"A consistent theme throughout my career has been new interpretations of historical, political and literary works revitalized through unique materials and techniques. “History painting” may seem anachronistic to contemporary art, but I use the genre to describe an entire range of contemporary dialogues, especially how images are contained by the singular mind and society as a whole." -- Tony de los Reyes
The Border Series paintings combine two “orders” - abstract painting and the border that separates Mexico and the United States. Their relationship concerns components that are inherent in each: the demarcation of space through a conceptual framework, and its resulting material manifestation. Both systems rely on a combination of organic and inorganic materials and processes. The border itself can be addressed as site of politicized abstraction. It also utilizes specific materials and processes to organize otherwise incoherent space. The Rio Grande, a geological, natural boundary that dominates the eastern portion of the border, turns abruptly into a geometric bifurcation on the western half of the border. This push and pull of “landscape” and “border,” which is inherent in topographical mapping, also happens to be the most significant occupation of abstract painting. This solo exhibition will mark the premiere of Reyes new body of work.
Grand Central Art Center | Don Cribbs Project Space
Through October 14, 2012
Constantin Hartenstein (*1982 in Herzberg, Germany) is an installation and video artist living and working in Berlin and New York. His works deal with appearances of spaces within the context of mass media and fast forward consumer culture.
In 2012, he will be an artist in resident in New York granted by
Triangle Arts Association (USA) as well as an artist in resident
at Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, California (USA).
His works have been exhibited and screened at international
galleries and institutions such as Volksbühne Berlin,
Berlinische Galerie, transmediale, Herzliya Bienal (IL)
and Goethe Institut New York.
Common Tread: Traversing the American Landscape
Curators: Martha Lourdes Rocha & Martin Lorigan
Through October 11, 2012
12 - 4pm Monday-Thursday
12 - 2pm Saturday
Nearly a full century since the advent of the automobile as a means of transportation available to the general population, cars continue to serve as a declaration of independence. A certain feeling of excitement and optimism is attached to the notion of travel and, thereby, the idea of the "Great American Road Trip." In response to an ever-increasing homogenization of America, Common Tread: Traversing the American Landscape creates a dialogue about our land and history—evoking fond memories while simultaneously highlighting the various roadside attractions, monuments and curiosities that define our culture. By means of photography,sculpture, installation, new media, drawing and painting, it is our intent that this investigative spirit—long rooted in American culture since the days of territorial expansion—will lead to an awareness of the vitality and importance of traveling by car.
Common Tread will feature the work of sixteen contemporary artists who employ themes of location and memory to produce an experiential evaluation of American “road” travel
Baby with the Bathwater
Through October 21, 2012 8:00pm: October 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 2:00pm: October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21
The playwright’s target is parenthood and Durang skewers Mom and Dad with a savagely gleeful wit and wacky black humor. First produced for enthusiastic audiences at New York’s Playwrights Horizons, the play has now delighted theatergoers worldwide.
By Christopher Durang • Directed by Kari Hayter
For Mature Audiences
“One of the funniest dramatists alive, and one of the most sharply satiric.” - The New Yorker
“He conquers bitterness and finds a way to turn rage into comedy that is redemptive as well as funny.” - The New York Times
Soonmee Kwon began her piano studies at the age of 8 with Sofia Zukerman. Kwon studied under Eduardo Delgado at California State
University, Fullerton, where she graduated with her Bachelor of Music. She went on to receive a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory studying with Alexander Korsantia. Her many accomplishments include 1st place awards at the International Young Artists Peninsula Music Festival, the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, and the Music Associates Concerto-Aria Competition where she performed Liszt’s 2nd Piano Concerto with Cal State Fullerton’s University Symphony Orchestra. In adition to acclaim for her solo piano performances, Kwon and her ensemble, the KwonLam Trio, were finalists in the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at the University of Southern California under the tutelage of Norman Krieger.
October 5-20, 2012 8 pm: Oct 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20
This performance features flautist and CSUF Faculty Artist Jean Ferrandis. Mr. Ferrandis enjoys an international career that takes him throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. He has presented recitals, performed chamber music, and appeared as soloist with orchestra in such prestigious concert halls as the Salle Pleyel and Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, Alice Tully Hall in New York, the Tapei Arts Center, Wigmore Hall in London, La Fenice in Venice, Hamarikyu Hall in Tokyo, the Vigado in Budapest, the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, and the Moscow Tschaikovsky Conservatory, under such conductors as Leonard Bernstein, Tibor Varga, Laurent Petitgirard, and Yoram David. He has been invited to numerous festivals, including the Lanaudière in Canada, Switzerland's Sion Festival, the Budapest Spring Festival, the Midem Festival in Cannes, and the Berlioz Festival in Lyon. Chamber music collaborators have included Gidon Kremer, Ivry Gitlis, Jean Philippe Collard, and Emile Naoumoff.
