Creative State Opening Day
Opening Day closes with the opening concert of the Morrison Artists Series’ 58th season, featuring SF State’s resident Alexander String Quartet. The ensemble will perform the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning Professor Emeritus Wayne Peterson’s new composition Bright Reflections. Guest clarinetist David Shifrin joins the quartet for classics from Mozart and Brahms. Free tickets are required.
In the Fine Arts Gallery, The Illuminated Library displays both contemporary and historic explorations of the book form and the relationship of text and image, including rare illustrated manuscripts. Inside the gallery, SF State’s Gregorian chant ensemble Schola Civilis will deliver an exclusive performance one of the manuscripts on display. Student festivities include a performance by the SF State Chamber Singers, readings of new plays and poetry, a dance showcase and film screening. Student-run radio station KSFS will welcome guests into its studio from noon to 2pm.
Art: The Illuminated Library
Diverse styles, unique art for children’s books, illuminated musical scores, pop-up books and artists’ books.
Fine Arts Gallery, noon–4pm
Music: SF State Chamber Singers and University Chorus
Open rehearsal of Verdi’s Requiem, 50 years after students performed the composition in memory of President Kennedy.
Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall, 1–2pm
Theatre Arts: Readings of new plays
Terry Boero, Casey Robbins, Nara Dahlbacka, Hunter Ridenour and maybe more. Informal, in progress and always an adventure.
Creative Arts Building, Studio Theatre, 1–2pm
Dance: Choreography showcase
New work by faculty and advanced students, performed by professional Bay Area dancers, alumni and SF State’s University Dance Theatre.
Fine Arts Building, Room 203, 1–2pm
KSFS Media: KSFS radio open studio
Stop by the radio station to observe a live broadcast.
Creative Arts Building, Room 116, noon–2pm
Creative Writing: poetry readings
Master of Fine Arts candidates Cara Baker, Daniel Suarez and Aurelia Cortes Peyron.
Creative Arts Building, Room 146, 1–2pm
Cinema: short films
Best of recent student works, including selections to Sundance, Cannes, SXSW and Telluride.
Fine Arts Building, Coppola Theatre, 1:15–2:15pm
Art/Music: Schola Civilis
Student Gregorian chant choir performs a 15th-century illuminated manuscript.
Fine Arts Building, Fine Arts Gallery, 1:30pm
Morrison Artists Series: pre-concert talk
Richard Festinger, composer, professor and Morrison Artists Series artistic director.
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre, 2pm
Morrison Artists Series concert: Alexander String Quartet with David Shifrin, Clarinet
World premiere by Pulitzer-winning Professor Emeritus Wayne Peterson and classics by Mozart and Brahms.
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre, 3pm
- Morrison Chamber Music Center: Pre-Concert Talk: Alexander String Quartet with special guest David Shifrin, clarinet, September 29, 2pm
- Morrison Artists Series: Alexander String Quartet with special guest David Shifrin, clarinet, September 29, 3pm
- The Illuminated Library, September 21–October 17