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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 at Colorado State University. The University Center for the Arts (UCA) provides students, faculty and staff within the School of Music, Theatre and Dance with one of the finest educational performing arts facilities in the United States, making it possible to fulfill its mission: The School of Music, Theatre and Dance empowers students to create, collaborate, innovate and inspire. Through teaching, creative artistry, research, advocacy, and service, we elevate arts education. Your patronage at UCA events will provide our students with enthusiastic support throughout the 2017 spring semester, inspiring them to achieve artistic excellence in the disciplines of dance, music, and theatre. In addition to performances by our students, the UCA features the outstanding work of our faculty and staff on and off stage in the form of the Virtuoso Concert Series as well as in every phase of performing arts production, including stage direction, choreography, conducting, lighting design, set design, stage management, costume design, props, painting, event management…the list goes on and on. When you attend an event in the UCA, you are truly witnessing a team of students, faculty, and staff working together to produce something special. Your presence is also an integral part of each production…thank you! Finally, if you love what you hear and see as much as I do, please consider making a donation in support of the incredible work of our students. If you are interested in making a difference for a student, please contact me at, or at (970) 491-5529, or visit our website at I look forward to seeing you at the UCA! Dan Goble Director, School of Music, Theatre and Dance

The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, which reopened with our extraordinary new expansion last fall, is thrilled to share our home at the UCA with the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. We welcome you to see exhibitions in our seven galleries, three of which are new this semester, and to join us for new programs and experiences that explore the visual arts. Our exhibitions and programs are ALWAYS FREE. We are particularly excited about the exhibition Survivance, curated by students under the direction of Dr. Emily Moore. Exhibitions of works of art are long in the making, and these students began their curatorial research a year ago as part of their studies in the art history course Native North American Art. We could not be more proud of their accomplishments. We are also thrilled to offer new opportunities. The Music in the Museum Concert Series brings faculty from the Department of Art and Art History together with historians and performers from the faculty of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, to perform and explore relationships between the visual and performing arts. And the Storytime in the Museum series introduces pre-school children to the visual arts through stories, hands-on-play, and a museum visit. Join us for a scheduled program at the museum, or come in, relax and be inspired by the work of artists from the Renaissance through the present. To find out more call (970) 491-1989 or visit our website at Linny Frickman Director, Gregory Allicar Museum of Art Cover photo credits: Bill Cotton, John Eisele, and Jennifer Clary Jacobs Benedetto Luti, The Death of St. Joseph, 17th – 18th century, Pen and ink washes with graphite on paper, Gift of Larry Hartford and Torleif Tandstad, 2016.1.81

TICKETS Online Sales: 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: Group rate: 15% off on ten or more tickets, applied at the time of purchase  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, $1/youth (under 18), $12/adult (unless otherwise indicated) Music Flex Pass: Receive admission to all CSU music events for just $60 with the 2017 Spring 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 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 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 University’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

in-person at the UCA Ticket Office; advance reservations recommended. A valid CSU faculty-staff ID (full-time, part-time, and adjuncts) must be presented for ticket redemption. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Excludes Classical Convergence, select special events, and community produced events.

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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January 18, 7:30 p.m.


Chinese Folk Music Concert / Southwest University / FREE

January 22, 2 p.m.


Virtuoso Virtuoso

Series Concert / John McGuire, Horn

January 24, 7:30 p.m.


Series Concert / Joel Bacon, Organ

January 30, 7:30 p.m.


Guest Artist Concert / Maytan-Wu, Violin/Piano / FREE

February 1, 7:30 p.m.


Classical Convergence Concert / Cantus

February 2, 7:30 p.m.



February 5, 4:30 p.m.


Music in the Museum Concert Series / Michelle Stanley, Flute

Series Concert / Eric Hollenbeck, Percussion

February 7, 12 p.m., 6 p.m.


University Symphony Orchestra Concert

February 8, 7:30 p.m.



Series Concert / Gary Moody, Bassoon

February 13, 7:30 p.m.


Guest Artist Concert / Trebuchet Wind Trio / FREE

February 14, 7:30 p.m.


