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Image for The Pipes and Drums of the Black Watch

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.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Image for Aquila Theatre Cyrano de BergeracAquila Theatre Cyrano de Bergerac

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/cyrano-de-bergerac/

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Image for Dance ConcertDance Concert

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Plaza del Sol Performance Hall (PH)
http://www.csun.edu/hhd/kin

Kinesis, Emerging Choreography is the annual spring dance concert for the Department of Kinesiology/Dance.  Our best student dancers organize, choreograph and perform this professional level show every year under the direction of Paula Thomson.  Tickets are available through the Associated Students Box Office. 

Tickets - $15 for students and seniors / $20 for adults. Box Office - 818-677-3000

Three shows: Tuesday April 23, 8pm; Wednesday, April 24, 2pm and 8pm.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Image for Comedy: THE BOOK OF LIZComedy: THE BOOK OF LIZ

Friday, April 26 7:30 pm - Sunday, April 28 2:00 pm - VPAC's Experimental Theatre
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

THE BOOK OF LIZ From the comedy team of David & Amy Sedaris. The Squeamish sect's Sister Elizabeth abandons all for the world outside, in an American journey filled with Cockney-speaking Ukrainian immigrants and all other manner of Sedaris-esque characters. But where will Liz fit in?

April 26-28, May 1-5, 2013.  All curtain times 7:30pm except Sundays at 1pm.  Very limited late seating, often only at intermission. Interpreted performance on Friday May 3rd. Permit for campus parking ($6) can be purchased in Lot B-1

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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.