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WELCOME TO YOUR UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR THE ARTS Welcome to the University Center for the Arts – home of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, and the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising at Colorado State University. As I begin my second year as the director of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD), I am filled with pride and enthusiasm for the upcoming season of performances and exhibitions being held in this wonderful facility. Our SMTD students are showcased in over 75 events throughout the fall. Highlights include the annual Fall Dance Concert and Senior Dance Major Capstone Concert; theatrical productions of Alfred Jarry’s groundbreaking Ubu Roi and the hysterical British farce Noises Off by Michael Frayn; and concerts by CSU’s numerous outstanding student performing ensembles, including the Chamber and Concert Choirs, University Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Percussion Ensemble, and many others. Don’t miss the Ralph Opera production of Die Fledermaus, as well as the annual Holiday Spectacular – both of which are perfect for the entire family during the holiday season. CSU performing arts students are surrounded by outstanding faculty and guest artists, who provide inspirational performances, classes, and workshops throughout the year. CSU faculty members will present over twenty recitals, workshops, and special events this fall, including the OcTUBAfest and BassoonaRAMa workshops, the annual Halloween Organ Extravaganza, as well as recitals for every instrument and collaborative productions that include faculty members from the across the school. In partnership with the Fort Collins Lincoln Center, The Classical Convergence Series, now in its third year, features Duo 1804, a collaboration between violinist, composer, and educator Daniel Bernard Roumain and percussionist and creator of Afro-electronica, Val-Inc. that pushes the boundaries of classical and electronic music. In addition to Classical Convergence, the fall season features many other guest artists, including a master class with the amazing dance company MOMIX and performances by the Tom Knific Quartet and Lorna McGhee, principal flutist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. We are fortunate to share the UCA with the University’s two museums, including the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art (formerly the University Art Museum), which has been under a large scale expansion for over a year. Please join us for their grand re-opening on Sept. 10. The expanded space, with five new galleries, is a treasure and resource for both the campus and Northern Colo. communities. The Avenir Museum, which opened their expanded spaces last Jan., repeatedly delights and informs patrons through displays and lectures about intricate, colorful, and gorgeous textiles, artifacts, and fashion. Both spaces are not to be missed! Finally, if you love what you hear and see as much as I do, please consider contributing in support of the incredible work of our students. If you are interested in making a difference for a student, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at (970) 491-5529, or visit our website at uca.colostate.edu. I look forward to meeting you this fall at the UCA!
Dan Goble Director, School of Music, Theatre and Dance Cover photo credits: Bill Cotton, John Eisele, and Jennifer Clary Jacobs Agostino Carracci, Italy (1557-1602), Title unknown (head of a young girl), date unknown Bistre ink on paper. Gift of Larry Hartford and Torleif Tandstad, 2016.1.74.1
TICKETS Online Sales: CSUArtsTickets.com Ticket Office: Griffin Lobby, University Center for the Arts (UCA) Ticket Office Hours: M-F, 3:30-5:30 p.m., and 60 minutes prior to performances Phone: (970) 491-ARTS (2787) / Email: CSUArts@colostate.edu Group rate: 15% off on ten or more tickets, applied at the time of purchase Â Tickets may be purchased online or at the UCA Ticket Office until 30 minutes after curtain. Printat-home tickets are available online. All tickets are subject to a $1 ticket fee for online, phone and at-the-door purchases. At-the-door and phone purchases will incur a $3 processing fee per order. Online ticket purchase is highly recommended to avoid lines and the processing fee.
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No charge/CSU students, $8/youth (under 18), $18/adult (unless otherwise indicated)
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No charge/CSU students, $1/youth (under 18), $19.50/adult (unless otherwise indicated)
MUSIC TICKET INFORMATION
No charge/CSU students, $1/youth (under 18), $12/adult (unless otherwise indicated) Music Flex Pass: Receive admission to all CSU music events for just $55 with the 2017 Fall Music Flex Pass, providing significant savings over buying individual tickets. Visit the Ticket Office, or purchase online to take advantage of this offer. Flex passes may not be used for the Classical Convergence Series, and those tickets are available through the Lincoln Center at lctix.com. Youth Tickets: we encourage attendance of youth and families by offering a $1 ticket for youth (under 18). Free Recitals: Guest Artist recitals, vocal and instrumental area recitals, student recitals, and select ensemble concerts are FREE and open to the public; look for events marked FREE throughout this guide. Visit Music.colostate.edu for the student recital schedule. In the event of a cancellation, notifications will be posted online.
CSU STUDENT TICKET INFORMATION RAMCard is your ticket to the UCA! Full-fee paying students (enrolled in six or more credits) can receive one (1) no-charge ticket to all music, theatre, and dance department events at the UCA. Tickets are available online, by phone, or in in-person at the UCA Ticket Office, both in advance or at-the-door. A valid RAMCard must be presented for ticket redemption, and tickets are not transferable. Tickets are limited to one (1) per student for each performance/series of a production (i.e. multiple theatre or dance performances of the same show). Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Excludes Classical Convergence and community produced events.
COMMITMENT TO CAMPUS / FREE TICKETS FOR CSU EMPLOYEES Through the Universityâ€™s Commitment to Campus initiative, all CSU faculty and staff can receive one pair of free tickets, each academic year, to School of Music, Theatre and Dance performances at the University Center for the Arts. Tickets are available online, by phone, or 3
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PURCHASE POLICY All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Seating after the start of any performance is at the discretion of the house manager. Photography and recording of performances are strictly prohibited. Food and beverages are prohibited in all theatres. If the performance is adversely affected, parents with disruptive children may be asked to excuse themselves without refund.
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FALL PERFORMANCE OVERVIEW MUSIC PERFORMANCES Virtuoso Series Concert / Tiffany Blake, Soprano Virtuoso Series Concert / Andrew Jacobson, Oboe Virtuoso Series Concert / Peter Sommer Septet
August 22, 7:30 p.m.
Guest Artist Concert / James Rester, Horn / FREE
September 13, 6 p.m.
Guest Artist Concert / Lau Ney Duo, Sax and Percussion / FREE
September 14, 7:30 p.m.
Virtuoso Series Concert / Michelle Stanley, Flute
September 19, 7:30 p.m.
Classical Convergence / DUO 1804
September 20, 7:30 p.m.
Guest Artist Concert / Ascendo3 / FREE
September 21, 6 p.m.
Virtuoso Series Concert / Dan Goble, Saxophone
September 26, 7:30 p.m.
University Symphony Orchestra Concert
September 29, 7:30 p.m.
Guest Artist Concert / Jeffrey Agrell, Horn / FREE
September 30, 6 p.m.
University Symphony Orchestra Concert
September 30, 7:30 p.m.
Virtuoso Series Concert / Margaret Miller, Viola
October 3, 7:30 p.m.
Guest Artist Concert / Gerry Pagano, Trombone / FREE
October 3, 6 p.m.
