Various dates, February-April 2014

Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA


The Pepperdine University Fine Arts Division announces several opera, music, and theatre performances, listed below, during the months of February through April 2014.


For more information, call Pepperdine's Box Office at (310) 506-4522 or visit




The Flora L. Thornton Opera Program presents

Così fan tutte ("All Women Are Like That!")

Henry Price, Director

With the Pepperdine University Orchestra

Mozart's sparkling comic opera is sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Thursday, February 20, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 22, 7:30 p.m.


Smothers Theatre



Free tickets to choir and orchestra concerts are available for Pepperdine students, faculty, and staff with ID.


Christopher Parkening Master Class

Saturday, February 15, 2-6 p.m., Free

Raitt Recital Hall


Taso Comanescu and Mak Grgi , Guitars

Faculty/Guest Artist Recital

Featuring music by Dowland, Telemann, Granados, Villa-Lobos, Turina, and others.

More information:

Friday, March 7, 7:30 p.m., Free

Raitt Recital Hall


Pepperdine Wind Ensemble

Tony Cason, Director

Thursday, March 20, 7:30 p.m., Free

Smothers Theatre


Pepperdine Jazz Ensemble

Brian Scanlon, Director

Monday, April 7, 7:30 p.m., Free

Raitt Recital Hall


Pepperdine Orchestra and Choir Masterworks Concert

Ryan Board and Tony Cason, Directors

Featuring Pepperdine's Concert Choir and Orchestra performing John Rutter's Gloria and Antonín Dvo ák's Te Deum, as well as the Thomas Osborn Concerto Competition winner.

Thursday, April 10, 7:30 p.m., $10

Smothers Theatre


Pepperdine Pickford Ensemble

N. Lincoln Hanks, Director

"Up Against the Screen: New Music with Film": featuring world premieres of original works by Pepperdine student composers.

Saturday, April 12, 7:30 p.m., Free

(Please note: This concert was originally scheduled for Thursday, April 3.)

Pepperdine Amphitheater


Pepperdine Percussion Ensemble

Scott Higgins, Director

Monday, April 14, 7:30 p.m., Free

Raitt Recital Hall


Pepperdine Chamber Choir

Ryan Board, Director

This concert will feature Pepperdine's top-tier auditioned choir in a performance of mostly a cappella sacred music. The concert will feature exquisite choral music specifically chosen for the Chamber Choir's performances this summer on its tour to Switzerland and the Czech Republic. With the church spaces of Europe in mind, Board chose literature especially suited for the reverberant, expansive acoustics of the venues in which the Chamber Choir will perform this July. Featured composers include T. L. Victoria, Duruflé, Parry, Brahms, and Rheinberger, as well as exciting newer works composed by César Carrillo, György Orbán, Karel Husa, and Paul Mealor.

Wednesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m., Free

(Please note: This concert was originally scheduled for Thursday, March 27.)

Stauffer Chapel


Pepperdine Guitar Ensemble

Christopher Parkening and Taso Comanescu, Directors

Thursday, April 17, 7:30 p.m., Free

Raitt Recital Hall




By William Shakespeare

Jason Chanos, Director

This enchanting and original vision that interweaves desire, magic, farce, and the theme of transformation showcases Shakespeare at his best and is regarded as his most beloved comedy.

Wednesday, April 2-Saturday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.


Smothers Theatre