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The Marriage of Figaro
Saturday May 2, 2015 7:00 PM
Sunday May 3, 2015, 2:00 PM

The CWU Opera Ensemble and the CWU Chamber Orchestra are proud to present
W.A. Mozart’s timeless masterpiece “Le Nozze di Figaro “ (The Marriage of Figaro).
Fully staged and presented in English, this uproarious tale of class warfare writ
large has no shortage of scandal, revenge, affairs, plot twists and general mayhem!
all set to the music of one of the world’s greatest masters! A perfect first opera, be
sure not to miss “The Marriage of Figaro!”


CWU Symphony Orchestra and Yakima Symphony Orchestra Concert
Sunday May 17, 2015 4:00 PM

CWU Symphony Orchestra joins members of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra to present Gustav Mahler’s epic masterpiece, Symphony No. 2, the “Resurrection”, joined by the Yakima Symphony Chorus, CWU Men’s Chorus, and CWU Women’s Chorus. Mahler, not long after completing the Symphony No. 2, said, "The term 'symphony' means creating a world with all the technical means available." The Resurrection Symphony is an all-embracing work, the first of the Austrian composer's symphonies to make use of voices and words as well as the orchestra.


An Afternoon of Jazz, 4:00 PM
An Evening of Jazz, 7:00 PM
Saturday May 30, 2015

The CWU Music Department will present two concerts, one ticket will get you into both!

The Afternoon of Jazz concert (4:00pm) will feature Jazz Bands II & III and Vocal Jazz II performing memorable jazz standards and new material in the idiom. The Evening of Jazz concert (7:00pm) will feature Vocal Jazz I and Jazz Band I performing their latest material featuring the fine soloists and strong ensemble presentations that Central is known for.


CWU Symphony Orchestra
Wednesday June 3, 2015, 7:00 PM

CWU Orchestra Concert - The CWU Symphony Orchestra concludes its season with a performance conducted by Masters of Conducting students Sam Booth and Alisyn Christensen. They lead the orchestra in Beethoven’s Overture to Lenore No. 3 and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, respectively. Also featured on the program are 2014 Concerto Competition winners David Stewart (clarinet) and Brittany Stahley (voice).


 

Wind Ensemble Concert
Sunday June 7, 2015, 4:00 PM

This Wind Ensemble concert will be Professor Larry Gookin’s last concert at CWU as the Director of Bands, a position that he has held for 34 years. In celebration of Professor Gookin’s career, a consortium of former students commissioned a new composition from Professor Gookin’s friend, and favorite composer, David Maslanka. The premiere of this composition will be the centerpiece of this final concert. The celebration of Professor Gookin’s distinguished career will continue after the concert when everyone in attendance will be invited to attend a reception in his honor.