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Opera Chapman presents “Kurt Weill after Dark – A Cabaret-style Review”

October 18, 2016 by Veronica Kompalic | CoPA News

This weekend October 21-23, Opera Chapman will perform selections from  two of Kurt Weill’s masterworks at Musco Center for the Arts. The show consists of a compilation of arias and duets from Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny) and Street Scene, two of Weill’s masterpieces, performed in the

Department of Theatre presents timely repertory productions "Good Kids" and "Dog Sees God" open this week in the Studio Theatre

October 10, 2016 by | CoPA News

This week, the Department of Theatre opens with two repertory productions focused on timely issues that are found in today’s headlines and faced by today’s youth. Good Kids by Naomi Iizuka, directed by James Gardner, and Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V. Royal, directed by Nanci Ruby, begin an alternating schedule October 11 through

John Benitz appointed Chair for Department of Theatre

June 28, 2016 by | CoPA News

Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts announced Professor John B. Benitz has been appointed the new chairperson for the Department of Theatre, effective immediately. Benitz shared the department chair responsibility in the 2015-16 academic year with Professor Don Guy as the department transitioned from the leadership of Dr. Nina LeNoir who held the position from

CoPA music student’s study-abroad research to focus on South African melodies

June 15, 2016 by Robyn Norwood | CoPA News

Clarinetist Taylor Kunkel ’18 doesn’t know what she might see – or hear – during five months studying at the University of Cape Town in South Africa beginning in July. What she does know is she’ll be bringing recordings of the melodies of another continent home to Chapman University as she seeks to expand the

Alumni choir and soloists to perform at March 19 Musco Center opening

March 10, 2016 by | CoPA News

A truly happy homecoming awaits for nearly 80 Chapman University alumni who have been invited to perform in the Grand Opening concert in Musco Center of the Arts on March 19, 2016. The group spans seven decades of Chapman history and includes Musco grandson Alex David ’09 as emcee, a 70-voice chorus, and eight exciting and accomplished soloists:

Actor David Prather, CU’s Louise Thomas perform “Under the Concord Sky” Feb. 10 Interplay 2016: American Visions, American Voices

February 8, 2016 by | CoPA News

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, Chapman University’s Interplay 2016 Festival presents Under the Concord Sky, an original drama that brings to life Charles Ives, the irascible and completely original American composer whose groundbreaking works forever changed the musical landscape. Memories and musings of the iconoclastic Ives are performed by actor David Prather, while Chapman’s own Louise Thomas performs

New Horizons Concert Series Begins February 11 Leading contemporary soloists and ensembles coming to Chapman February - April 2016

January 22, 2016 by | Music

Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music is pleased to announce the 2016 New Horizons Concert Series, which features performances by six leading contemporary music soloists and ensembles. All six concert events take place in Salmon Recital Hall and begin at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission; $5 senior citizens and non-Chapman students; and free for the

CU Singers Perform Post-Tour Concert February 5

January 22, 2016 by | Music

Fresh from their Northern California tour which wraps up at the end of January, the Chapman University Singers will give a post-tour concert on February 5, 2016 in Fish Interfaith Center’s Wallace All Faiths Chapel at 7:30pm. The 33-voice choir will present selections from their tour repertoire including Renaissance works of Anerio and Monteverdi, Romantic compositions by

SoCal Pianist Ning An to Perform February 2

January 22, 2016 by | Music

Southern California pianist Ning An (安寧) will perform on Tuesday, February 2 in Salmon Recital Hall. The program includes Chopin’s four Ballades, Schumann’s Arabesque, and Listz’s B Minor Sonata. This is an opportunity to hear a musician hailed as one who “combines a flawless technique and mastery of the instrument with an expressive power that is