Voice Area Recital / FREE
October 4, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Ensembles Concert
October 5, 7:30 p.m.
Chamber Choir and Concert Choir Concert
October 7, 7:30 p.m.
Guest Artist Concert / Aaron Tindall, Tuba / FREE
October 9, 5 p.m.
OcTUBAfest Studio Recital / FREE
October 9, 7:30 p.m.
Virtuoso Series Concert / Barbara Thiem, Cello
October 10, 7:30 p.m.
Menâ€™s Chorus and University Chorus Concert
October 11, 7:30 p.m.
Virtuoso Series Concert / Eric Hollenbeck, Percussion
October 11, 7:30 p.m.
Classical Convergence / Dali Quartet
October 12, 7:30 p.m.
Wind Symphony Concert
October 13, 7:30 p.m.
Percussion Ensemble Concert
October 16, 7:30 p.m.
Concert Orchestra Concert / FREE
October 16, 7:30 p.m.
Virtuoso Series Concert / Chris Van Hof, Trombone
October 17, 7:30 p.m.
Guest Artist Concert / Tom Knific Quartet / FREE
October 18, 6 p.m.
Symphonic Band Concert
October 18, 7:30 p.m.
Halloween Organ Extravaganza
Oct. 31, 7 p.m., 9 p.m., 11 p.m.
Polaris String Quartet Concert
November 2, 7:30 p.m.
Virtuoso Series Concert / Duo Francois, Violin & Piano Virtuoso Series Concert / John McGuire, Horn
November 7, 7:30 p.m.
November 9, 7:30 p.m.
Classical Convergence / Paul Huang
November 11, 7:30 p.m.
It Could Be Anything! Concert
November 13, 7:30 p.m.
Virtuoso Series Concert / Faculty Chamber Music
November 14, 7:30 p.m.
Woodwind Area Recital / FREE
November 15, 7:30 p.m.
Voice Area Recital / FREE
November 16, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Ensembles Concert
November 17, 7:30 p.m.
Elementary Choir Festival Concert
November 18, 6:30 p.m.
Guest Artist Concert / Jennifer Dugle Kummer, Horn / FREE
November 29, 6 p.m.
August 29, 7:30 p.m.
September 12, 7:30 p.m.
PERFORMANCE OVERVIEW | FALL 2016
Parade of Lights Preview / FREE
December 1, 6 p.m.
December 3, 2 p.m., 7 p.m.
Concert Orchestra Concert / FREE
December 4, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Combos Concert
December 5, 7:30 p.m.
Violin Studio Recital / FREE
December 6, 7:30 p.m.
Graduate String Quartet / FREE
December 7, 7:30 p.m.
Violin Studio Recital / FREE
December 8, 7:30 p.m.
Symphonic Band Concert
December 8, 7:30 p.m.
Cavarra Organ Series / Isabelle Demers, Organ
December 9, 7:30 p.m.
Wind Symphony Concert
December 9, 7:30 p.m.
Honor Band Festival Concert
December 10, 2 p.m.
RALPH OPERA PROGRAM PERFORMANCES Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II
November 3, 4, 5, 7:30 p.m.
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II
November 6, 2 p.m.
Fall Dance Concert
November 11, 12, 7:30 p.m.
Fall Dance Concert
November 12, 2 p.m.
Fall Dance Capstone Concert
December 9, 10, 7:30 p.m.
Fall Dance Capstone Concert
December 10, 2 p.m.
Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry
Oct. 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 7:30 p.m.
Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry
October 16, 23, 2 p.m.
Noises Off by Michael Frayn
Nov. 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 7:30 p.m.
Noises Off by Michael Frayn
November 13, 20, 2 p.m.
Freshman Theatre Project / FREE
December 2, 3, 4, 5, 7:30 p.m.
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CLASSICAL CONVERGENCE SERIES Building on the foundation of the classical music tradition, but with a contemporary edge, the co-produced season features world-class performers and ensembles, performing at the University Center for the Arts and the Lincoln Center. lctix.com or (970) 221-6730 DUO 1804 Tuesday, September 20, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA Two boundary-breaking composers explore the possibilities of classical and electronic music. Tickets: $22/public, $10/student Dali Quartet Wednesday, October 12, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA With artistic grace and Caribbean soul, the Dali Quartet is today’s freshest voice in classical and Latin-American music. Tickets: $20/public, $10/student Paul Huang Friday, November 11, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The young violinist is quickly gaining a reputation for his eloquent music making, distinctive sound, and effortless virtuosity. Tickets: $20/public, $10/student Cantus Thursday, February 2, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA This nine-member vocal ensemble is known for its engaging performances ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Tickets: $20/public, $10/student Third Coast Percussion Wednesday, March 1, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Hailed by The New Yorker as “superb,” this group explores and expands the sonic possibilities of the percussion repertoire. Tickets: $20/public, $10/student Borromeo String Quartet Friday, May 5, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA Borromeo’s visionary performances include both fresh interpretations of the classical music canon and works by 20th and 21st century composers. Tickets: $22/public, $10/student
CLASSICAL CONVERGENCE | FALL / SPRING 2016
With over 30 million recordings sold worldwide, Sir James Galway is globally renowned as the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire. Having collaborated on film soundtracks such as The Lord of the Rings, his appeal transcends all musical boundaries.
