OCT. 21, 2003
CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456, mstepanovich@csub.edu

A gala evening of theater, music and art is scheduled Sunday, Nov. 2, at California State University, Bakersfield's 10th annual "A Taste of the Arts" from 5 to 7:30 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 across the arts spectrum. The program includes:

  • The CSUB Chamber Singers, directed by CSUB music professor Robert Provencio, and accompanied by CSUB music professor Charles Badami.
  • Scenes from Opera Theater by the CSUB Opera Workshop, directed by music professor Peggy Sears.
  • The art exhibition, “Made in California: Selected Works, The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation,” which features 50 works of modern and contemporary California artists, in the Todd Madigan Gallery.
  • Jazz selections performed by the CSUB Jazz Ensemble, directed by music professor Doug Davis.
  • Scenes from John Pielmeier’s "Agnes of God," directed by theater professor Anita DuPratt.
  • The CSUB Jazz Singers, directed by Sears.
  • Demonstrations in ceramics, printmaking and sculpture by CSUB art students.

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

    "This is a wonderful opportunity for people to come out and see some terrific performances by talented students, and enjoy some delicious refreshments," said DuPratt, chair of CSUB's Theater Department. "I hope people will come and 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.