» Calendar of Events - 2016/2017

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+ - SEPTEMBER 2016

September 22
Keyboard Conversations®, A Concert with Commentary
The Golden Age of the Piano
Jeffrey Siegel, pianist
Great favorites from yesteryear!  Featuring the music of Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, Chopin, Mendelssohn, and others, plus Siegel’s always-engaging program commentary -- this is “classical music for everyone.”
Salmon Recital Hall
7:30pm
$35 general admission; $20 senior citizens, alumni, non-Chapman students and Chapman community
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+ - OCTOBER 2016

October 2
Big Band Bubbly Brunch
Part of the Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration.  Under the direction of Albert Alva, this festive champagne brunch features Chapman’s newest and brightest stars: our very own Big Band.  A cross between Frank Sinatra and Harry Connick Jr., this ensemble will leave you wanting more.
Aitkin Arts Plaza
11am
$40 general admission
For more info or to purchase tickets, please call (714) 628-2874 or visit www.chapman.edu/homecoming

October 9
Faculty Recital – Mary Palchak, flute
Program to include Concertino (Duvernoy), Sonata in G minor (Bach), Duo for Flute and Piano (Copland), Fish Are Jumping (Dick), Bachianas Brasilieras #6 for flute and bassoon (Villa-Lobos) featuring faculty Rebecca Rivera, bassoon, and Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano (Bolling) featuring faculty Clara Cheng, piano, David Black, bass and Nick Terry, drums.
Salmon Recital Hall
5pm
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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October 11
Guest Artist in Recital – Sha Wang, piano
Program to Partita No. 1 (Bach), Jeux deau (Ravel), Polonaise the Heroic (Chopin) and The Story of Babar (Poulenc).
Salmon Recital Hall
7:30pm
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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October 14
The Chapman Orchestra & Wind Symphony in Concert
Daniel Alfred Wachs, Music Director and Conductor, The Chapman Orchestra
Christopher J. Nicholas, Music Director and Conductor, Chapman University Wind Symphony

Program to include orchestral masterworks and contemporary symphonic works by composers Malcolm Arnold (Peterloo Overture), Gustav Mahler (“Urlicht” from Mahler Symphony No. 2 featuring Erin Theodorakis, mezzo-soprano), Brett William Dietz (Saisei Fanfare), Chang Su Koh (Lament), and Darius Milhaud (La Creation du Monde).
Musco Center for the Arts
7:30pm
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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October 15
Faculty Lecture Recital – M. Camargo Guarnieri - Brazilian Song
Conservatory faculty Rebecca Sherburn, soprano and Louise Thomas, piano are joined by Sarah Tyrrell (guest musicologist) in this engaging evening of art songs.  Featuring Conservatory students from the studios of Drs. Thomas and Sherburn.
Salmon Recital Hall
7:30pm
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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October 21-23
Opera Chapman presents “Kurt Weill After Dark” – A Cabaret-style Review
Peter Atherton, Artistic Director
Nicola Bowie, Guest Director and Choreographer
Carol Neblett, Associate Director
Janet Kao & Paul Floyd, Musical Direction

Selections from The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny) and Street Scene.
Musco Center for the Arts
7:30pm – Oct. 21 and 22
3:00pm – Oct. 23
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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October 29
University Singers in Concert
Stephen Coker, Conductor
The 34-voice Chapman University Singers performs a concert of sacred and secular vocal ensemble compositions that spans five centuries of the choral art.
Fish Interfaith Center
7:30pm
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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+ - NOVEMBER 2016

November 9
Guest Artists in Recital – Rachel Joselson, soprano with Rene Lecona, piano
Subtitled “Songs of the Holocaust,” the Conservatory will feature Dr. Joselson in repertoire from her new CD released by Albany Records.
Salmon Recital Hall
8pm
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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November 11
The Chapman Orchestra & Wind Symphony in Concert
Daniel Alfred Wachs, Music Director and Conductor, The Chapman Orchestra
Christopher J. Nicholas, Music Director and Conductor, Chapman University Wind Symphony

Program to include orchestral masterworks and contemporary symphonic works by composers Claude Debussy (Prelude a l’Apres midi d’un Faune), Leonard Bernstein (“Profanation” from Jeremiah Symphony), Hector Berlioz (Les Nuits d’ete featuring Maria Lazarova, mezzo-soprano), John Estacio (Frenergy), Osvaldo Golijov (Last Round) and Justin Freer (Rio's Convergence).
Musco Center for the Arts
7:30pm
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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November 12
University Choir & Women’s Choir in Concert
Stephen Coker, Conductor, University Choir
Chelsea Dehn, Conductor, University Women’s Choir

