»Calendar of Events - 2014/2015

Advance tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Chapman University Ticket Office at (714) 997-6812 (Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.). 

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+-SEPTEMBER 2014

September 11
Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: The Romantic Music of Chopin
Chapman University President's Fellow and Keyboard Conversation pianist, Jeffrey Siegel, presents THE ROMANTIC MUSIC OF CHOPIN – heroic Polonaises, dreamy Nocturnes, vivacious Waltzes, and the mystery behind one of Chopin’s most beloved and familiar works, the Fantasy Impromptu.
Salmon Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
Package Ticket: $50 includes admission to both Keyboard Conversation performances and preferred reserved event seating.
Single tickets are also available: $35 general admission; $20 senior citizens, alumni, non-Chapman students and Chapman community

September 18
Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: The Power and Passion of Beethoven
Chapman University President's Fellow and Keyboard Conversation pianist, Jeffrey Siegel, presents THE POWER AND PASSION OF BEETHOVEN.  This concert includes some of Beethoven’s well-known pieces with interesting stories about their origins and musical ingredients - The Rage over a Lost Penny, the Moonlight Sonata, the "Farewell Sonata" (who was leaving and why was Beethoven so deeply affected?)
Salmon Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
Package Ticket: $50 includes admission to both Keyboard Conversation performances and preferred reserved event seating.
Single tickets are also available: $35 general admission; $20 senior citizens, alumni, non-Chapman students and Chapman community

September 21
Faculty Recital – Mary Palchak, flute
“Something Old, Something New" will include works by Henri Dutilleux, Richard Derby, JS Bach, and others.
Salmon Recital Hall
2 p.m.
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

+-OCTOBER 2014

Poster for the The Chapman Orchestra Oct. 2014 concertOctober 4
The Chapman Orchestra
Daniel Alfred Wachs, Music Director and Conductor
Program to include Symphony No. 5 (Schubert) and Cello Concerto (Schumann) featuring 2013 Concerto Competition Winner, John Elias Kaynor, Cello Performance Major '13.
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

Poster for Big Band Bubbly BrunchOctober 12
Big Band Bubbly Brunch
Part of the Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration.
Attallah Piazza
11 a.m.
$35 general admission
For tickets, call (714) 997-6558 or visit www.chapman.edu/homecoming.

October 17-19, October 24-26
Opera Chapman presents “The Glory of French Grand Opera”
Peter Atherton, Artistic Director
Carol Neblett & Christian Nova, Stage Direction
Janet Kao & Paul Floyd, Musical Direction
Poster for Program to include works by Bizet, Gounod, Massenet, Offenbach and Delibes, and features the students from Chapman University’s acclaimed Opera training program.
Salmon Recital Hall
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

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Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. / Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. / Oct. 19 at 3 p.m.
Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. / Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. / Oct. 26 at 3 p.m.

October 21
Guest Artist in Recital – Thomas Hooten, trumpet with Dr. Janice Park, pianist
Poster for Guest Artist in Recital - Thomas HootenThe Principal Trumpet of Los Angeles Philharmonic, Thomas Hooten will give a solo recital collaborating with Dr. Janice Park, Chapman Piano Faculty.  Program to include Sonata by Halsey Stevens, Trumpet Concerto by F. J. Haydn, Legend by Georges Enesco along with works by Carl Hohne, Bruce Broughton, and Geoffrey Robbins.
Salmon Recital Hall
8 p.m.
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

+-NOVEMBER 2014

Poster for University Singers in ConcertNovember 7
Chapman University Singers in Concert
Stephen Coker, Conductor
The 34-voice University Singers presents a varied program of sacred and secular compositions including a unique performance of Benjamin Britten's cantata "Rejoice in the Lamb" given in collaboration with Chapman University's Department of Dance.
Red Hill Lutheran Church, 13200 Red Hill Ave, Tustin, CA 92780
7:30 p.m.
Admission is free.

