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Taste of the Arts at CSUB
  October 18, 2005
CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/654-2456,,
or Jaclyn Loveless, 661/654-2138,

A gala evening of theater, music and art is scheduled Sunday, Nov. 6, at California State University, Bakersfield's 12th annual "A Taste of the Arts" from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The event, which takes place in the Doré Theater and Plaza, the Todd Madigan Gallery and the CSUB Music Building, is free, and the public is invited.

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 Maryanne Kim.
  • Selections from the opera “The Festival of La Paloma,” by Tomas Breton, directed by music professor Peggy Sears.
  • An exhibit in the Todd Madigan Gallery titled “The Interaction of Color,” the works of Josef Albers.
  • Jazz selections performed by the CSUB Jazz Ensemble, directed by music professor Doug Davis.
  • Solo theatrical performances by CSUB theatre students.
  • Live art demonstrations by CSUB art students. Additionally, the student art sale will take place during the evening.

Hors d’oeuvres and dessert will be served while attendees enjoy this free event celebrating the arts at CSUB. Beverages will be available for purchase.

The evening is hosted by CSUB and the Fine Arts Committee of the CSUB Foundation, and is sponsored by Sodexho and American General Media.

"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."

Free parking will be available in front of the Doré Theater. For more information, please call (661) 664-2136.



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