MARCH 26, 7:30 P.M. LINCOLN CENTER
WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES & SPECIAL EVENTS Master classes, featuring the world’s finest performers in their genre, provide hands-on instruction in an open, informal setting, and are open to the public. Workshops offer students and adults continued specialized training. Enjoy a variety of quality events designed for middle and high school students by CSU and state organizations. Information: music.colostate.edu/workshops-camps Kodály Workshop Songs, Games, and Teaching Strategies from a Kodály Approach: Instilling Joy Amidst Learning August 27, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Instrumental Rehearsal Hall, UCA Join R.O.C.K.E. and the Colorado Kodály Institute for a workshop with guest, Dr. Georgia A. Newlin, professor of Music Education at Adelphi University on Long Island, N.Y. Having taught childhood and public school music for fifteen years and at the collegiate level for thirteen, Dr. Newlin currently teaches at the Summer Kodály Institute at Indiana University, University of Hawai’i Kodály Levels, Kodály Teacher Training at James Madison University, and JMU Vocal Arts Camp for children grades K-12. She is past president of the Organization of American Kodály Educators, and has been published in the Choral Journal, Orff Echo, Kodály Envoy, and Southwestern Musician. Georgia holds a D.M.A. in Pedagogy from the Hartt School at the University of Hartford, and a M.M. in Music Education with Kodály Emphasis from Holy Names College. ROCKE member/$ 40; Non-member/$50; Member guest/$15. Registration required. High School Choral Leadership Day / FREE Wednesday, September 21, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., UCA For the past five years, CSU has been inviting high school students to campus for a day focused on solo and ensemble singing; vocal technique, audition, and leadership workshops; and to experience a day as a college music major. This event is open to all high school aged singers; registration required. OcTUBAfest / FREE Guest Artist Aaron Tindall Sunday, October 9: master class, 3:30 p.m.; guest recital, 5 p.m.; studio recital, 7:30 p.m. Organ Recital Hall, UCA The CSU Tuba and Euphonium Studio, led by CSU faculty Stephen Dombrowski, presents OcTUBAfest 2016. Returning for its third year, this event features tuba and euphonium students with special guest Aaron Tindall of University of Miami Frost School of Music. The master class, guest solo recital, and student recital of solo and ensemble works are all free and open to public observation. Lorna McGhee, Flute Residency and Master Classes / FREE October 25-27, times TBD, UCA During the residency, Lorna McGhee, principal flutist with the Pittsburgh Symphony, will provide a full immersion experience along the lines of summer music festival intensive for students and observers. Join the flute studio for master classes, a class on Alexander Technique and flute playing, and an orchestral excerpts class on phrasing in performance. 12
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BassoonaRAMa Guest Artist TBA Friday, November 18, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., UCA BassoonaRAMa brings together bassoonists ranging in ages 12 to 72, from across Colo. Join us for a master class, presentations on the bassoon, a Double Reed Band, and a closing recital with our guest artist. $30 by Nov. 1 ($35 after); registration required. CSU Elementary Choir Festival Concert / FREE Friday, November 18, 6:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA This inaugural event features performances by three area elementary school choirs — Zach, Bennett, and Beattie — of children grades 2–5. Come hear these young children perform for the first time on a university stage! Behind the scenes, and as interns in a practicum teaching setting, CSU Music Education majors will have assisted the elementary choir directors in preparing the children at their schools. Honor Band Festival and Concert Special Guest TBA Festival: December 8-10; Final Concert: Saturday, December 10, 2 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA CSU’s nationally renowned Honor Band Festival brings together the finest high school musicians from the Rocky Mountain Region, selected from hundreds of applicants, for a three-day festival featuring guest conductors and clinicians, and capped off with a performance in the state-of-the-art Griffin Concert Hall. Audition required. $5/concert Music Audition/Visit Days 2016: Friday, December 9, 1-5 p.m. (Early Action Audition Day, Scholarship Priority Day) 2017: Saturday, February 18, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Monday, February 20, 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, February 25, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Audition/Visit Days are for students wishing to pursue an undergraduate music major or minor degree at CSU. Auditions simultaneously function as admission consideration as well as scholarship consideration through the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Registration required: music.colostate.edu/academics or call (970) 491-5529.
Virtuoso Series Concert, Tiffany Blake, Soprano With Chris Reed, Piano Monday, August 22, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA
CSU faculty members Tiffany Blake and Chris Reed perform an evening of art song including Benjamin Britten’s stunning song cycle “On this Island,” with poetry by W.H. Auden. To enhance the audience’s understanding and enjoyment of the music, Dr. Blake will speak from the stage, explaining historical context and musical setting.
Virtuoso Series Concert, Andrew Jacobson, Oboe With Anne Breeden, Piano Monday, August 29, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA
CSU faculty member Andrew Jacobson gives his first solo recital at CSU, performing Sonata for Oboe and Piano by Francis Poulenc, Gobo by Russell Pinkston, Black Anemones by Joseph Schwantner, and more.
Virtuoso Series Concert, Peter Sommer Septet
CSU faculty members Peter Sommer and Wil Swindler, Saxophones and Clarinets With special guests Al Hood, Trumpet; Paul McKee, Trombone; Ben Markley, Piano; Bijoux Barbossa, Bass; and Paul Romaine, Drums Monday, September 12, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The Peter Sommer Septet, a four-horn jazz ensemble featuring guests from up and down the Front Range jazz community, performs swinging arrangements tailored for the ensemble by Professor Sommer. The ensemble presets the blues as it takes many forms in jazz music, including original music by Sommer and classics by Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Jelly Roll Morton, and Ornette Coleman.
Virtuoso Series Concert, Michelle Stanley, Flute
The Classical Flute: Elegance, Symmetry, and Style With Doreen Lee, Piano Monday, September 19, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA CSU faculty member Michelle Stanley performs major works for flute from the Classical Era, including a Mozart flute quartet, and lesser known classical works for the instrument.
Virtuoso Series Concert, Dan Goble, Saxophone
Monday, September 26, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Dan Goble, the director of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at CSU, and Russell Hirshfield, professor of Piano at Western Connecticut State University, reunite to perform selections from their critically acclaimed recording, Mad Dances: American Music For Saxophone and Piano as well as the Rocky Mountain premier of Hat City Sonata by Flemish composer Piet Swerts. The performance kicks off a Front Range tour that takes the duo to the University of Denver, the University of Colorado, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the University of Wyoming.
MUSIC PERFORMANCES | SEPTEMBER 2016
University Symphony Orchestra Concert Passion and Pyrotechnics With guest Caleb Hudson, Trumpet Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The University Symphony Orchestra opens up its season with two favorites from the repertoire: Johannes Brahms’ passionate Symphony No. 3 in F major and Joseph Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto. Perhaps the most biographical work that came from Brahms, the symphony is filled with a sense of ardor and melancholy as the composer deals with his own personal struggles. Caleb Hudson, CSU’s new trumpet professor, joins Maestro Wes Kenney for his first concerto at the University. A member of the famed Canadian Brass, his playing is already known throughout the world!
Virtuoso Series Concert, Margaret Miller, Viola With Brooks Hafey, Piano Monday, October 3, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA
This performance by CSU faculty member Margaret Miller features works for viola and piano by French composer Georges Hüe; American composers Alan Hovhaness and Walter Piston; and English composer York Bowen. Voice Area Recital / FREE Tuesday, October 4, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Voice students from all of the applied voice studios perform arias and art songs. Jazz Ensembles Concert Wednesday, October 5, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA CSU Jazz Ensemble I, under the direction of Peter Sommer, and Jazz Ensemble II, under the direction of Wil Swindler, present the music of the great American bassist and composer Charles Mingus. Mingus, best known for his wild, improvisatory, blues-drenched compositions and fiery bass playing, is also known for seeking a bridge between Duke Ellington and Jelly Roll Morton, the burgeoning avant-garde movement of the late 1950s, and his roots in gospel and Latin American music. Chamber Choir and Concert Choir Concert Friday, October 7, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The Chamber Choir, directed by James Kim, performs the five-part madrigal setting of “Lagrime d’amante al sepolcro dell’amata” (Tears of a lover at the tomb of the beloved) by Claudio Monteverdi, cast in the virtuoso poetic form of a sestina. The sestina is a lament for ‘the little Roman girl’ – singer Caterina Martinelli who died of small pox at just eighteen – for whom the title role of Monteverdi’s 1608 opera, Arianna, was written. In addition, CSU faculty member Stuart Dameron guest conducts the ensemble on “The Hourglass” by American composer Irving Fine. The Concert Choir, directed by Ryan Olsen, presents Ancient Influences, a program with repertoire from the late medieval and Renaissance eras, as well as recently composed pieces inspired by ancient sources from around the world. 15
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Tuba Studio Recital / FREE Sunday, October 9, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA As part of the annual OcTUBA Fest, the tuba studio presents a recital of solo and ensemble works.
