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Week of: Nov 23, 2014
Love, Revolution and the End of History at HSU »

Inspired by earth-shaking happenings of 1989 now being recalled in the media 25 years later, HSU students are creating a multi-media event, “The End of History,” in Gist Hall Theatre for two weekends beginning Thursday, December 4.

Riding the Range with HSU Symphonic Band »

The HSU Symphonic Band rides the range with John Williams’ movie music for “The Cowboys,” plus music based on English and Korean folk melodies, and three works featuring some unusual percussion at 8 p.m. Friday, December 5 in Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus.

Saturday Night with Calypso Band Dance Rhythms and Percussion Ensemble’s Metallic Rainforest »

HSU Calypso Band plays high-energy dance music from Trinidad, the World Percussion Group explores dance drumming from Ghana and the Percussion Ensemble performs two percussive classics, all on Saturday, December 6, starting at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Madrigals and Mad Jazz Jump-Start the Holidays »

HSU Madrigal Singers in costume jump-start the holiday season with their traditional program of madrigals and English folk songs, plus the Mad River Transit Singers perform jazz, be-bop and blues with a four piece backing band at 8 p.m. Sunday, December 7 in Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.

Week of: Nov 16, 2014
Stock Schlueter: Being Here »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, Being Here, a solo exhibit of landscape paintings by Stock Schlueter. Being Here opens Tuesday, November 25 and runs through Tuesday, December 23.

A Holiday Exhibition »

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery is pleased to present A Holiday Exhibition, featuring art by fifteen artists in diverse styles and mediums, November 25 through December 23.

First-Ever Play Staged by Humboldt State Returns to Minor Theatre »

The Minor Theatre and HSU Theatre will celebrate a historic event for Humboldt State University and the city of Arcata: a Double Centennial.

Week of: Nov 09, 2014
South of the Border with HSU Guitar Ensemble »

Tunes from Cuba, Mexico and the Andes, accompanied by bass, conga and flute highlight the HSU Guitar Ensemble performance of Central and South American music on Friday, November 14 in Fulkerson Recital Hall, with a guest appearance by soprano Elisabeth Harrington.

Sail Away with the Humboldt Bay Brass Band »

Sail away with the Humboldt Bay Brass Band in its 10th anniversary concert on Saturday, November 15, featuring music with a watery theme, and a Veterans Day segment that includes an unusual version of the Star Spangled Banner. A good maritime is guaranteed for all!

Jazz Combos Accent Originals »

The accent is on originality as four Jazz Combos perform at HSU on Sunday, November 16 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall, but jazz classics aren’t neglected.

Week of: Nov 02, 2014
Humorous and Heartfelt: HSU Opera Workshop Does Musical Theatre »

HSU Opera Workshop presents humorous and heartfelt solos, duets, and group scenes from musical theater for two performances, Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, Nov. 7 and 8 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Week of: Oct 26, 2014
Goudi’ni Gallery Features Onondaga/Micmac Artist Gail Tremblay and Karuk Artist Brian D. Tripp »

The Goudi’ni Native American Arts Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to view a new exhibition of art by Gail Tremblay and Brian D. Tripp. Gail Tremblay is a basket maker and poet from Olympia, Washington. Brian Tripp is a painter, poet, sculptor, and mixed media artist originally from the Humboldt coast. The exhibit opens Thursday, Nov. 6, with a free, public reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and continues until Dec. 4.

Week of: Oct 12, 2014
Ceramics Student Artists Collaborate on ‘Potluck’ Exhibition »

Humboldt State University’s Student Access Gallery hosts Potluck, a collaborative exhibition by seven exemplary ceramics students.

Week of: Oct 05, 2014
“Be Wise, Be Brave, Be Tricky” — The Musical Coraline On Stage at HSU »

Coraline, Neil Gaiman’s wondrous, funny and scary tale of a modern “Alice Through the Looking Glass” is a best-selling book and an animated film that children know and love. But as a fast-paced, unconventional musical it’s mostly unknown outside a few big cities, and has never been done by a university—until HSU’s production in the Van Duzer Theatre begins Thursday, Oct. 16 for two weekends.

