A production photo from Gianni Schicchi, 2016
The cast of "Gianni Schicchi"

College of Performing Arts

» Calendar of Events - 2017/2018

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+ - October 2017

Poster for Chapman Orchestra & Wind Symphony in ConcertOctober 6
The Chapman Orchestra & Chapman University 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
Robert Frelly, guest conductor, Chapman University Wind Symphony
Musco Center for the Arts – 7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students; $5 Chapman Community

The Chapman Orchestra and Wind Symphony combine forces for the first of two fall concerts, featuring Symphony No. 7 (Beethoven); In This Broad Earth (Bryant); Prelude in Eb Minor, Op.34, No.14 (Shostakovich/Reynolds); and the West Coast premiere of Eji Suzuki’s Ho-O-Jin-ai cho-fu from the forthcoming Chapman Wind Symphony recording project, Postcards from Japan.
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Poster for Weekend in the CountryOctober 20-22
Opera Chapman presents “A Weekend in the Country”
Peter Atherton, Artistic Director
Janet Kao and Paul Floyd, Musical Direction

Salmon Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m. – Oct. 20 and 21, 3:00 p.m. – Oct. 22
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students; $5 Chapman Community

Each semester, Opera Chapman presents scenes, acts and full productions by the world's most renowned opera composers.  A celebration of the richly entertaining and distinctive world of Stephen Sondheim, “A Weekend in the Country” follows the romantic liaisons of several couples as they navigate the complexities of the human condition.  During their journey, old flames become reignited, kindred spirits struggle to bottle their passions and youthful strangers experience the joys of newfound love.  This is your opportunity to hear the next generation of operatic talent.
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Poster for People Inside ElectronicsOctober 26
New Horizons Concert Series: People Inside Electronics (PIE)
Salmon Recital Hall – 8 p.m.
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students; Free to Chapman Community

People Inside Electronics (PIE) has been presenting cutting-edge performances in Southern California for nearly a decade. From augmented instruments to human-computer improvisation to lifelike sound sculpture rainforests to collaborations with the best and most respected performers on the West Coast, PIE is at the forefront of LA’s burgeoning new music scene.  This performance will feature Ian Dicke’s “Cowboy Rounds” – a song cycle for piano/vocalist and live electronic processing that explores folk traditions in the digital age, and stunning music for piano, percussion, and clarinet by Amanda Feery, Kyong Mee Choi, and Alexandra Gardner, among others.  Performers include Grammy-winning percussionist Nick Terry, Grammy-nominated pianist Aron Kallay, and Louise Thomas (Chapman faculty members), and multifaceted clarinetist Brian Walsh.  The concert is supported in part by the Hellman Foundation.
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Poster for University Singers in ConcertOctober 29
University Singers in Concert
Patrick Zubiate, Conductor
Fish Interfaith Center – 4:00 p.m.
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students; $5 Chapman Community

The 34-voice Chapman University Singers performs a concert of sacred and secular vocal ensemble compositions that spans five centuries of the choral art.
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+ - November 2017

November 4
Faculty Recital - Mary Palchak, flute
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) - 2 p.m.
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students; Free to Chapman Community

Featuring Limor Toren-Immerman, violin and Chapman faculty Janet Kao, piano. Program to include music of Gabriel Faure, Nino Rota, Carl Vine, Franz Schubert and Carl Reinecke.
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Poster for Big Band & Jazz ComboNovember 7
Big Band & Jazz Combo
Albert Alva, director
Musco Center for the Arts – 7:30 p.m.
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni, non-Chapman students and Chapman Community

Join the Chapman Big Band and Jazz Combo in their Musco Center debut! This exciting program pays tribute to classic composers and arrangers, including Tadd Dameron, Benny Golson, and Rob McConnell, whose recognition by wider audiences is long overdue. Free post-show community reception!
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Poster for University Choir and Women's Choir in ConcertNovember 10
University Choir & Women’s Choir in Concert
Patrick Zubiate, Conductor, University Choir
Stacy Oh, Conductor, University Women’s Choir