Aaron Copland:Emblems Paul Hindemith: Symphony in B flat Ralph Vaughan Williams:The Lark Ascending featuring Jean Ferrandis, Flute James Barnes:Danza Sinfonica
Advanced Vocal Workshop “Une Soiree – an Evening of Song”
Patricia Prunty, director
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 8pm
“Une Soirée – An Evening of French Song” with Special Guest Artist, Mark Robson at the piano. Join the students of the Advanced Vocal Workshop in an evening of some of the most beloved composers of French Song, and some lesser-known composers as well.
With guest artist Mark Robson, piano
and the students of the Advanced Vocal Workshop:
Guillermo Aguilar, Sara Bruton, Kristi James, Ashley Johnson, Cristina Jones, Chelsea Lyons, Gina Maldonado, Tiffani Santiago and John Saylor
Performing the music of Alstone and Chevalier, Chausson, Delibes, D'Hardelot, Duparc, Faure, Hahn, Kosma, Legrand, Liszt, Saint-Saëns, Trenet, Viardot, and Weill
October 12 - 28, 2012 8pm: October 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 2pm: October 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
Blending stirring imagery, passionate storytelling and stunning visuals, award-winning playwright Mary Zimmerman brings Ovid’s tales of Midas, Narcissus, Eros, Psyche, Orpheus, Eurydice and others to life in remarkable ways. This exciting play captured the imagination of audiences throughout America before moving Off Broadway and eventually to Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre in 2002.
“Metamorphoses became a sold-out hit… the place in which dreams and reality, the primal and the particular melt and merge, devastate and console.” (The New York Times)
The name Ilana Vered is synonymous with vibrant piano
virtuosity since the earliest days of this compelling artist's
career. "Shattering," "magnificent," "dazzling," "splendid" are
words critics have used the world over to describe Ilana Vered
on the concert stage. Renowned for the white-hot intensity of her performances, Ms. Vered now comes before her public as a
musician whose art has achieved a rare balance between
passion and intellect, temperament and reflection.
Ms. Vered, who has repeatedly demonstrated sovereign musical and technical command over some forty-five concertos--from Bach to Berg--has already recorded for the London label highly lauded versions of the concertos of Mozart, Chopin, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninov. She has committed to disc the complete set of Beethoven's five piano concertos with the Warsaw Philharmonic under the baton of Kazimierz Kord, released in late 1993 by the ProArte label, represent the culmination of Ms. Vered's long association with the Beethoven concertos--works she has always regarded as the cornerstone of the concerto repertoire. "I have lived with these great concertos for many years, and it was a thrill for me finally to record them,"
Ms. Vered will be joined on stage with Faculty Artist Eduardo Delgado in a performance featuring:
Mozart:Ah, vous dirai - je maman variations (played by Ilana Vered) Haydn: Variations in F minor (played by Ilana Vered) Chopin: Selected etudes (played by Ilana Vered) Scriabin: 2 etudes (played by Eduardo Delgado) Ravel:Jeux d'eau (played by Ilana Vered) Ravel:Ma mere l'oie (played by Ilana Vered and Eduardo Delgado)
University Symphony Orchestra
Kimo Furumoto, director
Sunday October 14, 2012, 4pm
Meng Concert Hall
The University Symphony Orchestra, directed by Kimo Furumoto, is dedicated to the training of outstanding instrumentalists in the performance of a wide range of styles in the orchestral repertoire. They have performed with international artists from Richard Stoltzman to Deborah Voigt, and in addition to the regular concert series, the orchestra collaborates with university choruses, Opera Theatre, CSUF faculty-artists, internationally renowned guest artists and local performing arts groups. Students are regularly presented with numerous opportunities to study orchestral repertoire in master class settings with faculty artists, regional professional orchestra musicians from the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra as well as internationally acclaimed performers and teachers including Yo-yo Ma, Fredell Lack, the Turtle Island String Quartet, St. Petersburg Quartet and many others.
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No.3 Grieg: Holberg Suite Ippolitov-Ivanov: March of the Sardar from Caucasian Sketches Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
Tuesday Recital Series
Bongshin Ko, director
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 1pm
Füreya was born in Istanbul in 1975 where she started playing the piano at the age of 3 1/2. Her formal music education began at five years of age at Istanbul University State Conservatory. In 1996, Füreya was granted her bachelors degree from Istanbul Conservatory. She has been awarded two masters degrees. Her first masters was granted from Istanbul Conservatory, her second from the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main.