Virtuoso Series Concert, Barbara Thiem, Cello
With Theresa Bogard, Piano Monday, October 10, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The Thiem/Bogard Duo plays a program of well-known music by Beethoven, as well as two unknown pieces by the British female composer Ethyl Smyth, and Paul Hindemith’s Sonata op. 11. Men’s Chorus and University Chorus Concert Tuesday, October 11, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The Men’s Chorus, directed by Ryan Olsen, presents Bookends, a celebration of men’s voices from the Renaissance to today. The choir performs double choir repertoire from the Venetian Renaissance tradition, American Shape Note songs, and modern repertoire that blends ancient styles with modern choral practices, including a rarely heard Indian raga. The University Chorus, directed by Stuart Dameron, focuses on American folk music; selections include sacred harp tunes, traditional American folksongs, Shaker songs, Appalachian melodies, and AfricanAmerican spirituals.
Virtuoso Series Concert, Eric Hollenbeck, Percussion Tuesday, October 11, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA
This recital reminisces about pieces CSU faculty member Eric Hollenbeck played in his developing years – the 90s! “Two Mexican Dances” by Gordon Stout, Nagoya Marimbas by Steve Reich, Anamism by Steven Ridley, and Potpourri by Matthew Harris were all played by Hollenbeck, or his peers, in college. “These pieces are still challenging and recall an earlier time when modern techniques and sounds in percussion were in their germinal state,” he said. White Pines by Michael Burritt is a tribute to the composer, who was also Dr. Hollenbeck’s former teacher.
Wind Symphony Concert War and Peace: Remembering 9/11 With guest Peter Sommer, Saxophone Thursday, October 13, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The 2016-2017 Wind Symphony season remembers events from around the world that catapulted both conflict and resolution. Each concert is permeated by music that explores the memories of sacrifice along with the beauty of more peaceful times. The ensemble, directed by Rebecca Phillips, begins the season by commemorating the fifteenth anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, along with a selection of works about the ensuing war that followed. We look forward to you meeting us at the UCA for this concert as Dr. Phillips and the ensemble are joined by faculty artist Peter Sommer, saxophone.
MUSIC PERFORMANCES | OCTOBER 2016
Percussion Ensemble Concert Sunday, October 16, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The concert features the award-winning Percussion Ensemble, which won the PASIC “Call for Tapes” in 2010, performing works new and old to the repertoire. CSU’s steel bands, the Ram Pan Band and the Green Pan Band, will also perform. Don’t miss this exciting mixture of new, old, and Calypso!
Concert Orchestra Concert / FREE Andiamo Italia! Sunday, October 16, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The Concert Orchestra, directed by Leslie Stewart, returns to Italy, inspired by two composers of the Romantic era: Giovanni Bolzoni and Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari. Cello Professor Barbara Thiem is featured on Luigi Boccherini’s Cello Concerto in B-Flat major, a major work for this instrument from the Baroque period.
Virtuoso Series Concert, Chris Van Hof, Trombone
Mixtape, vol. 2 Monday, October 17, 7:30 p.m., Instrumental Rehearsal Hall, UCA CSU faculty member Chris Van Hof presents Mixtape, vol. 2, an evening showcasing the trombone in both classical and jazz settings. The classical half of the concert features two dynamic new works: “Radiant Spheres” for trombone and piano, composed in 2015 by David Biedenbender from Michigan State University; and “Ground Round” for trombone and live electronics, which follows the tale of a cow moving from pasture to auction block. Joined by current and former CSU trombone students and freelance jazz trombonist Rob Borger, Dr. Van Hof debuts four new arrangements of music for six trombones and rhythm section, all drawing from the hard bop and soul genres. The unique location allows for an intimate setting for the classical half and ideal acoustics for the jazz half. Symphonic Band Concert Tuesday, October 18, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA Join the Symphonic Band on a program of classic works for winds and percussion! In addition to Vincent Persichetti’s Divertimento, the concert centers on a suite of pieces by British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, including his well-known showpiece Toccata Marziale. Halloween Organ Extravaganza Monday, October 31, 7 p.m., 9 p.m., 11 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The organ studio, and CSU faculty member Joel Bacon, presents the 11th annual Halloween Organ Extravaganza, with classic (and not-so-classic) works, including the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor by J.S. Bach. Spooky sounds are sure to put you in the Halloween spirit! Polaris String Quartet Concert Wednesday, November 2, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Polaris’ program includes masterworks of the string quartet literature. Paola Zamario, violin; Lily Lu, violin; Karli Rhind, viola; and Victoria Ferguson, cello, make up the quartet, one of two groups in CSU Music’s Graduate String Quartet program. 17
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Virtuoso Series Concert, Duo Francois
Featuring Ron Francois, Violin, and Silvana Santinelli, Piano With guests Christopher Luther, Violin, and Charles Tucker, Cello Monday, November 7, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The Duo Francois present a new commissioned work for violin and piano by renowned Mexican composer and conductor Juan Trigos. Also on the program, a beautiful sonata by Gabriel Faure, and the great Piano Quartet in E flat Op. 47 by Robert Schumann.
Virtuoso Series Concert, John McGuire, Horn
Wednesday, November 9, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA CSU faculty member John McGuire presents an eclectic program featuring a little bit of everything, from traditional to contemporary, familiar to avant gard. Join him as he celebrates the many voices of the horn! It Could Be Anything Concert Sunday, November 13, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA What happens when CSU’s New Music Ensemble members combine their energy, talent, and vision? It Could Be Anything! The group aims to showcase music’s growth and change by focusing on trends in the global arts world. This concert features unique and accessible works performed by some of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance’s most talented students.
Virtuoso Series Concert, Faculty Chamber Music
Monday, November 14, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Featuring Tiffany Blake, soprano; Michelle Stanley, flute; Wesley Ferreira, clarinet; Peter Sommer, saxophone; Caleb Hudson, trumpet; Eric Hollenbeck, percussion; Barbara Thiem, cello; Dan Goble, saxophone; and Margaret Miller, viola, the program includes Quartet, Opus 22 by Anton Webern, a flute and viola duet by Paul Hayden, and Wes Kenney conducting Facades by William Walton. Woodwind Area Recital / FREE Tuesday, November 15, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Students from the woodwind area, including the studios of Wesley Ferreira, clarinet; Andrew Jacobson, oboe; Gary Moody, bassoon; Peter Sommer, saxophone; and Michelle Stanley, flute, present classic and modern literature for chamber groups and soloists. Voice Area Recital / FREE Liederabend Wednesday, November 16, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The liederabend tradition dates back to the 1800s when German art songs were sung at gatherings in the home. The recital features CSU voice students performing ensemble and solo pieces, as well as poetry recitations by faculty and students from CSU’s German Club.
