Creative State Opening Day

Saturday, September 28, 2013, 5:00 pm
This first-ever campus arts festival showcases the best of SF State, ranging from San Francisco's longest running chamber music concert series and a world-class art exhibit to short films and poetry readings. Be among the first 70 guests and get a coupon for the food trucks parked on site. Free.
Creative Arts and Fine Arts buildings
College of Liberal and Creative Arts
SF State Box Office
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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

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