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An Evening With Branford Marsalis

Saturday, February 02 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - The Great Hall

Grammy Award-winning saxophonist, National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. He has led a dizzying array of jazz ensembles from big bands to quartets, and has been a frequent soloist with classical ensembles. He has performed and recorded with Sting and the Dave Matthews Band; acted in films including Throw Mama From the Train and School Daze; composed the soundtrack for films such as Mo Better Blues; and was the original bandleader for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Live jazz doesnt get any livelier when this much-anticipated group - one of the most innovative and forward-thinking jazz ensembles today - takes the stage.

Branford Marsalis, saxophone
Joey Calderazzo, piano
Eric Revis, bass
Justin Faulkner, drums

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Image for Euclid String QuartetEuclid String Quartet

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Plaza del Sol Performance Hall (PH)

Mozart: String Quartet in D Major, K. 575
Still: Danzas de Panama
Gardel: Tango Por Una Cabeza
Schubert: String Quartet in G Major, D. 887

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Image for Paco Pena's Flamenco VivoPaco Pena's Flamenco Vivo

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - The Great Hall

Flamenco Vivo! embodies all the passion, grace and fire that we have come to expect from this exciting art form, but under Paco Penas direction the audience becomes aware of the nuances, the range of rhythms, and the compelling nature of flamenco. Pena explores the trance-inducing tribal roots of flamenco, from the alborea to the razor-sharp complexity of the buleria all while keeping the audience captivated with dramatic compositions, fantastic guitar work, and fiery dancers.

Paco Peña
Paco Arriaga
Rafael Montilla
Angel Muñoz
Charo Espino
Daniela Tugues
Jose Angel Carmona
Cristina Pareja
Julio Cesar Alcocer

Friday, March 01, 2013

Image for The Pipes and Drums of the Black WatchThe Pipes and Drums of the Black Watch

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall

The legendary Pipes, Drums and Highland Dancers of Scotlands Black Watch join forces with the Band of the Scots Guards for an evening celebrating the music of Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales. The most famous bagpipe band in the world, the Black Watch is joined by the renowned musicians of the Band of the Scots Guards to present a unique blend of music, pageantry and history highlighted by traditional folk music and military tunes that convey the rich legacy of the British Isles.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Image for Henschel String QuartetHenschel String Quartet

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Plaza del Sol Performance Hall (PH)

Haydn: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 74, No. 2
Schulhoff: Five Pieces for String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3


Image for Anne-Sophie Mutter, violinist / Lambert Orkis, pianistAnne-Sophie Mutter, violinist / Lambert Orkis, pianist

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall

One of the most acclaimed violin virtuosos of our time and an artist who is known for her tireless exploration of her instrument, Anne-Sophie Mutter presents a program that will entertain and inspire. Invited to play with the Berlin Philharmonic by the legendary Herbert von Karajan at the age of 13, she has become a great champion for the violin and for new music. She is a performer who seeks perfection and continues to explore repertoire more than 30 years after her debut at the Lucerne Festival in 1976.  She will be partnering with pianist Lambert Orkis to present a concert of great variety and musical interest.

Friday, March 08, 2013

Image for China National Symphony OrchestraChina National Symphony Orchestra

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall

Shao, En - music director and conductor
Chuanyuan, Li - violin

Xia Guan: First Movement of Earth Requiem
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

Originally founded as the Central Philharmonic Orchestra of China in 1956, the China National Symphony Orchestra (CNSO) is one of the most outstanding professional symphony orchestras in China. Consummate artistry, dedication, professionalism and individual craftsmanship are the trademarks that have maintained the CNSO at a consistently high level of performance for more than 50 years.  The concert includes two beautiful post-romantic compositions by Richard Strauss and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Image for An Evening with Kenny Rogers An Evening with Kenny Rogers

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Great Hall

Singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and photographer, Kenny Rogers is a man of many talents. Though he has been most successful with country audiences, Rogers has charted more than 120 hit singles across various music genres with songs such as -The Gambler-, -She Believes In Me-, -Lady-, and many others. Rogers is a multiple Grammy, American Music, Country Music and American Country Music award winner. He brings his silky, soul-stirring voice and a backing band of distinguished musicians for an evening filled with classic songs that have made him a fan favorite for over fifty years.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Image for Musical: RAGTIMEMusical: RAGTIME

Wednesday, March 27 7:30 pm - Saturday, March 30 7:30 pm - Campus Theatre (NH100)

CSUN Departments of Theatre and Music present RAGTIME, the Musical.  Book by Terrence McNally, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow.

A cast of 32 and a full orchestra tell the birth of the American Century, in all its glory and contradictions. Join Harry Houdini, Henry Ford, Booker T Washington and a host of historical characters for this tumultuous experience, and meet the families from New Rochelle, Harlem, and Ellis Island whose lives are changed forever.

March 22-24, 27-30   7:30pm except Sundays 2pm. Add'tl Sat 2pm matinee on March 30