The CSUF Cello Choir, directed by Professor Bongshin Ko, has been in existence since Spring 2001. Its purpose is to introduce music students to the vast array of performance literature for cello ensemble and advance the performance practice of the cello choir. The group's activities offer a combination of rehearsals, sectionals, workshops/master classes and concerts with guest artists and conductors. Members of the Cello Choir are full-time CSUF students and students enrolled through Cal State Fullerton's Extended Education. High school students, age 16 and older, may audition for the ensemble.
Fullerton Jazz Orchestra with guest artist Harry Allen
Special appearance by the Fullerton Jazz Singers!
Bill Cunliffe, director
Friday, December 6, 2013, 8pm
Meng Concert Hall
Program includes music from Brazil, featuring songs by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Gene Lees writes, "Stan Getz was once asked his idea of the perfect tenor saxophone soloist. His answer was, 'My technique, Al Cohn's ideas, and Zoot's time.' The fulfillment of that ideal may well be embodied in thirty-year-old Harry Allen."
Swing Bros. recording artist Harry Allen has over thirty recordings to his name. Three of Harry's CDs have won Gold Disc Awards from Japan's Swing Journal Magazine, and his CD Tenors Anyone? won both the Gold Disc Award and the New Star Award. His recordings have made the top ten list for favorite new releases in Swing Journal Magazine's reader's poll and Jazz Journal International's critic's poll for 1997, and Eu Nao Quero Dancar (I Won't Dance), the third Gold Disc Award winner, was voted second for album of the year for 1998 by Swing Journal Magazine’s reader’s poll. The Harry Allen - Joe Cohn Quartet won the New York Nightlife Award for Outstanding Jazz Combo Performance of 2006 and was nominated for Best Jazz Combo by the Jazz Journalists Association for the same year.
Born in Pativilca, Peru, 100 miles north of Lima, Alex Acuña was born into a musical family that inspired him and helped shape him as a musician. His father and five brothers were all musicians. Alex taught himself how to play the drums from the age of four. By the time Alex turned ten, he was already playing in local bands. As a teenager, he moved to Lima and became one of Peru's most accomplished session drummers, performing on many recording projects for artists, as well as film and television productions.
Alex is now widely known as an educator, gifted teacher and clinician of drums and percussion. He has recorded four solo instructional videos and provides seminars at universities such as UC Los Angeles, Berklee School of Music in Boston and other top international schools of music. DW Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Gon Bops Percussion, Gibraltar, Vic Firth, Evans and Shure microphones all sponsor Alex. He is also credited with the design of Zildjian's "Azuka" line of cymbals, signature Vic Firth sticks and the caddy stick bag, the Alex Acuña signature line of congas, bongos, timbales, cajons, and bells from Gon Bops Percussion.
Deck the Hall at Cal State Fullerton!
Robert Istad, Christopher Peterson & Kimo Furumoto, directors
With the University Singers, Concert Choir, Titan Men's Chorus, Women's Choir and the University Symphony Orchestra
Added matinée performance!
3pm: Saturday, December 14, 2013
8pm: Saturday, December 14, 2013 4pm: Sunday, December 15, 2013
Meng Concert Hall
Join conductors Robert Istad, Christopher Peterson and Kimo Furumoto as they ring in the holidays with the University Singers, Concert Choir, Titan Men's Chorus, Women's Choir and the University Symphony Orchestra. The performance features carols and holiday favorites plus familiar sing-alongs. Deck the Hall at Cal State Fullerton! is a holiday tradition you and your family will cherish!
Due to popular demand, a third performance has been added on Saturday, December 14th at 3PM!