Musco Center at Chapman University Unveils Star-Studded 2018-19 Season

The Musco Center for the Arts has announced an exciting and diverse lineup for their 2018-19 season. First opening in 2016, this will only be the Musco Center’s third season, yet it’s filled with renowned performers who have spent decades honing their craft and experience.

Musco Center Dean and Artistic Director William Hall says: “Once again, the line-up is led by our friend and advisor Plácido Domingo,” with Executive Director Richard T. Bryant adding that “There is no doubt that Maestro Domingo’s long relationship with Paul and Marybelle Musco, and subsequently to the Musco Center, has accelerated by more than a few years our emerging reputation as one the nation’s leading performing arts centers on a university campus.”

This season will also see a number of jazz musicians, big bands, chamber music quartets, and more upon the stage of Chapman University.

A full list of the Musco Center’s performances can be found on their website.

Highlights of the 2018-19 season include:

“Beauty and the Beast” in Concert – Chapman University invites audiences to see the beloved Disney film accompanied by a live orchestra comprised of professional musicians as well as Chapman students.

Performance – Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018.

“Don Carlo” in Concert  – Audiences won’t want to miss this star-studded concert performance of Verdi’s “Don Carlo,” featuring Ramon Vargas in the title role, Plácido Domingo as Rodrigo, Ana Maria Martinez as Elisabetta, and Ferruccio Furlanetto as King Philip. This performance will feature the LA Opera and Chorus and Orchestra, under the baton of conductor James Conlon.

Performance – Monday, Oct. 1, 2018.

“An Evening with Nathan and Julie Gunn” – The renowned baritone will be joined onstage by his wife and pianist Julie Gunn for an intimate evening of songs, with selections from Mozart, Bernstein, and Kurt Weill.

Performance – Sunday, October 28, 2018.

“Michael Feinstein Holiday Show” – Feinstein will treat audiences to Christmas songs as well as pop favorites from The Great American Songbook.

Performance – Friday, December 14, 2018.

“Legal Immigrant” – Tony Award-winner Alan Cumming will perform a one-man cabaret of stories and songs based on his life as an immigrant from Scotland.

Performance – Saturday, January 26, 2019.


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