The Orion

Orchestra to jazz up Laxson Auditorium

Orchestra to jazz up Laxson Auditorium

David Kahn

March 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances welcomes the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at 7:30 p.m. March 12 in Laxson Auditorium. The orchestra was founded in 1988 and currently consists of 15 of the most talented jazz ensemble players and soloists of our day. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra serves as the resi...

Russian orchestra brings repertoire to Chico

Russian orchestra brings repertoire to Chico

David Kahn

March 4, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances welcomes the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin to Laxson Auditorium March 11 at 7:30 p.m.The concert will consist of performances of Mozart’s "Divertimento in D," Schoenberg’s "Verklaerte Nacht," and Schubert’s "Death and the Maiden."The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin was founded in Moscow in...

Ranting comedian stops in Chico for stand-up

Ranting comedian stops in Chico for stand-up

David Kahn

February 27, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances presents comedian Lewis Black's spring 2014 tour, "The Rant is Due," at 7:30 p.m. March 8 at Laxson Auditorium.Black's distinctive comedy style of outrage and vitriol has established him as one of the most well-known comedians working today. As a comedian, he is able to provoke audiences to...

Wild comedy brings late-night laughter to campus

Wild comedy brings late-night laughter to campus

David Kahn

February 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

"What did the father buffalo say to the younger buffalo?" said Deanna Jarquin, charismatic co-host for the event. "Bison!" With this delightfully groan-inducing pun, the evening's activities were underway. Chico State's Cross-Cultural Leadership Center hosted Wild Cat'N Out Friday evening in Selvester 100. Theshow, based on ...

Vocal jazz quartet to groove at Laxson Auditorium

Vocal jazz quartet to groove at Laxson Auditorium

David Kahn

February 19, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances presents The Manhattan Transfer, a distinguished vocal quartet known for their impressive array of styles, including: jazz, pop, doo-wop, soul and "vocalese," a style incorporating instrumental jazz pieces that have been refreshed and given vocals.The album "Vocalese" gained a remarkable 12 Gram...

Bagpipe player to perform on campus

Bagpipe player to perform on campus

David Kahn

February 18, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances will present a night of thrilling cross-cultural music with Carlos Nunez at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Laxson Auditorium. Nunez grew up in Galicia, in northern Spain, and began playing the Galician bagpipes at 8 years old and fell in love, he said. Galicia has a strong Celtic history, which i...

Prepare to be seduced by The Graduate

Prepare to be seduced by The Graduate

David Kahn

February 13, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Come witness the show American Theater Magazine calls “Original, exciting and highly theatrical.” L.A. Theater Works and Chico Performances present The Graduate, a live radio theater event at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20.Based on the 1963 novel by Charles Webb and the 1967 film by the same name,...

Theater students offer advice on preparing for auditions

Emma Wood-Wright

January 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When senior theater arts major David Kahn hears the word "audition," two emotions plague his body: nervousness and excitement. "Even after doing it for years, it's still nerve-wracking," Kahn said.As the theater department holds auditions for this semester's two productions, "Spamalot" and "Creation Stories",...

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