Artists Respond to Questions About Truth and Lies in “Book of Lies” Art Exhibit »

HSU’s Reese Bullen Gallery presents Book of Lies, a project by conceptual artist Eugenia P. Butler (1947-2008) with works by 76 contributing artists. Conceived as a global conversation about truth and lies, Book of Lies is a book that is more than a book, a work of art made of other works of art that invites us into the intimate world of its creators, while considering universal questions of identity, reality, and existence. The exhibit opens on Thursday, Oct. 23 with a free, public reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and runs through Nov. 20.

Week of: Sep 28, 2014
Muddy Mic Night Supports Student Performers »

Humboldt State has come up with a new way for students to have fun—and express themselves—on Friday night.

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle Film Screenings »

To introduce four documentaries with new footage that explore the history of civil rights in America, the HSU Library will offer a series of screenings followed by facilitated discussions led by HSU faculty during the 2014 Campus Dialogue on Race, Nov. 3 – Nov. 7.

Week of: Sep 21, 2014
HSU Restages First Play Ever Performed by Humboldt State Students »

The first play ever produced by Humboldt State one hundred years ago is presented again, this time as a radio-style dramatization Oct. 3 and 4 in the Van Duzer Theatre.

HSU Restages First Play Ever Performed by Humboldt State Students »

The first play ever produced by Humboldt State 100 years ago is presented again, this time as a radio-style dramatization on October 3 and 4 in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Jazz Orchestra and Symphonic Band Share A Concert at HSU »

HSU Jazz Orchestra pays tribute to legendary composer and pianist Horace Silver, and the Symphonic Band plays lesser-known gems by classic 20th century composers in their shared concert on Saturday October 4 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Week of: Sep 14, 2014
Goudi’ni Gallery Exhibit Features Klamath/Modoc Artist Natalie Ball »

The Goudi’ni Native American Art Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to view mixed-media art in its latest exhibit, “Natalie Ball: Solidifying the Past with the Present.” The exhibit opens with a reception for the artist on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and runs through Oct. 18.

Pianist Jeremy Samolesky in HSU Guest Artist Concert »

Pianist Jeremy Samolesky performs a Prokofiev sonata and works by Bach and Chopin in a Guest Artist Concert at Humboldt State University on Saturday, September 27.

Week of: Sep 07, 2014
Humboldt Bay Landscape Painters »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents “Humboldt Bay Landscape Painters: Paintings by Andrew Daniel, Mimi LaPlant, Kathy O’Leary and Stock Schlueter” Sept. 30 to November 2. The exhibit is part of a series addressing Humboldt Bay, the second largest enclosed bay in California.

Week of: Aug 31, 2014
A Negotiable Utopia: The Humboldt Bay Project »

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents, “A Negotiable Utopia: The Humboldt Bay Project.” The exhibition features six observational documentary videos and accompanying essays by interdisciplinary artist Cynthia Hooper and a monumental, to-scale, sculptural, Humboldt Bay model by ceramic artist Mary Mallahan. This multimedia exhibition explores the physical and cultural geography of Humboldt Bay—California’s second largest estuary. The exhibition will be on display starting September 30, running through November 2.

Annual Humboldt State Faculty and Staff Art Exhibit »

Humboldt State University presents the annual Art Department Faculty and Staff Exhibition Sept. 11 through October 4 at the Reese Bullen Gallery on campus. An opening reception for the artists will be held Sept. 11 from 4-6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Music Faculty Collaborate in Annual Welcome Concert »

HSU Music faculty members perform in their annual Welcome Concert to celebrate the new school year 5 p.m. Saturday, September 6 in Fulkerson Recital Hall. The planned program includes jazz, percussion, original compositions and a tango ballet as well as pieces by Bach, Brahms and Dvorak and will be followed by a reception in the Music Lobby.