Flyer for The Chapman Orchestra concertNovember 8
The Chapman Orchestra
Daniel Alfred Wachs, Music Director and Conductor
Program to include Symphony No. 5 (Vaughn Williams) and Violin Concerto No. 1 (Prokofiev) featuring 2014 Instrumental & Vocal Competition Winner, Chloe Tardif Violin Performance Major '16.
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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Poster for University Women's Choir & University Choir in ConcertNovember 9
Chapman University Women's Choir and University Choir in Concert
Angel Vázquez-Ramos & Stephen Coker, Conductors
The University Women's Choir under the direction of Angel Vázquez-Ramos and the University Choir conducted by Stephen Coker will present a concert featuring a wide variety of choral works ranging from the Renaissance period to contemporary compositions.
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
5 p.m.
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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November 13
Faculty Recital – Jacob Braun, cello with Clara Cheng, piano
Program to include Sonata for Piano and Cello (Beethoven), Sonatensatz from the FAE Sonata (Brahms), Fantasiestucke (Schumann) and Polonaise Brillante (Chopin).
Salmon Recital Hall
8 p.m.
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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Wind Symphony posterNovember 14
Chapman University Wind Symphony: Tributes, Memorials, and Celebrations
Christopher Nicholas, Music Director and Conductor
Under the direction of Christopher Nicholas, the Wind Symphony performs a wide variety of repertoire, including established wind masterworks, transcriptions, and newly commissioned works.  Program to include Overture to Raymond (Thomas), Fetes Lontains (Goto), Ikaruga (Kushida), Rest (Ticheli), Alleluia, Laudemus Te (Reed), and The Promise of Living from The Tender Land (Copland).
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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November 15
Chapman Percussion Ensemble
Nicholas Terry, Director
The Chapman Percussion Ensemble performs a wildly diverse program including an early minimalist masterpiece, a nearly frozen-in-time duet for cymbals, traditional West African drumming, and a delightfully chaotic romp for tin cans, conch horn, electric buzzer, and amplified slinky.  Program to include Music for Pieces of Wood (Steve Reich), Zeichnung (Fritz Hauser), Imaginary Landscape No.2 (John Cage), G Song (Terry Riley), Jaribu Dreaming (Peter Sculthorpe), and Threads (Paul Lansky).
Salmon Recital Hall
8 p.m.
Admission is free.

November 16
Early Music Ensemble: The Sincerest Form of Flattery
Bruce Bales, Director
The Chapman University Early Music Ensemble performs music composed before 1800.  In its fourth year, the Ensemble will explore “Parodies, Divisions, Ostinatos and the Musical Art of Appropriation.”
Salmon Recital Hall
5 p.m.
Admission is free.

November 16
Chapman Guitar Ensemble
Jeffrey Cogan, Director
Under the direction of Professor Jeffrey Cogan, the Guitar Program at Chapman University has flourished since its inception in 1982.  Guitarists performing as soloists and in ensembles have opportunities to perform in concerts, classes at Chapman and on tour.  In March 2009, the Chapman Guitar Quartet won 1st Place Awards (Best Quartet & Best Duo) at the University of Texas at Brownsville with Texas Southmost College Guitar Ensemble Festival and Competition.
Salmon Recital Hall
8 p.m.
Admission is free.

Poster for Big Band and Jazz CombosNovember 18
Big Band & Jazz Combos
Albert Alva, Director
Since 2005, Albert Alva has taken the Chapman University Big Band and Jazz Combo to new musical heights. Along with a tribute to Horace Silver, the classic big band sounds of Duke Ellington and Count Basie will be explored with a touch of funk from arranger, Mic Gillette.
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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November 21
2014-2015 Instrumental & Vocal Competition
Daniel Alfred Wachs, Director
The Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music's annual competition, held by The Chapman Orchestra.
Salmon Recital Hall
7 p.m.
Admission is free and open to the public

+-DECEMBER 2014

51st Annual Holiday Wassail Banquet & Concert logoDecember 5 & 6
51st Annual Holiday Wassail Banquet and Concert
Enjoy traditional Wassail drink; follow a garden path lighted with luminarias as strolling minstrels amuse you; dine on delectable holiday fare; and be charmed by a concert of seasonal music presented by the University Women's Choir, Angel Vázquez-Ramos, Conductor, University Choir and University Singers, Stephen Coker, Conductor, and The Chapman Orchestra, Daniel Alfred Wachs, Conductor.
Reception and Dinner in Fish Interfaith Center
Concert in Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
Banquet & Concert Tickets - $75 per person, includes reception, dinner and concert: 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. concert
“Concert Only” Tickets - $20 general admission; $15 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students; $10 CU community. 8 p.m. concert

