Contra Tiempo
Classroom Connections : Your Donations In Action

Arts for Life’s  Classroom Connections  program provides essential arts exposure to Long Beach schoolchildren by connecting leading artists to Long Beach schools. Last season,  Classroom Connections  reached over 2,700 students and conducted 127 workshops at 15 schools.

Ensemble Mik Nawooj
Free Community Concert
Fri, Nov. 8, 2019 at 7pm

Join us on November 8, 2019 at 7pm for a free public concert by Ensemble Mik Nawooj.

Where does my donation go?

Arts for Life donations and grant funding allow us to provide arts experiences to students and our community. Your donations cover artist fees and transportation costs, provide busing scholarships, as well as offset other costs associated with bringing artists into the classroom and into our theatre.

Donor Spotlight
 When Greg Kuritz visited the Carpenter Performing Arts Center this past April as one of the organizers of a four-day Carpenters convention, he was in the company of two busloads of Carpenters fans. The Carpenter Center and our Carpenters Exhibit was one stop on a tour of Carpenters landmarks, but the group was so impressed with their reception here that they recently decided to donate their remaining funds to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. We’re grateful to all of the Carpenters 50th Anniversary Celebration Attendees for their generous gift as we continue to honor the legacy of Richard and Karen Carpenter.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Concert Series
Wed, Nov. 20, 2019 at 8pm

The Carpenter Center and the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music showcase talented students and exceptional music in a series of free performances held at the Carpenter Center. The next free concert will be on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 8pm.

Symphonic Jazz Orchestra
Symphonic Jazz Orchestra
Sun, Nov. 17, 2019 at 3pm

Symphonic Jazz Orchestra returns on Sunday, November 17 at 3pm with g uest soloist Chris Brubeck, son of the late Dave Brubeck.

Free Lecture Series
Carpenter Center Free Lecture Series
Thu, Nov. 7, 2019 at 7pm

Join Dr. Ray Briggs, professor of Jazz Studies and Music History at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7pm for From the Cabaret to the Concert Hall: Exploring the Wide World of Jazz.

25 th Anniv ersar y Season
Fall at the Carpenter Center includes something for everyone, from canine superstars to intimate cabaret jazz, a podcast pioneer, and a YouTube phenomenon.