Plan your night out with Arts & Entertainment at Humboldt State.
How does a crazed family reunite to celebrate Christmas? This play’s title suggests an answer: Some Assembly Required. It’s a holiday human comedy opening Dec. 1 for two weekends at HSU.
Audiences will enjoy a military symphony conducted by the new director of the HSU Marching Lumberjacks, a virtuoso percussion solo, an Italian march and a Chorale and Alleluia by a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer: all in one eclectic concert by the HSU Symphonic Band on Friday, Dec. 2.
It’s an all-percussion concert in the Van Duzer Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 3, with world rhythms and a U.S. steelband premiere.
It’s a holiday tradition: Beginning with “Fanfare For Christmas Day,” the HSU Madrigal Singers present their annual holiday program of Renaissance madrigals and songs on Sunday, Dec. 4 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Humboldt State University First Street Gallery is pleased to present A Regional Holiday Exhibition, which will open on Nov. 29 and will continue through Dec. 23. Featured in the show will be artwork by 32 artists from California’s North Coast, who work in diverse styles and mediums.
The HSU Art Department invites the community to its Fall Art and Artisans Fair featuring the Printmaking Club, Jewelry Club and a variety of Art Department artists selling prints, paintings, photographs, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and more.
Brass bands and Veterans Day seem to naturally go together, so the Humboldt Bay Brass Band highlights the connection in its concerts on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11 and 12 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Four jazz combos offer a variety of styles from modern mainstream to Gypsy Jazz at the Fulkerson Recital Hall on Sunday, Nov. 13.
CenterArts presents Canadian Brass: Holiday Concert on Thursday December 15, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.
CenterArts presents Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.
CenterArts presents Jake Shimabukuro on Friday, December 2, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.
Humboldt Symphony sails with the HMS Pinafore in its fall concert on Nov. 4 in the Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Chroma: Paintings and Works on Paper by Tina Rousselot, is in its final week of exhibition at Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery in Old Town, Eureka. The exhibit will run through Nov. 6.
The exhibit, Paintings by Leslie Kenneth Price, is in its final week of exhibition at Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery in Old Town, Eureka. First Street Gallery has been honored to present the collection of artist Leslie Price’s recent work from his Veil series. The exhibit will run through Nov. 6.
Student Access Galleries presents three new student exhibitions in three galleries. All shows will be exhibiting from November 14, 2011 until December 11th, 2011 on the HSU campus.
CenterArts Presents David Sedaris on Monday, November 14, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.
CenterArts presents They Might Be Giants with special guest Jonathan Coulton on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.
CenterArts Presents Wynonna on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.
CenterArts Presents The Trey McIntyre Project on Wednesday November 9, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.
The Redwood Jazz Alliance proudly presents Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom on Sunday, October 30 at 8 p.m. in HSU’s Kate Buchanan Room. The band includes Humboldt County native Jenny Scheinman on violin.
The Humboldt State University Reese Bullen Gallery hosts guest artists, Ralph Wiegmann and Suzanne Truman, a couple collaborating in the exploration of the various complexities of natural landscapes.
Student Access Galleries presents three new student exhibitions in three galleries. All shows will be exhibiting from Oct. 16, 2011 until Nov. 12, 2011 on the HSU campus.
AS Presents Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at 10:00 p.m. in the Depot, HSU.
AS Presents Wild Flag & Drew Grow & The Pastor’s Wives on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 at 9:00 p.m. in the Depot, HSU.
Director of the Jerusalem Baroque Ensemble David Shemer will visit the Humboldt State University campus on Sunday, October 9 for a series of free events open to the public.
Leaving the cynical city (and its cynical musicals) behind, two men from New York drift out of cell phone range into the Scottish highlands, where they discover an enchanted village that lives only for a day every 100 years, called Brigadoon. There they find new love and a different way to live. But can the magic last, and if it’s lost, can it be found again?
The HSU Symphonic Band goes upbeat and tuneful while the Jazz Orchestra powers up some jazz masters in their shared Homecoming & Family Weekend concert on Saturday, Oct. 1 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
CenterArts presents Pilobolus on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.
CenterArts presents Creole Choir of Cuba on Thursday, October 27th, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.
CenterArts presents Pink Martini on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.
On Sept. 21, the silence in the Kate Buchannan Room on HSU’s campus was burst by the powerful yet playful tenor saxophone of Donny McCaslin. He and his band, the Donny McCaslin Group, launched the Redwood Jazz Alliance’s sixth season, which runs through April 25, 2012.
AS Presents Gaudi, Mad Professor + Twilight Circus Dub Soundsystem on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room, HSU.