Guest Artist Concert / Vendryes-Thompson, Viola/Piano / FREE

February 15, 6 p.m.



February 20, 7:30 p.m.


Jazz Ensembles Invitational Concert / Fort Collins High School

February 22, 7:30 p.m.


Wind Symphony Concert

February 24, 7:30 p.m.


Singer of the Year Competition / FREE

February 25, 7:30 p.m.



February 27, 7:30 p.m.


Symphonic Band Concert

February 28, 7:30 p.m.


Classical Convergence Concert / Third Coast Percussion

March 1, 7:30 p.m.


Chamber Choir and Concert Choir Concert

March 3, 7:30 p.m.


Concert Band Concert / FREE

March 5, 7:30 p.m.



Series Concert / Mendelssohn Trio

Series Concert / John Carlo Pierce, Voice

March 6, 7:30 p.m.


Music in the Museum Concert Series / John Seesholtz, Voice

March 7, 12 p.m., 6 p.m.


Voice Area Recital / FREE

March 7, 7:30 p.m.


Sinfonia Concert / Concerto Competition

March 7, 7:30 p.m.


Guest Artist Concert / Blue Shift Percussion Ensemble / FREE

March 20, 7:30 p.m.


Guest Artist Concert / Andrew Lynge, Percussion / FREE

March 21, 6 p.m.


Classical Convergence Concert / Sir James Galway

March 26, 7:30 p.m. LC


March 27, 7:30 p.m.


Oboe Studio Recital / FREE

March 29, 7:30 p.m.


Guest Artist Concert / Kirsten Warfield, Trombone / FREE

April 3, 6 p.m.



April 4, 7:30 p.m.


Jazz Combos Concert

April 5, 7:30 p.m.


Polaris String Quartet / Graduate String Quartet

April 5, 7:30 p.m.


Men’s Chorus & University Chorus Concert

April 7, 7:30 p.m.



April 10, 7:30 p.m.


Trombone Fest Concert / Guest Artist James Nova / FREE

April 11, 7:30 p.m.


Voice Area Recital / FREE

April 11, 7:30 p.m.


Keyboard Area Recital / FREE

April 12, 7:30 p.m.



Series Concert / Tiffany Blake, Voice

Series Concert / Janet Landreth, Piano

Series Concert / Faculty Chamber Music

Series Concert / Wesley Ferreira, Clarinet


Jazz Ensembles Concert

April 13, 7:30 p.m.


Percussion Festival Concert / Pendulum Percussion Duo / FREE April 15, 6 p.m.


Trombone Studio Recital / FREE


April 17, 6 p.m.

Music in the Museum Concert Series / Joel Bacon, Harpsichord April 18, 12 p.m., 6 p.m.


Student Chamber Music Recital / FREE

April 18, 7:30 p.m.


High School Choral Invitational Concert / FREE

April 19, 7:30 p.m.


Graduate Piano Trio Recital

April 19, 7:30 p.m.


Wind Symphony Concert

April 21, 7:30 p.m.


Middle School Outreach Ensemble Concert / FREE but ticketed April 22, 6:30 p.m.



April 24, 7:30 p.m.


All Choral Concert

April 25, 7:30 p.m.


University Symphony Orchestra Concert

April 27, 28, 7:30 p.m.


Freshman Voice Studio Recital / FREE

April 29, 2 p.m.


World Percussion Ensemble Concert

April 30, 4 p.m.


Concert Band and Concert Orchestra Concert / FREE

April 30, 7:30 p.m.


It Could Be Anything / New Music Ensemble Concert / FREE

April 30, 7:30 p.m.


Violin Studio Recital / FREE

May 1, 3, 7:30 p.m.


Woodwind Area Recital / FREE

May 2, 7:30 p.m.


Symphonic Band Concert

May 4, 7:30 p.m.


Classical Convergence Concert / Borromeo String Quartet

May 5, 7:30 p.m.


Pre-College Chamber Music Festival Concert / FREE

May 6, 3 p.m.


Series Concert / Peter Sommer, Saxophone

RALPH OPERA PROGRAM PERFORMANCES A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim

March 30, 31, April 1, 7:30 p.m.


