Having trouble viewing this email? View it in a web browser.
Members of The Trocks posing in white

Like so many of you, I've been eagerly awaiting Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo's eighth appearance at the Carpenter Center. Their performance this Saturday, February 3, promises to be especially wonderful—the all-male comic ballet company is celebrating their 50th anniversary season!

From their humble off-off-Broadway beginnings to their worldwide acclaim, the company is such a pleasure to share with all of you. Don't miss favorites from their repertoire this Saturday, including selections from Swan Lake and Paquita. If you've never caught a Trocks' performance before, get your tickets now for a hilarious night you won't soon forget!

Following The Trocks' appearance, February marks the calm before the storm—Storm Large that is. The vocal powerhouse kicks off a whirlwind of shows next month with a performance both intimate and intoxicating (March 6 & 7). The fun continues on March 9 as pop culture icon Charo astounds with her flamenco guitar playing. Then, on March 15*, the Carpenter Center is jazz central as Grammy-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis and the Branford Marsalis Quartet return for an evening of stunning syncopation and phenomenal virtuosity.

There's even more music and dance coming next month. Discover the full February/March calendar of events below!
Megan's photo and Signature
Megan Kline Crockett
Executive Director

P.S. Symphonic Jazz Orchestra returns with a very special guest later this spring. Tickets to SJO's May concert will be available later this month—stay tuned!

*Please note that An Evening with Branford Marsalis has been rescheduled to Friday, March 15 at 8 p.m. Existing ticket holders should check their email for more information.
Les Ballets Trockadero de 
Monte Carlo photo

Sat, Feb 3 at 8 p.m.

With breathtaking pointe work and hilarious parodies of classical ballet favorites, the Trocks delight and awe.

Wed/Thu, Mar 6-7 at 7 p.m.

Powerhouse chanteuse Storm Large is back with more sultry and subversive jazz standards, showstoppers, and anthems.

Sat, Mar 9 at 8 p.m.

Pop culture icon Charo delivers a high-energy concert that includes her award-winning Flamenco guitar playing.
Branford Marsalis image

Fri, Mar 15 at 8 p.m.

The legendary saxophonist returns for more virtuosic improvisations with the Branford Marsalis Quartet.

Sat, Mar 17 at 2 p.m.

Miko Marks and Kristina Train celebrate the lives and music of Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton.
Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles with Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar image

Sat, Mar 23 at 8 p.m.

Miko Marks and Kristina Train celebrate the lives and music of Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton.
Mar 6–7 Storm Large
Mar 9 Charo
Mar 15 Branford Marsalis Quartet - NEW DATE!
Apr 6 Henry Winkler - NEW DATE!
May 8–9 Lucie Arnaz
May 11 Symphonic Jazz Orchestra (Arts for Life)
An Important Notice About Purchasing Tickets to Our Season Shows

For the best seats at the best prices, only purchase tickets to our season shows from www.carpenterarts.org and our ticketing partner TIX.com. No ticket resellers are authorized by the Carpenter Center to offer tickets to our season performances. The Carpenter Center cannot assume liability for tickets purchased elsewhere, and cannot resolve any disputes involving their use.

Upcoming Events from Our Campus Arts Partners
Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum presents Tuesday Talks at noon with artists, curators, and scholars. Exhibiting artist timo fahler presents stained-glass works exploring cultural hybridity on Feb. 13 and featured artist Ahree Lee discusses her exhibition technology informed textile and multimedia installation, Fabrication, on Feb. 27. Explore exhibitions and programs at csulb.edu/museum.