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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 Henschel String QuartetHenschel String Quartet

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Plaza del Sol Performance Hall (PH)
http://www.TheMusicGuild.org

Program:
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

http://www.henschel-quartett.de

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.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

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

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/kenny-rogers/

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)
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 whose lives are changed forever.

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

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Friday, April 05, 2013

Image for Vadim Repin, violinVadim Repin, violin

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/vadim-repin/

Vadim Repin, violin

Andrei Korobeinikov, piano

Leos Janacek: Sonata for Violin and Piano

Johannes Brahms: Sonata No. 3 in D minor, op. 108
Edvard Grieg: Sonata for Violin and Piano No 2 in G major op 13
Maurice Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major


After seeing a concert featuring Vadim Repin, the late virtuoso performer and conductor Yehudi Menuhin commented that he was simply the best and most perfect violinist that I have ever had the chance to hear. A child prodigy who began playing violin at the age of 5, Repin has achieved a level of artistry that has won him international respect and acclaim. Join us for an evening that promises to soar with Repins artistry.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Image for Lafayette String Quartet with Francois Chouchan, PianistLafayette String Quartet with Francois Chouchan, Pianist

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Plaza del Sol Performance Hall (PH)
http://www.TheMusicGuild.org

Program:
Mozart String Quartet in E Flat Major, K. 428
Mendelssohn-Hensel: String Quartet in E Flat Major
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34

http://www.lafayettestringquartet.ca
http://www.francoischouchan.com/