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FRIDAY December 5 Banquet & Concert
FRIDAY December 5 "Concert Only" Tickets
SATURDAY December 6 Banquet & Concert
SATURDAY December 6 "Concert Only" Tickets

December 7
Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Alfred Wachs, Music Director and Conductor
Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra (OCYSO) celebrates its 45th season featuring the 80-member strong official youth orchestra of Orange County.  Program to include Symphony No. 8 (Dvorak) and Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra, Op.3 (Koussevitzky) featuring the 2014 Instrumental & Vocal Competition Winner.
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
4 p.m.
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
For tickets or additional information about this performance, please call (714) 744-7927.

December 9
Student Piano Showcase
Grace Fong, Director
The student pianists will perform a program of works from the mid-1700s to the present.
Salmon Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
Admission is free.

December 10
Student Pianists in Recital
Janice Park, Director
The program includes students of Ron Anderson, Christopher Brennan, Clara Cheng, Ruby Cheng, Tony Cho, Grace Fong, Janet Kao, Hye-Young Kim, Karen Knecht, Hedy Lee, Janice Park, and Louise Thomas.
Salmon Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
Admission is free.

Poster for New Music EnsembleDecember 11
New Music Ensemble
Sean Heim, Director
Under the direction of Sean Heim, the New Music Ensemble presents works by current composition majors as well as those by many of the major composers of the last fifty years.  Instrumental and vocal faculty members, along with distinguished guest artists, often participate in the ensemble, offering students a chance to perform with their teachers and mentors as well as their peers.
Salmon Recital Hall
8 p.m.
Admission is free.

December 12
Vocal Jazz in Concert
Angel Vázquez-Ramos, Director
The Vocal Jazz Choir presents a concert of solo and group arrangements of well-known jazz pieces from their repertoire.
Salmon Recital Hall
8 p.m.
Admission is free.

December 13
Instrumental Chamber Music
Under the direction of Grace Fong, Robert Becker and Christopher Nicholas, the Instrumental Chamber Music concerts feature students from the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music in piano, string and woodwind quintets, quartets, trios and brass ensembles.  Works to include Partita in F (Rossetti), Musique pour Pasiphae (Honneger), Intrada (Heiden) and masterworks from the chamber music literature by Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and the Tchaikovsky "Souvenir de Florence".
Salmon Recital Hall
2 p.m. (Winds & Brass)
5 p.m. (Strings & Piano)
Admission is free.

+-FEBRUARY 2015

February through April
Shakespeare Reimagined: Interpretations Across the Arts
Chapman University partners with Pacific Symphony to present a semester-long celebration of Shakespeare through music, film, theatre and dance.  Events include The Tragedy of Hamlet (Department of Theatre), a semi-staged production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with complete incidental music by Felix Mendelssohn (Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music and the Department of Theatre), Tom Stoppard’s modern masterpiece Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Department of Theatre), “Romeo and Juliet Reimagined” concert series (Pacific Symphony), as well as a variety of lectures, master classes and an academic symposium bringing together Shakespeare experts from across the country.

February 3
University Singers Post-Tour Concert
Stephen Coker, Conductor
Featuring compositions by Byrd and Rossini, works of Baltic States composers Urmas Sisask and Veljo Tormis, and international folk song arrangements.
Fish Interfaith Center
7:30pm
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

February 5
President’s Piano Series – Eduardo Delgado
Under the artistic direction of Grace Fong, each year the President's Piano Series presents internationally acclaimed pianists and ensembles from throughout the world that perform both solo and chamber music recitals.

