Chair of the CSUSB music department, Lesley Leighton, an acclaimed conductor and singer, has left an indelible mark on the world of film and television soundtracks.
Jim Mulvihill (geography and environmental studies, emeritus) discussed the demolition of San Bernardino’s long abandoned Carousel Mall, and Nicholas Bratcher (music) directed the San Bernardino Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble at an April 30 performance.
“Book of Longing,” which runs April 26-27, is a song cycle composed for ensemble, singers, spoken word and imagery. CSUSB Opera Theatre will present 65 minutes of the original work.
Mike Stull (entrepreneurship), Stacey Fraser (music), Kristi Papailler (theatre arts) and Brian Levin (criminal justice) were mentioned in recent news coverage, and a study by Gisela Bichler (criminal justice) was recently published.
“Why Women Went West” is a multi-media chamber opera that tells the unfolding narrative of a sole woman protagonist, Mary Hunter Austin, and her journey west. The performance is free and will be presented at RAFFMA on March 9 at 5 p.m.
Veronica Manzanera, the only CSUSB student to participate in the event, guest conducted “Sleigh Ride” during the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra’s holiday concert, “Cirque de la Noel.”
Guest cellist Hans Jørgen Jensen gave a guest lecture on the topic of practicing to the CSUSB Symphony Orchestra students followed by a guest cello masterclass.
The Oct. 28 event will include presentations and a roundtable discussion that focuses on what fascism is, how it works and what the ramifications of it are as a political system and ideology.