MUSIC PERFORMANCES | DECEMBER 2016
Jazz Ensembles Concert Celebrating Great Composers for Big Band, from the Swing Era to the Cyber Age Thursday, November 17, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The evolution of the big band, from dance engine in the Jazz Age to grand composers’ outlet in the 21st century, is a journey through the development of American musical styles, from its roots in New York and Kansas City, to its full embrace of world music’s classical and popular styles. Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Peter Sommer, and Jazz Ensemble II, directed by Wil Swindler, celebrate the big band’s development through the decades with a presentation of music by its great composers, including Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, and Bob Brookmeyer, among other classic and modern day masters. Parade of Lights Preview / FREE Thursday, December 1, 6 p.m., starts on the corner of Mathews and Lake, UCA The CSU Marching Band returns to the 2017 9NEWS Parade of Lights, leading the annual event through the streets of downtown Denver on Friday, Dec. 2. Support the band during this hometown parade preview on the streets around the University Center for the Arts. Holiday Spectacular Saturday, December 3, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA Kick off the holiday season with our family-friendly and wildly popular annual presentation! Featuring performances from CSU ensembles and other special guests, this charming evening of traditional, secular, and sacred holiday music is a celebration of community, and includes something for all ages to enjoy. Proceeds support CSU Music. $10/youth (under 18); $22/adult
Concert Orchestra Concert / FREE Hapless Heroes Sunday, December 4, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The Concert Orchestra, directed by Leslie Stewart, presents the stories of two literary characters – Don Quixote and Orpheus – through music. Following the Don Quixote Suite by Georg Philipp Telemann, actors from CSU Theater join the orchestra to present the mythical tale of Orpheus and Eurydice, including musical excerpts from Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera by the same name. Jazz Combos Concert Monday, December 5, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The Jazz Combos, coached by Shilo Stroman and Eli Cagen, perform a mix of original student compositions and standard repertoire. Violin Studio Recital / FREE Tuesday, December 6 and Thursday, December 8, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Violin students of Ron Francois perform works from the standard violin repertoire. 19
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Graduate String Quartet Concert / FREE Wednesday, December 7, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA CSU’s new graduate quartet began their work together this fall, and present a program from the great works for the string quartet. Symphonic Band Concert Incantations Thursday, December 8, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall The Symphonic Band, directed by Richard Frey, kicks off the annual Honor Band Festival with a special concert featuring CSU percussion faculty Shilo Stroman and the world premiere of Jim David’s Vibraphone Concerto. With works by Percy Grainger, John Barnes Chance, and Frank Ticheli on the program, this is sure to be an exciting start to the Honor Band festival weekend! Cavarra Organ Series, Isabelle Demers Friday, December 9, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Isabelle Demers is organ professor and head of Organ at Baylor University in Texas, where she teaches applied organ and courses in the organ curriculum. A native of Québec, she is recognized as one of North America’s most virtuosic organists. Her concert at the 2010 American Guild of Organists National Convention was received with great acclaim, not only by critics who deemed it “one of the most outstanding events of the convention” (The American Organist), but also by the standing-room-only audience, which called her back five times. A review of her concert for the International Society of Organbuilders/ International Organization for Standardization Convention in 2010 said that “she enchanted the entire audience with her virtuoso performance,” leaving the entire congress in an atmosphere of “Demers fever.” Wind Symphony Concert War and Peace: “A Date Which Will Live in Infamy” Friday, December 9, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The 2016-2017 Wind Symphony season remembers events from around the world that catapulted both conflict and resolution. Each concert is permeated by music that explores the memories of sacrifice along with the beauty of more peaceful times. The ensemble, directed by Dr. Rebecca Phillips, continues the season with a tribute to the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, along with other works that define events that “Will Live in Infamy.”
STUDENT RECITALS Each semester, CSU music students perform recitals from various instrumental areas. For a full schedule of these events, please visit Music.colostate.edu. Student recitals are free and open to the public.
GUEST ARTISTS | FALL 2016
GUEST ARTIST SERIES / FREE James Rester, Horn Tuesday, September 13, 6 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Noted East Coast orchestral horn player and soloist James Rester presents a recital of traditional works for horn, along with newer and exciting additions to the repertoire. Eric Lau / Scott Ney Duo, Saxophone and Percussion Wednesday, September 14, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The Duo present new and standard works, as well as solo pieces. Ascendo3 Wednesday, September 21, 6 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Invigorating international collaborations with contemporary composersâ€Śmasterful programming of new acoustic and electroacoustic worksâ€Śfresh, bold presentations of works by the masters. Jeffrey Agrell, Horn Friday, September 30, 6 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Distinguished University of Iowa Professor of Horn Jeffrey Agrell returns to CSU to present a recital of music old and new that is sure to interest and excite audiences of all types. Gerry Pagano, Trombone Monday, October 3, 6 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA Now in his 19th season as bass trombonist with the St. Louis Symphony, Mr. Pagano received a B.M. and M.M. from the Juilliard School in 1987, and was a member of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra for eight seasons. Aaron Tindall, Tuba Sunday, October 9, 5 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA We welcome Aaron Tindall, professor of tuba and euphonium at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, to CSU's annual OctTUBAfest. Tindall collaborates regularly with prestigious orchestras worldwide and appears as a solo artist throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Tom Knific Quartet Featuring Renata Artman Knific, Violin, with Gene Knific, Piano Tuesday, October 18, 6 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The Tom Knific Quartet is truly a family affair! The group performs a mix of original, contemporary jazz works with a decidedly chamber music vibe, jazz standards, and original chamber music. Jennifer Dugle Kummer, Horn Tuesday, November 29, 6 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The Yamaha Performing Artist performs a recital of horn and piano music that is stunning in both its virtuosity and breadth of styles.
RALPH OPERA PROGRAM PERFORMANCES Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II Directed by Tiffany Blake and conducted by Wes Kenney November 3, 4, and 5, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, November 6, 2 p.m. Griffin Concert Hall, UCA A frolicking misadventure featuring Johann Strauss II's beautiful waltz melodies.
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OPERA PERFORMANCES | FALL / SPRING 2016
A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim Directed by Tiffany Blake and conducted by Wes Kenney March 30, 31, and April 1, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 2, 2 p.m. Griffin Concert Hall, UCA MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES The intertwined lives of several couples are told through the romantic and beloved music of Stephen Sondheim. Set in Sweden in the early 1900s, A Little Night Music, inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, debuted on Broadway in 1973 and features the popular song, “Send in the Clowns.”
