A production photo from Gianni Schicchi, 2016
The cast of "Gianni Schicchi"

College of Performing Arts

» Calendar of Events - Fall 2017

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+ - OCTOBER 2017

Poster for Chapman Orchestra & Wind Symphony in ConcertOctober 6
The Chapman Orchestra & Chapman University Wind Symphony in Concert
Daniel Alfred Wachs, music director and conductor, The Chapman Orchestra
Christopher J. Nicholas, music director and conductor, Chapman University Wind Symphony
Robert Frelly, guest conductor, Chapman University Wind Symphony
Musco Center for the Arts – 7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students; $5 Chapman Community

The Chapman Orchestra and Wind Symphony combine forces for the first of two fall concerts, featuring Symphony No. 7 (Beethoven); In This Broad Earth (Bryant); Prelude in Eb Minor, Op.34, No.14 (Shostakovich/Reynolds); and the West Coast premiere of Eji Suzuki’s Ho-O-Jin-ai cho-fu from the forthcoming Chapman Wind Symphony recording project, Postcards from Japan.
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Poster for Weekend in the CountryOctober 20-22
Opera Chapman presents “A Weekend in the Country”
Peter Atherton, Artistic Director
Janet Kao and Paul Floyd, Musical Direction

Salmon Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m. – Oct. 20 and 21, 3:00pm – Oct. 22
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students; $5 Chapman Community

Each semester, Opera Chapman presents scenes, acts and full productions by the world's most renowned opera composers.  A celebration of the richly entertaining and distinctive world of Stephen Sondheim, “A Weekend in the Country” follows the romantic liaisons of several couples as they navigate the complexities of the human condition.  During their journey, old flames become reignited, kindred spirits struggle to bottle their passions and youthful strangers experience the joys of newfound love.  This is your opportunity to hear the next generation of operatic talent.
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Poster for People Inside ElectronicsOctober 26
New Horizons Concert Series: People Inside Electronics (PIE)
Salmon Recital Hall – 8:00pm
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students; Free to Chapman Community

People Inside Electronics (PIE) has been presenting cutting-edge performances in Southern California for nearly a decade. From augmented instruments to human-computer improvisation to lifelike sound sculpture rainforests to collaborations with the best and most respected performers on the West Coast, PIE is at the forefront of LA’s burgeoning new music scene.  This performance will feature Ian Dicke’s “Cowboy Rounds” – a song cycle for piano/vocalist and live electronic processing that explores folk traditions in the digital age, and stunning music for piano, percussion, and clarinet by Amanda Feery, Kyong Mee Choi, and Alexandra Gardner, among others.  Performers include Grammy-winning percussionist Nick Terry, Grammy-nominated pianist Aron Kallay, and Louise Thomas (Chapman faculty members), and multifaceted clarinetist Brian Walsh.  The concert is supported in part by the Hellman Foundation.
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Poster for University Singers in ConcertOctober 29
University Singers in Concert
Patrick Zubiate, Conductor
Fish Interfaith Center – 4:00pm
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students; $5 Chapman Community

The 34-voice Chapman University Singers performs a concert of sacred and secular vocal ensemble compositions that spans five centuries of the choral art.
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+ - NOVEMBER 2017

November 4
Faculty Recital - Mary Palchak, flute
Salmon Recital Hall - 2 p.m.
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students; Free to Chapman Community

Featuring Limor Toren-Immerman, violin and Chapman faculty Janet Kao, piano. Program to include music of Gabriel Faure, Nino Rota, Carl Vine, Franz Schubert and Carl Reinecke.
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Poster for Big Band & Jazz ComboNovember 7
Big Band & Jazz Combo
Albert Alva, director
Musco Center for the Arts – 7:30 p.m.
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni, non-Chapman students and Chapman Community

Join the Chapman Big Band and Jazz Combo in their Musco Center debut! This exciting program pays tribute to classic composers and arrangers, including Tadd Dameron, Benny Golson, and Rob McConnell, whose recognition by wider audiences is long overdue. Free post-show community reception!
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Poster for University Choir and Women's Choir in ConcertNovember 10
University Choir & Women’s Choir in Concert
Patrick Zubiate, Conductor, University Choir
Stacy Oh, Conductor, University Women’s Choir

Fish Interfaith Center – 7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students; $5 Chapman Community

