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The Pipes and Drums of the Black Watch

Friday, March 01 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/black-watch/

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.

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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
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/anne-sophie-mutter/

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
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/china-national-symphony/

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.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Image for Blood Drive - National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive ChallengeBlood Drive - National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive Challenge

9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Flintridge Room
http://www.migrantstudents.org/chavezchallenge2013.html

Chicanos for Community Medicine would like to invite you to help save a life. This blood drive will be held in the Flintridge Room (USU). The National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive Challenge celebrates Cesar E. Chavez's Legacy as an American civic leader by engaging college students to promote 1) health education, 2) health & science careers, 3) civic engagement and 4) saving lives! Student leaders organize a blood donor recruitment campaign on their college campus culminating in a campus-wide health service learning event. The event was founded in 2009 and is now expecting up to 250 colleges/universities and more than 30,000 students participate nationwide during the 2013 campaign.

Flintridge Room

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)
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

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
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/black-grace/

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
(Intermission)
Vaka

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Saturday, April 06, 2013

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Saturday, April 06 - Wednesday, April 17 All Day - Art Gallery (AG)

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6  4-6pm

Gallery Hours: Mon-Thurs 12-4pm

Curated by Professor Niku Kashef and Karen Shifman, this West Gallery exhibition of contemporary artworks from the Southern California Women's Causcus for Art speaks to emptiness and abundance through concept and material.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Image for Annual Juried Art Student ShowAnnual Juried Art Student Show

Monday, April 15 - Saturday, May 04 All Day - Art Gallery (AG)
http://www.csun.edu/artgalleries

Gallery Talk:  Monday, April 15  10am

Reception: Friday, April 19 7-9pm

An exhibition by CSUN graduate and undergraduate students in all media of the visual arts including animation, ceramic, drawing, fiber/fabric, graphic design, illustration, industrial design, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor, website design, wood and video.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Image for Workshop Drama: UNCLE DADDY WILL NOT BE INVITEDWorkshop Drama: UNCLE DADDY WILL NOT BE INVITED

8:00 pm - 9:15 pm - Nordhoff Hall (NH) Little THeatre NH121
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

The year was 1967. While playing a rabbit in a Winnie-the-Pooh play here on campus, 22-year-old senior David Gerrold wrote and sold what was to become one of the most beloved Star Trek episodes ever: The Trouble with Tribbles.  Mr. Gerroldâs career as a writer has since spawned more than 50 novels, a dozen-plus teleplays, and the film The Martian Child, starring John Cusack, based on Gerroldâs autobiographical tale of a single gay man adopting an at-risk youth.  It earned Gerrold both the coveted Hugo and Nebula Awards.

Now the year is 2013 and Mr. Gerrold is back at his alma mater, back on the same theatre stages that launched his career, workshopping a new play entitled UNCLE DADDY WILL NOT BE INVITED.  The one-act production looks at two men planning their wedding--or so it appears on the surface.  Audiences are well cautioned that all is not as it seems. 

 The two performances, 8pm on April 30th and May 1st, promise to be some of the hottest tickets in town and cetain to sell out.  Touted in Variety and other industry media, the $12 general admission tickets will soon go on sale but CSUN students can get the advance seats now for $5 by showing their ID at the Student Union Ticket Office. The performance itself takes place in Nordhoff Hallâs Little Theater (NH121).

Hosted by Associated Studentâs Theatre Guild, the play is directed by Gerrold and stars two current student actors: Steven Brogan and Alex Manolopoulos, previously seen this semester in CSUNâs RAGTIME and ROMEO & JULIET respectively.  Producers for the Guild are Brianna McDonnell and Daniel Guerrero, and Cara Failer is the Stage Manager.  Audiences are cautioned about mature themes and adult language.