Arts And Entertainment

Mar, 2016

Get It Fresh at HSU Composers Concert

A piece for full orchestra evoking a lost Aztec city, and variations for symphonic band based on hip hop tunes highlight the spring HSU Composers Concert of new works on Friday April 1 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Satie to Arcata with HSU Guitar Ensemble

HSU Guitar Ensemble proceeds from 20th century France to contemporary Arcata and five pieces by student composers, in its spring concert on Saturday April 2 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Feb, 2016

Animals R Us in Jungalbook at HSU

The gym teacher—a big bear of a man—surveys his fourth and fifth graders at recess, inert and buried in smart phones and laptops on their battered schoolyard. He challenges them to enter a jungle of imagination, to take on the roles of animals and the young human foundling raised by wolves who faces life and death decisions, and the future.

Premieres and Classics with HSU Symphonic Band & Jazz Orchestra

New work—including an overture by composer and North Coast resident Michael Kibbe—plus band classics and an anniversary tribute characterize the shared concert of the HSU Symphonic Band and the Jazz Orchestra on Saturday, February 27, in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Marimbas, Drums in HSU Percussion Showcase

Three HSU ensembles bring the sounds of drums and marimbas to Fulkerson Recital Hall—along with gongs, tin cans and random radio music—in a Percussion Showcase on Sunday, Feb. 21.

First Street Gallery Presents 'Just Cause: Donovan Clark and Jeremy Hara'

The First Street Gallery presents "Just Cause," a two-person exhibition of sculpture, paintings, drawings and mixed-media works by the artists Donovan Clark and Jeremy Hara, through March 6. Their art is a mélange of pop, conceptual, and graffiti approaches that showcase the artists' craft while gleefully playing with and subverting a variety of popular tropes within our culture.

Jan, 2016

Dec, 2015

Jazz History Comes Alive at HSU with Billy Strayhorn Tribute

HSU Jazz Orchestra honors Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington Orchestra arranger and composer, celebrating the centennial of his birth with an all-Strayhorn program, including a never before-performed arrangement, on Saturday, December 12 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.

First Street Rallies Support with "Ceramic" Exhibition and Sale

Humboldt State University's First Street Gallery presents "Ceramic - affordable art for the season," through Dec. 31. Featured in the show, will be artwork by twelve artists from California's North Coast who work in diverse styles and mediums. The show is a fundraiser for the gallery, with a broad selection of affordable, high-quality ceramic pieces suitable for gift giving during the Holiday Season.

The Force Awakens at Fulkerson Hall

It’s not the new movie, but it is the signature music: HSU Symphonic Band plays two movements of the Star Wars Suite on Friday, December 4 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Theatre Satirizes Itself in “Anton in Show Business” at HSU

Three actresses navigate a precarious production of Anton Chekhov’s “The Three Sisters” in Texas, inside the maelstrom of 21st century American theatre. A satiric comedy that also echoes poignant themes of this classic Chekhov play, “Anton in Show Business” is on the Gist Hall Theatre stage for two weekends beginning Friday, December 4.

Nov, 2015

HSU’s Art Department Hosts Fall Art and Artisans Fair

Humboldt State University’s Reese Bullen Gallery presents its annual Fall Art and Artisans Fair. For two days, the Art Department’s students and studio art clubs will sell paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, prints, mixed media creations and more.

Humboldt Bay Brass Band in “Destiny of Knights & Cossacks”

From opera overture to musical comedy, a Veterans Day tribute to a holiday season preview, Humboldt Bay Brass Band presents its autumn mash-up and its only HSU concert of the school year, “Destiny of Knights and Cossacks,” on Saturday, November 14 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Guitar With A French Accent at HSU

From “Claire de Lune” to Ravel, HSU Guitar Ensemble plays with a French accent—including homegrown music in the same spirit—in its concert on Friday, November 13, at Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Oct, 2015

Stormy Beethoven, Jazzy Bolcom with Cindy Moyer & John Chernoff

Violinist Cindy Moyer continues her project of playing all the Beethoven violin sonatas with the stormy Sonata in C Minor, plus a contemporary jazz-influenced sonata by William Bolcom and a lyrical sonata by Gabriel Faure, in concert with pianist John Chernoff on Sunday, November 8, in Fulkerson Recital Hall.