Fish Interfaith Center – 7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students; $5 Chapman Community

The University Women's Choir under the direction of Stacy Oh and the University Choir conducted by Patrick Zubiate will present a concert featuring a wide variety of choral works.
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November 11
Poster for Wind Symphony and Chapman Orchestra in ConcertChapman University Wind Symphony & The Chapman Orchestra in Concert
Christopher J. Nicholas, music director and conductor, Chapman University Wind Symphony
Daniel Alfred Wachs, music director and conductor, The Chapman Orchestra
Olivia Gerns, oboe, winner of the 2016-17 Instrumental Competition

Musco Center for the Arts – 7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students; $5 Chapman Community

These top instrumental ensembles perform a program of classical and contemporary works, including Trittico Botticelliano (Respighi), Oboe Concerto, Op. 45 (Goossens), and music by composers Tetsunosuke Kushida and Tielman Susato, and Percy Grainger.
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November 15
2017-18 Instrumental & Vocal Competition
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) – 7 p.m.
Admission is free.

Come Hear Talent: Join the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music for our annual competition, held by The Chapman Orchestra.

Poster for Saxophone EnsembleNovember 16
Saxophone Ensemble
Gary Matsuura, Director
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) – 8 p.m.
Admission is free.

The Chapman University Saxophone Ensemble performs an eclectic mix of classical and jazz repertoire. Works by J.S.Bach, Pierre Lantier, Gordon Goodwin, Lennie Niehaus and others.

November 28
Chapman Percussion Ensemble
Nicholas Terry, Director
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) – 8 p.m.
Admission is free.

The Chapman Percussion Ensemble presents an evening of exciting and dynamic percussion music.

Poster for Kirsten Ashley Wiest and Nic GerpeNovember 29
New Horizons Concert Series: Kirsten Ashley Wiest and Nic Gerpe
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) – 8 p.m.
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students; Free to Chapman Community

Soprano Kirsten Ashley Wiest and pianist Nic Gerpe come to Chapman to perform a concert of exceptional contemporary music. These two L.A. musicians are at the forefront of the SoCal contemporary music scene: Wiest for her inimitable voice and dazzling technique; Gerpe for his magnetic and crystalline tone.
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November 30
New Music Ensemble
Sean Heim, Director
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) – 8 p.m.
Admission is free.

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.

+ - December 2017

December 1
Keyboard Collaborative Arts Recital
Louise Thomas, Director
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) – 8 p.m.
Admission is free.

Under the direction of Louise Thomas, Keyboard Collaborative Arts students will perform a varied program of solo and collaborative piano repertoire.

December 2
Instrumental Chamber Music
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) – 2 p.m. (Winds & Brass) & 5pm (Strings & Piano)
Admission is free.

Under the direction of Grace Fong, Robert Becker and Christopher J. 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.

December 2
Student Pianists in Recital
Janice Park, Director
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) – 8 p.m.
Admission is free.

Featuring student pianists from throughout the Conservatory, the program includes students of Ron Anderson, Christopher Brennan, Ruby Cheng, Karen Knecht, Hedy Lee, and Janice Park.

December 3
Early Music Ensemble: Music from the Reign of Charles V
Bruce Bales, Director
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) – 5 p.m.
Admission is free.

Featuring works by Josquin, Morales, Cabezón, Ortiz, Encina, Guerrero, and Flecha.

December 3
Chapman Guitar Ensemble
Jeff Cogan, Director
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) – 8 p.m.
Admission is free.

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.

December 5
Student Piano Showcase
Grace Fong, Director
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) – 7:30 p.m.
Admission is free.

The piano performance majors 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.

