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Gwhyneth Chen, Piano

chen

Sunday, November 3, 2013, 4pm
Meng Concert Hall

$15 ($13 Titan Discount)
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Performing works by Rachmaninov

Gwhyneth Chen is a Taiwanese-American pianist who in 1993, won the biggest cash prize in the history of piano competitions. Ms. Chen, then a young lady of 23, was the youngest contestant at the Ivo Pogorelich International Piano Competition. Subsequent to the award, Mr. Pogorelich himself said of her talent, "She is too good to be true." Immediately recognized as one of the foremost pianists of her generation, the victory was broadcast internationally on CNN television. In recent years she has played joint concerts with Ivo Pogorelich in Switzerland and in Taiwan.

Born in Taiwan, Ms Chen emigrated to the United States with her family in 1980, where she continued her musical studies with Eduardo Delgado, Robert Turner, and Aube Tzerko. She received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School. While in New York, her teachers were Martin Canin, Byron Janis and Yin Cheng-Zong.

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Vicki Ray & Aron Kallay, Microtonal Keyboards

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Thursday, November 7, 2013, 8pm
Recital Hall

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Performing:
Charles Ives: Three Quartertone Pieces
Jason Heath: Water Clock/Music Box (world premiere)
Bill Alves: world premiere
Enno Poppe: Rad
Colin McPhee: Balinese Ceremonial Music

Pianist/composer Aron Kallay has been praised as possessing "that special blend of intellect, emotion, and overt physicality that makes even the thorniest scores simply leap from the page into the listeners laps." After Aron premiered three of his works, composer and music critic Kyle Gann was "struck speechless," adding, "he did a beautiful job and made me all impressed with my music all over again... he makes me want to write more."

Described as “phenomenal and fearless” Vicki Ray is one of the leading interpreters of contemporary piano music. A long-time champion of new music she has worked with some of the most prominent composers of our time, including figures as diverse as Gyorgy Ligeti, Pierre Boulez, Steve Reich, Elliot Carter, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Oliver Knussen, Louis Andriessen, Steven Stucky, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon and Chinary Ung. Ms. Ray has commissioned and premiered numerous works, running the gamut from established composers such as John Adams, Morton Subotnick, Stephen Hartke, David Rosenboom, Paul Dresher, Rand Steiger, Kamran Ince and Eric Chasalow among others - to emerging young artists such as Amy Kirsten, Daniel Wohl and Oscar Bettison.

 

Frederica von Stade,
Mezzo-Soprano

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Friday, November 8, 2013, 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

$25 ($20 Titan Discount)
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Performing:
ROREM
| I am RoseGUY | La vie en roseHEGGIE | Paper Wings
RAVEL | Tout gai!COPLAND | Why Do They Shut Me Out of Heaven
POULENC | Voyage à ParisROREM | Early in the Morning
MAHLER | Lob des hohen Verstands
MASSENET | Va! Laisse couler mes larmes, from “Werther”
THOMAS | Me voici dans son boudoir, from “Mignon”
HEGGIE | A Route to the SkyPUCCINI | E L’UccellinoPOULENC | Nicolette
SONDHEIM | Send in the Clowns • HEGGIE | Primary Colors

Recognized as one of the most beloved musical figures of our time, Frederica von Stade has enriched the world of classical music for three decades with her appearances in opera, concert, and recital. The mezzo-soprano is well known to audiences around the world through her numerous featured appearances on television including several PBS specials and "Live from Lincoln Center" telecasts. She has made over sixty recordings with every major label, including complete operas, aria albums, symphonic works, solo recital programs, and popular crossover albums. Her recordings have garnered six Grammy nominations, two Grand Prix du Disc awards, the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, Italy's Premio della Critica Discografica, and "Best of the Year" citations by Stereo Review and Opera News. Miss von Stade was awarded France's highest honor in the Arts when she was appointed as an officer of L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and in 1983 she was honored with an award given at The White House by President Reagan in recognition of her significant contribution to the arts.

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Ernest Salem & Weiwei Le, violins; Brian Chen, Viola

chen

Sunday, November 10, 2013, 4pm
Meng Concert Hall

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Performing:
Dvorak: Terzetto
Kodaly: Serenade
Martinu: Serenata
Ysaye: Les Londres

Opera Scenes: Heroes, Heroines & Villains

witches

November 14-17, 2013
Recital Hall

8pm: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, Nov. 14,15,16
4pm: Sunday, Nov. 17

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This performance includes scenes from:
Mozart's Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro and The Magic Flute as well as Handel's Giulio Cesare and Rodelinda, and Sondheim's Sweeney Todd.

Jazz Small Groups

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 8pm
CPAC Room 119 (Minor Hall)

Free Admission

 

 

University Symphony Orchestra with featured guest artist, Jean Ferrandis, flute

orchestra

Sunday, November 17, 2013, 4pm
Meng Concert Hall

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Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture
Griffes: Poem for Flute and Orchestra
Mozart: Flute Concerto in D Major
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite
Britten: Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra

Featured Guest Artist: Jean Ferrandis, flute


Women's Choir & Men's Chorus

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Robert Istad & Christopher Peterson, directors
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

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Men's Chorus:
Rachel Stenson: Alleluia
Jacob Handl: Regnum Mundi
Mark Sirett: Dans les chantiers
J. Michael Dorough: Ship of State
Bruno Mars: Just the Way You Are
Scottish Folk Song: Loch Lomond
Joseph Jennings: Harambee (Call to Unity)

Women's Choir:
Benjamin Britten
: Missa Brevis
arr. John Rutter: Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
Craig Hella Johnson: Dorothy Poems
R. Murray Schafer: Gamelan
Susan Borwick: And Ain’t I a Woman?

Jazz Singers featuring guest artist
the Don Shelton Quartet
and the CSUF Jazz Trio

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John Proulx, director
Thursday, November 21, 2013, 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

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I'm Beginning to See The Light | Words and music by Don George, Johnny Hodges, Duke Ellington, and Harry James • Arranged by Michele Weir

Down By The Riverside | Traditional Gospel • Arranged by Jason Olson

Senor Blues | Horace Silver • Arranged by Tim Buchholz

Georgia On My Mind | Music by Hoagy Carmichael, Lyrics by Stuart Gorrell
Arranged by Gene Puerling and Edited by Phil Mattson • Featuring guest vocalist, Don Shelton

Before You Know It | Music by John Proulx • Lyric by K. Lawrence Dunham
Arranged by Jennifer Barnes

Mr. P.C. | John Coltrane

 

University Wind Symphony

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Mitchell Fennell, director
Friday, November 22, 2013, 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

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Performing:
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Tocatta Marziale
Percy Grainger: Lincolnshire Posey
David Maslanka: Traveler
Kurt Weill: Suite from "Die Dreigroschenoper"
Charles Ives: The Alcotts

Additional Free Events

Tuesday Recital Series
Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 1PM
Recital Hall

Frederica von Stade Masterclass
Friday, November 8, 2013, 10AM-12PM
Recital Hall

Christina Jennings, Flute
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 2PM
CPAC 127 (Thorsen Hall)

A Festival of Men's Voices - Festival Concert
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 5PM
Meng Concert Hall

Mu Phi Epsilon Chapter Recital
Monday, November 18, 2013, 8PM
CPAC 127 (Thorsen Hall)

Brass and Percussion Chamber Ensembles
Monday, November 18, 2013, 8PM
CPAC 119 (Minor Hall)

Don Shelton, Clarinet/Vocals Jazz Clinic
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 2-4PM
CPAC 119 (Minor Hall)


 

 

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