A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim

April 2, 2 p.m.


Aria Workshop Concert / FREE

May 5, 7:30 p.m.


Spring Dance Concert

April 21, 22, 7:30 p.m.


Spring Dance Concert

April 22, 2 p.m.


Spring Dance Capstone Concert

May 5, 6, 7:30 p.m.


Spring Dance Capstone Concert

May 6, 2 p.m.


The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht

March 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 7:30 p.m.


The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht

March 5 and 11, 2 p.m.


Little Shop of Horrors the Musical

April 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6, 7:30 p.m.


Little Shop of Horrors the Musical

April 30, May 7, 2 p.m.


Rockband Project Concert / FREE

May 11, 6:30 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. or (970) 221-6730 / Public pricing may increase by $5-$10 based on inventory 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: $23/public, $10/student Third Coast Percussion Wednesday, March 1, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA Hailed by The New Yorker as “superb,� this group explores and expands the sonic possibilities of the percussion repertoire. Tickets: $30/public, $10/student Sir James Galway Sunday, March 26, 7:30 p.m., Fort Collins Lincoln Center 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. Tickets: $54/$40/$33/public, $20/The Big Deal, $20/$16.50/student Master Class: Free, but ticketed, session held on Monday, March 27,11 a.m., location TBD, UCA.

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

MAY 5, 7:30 P.M. | GRIFFIN CONCERT HALL | UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR THE ARTS Tickets: $22/public, $10/student


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 and registration: Master Class with Canadian Brass FREE but ticketed January 29, 10 a.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA With an international reputation as one of the most popular brass ensembles today, Canadian Brass has truly earned the distinction of “the world’s most famous brass group.” Education plays a key role in the story of Canadian Brass, with each member uniquely attuned to training the next generation of players. On their travels around the world, they often pause for master classes and are more than happy to work with students and young audiences. Middle School Outreach Ensemble February 1 – April 19; Final Concert (FREE but ticketed): April 22, 6:30 p.m. Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The Middle School Outreach Ensemble (MSOE) is a large ensemble experience with an artistic goal of premiering new compositions, rooted in social justice, for middle school band and orchestra students. In addition to the great instruction that students receive in their school programs, MSOE provides ensemble and individualized instruction from CSU faculty, music education majors, and select high school band students. $15 registration is required: Contact: Master Class with Joe Alessi, Trombone / FREE Thursday, February 2, 2 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA World-renowned trombonist Joseph Alessi – principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic, Julliard Conservatory teacher, and president of the International Trombone Association – is in demand across the globe as a soloist, ensemble member, and teacher. He is the featured soloist with the Fort Collins Symphony on Saturday, Feb. 4. Contact: Colorado All-State Orchestra Saturday, February 11, Griffin Concert Hall, UCA Philharmonic Orchestra, 4 p.m.; Symphonic Orchestra, 6 p.m. This annual event features top instrumentalists from around the state. Concerts are ticketed. Information:



Music Audition / Visit Days 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: or call (970) 491-5529. Pre-College String Quartet Program February 27 – April 31; Public Master Class (FREE): May 6, 10:30 a.m. Final Concert (FREE): May 6, 3 p.m. Organ Recital Hall, UCA An 8-session program open to established high school quartets and individual players, with weekly on-campus coaching given by the CSU string faculty. The program concludes with an intensive final weekend with the Borromeo String Quartet and a public concert as part of the Pre-College Chamber Music Festival. $125 registration required. Contact: Master Class with Sir James Galway / FREE but ticketed Monday, March 27, 11 a.m., location TBD, UCA A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from "The Master of the Flute". Students of all levels will benefit from listening to Sir James Galway as he assists and guides CSU flute students through complex passages and shares his years of experience and wisdom. Percussion Ensemble Festival With guests Pendulum Percussion Duo Saturday, April 15, All Day; Final Concert (FREE): 6 p.m. Instrumental Rehearsal Hall, UCA The fifth annual festival features several Colo. high school ensembles, the esteemed Pendulum Percussion Duo featuring Susan Powell and Joe Krygier, and the CSU Percussion Ensemble. Guest clinicians work with high school ensembles in master classes and clinics, followed by an evening concert. Registration for the daytime event is free, but required. Contact: Colorado Bandmasters Association State Concert Band Festival Monday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 18, All Day, Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The festival showcases Colorado’s outstanding concert bands, giving them the opportunity to perform in a superb concert hall and be critiqued by the nation’s finest music educators. Performances are FREE and open to the public. Information: Dalcroze Workshop Dare to Dabble with Dalcroze Eurhythmics Saturday, April 29, 8:30 a.m. – noon, Instrumental Rehearsal Hall, UCA Swiss music educator Emile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865-1950) believed in movement as our “sixth sense.” This workshop introduces participants to Dalcroze Eurhythmics, where, through movement, sound is experienced in an entirely new way. The workshop is designed for K-12 music teachers, applied music instructors, as well as anyone who teaches or performs music, and is a sample of content for MU 524 Dalcroze Eurhythmics at CSU. Registration required. Contact: 13