Poster for Holiday WassailDecember 8 & 9
54th Annual Holiday Wassail Concert
Musco Center for the Arts – 8 p.m.
Concert-only Tickets: $25 – $10 reserved seating
December 9 VIP Banquet & Concert Package: $85 (limited availability)
6pm Banquet in Fish Interfaith Center, 8 p.m. concert in Musco Center for the Arts

The beloved Chapman tradition returns to Musco Center! Join us for a magnificent concert of holiday season favorites performed by the Chapman University Singers, University Choir and Women’s Choir along with music performed by The Chapman Orchestra. Our December 9 VIP Package includes a festive and delicious pre-concert winter banquet.  Come delight in this joyful and rich music event!
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+ - January 2018

Headshot for Andrius ZlabysJanuary 30
Guest Artist in Recital – Andrius Zlabys, piano
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 senior citizens (65+), alumni and non-Chapman students; Free for Chapman students, staff and faculty
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Program to include works by Bach, Weinberg, Beethoven and Prokofiev.

+ - February 2018

Poster for University Singers Post-Tour ConcertFebruary 2
University Singers Post-tour Concert
Patrick Zubiate, conductor
Musco Center for the Arts ― 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 general admission; $10 senior citizens (65+), alumni and non-Chapman students; $5 Chapman students, staff and faculty
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Chapman’s top choir, University Singers, will perform an exciting concert featuring highlights from their Northern California winter tour.

 

Poster for Faculty Recital - Matsuura

February 3
Faculty Recital - Gary Matsuura, saxophone
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) ― 8 p.m.
Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 senior citizens (65+), alumni and non-Chapman students; Free for Chapman students, staff and faculty
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An eclectic mix of classical and jazz. Works by J.S. Bach, Eugene Bozza, Paul Creston and 5 original jazz compositions by Gary Matsuura. Co-perfomers include faculty members U-Jung Jung (piano), Mary Palchak (flute) and Albert Alva (tenor saxophone) with special guests Gerry Schroeder (piano), Ernie Nunez (bass), Kris Berry (drums) and Greg Matsuura (taiko drum).

Poster for Faculty Recital - Fitzpatrick February 8
Faculty Recital - William Fitzpatrick, violin
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) ― 8 p.m.
Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 senior citizens (65+), alumni and non-Chapman students; Free for Chapman students, staff and faculty
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Featuring Conservatory faculty Lea Steffens (clarinet), Clara Cheng (piano) and Janice Park (piano). Program to include Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Op. 157b (Milhaud), Second Sonata for Violin and Piano op.34 (Casadesus), and Sonata for Violin and Piano (Franck).

Singers at the 2018 Chamber Choir FestivalFebruary 9
2018 Chamber Choir Festival
Stephen Coker, director
Musco Center for the Arts ― 3:30 p.m.
Admission is free.

Join Stephen Coker, Patrick Zubiate, and the University Singers as they host high school and college choirs from throughout Orange County.

 

 

 

 

Singers at the 2018 Concert Choir FestivalFebruary 23  
2018 Concert Choir Festival

Stephen Coker, director
Musco Center for the Arts ― 4 p.m.
Admission is free.

Join Stephen Coker, Patrick Zubiate, and the University Singers as they host high school and college choirs from throughout Orange County.

 

 

 

 

 
Musicians at the 2018 Honor Band FestivalFebruary 24
2018 Honor Band Festival & Concert
Christopher J. Nicholas, director
Musco Center for the Arts ― 6:30 p.m. concert
Admission is free.

Led by Dr. Christopher Nicholas, over 100 of the most talented high school instrumental musicians from throughout Orange County present an evening concert. 

