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CSUB hosts A Taste of the Arts
  October 20, 2006
Mike Stepanovich, 661/654-2456,,
or Jaclyn Loveless, 661/654-2138,

A gala evening of theater, music and art is scheduled Sunday, Nov. 5, at California State University, Bakersfield's 13th 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 Yulia Kozlova.
  • Selections from two operas "The Magic Flute," by Mozart, and "Little Red Riding Hood," by Seymour Barab, directed by music professor Peggy Sears.
  • An exhibit in the Todd Madigan Gallery titled "Another America: A Testimonial to the Amish," the works of Robert Weingarten.
  • Jazz selections performed by the CSUB Jazz Ensemble.
  • Solo theatrical performances by CSUB theatre students.
  • Live art demonstrations by CSUB art students.

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 Michael Chertok, CSUB's vice president for university advancement. "I hope people will come and enjoy this fun evening."

Free parking will be available in front of the Doré Theater. For more information, please call (661) 654-2136.