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Bahia Orchestra Project delights with mix of contemporary and traditional tunes

Bahia Orchestra Project delights with mix of contemporary and traditional tunes

Jasmine Burch

February 20, 2014

Once the Bahia Orchestra Project was on stage at the Valley Performing Art Center Wednesday night, Brazilian pianist and conductor Ricardo Castro won the crowd over with his exciting interpretations of traditional repertoire, contemporary music and live improvisation. Performing Leonard Bernstein’...

Moscow Festival Ballet wows with “Giselle” production at VPAC

Moscow Festival Ballet wows with “Giselle” production at VPAC

Jasmine Burch

February 14, 2014

The Thursday night ended in a rapturous standing ovation when dozens of audience members rose to applaud the Moscow Festival Ballet at the Valley Performing Arts Center for their rendition of “Giselle”. The two-act ballet tells the tale of a peasant girl named Giselle who falls in love with Count ...

VPAC to host ‘Romeo and Juliet’ ballet on Valentine’s Day

VPAC to host ‘Romeo and Juliet’ ballet on Valentine’s Day

Jasmine Burch

February 12, 2014

Still having trouble planning the perfect evening for you and that special someone on V-day? Want to switch things up this year? How does a night at the ballet sound? This Valentine’s day, spend the evening enjoying the Moscow Festival Ballet’s romantic classics “Chopiniana” and “Romeo an...

Bela Fleck and Brooklyn Rider in perfect harmony

Bela Fleck and Brooklyn Rider in perfect harmony

Nicole Socala

February 8, 2014

Legendary banjo player Béla Fleck and string quartet Brooklyn Rider performed Friday night at the Valley Performing Arts Center. Fleck is the recipient of 14 Grammy Awards and has been nominated in more categories than any artist in Grammy history. Brooklyn Rider is also an acclaimed group of musici...

Bill T. Jones contemporary dance company thrills VPAC audiences

Bill T. Jones contemporary dance company thrills VPAC audiences

Himerria Wortham

February 2, 2014

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company fully engaged an audience in “Play and Play: An evening of movement and music” Saturday night at the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC). In an hour of action packed movement and live classical music the contemporary dance company presented three pieces as pa...

VPAC seeks to make schedule more attractive to students

VPAC seeks to make schedule more attractive to students

Champaign Williams

January 29, 2014

The building can be seen from across campus. It’s several stories tall. Its structure is encased in 30,000 square feet of glass. There’s no way to miss it. So why is student attendance at the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) performances so low? Maureen Rubin, VPAC public and community rela...

New executive director announced for Valley Performing Arts Center

New executive director announced for Valley Performing Arts Center

Alex Vejar

January 29, 2014

A new executive director was named for the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC), Harry Hellenbrand, provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced Wednesday. Thor Steingraber, former vice president of programming at The Music Center in downtown Los Angeles, said he was pleased and lookin...

Brian Stokes Mitchell enchants the VPAC with memorable performance

Brian Stokes Mitchell enchants the VPAC with memorable performance

Chandelor Armstrong

December 9, 2013

  When it comes to the most versatile, gifted artists in the world today, "Stokes" as he prefers to be called, is in a league of his own. He took center stage at the VPAC last Saturday and it's no coincidence that the New York Times dubbed him "The Last Leading Man" on Broadway. Armed with...

Brian Stokes Mitchell to perform at the VPAC with tunes from his album “Simply Broadway”

Brian Stokes Mitchell to perform at the VPAC with tunes from his album “Simply Broadway”

Chandelor Armstrong

December 4, 2013

Brian Stokes Mitchell will take center stage at the VPAC Saturday Dec. 7 showcasing his tremendous range of talents for a memorable evening of broadway tunes. Audience members will be in for a real treat as "Stokes" plays the melodica, an organ-keyed instrument related to the harmonica on at least one...

Boston Pops prove orchestras can play “Bohemian Rhapsody” with memorable VPAC performance

Boston Pops prove orchestras can play “Bohemian Rhapsody” with memorable VPAC performance

Chandelor Armstrong

November 29, 2013

Often referred to as "America's Orchestra," the world famous Boston Pops surprised first-time listeners at the VPAC last Thursday by mixing a variety of musical styles for an enjoyable evening.  Audience members were taken back in time with iconic pieces including "Rhapsody in Blue," "Stars and Strip...

CSUN welcomes “Hamlet” at the Plaza Del Sol Performance Hall

Michelle Dominguez

October 3, 2013

CSUN is about to get a taste of Shakespearean tragedy as the Acting Company performs “Hamlet” at the Plaza del Sol Performance Hall. Founded in 1972, the New York company is America’s leading nationally touring repertory theater. Having performed over 138 productions across the nation the co...

CSUN event tickets now sold on Ticketmaster, A.S. awards member of the month

CSUN event tickets now sold on Ticketmaster,  A.S. awards member of the month

Elizabeth Ohanian

September 30, 2013

Associated Students (A.S.) learned that the CSUN community can now purchase tickets to events on campus through Ticketmaster. A.S. General Manager David Crandall announced on Monday that CSUN President Dianne Harrison approved the proposal and that Ticketmaster is now up and running with CSUN e...

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