 

 

 

  

Poster for Loadbang EnsembleFebruary 24
New Horizons Concert Series: loadbang
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) ― 8 p.m.
Tickets:  $10 general admission; $5 senior citizens (65+), alumni and non-Chapman students; Free for Chapman students, staff and faculty
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New York-based loadbang has premiered more than 200 works written by members of the ensemble, emerging artists, and today’s leading composers. Their repertoire includes works by Pulitzer Prize winners David Lang and Charles Wuorinen; Rome Prize winners Andy Akiho and Paula Matthusen; and Guggenheim Fellow Alex Mincek. loadbang is known for its searing and unpredictable improvisations, exploring the edges of instrumental and vocal timbre and technique, and blurring the line between composed and extemporaneous music.

+ - March 2018

Poster for Moscow Contemporary Music EnsembleMarch 1
New Horizons Concert Series: Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) ― 8 p.m.
Tickets:  $10 general admission; $5 senior citizens (65+), alumni and non-Chapman students; Free for Chapman students, staff and faculty
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Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME) returns to Chapman University to present a remarkable program of contemporary music. MCME was founded in 1990 by Yuri Kasparov, under the patronage of the famous Russian composer Edison Denisov. The ensemble focuses on promoting 20th and 21st century music and is Russia's foremost contemporary chamber ensemble, comprised of some of the best Russian musicians specializing in modern music.

The program will include contemporary music by Russian, European and American composers, from recognized masterpieces by George Crumb and Tristan Murail, to less frequently performed in the U.S. works by composers from former Soviet Union (Arvo Part and Sergei Slonimsky), to compositions commissioned and premiered by the ensemble, including music by Cal State University, Fullerton professor Pamela Madsen and Chapman University faculty member Vera Ivanova.

The MCME residency is supported in part by the Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation and by the Chapman University’s Personal Education Grant.

Poster for Chapman Orchestra-Sweeney Todd concertMarch 2
The Chapman Orchestra in Concert:
Sweeney Todd

Daniel Alfred Wachs, music director and conductor, The Chapman Orchestra
Musco Center for the Arts — 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 general admission; $10 senior citizens (65+), alumni and non-Chapman students; $5 Chapman students, staff and faculty
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Under the baton of Daniel Alfred Wachs, The Chapman Orchestra performs Stephen Sondheim's full instrumental and vocal score from the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This semi-staged concert also features Chapman vocalists who sing and perform songs from the musical.

Poster for Faculty Recital - Hedy LeeMarch 4
Faculty Recital - Hedy Lee, piano
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) ― 5 p.m.
Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 senior citizens (65+), alumni and non-Chapman students; Free for Chapman students, staff and faculty
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Subtitled “Ballet in Piano," Hedy Lee will explore ballet music written for piano, including Prokofiev’s Cinderella Suite for Piano and Nicholas Economou's two piano arrangement of the perennial holiday favorite Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker with pianist Tomomi Sato. Chapman faculty Ron Anderson will also give a rare vocal performance of Lee Hoiby’s I Was There.

Poster for Faculty Recital - Laszlo MezoMarch 12
Faculty Recital - Laszlo Mezo, cello
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) ― 8 p.m.
Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 senior citizens (65+), alumni and non-Chapman students; Free to Chapman students, staff and faculty
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Laszlo Mezo and Friends present an intimate concert including Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7 (Kodaly), Piano Trio in B-major, Op. 8 (Brahms) and Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96 (Beethoven).

 

 

Poster for Honoring Chinary Ung at 75March 15
Honoring Chinary Ung at 75
Musco Center for the Arts ― 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 general admission; $10 senior citizens (65+), alumni, and non-Chapman students; $5 Chapman students, staff and faculty
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Join us for a thrilling tribute concert celebrating the life and work of internationally renowned composer and Chapman Presidential Fellow, Dr. Chinary Ung, on the occasion of his 75th birthday.  The concert will feature a retrospective of Ung’s works, including the world premiere of Therigatha Inside Aura for two sopranos, bass clarinet, viola, and percussion.  Performances by Chapman faculty, The Chapman Orchestra, and some of Southern California’s premiere interpreters of new music.

