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Music Performance Calendar

Bachelor of Fine Arts Recital: India Hargett, percussionist
April 11, 7:30 p.m.
Taube Center

Faculty Recital: Louise Costigan-Kerns, pianist
April 12, 3 p.m.

Cunningham Chapel

Works by Liszt, Debussy, Scriabin and Chopin.

Voci
April 18, 7:30 p.m.
Taube Center

Debra Lambert and Daniel Lockert, directors. Daniel Lockert and Elizabeth Neff at the piano. Our vocalists in concert, presenting great repertoire from musical theater, opera, concert and popular repertoire. Freshmen through graduates.

Master of Fine Arts Recital: Nicole Lopez-Hagan, coloratura soprano
April 19, 2 p.m.
Taube Center

Louise Costigan-Kerns, accompanist. Songs and arias encompassing three centuries and several languages: English, Spanish, Russian, German, Italian, and French.

Camerata
April 19, 7:30 p.m.

Taube Center

Michael Schmitz, director. An evening of ensemble music, including compositions by our own NDNU students.

Camerata
April 23, 7:30 pm
Taube Center

Michael Schmitz, director. A command performance of Camerata's best work.

Faculty Gala Concert
April 24, 7:30 p.m.

Taube Center

Our exceptional Musical Arts Faculty in performance... singers, pianists, and a rousing tap finale!

Opera Rocks
April
25, 7:30 p.m.
Taube Center

Jenny Matteucci, director. Louise Costigan-Kerns and Daniel Lockert, music directors. NDNU's own "Met Radio Broadcast," spotlighting scenes, songs and arias spanning three centuries. 

Master of Fine Arts Lecture Recital: "A Feminist's Broadway": Heidi Kobara, mezzo-soprano
April 26, 2 p.m.
Taube Center

Hatem Nadim, accompanist. Does equality of the sexes equal equality of talent? An eye-opening lecture reflecting the growth of women's rights on and off the musical stage.

Master of Fine Arts Recital: Khemya Mitrahina, soprano
May 2, 7:30 p.m.
Taube Center

Past Performances This Season

Godspell
October 10, 11, 17, 18 at 7:30 p.m., October 12, 19 at 2 p.m.
Taube Center

Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by John-Michael Tebelak (1971)

Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden); and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, "Day By Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs including "Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord,""All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and “Beautiful City." Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, boasting a score with chart topping songs, a book by a visionary playwright (John-Michael Tebelak), and a feature film, Godspell is a sensation that continues to touch audiences.

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/845048
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Camerata: Pictures at an Exhibition
October 25 at 7:30 p.m., October 26 at 2 p.m.
Taube Center

Music for piano by Modest Mussorgsky, based on drawings and watercolors by the artist Viktor Hartmann (1874). Admission is free.

Voci
November 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Taube Center

The Vocal Performance class performs songs and arias fromt he great musical, concert and opera repertoire. Admission is free.

The Star
December 4, 5, 6 at 7:30 p.m., December 7 at 2 p.m.
Taube Center

Music by Emmanuel Chabrier, original French libretto by Eugéne Leterrier and Albert Vanloo (1877)
Performed in the English version by Donald Pippin
Presented in collaboration with San Francisco’s Pocket Opera

The story of the great and powerful King Ouf the First, his improbable astrological connection to a street peddler, and their associated misadventures. A melodic score, beautiful voices, lively dialogue, and solemn tribute to the distinctly French beverage, “Chartreuse.” Produced and performed in collaboration with San Francisco’s Pocket Opera.

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/845054
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Junior Vocal Recital: Juan Castro, tenor
February 14, 7:30 p.m.
Taube Center

Once on This Island
February 27, 28, March 6, 7 at 7:30 p.m., March 1, March 8 at 2 p.m.
NDNU Theater
March 14, 6 p.m.
Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
715 Central Avenue
Tracy, CA 95376

Music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, book by Lynn Ahrens (1990)

From the Tony-Award-winning songwriting team of Ahrens and Flaherty, this highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score. Based on the 1985 novel, My Love My Love by Rosa Guy, the musical tells the story of the peasant girl Ti Moune, who rescues and falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of her island… her true love breaks the wall that separates the rich / poor societies and ultimately unites them.

Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets

Dark Night Cabaret
March 28, 7:30 p.m.
Taube Center

Music Theatre Conservatory Fundraiser Concert