The University Women's Choir under the direction of Chelsea Dehn and the University Choir conducted by Stephen Coker will present a concert featuring a wide variety of choral works ranging from Renaissance era pieces  to contemporary compositions and folksong arrangements from around the world.
Fish Interfaith Center
7:30pm
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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November 14
Guest Artist in Recital – Daniel Shapiro, piano
Program to be announced.
Salmon Recital Hall
8pm
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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November 15
Chapman Percussion Ensemble
Nicholas Terry, Director
The Chapman Percussion Ensemble presents an evening of exciting and dynamic percussion music, featuring the music of Lou Harrison, John Cage, Peter Garland, Erik Griswold, Bill Alves, and Rudiger Pawassar.
Salmon Recital Hall
8pm
Admission is free.

November 16
2016-17 Instrumental & Vocal Competition
Come Hear Talent: Join the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music for our annual competition, held by The Chapman Orchestra.
Salmon Recital Hall
7pm
Admission is free.

November 17
Saxophone Ensemble
The Chapman University Saxophone Ensemble performs an eclectic mix of classical and jazz repertoire.  Works by J.S. Bach, Caryl Florio, Lennie Niehaus and others.
Salmon Recital Hall
8pm
Admission is free.

November 29
Big Band & Jazz Combo
Albert Alva, Director
Program to be announced.
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
7:30pm
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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+ - DECEMBER 2016

December 1
New Music Ensemble
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
8pm
Admission is free.

December 2
Keyboard Collaborative Arts Recital
Under the direction of Louise Thomas, Keyboard Collaborative Arts students will perform a varied program of solo and collaborative piano repertoire.
Salmon Recital Hall
7:30pm
Admission is free.

December 3
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.
Salmon Recital Hall
2pm (Winds & Brass)
5pm (Strings & Piano)
Admission is free.

December 4
Early Music Ensemble: Singen und Klingen
Under the direction of Bruce Bales, the Chapman University Early Music Ensemble will perform German Music from the Late Renaissance through the Early Baroque featuring works by Senfl, Hassler, Praetorius, Brade, Scheidt, Shein, and Schütz.
Salmon Recital Hall
5pm
Admission is free.

December 4
Chapman Guitar Ensemble
Under the direction of Jeff Cogan, the award-winning Classical Guitar Program at Chapman University has flourished since 1982.  Guitar majors benefit by interacting with world class visiting performers and instructors who help to mold these developing young artists into polished musicians ready to meet the challenges of a career in music.
Salmon Recital Hall
8pm
Admission is free.

December 6
Student Piano Showcase
Grace Fong, Director
The student pianists will perform a program of works from the mid-1700s to the present. The program includes students of Grace Fong, Janice Park, and Karen Knecht.
Salmon Recital Hall
7:30pm
Admission is free.

December 7
Student Pianists in Recital
Janice Park, Director
The program includes students of Ron Anderson, Christopher Brennan, Ruby Cheng, Karen Knecht, Hedy Lee, Janice Park, and Louise Thomas.
Salmon Recital Hall
7:30pm
Admission is free.

December 10
53rd Annual Holiday Wassail Banquet and Concert
Stephen Coker, Conductor, Chapman University Singers and Choir
Chelsea Dehn, Conductor, University Women’s Choir
Daniel Alfred Wachs, Music Director and Conductor, The Chapman Orchestra

We’re throwing the merriest of holiday parties, starting with a festive and delicious winter banquet followed by a magnificent concert of holiday season favorites, held for the first time in the acclaimed Musco Center for the Arts!  The program features the gifted Chapman University Singers, University Choir and Women’s Choir along with spectacular music performed by The Chapman Orchestra. Come delight in this joyful and musically rich evening!

6pm – Reception and Dinner in Fish Interfaith Center
8pm – Concert in Musco Center for the Arts
Banquet & Concert Package: $85 per person, includes reception, dinner and concert (limited availability)
Concert-Only Tickets: $25 general admission; $15 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students; $10 CU community

Wassail tickets will be available/go on-sale in October 2016 - please check back at that time!

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