The Orion

Chico World Music Festival delivers stellar performances

Shoji Kameda throat sings, Masato Baba hits the taiko and Eien Hunter plays the drums in On Ensemble. The group entertained Chico residents at the 21st annual Chico World Music Festival. Photo credit: John Domogma

Jake Hutchison

September 14, 2014

[metaslider id=34584] Photographs courtesy of John Domogma Chico Performances' 21st annual Chico World Music Festival brought artists from across the globe together for one epic multicultural event. [View the story "Chico World Music Festival wows audiences " on Storify]     Fe...

Guitar Ensemble delivers refreshing take on classical guitar

Photo Courtesy of School of the Arts and Joe Paul DiMaggio.

Tobin Roye, faculty member and guitarist, is the leader of Chico State’s Guitar Ensemble.

Sarah Scharf

May 3, 2014

When most people think of classical music, they think of orchestras with many different instruments and perhaps piano or organ music. But on Friday night, talented classical guitar students wowed the audience with melodies using only guitars and some light percussion in "Camaieu." The show started at 7:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall and the Chico State...

Benefit features musically talented faculty, students

Natalya Shkoda, coordinator of
keyboard studies. Photo Courtesy of School of The Arts and Joe Paul DiMaggio.

David Kahn

April 23, 2014

Chico State School of The Arts presents "88 Keys at Chico State" at 7:30 p.m. April 26 in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall.Featuring both students and faculty performing solo and ensemble pieces, the evening of classical piano music raises funds to support the Chico State keyboard program. Natalya Shkoda, co...

Quick on his keys: Competition-winning pianist Q&A

Jason Kim competed at the 2014Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke Prize in Piano Performance Competition April 5 at the Performing Arts Center. Photo credit: Shayla Ramos

April 6, 2014

Jason Kim, a senior from Westview High School in San Diego, came to Chico State's Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall on Saturday with three other California pianists to compete for $2,000 in the 16th annual Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke Prize in Piano Performance Competition. The Orion chatted with Kim, the first place winner, about what he loves a...

Professor lectures on 16th century royalty

Jason Nice, history professor at Chico State, lectured on the Tudor family traditions and their representation in history. Photo credit: Shannon Miller

Michael Quiring

March 27, 2014

The recital hall was very calm as many in attendance waited to be informed on the historical importance of the Tudors and the infamous Hampton Court Palace.Jason Nice, Chico State history professor, presented the special event Tudor Memories: 500 Years of Commemoration at Hampton Court Palace Wednesday night in Rowland-Taylor Recital Ha...

Symposium closes with silent film score

Professor David Dvorin, artistic director of the New Music Symposium, composed and performed a live score for the film

Veronica Hodur

March 2, 2014

The silent era of film was revolutionary, and the New Music Symposium revived the tradition. David Dvorin, the artistic director of the New Music Symposium, composed the new score behind the silent film "The Golem." He had a specific idea to get across during the final event of Saturday night's symposium in Rowland-Taylor Rec...

Composers present new works at student symposium

Michael Quiring

February 28, 2014

The auditorium was filled with chatter as the audience sat anticipating the beginning of the musical showcase. The Chico State School of Arts and Student Composers Forum hosted the opening of the New Music Symposium series at the Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall Thursday night. The event, which was the first of three, featured a variety of student comp...

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