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April 14,1997 Vol. I, No. 16

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CALENDAR

Art

To the Khyber Pass

Exhibition of decorative wool body and shoulder wraps, woven in the province of Himachal Pradesh in the Sivalik range of the Himalayas in Northern India. Examples of regional metal arts -- hair decoration, body jewlery, ear-to-nose chains and earrings -- also are included.
Curator: Sheila Allen-Weiss, CSUN alumna
Dates:Through Fri., Apr. 18
Times: noon-4 p.m. Mon. and Sat.;
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tue. to Fri.
Place: Art Dome ML 236
Admission: free

Rear View

Featuring 80 photographs taken from the rear, including landscapes, crowd scenes, celebrities, nudes, people on streets and roads. Tje photos span this century and include works by artists such as Harry Callahan, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Graciela Iturbide and Weegee, among others.
Cutator: Nancy Kapitanoff
Dates: Through Fri., Apr. 18
Times: noon to 4 p.m. Mon. and Sat.;
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tue. to Fri.
Place: Art Dome ML 2236
Admission: free

Student Art Exhibition

Annual juried exhibition featuring approximately 100 works by CSUN graduate and undergraduate students in all media.
Dates: Wed., April 30, through Fri., May 30 Times: noon to 4 p.m. Mon. and Sat.; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tue. through Fri.
Place: Art Dome ML 236
Admission: free

L.A.'s Black History

Nearly 100 photographs are on display from more than 300,000 negatives by African-American photographer Harry Adams Jr. The exhibition is hosted by the CSUN Center for Photojournalism and Visual Arts. Photos feature Mayor Tom Bradley, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, among others.
Coordinator: Ken Kirkton, CSUN photojournalism professor
Dates: through May 25
Place: California African-American Museum, Exposition Park, 600 State Drive, Los Angeles
fmi-Ken Kirkton, x3301

Art Created by At-Risk Youth

The exhibition "Optimistart," a mixed media art exhibition created by at-risk youths at the Optimist Youth Homes in Highland Park under the supervision and collaboration of local artists. Features 30 pieces of wall-size murals, photography, body casting, typography and graffiti poems in addition to a video.
Dates: through Sun., May 18
Times: noon to 5 p.m. daily
Place: Performing Arts Center
Admission: free
fmi-Wanda Patterson, (213) 341-5540

Athletics

(home games)

*Big Sky Conference

Men's Baseball:
Apr. 22 USC 2:30 p.m.
Apr. 23 Loyola Marymount 2:30 p.m.
May 2 Southern Utah 2:30 p.m.
May 3 Southern Utah 1 p.m.
May 6 Cal State San Bernardino 2:30 p.m.
May 10 USC 1 p.m.

Women's Softball:
May 6 Sacramento State 1 p.m.

Men's Volleyball:
April 15 UC Santa Barbara 7 p.m.

DANCE

Pacific Dance Academy

Pacific Dance Academy dancers perform a contemporary repertoire highlighting the music of composers such as Gershwin, Sousa, Tchaikovsky and other favorites.
Date: Sun., May 4
Times: 2 and 6 p.m.
Place: Performing Arts Center
Admission: $10 general, $5 children under 12

Music

All Music events (unless otherwise specified) are:
$6.50 general, $5 faculty/staff, $3.50 seniors/ students

Traditional, Contemporary Music of Japan

Featuring music from the "honkyoku" repertoire for solo shakuhachi, long associated with the "Komuso" or "breathing Zen" school of Japanese Buddhism; music from the "sankyoku" repertoire of Japanese chamber music; and solo improvisation by shakuhachi master Masayuki Koga.
Date: Wed., April 16
Time: noon
Place: Recital Hall
Admission: free

Granada Hills High Concert

The Granada Hills High School music department offers a sampling of the school's performing groups.
Director: Alan Nelson
Date: Fri., April 18
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Performing Arts Center
Admission: $5 adults, $3 seniors, $2 any student with ID

New Music Ensemble

A mix of recent works and 20th century classics.
Director: Dan Kessner
Date: Sun., April 20
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Recital Hall

Chamber Music Summit II

Second annual musicale bringing together some of the finest professional musicians on the West Coast. Features works by Poulenc, Schubert, Vivaldi and Mozart. Proceeds benefit the music department scholarship fund.
Date: Mon., April 21
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Performing Arts Center

Jazz Combos

Director: Gary Pratt
Date: Wed., April 23
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Recital Hall

Jazz Vocal Ensemble

Featuring swing to contemporary jazz.
Director: Mike Boos
Date: Thu., April 24
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Recital Hall

Afternoon Delight

Guitar students of Ron Borczon and Greg Newton in an eclectic concert of classical, contemporary and jazz works in solo and ensemble settings.
Date: Sat., April 26
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Recital Hall
Admission: free

How to Listen to Jazz

A part of the San Fernando Valley Jazz Festival, this seminar is intended to guide the listener through the many intricacies of jazz, including melody, form, harmony, and improvisation. Music will be by the Matt Harris Trio, in addition to recordings of legendary jazz artists.
Director: Matt Harris
Date: Sun., April 27
Time: 1 p.m.
Place: Recital Hall
Admission: $10 general, $5 students

University Chorus, Handbell Choir

An afternoon of choral works from some of the masters.
Conductors: Elmer Heerema and Frances Ulrich
Date: Sun., April 27
Time: 3 p.m.
Place: Northridge Center

