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Winter quarter to feature art shows, a musical, concerts, unique exhibition


Fron left, Hendrix Erhahon, Francisco Garcia, Steven Ennis, Nicholas Tarabini will be in "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" March 2, 3, 9 and 11. (Photo: Ben Ailes)

  • December 23, 2011

There will be numerous opportunities to enjoy Cal State East Bay arts during winter quarter.

CSUEB's College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences will be presenting a love-themed musical, an exhibition of collectable glass lantern slides, two art gallery shows, and 17 concerts. All but two will be on the Hayward Campus, located at 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.

The University Art Gallery kicks the quarter off with its first exhibition opening Jan. 17. The initial music performance, an all-Mozart voice recital, will be presented Jan. 26. “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” will open March 2 in the University Theatre, and “The Magic Lantern: Illuminating a Bygone Era,” will open March 9 in the anthropology museum and stay open through spring quarter.

University Art Gallery

The University Art Gallery, on the first floor of the Art and Education Building, will present two exhibitions during Winter Quarter. 

The Annual Bachelor of Fine Art Student Exhibition will open with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, and will be open from Jan. 18-Feb. 18.

An “Emerging Arts Exhibition” of 2-D work by college students from throughout the Bay Area will open with a reception from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, March 10. The show will continue through April 14.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Saturday, and 2-4 p.m. Thursday. The gallery will be closed March 30 for Cesar Chavez Day. Information on the gallery is at:


The Music Department will lead off the quarter with an “All Mozart Voice Recital” at noon Thursday, Jan. 26, noon in the Music Building 1055. Admission will be free.

The “Men’s Chorus Festival Concert,” Buddy James, director, will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 in the University Theatre. Admission will be free.

“Orchestre dB New Music Ensemble,” with a performance of Terry Riley’s “In C,” Jeffrey Miller, director, will be a noon Tuesday, Feb. 7 in MB1055. Free admission.

“First Tuesdays Jazz Masterclass” with the Brian Pardo Trio with Peter Barshay, bass, and Alan Hall, drums, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in MB 1055. Free admission.

San Francisco Piano Trio (German violinist Axel Strauss; French cellist Jean-Michel Fonteneau; and American pianist Jeffrey Sykes), will be at noon Tuesday, Feb 14 in MB 1055. Free admission.

The “CSU East Bay Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Singers,” led by Johannes Wallmann and Buddy James, directors, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.14 in the University Theatre. Admission will be $7/$5/free with CSUEB ID.

The “Chamber Choir Invitational” for Bay Area high school choirs, led directed by James, is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 in MB1055. Free admission.

The Mobius Trio: Guitarists Robert Nance, Mason Fish, and Matthew Holmes-Linder; will perform at noon Tuesday, Feb. 21, in MB1055. Free admission.

“Jazz Standards and Latin Jazz Ensembles,” led by Wallmann and Saúl Sierra-Alonso, directors, is set for noon Thursday, Feb. 23, in MB1039. Free admission.

“Percussion Ensemble, directed by Artie Storch, is set for 4 p.m. Friday, March 2 in MB1039. Free admission.

“Jazz Composers and Electric Jazz Ensembles,” directed by Dann Zinn, is set for noon Tuesday, March 6 in MB1039. Free admission.

The “First Tuesdays Jazz Masterclass,” featuring the John Stowell and Michael Zilber Quartet with John Shifflett and Jason Lewis, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 in MB1055. Admission is free.

“East Bay Oratorio Society,” conducted by James, will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 11 in MB1055. Admission will be $7/$5/free with CSUEB ID.

“13th Annual Night of Jazz Music Department Scholarship Fundraiser,” with a guest artist to be announced, with CSU East Bay Jazz Ensembles, directed by Wallmann, is set for Monday, March 12 at Yoshi’s (Jack London Square, Oakland). There will be shows at 8 and 10 p.m. Advance tickets: $25 for the 8 p.m. show/$15 for the 10 p.m. show.

“String Ensemble,” directed by Philip Santos, is set for noon Tuesday, March 13 in MB1055. Free admission.

“CSU East Bay Wind Symphony, conducted by John Eros, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 in the University Theatre. Admission will be $7/$5/free with CSUEB ID.

“Chamber Winds,” directed by Eros, will perform at noon Thursday, March 15 in MB 1055. Free Admission.

“East Bay Singers & Jazz Singers with Mt. Eden Chamber Singers,” conducted by James and Ken Rawdon, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18 at the Old Mission San Jose, 43300 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Admission will be $7/$5/free with CSUEB ID.

Information on all music programs is at:

Theatre and Dance

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” a humorous musical revue with songs and vignettes about the modern world of romance, will be performed at 8 p.m. March 2, 3, 9 and 10, and at 2 p.m. March 11 in the University Theatre.

This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as 'the relationship.' Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car, and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. 

Directed by Darryl V. Jones, associate professor of theatre and dance, with music direction by student Sierra Dee, this revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, and to those who have dared to ask, “Say, what are you doing Saturday night?”

Tickets at $10 to $20 may be reserved at

Information is available at (510-) 885-3118 weekdays.


The C.E. Smith Museum of Anthropology will present “The Magic Lantern: Illuminating a Bygone Era” in Meiklejohn Hall, 4047:

The exhibition, organized and arranged by students, will feature collectable glass lantern slides dating from the late 1800s through the early 1900s from the McCown collection, the University Library Special Collections, the Island City Masonic Lodge, and several other private collections.

The opening reception will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 9. The exhibition will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays from March 12 through June 15. It will be closed University Holidays (March 30 and May 28), and during spring break (March 26-29). Admission is free.

Campus parking is $10 per weekday, $5 per weekend day, or $2 per hour. Permit dispensers, accept credit and ATM cards, are located in Lots K, H and N. The parking map is at: Hayward Campus Map

CSUEB welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request. Please notify event sponsor in advance if accommodation is needed.

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