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To Kill a Mockingbird

Friday, February 14 - 7:30 pm - Sunday, February 16 2:00 pm - Nordhoff Hall (NH121) Little Theatre
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Harper Lee, adapted by Christopher Sergel

Set in Alabama during the Great Depression, this classic story is brought to life on stage with its powerful lessons of tolerance, justice, and quiet heroism. Directed by Anamarie Dwyer.

Feb 14-15-16, 19-20-21-22-23, 2014.  Curtaintimes 7:30pm except Sundays at 2pm. Very limited late seating. ASL interpreting on Friday, Feb 21.

Tickets and info (818) 677-2488

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Friday, February 07, 2014

Image for Bela Fleck and Brooklyn RiderBela Fleck and Brooklyn Rider

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/bela-fleck-and-brooklyn-rider/?utm_source=CSUN&utm_medium=Calendar

Grammy Award-winner Bela Fleck is quite possibly the premier banjo player in the world. He has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has taken him all over the musical map and on a range of solo projects and collaborations. This performance with Brooklyn Rider is a match made in heaven. Brooklyn Rider's desire to use the rich medium of the string quartet as a vehicle for communication across a large span of history, geography and genres fuses perfectly with Bela Fleck's inventive imagination. This is classical music as reinvented and revived by five forward looking musical innovators.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Image for Moscow Festival Ballet: GiselleMoscow Festival Ballet: Giselle

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/moscow-festival-ballet-giselle/?utm_source=CSUN&utm_medium=Calendar

This evening the Moscow Festival Ballet dances Giselle, the jewel of all Romantic Russian ballets. Since its inception in 1989, the company has completed two tours of Europe and continues to specialize in 20th century full-length classical dance such as Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, and Legend of Love. Artistic director and legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Radchenko presents an impressive recreation of Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli's masterpiece, which exemplifies the highest classic elements of grace, precision, and expression through movement witnessed in the perfection of the Moscow Festival Ballet.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Image for Moscow Festival Ballet: Chopiniana & Romeo and JulietMoscow Festival Ballet: Chopiniana & Romeo and Juliet

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/moscow-festival-ballet-chopiniana-and-romeo-and-juliet/?utm_source=CSUN&utm_medium=Calendar

This Valentine's evening the renowned Moscow Festival Ballet brings two of the most romantic classical works to the Valley Performing Arts Center. Often described as a "romantic reverie," Chopiniana portrays a dream-world where ballerinas bathed in moonlight dance around a young poet. The enchanting oeuvre is realized through the music of Chopin and the choreography of Mikhail Fokine. Shakespeare's tragic love story is beautifully danced to Tchaikovsky's majestic score and illuminated with brilliant choreography and radiant costumes in the grand tradition of Russian ballet.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Image for To Kill a MockingbirdTo Kill a Mockingbird

Wednesday, February 19 7:30 pm - Sunday, February 23 2:00 pm - Nordhoff Hall (NH121) Little Theatre
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Harper Lee, adapted by Christopher Sergel

Set in Alabama during the Great Depression, this classic story is brought to life on stage with its powerful lessons of tolerance, justice, and quiet heroism. Directed by Anamarie Dwyer.

Feb 14-15-16, 19-20-21-22-23, 2014.  Curtaintimes 7:30pm except Sundays at 2pm. Very limited late seating. ASL interpreting on Friday, Feb 21.

Tickets and info (818) 677-2488

Image for Bahia Orchestra Project with Stewart Goodyear, pianoBahia Orchestra Project with Stewart Goodyear, piano

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/bahia-orchestra-project-with-stewart-goodyear-piano/?utm_source=CSUN&utm_medium=Calendar

Ricardo Castro: conductor

Tchaikovsk: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy, 18'
Beethoven: Piano concerto No. 3 in C minor, op. 37 (piano soloist: Stewart Goodyear), 34'
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Villa-Lobos, Bachianas  4,  25'
Stravinsky Firebird (1919), 22'

Acclaimed pianist, Conductor and Artistic Director of the Bahia Orchestra Project, Ricardo Castro leads the remarkable youth orchestra in their first U.S. tour through an extraordinary sweep of classical music of 20th century Latin and American composers. The one hundred-member orchestra represents multiple ethnic groups from the Bahia region of Brazil and has packed concert halls in London, Berlin and Lucerne.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Image for The ChieftainsThe Chieftains

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/the-chieftains/?utm_source=CSUN&utm_medium=Calendar

