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Music for the Moon: Symphonic Winds blew crowd away

Music for the Moon: Symphonic Winds blew crowd away

Carin Dorghalli

October 31, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Showcase

Conductor Royce Tevis led a band as they used instruments, along with wineglasses, to play songs pertaining to the moon, the event's theme. Staff and students came together to put on the Symphonic Winds Music for the Moon concert on October 29, 2015 in Harlen Adams Theatre. Soloing were Christine Buckstead,...

‘New Directions in Jazz’ jazzes up Harlen Adams Theatre

‘New Directions in Jazz’ jazzes up Harlen Adams Theatre

Carin Dorghalli

October 23, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia, Showcase, Video

Chico State’s Department of Music and Theatre put on the “New Directions in Jazz” concert in Harlen Adams Theatre Oct. 22. Rocky Winslow, who would have originally directed the concert, is out on medical leave because of a spine surgery he underwent in September. The Jazz X-Press club hopes...

Harlen Adams Theatre decks the halls

Harlen Adams Theatre decks the halls

December 10, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

For those not yet in the holiday spirit, there was no better way than to celebrate with the music and theater department at its scholarship fundraiser. This year's "Glorious Sounds of the Season" included many talented performers such as the wind ensemble, a cappella choir, chamber singers, Jazz X-Press, ...

Review: ‘The Rover’ just punny enough without overdoing it

Review: ‘The Rover’ just punny enough without overdoing it

Dana Muensterman

October 18, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

"The Rover" is absolutely hilarious. The play may have been a bit long for a Tuesday night showing, but I was laughing at almost every scene. The amount of puns that were incorporated into this play was astonishing, with a sly sense of sexuality and playfulness. When I entered the Harlen Adams Theatre, the sta...

‘Antigone’ thought-provoking, current despite age

‘Antigone’ thought-provoking, current despite age

Greta Gordon

March 7, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The action and drama of the Greek tragedy, "Antigone," plays with complex ideas of morality. When Chico State’s Department of Music and Theatre chose to stage a Greek tragedy they knew it would be unlike other shows they have done in the past. “Because we’re working in an education department, ...

Holiday cheer will fill Harlen Adams in annual concert-fundraiser

Holiday cheer will fill Harlen Adams in annual concert-fundraiser

Emma Wood-Wright

December 2, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico State's music and theater department will ignite holiday spirit during its fast-paced, joyous three-day concert that has become a seasonal staple in Chico."Glorious Sounds of the Season" will open 7:30 p.m. Friday, with a final matinee performance 2 p.m. Sunday.The fast-paced, 90-minute concert will fe...

Memorial expresses love for student musician through song

Memorial expresses love for student musician through song

Emma Wood-Wright

October 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Saxophone, trumpet, percussion, trombone, piano, guitar, bass and tambourine players gathered for a display of rhythmic love for Aaron Drange Friday night at Harlen Adams Theatre.Friends, family and professors shared stories in honor of Drange, a Chico State student who died in July, and played some ...

Music professor to be honored in 15th annual memorial concert

Music professor to be honored in 15th annual memorial concert

Emma Wood-Wright

October 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Six hours. That’s the amount of rehearsal time the Chico State Alumni and Friends Band has before performing in the 15th annual Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert with the Chico State Wind Ensemble. The concert, presented by Chico State School of the Arts, invites community members, former band ...

Ensemble to jazz up campus theatre

Ensemble to jazz up campus theatre

David Kahn

April 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico State School of the Arts presents the Jazz X-Press ensemble 7:30 p.m. April 25 in Harlen Adams Theatre.Led by Professor Rocky Winslow, director of jazz studies at Chico State, the Jazz X-Press will perform pieces by Thad Jones, Maria Schneider, Alan Broadbent and Anita Brown.The ensemble will be join...

Wind ensemble blows audience away

Wind ensemble blows audience away

David Kahn

April 13, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

From classical compositions to more contemporary works, Chico State's Wind Ensemble, conducted by Royce Tevis and featuring guest clarinetist Ryan Heimlich, displayed a level of incredible musical ability. The Chico State School of the Arts department of music and theatre presented the Symphonic Winds “Band-ology” performance Saturday night in Har...

Harlem Renaissance revived by rent party

Harlem Renaissance revived by rent party

Ashiah Scharaga

February 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The door reads "New York Times: Editor-In-Chief." When you cross the threshold, a luscious jazz melody that sounds both familiar and foreign fills your ears and the New York skyline catches your eye.Welcome to Chico State's ninth annual Harlem Renaissance Rent Party on the stage of Harlen Adams Theatre....

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