Sixty years of Cal State Fullerton will be feted with 60 years of music at “Concert Under the Stars” on Sept. 23 on campus.
The event honors the university’s Diamond Jubilee with musicians and singers from the School of Music, including choirs and the jazz band; students specializing in musical theater, dance and technical theater; and art students assisting with video and imagery.
“Concert Under the Stars is a great opportunity for students to engage with our alumni,” said Dale Merrill, dean of the College of the Arts. “This year, we’re highlighting events that have taken place at Cal State Fullerton, and across our country, through music and imagery.”
The College of the Arts Jazz Ensemble, led by Bill Cunliffe and Charles Tumlinson, professors of music, will kick off the concert with classics and modern tunes. College of the Arts alumni Tim Alexander, Erin McNally, Lauren Nearhoff, Ryan Nearhoff, Chris Chatman and Melanie Taylor will perform such hits as “Another Day of Sun,” “With a Little Help From My Friends” and “Don’t Stop the Music.”
The evening will conclude with a fireworks display sponsored by the Anaheim Ducks.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.; gates open at 5 p.m. Free lawn seating is available. Reservations can be made online. Proceeds from the sale of tickets for those who reserve seats at tables go toward scholarships and student programs.
By staging this year’s production on the campus’s athletics fields, north of Titan Gym, more students can participate, Merrill adds.
Guests are can bring a picnic or purchase meals from food trucks on site. No outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.
Free general parking is located in Lots A and G. Parking for those with disabilities is available in Lot A and the State College Parking Structure. A map is available online.