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Fall 2014 Events

Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony Orchestra

Johannes Müller-Stosch, conductor

Chamber Orchestra
Bach—Orchestra Suite No. 1
Sibelius—Romance in C Major, Op. 42
Full Orchestra
Mozart—Piano Concerto No. 15 in B­‐flat Major, K. 450
(Professor Althea Waites, piano)
Dvořák—Serenade for Strings in E Major

  • Friday, September 19, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets $15/10

Faculty Artist Recital

Darrin Thaves, flute

Join us for an evening of virtuosic flute and piano music from around the world. The concert will also feature BCCM flute faculty Rena Urso-Trapani.

  • Saturday, September 20, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Guest Artist Recital

John Sampen, saxophone/multimedia & Mark Bunce, composer/engineer

In Two Worlds, the Duality of Music and Society is a multi-disciplinary presentation designed as an exciting "seamless" musical experience featuring projected visuals, interactive electronics and theatrical activities.

Representative composers include John Cage, Toru Takemitsu, Morton Subotnick, Brian Egan, Marilyn Shrude, William Bolcom and Mark Bunce. Actual composer voices are heard via recorded readings and poetry, thus bringing the composer "spiritually" into the live concert space.

  • Monday, September 22, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

New Music Ensemble

Alan Shockley, director

The CSULB New Music Ensemble, directed by Alan Shockley, presents a concert of recent works with a theme of "Women of the Americas." Special guest conductor and program curator, Adriana Verdié. The program will feature works by Paula Suarez, Adina Izarra, Adriana Verdié, Pauline Oliveros, and others.

  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

CJO 10th Anniversary Alumni All-Star Concert

Jeff Jarvis, director

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of his arrival at the Bob Cole Conservatory, Jeff Jarvis has assembled an all-star line up of former members of the award-winning Concert Jazz Orchestra. Over the years, CJO musicians have achieved local, national, and international recognition through numerous appearances at jazz festivals, music education conventions, and command performances.

Numerous CJO alums have gone on to successful careers as touring and studio musicians, educators, producers, composers, and educators. A testament to their fine musicianship is evidenced in the fact that they have prepared a challenging and exciting program for you with one rehearsal. You will hear the music of Don Schamber, Fancy Boland, Lars Halle, Sammy Nestico, Tom Garling, Jeff Jarvis, George Stone, plus CSULB alums Elliot Deutsch and Tom Kubis. Please join us in celebrating CJO’s 10th anniversary in concert featuring the CJO Alumni All-Stars!

  • Sunday, September 28, 2014
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Composition Studio Concert

Alan Shockley, director

Details TBA.

  • Monday, September 29, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Woodwind Chamber

John Barcellona, director

Details TBA.

  • Wednesday, October 1, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Guest Artist Recital

US Army Herald Trumpets

Details TBA.

  • Friday, October 3, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Guest Artist Recital *Concert Moved to Oct 3

US Army Herald Trumpets

Details TBA.

  • Monday, October 6, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Wind Symphony / Symphonic Band

John Carnahan and Jermie Arnold, conductors

Details TBA.

  • Thursday, October 9, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets $10/7

Alumni Recital

Chris Wabich and James Yoshizawa, percussion

Details TBA.

  • Friday, October 10, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Concert Jazz Orchestra / Studio Jazz Band

Jeff Jarvis, director

Details TBA.

  • Sunday, October 12, 2014
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Bob Cole Conservatory Showcase Concert

Experience an evening of performances by the finest students at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. Curated by Bob Cole Conservatory faculty, this Showcase highlights the individual talents of their leading classical and jazz students.

  • Thursday, October 16, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets FREE

Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony Orchestra

Johannes Müller-Stosch, conductor

Beethoven—Coriolan Overture, Op. 62
Liszt—Totentanz (Resli Bagaygay, piano—winner 2013/14 concerto competition)
Brahms—Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

  • Friday, October 17, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets $15/10

University Choir and Chamber Choir: A Serenade To Music

Jonathan Talberg and Olga Spriggs, directors

Presenting works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Dominic DiOrio, Hugo Wolf, and a premiere by American Composer Richard Burchard, this concert will feature two of the finest collegiate choral ensembles in the United States. The Bob Cole Chamber Choir and CSULB University Choir maintain a significant touring and recording schedule; they have been featured in performances with the Rolling Stones, the Kronos Quartet, virtually all of Southern California’s professional musical organizations and on video and film soundtracks. The concert will feature the Bob Cole Conservatory’s newest professors on the performance faculty: internationally renowned violinist Moni Simeonov and Ted Atkatz, front man for the band NYCO and former principal percussionist of the Chicago Symphony—playing Vaughan Williams and DiOrio, respectively.

  • Saturday, October 18, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

The Music Guild

Details TBA.

  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets call (310) 558-3500

University Woodwind Quintet / Conservatory Brass Quintet

John Barcellona and Rob Frear, directors

Details TBA.

  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Brass Chamber Music: Shoreline Winds + Concert Band

Rob Frear, Greg Flores and Jermie Arnold, conductors

Details TBA.

  • Thursday, October 23, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

World Percussion Concert

Dave Gerhart, Eric Hartwell & Neili Sutker, directors

Featuring the Steel Drum Orchestra and World Percussion Group

  • Friday, October 24, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Faculty Artist Recital

Dave Gerhart, percussion and Rob Frear, trumpet

Featuring works by Cangelosi, Cooper, Hause, Sekhon, Stephenson, and Takemitsu.