MUSIC PERFORMANCES Traditional Chinese Folk Music Concert / FREE With guests from Southwest University, Chongqing, China Sunday, January 22, 2 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The Music School of Southwest University from Chongqing, China presents a concert of some of the most popular Chinese folk songs featuring traditional Chinese folk instruments such as Chinese bamboo flute; the Guzheng, a Chinese zither; the Suona, a double-reed horn; the Lusheng, a bamboo pipe; the Erhu, a two-stringed bowed instrument; and the Pipa, a four-stringed plucked instrument similar to a lute. More information at

Virtuoso Series Concert, John McGuire, Horn

With Tim Burns and Joel Bacon, Piano Tuesday, January 24, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA CSU faculty artist John McGuire is joined onstage by keyboardists Tim Burns and Joel Bacon as he performs a diverse and exciting program of music from the Baroque all the way through modern. Pieces include Christoph Forster's Concerto in E-flat for Horn, Songs of a Wayfarer by Gustav Mahler, and Richard Strauss' Concerto #1 for Horn.

Virtuoso Series Concert, Joel Bacon, Organ

Monday, January 30, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA CSU faculty artist Joel Bacon performs organ works by Dietrich Buxtehude, Georg Muffat, Franz Schmidt, and Herman Berlinski. Each piece on the program is a chaconne: a set of variations on a short harmonic progression. “I love the form,” said Bacon. “Variations provide an opportunity to really explore what the organ can do. But on a deeper level, musical variations, such as chaconnes, can be a metaphor for hope and change as a stubborn theme can evolve in the course of a piece, and yield fresh insights..."

Virtuoso Series Concert, Eric Hollenbeck, Percussion Tuesday, February 5, 4:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA

CSU faculty artist Eric Hollenbeck reminisces about pieces that were popular in his developing years - the 90's. Anamism by Stephen Ridley, Potpourri by Matthew Harris, A Minute of News by Eugene Novotney, and Valse Brilliant by G. H. Green were all played by Hollenbeck, or his peers in college. “These pieces are still interesting and challenging and recall an earlier time when modern techniques and sounds in percussion were in a more youthful state,” he said. White Pines by Michael Burritt is a tribute to the composer, who was also Dr. Hollenbeck’s former teacher. University Symphony Orchestra Concert Shostakovich Returns Wednesday, February 8, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Wes Kenney, performs the beguiling Symphony No. 1 by Dmitri Shostakovich, as well as Darius Milhaud’s Suite Provencale, an ‘old wine in new bottles’ type of piece based on old musical models with a 20th century flair. “Russian and French music of excellence,” describes Kenney! 14


Virtuoso Series Concert, Gary Moody, Bassoon

Monday, February 13, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA Having started playing bassoon in 1967, CSU faculty artist Gary Moody celebrates 50 years on the instrument with a program that includes the Paris Conservatory Concours pieces from 1967 and 1917! “When people ask me what I do, I tell them I play bassoon, and, more often than not, their reply is ‘what is that?’ Here's your chance to find out!”