The venerable traditional Irish band The Chieftains has been thrilling audiences for years. Formed in Dublin in 1962 with original group members Paddy Moloney, Sean Potts and Michael Tubridy - all of whom had a passion for the sound of the uilleann pipes (the national bagpipe of Ireland) - it remains one of the leading exporters of Irish music worldwide. Through the years the lineup has changed, but Moloney continues to anchor the group's sound along with Matt Molloy and Kevin Conneff and a large ensemble of remarkable musicians, dancers and pipe bands from around the world. It's a night of beautiful folk music and merriment with one of the world's most beloved Irish bands.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Image for Guitar PassionsGuitar Passions

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/guitar-passions/

Guitar Passions is an exciting creative partnership featuring some of the world's most acclaimed guitar virtuosi. Led by Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist Sharon Isbin, the trio, hailed as "the pre-eminent guitarists of our time" will present an evening of dazzling artistry, effortlessly blending classical Spanish, contemporary and various other genres to create a spectacular and exquisite collage of sounds.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Image for Pat Metheny Unity GroupPat Metheny Unity Group

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/pat-metheny-unity-group/

"The Unity Band record and tour was such a life changing experience for me that I didn't want to see it come to an end," says Pat Metheny. "One night, I woke up with the tantalizing idea of taking the concept of musical 'Unity' even further. With this project, I want to form a platform that encompasses the entire range of things that I have done over the years, from Bright Size Life to Secret Story, from my group projects to the Orchestrion, and with this incredible group of musicians, Chris Potter, Ben Williams, Antonio Sanchez and Giulio Carmassi, just about anything is possible!"

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Image for Murray Perahia, pianoMurray Perahia, piano

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/murray-perahia-piano/

American pianist and Principal Guest Conductor of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Murray Perahia is one of the most sought-after and cherished pianists of our time, performing in all of the major international music centers and with every leading orchestra. Known for his luminous pearly tones, spirited phrasings and bright articulations, Perahia brings his artistic brilliance to the Valley Performing Arts Center for a virtuoso performance.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Image for The Graduate: L.A. Theatre WorksThe Graduate: L.A. Theatre Works

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Plaza del Sol Performance Hall (PH)
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/the-graduate-la-theatre-works/

In the early 1960s, when Charles Webb wrote a novel called The Graduate, America was in an "age of youth." Young people were leading the way to social, political, and cultural transformation. Webb's novel, published in 1963, was groundbreaking in those changing times; reviewers unanimously praised his brilliant and innovative use of dialogue and comedic genius in dealing with controversial themes and the main character's lack of direction.

The film version, released in 1967 and featuring Dustin Hoffman as the lost but heroically determined Benjamin Braddock, quickly became a cult favorite and an artistic triumph, garnering multiple Academy Award nominations; it remains one of the top grossing films in history. The iconic film has been a touchstone for generations - representing the universal feelings of rebellion, confusion, frustration, love, and redemption honestly and hilariously, embodied by the characters of Mrs. Robinson, Benjamin Braddock, Elaine, and the additional cast of characters. Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg's presentation of this American classic is immediate, spontaneous, and features a first-rate cast.

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Friday, March 07, 2014

Image for Savion Glover's STePzSavion Glover's STePz

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/savion-glovers-stepz/?utm_source=CSUN&utm_medium=Calendar

Under the direction of Savion Glover, Savion Glover's STePz is yet another exuberant celebration of tap dance to sound and sound to dance. In this dance production of Savion Glover's STePz Mr. Glover and his ensemble of dancers (TLHS) take tap dance to new heights and levels, while fusing traditional music selections of the past with his uniquely personal tap style and energy of the future. This production of Savion Glover's STePz exposes Mr. Glover's capability in all complexities of jazz phrasing, both bass line and melody, the wild improvisations, structures and deconstruction, from departure to return. Savion Glover's STePz will once again display the infinite versatility and virtuosity of Savion Glover's genius as a tap master.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Image for Haifa Symphony Orchestra of IsraelHaifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel

11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/haifa-symphony-orchestra-of-israel-matinee/?utm_source=CSUN&utm_medium=Calendar

The Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel was founded in 1950 and in recent years has become the focal point of musical life in Haifa and the north of Israel. The Orchestra, which is the most significant musical institute in the north of Israel, has recently expanded its activities throughout the country. This evening the supremely talented Principal Guest Conductor Boguslaw Dawidow and piano virtuoso Roman Rabinovich explore the musical landscapes of Weber, Tchaikovsky, and Beethoven in a stunning evening of classical repertoire. Programs and artists subject to change without notice

Friday, March 14, 2014

Image for Gala FlamencaGala Flamenca

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/gala-flamenca/?utm_source=CSUN&utm_medium=Calendar