Week of: Jun 22, 2014
Joan Gold: A Joyful Eighty at HSU First Street Gallery »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, A Joyful Eighty, a large collection of new paintings by artist Joan Gold, which will be on display July 5 through September 7. Gold’s exhibit will occupy both rooms at the gallery, affording visitors a comprehensive experience of the artist’s work at this stage in her eightieth year.

Week of: Apr 27, 2014
AM Jazz Band Gets Bluesy »

The AM Jazz Band gets bluesy for their concert on Thursday, May 8 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Humboldt Symphony Features Concerto Competition Winner »

Humboldt Symphony performs Alexander Borodin’s most popular symphony, plus Grieg’s piano concerto and a festive work by Spanish composer Joaquin Turina in two concerts at HSU, Friday evening May 9 and Sunday afternoon May 11 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

From the Duke to Britney with HSU Jazz Orchestra »

HSU Jazz Orchestra plays a Duke Ellington classic, a brand new arrangement of Horace Silver’s “Peace,” and a Britney Spears tango in Spanish. Sort of. It all happens Saturday, May 10 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Happy Trails To You! Humboldt Chorale and University Singers in Last Concert of the Year »

The Humboldt Chorale ends the final concert of this school year by singing “Happy Trails” and other cowboy songs, most with a Humboldt County connection, in their shared concert with HSU University Singers beginning at 8 p.m. on Sunday May 11.

Week of: Apr 20, 2014
Two Rhythmic Premieres with Calypso Band and Percussion Ensemble »

The Humboldt State Calypso Band has been around for 28 years, but has never performed a full-length piece composed by one of its own members. At least not until Saturday May 3 at the Van Duzer Theatre.

From the Renaissance to the blues with the HSU Symphonic Band »

The HSU Symphonic Band follows the centuries from the Renaissance to the blues in its spring concert on Friday May 2 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

From Dowland to a cappella jazz with Madrigal and MRT Singers »

Madrigal Singers highlight songs of John Dowland and Mad River Transit adds a cappella jazz to its offerings in a shared spring concert on Sunday May 4 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Week of: Apr 06, 2014
HSU’s 2014 Graduates Exhibit Their Art »

The “2014 Art Graduates Exhibition, on display in the Reese Bullen Gallery April 24 through May 17, showcases the work of current students receiving art degrees from HSU and concludes the gallery’s Humboldt State University Centennial Year Exhibition Series. A public reception and brief awards ceremony will take place Thursday, April 24 from 5-7 p.m. A closing reception will held be May 17 following the HSU College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Commencement Ceremony.

Traveling Native Exhibit Visits Humboldt State »

Filled with historic and contemporary photographs, food specimens, memoirs, and recipes, baskets, and other artifacts, “Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider: A California Indian Feast” is a new statewide traveling exhibition from the Grace Hudson Museum and Exhibit Envoy. Included in this exhibit are artifacts from Native Tribes in Humboldt County and throughout California. Humboldt State University in conjunction with the Art Department’s Museum and Gallery Practices Class invites the community to attend the opening reception on Thursday, April 17 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrating Century of Creativity with Composers Centennial Concert »

The HSU Music Department celebrates 100 years of the university as crucible of creativity with compositions by HSU faculty, staff and alumni in the Composers Centennial Concert Friday, April 25.

Jazz Combos at Fulkerson: Traditional and Unusual »

With instrumental lineups both traditional and unusual, four HSU Jazz combos perform classic and contemporary tunes plus their own originals April 19 at 7 p.m.

Stringing the Continents Together with the HSU Guitar Ensemble »

HSU’s Guitar Ensemble continues this year’s world music tour with tunes from all seven continents (sort of) in their spring concert April 18 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

First Actresses Ever Are “Playhouse Creatures” at HSU »

Confronted by Puritan disapproval and royal lust, they pioneered a new profession as the first women actors ever to appear on the English stage. Their story is told in “Playhouse Creatures,” performed for two weekends at HSU beginning April 24.

