Cal State Long Beach offers a wide range of concerts

cabrillosteeldrumLots of great events at the Bob Cole Conservancy of Music at Cal State Long Beach this week.

Alumni Artist Recital

Nathan Stark, bass

Catch an alumni artist recital 8 p.m. tonight at Daniel Recital Hall. Bass baritone Nathan Stark will sing with Victoria Kirsch on piano, Brian James Myer on baritone and David Garrett playing the cello. Works will include Verdi, Donizetti, Schönberg, Beethoven, Ibert and Handel.

Praised by The Washington Post for having a voice of “unearthly power” and The Houston Press as a “Blow-away singer,” BCCM Alumnus, bass-baritone, Nathan Stark, has performed on operatic, concert and recital stages throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and China.

The performance is free for students, including OLLI senior university students,  or $10.

Never been to the recital hall? Parking is available in lot 12 in front of Carpenter Center. From the parking lot, go on the left of the Carpenter Center into the Dance Department courtyard. Take the last set of stairs on the left; Recital Hall will be on right.

Using Long Beach Transit? Take bus line #173, exit in front of Center before Atherton/Studebaker stop.

Orchestra at The Beach

Erin Hobbs and Ionis Protopapas, graduate conductors.

Thursday’s program at 8 p.m. includes Highlights from Jurassic Park by John Williams, Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius, As Summer Passed by John Alan Carnahan, “La Grande Porte de Kiev” from Tableaux d‘une Exposition by Modest Mussorgsky, and Pirates of the Caribbean by Klaus Badelt.

Tickets are $7 for students and seniors, $10 for adults.


New Music Ensemble

Alan Shockley, director

Join the New Music ensemble for a free concert 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Amphitheater for world premieres of works by CSULB students Sean Martineau Jones and Cameron Johnston.

Caribbean Extravaganza

Dave Gerhart, director

Another Friday concert features the CSULB Steel Pan Orchestra and the Pan Drums from Cabrillo High School performing music from Trinidad, Jamaica, Long Beach and more. Drew Holt directs the Cabrillo High School Beginning Steel Drum Band and the Cabrillo High School Panjammas.

They will perform at 8 p.m. in the Daniel Recital Hall. Tickets are $7 for students and seniors, $10 for adults.

Pacific Standard Time & Jazz And Tonic

Christine Guter and Sean Fitzpatrick, directors

A Saturday program will feature works by Stevie Wonder, Josh Nelson, Miles Davis, Peggy Lee, Cole Porter, Murry Grand, Al Jarreau and others.

The show is at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Tickets are $7 for students and seniors, $10 for adults.

Because of the CSULB Beach Streets Event on this day, Atherton will be closed. Please enter campus from Palo Verde Ave. (@ Rendina) and follow the road between the parking structures to access Lot 12, where you can park as usual.

Brass Ensemble and Chamber Music

Rob Frear, director

The University Brass Ensemble is made up of the finest brass students at the Bob Cole Conservatory. Come out 4 p.m. Sunday, to hear them in the recital hall.

With a repertoire that spans 6 centuries, this semester’s offerings include music by Bruce Broughton, Anthony DiLorenzo, Giovanni Gabrieli and Verne Reynolds.

Faculty artist Gabriel Sears (tuba) will join Rob Frear (trumpet) in a rare live performance of Signals for Solo Trumpet, Solo Tuba, Five Trumpets & Five Horns. Rounding out the program are performances by the University Trombone Ensemble and our excellent brass quintets.

The performance is free for students, including OLLI senior university students,  or $10.




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