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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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Saturday, February 09, 2013

Image for Russian Ballet - Sleeping BeautyRussian Ballet - Sleeping Beauty

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

The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow during the transitional period of perestroika in the late 1980s. At this moment in history, many of the great dancers and choreographers of the former Soviet Unions ballet institutions were exercising their new-found creative freedom by starting new, vibrant companies dedicated not only to the timeless tradition of classical Russian Ballet, but to invigorate this tradition as the Russians began to accept and embrace new developments in dance around the world. This breathtaking presentation of Sleeping Beauty set to the music of Tchaikovsky upholds the grand national tradition of Russian ballet.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Image for Russian Ballet - CinderellaRussian Ballet - Cinderella

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - The Great Hall

The Company returns to our Great Hall stage to present a three-act production of Cinderella originally performed in Moscow in 1945. Cinderella is noted for the beautiful Prokofiev score and for the hilarious double-roles of the stepsisters, more mad than bad in this stunning production.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Image for BBC Concert OrchestraBBC Concert Orchestra

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

Keith Lockhart, conductor
Sophie Shao, cellist

Britten -Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a             16min

Elgar -Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85                                      30min


Butterworth - The Banks of Green Willow                                       7min

Elgar -Enigma Variations                                                              29min 

From its humble beginnings as a radio orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra has grown into one of the world's most respected and versatile orchestras, with an enviable reputation in the fields of film music, opera, ballet and musical theater as well as the traditional Western European classic canon. Led by conductor Keith Lockhart, this presentation offers a delightful and pleasing program of great late 18th-century/early 20th-century British repertoire including the great Elgar Cello Concerto in E Minor.


Friday, February 15, 2013


Friday, February 15 7:30 pm - Sunday, February 17 6:00 pm - VPAC Experimental Theatre

ROMEO AND JULIET by William Shakespeare

Voted the most popular play of all time, this classic love story about "a pair of star-cross'd lovers" from rival families was a hit even with the Bard's own audiences.. Directed by Shad Willingham.

FEB 15-16-17, 20-21-22-23-24, 2013. Experimental Theatre of the Valley Performing Arts Center. All curtain times 7:30pm except Sundays at 2pm.  Tickets and information 818-677-2488

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


Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Wednesday, February 20 7:30 pm - Sunday, February 24 2:00 pm - Experimental Theatre at the VPAC


ROMEO AND JULIET by William Shakespeare

Voted the most popular play of all time, this classic love story about "a pair of star-cross'd lovers" from rival families was a hit even with the Bard's own audiences.. Directed by Shad Willingham.

FEB 15-16-17, 20-21-22-23-24, 2013. Experimental Theatre of the Valley Performing Arts Center. All curtain times 7:30pm except Sundays at 2pm.  Tickets and information 818-677-2488

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Image for Bebe Neuwirth - Stories with PianoBebe Neuwirth - Stories with Piano

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

Best known for her Emmy Award-winning role as repressed psychiatrist Lilith on the hit comedy Cheers, actress, singer and dancer Bebe Neuwirth is one of todays most versatile performers, having earned two Tony Awards on Broadway for her roles in Chicago and Sweet Charity. Accompanied by pianist Scott Cady, the glamorous Neuwirth breathes life into the songs of Kander and Ebb, Weill-Brecht, Stephen Sondheim and other great lyricists from her critically lauded one-woman cabaret show.


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 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.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Image for Aquila Theatre Cyrano de BergeracAquila Theatre Cyrano de Bergerac

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

Aquila Theatres stunning production of Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostands classic tale of unrequited love, is brought to life with vigor and pathos in this production. Based on a historical figure, this famous French play still delights today and has attracted some of the worlds most renowned actors in the leading role. - Beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing, and crystalline in effect- raves the New Yorker about this inventive British-American presentation.


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.


Friday, March 22, 2013

Image for Musical: RAGTIMEMusical: RAGTIME

Friday, March 22 7:30 pm - Sunday, March 24 2:00 pm - CSUN 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 who are changed forever.

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

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Image for Black Grace Dance Company from New ZealandBlack Grace Dance Company from New Zealand

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

New Zealands leading contemporary dance company has held a unique position on the world stage for over 17 years. Black Grace fuses traditional movement of the Pacific region and contemporary dance in an extraordinary and dynamic form. The company is internationally renowned for its artistry, creative excellence and innovation. Black Grace is the worlds leading exponent of Pacific contemporary dance.

Scheduled repertoire includes:

Pati Pati
Amata Act 3