Week of: Mar 30, 2014
San Francisco Rising Stars at HSU »

San Francisco’s popular Farallon Quintet showcases the clarinet of rising star Natalie Parker in concert at HSU on Monday April 7.

Getting Physical in Spring Dance Concert at HSU »

Whether it’s Alice in Wonderland or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, the dynamics of a relationship or of deflecting molecules, it’s dance that can give them physical reality.

Week of: Mar 23, 2014
Legends of Brass with the Humboldt Bay Brass Band »

With the brass band classic “California Legends” as its centerpiece, the Humboldt Bay Brass Band’s April 5 concert continues its romp through musical history during Humboldt State’s centennial year.

HSU Hosts California Big Time on April 5 »

Humboldt State University will host its seventh annual California Big Time and Social Gathering on Saturday, Apr. 5 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the West Gym.

Week of: Mar 16, 2014
HSU Opera Workshop’s Musical Discoveries »

Audiences for this spring’s HSU Opera Workshop concerts on March 28 and 29 will be among the first to experience recently rediscovered music from Portugal, including excerpts from a satirical opera never before heard on the West Coast.

Laughter in Darkness: Paintings by Seana Burden, Jeff Jordan and Jesse Wiedel »

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents, Laughter in Darkness, a group exhibition featuring paintings by Seana Burden, Jeff Jordan and Jesse Wiedel. All three artists currently reside on California’s North Coast.

The Spider and the Fly: Works by Gail Wight »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, The Spider and the Fly, a collection of prints and mixed media drawings by artist Gail Wight on display April 1 to May 18. Currently a Professor of Art at Stanford University, Wight’s work has earned her national and international recognition in solo and group exhibitions.

Week of: Feb 23, 2014
HSU Battle of the Orchestras on March 8 »

The Humboldt Symphony plays jazz, the HSU Jazz Orchestra plays classical, and together they play an orchestral work by Duke Ellington: is it blurring musical boundaries or HSU’s orchestra slam? You be the judge at Fulkerson Recital Hall on Saturday March 8.

California Environmental Legacy Project Screens National PBS Film at HSU »

Humboldt State University will host a free public screening of “Becoming California” a public television documentary exploring man’s relationship with the environment 7 p.m. March 8 in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Week of: Feb 16, 2014
At HSU, Award-Winning Drama Explores Unconscious Bias »

It’s an ordinary autumn day at Belmont College. But when a black student reports a racial hate note pinned to his dormitory room door, everything starts to spin out of control.

Chilean Movies Anchor Latino Film Festival »

A trio of Chilean movies will be screened at the 16th annual International Latino Film Festival, cosponsored by Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods, Tuesday through Thursday, March 4-6, at the Minor Theatre in Arcata.

Week of: Feb 09, 2014
“Through the Eyes of an Eagle” Exhibit Encourages Children to Make Healthy Choices »

The Goudi’ni Native American Art Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to view original watercolors from books illustrated by Native American artists, Patrick Rolo (Bad River Ban of Ojibwe, Wisconsin) and Lisa A. Fifield (Oneida Tribe, Wisconsin).

East Meets West in Fortuna Duo Concert at HSU »

According to two Fortuna musicians, the place that East meets West is Highway 101. On Saturday February 22, East and West will meet musically when their duo, Silk Road Junction 101, performs at Humboldt State’s Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Week of: Feb 02, 2014
“Ten Years Out” Exhibit Features Works By HSU Art Department Alumni »

In celebration of Humboldt State University’s centennial year, the Reese Bullen Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to an exhibition celebrating the return of seven HSU alumni artists and their achievements a decade after graduation.

Week of: Jan 26, 2014
HSU Music Students Perform in Annual Honors Recital »

A Bach partita, an Offenbach aria, a composition for marimba and John Cage sonatas are among the musical selections on the program for the 2014 HSU music student Honors Recital Friday, February 7 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Good Vibes at HSU with Vibraphonist Ted Piltzecker »

Renowned jazz vibraphonist and composer Ted Piltzecker comes to Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU for a solo performance on Saturday, February 8.

