Plan your night out with Arts & Entertainment at Humboldt State.
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.
Humboldt State University’s Art department invites you to the Reese Bullen Gallery for its annual fundraising exhibition, Art3, held Dec. 1 – Dec. 9. Art3 incorporates three ways to support the HSU Art Department: a miniature show of 3” x 3” x 3” pieces, a silent auction of faculty and alumni artwork, and art gift baskets. Over 100 miniature 3”x 3” x 3” works, donated by faculty and students will be sold for ten dollars each and various artworks donated by HSU’s art faculty, staff, and alumni will be included in a silent auction.
Three all-star HSU jazz combos perform classics and original tunes in their fall concert at Fulkerson Recital Hall on Friday November 12.
Humboldt Bay Brass Band concerts are known for adding audience fun to the musical menu. On November 13 in Fulkerson Hall the prime candidate is “Groovuzela,” an original piece that features some 50 vuvuzelas—the instrument that millions around the world learned about during this year’s World Cup.
Pinocchio sings Mozart, Jack and the Giant do Gilbert and Sullivan, and the evening’s not over until Little Red Riding Hood sings Offenbach: It’s the HSU Opera Workshop performing four classic fairy tales using music by operatic greats.
New music by HSU composition students will be performed by faculty, Music Department staff musicians and students in a free concert on Friday October 29.
The Humboldt Symphony ushers in Halloween this fall with some spooky music treats and an extra-musical trick. It’s all part of a family-friendly concert on Saturday October 30 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
How could this be?
An apparently worldly French diplomat has a love affair with his “perfect woman,” a Chinese opera star. The affair goes on for some twenty years, from the 1960s into the 1980s, and in all that time the diplomat never realizes that his beloved is in fact a man.
Just in time for Homecoming and Family Weekend, the HSU Symphonic Band and Jazz Orchestra share the first (mostly) student concert of the school year on October 16 in the Fulkerson Recital Hall.
With HSU faculty and graduates collaborating—including one of her own former students—soprano and HSU Music professor Elisabeth Harrington sings an eclectic program of opera, art songs, musical theatre and jazz, in concert at Fulkerson Recital Hall on Saturday October 9.
Continuing a new series on disability awareness, Humboldt State University will host a film screening and discussion of sex and disability on Thurs., Oct 7, at 6 p.m. in the new College Creek housing complex adjoining L.K. Wood Boulevard.
Natalya Antonova is the definition of a living legend, as a pianist and as a teacher. She is coming to Humboldt State University in both of these roles, culminating in an all-Chopin concert on Saturday evening, Oct. 2. For local audiences and students “it’s an incredible opportunity,” said pianist and HSU Music professor Daniela Mineva.
It’s a new trio premiering new music. But of course, there’s a backstory.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery will host “Revolutionary Realism,” the largest exhibition to date of drawings by North Coast activist artist Chuck Bowden, Oct. 2 through Nov. 9.
Humboldt State University’s Reese Bullen Gallery hosts Banned and Recovered: Artists Intervention, a travelling exhibition of works by 37 artists, presented by California Exhibition Resources Alliance (CERA) and funded by the James Irvine Foundation.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents Made in Greece: An Exhibition of Works from the 2010 HSU Summer Art Program from Oct. 2 through Nov. 7. This exhibition consists of works made by Humboldt State students and their instructors during their studies in Greece this past summer. Based in Affisoss, a beachside village on Greece’s Pelion Peninsula, the program mixed intensive studio classes in painting and drawing with intermittent excursions to important historical, archeological and cultural destinations, ranging across the country of Greece.
For her first solo concert since joining the HSU Music faculty, pianist Daniela Mineva will lead the audience on a journey through different styles from different places, on September 18 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Performing solo or more often in duos, trios, a quartet and a quintet, no fewer than eighteen HSU Music Department faculty and staff players take the stage to start the school year with a musical bang, in a Welcoming Concert and reception beginning at 5 pm on Saturday, September 11 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Arcata From Dawn Till Dusk is the only film from the United States in an international series called The World From Dawn Till Dusk. The nine short films from eight countries, including Russia, China and Iran, will have their official premiere next year in Poland. But the Arcata film, created at HSU, gets a local sneak preview on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Van Duzer Theatre.
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. The exhibit will run Aug. 24 through Sept. 19.
AS Presents Atmosphere on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. in the Arcata Community Center, 321 Community Park Way, in Arcata. Tickets are $27.50 general, and $22.50 HSU students.
AS Presents Big Boi of OutKast on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. in the Arcata Community Center, 321 Community Park Way, in Arcata. Tickets are $50 general, and $40 for HSU students.
AS Presents announces a multitude of shows for the 2010/2011 school year.
CenterArts announces a stellar line-up for its 30th annual season of performing arts events! The HSU campus will host an exciting schedule of international performers from the worlds of music, dance, and theater, beginning this August through next May.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery is pleased to present Fresh Meat, HSU Young Alumni, on exhibit from July 3 through Aug. 12. The exhibition is billed by First Street Gallery as a clear demonstration of the excellent career preparation that Humboldt State University offers its Art Majors.
In a program that highlights musical “Heroines,” soprano Alyssa Bowlby will describe as well as sing each of her selections from Mozart, Verdi, Beethoven and others, in an HSU Guest Artist recital at Fulkerson Hall on Thursday, May 13.
Virtually unknown in the West until recent years, the 13th century Sufi mystic known as Rumi is now one of the most popular and best-selling poets in America. Some say a principal reason is The Essential Rumi, a collection of verses translated by Coleman Barks.