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January
2022
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Panel on HBO Series Highlights Arts & Lectures This Spring

A panel on the acclaimed HBO docuseries “Exterminate All the Brutes” highlights the spring lineup of the longstanding Arts & Lectures series at Cal State San Marcos.  

After the series took place in a virtual format for the last three semesters because of the coronavirus pandemic, Arts & Lectures is scheduled to take place largely in person this spring, subject to change based on developments related to COVID-19.

This season boasts a diverse selection of nine events as the university hosts renowned guest speakers and performances.  

Attendees can reserve tickets online via the Arts & Lectures website beginning Jan. 24.  

 

Brazilian Music for Cello and Piano 

Feb. 1, 7 p.m., Arts 111 

Aline AlvesLars HoefsPianist Aline Alves and cellist Lars Hoefs will present a program of new arrangements of Heitor Villa-Lobos’ celebrated Bachianas Brasileiras series, as well as fascinating works by contemporary Brazilian composers. Alves maintains a private studio of talented students in Campinas, Brazil and teaches at the Suzuki Center. Hoefs is a professor of cello and music history at Sao Paulo State University in Campinas and is artistic director of the annual Villa-Lobos International Chamber Music Festival in Southern California, in its seventh year. As a duo, Alves and Hoefs have performed concerts for festivals and congresses at the Villa-Lobos Museum in Rio de Janeiro, the Rio International Cello Encounter, the Brazilian Association of Musical Performance and the Villa-Lobos Symposium.  

CSUSM students: Free  
Community: $10 
Faculty/staff/alumni: $5 

 

Ching-Ming Cheng Campus Concert  

Feb. 4, 7 p.m., Arts 111 

Ching-Ming ChengChing-Ming Cheng, chair of the CSUSM music department, will be performing live on campus for the first time since the pandemic. She will be joined by Janet Kao, faculty pianist at Chapman University and Cheng’s longtime friend. They will present a two-piano concert featuring old-time favorite tunes like Carmen Fantasy and the Disney theme medley.

CSUSM students: Free  
Community: $10 
Faculty/staff/alumni: $5 

 

“Exterminate All the Brutes”

Feb. 23, 6 p.m., USU Ballroom (and streamed online) 

"Exterminate All the Brutes"In April 2021, HBO released acclaimed Black Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck’s newest film, “Exterminate All the Brutes.” An epic four-part docuseries, the film is based on three critical historical texts by authors Sven Lindquist, Michel-Rolph Trouillot and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. “Exterminate” breaks new cinematic ground for the way it reframes not only the United States’ history of slavery, genocide and racism as stemming from European colonialism, but also these histories’ relationship to the Jewish Holocaust and the Haitian Revolution. In this Arts & Lectures signature event, the American Indian Studies department will screen the first episode of the series and feature a panel discussion with Dunbar-Ortiz, CSUSM faculty Joely Proudfit and Dina Gilio-Whitaker, and a special guest to be announced.  

CSUSM students: Free  
Community: $12
Faculty/staff/alumni: $6 

 

Camarada presents “Baroque and Blue” 

March 3, noon, Arts 111 

"Baroque and Blue"Join one of San Diego’s premier ensembles, Camarada, for an all-embracing list of composers and merging of musical styles. The event will feature flutist Beth Ross Buckley, CSUSM faculty pianist Dana Burnett, percussionist Duncan Moore and CSUSM faculty bassist Mackenzie Leighton. Two pieces featured will be CPE Bach’s dazzling sonata for flute and keyboard, and selections from the beloved jazz suite by French composer Claude Bolling for flute, piano, bass and percussion. Grammy-winning John Clayton’s “Bach to Blues” for solo bass will be performed by Leighton. 

CSUSM students: Free  
Community: $10 
Faculty/staff/alumni: $5 

 

Voices of Our City Choir 

March 17, noon, USU Amphitheater 

Voices of Our City ChoirVoices of Our City Choir is a nonprofit organization that is helping San Diego’s unsheltered neighbors reconnect with hope and possibility through the healing power of music. Founded in 2016, the choir serves as a safe space for mutual aid and community-building, and gives a voice to San Diego's unsheltered community, both past and present. In addition to its programs and advocacy work, Voices of Our City Choir serves as an inspirational musical ensemble. In 2020, the choir was introduced to a national audience when it reached the semifinals of the NBC show “America’s Got Talent.” The choir performs with an award-winning jazz group, and performance-generated funds help employ case management staff and provide food and resources to choir members.  

CSUSM students: Free  
Community: Free
Faculty/staff/alumni: Free 

 

Rose Schindler, Holocaust Survivor 

April 11, 6 p.m., USU Ballroom 

Rose Schindler​Rose Schindler (born 1929) was only 14 years old when she was deported to Auschwitz along with her parents, aunt, five sisters and two brothers. Her new memoir, “Two Who Survived,” chronicles her experiences in the Holocaust and her life afterward, including falling in love with another survivor and moving to San Diego. Schindler is one of the few survivors still able to speak about living through the Holocaust. Her signed memoir will be given to 50 audience members on a first-come, first-served basis so her story can live on.  

CSUSM students: Free  
Community: $10 
Faculty/staff/alumni: $5  

 

Jon Keith 

April 12, noon, USU Amphitheater  

Jon KeithJon Keith is not your typical hip-hop artist, and that is immediately recognizable when you listen to his music. Join us as Keith talks about his musical journal and how he has managed to become a full-time artist. This will feature both a live performance and a question-and-answer session. 

CSUSM students: Free  
Community: Free 
Faculty/staff/alumni: Free 

 

D’FaQTo Life: An Entertaining Evening with D’Lo 

April 12, 5 p.m., USU Ballroom  

D'LoD’Lo​ is a queer/transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American speaker and performer whose work ranges from keynotes and workshops to stand-up comedy, from one-person shows to poetry and spoken word. Rooted in social justice, D'Lo brings the fierce with the funny through his presentations and stand-up comedy about being a queer/trans artist and activist raised within an immigrant family and community, as well as his stories about being an artist schooled by hip-hop, feminists and queer artist elders. D'Lo's acting credits include the HBO series “Looking,” the Amazon series “Transparent,” the Netflix series “Sense8,” the USA Network series “Mr. Robot” and NBC's “Connecting.” 

CSUSM students: Free  
Community: $10 
Faculty/staff/alumni: $5 

 

White Supremacy by Any Other Name: The Anti-Black Origins of Sexual Violence in the U.S.  

April 19, 6 p.m., Zoom webinar 

Ericka HartEricka Hart is a black queer femme activist, writer, public speaker and award-winning sexuality educator with a Master of Education in human sexuality from Widener University in Pennsylvania. Hart’s work broke ground when she went topless, showing her double mastectomy scars, in public in 2016. Hart's voice is rooted in leading-edge thought around human sexual expression as inextricable to overall human health and its intersections with race, gender, chronic illness and disability. Both radical and relatable, she continues to push well beyond the threshold of sex positivity.  

 CSUSM students: Free  
Community: Free 
Faculty/staff/alumni: Free 

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