A professor of piano at California State University, Fullerton, Eduardo Delgado’s international audiences and critics have consistently recognized the fiery intensity, brilliance and contagious sensitivity in his piano performances. A distinguished musician, he has appeared in the major music capitals of four continents—Europe, South America, Asia and North America. Delgado’s repertoire spans from Bach to modern composers, and audiences immediately feel and hear that music affects him very deeply and that he shares these profound and personal emotions freely with every listener.
Salmon Recital Hall
7:30pm
$25 general admission; $15 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
Subscription tickets also available

February 7
William Hall Visiting Professor in Recital - Jeralyn Glass, soprano
Internationally acclaimed soprano Jeralyn Glass presents “I Could Have Danced All Night, but I Chose To Sing” - An Evening of Songs and Stories.  Praised as "an artist with glamour and style" by London’s Opera Magazine and "Master of her profession with her beautiful, clear voice and radiant charisma" (Munich SDZ), Jeralyn’s performance will include music from Mozart, Schubert, Hugo Wolf, Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim and Michel Legrand.  She will be accompanied by Christoph Weinhart (piano), Michael Mull (winds) Richard Simon (bass), and Alex Smith (drums).
Salmon Recital Hall
7:30pm
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

February 8
Faculty Woodwind Quintet
Program to be announced.
Salmon Recital Hall
2pm
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

February 12
Guest Artist in Recital – Mark Robson, piano
This recital will include contemporary piano repertoire, which spans from rarely-performed music of Mark-Anthony Turnage to the music of Augusta Read Thomas, Philippe Bodin and Beat Furrer.  Program will also include music by local SoCal composers Daniel Rothman, Nick Norton and Mark Robson in his own performance, and features works by Chapman University’s music composition faculty Sean Heim and Vera Ivanova.
Salmon Recital Hall
8pm
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

February 22
Guest Artist in Recital – Ben Bliss, tenor
Program to be announced.
Salmon Recital Hall
8pm
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

February 27
Faculty Recital – Rebecca Sherburn, soprano with Louise Thomas, piano
Program to include works by Haydn, Wolf, Paul Creston, M. Camargo Guarnieri, Cabaret songs by Schoenberg and Ophelia's mad scene from Hamlet by Thomas.
Salmon Recital Hall
7:30pm
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

February 28
In-Between: Music for Percussion & Electronics
Program to be announced.
Salmon Recital Hall
8pm
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

+-MARCH 2015

March 5
President’s Piano Series – Dan Tepfer
Under the artistic direction of Grace Fong, each year the President's Piano Series presents internationally acclaimed pianists and ensembles from throughout the world that perform both solo and chamber music recitals.

One of his generation’s extraordinary talents, Dan Tepfer has made a name for himself as a pianist-composer of wide-ranging ambition, individuality and drive — “a remarkable musician” in the words of the Washington Post and one “who refuses to set himself limits” in those of France’s Télérama. Born in France of American parents, Tepfer is now based in New York City and has performed with some of the leading lights in jazz; as a leader, he has crafted a discography already striking for its breadth and depth, ranging from probing solo improvisation and intimate duets to trio albums rich in their melodic allure.
Salmon Recital Hall
7:30pm
$25 general admission; $15 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
Subscription tickets also available

March 11
Guest Artist in Recital – Marco Fusi
Marco Fusi is a virtuoso violinist, violist and viola d'amore player, and his upcoming guest recital will focus on two of the most eminent Italian composers of contemporary music alive today, each of whom illuminates radically different approaches in writing for a solo instrument.  Pierluigi Billone's ITI.KE.MI for solo viola is a 35-minute poetic exploration reaching deep into various timbral possibilities of a string instrument. The second part of the concert features 6 Capricci per violino (6 Caprices for Solo Violin) by Salvatore Sciarrino, a contemporary masterpiece that is technically and musically demanding of the violinist, opening a sensuous and imaginative soundscape.
Salmon Recital Hall
8pm
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

March 13
The Chapman Orchestra: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Daniel Alfred Wachs, Music Director and Conductor
Angel Vázquez-Ramos, Music Director
Michael Nehring, Director
The Chapman Orchestra (under the direction of Daniel Alfred Wachs) and the Women’s Choir (under the direction of Angel Vázquez-Ramos) will collaborate with students from the Department of Theatre to present a semi-staged version of Felix Mendelssohn's complete incidental music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream (directed by Michael Nehring). Also featured on the program is 2014 Chapman Vocal Competition winner Kylena Parks.
St. John's Lutheran Church, 154 S. Shaffer Street, Orange
7:30pm
Admission is free

March 15
Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Alfred Wachs, Music Director and Conductor
OCYSO will present a special sneak peak of the unreleased 2014 documentary, Beethoven: Journey to Joy in addition to featuring 2014 Co-Competition Winner Timothy Jensen, bass.
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
4pm
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

March 18
Guest Artists in Recital – Tala Rasa
Program to be announced.
Salmon Recital Hall
8pm
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

+-APRIL 2015

April 2
President’s Piano Series – Abbey Simon
Under the artistic direction of Grace Fong, each year the President's Piano Series presents internationally acclaimed pianists and ensembles from throughout the world that perform both solo and chamber music recitals.

