Music Department

College of Arts & Sciences

Concerts & Events

The Innovative Vision of Poet Dana Gioia: American Poetry and Public Life
Artists and Speakers Series

Samuelson Chapel

Recent California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia will read from and illuminate his award-winning poetry and discuss how community engagement in poetry and all the arts fosters a vibrant public sphere. The Cal Lutheran Choir will perform a musical setting of Gioia’s poem “Prayer” composed by Morten Lauridsen.

Women In Music
Making Change Happen

Preus-Brandt Forum

A panel of prominent women in the music industry will discuss their diverse careers as well as their views on the changing face of the industry and the growing presence of women in leading roles. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the discussion runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with a reception to follow.

Franzen Organ Recital Series: Christophe Mantoux

Samuelson Chapel

French organist Christophe Mantoux performs the first concert of the 2019-2020 Orvil and Gloria Franzen Organ Recital Series.

Areté Vocal Ensemble
'Considering Matthew Shepard'

Samuelson Chapel

Areté, the innovative professional ensemble of vocal artists, returns to the stage for its 11th season to perform Considering Matthew Shepard by Craig Hella Johnson. Wyant Morton conducts.

Faculty Recital: Micah Wright

Samuelson Chapel

Micah Wright, clarinet, is joined by organist Thomas Mellan performing works by Berg, Stravinsky, Poulenc and Mozart.

Faculty Recital: Yoshika Masuda
Cello Identity

Samuelson Chapel

Described by the press as “one of the finest cellists of his generation,” Yoshika Masuda presents a recital featuring works solely composed for solo cello.

An Evening of Symphonic Music
Wind Ensemble and String Symphony

Samuelson Chapel

The Wind Ensemble and the University String Symphony perform under the direction of Michael Hart and Yoshika Masuda.

Christmas Festival Concerts
Let All the Nations Be Gathered Together

Samuelson Chapel

The CLU Choral Ensembles and University String Symphony combine forces to present the annual Christmas Festival Concerts. Wyant Morton and Yoshika Masuda conduct.

Mariachi Ensemble Concert

Samuelson Chapel

The Cal Lutheran Mariachi Ensemble performs classic songs from the mariachi repertoire.

Jazz Collective

Preus-Brandt Forum

Student performers in the jazz ensemble play standards and modern classics.