OCTOBER 30, 2001
CONTACT: Pat Wright, 661/664-2456, pwright@csub.edu

CSUB presents "A Taste of the Arts"

A gala evening of theater, music and art is scheduled Sunday (Nov. 4) at California State University, Bakersfield's eighth annual "A Taste of the Arts" from 5 to 8 p.m.

The event, which takes place in the Dore Theater and Plaza, the Todd Madigan Gallery and the CSUB Music Building, is free, and the public is invited. Refreshments include a wide array of hors d'oeuvres and desserts.

Attendees will be treated to brief performances by:

• The CSUB Chamber Singers. CSUB music professor Robert Provencio directs the singers, and CSUB music professor Charles Badami is the accompanist. The Chamber Singers will give two performances of “America the Beautiful.”

• Scenes from “Showboat” and “Elixir of Love,” by the CSUB Opera Workshop, directed by music professor Peggy Sears.

• Jason Theiste Combo.

• An art exhibit, "Going Postal: An Art Odyssey through the United States Postal Service,” in the Todd Madigan Gallery. Margaret Nowling is the gallery’s curator.

• Scenes from the Theater of New Voices, featuring plays written by CSUB students, performed in the Arena Theater. The scenes are from “C.A.T.,” by Beigher Taylor (language not suitable for children); and “Tossed,” by Jeff Lepine.

• Musical solos and duets, featuring Charles Taggart, cello; and Mary Bellah, piano. Badami is the accompanist.

• The CSUB Jazz Singers.

Also, student artist will demonstrate ceramics, sculpture and printmaking periodically throughout the evening in the Todd Madigan Gallery Plaza.

The evening is hosted by CSUB and the Fine Arts Committee of the Cal State Bakersfield Foundation.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for people to come out, enjoy some wonderful refreshments and see some terrific performances by talented students," said Anita Dupratt, chair of CSUB's Performing Arts Department. "I hope people will come out to enjoy this fun evening."

Added Michael Chertok, CSUB's vice president for university advancement, "This is a great way to get a 'taste of the arts.' Art, music, opera, theater - it's all here."

For more information, please call 661/664-2136.

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