DANCE PERFORMANCES Fall Dance Concert / Special guest Ormao Dance Company Friday, November 11, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, November 12, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. University Dance Theatre, UCA The concert features guest artist-in-residence, Jan Johnson, choreographer and artistic director for the Ormao Dance Company. Enjoy an extraordinary evening of innovative contemporary and classical dance for all ages, presented by dance faculty, students, and our guest artist. Fall Dance Capstone Concert University Dance Theatre, UCA The semester’s Dance Capstone Concert features the outstanding choreography and performances of four senior dance majors, Lauren Kotre, Devyn Lee, Katie McClendon, and Aminta Remisosky. Spring Dance Concert Friday, April 21, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 22, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. University Dance Theatre, UCA The Spring Dance Concert, featuring guest choreography and historical dance reconstruction, is a wonderful opportunity to see some of the best dance in Fort Collins. Spring Dance Capstone Concert Friday, May 5, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 6, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. University Dance Theatre, UCA Dance majors present their capstone work in a dance concert featuring over thirty students. Come see the next generation of talented dance artists!
SPECIAL EVENTS Lincoln Center Dance Series Master Class with MOMIX Sunday, October 30, 11 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m., Studio 101, UCA This master class is a wonderful educational opportunity at the University Center for the Arts, followed by an amazing and inspirational performance at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center. The class is free, but registration is required. Please call (970) 491-5562. Visit and Audition Day for Prospective Dance Students Friday, November 4 and Friday, February 10, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. UCA Spend a day at CSU with the dance faculty, students, and staff. Explore degree options, audition for the dance major and scholarships, take master classes in modern and ballet technique, attend an informal performance, and tour the University Center for the Arts. Join us for an exciting day of dance! Registration required: dance.colostate.edu or call (970) 491-2675.
Come take a contemporary ballet master class with one of the world’s amazing dance companies; then go see them perform at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center! The class is free, but registration is required. Please call (970) 491-5562. 24
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Lincoln Center Dance Series Master Class with Complexions Friday, March 31, 2-3:30 p.m., Studio 101, UCA
DANCE PERFORMANCES | FALL / SPRING 2016
Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry Guest Director, Nick Taylor of the Community College of Denver October 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22, 7:30 p.m. October 16 and 23, 2 p.m. Studio Theatre MAY NOT APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES Often cited as the seminal work of the Avant-garde movement, Ubu Roi is part play, part performance art, and part art instillation. Originally written and staged – with puppets – to mock a school teacher, Ubu Roi is a French allegory about the abuses of the wealthy that includes references to many classical texts…and the rest is poo jokes. In this translation, King Ubu’s flatulent tale displays his over-indulgent rise to the top and Pa Ubu’s plot to usurp the throne from the King of Poland. Filled with scatological humor, physical inanity, a couple of gorillas, and the entire Polish and Russian armies, Ubu Roi is a messy good time perfumed with a 15 second intermission.
— Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post
Ubu Roi caused riots when it opened in Paris in 1896, and its shock waves continue to vibrate. — NY Times
Theatre season design by Nathan Young
Ubu Roi may have been written in 1896, but make no mistake: It’s a punk play. This surreal satire about a malevolent couple that betrays, steals and kills for money and power is as anti-establishment as the Sex Pistols braying at the queen — no wonder American post-punk band Pere Ubu took its name from the lead character.
THEATRE PERFORMANCES | FALL 2016
Noises Off by Michael Frayn Directed by Eric Prince November 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19, 7:30 p.m. November 13 and 20, 2 p.m. University Theatre Join us for Michael Frayn’s ingenious, multi-award-winning comedy Noises Off and take a trip behind the scenes as everything that could possibly go wrong, goes wrong. A 1980s English theatrical touring troupe desperately tries to hold its middling sex comedy ‘Nothing On’ together. With less than a few hours to go until curtain-up, it’s all downhill as backstage antics, forgotten lines, not-so-secret romances, hilarious malfunctions, and a plate of sardines all result in a disastrous production…and riotous, raucous, hilarious, ridiculous, glorious comedic bliss. Tony, Emmy, Critics’ Circle, and six times London Evening Standard award-winning writer Michael Frayn’s plays include Donkey’s Years, Alarms and Excursions, Democracy, and Copenhagen. Noises Off was awarded the British Olivier and Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy when first presented in 1982. If laughter is the best medicine, this flawless show is capable of curing double pneumonia. — The Wall Street Journal
SPRING 2016 | THEATRE PERFORMANCES
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht Directed by Walt Jones March 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11, 7:30 p.m. March 5 and 12, 2 p.m. Studio Theatre MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES Don’t yet rejoice in his defeat, you men! Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard, The bitch that bore him is in heat again. ~The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, epilogue Brecht’s shudderingly accurate parallel between Hitler and his henchmen on the one hand, and the old crime lords of Chicago on the other, is a vigorous eye opener that was produced on Broadway with Christopher Plummer. The Cauliflower Trust in Chicago is in need of help and turns to a racketeer by the name of Arturo Ui to begin a “protection” campaign. His henchmen look astonishingly like Goebbels and Goring. Their activities include “accidental” fires and a St. Valentine’s Day massacre. Ghosts of Paul Muni, Jimmy Cagney, and Edward G. Robinson will be channeled with video clips of their famous gangster films Scarface, The Public Enemy, and Little Caesar. Brecht was not, after all, the subtlest of writers, and “Arturo Ui” is not even among his subtlest plays. Written while Brecht was in exile in Finland in 1941, when the Nazis had consolidated their power and the war in Europe was under way, “Arturo Ui” paints a blunt picture of a smug society easily corrupted and ultimately overtaken by a low-level hoodlum and his gang of thugs. — Charles Isherwood, Variety 28
THEATRE PERFORMANCES | SPRING 2016
Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman with music by Alan Menken Directed by Laura Jones April 28, 29, May 4, 5, and 6, 7:30 p.m. April 30 and May 7, 2 p.m. University Theatre Business blooms at Mushnik’s Flower Shop when nerdy assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II,” after his ditzy coworker crush. This jivetalking, R&B-singing carnivore, who promises unending fame and fortune as long as Seymour keeps feeding it BLOOD, has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over forty years! Based on a 1960 American black comedy horror film directed by Roger Corman, Ashman and Menken’s sci-fi smash musical version of Little Shop of Horrors ranks as one of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows. Alan Menken, while better known for his Disney film scores (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin), continues to compose award-winning stage musicals (including Newsies and the upcoming Mrs. Doubtfire with lyrics by Harvey Fierstein). A Singing Plant. A Daring Hero. A Sweet Girl. A Demented Dentist. Get your tickets today!
SPECIAL EVENTS Visit Day for Prospective Theatre Students Friday, February 12, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., UCA Attend classes, observe a performance, audition for admission, placements and scholarships, explore degree options, meet with faculty members and current students, and tour the facilities. Registration required: theatre.colostate.edu or call (970) 491-2675. Freshman Theatre Project / FREE December 2, 3, 4, and 5, 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, UCA CSU Theatre presents the fourth annual Freshman Theatre Project. As a way for first year theatre students to solidify themselves in the program, the students from Professor Walt Jones’ Freshman Seminar create and perform a derived production of their own. Rock Band Project / FREE Thursday, May 11, 6:30 p.m. University Theatre, UCA Join the TH264 Lighting Design 1 class and professor Price Johnston as they showcase a unique approach to teaching lighting, sound, and projection design by utilizing Harmonix’s video game, Rock Band. See how the article “How I Did That: Rock and Load with Rock Band” — Live Design Magazine, May 2011, has spawned scores of universities across the country to create their own iteration of the project. This simulated Rock and Roll concert will have you on your feet and singing along. In fact, you may even forget it is a university lighting class final.