Virtuoso Series Concert, Mendelssohn Trio

Monday, February 20, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The trio (Erik Peterson, violin; CSU faculty artist Barbara Thiem, cello; Theodor Lichtmann, piano) was formed in 1988 and is named for Thiem’s great grandfather, Franz von Mendelssohn, a nephew of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and an important supporter of artists and musicians in the Berlin of the early 20th century. The program features works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Paul Schoenfield Jazz Ensembles Invitational Concert With guests Fort Collins High School Jazz Ensemble I Wednesday, February 22, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA CSU Jazz Ensembles I and II, under the direction of Peter Sommer and Wil Swindler, are joined by David Miles and Fort Collins High School Jazz Ensemble I for a night of swinging collaboration. CSU Jazz Ensemble I features music from their upcoming tour of the Front Range, including new arrangements from Wil Swindler. Wind Symphony Concert War and Peace: The Hundred Years’ War With guest Stephen Dombrowski, Tuba Friday, February 24, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA War and Peace: The 2016-2017 Wind Symphony season remembers events from around the world that catapulted both conflict and resolution. Music that explores the memories of sacrifice, along with the beauty of more peaceful times, permeates each concert. The ensemble continues their season with the sounds of two great nations, England and France. The Hundred Years’ War was coined by historians to describe conflicts during the 14th and 15th centuries between these empires. However, both countries also boasted periods of refined culture and beautiful music. Dr. Rebecca Phillips and the Wind Symphony are joined by faculty artist Stephen Dombrowski. Singer of the Year Competition / FREE Saturday, February 25, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA This popular annual competition features CSU’s top undergraduate vocal students competing for over $50,000 in scholarship monies including the top Singer of the Year Award, the Charles and Reta Ralph Undergraduate Scholarship, the Most Improved Award, and the James McDonald Memorial Scholarship. The awards are based on the students’ vocal performance and on progress toward their degree. 15


Virtuoso Series Concert, John Carlo Pierce, Voice

Songs and Arias of Separation With Christopher Reed, Piano; Joel Bacon, Organ; Michelle Stanley, Flute Monday, February 27, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA CSU faculty artist John Carlo Pierce, tenor, performs cantata arias with obbligato flute from works by J. S. Bach; “An die ferne Geliebte” by Ludwig van Beethoven; and songs by early 20th century American composers Henry Kimball Hadley and Wintter Watts. Dr. Pierce finds the songs by Hadley and Watts of particular interest calling them “unfairly forgotten and rarely heard in performance.” Symphonic Band Concert Tuesday, February 28, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The Symphonic Band, conducted by Dr. Richard Frey, presents an all European program, including works from Norway, Spain, and France. The second half of the program features the renowned melodies and drama of Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana” on John Krance's wind band setting of the famous piece. Chamber Choir and Concert Choir Concert With guests CSU Concert Orchestra Friday, March 3, 7:30 pm. Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The Concert Choir and Concert Orchestra perform Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi, conducted by Leslie Stewart. This masterwork is a staple of the choral/orchestral repertoire, and is one of the most beloved and quintessential pieces from the Baroque era. “I'm thrilled that the two groups are continuing their tradition of collaboration to share this amazing piece,” said Ryan Olsen, the choir’s director. The Chamber Choir, conducted by James Kim, performs the five movement suite, “Songs of Ariel” by Swiss composer Frank Martin, a virtuoso work for acapella chorus based on The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Additionally, the choir performs works by J.S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, and Gustav Mahler in preparation for their European tour to Germany and Prague this summer. “The audience will hear terrific acapella music sung by some of the best musicians at CSU,” added Dr. Kim. Concert Band Concert / FREE Sunday, March 5, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The Concert Band, conducted by Erik Johnson, performs an array of music inspired by France and the French people. “The band, full of majors from nearly every walk of life on our campus, is committed to making excellent music as a way to deepen our enjoyment of life and our understanding of ourselves in a broad and diverse world,” expressed Dr. Johnson. Please join us in celebration and reflection of the centuries-old bond between our two nations!

