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Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott w/The Assad Brothers
Cello, Piano & Guitar


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Which March performances will you be attending?
  • South African vocals - Ladysmith Black Mambazo (3/1)
  • Witty, original pop - Nellie McKay Band (3/7)
  • Celtic strings - Dervish (3/23)
  • Jazz - Branford Marsalis Quartet (3/27)
Read more on these performances below! Don't forget, we still have the Red Star Red Army Dance Chorus and Dance Ensemble coming on Wednesday, February 29. 
Join the 40 million viewers of the "Stand by Me" YouTube video by Playing For Change. 
Playing For Change
"Stand by Me" on YouTube
More information on the Playing For Change performance below. 

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In The News

Read show reviews and previews by local media 


"Red Star ensemble shines bright"

- Chico Enterprise Record


"Lights! Action! LUMA Theater comes to Chico State"

- Chico Enterprise Record


"Taiko: cultural beats heard 'round the world"

- The Orion 


Video Coverage of "Tao: The Art of the Drum"

- TheOrionVideo on YouTube


"Los Lonely Boys keep it in the family"

- Chico Enterprise Record


"Travel the World" with Chico Performances

- Growing Up Chico Magazine 


Photo Gallery


Our photo gallery now features Chico State's President Zingg backstage with TAO, the master dance class, taught by the Martha Graham Dance Company, Los Lonely Boys live at KZFR radio station and the LUMA Theater light show Field Trip performance.


Master dance class



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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

South African a Cappella

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Laxson Auditorium

$30 Premium | $25 Adult | $23 Senior | $18 Student/Child



For more than 40 years, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has married the music of their native South African to the sounds and sentiments of gospel music.  Exuding joy and warmth, they perform a Cappella harmony with intricate choreography, colorful dress, and cultural pride.

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Nellie McKay Band

Eccentric Rock n' Pop n' Jazz

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Laxson Auditorium

$25 Premium | $20 Adult | $18 Senior | $12 Student/Child



McKay has released three wildly acclaimed albums of original compositions - part cabaret, part sparkly pop, part Doris Day, and always cleverly delivered. Along with her band, she will be highlighting her newest album, Home Sweet Mobile Home. This evening performance is entitled Nellie McKay: "I Want to Live!"


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Playing for Change

Connecting the World through Music

Wednesday, March 14, 2011

Laxson Auditorium

$27 Premium | $22 Adult | $20 Senior | $15 Student/Child


 Playing for Change

It started as a recording studio on wheels travelling the globe collecting the sounds and songs of local musicians to recreate internationally loved songs like Bob Marley's "Redemption Song," Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground" and John Lennon's "Imagine." Today, Playing for Change is a worldwide multimedia movement and YouTube sensation that aims to break social boundaries and inspire peace by connecting people of different geographic, political, economic, spiritual or ideological backgrounds through music.

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Irish Celtic

Friday, March 23, 2012

Laxson Auditorium

$25 Premium | $20 Adult | $18 Senior | $12 Student/Child




This pre-eminent Irish band has been lighting up stages with an energetic folk sound and high-voltage musicianship. A Dervish performance ranges from wildly powerful to soft and soothing, all performed on fiddle, flute, accordion, bodhrán, mandola and bouzouki. 



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An Evening with 

Branford Marsalis

Jazz Quartet

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Laxson Auditorium

$35 Premium | $30 Adult | $28 Senior | $23 Student/Child

Branford Marsalis


NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. He is the leader of one of the finest jazz Quartets today, and a frequent soloist with classical ensembles. The Marsalis' quartet features pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis, and drummer Justin Faulkner performing original compositions, along with Marsalis on tenor, soprano, and alto saxophones.


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