  • Sunday, October 26, 2014
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Composers’ Guild

Veda Quartet

Details TBA.

  • Monday, October 27, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Guest Artist Recital

Dzovig Markarian, piano and electronics

Details TBA.

  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Faculty Artist Recital

Brad Dutz, percussion, Nick Mancini, vibes and Bruce Lett, bass

Bassist Bruce Lett founded this progressive jazz trio in April 2014 after playing gigs with vibes player Nick Mancini and percussionist Brad Dutz. The combo debuted at Squashed Grapes; this month come celebrate the release of their CD, no questions asked with the trio at CSULB.

  • Thursday, October 30, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Fall Choral Concert: Women’s, Men’s, & ’49er Choruses

Moana Dherlin, Jonathan Talberg, and Brian Dokko, conductors

From Barbershop to Renaissance madrigals, contemporary a cappella to beloved spirituals there’s something for everyone when our choirs come together for a ’prism concert’—one hour and fifteen minutes of great music in all sorts of styles.

  • Saturday, November 1, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • TBD
  • Tickets $10/7 @ the door

Jazz Lab Band

Kimberly Davis, conductor

Details TBA.

  • Sunday, November 2, 2014
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

New Music Ensemble

Alan Shockley, director

Details TBA.

  • Monday, November 3, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Guest Artist Recital

Markus Pawlik, piano

Details TBA.

  • Tuesday, November 4, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Composers’ Guild

Alan Shockley, director

Details TBA.

  • Wednesday, November 5, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Percussion Ensemble

Ted Atkatz, director

Details TBA.

  • Thursday, November 6, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Faculty Artist Recital

John Barcellona, flute

Details TBA.

  • Friday, November 7, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Opera Masterpieces

David Anglin, director

The singers of the Opera Institute are featured in our annual fall performance of favorite arias and ensembles from the operatic repertoire.

Saxophone Ensemble

Jay Mason, director

Details TBA.

  • Monday, November 10, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

The Music Guild

Details TBA.

  • Tuesday, November 11, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets call (310) 558-3500

Woodwind Chamber Music

John Barcellona, director

Details TBA.

  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Jazz Combos

Jeff Jarvis, director

Details TBA.

  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014
    Thursday, November 13, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Nugget Grill & Pub @ CSULB
  • Tickets FREE

University String Chamber

Moni Simeonov, director

Details TBA.

  • Thursday, November 13, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

University String Quartet

Moni Simeonov, director

Details TBA.

  • Friday, November 14, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Pacific Standard Time & Jazz and Tonic

Christine Guter and Ian Brekke, directors

Details TBA.

  • Saturday, November 15, 2014
  • 4:00pm / 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Concert Jazz Orchestra / Studio Jazz Band

Jeff Jarvis, director

Details TBA.

  • Sunday, November 16, 2014
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Collegium Musicum

Mark Alpizar, director

Details TBA.

  • Monday, November 17, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Percussion Chamber / University Percussion Group

Ted Atkatz, director

Details TBA.

  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Opera Scenes

Brian Farrell, director

In our second fall Opera offering, the younger singers present an evening of favorite operatic arias and ensembles.

  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Brass Ensemble

Rob Frear, director

Details TBA.

Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony Orchestra in Collaboration with CSULB School of Dance presents: Fusion

Johannes Müller-Stosch, conductor

Wagner—Rienzi Overture
Brahms—Hungarian Dances No. 11‐14
Adams—Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Julia Wolfe—Tell Me Everything
Romeo Cascarino—Blades of Grass
Adams—Harmonielehre Part 1

  • Friday, November 21, 2014 @ 8:00pm
    Saturday, November 22, 2014 @ 8:00pm
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets $25/20

Piano Showcase

Shun-Lin Chou, director

The Piano Showcase features outstanding Bob Cole Conservatory pianists in solo performances of mostly classics by the great composers from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries.

  • Sunday, November 23, 2014
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Piano Plus!

Shun-Lin Chou, director

A collaborative concert featuring Bob Cole Conservatory pianists in instrumental duos, chamber ensemble, and piano duets/duos.

  • Monday, December 1, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Concert Band and Brass Chamber

Jermie Arnold and Rob Frear, conductors

Details TBA.

  • Tuesday, December 2, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Laptop Ensemble

Martin Herman, director

Details TBA.

  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Wind Symphony / Symphonic Band

John Carnahan and Jermie Arnold, conductors

Details TBA.

  • Thursday, December 4, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets $10/7

Guest Artist Recital

Michael Mizrahi, piano

Details TBA.

  • Thursday, December 4, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Caribbean Holiday Celebration

Dave Gerhart, director

Details TBA.

Winter Festival Concert

Ian Brekke, Moana Dherlin, Brian Dokko, Christine Guter, Olga Spriggs, and Jonathan Talberg, conductors

More than 200 singers ring in the holidays with favorite carols, songs, and classical works in Long Beach’s greatest Winter extravaganza. Set in the historic sanctuary of First Congregational Church of Long Beach, this traditional concert has thrilled audiences for three decades! Enjoy the majesty of the great Moeller organ, handbells, vocal jazz, and, of course the combined voices of all seven CSULB choirs!

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