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The Minetti Quartett receives applause just before intermission. Photo credit: Mitchell Kret

Minetti Quartett plays ‘the zest for life’ during Chico visit

Mitchell Kret // March 26, 2019

The Minetti Quartett visited Chico in Zingg Recital Hall during their tour across the Western U.S. Sunday, March 24. The Austrian string quartet played three collections of music by Haydn, Shostakovich...

The audience enjoys a quintet Serenata in Zingg Recital Hall on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 10, 2019. The arrangement included string and horn accompaniments. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Mid-Century classical music inspires modern musings

Olyvia Simpson // February 12, 2019

The 19th and 20th centuries were brought back to life for a couple of hours through the joyful concert music of composers like Alfredo Casella and Erwin Schulhoff on Sunday afternoon. The "Mid-Century...

Terrie Baune, John Chernoff and Dan Nebel perform Horn Trio in E Flat major. “The horn isn’t typically an accompaniment of piano and violin,” Nebel said, but the French Horn addition enhanced the composition of the piece. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

‘Astronomic’ chamber music by Brahms serenades

Olyvia Simpson // January 29, 2019

There were many events happening on and around campus Saturday night. But the melodious tune from the trickling of piano keys and plucking of violin strings from within the Zingg Recital Hall of the Arts...

The advanced orchestra plays during the Going for Baroque concert on Friday night. Photo credit: Matthew Vacca

Classical celebration captivates with young talent

Michael Quiring // March 9, 2014

Loud whispers filled the Presbyterian Church as many in attendance patiently waited for the stunning showcase of young musical talent.The Butte County Branch of the Music Teachers' Association of California...

Professor David Dvorin, artistic director of the New Music Symposium, composed and performed a live score for the film The Golem to close the symposium Saturday night. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Symposium closes with silent film score

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...

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