HSU Showcases Groundbreaking Films from California Legacy Project »

Humboldt State University will screen two films produced for the California Environmental Legacy Project—a statewide multimedia initiative designed to raise public awareness about environmental change in California—Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Week of: Jan 19, 2014
Nightwatch: Works by Ellen Garvens »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, Nightwatch, a collection of mixed media works and photographs by Seattle artist Ellen Garvens on display January 31 through March 2. Currently a professor of art at the University of Washington in Seattle, Garvens’ work has earned her national and international acclaim in solo and group exhibitions.

The Universe Unfolded Works by Ananda Oliveri »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, The Universe Unfolded, an exhibition of art featuring a variety of mixed media works by Ananda Oliveri. The exhibition will run from January 31st through March 2, 2014.

Week of: Dec 15, 2013
A Look Back at Fall 2013 »

Fall 2013 was a big semester for Humboldt State: the university kicked-off its Centennial year with an unforgettable celebration on the Plaza; HSU students, faculty and staff made their mark both on- and off-campus and the university continued to expand its academic offerings with new programs and majors in a variety of disciplines. From student achievements to university milestones, here are some of the highlights of Fall 2013.

Week of: Dec 08, 2013
Humboldt Symphony Performs The Nutcracker Suite »

In its only concert this December, the Humboldt Symphony performs a holiday favorite, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite on Sunday December 15 at 3 p.m. in the Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Blurring Boundaries with HSU Jazz Orchestra »

HSU Jazz Orchestra blurs musical boundaries from country to Cuban pop, plus big band jazz classics on Saturday, December 14 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Ceremonies and Carols with University Singers and Humboldt Chorale »

HSU University Singers capture the holiday spirit with Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and the Humboldt Chorale sings a liturgical work in their shared concert on Sunday, December 15 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Week of: Dec 01, 2013
HSU Symphonic Band Features Guest Conductor »

A guest conductor for a wind band masterwork highlights the HSU Symphonic Band concert on Friday, December 6 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Oops! Can’t Miss Percussion and Calypso Concert at HSU »

HSU Percussion Ensemble presents the North Coast premiere of “Oops,” the World Percussion Group pounds out exciting rhythms of the Brazilian Samba and the HSU Calypso Band does their Caribbean thing on Saturday, December 7 in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Madrigal Singers and MRT Give Voice to Winter Holidays »

HSU’s 22-member Madrigal Singers perform their annual winter holiday concert in period costume, with the Mad River Transit jazz singers on Sunday, December 8 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Glass, Color and Light: Paintings by Demetri Mitsanas »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents “Glass, Color, and Light,” a solo exhibition by painter and Art Professor Emeritus Demetri Mitsanas on display through December 23rd. The exhibition features mixed media paintings of colorful still lifes that depict colored glassware and explore the relationship between light, color, and the transparent nature of glass.

Ceramic Invitational at First Street Gallery »

Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents “A Ceramic Invitational Exhibition,” featuring artwork by nine North Coast artists through December 23rd. The show is a fundraiser for the gallery, which features a broad selection of affordable, high quality ceramic pieces and paintings suitable for holiday gifts.

Double Play of Jazz at HSU »

HSU turns a double play of jazz with ensemble concerts on Thursday, December 12 and Saturday, December 14 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

HSU Large Ensembles Celebrate Centennial and the Holidays »

It’s a big weekend for large ensembles at HSU with three events, beginning with a Centennial Concert on Friday December 13 in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Fall Art & Artisans Fair Features Student Artwork »

Humboldt State University’s Reese Bullen Gallery presents its annual Fall Art and Artisans Fair in the Reese Bullen Gallery on Wednesday, December 11, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday, December 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Week of: Nov 10, 2013
A Full Night of Jazz Combos »

It’s a full night of small group classic jazz and originals as two different sets of HSU Jazz Combos perform in separate shows on Saturday November 16 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. in the Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.

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