Poster for Trio CelesteMarch 29
New Horizons Concert Series: Trio Celeste
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) ― 8 p.m.
Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 senior citizens (65+), alumni and non-Chapman students; Free for Chapman students, staff and faculty
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Hailed as “a first-class ensemble” (Orange County Register), “unfailingly stylish” (The Strad), “technically dazzling” (Long Beach Gazette), “flawless” (New York Concert Review) and “the epitome of what chamber musicians should be” (Palm Beach Daily News), Trio Céleste has firmly established itself as one of the most dynamic chamber music ensembles on the classical music scene today.

Join the award-winning ensemble for their recital debut at Chapman University where they perform works by Chapman alum and faculty Adam Borecki; Paul Dooley's Concerto Grosso for Piano Trio and String Octet with members of Chamber Music | OC's distinguished Young Artist Program; and Felix Mendelssohn's virtuosic Piano Trio in C minor.

+ - April 2018

Poster for University Singers & Choir in ConcertApril 7
Chapman University Choir & University Singers in Concert
Stephen Coker, conductor
Fish Interfaith Center ― 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 general admission; $10 senior citizens (65+), alumni and non-Chapman students; $5 Chapman students, staff and faculty
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Subtitled “Friends, Foreign and Domestic," Chapman’s two major mixed choirs present a joint concert with the 55-voice University Choir performing works of North American composers Michael Hennagin and Stephen Chatman. In contrast, the 33-voice University Singers will present contemporary works of international composers Lukaszewsi, Esenvalds and Busto, representing the countries of Poland, Estonia and Spain, respectively. Also included will be works from Ireland composed and arranged by Dubliner Michael McGlynn.

Poster for Eclipse QuartetApril 14
New Horizons Concert Series: Eclipse Quartet
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) ― 8 p.m.
Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 senior citizens (65+), alumni and non-Chapman students; Free for Chapman students, staff and faculty
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The scope of the Eclipse Quartet's repertoire spans works from John Cage and Morton Subotnick to collaborations with the singers Beck and Caetano Veloso. They have the versatility to cross genres from works that include electronics and computer processing to the jazz compositions of GRAMMY® Award-winning pianist Billy Childs. The Quartet will present a program dedicated to the music of the 20th century and present day composers.

Poster for Percussion EnsembleApril 15
Chapman Percussion Ensemble
Nicholas Terry, director
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) ― 2 p.m.
Admission is free.

The CPE presents an evening of exciting and exotic chamber music, featuring compositions by the most renowned and visionary composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.  Experience powerful, sublime, and visceral performances created from hundreds of percussion instruments!

 

Poster for Saxophone EnsembleApril 19
Chapman Saxophone Ensemble
Gary Matsuura, director
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) ― 8 p.m.
Admission is free.

The Chapman University Saxophone Ensemble performs an eclectic mix of classical and jazz repertoire. Works by J.S. Bach, Jean-Baptiste Singelée, Gordon Goodwin, Lennie Niehaus and others.

 

Poster Art for Albert HerringApril 20 and 22
Opera Chapman and The Chapman Orchestra present:
Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten
Peter Atherton, artistic director
Daniel Alfred Wachs, conductor, The Chapman Orchestra
Musco Center for the Arts ― 7:30 p.m. April 20; 3 p.m. April 22
Tickets: $25 general admission; $15 senior citizens (65+), alumni and non-Chapman students; $10 Chapman students, staff and faculty
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Opera Chapman presents a full-scale production of Benjamin Britten's coming-of-age comic opera, Albert Herring.

This rousing story, set in Concord, New Hampshire between April and May 1955, follows the title character as he crosses over from a life of innocence on the straight-and-narrow to a debauched initiation into a world of baser interests of the common man.

This is your chance to hear the opera stars of tomorrow in one of the west coast’s newest opera houses!

