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Guest Artist in Recital: Thomas Hooten, Principal Trumpet of LA Philharmonic

October 17, 2014 by

The Principal Trumpet of Los Angeles Philharmonic, Thomas Hooten will give a solo recital collaborating with Dr. Janice Park, Chapman Piano Faculty.  Program to include Sonata by Halsey Stevens, Trumpet Concerto by F. J. Haydn, Legend by Georges Enesco along with works by Carl Hohne, Bruce Broughton, and Geoffrey Robbins. October 21 8pm Salmon Rectial

Violinist Uematsu ’13 Makes NY Recital Debut

October 8, 2014 by

Chapman University alumna, violinist and former Temianka Scholar Emily Uematsu ’13 will perform her debut recital at the Steinway Hall in New York, NY, on October 28 at 3:00 p.m. The performance is sponsored by the Jascha Heifetz Society and includes accompaniment by pianist Evan Solomon. Program to include works by Beethoven, Ysaye, Rochberg, Sarasate,

Experience the Glory of French Grand Opera

October 7, 2014 by

French grand opera, like a modern day Hollywood spectacle, is opera on an epic scale. Born in the 19th century from a handful of Italian and German expatriates living in France, the genre incorporates elaborate scenery and costumes, ballet, an extensive cast, and symphonic accompaniment. It is the “super-sizing” of the art form and enjoyed widespread popularity

Genevieve Carson ’07 Named Next LACDC Artistic Director

October 3, 2014 by

Genevieve Carson (B.F.A. Dance Performance ’07) was recently announced as the next Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company (LACDC), beginning January 2016. Carson’s first season of programming begins in September 2016. She has been a member of LACDC since 2009 and has choreographed a number of original works for the company, including

“Hot Mikado” Opens October 2

October 1, 2014 by

The Chapman University Department of Theatre presents the musical Hot Mikado October 2-4 and 9-11, 2014 in the Waltmar Theatre. This production is based on the Gilbert & Sullivan original, The Mikado, and stays true to the story and songs, but is set in a 1940s jazz club for a contemporary appeal. Shows begin at 7:30

Check out “Noh” on the Fringe

June 13, 2014 by

Associate Professor of Theatre Tamiko Washington and Chapman alumni from the Actors Circle Ensemble bring “A Night of Noh Theatre” to the Hollywood Fringe Festival for five performances only: Sunday, June 8, 2014 – 5:30pm Saturday, June 14, 2014 – 7:00pm Friday, June 20, 2014 – 11:30pm Saturday, June 22, 2014 – 5:30pm Sunday, June

Music Alumnus chosen as OPERA America Leadership Intensive Participant

May 20, 2014 by

Benjamin Makino ’00 has been nominated for the 2014 Leadership Intensive program from OPERA America, the national nonprofit service organization for opera.  One of fourteen participants, these future industry leaders were chosen through a competitive selection process that focused on proven leadership and potential for significant contributions to the opera field throughout their careers.  As

Music Alumna Debuts with Florentine Opera

December 5, 2013 by

Erin Gonzalez ’08 will be making her Florentine Opera debut in Milwaukee, WI as Flora Bervoix in Verdi’s La Traviata in November.  She is the mezzo studio artist for the 2013-2014 season, a nine month residency. In addition, she will be performing Nireno in Giulio Cesare, chorus in La Boheme, Pinocchio in Pinocchio (an educational touring opera), and will be featured in the

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