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GRAND OPENING: SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 We’ve changed our name, we’ve doubled our gallery size, and we’re sporting a new look. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Art and Art History Department Open House:
A Celebration of the Grand Opening of the Museum and the Visual Arts at CSU, Visual Arts Building
11:30 a.m. Food trucks available in the CSU Trial Gardens 1 – 4 p.m. Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening
Enjoy previews of galleries, giveways for adults and children, and family friendly activities at the Gregory Allicar Museum
for more information, please visit: ArtMuseum.colostate.edu
GALLERIES / EXHIBITIONS
GREGORY ALLICAR MUSEUM OF ART Museum Hours / Always FREE and open to the public Tues. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Closed Sundays and Mondays University Holidays; Fall, Winter, Spring Breaks. For information call (970) 491-1989 or visit ArtMuseum.colostate.edu The Museum welcomes tours of all types. If you are interested in scheduling a group tour, please call (970)-491-1989. About The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art (formerly the University Art Museum), with a growing and diverse art collection, expanded facilities, and dynamic on-and off-site programming, is a cornerstone of Colorado State University’s arts initiatives and a link to alumni, Fort Collins, and our region. Always free and open to all, the museum invites visitors to revel in direct engagement with outstanding examples of visual art. The museum is dedicated to educational vitality, encouraging teaching and learning through interaction with art; welcoming engagement, embracing all audiences; and to honoring a diversity of art making across time periods, geographies, and cultures. We welcome visitors to enjoy a robust program of permanent and changing exhibitions and related programs, including workshops, lectures, and guided tours.
MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS | GREGORY ALLICAR MUSEUM OF ART FALL 2016
UPCOMING EVENTS Chromatherapy: Visiting Artist Talk with Patrick Nagatani Tuesday, September 13, 11 a.m. Gregory Allicar Museum of Art’s Griffin Foundation Gallery Join photographer Patrick Nagatani for a discussion of the exhibition Chromatherapy. Nagatani will discuss his ongoing series, begun in 1978. This exhibition and talk are sponsored by the FUNd Endowment’s Critic and Artist Residency Series. FREE and open to the public Eye Hand Mind: Seeing, Making and Understanding Wednesday, September 28, 5 p.m. Gregory Allicar Museum of Art’s Hoffert Learning Center Join Helene Smuts, creator of Africa Meets Africa, for a presentation on an innovative educational initiative in South Africa that utilizes traditional art forms to teach across disciplines. Helene will be accompanied by Jackie Scheiber, mathematician at Wits University and a contributor to the Africa Meets Africa curriculum materials. FREE and open to the public Africa Meets Africa Teacher’s Workshop Gregory Allicar Museum of Art’s Hoffert Learning Center Friday, September 23, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. This workshop will explore arts integration, specifically visual art and mathematics at the middle school level. Using the Africa Meets Africa exhibition and curriculum, teachers will explore hands-on approaches to making art that illustrates mathematical principles. Join Helene Smuts and Jackie Scheiber from the Africa Meets Africa project. While presentations and activities will be specifically designed for middle school art and mathematics educators; educators can make applications to all disciplines and grade levels. For more information and a workshop schedule please contact Associate Curator of Education Dr. Patrick Fahey at Patrick.Fahey@colostate.edu.
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THE GALLERIES HARTFORD-TANDSTAD COLLECTION The Hartford-Tandstad Collection came to the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art in 2014. The collection consists of approximately 200 works of art, including drawings, paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts, primarily dating from the late Renaissance through the 19th century. A selection of works is housed in three permanent galleries focused on themes of Global Encounters, Approaching Nature, and Dialogues with Power. Additional works from the collection are featured in rotating exhibitions in the gallery dedicated to works on paper.
AFRICAN COLLECTION Featuring key examples from the museum’s extensive collection of African Art, this gallery highlights the creative diversity seen in the arts of the African continent. Not only are the arts of Africa visually diverse, spanning over 50 countries and thousands of cultures, but their function and significance vary according to form and media. In this gallery we examine diverse expressions ranging from masked performance arts used to connect the physical realm with the spiritual, to arts of adornment promoting social standing and identity, to contemporary visual expressions.
NATIVE AMERICAN COLLECTION A growing area of our permanent collection, the Native American Collection features diverse works, primarily examples from the Pueblo cultures of the Southwest and cultures of the Northwest Coast. Exhibitions introduce viewers to both traditional and contemporary artistic traditions and techniques, including, for example, the rich history of clay-fired Pueblo vesselmaking as passed on from generation to generation.
THE GRIFFIN FOUNDATION GALLERY The expansion’s largest gallery, The Griffin Foundation Gallery is reserved to continue the museum’s ongoing program of temporary exhibitions as part of our Critic and Artist Residency Series to important traveling exhibitions. The first exhibition features the work of renowned New Mexicobased photographer Patrick Nagatani and his celebrated series, Chromatheraphy.
MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS | GREGORY ALLICAR MUSEUM OF ART FALL 2016
TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS GALLERY
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Pierre Mignard I France (1612-1695) Title Unknown (Portrait of King Louis XIV), ca.1693 Oil on canvas Gift of Larry Hartford and Torleif Tandstad, 2016.1.24 Unknown Fante Artist Ghana Okyeame poma (linguist staff finial), 20th century Wood with silver and gold leaf Gift of Richard and Jan De Vore, 1999.1.46 Rose Simpson Santa Clara (1983- ) Bones II, 2013 Ceramic Gift of Polly and Mark Addison, 2015.5.5
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Patrick Nagatani Marcus-Instant Culture Photograph Courtesy of the artist
AVENIR MUSEUM OF DESIGN AND MERCHANDISING Now with textile treasures in two locations! 216 East Lake Street – University Center for the Arts-East 1400 Remington Street – University Center for the Arts, Room 115
EAST LAKE STREET Museum Hours / Always FREE and open to the public The galleries in the Avenir Museum’s main location feature the three exhibitions below, on the following schedule: Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed national and university holidays New Threads August 22 – December 16 New Threads showcases the Avenir Museum’s recent acquisitions, and examines what makes a textile or apparel object “museum worthy” for acceptance into our collection; it’s a process! Evolution of a Colorado Clothing Designer August 22 – December 16 Emerging designer Caitlin MacLaughlin’s exhibition of her graduate work at CSU examines how starting a clothing brand in Colorado involves strategic design, whimsy, and serious global issues. Layers of Meaning: Color and Design in Guatemalan Textiles January 30 – December 16 Come see the second half of this exhibition of traditional textiles from Guatemala, beautifully distinguished by regional practice in weaving and ornamentation — the textiles now on exhibition July through December are pieces you have not yet seen, if you visited in the first half of 2016.
