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Lawrence Ferrara and Shiqi Li due to perform Sept. 28 at Knuth Hall

Lawrence Ferrara and Shiqi Li due to perform Sept. 28 at Knuth Hall
September 28, 2018

Lecturer Lawrence Ferrara and Shiqi Li are performing together to bring festive and romantic music to SF State. The performance will be on Sept. 28 at 1 p.m at Knuth Hall in the Creative Arts building. The...

Classical musician stars play at Knuth Hall

Associate Professor Jassen Todorv and graduate student Adrian Borcea play three of Mozart's Sonatas on violin and piano in Knuth Hall Wednesday, Feb. 5. Photo by Lorisa Salvatin / Xpress
February 6, 2014

[set_id=72157640601508315] On Wednesday afternoon, while most students were in class, Knuth Hall reverberated with the sound of classical music, as violinist Jassen Todorov and pianist Adrian Borcea...

US Air Force band plays chamber recital in Knuth Hall

US Air Force band plays chamber recital in Knuth Hall
October 1, 2013

[set_id=72157636103375344] As Senior Airman Matthew Garza concluded his opening speech, three musicians, dressed in dark blue Air Force uniforms, walked in unison toward center stage. Members of...

Dean reconsiders proposed dance space following town hall meeting

Monday, November 3, Students, parents and faculty gathered in Knuth Hall for to discuss the future of the dance department's studio FA203 Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.
November 4, 2014

Tensions ran high at the packed town hall meeting in Knuth Hall yesterday where the SF State community met to address the conversion of the Fine Arts dance studio into a campus museum. “You’re...

Kabuki actor brings a dose of Japanese tradition to campus

November 12, 2019

Kabuki actor Kyôzô Nakamura displayed four hundred years of Japanese theater tradition in Knuth Hall last Friday as part of a lecture and demonstration of Kabuki theater. After a brief introduction...

Clarinetist and pilates instructor to give lecture

Clarinetist and pilates instructor to give lecture
March 1, 2019

SF State School of Music will be hosting an event titled “Mara Plotkin: Movement for Musicians.” At the event, Mara Plotkin’s will lecture on her background in music as well as her experience learning...

Students express what Afro-Cuban Jazz ensemble means to them

Ahkeel Mestayer-Velasquez plays the drums during the Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble Concert at SF State’s Knuth Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 5 2018. (Mira Laing/Golden Gate Xpress)
December 7, 2018

The seats of Knuth Hall fill up as the audience waits to hear the smooth jazz sound of Dr. John Calloway’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble. The lights dimmed, Calloway clapped his hands to a beat and trumpets,...

Afro-Cuban Jazz ensemble performs for change

Afro-Cuban Jazz ensemble performs for change
December 4, 2018

On Dec. 5, in Knuth Hall on SF State’s campus, the Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble will be performing a diverse range of music at their fall concert “Music of Resistance, Dignity and Solidarity”, starting...

SF State Spooktacular Concert Debut’s Student Orchestra, Wind and Brass Ensemble

SF State Spooktacular Concert Debut's Student Orchestra, Wind and Brass Ensemble
October 31, 2018

SF State’s orchestra, wind ensemble and brass ensemble welcomes student’s and the community to their first ever Spooktacular Concert in the Knuth Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30...

SF State improv groups commemorate social justice

John-Carlos Perea, an associate professor for American Indian Studies, checks the sound while playing his flute for his performance in a recital at Knuth Hall at SF State on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The recital emphasizes Alcatraz Meditations and Reflections commemorating the Native American Occupation of Alcatraz in 1969 and the 50th anniversary of the Student Strike at SF State hosted by the group ImprovisAsians. (Lindsey Moore/ Golden Gate Xpress)
October 19, 2018

Gathered on cloth-covered seats, students and visitors clumped together sporadically throughout Knuth Hall at SF State in anticipation of a cultural commemoration. They came to support their friends, search...

Musicians meditate to diminish stage fright and examine their sixth sense

Musicians meditate to diminish stage fright and examine their sixth sense
September 20, 2018

Feet planted on the floor, spines straightened and supported, hands relaxed and eyes closed as the first meditation of the Mindfulness for Musicians lecture took place in Knuth Hall. Stage fright, creative...

When the Stars begin to Fall

Nikolas Nackley, Director of the Chamber Singers at SF State, conducts the ensemble during the Black History Month Celebration Recital at SF State on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Joey Vangsness/Golden Gate Xpress)
February 16, 2018

As part of Black History Month, SF State’s School of Music put on a selection of spiritual concert songs — songs with deep ties to the history of enslavement in the United States. The songs were...

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