During her education, she has studied with Irina Zaritskaya, Mikhail Voskresenski, Anatol Ugorski and Leontina Margulis. Throughout 1995 and 1996, she studied in Monaco with State Artist Hüseyin Sermet at the Monaco Music Academy. After graduating with honors from the Istanbul University State Conservatory, she has given a recital at the 2nd International Piano Festival at Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall. She has also performed at the closing concert with State Artist Huseyin Sermet and French pianist Eric LaSage. Fureya has been awarded a Master of Music degree from Istanbul University State Conservatory with her thesis on Piano Sonatas of Scriabin. In 1998, she was admitted to the class of Arkady Aronov at the Manhattan School of Music. In 1999, she was granted a full scholarship by the Turkish Educational Foundation to study in Frankfurt, Germany with Catherine Vickers, a student of Paul Badura-Skoda and Alfred Brendel. After completing her studies in Germany, she was a member of faculty at Yildiz Technical University. Fureya has also started her DMA degree at MIAM (Advanced Musical Studies) in Istanbul with State Artist Aysegul Sarica in 2002. In 2003 she has performed a recital at the Spectral Music Festival in Istanbul, performing works by Jonathan Harvey, Messiaen and Walicki. A recording of this concert can be found in various libraries throughout Europe.
The Lloyd Rodgers Group presents 'Musica Povera' in premiere performance of"The third dream of the Hierophant's lessons in harmony" for video ground, electronic music and live performance for your listening pleasure and entertainment.
John Glenn, electrical bass
Bruno Cilloniz, percussion
Lloyd Rodgers, electrical keyboard
Fullerton Jazz Orchestra & Big Band with legendary baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan
Bill Cunliffe, director
Friday, October 19, 2012, 8pm
Meng Concert Hall
Gary Smulyan is critically acclaimed across-the-board and recognized as a major voice on the baritone saxophone. His playing is markedby an aggressive rhythmic sense, an intelligent and creative harmonic approach, and perhaps most importantly - a strong and incisive wit. After graduating high school he at tended SUNY-Postsdam and Hofstra Uni versity before he joined Woody Herman's Young Thundering Herd in 1978. It was a remarkable collection of young musicians who ultimately would find themselves in the forefront of present-day jazz. Joining Smulyan in the band were saxophonist Joe Lovano, bassist Marc Johnson and drummer John Riley, who would eventually become a fixture in the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.
In addition to his work on Monday nights with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Smulyan remains close with Lovano, working with him in his nine-piece Nonet; then there is the exhilarating and liberating Dave Holland Octet and the seminal bassist's Big Band. Beyond that, Smulyan has also enjoyed stints in the cooperative Three Baritone Saxophone Band as well as working with powerhouse tenor saxophonist George Coleman in his octet and the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band that, similar to the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, is comprised of some of the world's best players.
Mitch Fennell, director
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 8pm
Meng Concert Hall
The Symphonic Winds, conducted by Mitch Fennell, performs the best of the standard wind band repertory, with an emphasis on American composers and significant newer works. Members of the Symphonic Winds are selected by audition and typically perform two to three times each semester, while focusing on musical growth and expression as individuals and as an ensemble.
Markowski:Tidal Forces Mark Camphouse:Yosemite Autumn Jonathan Newman:1861
Jan Vander Roost: Spartacus Percy Grainger:Children’s March Bizet arr. Eiji Suzuki:Carmen Fantasy Tchaikovsky arr. Cramer:Dance of the Jester
Music by Poulenc, Schumann, Grandval, Debussy, Schleicher-Krahmer, and Francaix.
Internationally acclaimed clarinetist Håkan Rosengren has performed as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician all over Europe, the United States, Israel, Brazil and Asia—from Berlin, Beijing and Bratislava, to Tel Aviv, Vilnius and Warsaw.
In his native Sweden and other Nordic countries Rosengren has repeatedly performed as soloist with nearly every major orchestra, including the Helsinki Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Odense Symphony, Nordic Chamber Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony, Royal Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Norrköping Symphony, Southern Jutland Symphony, Jönköping Symphony Orchestra, Umeå Sinfonietta and Malmö Symphony, among others.
Rosengren’s concerto solo performances in Europe have taken him to the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony, Prague Philharmonic, Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, Porto Chamber Orchestra, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Slovakia Radio Symphony, Aukso Chamber Orchestra, Poznan Philharmonic, Polish Chamber Philharmonic, among others. Elsewhere he has appeared with the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, Minas Gerais Symphony (Brazil), Savannah Symphony, Akron Symphony, Asheville Symphony, Texas Festival Orchestra, Midland-Odessa Symphony, New West Symphony, Israeli Chamber Orchestra and Taegu Symphony Orchestra.
