SFSU Public Affairs Press ReleasePublished by the Public Affairs Office at San Francisco State University, Diag Center.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 16, 2001 - The following is a list of upcoming events for April sponsored by the San Francisco State University College of Creative Arts. For a complete listing of all events, visit: www.sfsu.edu/~allarts.
SFSU Big Band: April 19, 7 p.m. Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave. (at 19th Avenue), San Francisco. Free. (415) 338-1431.
Directed by celebrated trombonist and music lecturer Wayne Wallace, the SFSU Big Band is made up of undergraduate music students. With an extensive background in Afro-Cuban jazz and many other musical genres, Wallace has worked with such artists as Celine Dion, Angela Bofill, Pete Escovedo, Chris Isaak and Carlos Santana.
Art Department MFA Thesis Exhibition: April 21-May 18, open Mondays through Saturdays, noon - 4 p.m. Opening reception April 21, 2 - 4 p.m. Graduating seniors open house April 21, 2 - 5 p.m. Fine Arts Gallery, Fine Arts Building Room 238, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave. (at 19th Avenue), San Francisco. Free. (415) 338-6535.
The MFA Thesis Exhibition includes work by Daniel P. Doherty, Debra J. Gardner, Lara King, Reuben Lorch-Miller, Constance Maher, Micah Messenheimer, Patricia Rodriguez and Fay Zhang. In addition, graduating seniors in the undergraduate art program will display their work in various rooms and cases throughout the Art Department.
Symphonic Wind Ensemble: April 21, 8 p.m. Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave. (at 19th Avenue), San Francisco. Free. (415) 338-1431.
Directed by music lecturer Geoffrey Gallegos, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble is comprised of undergraduate and graduate music students, including members of the SFSU Symphony Orchestra.
Morrison Artists Series presents violist Kim Kashkashian: April 22, 3 p.m. McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave. (at 19th Avenue), San Francisco. Free. (415) 338-1358.
Kashkashian works extensively with contemporary composers, including György Kurtág, Alvin Brehm, Barbara Kolb, John Harbison, Giya Kancheli, Sofia Gubaidulina, Krzysztof Penderecki and Alfred Schnittke. Acclaimed as "indispensable" by San Francisco Chronicle music critic Joshua Kosman, the Morrison Artists Series was created in 1952 with a bequest from the May Treat Morrison Estate. Kashkashian's recital is the final concert of this season's series.
"A Heart's Journey," SFSU Chamber Singers performances: April 22, 4 p.m. National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, 610 Vallejo St. (at Columbus Avenue), San Francisco. Free. April 29, 4 p.m. Martin Meyer Sanctuary, Temple Emanu-El, 2 Lake St. (at Arguello Boulevard), San Francisco. Free. (415) 338-1431.
The SFSU Chamber Singers present two concerts of a cappella music featuring traditional and contemporary American, Cuban and Scandinavian compositions. On April 29, the choir will be joined by Temple Emanu-El cantor Rosalyn Barak. Through a series of California tours and appearances at festivals, the SFSU Chamber Singers have been praised for their "supple choralism" and "wonderfully committed performances" of the a cappella repertoire, ranging from renaissance madrigals to works of contemporary com posers.
"World Music and Dance in the New Millennium": Master class April 24, 9:30 a.m. Concert 1 p.m. Panel discussion April 26, 9:30 a.m. All events will be held in Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave. (at 19th Avenue), San Francisco. Free.
"World Music and Dance in the New Millennium" will cover contemporary styles of music and dance from around the world through a master class, performance and panel discussion. The master class on April 24 will be taught by SFSU dance lecturer Chitresh Das and Balinese dancer Ketut Arini. The concert that day will feature performances of North Indian and Balinese music and dance with Das, Arini, SFSU music lecturer Wayne Vitale and others. On April 26, SFSU Jazz and World Music Studies Co-director Haf ez Modirzadeh will moderate a panel discussion on contemporary world music and dance. Panelists include SFSU dance faculty Das, Jerry Duke, Susan Whipp and Rosa Montoya and guest speakers Arini, Malonga Casquelourd, and Mestre Preguica.
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