For nearly eight decades, American pianist Abbey Simon has been hailed as a “supervirtuoso” and is recognized as one of the grand masters of the piano. Music critics from New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and the major cities of Europe have often described Simon’s piano brilliance and his concert appearances “in the front rank of the younger generation of pianists.” And leading conductors have given high praise to Mr. Simon, who is recognized as an important figure on the musical scene.
Salmon Recital Hall
7:30pm
$25 general admission; $15 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
Subscription tickets also available

April 9
Guest Artists in Recital – Contemporary Ensemble KAI: Music from Japan
Featuring Japanese traditional instrument Koto performance of traditional tunes and contemporary pieces composed by professor Yumiko Morita.  Guest Performers will include Yuki Yamada, Jun Komatsu, Vicki Ray, and Susan Ung.
Salmon Recital Hall
8pm
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

April 10
University Choir & University Singers in Concert
Stephen Coker, Conductor
Featuring a variety of sacred and secular compositions for mixed choir including works by Bob Chilcott and Irving Fine.
Fish Interfaith Center
7:30pm
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

April 15
Guest Artists in Recital – Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble
The Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME) returns to Chapman University for a program which includes works by some of the most innovative contemporary American and European composers.  Founded in 1990, the ensemble focuses on promoting 20th and 21st century music, and is considered Russia’s foremost contemporary chamber ensemble.  Works by David Lang, George Crumb, Salvatore Sciarrino, Franck Bedrossian, Francesco Filidei, Philippe Leroux, and Chapman University’s music composition faculty will be performed.
Salmon Recital Hall
8pm
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

April 17
Chapman Percussion Ensemble
Nicholas Terry, Director
Under the direction of Nicholas Terry, the Chapman Percussion Ensemble (CPE) performs music reflecting the diversity inherent in the world of contemporary percussion.  Their performance repertoire draws from the standard literature, while featuring many of the most exciting contemporary pieces from Europe and Southern California.
Salmon Recital Hall
8pm
Admission is free.

April 24-26
Opera Chapman presents “The Elixir of Love” by Gaetano Donizetti
Peter Atherton, Artistic Director
Carol Neblett, Associate Director
A lovesick lad, a beautiful girl, an ambitious soldier and a mischievous charlatan navigate misguided affections and “magic” potions in Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love.”  This romantic tale of a simple peasant who falls in love with the most beautiful girl in town is sure to intoxicate and entice audiences.  Don’t miss Opera Chapman’s production of this wildly popular comic gem.
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
April 24-25 at 7:30pm; April 26 at 3pm
$20 general admission; $15 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

April 30
Guest Artist in Recital – Kirill Gliadkovsky, piano
Mr. Gliadkovsky’s performances have been met with great enthusiasm by both audiences and music critics in Europe, Russia and North America.  Josef Woodard, a critic at the Los Angeles Times, wrote: “…the intensity and a nicely honed musicality left the audience stunned…enthralling…all in all, a gripping and masterful performance”.

Since making his first public appearance at the age of 6, Mr. Gliadkovsky has toured extensively on three continents performing piano and organ recitals and as a soloist with orchestras in various cities in Russia, including Moscow’s prestigious Bolshoi, Maliy and Rachmaninoff Halls, St.-Petersburg Philharmonic’s Glinka Hall, as well as in Italy, U.K., Poland, Mongolia, Canada, Japan and throughout the United States. The venues included Purcell Hall in London, Merkin Hall in New York, Jack Singer Hall in Calgary, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, CA, Centers for the Arts in Scottsdale and Chandler AZ, National Gallery of Art and Catholic University in Washington, DC, 1st Congregational Church in Los Angeles, Philharmonic Hall in Poznan, Poland, and many others. He has performed at various music festivals, such as Aspen, Ventura, Music in the Mountains, Redlands Bowl festivals in the USA and Credomatic Festival in Costa Rica, and worked with well-known conductors Pierre Boulez, Mehli Mehta, Gordon Johnson, John Farrer, Mischa Semanitzky, Patrick Flynn, among others.
Salmon Recital Hall
8pm
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

