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Clayes Collage Concert Set for Meng Hall

March 23 Benefit Concert to Increase Scholarships Will Showcase Student Musicians

March 6, 2013

With performances ranging from jazz to classical music, Cal State Fullerton’s instrumental and vocal student ensembles will be showcased at the Clayes Collage Concert in Meng Hall of the Joseph Clayes III Performing Arts Center on campus March 23.

The 8 p.m. benefit concert, sponsored by Morningside, a retirement community in Fullerton, aims to raise funds to provide scholarships for music students. Tickets are $20-$25 and can be purchased online or by calling 657-278-3371.

More than 200 students will be performing in the non-stop, 90-minute concert, when one musical group will segue into the next and so on, without breaks. Ensembles will be performing on the main stage and all over Meng Hall, surrounding concertgoers while providing a live surround-sound musical experience. The audience won’t receive a program listing the pieces until after the concert is over, and concert organizers are not revealing the musical numbers the students will perform.

“Imagine a restaurant you've been to before and really enjoy. Because you’ve been there before, you know and trust the chefs. They are offering a special prix fixe menu as a single unique event, and they are not revealing what is on the menu, but you know it is going to be delicious, well-prepared and immensely satisfying because you know and trust the chefs. That is the Collage Concert,” said Marc R. Dickey, chair of music.

“The Clayes Collage Concert showcases both the stellar talent of our Music Department students and our exquisite Meng Concert Hall. It is an incredibly unique and memorable evening of music,” CSUF President Mildred García said.

For more information, visit the College of the Arts website.

Media Contact: Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586

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