (Reed), The Promise of Living from The Tender Land (Copland), and the West Coast premiere of Angels With Dirty Faces (Bonney).
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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November 15
Chapman Percussion Ensemble
Nicholas Terry, Director
The Chapman Percussion Ensemble performs a wildly diverse program including an early minimalist masterpiece, a nearly frozen-in-time duet for cymbals, traditional West African drumming, and a delightfully chaotic romp for tin cans, conch horn, electric buzzer, and amplified slinky.  Program to include Music for Pieces of Wood (Steve Reich), Zeichnung (Fritz Hauser), Imaginary Landscape No.2 (John Cage), G Song (Terry Riley), Jaribu Dreaming (Peter Sculthorpe), and Threads (Paul Lansky).
Salmon Recital Hall
8 p.m.
Admission is free.

November 16
Early Music Ensemble: The Sincerest Form of Flattery
Bruce Bales, Director
The Chapman University Early Music Ensemble performs music composed before 1800.  In its fourth year, the Ensemble will explore “Parodies, Divisions, Ostinatos and the Musical Art of Appropriation.”
Salmon Recital Hall
5 p.m.
Admission is free.

November 16
Chapman Guitar Ensemble
Jeffrey Cogan, Director
Under the direction of Professor Jeffrey Cogan, the Guitar Program at Chapman University has flourished since its inception in 1982.  Guitarists performing as soloists and in ensembles have opportunities to perform in concerts, classes at Chapman and on tour.  In March 2009, the Chapman Guitar Quartet won 1st Place Awards (Best Quartet & Best Duo) at the University of Texas at Brownsville with Texas Southmost College Guitar Ensemble Festival and Competition.
Salmon Recital Hall
8 p.m.
Admission is free.

November 18
Big Band & Jazz Combos
Albert Alva, Director
Since 2005, Albert Alva has taken the Chapman University Big Band and Jazz Combo to new musical heights. Along with a tribute to Horace Silver, the classic big band sounds of Duke Ellington and Count Basie will be explored with a touch of funk from arranger, Mic Gillette.
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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November 21
2014-2015 Instrumental & Vocal Competition
Daniel Alfred Wachs, Director
The Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music's annual competition, held by The Chapman Orchestra.
Salmon Recital Hall
7 p.m.
Admission is free and open to the public

+-DECEMBER 2014

December 5 & 6
51st Annual Holiday Wassail Banquet and Concert
Enjoy traditional Wassail drink; follow a garden path lighted with luminarias as strolling minstrels amuse you; dine on delectable holiday fare; and be charmed by a concert of seasonal music presented by the University Women's Choir, Angel Vázquez-Ramos, Conductor, University Choir and University Singers, Stephen Coker, Conductor, and The Chapman Orchestra, Daniel Alfred Wachs, Conductor.
Reception and Dinner in Fish Interfaith Center
Concert in Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
$75 per person, includes reception, dinner and concert: 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. concert.
“Concert Only” tickets also available: $20 general admission; $15 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students; $10 CU community
TICKETS for this event will be available for purchase starting mid-October

December 7
Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Alfred Wachs, Music Director and Conductor
Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra (OCYSO) celebrates its 45th season featuring the 80-member strong official youth orchestra of Orange County.  Program to include Symphony No. 8 (Dvorak) and Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra, Op.3 (Koussevitzky) featuring the 2014 Instrumental & Vocal Competition Winner.
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
4 p.m.
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
For tickets or additional information about this performance, please call (714) 744-7927.

December 9
Student Piano Showcase
Grace Fong, Director
The student pianists will perform a program of works from the mid-1700s to the present.
Salmon Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
Admission is free.

December 10
Student Pianists in Recital
Janice Park, Director
The program includes students of Ron Anderson, Christopher Brennan, Clara Cheng, Ruby Cheng, Tony Cho, Grace Fong, Janet Kao, Hye-Young Kim, Karen Knecht, Hedy Lee, Janice Park, and Louise Thomas.
Salmon Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
Admission is free.

December 11
New Music Ensemble
Sean Heim, Director
Under the direction of Sean Heim, the New Music Ensemble presents works by current composition majors as well as those by many of the major composers of the last fifty years.  Instrumental and vocal faculty members, along with distinguished guest artists, often participate in the ensemble, offering students a chance to perform with their teachers and mentors as well as their peers.
Salmon Recital Hall
8 p.m.
Admission is free.

December 12
Vocal Jazz in Concert
Angel Vázquez-Ramos, Director
The Vocal Jazz Choir presents a concert of solo and group arrangements of well-known jazz pieces from their repertoire.
Salmon Recital Hall
8 p.m.
Admission is free.

December 13
Instrumental Chamber Music
Under the direction of Grace Fong, Robert Becker and Christopher Nicholas, the Instrumental Chamber Music concerts feature students from the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music in piano, string and woodwind quintets, quartets, trios and brass ensembles.  Works to include Partita in F (Rossetti), Musique pour Pasiphae (Honneger), Intrada (Heiden) and masterworks from the chamber music literature by Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and the Tchaikovsky "Souvenir de Florence".
Salmon Recital Hall
2 p.m. (Winds & Brass)
5 p.m. (Strings & Piano)
Admission is free.

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