THE ELIXIR OF LOVE, WHY DO YOU STAND THERE IN THE RAIN? and More Set for Pepperdine University, Feb-April 2013

The Pepperdine University Fine Arts Division announces several music, opera, and theatre performances, listed below, during the months of February through April 2013.

For more information, call Pepperdine's Box Office at (310) 506-4522 or visit Tickets (other than those that are discounted or free) are also available through Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787. Free tickets to choir and orchestra concerts are available for Pepperdine students, faculty, and staff with ID.

Christopher Parkening Classical Guitar Master Class
Saturday, February 16, 2-6 p.m., Free for auditors
Raitt Recital Hall

Heart o' the Hills (1919)
A Mary Pickford silent film featuring Maria Newman's original score performed live by Pepperdine's Collegium Musicum in collaboration with Malibu Friends of Music. Scott Hosfeld, conductor; Maria Newman, violin.
Saturday, February 16, 7 p.m., Free
Stauffer Chapel

The Flora L. Thornton Opera Program presents
The Elixir of Love (L'elisir d'amore)
Henry Price, Director
With the Pepperdine University Orchestra
This comic story about a love-struck youth who procures a "magic" potion to gain the affection of a young woman is transported to pre-World War II California citrus country in this reimagining of Gaetano Donizetti's classic opera. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
Thursday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 23, 7:30 p.m.
$10 for Pepperdine students
$12 for Pepperdine faculty and staff
Smothers Theatre

Paul Barnes, piano
Guest Artist Recital
Paul Barnes has electrified audiences with his intensely expressive playing and cutting-edge programming. For his return to Pepperdine's Raitt Recital Hall, he presents a program of world premieres he has given since 2007, including the winning composition of the American Liszt Society Bicentennial Composition Competition and N. Lincoln Hanks' masterwork Monstre sacré, a composition commissioned by Barnes.
Tuesday, March 5, 7:30 p.m., Free
Raitt Recital Hall

Pepperdine Chamber Choir and Collegium Musicum Novum
Ryan Board and N. Lincoln Hanks, Directors
"Ritual, Mystics, and Icons: Vocal and Instrumental Chamber Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries"
Tuesday, March 19, 7:30 p.m., Free
Stauffer Chapel

Pepperdine Wind Ensemble
Tony Cason, Director
Thursday, March 21, 7:30 p.m., Free
Smothers Theatre

Pepperdine Chamber Choir and Collegium Musicum Novum
Ryan Board and N. Lincoln Hanks, Directors
"America Quaint and Curious"
Tuesday, March 26, 7:30 p.m., Free
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art

Pepperdine Theatre Department presents
Why Do You Stand There in the Rain?
By Scottish Playwright Peter Arnott
US Premiere
Cathy Thomas-Grant, Director
The year is 1932, and 25,000 unemployed World War I veterans occupy Washington, DC, to petition the government peacefully for promised relief. The response? Drive the veterans out with bayonets, bullets, poison gas, and fire! Featuring the music of Woody Guthrie and his contemporaries, Pepperdine students tell the story of the Bonus Army March: a national campaign for food, work, and justice--a true story for here and now, told in the words and songs of those who were there. Commissioned by Pepperdine University and first presented in its world premiere by Pepperdine students at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in summer 2012.
Tuesday, April 2-Saturday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.
$10 for Pepperdine students
$12 for Pepperdine faculty and staff
Smothers Theatre
There will be a talkback with the actors and director after the Wednesday performance.

Melanie Emelio, soprano; Andrew Cook, cello; Shari Raynor, piano
Faculty Recital
Featuring works by Beethoven and André Previn.
Sunday, April 7, 4 p.m., Free
Raitt Recital Hall

Pepperdine Jazz Ensemble
Brian Scanlon, Director
Monday, April 8, 7:30 p.m., Free
Raitt Recital Hall

Pepperdine Choral Masterworks Concert
Ryan Board, Director
A collaboration with the Pepperdine choirs, San Diego State University Chamber Singers, and Malibu High School Chamber Choir featuring Ralph Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem, performed with orchestra. A tribute and benefit concert for the men, women, and veterans of the US Armed Forces. Donations will be accepted. There will be a reception immediately following the concert.
Saturday, April 13, 7:30 p.m., $10
Smothers Theatre

Pepperdine Orchestra Masterworks Concert
Tony Cason, Director
Featuring the 2013 Thomas M. Osborn Concerto Competition winner.
Monday, April 15, 7:30 p.m., $10
Smothers Theatre

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