Studio Jazz Band

Director: Gary Pratt
Date: Sun., April 27
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Recital Hall

Steel Drum Ensemble

Director: Gee Rabe
Date: Mon., April 28
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Performing Arts Center

Wind Symphony

Conductor: Gary Pratt
Date: Thu., May 1
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Performing Arts Center

Guitar Ensemble Recital

A program of chamber music including duets, trios and quartets, plus the CSUN guitar quartet and CSUN guitar orchestra.
Director: Ron Purcell
Date: Thu., May 1
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Recital Hall
Admission: free

Voice Students of Larry Jarvis

An all-Franz Schubert program in honor of the composer's 200th birthday.
Date: Fri., May 2
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Recital Hall
Admission: free

CSUN Jazz "A" Band

The kick-off of a six-event May Music Festival. An evening devoted to Latin music, composers and arrangers.
Director: Matt Harris
Date: Sat., May 3
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Performing Arts Center

Faculty Piano Recital

A May Music Festival event. Jacqueline Salas and Matt Harris, pianists and music faculty members, performing an evening of love songs, jazz and other music.
Date: Sun., May 4
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Recital Hall

Chamber Music Class Recital

Directors: David Aks and Francoise Regnat
Date: Mon., May 5
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Recital Hall
Admission: free

Faculty Composers Recital

A May Music Festival event featuring recent chamber music composed by members of the music department faculty: Mark Bobak, Paul Humphreys, Daniel Kessner and William Toutant.
Director: Daniel Kessner
Date: Wed., May 7
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Recital Hall

Guitar Recital

Graduate and undergraduate classical guitar performance majors culminate the semester by presenting a varied program.
Director: Ron Purcell
Date: Thu., May 8
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Recital Hall
Admission: free

CSUN Wind Ensemble

A May Music Festival event. As part of the program, British conductor Geoffrey Brand will conduct "Ein Heldenleben" by Richard Strauss.
Conductor: David Whitwell.
Date: Fri., May 9
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Performing Arts Center

Jazz Improvisation Clinic

As part of the San Fernando Valley Jazz Festival, this beginning-to-intermediate workshop gives basic tools including scale/chord relationships, the melodic process, rhythmic development and more. Guitarists and electric keyboardists must provide their own amplifiers.
Director: Matt Harris
Date: Sat., May 10
Time: 1 p.m.
Place: Recital Hall
Admission: $10 general, $5 students

Music of the Americas

A May Music Festival event. The Northridge Singers and Chamber Singers present a collage of works reflecting the contributions of North and South American composers. Joined by the CSUN Symphony, the program will include the "Wedding Cantata" by composer Daniel Pinkham.
Conductor: Paul A. Smith
Date: Sat., May 10
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Northridge Center

San Jose Taiko

Sounds of the taiko drums. Inspired by traditional Japanese drumming, the group has broadened the historical art form to reflect the beat of other world rhythms.
Date: Sat., May 10
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Performing Arts Center
Admission: $20 general, $15 faculty, staff and seniors, $10 students

Mother's Day Concert

The Women's Chorale in concert.
Director: Nicole Baker
Date: Sun., May 11
Time: 3 p.m.
Place: Recital Hall
Admission: free

Al Martino Concert

Known for his 35 albums and introduction of classics such as "Spanish Eyes," "Volare," and "Mary in the Morning," singer Al Martino returns to the Southland for this performance.
Dates: Sun., May 11 and Sat., May 17
Times: Sun., 3 and 7 p.m., Sat., 3 and 8 p.m.
Place: Performing Arts Center
Admission: $30 general

Piano Accompanists

Piano accompanying students in recital with many of the music department's top vocal and instrumental soloists.
Director: Jeanine Jacobson
Date: Sun., May 11
Time: 6 p.m. vocalists, 8 p.m. instrumentalists
Place: Recital Hall
Admission: free

CSUN Symphony

This special Monday evening concert closes the May Music Festival. The program features 1997 concerto competition winner Alwyn Wright, a violinist, performing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.
Conductor: David Aks
Date: Mon., May 12
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Performing Arts Center

Opera Scenes

Students from the Opera Workshop perform scenes from a variety of popular operas.
Director: David Scott
Date: Tue., May 13
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Recital Hall
Admission: free

Chamber Music

Chamber groups will present a variety of classical and modern compositions.
Director: William Calkins
Date: Wed., May 14
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Recital Hall
Admission: free

Clara Schumann at the Piano

Pianist Beverly Serra-Brooks celebrates the Clara Schumann Centennial in this piano histro-drama portrayal of Clara Schumann, one of the most celebrated performing artists of the 19th century. Serra-Brooks brings to life the music of the Romantic Era in vignettes of the life and performances of Clara Schumann.
Date: Sun., April 20
Time: 3 p.m.
Place: Performing Arts Center
Admission: $15 general, $12 seniors, faculty and staff, $10 students

THEATER

Cabaret

Musical look at 1930s Germany, featuring Berlin between the wars at the height of decadence and change.
Dates: April 25, 26, 27 and May 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
Times: Sun., 5 p.m.; all other days 8 p.m.
Place: Campus Theatre
Admission: $12 general, $10 faculty and staff, $9 seniors, $7 students




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