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Colorado State University Center for the Arts – Griffin Concert Hall

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1400 Remington Street Fort Collins, CO 80521

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April 2017
$1 - $18

University Symphony Orchestra Concert

Fri Apr 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Once on Apr 28, 2017

The University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Wes Kenney, performs the great orchestra showpiece Pictures at an Exhibition by Modeste Mussorgsky, as transcribed by Maurice Ravel. Expressing his excitement about the concert’s guest soloist, the maestro welcomes CSU faculty artist Barbara Thiem on what many consider the greatest cello concerto ever written, Ernst Bloch's Schlomo; from the composer’s “Jewish Cycle,” the work premiered in Carnegie Hall in 1917. According to the score’s notes, Mason Bates' Mothership “imagines the orchestra as…

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FREE and open to the public

Freshman Voice Studio Recital / FREE

Sat Apr 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A recital featuring students from CSU’s voice studios, including the Freshman Voice Studio.

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$1 - $18

World Percussion Ensemble Concert

Sun Apr 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

CSU’s world percussion ensembles perform a varied concert featuring the calypso music of Trinidad/Tobago performed by the steel pan bands, the ragtime era represented by the 1930s George Hamilton Green Rag Band, the Civil War Era Rope Drum Ensemble, and the frame drums of the Middle Eastern Ensemble. “This concert, with something for everyone, shows the diversity in our terrific percussion world,” said Dr. Eric Hollenbeck, percussion director.

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FREE and open to the public

Concert Band and Concert Orchestra Concert / FREE

Sun Apr 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Concert Orchestra’s program titled Looking Back to Look Forward opens with Edvard Grieg's ‘Holberg’ Suite, Op. 40, conducted by Leslie Stewart. Professor Stewart articulates that, “although the Neo-Classical style is most often associated with 20th century composers such as Prokofiev and Stravinsky, Grieg anticipated this trend in 1884 with his suite based on 18th century dance forms. 18th century composer Georg Christoph Wagenseil wrote one of the earliest concertos for trombone in 1763 and is considered one of the…

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May 2017
$1 - $18

Symphonic Band Concert

Thu May 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join the CSU Symphonic Band, conducted by Dr. Richard Frey, as they conclude the school year with a program titled "Sanctuary." “The idea of ‘sanctuary’ conveys a rich diversity of images of peace, solitude, strength, and protection,” explains Frey. The concert program explores each of these, including Roy Magnuson's "That Dear Land of Rest".

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$10 - $22

Borromeo String Quartet

Fri May 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Borromeo’s visionary performances include both fresh interpretations of the classical music canon and works by 20th and 21st century composers.

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