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Student Ijeoma Ezeh works in oil. (Photo: Ben Ailes)

Spring brimming with fine arts programs

  • March 24, 2009
  • MEDIA CONTACT: Diane Daniel, CLASS Publicist, (510) 885-3183

“Forgotten Contributions of the Bay Area Chinese” and “Life in the Ice Age” continue through June 12 (closed March 23-31, May 25) in the C.E. Smith Museum of Anthropology, MI 4047. The exhibitions are open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. Please call in advance to make arrangements for group visits.

The “Annual BFA Exhibition” and the continuing “Pre-Columbian Sculpture” will open in the University Art Gallery at a reception from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1. The exhibitions will be open Monday-Thursday, April 2-23, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

“East Bay Singers with Las Positas College Chamber Choir,” Buddy James and Robert Lappa, conductors, will perform Saturday, April 4, 8 p.m., at the Old Mission San Jose (43300 Mission Blvd., Fremont). Admission is $7 general, $5 youth/seniors/alumni/ and free to those with CSUEB ID. Reservations may be made at: http://music.csueastbay.edu/Music_tickets.php or 510-885-3167.

“CSUEB Brass Fest” by the Cal State East Bay Trombone and Trumpet Ensembles, David Ridge and Jeff Biancalana, directors with San Francisco Conservatory Brass Ensemble, Paul Welcomer, director, will pertorm Wednesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in MB 1055. Admission is free.

“24th Annual CSUEB Jazz Festival Concert,” featuring 2009 Grammy award winner Jim McNeely, composer/pianist, with the CSUEB Jazz Ensemble, Johannes Wallmann, director, will perform Friday, April 17 at 8 p.m. in the University Theatre. Admission will be $15 general, $12 youth/seniors/alumni, and $10 with CSUEB ID. Reservations may be made at: http://music.csueastbay.edu/Music_tickets.php or 510-885-3167.

“The Giver” - a Theatre for Youth production, age appropriate for 5th grade and up, will perform Fridays, May 1 and 8 at 7 p.m., and Saturdays, May 2 and 9 at 3 and 7 p.m. in the University Theatre. Tickets are $8 general, $6 youth/seniors/alumni, $4 children/CSUEB students, and $20 family (up to two adults and two children). Reservations may be made at: http://class.csueastbay.edu/theatre/Ticket_Reservations.php or 510-885-3118.The show is written by Lois Lowry, adapted by Eric Coble, and directed by A. Fajilan.

“Orcheste dB” by the New Music Ensemble, Rafael Hernandez, director, will perform Sunday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in MB1055. Admission is free.

“3rd Annual CSUEB Trumpet Fest” featuring the CSUEB Trumpet Ensemble, Jeff Biancalana, director, will perform Tuesday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. in MB1055. Admission is free.

“Chamber Winds Recital,” Wesley J. Broadnax, conductor, will perform Thursday, May 14 at noon in MB 1055. Admission is free.

“7th Annual Glenn Glasow Memorial Concert” with works by CSUEB alumni and faculty composers will perform Monday, May 18 at 8 p.m. in MB 1055. Admission is free.

“Annual Student Juried Exhibition” and “Pre-Columbian Sculpture” will open with a reception Tuesday, May 19 from 5-87 p.m. in A&E. The exhibitions will continue Monday-Thursday, May 20-June 4 (closed  May 25) from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

“CSUEB Jazz Imrov Ensembles,” Johannes Wallmann and Dann Zinn, directors, will perform Wednesday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. Admission will be free.

“Trombone Ensemble Recital,” David Ridge, director, will perform Thursday, May 21 at noon in MB1055. Admission is free.

“Pilipino Culture Night” will be presented Friday, May 22 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 23 at 6 p.m. in the University Theatre. Tickets are $12 presold by the Pilipino American Student Association (PASA@csueastbay.edu), or $15 at the door.

“Guitar Ensemble Recital,” Marc Teicholz, director, will perform Tuesday, May 26 at noon in MB 1055. Admission is free.

“Jazz Band, Jazz Workshop, and Jazz Ensemble Concert,” Johannes Wallmann and Dann Zinn, directors, will perform Tuesday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre. Tickets are $7 general, $5 youth/seniors/alumni, and free with CSUEB ID. Reservations may be made at: http://music.csueastbay.edu/Music_tickets.php or 510-885-3167.

“Student Composers Recital,” will perform Thursday, May 28 at noon in MB 1055. Admission is free.

“Performance Fusion,” a showcase of advanced student work will perform two weekends. Program A will be Friday-Saturday, May 29-30 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 31 at 2 p.m. Program B will be Friday-Saturday, June 5-6 at 8 p.m. in the University Theatre. Tickets are $10 general, $7 youth/senior/alumni, and $5 CSUEB student. Reservations may be made at: http://class.csueastbay.edu/theatre/Ticket_Reservations.php or 510-885-3118. The show is produced by Marc Jacobs, Nina Haft and Tom Hird.

“Choral Americana” by the East Bay Singers and Oratorio Society, Buddy James, conductor, will perform Saturday, May 30 at 8 p.m. in MB 1055. Tickets are $7 general, $5 youth/senior/alumni, and free with CSUEB ID. Reservations may be made at: http://music.csueastbay.edu/Music_tickets.php or 510-885-3167.

“Percussion Ensemble Recital,” Arthur Storch, director, will perform Tuesday, June 2 at noon in the University Theatre. Admission is free.

“CSUEB Symphonic Band Concert,” Wesley J. Broadnax, conductor, will perform Tuesday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre. Tickets are $7 general/$5 youth/seniors/alumni and free with CSUEB ID. Reservations may be made at: http://music.csueastbay.edu/Music_tickets.php or 510-885-3167.

“Variations on the Theme of P.D.Q. Bach” will perform Thursday, June 4 at noon in MB 1055. Admission is free.

“CSUEB Symphony Orchestra,” Buddy James, conductor, will perform Thursday,  June 4 at 7:30 p.m. in MB1055. Admission is $7 general/$5 youth/senior/alumni/ and free with CSUEB ID. Reservations may be made at: http://music.csueastbay.edu/Music_tickets.php or 510-885-3167.

“Opera Workshop: Scenes and Arias,” Allen Shearer and Pamela Hicks, directors, will perform Friday,  June 5 at 7:30 p.m. in MB1055. Admission is free.

“Student Composers Recital” will perform Sunday, June 7 at 8 p.m. in MB 1055. Admission is free.

Information on all College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences (CLASS) cultural events is at

http://class.csueastbay.edu/Performances_and_Exhibitions.php

Individual contacts are:

C.E. Smith Museum of Anthropology, 510-885-7414, http://class.csueastbay.edu/anthropologymuseum/

Music Department, 510-885-3167, http://class.csueastbay.edu/music/

Theatre and Dance Department, 510-885-3118, tickets@csueastbay.edu, http://class.csueastbay.edu/theatre/

University Art Gallery, 510-885-3299, http://class.csueastbay.edu/artgallery/

CSUEB welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request. Please notify event sponsor at least two weeks in advance if accommodation is needed.

Parking on campus is $5 per day per vehicle, enforced at all times. Machines in lots E2, F, G, H, K and N take dollars and quarters.

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