AS Presents Chromeo, Mayer Hawthorne & The County and Sammy Bananas on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. in the Arcata Community Center, 321 Community Park Way in Arcata, Calif.
AS Presents Portugal. The Man and special guests Alberta Cross on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 10 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room, HSU.
CenterArts presents Cherish the Ladies on Sunday, October 16th, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room, HSU.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery in Old Town, Eureka is proud to present Chroma: Paintings and Works on Paper by Tina Rousselot. The exhibit will run from Oct. 1 through Nov. 6.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery in Old Town, Eureka is honored to present Paintings by Leslie Kenneth Price, a collection of artist Leslie Price’s recent work from his Veil series. The exhibit will run from Oct. 1 through Nov. 6.
Are appearances deceiving, or are they everything? Can the look of love overcome the love of looks? What’s more important: how you feel, or how you fit in?
AS Presents the 37th annual San Francisco Comedy Competition: Semi-Final Round On Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Depot, HSU.
CenterArts presents Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.
With selections from Mozart to Sondheim and Ellington, members of the HSU Music Department faculty will perform a musical welcome to the new school year on Saturday, September 10 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Humboldt State debuted a new commercial on Sept. 8 during the nationally televised football game against Central Washington University.
Humboldt State faculty and community members of the Redwood Jazz Alliance proudly announce their 2011-2012 season, which begins on Thursday, September 15 with the Donny McCaslin Group in HSU’s Kate Buchanan Room.
CenterArts presents Buddy Guy and special guests Moreland & Arbuckle on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU. Buddy Guy is a true blues legend with a list of accomplishments as profound as his signature guitar sound.
AS Presents The Voodoo Glow Skulls, Killbot Factory & Pressure Beat Soundsystem on Sunday, September 23, 2011 at 9 p.m. in the Depot, HSU.
AS Presents The Slackers, Georgetown Orbits & Pressure Beat Soundsystem On Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 9 p.m. in the Depot, HSU.
AS Presents Katchafire & Elan Atias and White Elephant on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 9 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room, HSU.
CenterArts presents the return of Mason Jennings on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 at 9 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room, HSU.
Multiply by Six Million: Portraits and Stories of Holocaust Survivors presents a visually arresting and powerful first-person history of one of the defining events of the 20th century through photographic portraits and personal stories of Holocaust survivors. Humboldt State University’s Reese Bullen Gallery presents Multiply by Six Million from September 2 to October 8, 2011 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 1 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The HSU Natural History Museum invites community members to visit for an evening of art, music, and natural history exploration for Arts! Arcata on Friday, Sept. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. The evening will celebrate the work of two local artists inspired by nature, the acoustic music of For Folk’s Sake, and the museum’s new hands-on Redwood Ecology exhibit.
Seeing Crow’s Shadow, an exhibit of prints from Crow’s Shadow Press opens at Humboldt State’s Native American Arts Gallery with a public reception on Thursday, September 15 from 4:30–6:30 pm.
A faculty and staff exhibition showcasing the talent of the artists who teach and work in Humboldt State University’s Art Department will be featured at Humboldt State University First Street Gallery in Old Town, Eureka, California.
Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents, elastic: emerging alumni artists, on exhibit from July 2nd through August 7th, 2011.
Comprised of some of the best wind instrument players from North Coast communities, the North Coast Wind Ensemble directed by HSU professor Kenneth Ayoob emphasizes the music of popular dance in its Fulkerson Recital Hall concert on Saturday, June 11.
Fresh from playing Rhapsody in Blue with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and being named the University of Southern California Thorton School of Music’s outstanding graduate of 2011, North Coast favorite son Ryan MacEvoy McCullough returns to HSU for a solo piano concert on Friday, May 27.
The AM Jazz Band of HSU runs the jazz standard gamut from the tune that launched the Swing Era to a jazz fusion classic, in concert at the Fulkerson Recital Hall on Thursday, May 5.
Humboldt Symphony’s spring concert features two of Vivaldi’s “ The Four Seasons,” Mozart’s Overture to “The Magic Flute” and Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony—“some of the most popular classical pieces for orchestra ever written,” said Humboldt Symphony conductor and HSU Music professor Paul Cummings.
HSU Symphonic Band, conducted by Kenneth Ayoob, shares its spring concert with the Eureka High School Symphonic Band, conducted by Gwen Gastineau-Ayoob. After separate sets, the two ensembles combine for the 80-instrument finale, in Fulkerson Recital Hall on Saturday, May 7.
HSU University Singers and the Humboldt Chorale perform choral classics from settings for Latin Masses to famous opera and musical choruses in their shared spring concert at Fulkerson Recital Hall on Sunday night, May 8.
