»Calendar of Events - Fall 2015

+-SEPTEMBER 2015

September 8
Faculty Recital – Rebecca Sherburn, soprano with Louise Thomas, piano
"Love, the fair day": An evening of American parlor music by composers from the Second New England School.  This recital will feature Conservatory faculty Rebecca Sherburn, soprano and Louise Thomas, piano as well as guests Kimberly James, mezzo-soprano (UM), and Tod Fitzpatrick, baritone (UNLV).
Salmon Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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September 17
Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: The Passionate Love Music of Robert Schumann
Internationally acclaimed pianist and Presidential Fellow Jeffrey Siegel returns to Chapman University for a performance of his celebrated concert series, KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS®; a brilliantly polished concert-with-commentary format in which lively, captivating remarks precede virtuoso performances of piano masterpieces.  Join us this September for THE PASSIONATE LOVE MUSIC OF ROBERT SCHUMANN which includes piano compositions filled with romantic longing and intense passion… if ever there was a composer whose love life inspired his music, that composer was Schumann.
Salmon Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
$35 general admission; $20 senior citizens, alumni, non-Chapman students and Chapman community
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September 19
Guest Artists in Recital – Viney/Grinberg Piano Duo
The Viney-Grinberg Piano Duo enjoys an international profile in duo piano performance, involving festivals, major series, live radio broadcasts, and orchestras.  Described as “barnstorming” and “unforgettable… the most compelling case for the beauty and variety of two piano repertory this reviewer has ever heard,” the duo is committed to exploring classics of the two-piano repertoire, but also contributes to the ongoing expansion of that literature through commissioning new compositions.  Program to include Fantasie in F Minor, Opus 103 (Schubert), Four Little Pieces for Piano Duet (Sculthorpe), Horkstow Grange (Grainger), Percy (Davidson), Lost Lady Found (Grainger), and Hallelujah Junction (Adams).
Salmon Recital Hall
8 p.m.
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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+-OCTOBER 2015

October 4
Big Band Bubbly Brunch
Part of the Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration.  Under the direction of Albert Alva, this festive champagne brunch features Chapman’s very own Big Band.  A cross between Frank Sinatra and Harry Connick Jr., this ensemble will leave you wanting more.
11 a.m.
$40 general admission
For tickets, visit www.chapman.edu/homecoming.

October 10
The Chapman Orchestra & Wind Symphony in Concert
Daniel Alfred Wachs, Music Director and Conductor
Christopher Nicholas, Music Director and Conductor

The Chapman Orchestra (under the direction of Daniel Alfred Wachs) and the Chapman University Wind Symphony (under the direction of Christopher Nicholas) combine forces for the first of two fall concerts.  Program to include Academic Overture (Brahms), Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter” (Mozart), Symphony in B flat, Mvmt. I (Hindemith), Australian Up Country Tune (Grainger), Gavorkna Fanfare (Stamp), The Frozen Cathedral (Mackey), and Fantasia in G (Mahr).
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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October 11
Faculty Recital – Mary Palchak, flute
Subtitled “The French Flute,” this program will include works by Georges Hue, Debussy, Gaubert, Jolivet and others.
Salmon Recital Hall
2 p.m.
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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October 16-18, October 23-25
Opera Chapman presents “Shakespeare in Opera”
Peter Atherton, Artistic Director
Carol Neblett, Associate Director
Christian Nova, Assistant Director
Janet Kao and Paul Floyd, Musical Direction
Program to include scenes from The Fairy Queen, Hamlet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Macbeth, Roméo et Juliette, Falstaff and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Salmon Recital Hall
7:30 p.m. - October 16, 17, 23 & 24
3 p.m. - October 18 & 25
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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October 27
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
8 p.m.
Admission is free.

October 30
University Singers in Concert
Stephen Coker, Conductor
The 34-voice Chapman University Singers performs a concert of sacred and secular vocal ensemble compositions that spans five centuries of the choral art.
Fish Interfaith Center
7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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+-NOVEMBER 2015

November 13
University Choir & Women’s Choir in Concert
Stephen Coker, Conductor
Chelsea Dehn, Conductor

The University Women's Choir under the direction of Chelsea Dehn and the University Choir conducted by Stephen Coker will present a concert featuring a wide variety of choral works ranging from Renaissance era pieces  to contemporary compositions and folksong arrangements from around the world.
Fish Interfaith Center
7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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November 14
The Chapman Orchestra & Wind Symphony in Concert
Daniel Alfred Wachs, Music Director and Conductor
Christopher Nicholas, Music Director and Conductor

This November, The Chapman Orchestra (under the direction of Daniel Alfred Wachs) and the Chapman University Wind Symphony (under the direction of Christopher Nicholas) conclude their fall concert series in the Chapman Auditorium.  Program to include Symphony No. 3 “Rheinische” (Schumann). Procession of the Nobles (Rimsky-Korsakov), Psalm for Band (Persichetti), Prelude and Fugue B-flat (Bach, trans. Moehlman), Contre Qui Rose (Lauridsen), and Lincolnshire Posy (Grainger).
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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November 17
Big Band & Jazz Combos
Under the direction of Albert Alva, the Chapman University Big Band and Jazz Combos will explore the music of Benny Golson, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, and Tower Of Power.
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
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November 19
Saxophone Ensemble
The Chapman University Saxophone Ensemble performs an eclectic mix of classical and jazz music including works by J.S. Bach, Lennie Niehaus and others.
Salmon Recital Hall
8 p.m.
Admission is free.

November 20
2015-16 Instrumental & Vocal Competition
Come Hear Talent: Join the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music for our annual competition, held by The Chapman Orchestra.
Salmon Recital Hall
7 p.m.
Admission is free and open to the public.

+-DECEMBER 2015

December 4 & 5
52nd Annual Holiday Wassail Banquet and Concert
Enjoy a 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 (Chelsea Dehn, 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
TICKETS will go on-sale mid-October 2015

December 6
Early Music Ensemble: Musical Humours
Under the direction of Bruce Bales, the Chapman University Early Music Ensemble will perform phlegmatic, sanguine, choleric & melancholic music of the English Late Renaissance.  Performed on period instruments featuring works by Dowland, Holborne, Hume, Morley & Campion.
Salmon Recital Hall
5 p.m.
Admission is free.

December 6
Chapman Guitar Ensemble
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.
Salmon Recital Hall
8 p.m.
Admission is free.

December 8
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
7:30 p.m.
Admission is free.

December 9
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
7:30 p.m.
Admission is free.

December 10
New Music Ensemble
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
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.
Salmon Recital Hall
2 p.m. (Winds & Brass)
5 p.m. (Strings & Piano)
Admission is free.

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