Click here for more biographical information on Håkan Rosengren.
Nanako Urase, piano, studied piano in Kobe College in Japan. She completed her Master's degree at California State University, Fullerton and has served as a teaching assistant at Baylor University and the University of Texas at Austin. She has recorded chamber music by contemporary composers for SMS Classical.
Jazz Small Groups
Bill Cunliffe & Chuck Tumlinson, directors
Thursday, October 25, 2012, 8pm
Our perenially popular jazz small group concerts, always with free admission, have featured some of our finest jazz performers and composers. This fall's first concert marks the debut of the Fullerton Art/Rock Ensemble, led by young pianist phenom, and Fullerton graduate, Ryan Pryor. This group will debut some cutting edge music from the farthest regions of the intersections of jazz, rock and pop music. Not to be missed!
A Bright New Boise
October 26-November 10, 2012 8pm: Oct 26, 27, Nov 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10
The guitar chamber recital is directed by Richard Turner. Guitarist Richard Turner received his B.A. and M.A. degrees at San Jose State University, where harpsichordist Fernando Valenti coached him in the performance and interpretation of Renaissance and Baroque music. He has been an active performer and recording artist. Several of his books and recordings are issued by Mel Bay Publications. He studied guitar with George Sakellariou and José Rey de la Torre. Turner teaches classical guitar and Intro to American Folk Music at Cal State Fullerton.
Festival of Men's Voices
Christopher Peterson, director
Saturday, October 27, 2012, 5pm
Meng Concert Hall
The fifth annual Festival of Men's Voices is presented the Titan Men's Chorus under the direction of Dr. Christopher Peterson. The 35-voice Titan Men's Chorus is a proudly diverse ensemble made up of members from a variety of majors and departments on campus. They regularly rehearse and perform eclectic programs of men's music from virtually every historical period and genre. The CSUF Men's Chorus presents two annual concerts on campus, and occasionally performs off-campus in venues throughout Southern California. In November of 2005, the Men's Chorus performed to high acclaim as part of an all-Schubert program presented by the Jacaranda Music Series in Santa Monica.
Pianist Alison Edwards maintains an active career of teaching and performing while leading the nationally recognized Piano Pedagogy Program at Cal State Fullerton. An exciting soloist and chamber musician, she has been featured in concerto performances with several orchestras including the Peninsula Symphony, the Marina del Rey/Westchester Symphony, the Brentwood Symphony and the Rio Hondo Symphony. Edwards was first prize winner in the Carmel Music Society Competition. Her playing has been described as “alternating strength and delicacy, playing with incredible fluency... a truly thrilling performance” (Sunday Peninsula Herald). Edwards' regional and national performances include solo and collaborative recitals at venues such as Steinway Hall- Los Angeles, Schoenberg Hall-UCLA, the Lawrence Conservatory, the Irvine Barclay Theater, the SMU Meadows School of the Arts and for the LA Museum of Contemporary Art Citycircus event. She has enjoyed collaborating with Southern California's leading musicians, including members of the Orange County Pacific Symphony and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
J.S. Bach: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue L.V. Beethoven: Sonata in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" J. Brahms: Rhapsody in B Minor, Op. 79, No. 1 Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit J. Cage: Selections from "Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano"
Fall Dance Theatre
October 25 - November 4, 2012 8:00pm: October 25, 26, 27, November 1, 2, 3 2:00pm: October 28, November 4
There’s passion and drama in these dancing feet! Ideas, memories, adventures and experiences are reflected in the performances of these talented dancers. Spend an afternoon or evening at one of the best “date nights or family afternoons” that Southern California has to offer.
“To learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same." Martha Graham
Tuesday Recital Series
Bongshin Ko, director
Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 1pm
Back by popular demand, the Vienna Boys Choir returns to Meng Concert Hall!
There are around 100 choristers between the ages of ten and fourteen, divided into four touring choirs. The four choirs give around 300 concerts and performances each year in front of almost half a million people. Each group spends nine to eleven weeks of the school year on tour. They visit virtually all European countries, and they are frequent guests in Asia, Australia and the Americas.
Musicians like Heinrich Isaac, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Johann Joseph Fux, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonio Caldara, Antonio Salieri and Anton Bruckner worked with the choir. Composers Jacobus Gallus and Franz Schubert were themselves choristers!
Click here for the complete performance program including repertoire and program notes.