The University Women's Choir under the direction of Stacy Oh and the University Choir conducted by Patrick Zubiate will present a concert featuring a wide variety of choral works.
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November 11
Poster for Wind Symphony and Chapman Orchestra in ConcertChapman University Wind Symphony & The Chapman Orchestra in Concert
Christopher J. Nicholas, music director and conductor, Chapman University Wind Symphony
Daniel Alfred Wachs, music director and conductor, The Chapman Orchestra
Olivia Gerns, oboe, winner of the 2016-17 Instrumental Competition

Musco Center for the Arts – 7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students; $5 Chapman Community

These top instrumental ensembles perform a program of classical and contemporary works, including Trittico Botticelliano (Respighi), Oboe Concerto, Op. 45 (Goossens), and music by composers Tetsunosuke Kushida and Tielman Susato, and Percy Grainger.
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November 15
2017-18 Instrumental & Vocal Competition
Salmon Recital Hall – 7 p.m.
Admission is free.

Come Hear Talent: Join the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music for our annual competition, held by The Chapman Orchestra.

Poster for Saxophone EnsembleNovember 16
Saxophone Ensemble
Gary Matsuura, Director
Salmon Recital Hall – 8 p.m.
Admission is free.

The Chapman University Saxophone Ensemble performs an eclectic mix of classical and jazz repertoire. Works by J.S.Bach, Pierre Lantier, Gordon Goodwin, Lennie Niehaus and others.

November 28
Chapman Percussion Ensemble
Nicholas Terry, Director
Salmon Recital Hall – 8 p.m.
Admission is free.

The Chapman Percussion Ensemble presents an evening of exciting and dynamic percussion music.

Poster for Kirsten Ashley Wiest and Nic GerpeNovember 29
New Horizons Concert Series: Kirsten Ashley Wiest and Nic Gerpe
Salmon Recital Hall – 8 p.m.
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students; Free to Chapman Community

Soprano Kirsten Ashley Wiest and pianist Nic Gerpe come to Chapman to perform a concert of exceptional contemporary music. These two L.A. musicians are at the forefront of the SoCal contemporary music scene: Wiest for her inimitable voice and dazzling technique; Gerpe for his magnetic and crystalline tone.
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November 30
New Music Ensemble
Sean Heim, Director
Salmon Recital Hall – 8 p.m.
Admission is free.

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.

+ - DECEMBER 2017

December 1
Keyboard Collaborative Arts Recital
Louise Thomas, Director
Salmon Recital Hall – 8 p.m.
Admission is free.

Under the direction of Louise Thomas, Keyboard Collaborative Arts students will perform a varied program of solo and collaborative piano repertoire.

December 2
Instrumental Chamber Music
Salmon Recital Hall – 2 p.m. (Winds & Brass) & 5pm (Strings & Piano)
Admission is free.

Under the direction of Grace Fong, Robert Becker and Christopher J. 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.

December 2
Student Pianists in Recital
Janice Park, Director
Salmon Recital Hall – 8 p.m.
Admission is free.

Featuring student pianists from throughout the Conservatory, the program includes students of Ron Anderson, Christopher Brennan, Ruby Cheng, Karen Knecht, Hedy Lee, and Janice Park.

December 3
Early Music Ensemble: Music from the Reign of Charles V
Bruce Bales, Director
Salmon Recital Hall – 5 p.m.
Admission is free.

Featuring works by Josquin, Morales, Cabezón, Ortiz, Encina, Guerrero, and Flecha.

December 3
Chapman Guitar Ensemble
Jeff Cogan, Director
Salmon Recital Hall – 8 p.m.
Admission is free.

Under the direction of Jeff Cogan, the award-winning Classical Guitar Program at Chapman University has flourished since 1982.  Guitar majors benefit by interacting with world-class visiting performers and instructors who help to mold these developing young artists into polished musicians ready to meet the challenges of a career in music.

December 5
Student Piano Showcase
Grace Fong, Director
Salmon Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Admission is free.

The piano performance majors will perform a program of works from the mid-1700s to the present. The program includes students of Grace Fong, Janice Park, and Karen Knecht.

Poster for Holiday WassailDecember 8 & 9
54th Annual Holiday Wassail Concert
Musco Center for the Arts – 8 p.m.
Concert-only Tickets: $25 – $10 reserved seating
December 9 VIP Banquet & Concert Package: $85 (limited availability)
6pm Banquet in Fish Interfaith Center, 8 p.m. concert in Musco Center for the Arts

The beloved Chapman tradition returns to Musco Center! Join us for a magnificent concert of holiday season favorites performed by the Chapman University Singers, University Choir and Women’s Choir along with music performed by The Chapman Orchestra. Our December 9 VIP Package includes a festive and delicious pre-concert winter banquet.  Come delight in this joyful and rich music event!
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