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Chapman’s Becker Recalls Pacific Symphony Growth

November 3, 2014 by

In the November 2014 issue of Pacific Symphony’s Soundwave, Chapman University’s Director of String Studies Robert Becker reflects on his history with the symphony as Principal Violist, the evolution of the organization from a local group with just a few concerts per year to a major music powerhouse of international acclaim, and his unwavering passion for his craft.

Come. Hear. Chapman.

October 29, 2014 by

The Chapman Orchestra performs Saturday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Conducted by Daniel Alfred Wachs, the evening features Prokofiev – Violin Concerto No. 1 and Vaughan Williams – Symphony No. 5 with Chloé Tardif, ’16, winner of the Instrumental & Vocal Competition. Tickets are $15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students. To

Prof. Don Guy Returns from “Masters of Illusion: Live!” Tour

October 21, 2014 by

Don Guy, Assistant Professor of Entertainment Technology, recently served as lighting designer/director for Masters of Illusion Live – Believe the Impossible!  Based on the hit TV series Masters of Illusion, this live stage production played to sold-out theaters in Minnesota, Washington DC, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. The 2014-2015 tour features award-winning magicians:

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

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