HSU Jazz Orchestra takes original tunes and arrangements to their spring showcase on Friday, April 29 in a new venue: the Depot on the first floor of University Center.
In their annual spring concert the HSU Madrigal Singers mix the modern and the ancient, and the Mad River Transit Singers accent improvisations and variety with tunes from Duke Ellington and Stevie Wonder to Jimmy Van Heusen. Their voices share the Fulkerson Recital Hall stage on Sunday night, May 1.
The theme of “Revolution” will herald in the 44th annual Humboldt International Film Festival, taking place May 1-7. It is the world’s oldest student-run film festival, with independent and alternative short film submissions from the local community and around the world. All events are free to HSU students and $5 for non-students.
Both a hero’s journey and a love story, “The Magic Flute” is one of the most beloved operas of all time. Plus it features some of the best—and last—music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ever wrote.
“This is a special event for the guitar program at HSU,” said Music professor Nicholas Lambson. “We haven’t held a special concert like this in my five years here. All ticket sales go towards bringing guest guitar artists to Humboldt.”
Humboldt State University’s Native American Arts Gallery presents four free events to celebrate Native American visual and performing arts in conjunction with “Sing Me Your Story, Dance Me Home: Art and Poetry from Native California,” an exhibit in the new HSU gallery through Friday, April 29, 2011.
The Revolution of Film making is here. The non-profit Humboldt Film Festival invites you to join the REVOLUTION on May 1st through the 7th at the John Van Duzer Theater on The Humboldt State University Campus. This years judges are Al Hayes, Kevin Kearney, and Jessica Mae Stover.
The absence of the Calypso Band and the different venue aren’t cramping the style of the HSU Percussion Ensemble and the World Percussion Group for their spring concert in Fulkerson Hall on Saturday, April 16. Instead they have more time to shine.
The theme of the HSU spring dance concert for two weekends beginning April 14 is the essence of the dancers’ action: the struggle of muscles with the insistent tug of the planet, transformed into grace and expression.
One of the most perennially popular shows of the year at HSU is happening a little earlier than usual, due to scheduling demands for Gist Hall Theatre: the 13th Annual HSU 10 Minute Play Festival opens for two weekends on April 7.
Whether or not you can name the style, you know the music. Guitarist and HSU professor Nicholas Lambson performs a concert of contemporary music at Fulkerson Recital Hall on Friday, April 8, that mostly exemplifies the style called minimalism. “It’s probably the most accessible 20th century style,” Lambson said. With African and electronic music influences, “it’s familiar to audiences, partly because so much modern pop music is so similar.”
Pianist Fang Zhang brings an international reputation and a unique program that includes European classics, American popular music and a Chinese piano work to HSU’s Fulkerson Recital Hall on Saturday, April 9. He also holds a free Master Class on April 8.
Humboldt State University’s Reese Bullen Gallery presents the 2011 Annual Juried Student Exhibition. A wide variety of student-created artwork, including drawings, paintings, photography, jewelry, printmaking, graphic design, ceramics and sculpture will be on exhibit. A series of prizes and scholarships acknowledging the achievements and creativity of Humboldt State University’s art students will be presented at an awards ceremony on Thursday, April 14 at 5 p.m., followed immediately by an opening reception in the gallery until 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
“Venetians and Dragons,” the Humboldt Bay Brass Band (HBBB) concert on April 2 in Fulkerson Recital Hall, features music ranging from some of the oldest known works for brass to the premiere of an original composition combining elements of classical and jazz by HSU professor and HBBB director Dr. Gilbert Cline. And of course, dragons.
As a pianist, she has been hailed as “a star among stars” and performed in major concert halls on four continents, including appearances with the world’s great orchestras. As a teacher, she has presented master classes in Europe, People’s Republic of China and throughout the United States. On March 26 in Fulkerson Recital Hall, Pamela Mia Paul will perform a solo concert that includes works by Brahms and Debussy, and an American premiere. She will also teach a master class at HSU on March 25.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents The HSU Printmakers Exhibition. Produced by the students in the Museum and Gallery Practices Program at Humboldt State University and curated by HSU Art Professor Sarah Whorf, the exhibition will run from March 31st through May 15th.
Humboldt State University First Street Gallery is pleased to announce Seascapes: Paintings and Watercolors by Jim McVicker and Steve Porter. Produced and curated by the students in the Museum and Gallery Practices Program at Humboldt State University, the exhibition will run from March 31st through May 15th.