Gala Flamenca commands the stage as world-renowned flamenco artists Antonio Canales, Carlos Rodriguez, Karime Amaya, and Jesus Carmona ignite duende de flamenco (spirit of flamenco) and cast their passion, prowess, and power upon the audience, evoking a fiery evening of flamenco brilliance. Under Angel Rojas' direction flamenco's greatest stars present masterful choreography, dramatic vocals, and seamless compas (flamenco rhythm) highlighting the excellence of modern flamenco.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Image for Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton MarsalisJazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/jazz-at-the-lincoln-center-orchestra-with-wynton-marsalis/?utm_source=CSUN&utm_medium=Calendar

Internationally-acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, educator and Grammy Award-winner Wynton Marsalis and the renowned Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra will present a program featuring the best in great jazz standards. Since its humble beginnings in 1987, the Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra has grown into one of the world's leading jazz orchestras with annual tours throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. This will be a special treat for jazz and other music lovers alike.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Image for Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell, violinAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell, violin

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/academy-of-st-martin-in-the-fields-with-joshua-bell-violin/?utm_source=CSUN&utm_medium=Calendar

Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op.55 "Eroica"

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields is one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world and renowned for its polished and refined sound, rooted in outstanding musicianship. Originally directed by Sir Neville Marriner from the leader's chair, the spirit and flexibility of the conductorless ensemble remains an Academy tradition with the newest appointment of virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell as its new Music Director. Esteemed for its superlative balance as one of the finest and most recorded chamber orchestras of all times, the ensemble continues to transfix audiences with regal musical magnificence.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Image for Parsons Dance CompanyParsons Dance Company

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/parsons-dance-company/?utm_source=CSUN&utm_medium=Calendar

New York City based Artistic Director David Parsons asserts that to deliver a positive, affirming, and life-enriching experience is the key to success for his internationally-acclaimed American dance troupe. A powerhouse of energy, ingenious innovation, and athleticism, the 13-member contemporary dance ensemble presents an exhilarating choreography that will marvel all audiences and leave them absolutely mesmerized.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Image for Scharoun Ensemble BerlinScharoun Ensemble Berlin

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/scharoun-ensemble-berlin/?utm_source=CSUN&utm_medium=Calendar

Named after architect Hans Scharoun, designer of the Berliner Philharmonie, Scharoun Ensemble Berlin marked its public debut in 1983 with Franz Schubert's Octet d803 and Ludwig van Beethoven's Septet Op.20. The preeminent octet's principal artistic focus is to bridge the gap between 20th and 21st century compositions while dedicating itself with equal passion to the interpretation of works from the past centuries. Join us this evening for an immaculate, rhapsodic, and vibrant musical journey through a program of signature chamber works.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Image for Doc Severinsen & His Big Band with Mary Wilson of The SupremesDoc Severinsen & His Big Band with Mary Wilson of The Supremes

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/doc-severinsen-and-his-big-band-with-mary-wilson-of-the-supremes/?utm_source=CSUN&utm_medium=Calendar

For over three decades, Doc Severinsen & His Big Band ruled the late night television airwaves. His reign began in 1962, and he became an American household name in large part because of the performance of his stellar big band as creative trumpet playing and big band leader on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Although this beloved television program ended its run in 1992, Severinsen's career continues non-stop. He tours annually, performing to fans who love and respect Doc and his big band sound.

The repertoire oftentimes include Ellington and Basie standards, pop, jazz, ballads, big band classics and, of course, The Tonight Show theme. The legendary Mary Wilson, best known as one of the key founding members of the world's most famous female trio, The Supremes, joins Doc Severinsen and Big band offering renditions of classic songs. Two great American performers, together on stage, this is a perfect pairing

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Image for John Anderson and Tracy LawrenceJohn Anderson and Tracy Lawrence

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/john-anderson-and-tracy-lawrence/?utm_source=CSUN&utm_medium=Calendar

Join us for an acoustic evening with two of country music's greatest singer/songwriters, John Anderson and Tracy Lawrence. Anderson made one of the most remarkable comebacks in country music history with the platinum-plus selling release Seminole Wind. He lit up the charts with songs such as "Wild and Blue," "I Just Came Home To Count The Memories," "Swingin'," and "I've Got It Made." Tracy Lawrence's respect for country music tradition has made him one of his genre's cornerstone stylists, with memorable chart toppers "Alibis," "Can't Break it to My Heart," "My Second Home," and "If the Good Die Young." Both will perform heartfelt songs that continue to endear them to their legions of loyal fans.