REMINGTON STREET Museum Hours / Always FREE and open to the public The Avenir Gallery in the University Center for the Arts at 1400 Remington Street (UCA, 115) features the exhibition below, on the following schedule: Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed national and university holidays. Vera’s Happy Hodgepodge June 3 – December 16 An astounding collection of quilts made by Loveland centenarian Vera Bodle (1911–2016) over the past twenty-five years, loaned by her family as a salute to the power of positive needlework and a long life well lived.
MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS | AVENIR MUSEUM FALL 2016
THURSDAY EVENING LECTURE SERIES 7 p.m., Avenir Museum, Classroom 157, 216 East Lake Street FREE and open to the public / Our galleries stay open from 5–7 p.m. on lecture evenings Our Fall 2016 evening lectures highlight the wide-range of the Avenir’s current exhibitions. Join us for this intriguing array of textile topics! September 22 – Evolution of a Colorado Clothing Designer In conjunction with her current graduate exhibition in The Richard Blackwell Gallery, CSU Design and Merchandising graduate student Caitlin MacLaughlin will discuss the journey she has taken to become an apparel and textile designer in Colo., and how that path took her to work in the Los Angeles apparel scene — armed with her first CSU degree — and then led her back to graduate school here. Join us to learn about Caitlin’s behind-the-scenes work of starting a fashion brand in Colo. and how it differs from the brands that are located in fashion capitals around the world. Sustainability and ‘slow fashion’ are key elements! October 20 – The Culture of Cloth Among Guatemala’s Highland Mayas Avenir Museum textile donor Martha Egan credits CSU professor, Michael Riley, for her transformation from a cowboy-chasing 1960s undergrad to a lifelong student of Latin American History with a B.A. from the University of the Americas in Mexico City. Her subsequent Peace Corps service in rural Venezuela and her forty-two years as a researcher, collector, importer and retailer of Latin American folk art and Spanish Colonial antiques enable her to inform audiences internationally with presentations about the serious collecting that is her life’s work. Join us to hear Martha speak about the Maya culture of cloth. November 17 – Vera’s Happy Hodgepodge: Handwork as Health At 80 years of age, Northern Colorado resident Vera Bodle (1911– 2016) started quilting as a way to keep her hands occupied when she quit smoking. Using bright colors, various stitching techniques, and unique printed fabric to create her custom designs, Vera spent the next 25 years creating over 200 different quilts! She also maintained a productive and positive outlook on living well past 100 years of age. So, is there a connection between handwork and healthy aging? Karen Atler, Ph.D. of CSU’s Dept. of Occupational Therapy will discuss quilting as a therapeutic and restorative activity that has been studied in the profession of occupational therapy. Come learn how and why quilting time is truly quality time!
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CLARA HATTON GALLERY
The Collaboration Project, various artists
Museum Hours / Always FREE and open to the public Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Located in the Visual Arts Building on West Pitkin Hatton.colostate.edu The Collaboration Project September 13 – October 29 Artist talks are TBD Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 13, 5-7 p.m. Eugene Schilling, professor of Art at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colo., orchestrated The Collaboration Project. His approach was to ask two artists to work simultaneously on one painting rather than working individually and passing the work back and forth. Eight artists were asked to participate based on their willingness to paint without attachment to the work and not being afraid to re-work each other’s mark making, much like a musical improvisation or “jam” session. Each painting session began with a conversation between the two artists, and from this dialogue, a basic idea of subject matter and composition was determined; the imagery and composition evolved through the painting process. The only commonalities were the size of the canvas, the medium, and Gene’s involvement in each piece. Project artists: Nora McBride, Henry Blount, Abel Tilahun, Ian Wilkerson, Stephen Quiller, Barbara Leyendecker, James Fuller, and Randy Pjoan. M.F.A. Exchange Exhibition with Towson University Tuesday, November 8 – Friday, January 13, 2017 Opening coincides with the CSU M.F.A. graduate Open Studio Night Friday, November 4, 5-7 p.m. Two years ago, Towson University proposed an exchange program of M.F.A. student work with Colorado State University, and the Clara Hatton Gallery is pleased to host the Towson exhibition this fall. Conversely, CSU M.F.A. students will exhibit their work at Towson University’s Holtzman M.F.A. Art Gallery in Aug. 2017. This is a wonderful opportunity for both programs to share and discuss the diversity of their work with peers of another university. M.F.A. students are creating the work, with one student from each school traveling to curate and help install their exhibition.
MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS | CLARA HATTON GALLERY FALL 2016
Art & Art History
Please join us as we open our galleries, classrooms, and studio spaces for all to see!
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 ••• FOLLOWED BY •••
11:30 a.m. Food trucks available in the CSU Trial Gardens 1 – 4 p.m. Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT ART.COLOSTATE.EDU OR THE COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY ART AND ART HISTORY DEPARTMENT FACEBOOK PAGE. FREE PARKING WILL BE AVAILABLE VIA LAKE STREET IMMEDIATELY SOUTH OF THE VISUAL ART BUILDING.
CREATIVE WRITING READING SERIES Join the Department of English and Organization of Graduate Student Writers for the Creative Writing Reading Series at Colorado State University, featuring acclaimed writers reading a range of genres including fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Readings begin at 7:30, are FREE, and are open to the public. Check each event for venue information. Steven Church Thursday, September 8 Lory Student Center, Room 302 Longs Peak The 2016-2017 Crow Tremblay Alum Reading Series author, essayist Steven Church has five books, including The Guinness Book of Me: a Memoir of Record and the soon-to-be published One with the Tiger: On Savagery and Intimacy. Gregory Pardlo Thursday, October 13 Lory Student Center, Ballroom-350 A Steven Church
Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Digest, his second volume. Writers’ Harvest Festival: Thursday, November 10 Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, UCA
Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, the newest member of the CSU Creative Writing faculty, is the author most recently of Descanso For My Father: Fragments Of A Life, winner of the Colorado Book Award for Creative Nonfiction and International Book Award for Best New Nonfiction. Tess Taylor is most recently the author of the poetry collection Works and Days which critic Stephen Burt calls “Our moment’s Georgics.” To enter the evening’s raffle, bring nonperishable food items for donation to the Larimer County Food Bank. For a full listing of 2016-2017 Reading Series events, including National Book Award nominee Ada Límon on April 6, 2017, and readings featuring our graduating writers, visit: English.colostate.edu > Reading Series. The CSU Creative Writing Reading Series is made possible by the support of the Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Endowment, the ASCSU, The Crow-Tremblay Endowment Fund, and other generous donors. Please visit our website for more on our donors and information about how to donate.
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Published on Jul 19, 2016
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