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Concert for Beverly Grigsby’s 90th birthday

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 3:00pm

Beverly Grigsby

Dr. Beverly Pinsky Grigsby [CSUN Music Department Professor Emerita] will celebrate her 90th birthday on January 11, 2018. The Los Angeles Chapter of NACUSA will present a concert called A QUEST FOR NEW SOUNDS followed by a reception in her honor for Sunday, 3 pm, January 21, 2018 at the Recital Hall of California State University, Northridge.  Read more

Guest Artist Recital: Sandra Shapiro, piano

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 7:30pm

Sandra Shapiro

Sandra Shapiro enjoys an active musical life as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, pedagogue and lecturer. Known as a versatile performer, she appears as soloist both in recitals and with orchestras, as a recording artist and as a highly sought-after chamber musician. She has received national and international awards with critical acclaim and recognition in each of these areas. Read more

TEMPO

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 7:30pm

TEMPO

TEMPO, is a New Music ensemble based in Los Angeles comprised of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion.  Read more

Guest Artist Recital: Zoran Dukic, guitar

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 7:30pm

Zoran Dukic playing the guitar

Zoran Dukic is one of the most distinguished classical guitarists of our time. His concert performances, both as a soloist or with an orchestra, leave long-lasting impressions on both audiences and critics. Read more

Faculty Artist Recital: Benjamin Sorrell, saxophone

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 7:30pm

Benjamin Sorrell

Hailed as having, “a gorgeous sound” by conductor Benjamin Zander, saxophonist Benjamin Sorrell has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and with orchestras throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Other honors including winning the New England Conservatory (NEC) Concerto Competition performing Ingolf Dahl’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Orchestra, winning the NEC Honors competition and a solo performance in Jordan Hall, Boston, MA with his saxophone quartet, and being invited to perform William Bolcom’s Concerto Grosso with the University of Southern California Wind Ensemble. Read more

CSUN Symphony

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:30pm

CSUN Symphony

Symphony presents Romantic Masterworks featuring works by Sibelius and Brahms Read more

Guest Artist Recital: Hilary Demske, piano

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:30pm

Hilary Demske

Hilary is regularly invited to perform in prestigious venues across multiple continents. Recent performances include recitals in Germany, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Turkey, Greece, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Tasmania, Mongolia and Taiwan. She has performed in China annually since 2011, appearing in over 30 cities on multiple tours. Read more

Faculty Artist Recital: Steven Thachuk, guitar

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 7:30pm

Steven Thachuk

Steven Thachuk is known as one of Canada’s most outstanding and versatile guitarists. Performing works from J.S. Bach and Toru Takemitsu to John Lennon and Radiohead, he consistently challenges the nature of the instrument’s repertoire and boundaries. Read more

Brightwork Ensemble

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 7:30pm

Brightwork Ensemble

Brightwork Ensemble is a classical new music sextet playing the best of modern chamber music as well as the classics of “new” music from the last hundred years. Read more

Wind Ensemble

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 7:30pm

Wind Ensemble

Among the innumerable collegiate wind ensembles found throughout North America, a select few have distinguished themselves from the pack of others. These distinguished few possess an established heritage of musical excellence while keeping a steadfast vision toward a relevant and profound musical future. The Wind Ensemble at CSUN is among these distinguished few. Read more

Faculty Artist Recital: James Dorsa, harpsichord

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 7:30pm

James Dorsa

Harpsichordist James Dorsa is a native of Southern California's San Fernando Valley as well as a CSUN Music alumnus.  He performs harpsichord concerts both locally and abroad, strongly favoring the seldom performed modern repertoire.  The majority of his appearances are based on presenting the harpsichord, with its long and antiquarian history, as a living organism capable of portraying the nuances of the 21st Century.  His "maximalist" style has met with resounding interest.   Read more

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