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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

Chapman University Singers to tour SF Bay Area Free concerts at various locations beginning January 19

January 11, 2016 by | Music

Chapman University’s acclaimed University Singers group is preparing to launch it’s annual concert tour next week, with plans to give four free, public concerts in Northern California beginning January 19 through January 24. Upon return to Orange County, a special Post-Tour Concert will be held on February 5 on the Chapman campus. Tickets for the

Remembering Chapman’s former director of choral music, Sheldon Disrud

January 4, 2016 by Dawn Bonker | CoPA News

Sheldon Disrud, an early director of choral music who helped many Chapman University alumni land singing jobs at Disneyland and launch music education careers, has died. Disrud passed away Dec. 13 in Fullerton, Calif. He was 91. Disrud was among the first faculty who joined Chapman when it moved to the City of Orange in

Memory and Water in “Eurydice” Show opens November 12, 2015 in Waltmar Theatre

October 22, 2015 by Rose Mackenzie & Katie Dumas | Theatre

The Orpheus myth, upon which Eurydice is based, is an exploration of grief. Playwright Sarah Ruhl centralizes Eurydice herself and her experience in the Underworld, bringing forth the connections between grief, water, and memory. A truism about water: one can never step into the same river, experience, love, or loss the same way twice. Does

C.A.S.T. Dares to Imagine USDAC enlists "citizen artists and emissaries of the future"

October 15, 2015 by Monica Furman, BFA Theatre Performance '17 | Theatre

Imagine if, for a moment, there was a US bureau that catered specifically to instigating imaginative and creative thinking — maybe even federally funded arts initiatives. That is the premise behind the United States Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC). Although not a formally realized department (yet), this people-powered national NGO (non-governmental organization) aims to

Join the Conversation: Twenty Years of “Rent” Free symposia offered for October 8th and 9th shows

September 28, 2015 by | Theatre

Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical Rent opens on Chapman University’s Waltmar Theatre stage this week on Thursday, October 1. In honor of the show’s twenty-year anniversary, the Department of Theatre has planned two special, free symposia on October 8th and 9th for audiences interested in enhancing their experience and understanding of the production. On