Poster for Big Band & Jazz ComboApril 24
Big Band & Jazz Combo
Albert Alva, director
Musco Center for the Arts ― 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 senior citizens (65+), alumni and non-Chapman students; Free for Chapman students, staff and faculty
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Under the direction of Albert Alva, the Chapman University Big Band & Jazz Combo perform a wide variety of classic and modern jazz, including works by Thelonious Monk, Rob McConnell, and Woody Herman.

April 27
Keyboard Collaborative Arts Recital
Louise Thomas, director
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) ― 8 p.m.
Admission is free.

Under the direction of Louise Thomas, Keyboard Collaborative Arts students will perform a varied program of solo and collaborative piano repertoire.

April 28
Instrumental Chamber Music
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100)
2 p.m. (Winds & Brass) & 5 p.m. (Strings & Piano)
Admission is free.

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.

+ - May 2018

May 4
University Women’s Choir in Concert
Patrick Zubiate, conductor
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) ― 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 general admission; $10 senior citizens (65+), alumni and non-Chapman students; $5 Chapman students, staff and faculty
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Under the direction of Patrick Zubiate, the University Women's Choir will present a concert featuring a wide variety of choral works.

May 5
New Music Ensemble
Sean Heim, director
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) ― 2 p.m.
Admission is free.

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.

May 5
Chapman University Wind Symphony
Christopher J. Nicholas, music director and conductor
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall ― 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 general admission; $10 senior citizens (65+), alumni and non-Chapman students; $5 Chapman students, staff and faculty
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Program to include “Solomon’s Dream” from Belkis, Queen of Sheba (Respighi), Overture to Candide (Bernstein), A Child’s Garden of Dreams (Maslanka), Suite Dreams (Bryant) and Der Traum des Oenghus (The Dream of Oenghus) (Rudin).

Poster for Early Music EnsembleMay 6
Early Music Ensemble
Bruce Bales, director
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) ― 5 p.m.
Admission is free.

Under the direction of Bruce Bales, the Chapman Early Music Ensemble performs the "Leipzig Idol 1722."  On June 5, 1722 Johann Kuhnau died leaving open his position as organist/choir director at Leipzig’s St. Thomas Church.  Imagine you are on the Town Counsel. Listen to music by all seven candidates – including J.S. Bach and G.P. Telemann – performed anonymously. Then you decide who should be the next Cantor.  Be sure to stay to the end for the big reveal!

May 6
Chapman Guitar Ensemble
Jeffrey Cogan, director
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) ― 8 p.m.
Admission is free.

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.

May 8
Student Major Piano Showcase
Grace Fong, director
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) ― 7:30 p.m.
Admission is free.

The student pianists will perform a program of works from the mid-1700s to the present. The program includes students Grace Fong, Janice Park and Karen Knecht.

May 10
Student Pianists in Recital
Janice Park, director
Salmon Recital Hall (Bertea Hall 100) ― 7:30 p.m.
Admission is free.

Featuring student pianists from across campus, the program includes students Ron Anderson, Christopher Brennan, Ruby Cheng, Karen Knecht, Hedy Lee and Janice Park.

May 12
44th Annual Sholund Scholarship Concert
Daniel Alfred Wachs, music director & conductor, The Chapman Orchestra
Stephen Coker, director, Chapman Choirs
Clio Brady, viola, 2017 Instrumental Competition winner
Jasmine Rodriguez, soprano, 2017 Vocal Competition winner
Musco Center for the Arts ― 4 p.m.
Tickets: $20 general admission; $15 senior citizens (65+), alumni and non-Chapman students; $10 Chapman students, staff and faculty
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Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music pulls out all the stops for this grand finale concert that will feature the combined forces of The Chapman Orchestra and the Chapman Choirs presenting Ralph Vaughan Williams’ dramatic cantata Dona nobis pacem for soprano and baritone soloists, choir and orchestra. Also featured will be the talented winners of Chapman’s 2017 Instrumental and Vocal Competition performing works for soloist and orchestra.

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