+-MAY 2015

May 1
Chapman University Wind Symphony
Christopher Nicholas, Music Director and Conductor
Program to be announced.
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
7:30pm
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

May 2
Vocal Jazz in Concert
Angel Vázquez-Ramos, Director
The Vocal Jazz Choir presents a concert of solo and group arrangements of well-known jazz pieces from their repertoire.
Salmon Recital Hall
8pm
Admission is free.

May 3
Early Music Ensemble: Musique pour le Roi Soleil
Bruce Bales, Director
The Chapman University Early Music Ensemble performs music composed before 1800 using period instruments.  In its fourth year, the Ensemble will explore French baroque music from the Court of Louis XIV.
Salmon Recital Hall
5pm
Admission is free.

May 3
Chapman Guitar Ensemble
Jeffrey Cogan, Director
Under the direction of Jeff Cogan, the award-winning Classical Guitar Program at Chapman University has flourished since its inception in 1982.  Guitarists perform as soloists and in ensembles in concerts and classes at Chapman, and on tour.  This concert will feature works by Bach, Brouwer. Tansman, Sor, Barrios and others.
Salmon Recital Hall
8pm
Admission is free.

May 5
Big Band & Jazz Combos
Albert Alva, Director
Under the direction of Albert Alva, Chapman University Big Band and Jazz Combos will explore the music of Count Basie, Louie Bellson, and Benny Golson.
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
7:30pm
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

May 7
New Music Ensemble
Sean Heim, Director
Under the direction of Sean Heim, the New Music Ensemble presents works by current composition majors as well as those by many of the major composers of the last fifty years.  Instrumental and vocal faculty members, along with distinguished guest artists, often participate in the ensemble, offering students a chance to perform with their teachers and mentors as well as their peers.
Salmon Recital Hall
8pm
Admission is free.

May 8
University Women's Choir in Concert
Angel Vázquez-Ramos, Conductor
Under the direction of Angel Vázquez-Ramos, the University Women’s Choir performs advanced literature for women’s voices, from the Renaissance to the most recent compositions.
Fish Interfaith Center
7:30pm
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

May 9
Instrumental Chamber Music
Under the direction of Grace Fong, Robert Becker and Christopher Nicholas, the Instrumental Chamber Music concerts feature students from the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music in piano, string and woodwind quintets, quartets, trios and brass ensembles.  Concerts will include repertoire from the core of the literature including works by Beethoven, Schubert, Bartok, Mendelssohn and others.
Salmon Recital Hall
2pm (Winds & Brass)
5pm (Strings & Piano)
Admission is free.

May 12
Student Piano Showcase
Grace Fong, Director
The student pianists will perform a program of works from the mid-1700s to the present.  The program includes students of Grace Fong, Janice Park, Karen Knecht, and Louise Thomas.
Salmon Recital Hall
7:30pm
Admission is free.

May 13
Student Pianists in Recital
Janice Park, Director
The program includes students of Ron Anderson, Christopher Brennan, Ruby Cheng, Karen Knecht, Hedy Lee, Janice Park, and Louise Thomas.
Salmon Recital Hall
7:30pm
Admission is free.

May 16
Sholund Scholarship Concert: "Matters of Death and Life"
The Chapman Choirs join The Chapman Orchestra to present Brahms’ exquisite dirge Nanie paired with J. S. Bach’s celebratory Magnificat. Other works on the program feature student winners of Chapman’s Annual Instrumental & Vocal Competition.
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
4pm
$20 general admission; $15 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

May 17
Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Alfred Wachs, Music Director and Conductor
Season finale concert featuring 2015 Concerto Competition winners Andrew Park, violin, and Noah Bailyn, double bass. Repertoire to include Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
4pm
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

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