“What better way to explore the nature of death than through its expression in music?” asks North Coast pianist Nancy Correll. Her answer is this carefully selected program presented by the North Coast ensemble known as PianoVoce on March 12 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Two soloists highlight Humboldt Symphony’s early spring concert on Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6 at 8 PM in the Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Among the award-winners announced at the conclusion of the Region 7 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival at Humboldt State University were two current HSU students and one HSU alum.
HSU’s largest jazz ensemble performs more like the smallest, in a concert the Jazz Orchestra shares with the Symphonic Band on Saturday February 26 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
A rollicking Beethoven, a lyrical Brahms, modern madrigals and a fresh new work by the latest Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award winner in classical music—all on a Humboldt Sunday afternoon (February 27) with violinist and HSU professor Cindy Moyer, and HSU piano accompanist John Chernoff. Plus a brand new grand piano.
The norm of reality can at times seem monotonous; three artists reinvent that reality through their art in Grasping the Obvious: Three Artists Examine the Commonplace, on exhibit at the Reese Bullen Gallery at Humboldt State University from February 17 to March 12, 2011.
From February 14 through 18, over 1,000 students and faculty drawn from 121 college and university campuses in nine states will converge on Humboldt State University for the regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
Three-time spoken word world champion Buddy Wakefield is back on the HSU campus on Wednesday Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room. Admission will be on a sliding scale of free to $10 dollars for students and $8 to $15 for community members. Buddy will be bringing his unforgettable performance style to the audiences he has been cultivating for over 12 years in what Buddy is calling his last “full-on national solo tour” before getting off the road and “practicing a bit more stillness.”
Like the State of California itself, its Native Peoples are diverse with over 300 languages and distinct geographical centers shaping communities, traditions, ideologies, and ceremonies. “Sing Me Your Story, Dance Me Home: Art and Poetry from Native California” is an exhibition in which California Native stories, songs, and dance take form in poetry, painting, basketry, jewelry, printmaking, photography, and sculpture.
Humboldt State University First Street Gallery is pleased to present Step Into the Back Room, with Lush Newton and David White, on exhibit from February 1st through March 6th 2011. This show will feature an installation utilizing recycled materials and found objects that will evolve over the course of the exhibition, blending the playful attitudes of these two well-known artists from California’s North Coast.
At 8 PM on Sunday January 23 in Fulkerson Recital Hall, the North Coast Wind Ensemble returns for its third season with a concert featuring Pineapple Polly, a Golden Bear, sea songs, Elsa’ s Procession, a Children’s March and Noisy Wheels of Joy.
HSU’s Student Access Gallery is excited to kick off another talent-filled exhibition schedule featuring student artists for the Spring 2011 semester.
A brand new ensemble of 27 North Coast community musicians is going Baroque for HSU student scholarships, in a benefit concert on Saturday January 22 in Fulkerson Recital Hall, at the special early time of 7 pm.
CenterArts presents Chamber Orchestra Kremlin on Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU. Tickets are $65 general, $65 Senior/Child and $35 HSU students. Tickets are available at the University Ticket Office, at the Works in Eureka and at humboldt.edu/centerarts.
CenterArts regrets the cancellation of The State Symphony of Russia performance scheduled for Sunday, January 23, 2011, at 3 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.
The HSU Jazz Orchestra presents a rare treat, the entire Duke Ellington version of the Nutcracker Suite, along with a composition by an Arcata High grad and a possible world premiere of a rediscovered piece by a jazz pioneer, on Saturday December 11 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Special guests join the annual combined concert of the Humboldt Symphony, University Singers and Humboldt Chorale on Friday and Sunday December 9 and 11 at Fulkerson Recital Hall, in a program that includes a double fantasy. But the emphasis as always is on music for the holiday season.
He is described as America’s best-loved, most popular and best-selling poet. Born 800 years ago in Persia, the poet and mystic called Rumi is a contemporary global phenomenon. Now his work has inspired North Coast actors and musicians to create “An Evening with Rumi,” presented by the HSU Department of Theatre, Film and Dance for two weekends, beginning December 2.
At the climax of its December 3 concert, the HSU Symphonic Band reveals again the full if often hidden power of some classic Christmas songs with Leroy Anderson’s vibrant collage called “A Christmas Festival.”
The Humboldt State Calypso Band celebrates its 25th anniversary with a composition appropriately called “Birthday Party” by Len “Boogsie” Sharp. The Calypso Band was founded in the spring of 1986 by Dr. Eugene Novotney, who is still the groups’ leader and director. This is the first of a series of concerts all year celebrating this milestone.
Once again the HSU Madrigal Singers in Renaissance costume jump-start the Christmas spirit, and the smaller ensemble of MRT Singers swing tunes from the jazz era to U2 and Neil Young, in their combined concert on Sunday December 5 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.