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Classical pianist to ‘tear roof off’ Laxson Auditorium

Classical pianist to ‘tear roof off’ Laxson Auditorium

Michael Quiring

September 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

One of the most interesting and intuitive pianists of the decade will make his debut Chico performance 2 p.m. Sunday at Laxson Auditorium. Chico is the first stop on classical pianist Alpin Hong's fall tour, during which he will premiere work from his upcoming album "Myths and Legends." Hong, who is renowned for the energy...

North State Symphony to kick off ‘Season of Discovery’

North State Symphony to kick off ‘Season of Discovery’

Michael Quiring

September 13, 2014


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Embark on a night of classical music with one of the most renowned symphonies in Northern California. The North State Symphony will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Laxson Auditorium. The show's conductor Christian Baldini will lead a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall. This performance will be the first of four during this...

Acrobats to twist, tumble into Laxson Auditorium

Acrobats to twist, tumble into Laxson Auditorium

Kristen Moran

September 10, 2014


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The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China's show "Cirque Peking" was inspired by the troupe's mascot, said Zhou Zhongtao, troupe director. “(The) mascot of our troupe is a phoenix," Zhongtao said. "Bird in search of light." The troupe, one of the most acclaimed acrobatic tr...

Fiddle ensemble delivers traditional energy

Fiddle ensemble delivers traditional energy

David Kahn

April 3, 2014


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Chico Performances welcomes the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers at 7:30 p.m. April 10 at Laxson Auditorium.Combining the traditional Scottish sound of fiddles with pipes, guitars, piano and percussion, the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers deliver a show that is at once beautiful and rousing. Formed i...

Dance meets gymnastics with dynamic group

Dance meets gymnastics with dynamic group

David Kahn

March 18, 2014


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Chico Performances presents Diavolo: Thrilling Gymnastics and Dance, a group that defines themselves as "a distinct style of architecture in motion." The gymnasts and dancers will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. March 25 in Laxson Auditorium.Diavolo Dance Theater was founded in 1992 by Jacques Heim, a graduate of Cal...

Jazz orchestra brings soul, blues

Jazz orchestra brings soul, blues

Michael Quiring

March 13, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

A very busy crowd was out for a night of jazz, despite the event resting upon the middle of the work week.Presented by Chico Performances, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis gave a Chico audience one hell of a jazz performance Wednesday night at Laxson Auditorium. The jazz orchestra is wor...

Orchestra to jazz up Laxson Auditorium

Orchestra to jazz up Laxson Auditorium

David Kahn

March 5, 2014


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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


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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


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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...

Vocal jazz quartet to groove at Laxson Auditorium

Vocal jazz quartet to groove at Laxson Auditorium

David Kahn

February 19, 2014


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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


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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...

True Blues shows Chico the real deal

True Blues shows Chico the real deal

Sarah Scharf

February 14, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

With the multitude of electronically produced music blasting from every radio station these days, it's quite a breath of fresh air to experience raw, simplified music that's anything but simple. The talented musicians of True Blues took the stage on Thursday night at Laxson Auditorium.Corey Harris opened the show by introducing Guy Davis as the first act of th...

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