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August 17, 2000

CSUS School of the Arts
Launches First Full Season

The fall 2000 semester marks the first complete season of the School of the Arts at California State University, Sacramento. With it comes many new performances and up-to-date twists on returning performing and visual art presentations.

The first in a series of joint shows with off-campus art galleries and the School of the Arts will be at the Sacramento Michael Himovitz Gallery in October. New CSUS art professor Linda Adair-Day will show recently completed paintings complemented by evening receptions featuring CSUS jazz musicians.

Theatre students and professional actors will take on Tennessee Williams' tumultuous Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in October, followed by the comedy The Servant of Two Masters in late October and early November. The comedy is a series of skits modeled after the original slapstick comedy of Italy dating back to the 1700s. Then, in a dramatic turn, Miriam's Flowers will be presented on stage in November and December. The play by Latina playwright Migdalia Cruz, details how a young woman destructively searches for self-value through sexual self-mutilation. The play is for mature audiences only.

Dancers will present the returning and energetic African Creative Expressions in September and October. And Dale Scholl Dance-Art will present a tribute to soul music with "Movin' to Motown" in November.

Also in November, the 23rd annual Festival of New American Music will be held featuring trailblazing composers Steve Reich and George Crumb as well as many returning favorites including the Lydian String Quartet and Juilliard String Quartet cellist Joel Krosnick.

Other musical highlights for the fall include 40 classical and jazz performances. In addition, the popular CSUS Opera Theatre will perform a series of one-act operas in November and December. Music will wrap up its fall season with "Procession of Carols." CSUS choral director Donald Kendrick will conduct the event that sells out every year.

Fans of the visual arts can look forward to shows in graphic design, interior design and photography throughout the semester. And, California Indian mixed media artist Frank Tuttle and African American expressionist Foad Sutterfield will show exhibits in the Robert Else Gallery in Kadema Hall from September through December.

More information is available from the CSUS School of the Arts at (916) 278-ARTS (2787).


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