CSU Happenings Jan. 18-26

JAN. 18-21 CSU THEATRE STAGING CHILDRENS PRODUCTION WHY MOSQUITOES BUZZ
CSUs Department of Theatre is staging Why Mosquitoes Buzz through Sunday in the Davidson Student Center auditorium. Opening Thursday night, the production is based on a Nigerian folktale about a mosquito that upsets an entire animal kingdom. Weekend show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 per adult and $5 apiece for seniors, children, active military and CSU alumni. CSU faculty, staff and students receive one free ticket per production.

JAN. 19-20 HONOR BANDS OF GEORGIA CLINIC TO FEATURE SATURDAY CONCERT
CSUs Schwob School of Music will host an inaugural Honor Bands of Georgia clinic and concert on Friday and Saturday in the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. A closing concert at 5:30 p.m. Saturday will be free and open to the public in Legacy Hall. CSU conceived the event to promote music education while honoring Georgias finest high school bands. Selected by a respected out-of-state panel, the participating bands are the Brookwood High School (Snellville) Symphonic Winds, the North Cobb High School (Kennesaw) Wind Symphony and the Starrs Mill (Fayetteville) High School Wind Ensemble. The closing concert will feature performances by each band, followed by the CSU Wind Ensemble. An in-depth profile of each band and instructions for nominating an ensemble for the 2008 Honor Bands of Georgia Clinic is online .

JAN. 24 NCAA BASKETBALL DOUBLEHEADER: CSU HOSTS GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN
The CSU mens and womens basketball squads will host Georgia Southwestern for games at 5:30 p.m. (women) and 7:30 p.m. (men) Wednesday in the Lumpkin Center. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students (age 5 through college) and free with CSU or Cougar Club member ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://cougarsports.colstate.edu.

JAN. 25 PREMIER SERIES CONCERT: JON KIMURA PARKER AND FRIENDS
CSUs Schwob School of Music will present a Premier Series concert by Jon Kimura Parker and Friends at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 in the RiverCenters Legacy Hall. The program will feature chamber music, including Milhaud's Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano and Faure's Piano Quartet C Minor, Op. 15. Parker, a pianist, will perform with CSU faculty artists Sergiu Schwartz, violin; Manuel Diaz, viola; Andre Gaskins, cello; and Lisa Oberlander, clarinet. Reserved seating is $20 per ticket with discounts for seniors and military personnel. Tickets are available at the RiverCenter Box Office or by calling 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

JAN. 26 ALUMNI GALA ART EXHIBITION AND AUCTION
The CSU Alumni Association will hold its annual Gala Art Exhibition and Auction on Friday, Jan. 26 in CSUs Cunningham Center. The event will begin with a preview at 7 p.m., followed by the auction at 8 p.m. The show will include art in all media and price ranges, provided by Marlin Art, Inc. of Deer Park, N.Y. Admission is $5 and includes a door prize drawing, wine and cheese, and hors d'oeuvres. For more information or tickets, call 706-568-2280.

CSU VOCALIST WINS SOUTHEAST COMPETITION
CSU senior Michael Sumuel, a voice performance major from Odessa, Texas, captured first place in the Southern Division of the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Voice Competition on Jan. 14 at Florida State University. Sumuel, a baritone, was accompanied by Janie Lee Bullock, pianist and Schwob School of Music adjunct instructor. Sumuels competition represented Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Georgia. He will advance to the MTNA national finals, March 23-27 in Toronto.