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Hilbert Museum Concert

Hilbert Museum Concert

Doors Open: 3:30 p.m.
Concert: 4 p.m.
Coffee and cookies reception immediately following the performance
Bridget Dolkas – violin
Agnes Gottschewski – violin
Joshua Newburger – viola
John Acosta – cello  
Dianne Manaster
Aaron McGee

Planetary Dream Collectors
Zoe Wilber
Reagan Shrum
Grace Papish
Elizabeth Gimple
Mariam Said (poet)
Sam Risak (poet)
Sierra Ellison (poet)
In collaboration with Anna Leahy and the Chapman MFA in Creative Writing program.
Presented by Chapman University and Pacific Symphony, this concert is part of INTERPLAY, in association with Chapman University's College of Performing Arts and the Hilbert Museum of California Art.


Pacific Symphony Principal second violinist Bridget Dolkas leads a string quartet in an immersive program inspired by dreams. As part of INTERPLAY, a collaboration with Chapman University's College of Performing Arts, the performance brings together live readings of student poetry and curated texts to explore the concept of “universal dreams” through music and words. Coffee and cookies reception to follow the performance. Free and open to the public.

Due to exceptional demand, this event has reached its maximum number of reservations and has SOLD OUT. For information about being put on a waitlist, please contact Susan Key at


Riley: Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector Part 1
Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, L 85, Op. 10
- IV: Très modéré – En animant peu à peu – Très mouvementé et avec passion
Kodály: String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 2
- III: Presto
Satie: Gnossienne No. 1
Dutilleux: Ainsi la nuit (Thus the night)
 - I: Nocturne
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
- III: Allegretto
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 in B♭ major, Op. 130
- V: Cavatina. Adagio molto espressivo
Garrop: String Quartet No. 2, "Demons and Angels"
- I: Demonic Spirits
Pärt: Summa
Riley: Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector Part 2

The Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University, which opened in 2016, was founded thanks to the generosity of founders Mark and Janet Hilbert. The Hilbert Collection – which includes oils, watercolors, sketches and lithographs of urban and industrial scenes, coastal views, farms, ranches and landscapes of everyday life – is a significant repository of images of the 20th century by California artists, celebrating the unique artistic and cultural development of the Golden State. 

PARKING is available in the Chapman University West Campus Structure at 230 N. Cypress St. or in the City of Orange Parking Structure at the corner of Chapman Ave. and Lemon St.  Each is an easy walk to the Museum!