Virtuoso Series Concert, Tiffany Blake, Voice With Chris Reed, Piano, and Michelle Stanley, Flute Monday, March 6, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA

CSU faculty artist Tiffany Blake, soprano, performs and evening of art song accompanied by faculty artists Chris Reed and Michelle Stanley. 16


Voice Area Recital / FREE Tuesday, March 7, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Voice students from all of the applied voice studios at CSU perform arias and art songs. Sinfonia Concert Let the Games Begin! Featuring the annual Concerto Competition Finals Tuesday, March 7, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA Always a mesmerizing evening, see CSU’s top music students square off in the concerto competition finals! “I always look forward to this concert,” enthused Maestro Wes Kenney about the annual competition. “It's fantastic working with these amazing student soloists.” The Sinfonia, CSU’s chamber orchestra, also plays one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's most famous works, Symphony No. 40 in G minor. “I love any work of his in a minor key,” revealed Kenney.

Virtuoso Series Concert, Janet Landreth, Piano All-Chopin Concert Monday, March 27, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA

CSU faculty artist Janet Landreth performs a concert featuring works by the “Poet of the Piano,” Frederic Chopin, whose works capture the passion of 19th Century romanticism: poignant lyricism, chromatic expressiveness, and brilliant virtuosity. “Chopin’s music speaks to me in a very personal way, particularly after performing in Mallorca, Spain and visiting Valldemosso, the monastery where Chopin lived and contracted his final illness,” remembers Dr. Landreth. According to Byron Janis, who produced a rare documentary on Chopin, many of the piano works written in Mallorca were “gloomy and sad — they please your ear, but break your heart.” Oboe Studio Recital / FREE Wednesday, March 29, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Oboe students of Andrew Jacobson perform a variety of pieces from the standard repertoire for oboe.

Virtuoso Series Concert, Faculty Chamber Music

CSU faculty artists: John Carlo Pierce, Tenor; Tiffany Blake, Soprano; Michelle Stanly, Flute; Wesley Ferreira, Clarinet; Gary Moody, Bassoon; Andrew Jacobson, Oboe; John McGuire, Horn; Chris Van Hof, Trombone; Ron Francois, Violin; Leslie Stewart, Violin; Margaret Miller, Viola, Barbara Thiem, Cello; Tim Burns, Piano; Bonnie Jacobi, Harpsichord, and Joel Bacon, Harpsichord Tuesday, April 4, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Always a favorite, the CSU faculty present another chamber music program of great variety including Francis Poulenc’s Sextet (flute, clarinet, bassoon, oboe, horn, and piano); Poem in October by John Corigliano (tenor, string quartet, flute, oboe, clarinet, and harpsichord); “Chansons madecasses” by Maurice Ravel (soprano, flute, cello, and piano); Henry Cowell’s Quartet for Flute, Oboe, Cello, and Harpsichord, and Danzón by Paquito D'Rivera (piano, clarinet, and trombone). 17


Jazz Combos Concert Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA Jazz Combos I, II, and III perform a variety of standards, arrangements, and original compositions on this concert. “I always enjoy the original compositions and arrangements created by our wonderful students,” said Combo I Conductor Shilo Stroman, “It’s exciting to see them take ownership of their ensembles!” Polaris String Quartet CSU’s Graduate String Quartet Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Polaris performs string quartet masterworks by Franz Schubert and Maurice Ravel. Paola Zamario, violin; Lily Lu, violin; Chealsea Bernhardt, viola; and Victoria Ferguson, cello, make up the quartet, one of two groups in CSU’s Graduate String Quartet program. Men’s Chorus and University Chorus Concert Friday, April 7, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The Men's Chorus, conducted by Ryan Olsen, presents "The Music of Living," a collection of pieces for men's voices that celebrates unity, brotherhood, and men working together to create beauty and harmony through music. The concert features pieces from the American musical tradition and cultures around the world. “As the world and American society are both going through turbulent times, music has the ability to heal and unify, which is what we hope this concert signifies,” said Dr. Olsen. In the global vein, the University Chorus, conducted by Stuart Dameron performs contemporary sacred Christian pieces from composers of different nationalities including Estonia, Hungary, Norway, Creek Indian, and America.

Virtuoso Series Concert, Wesley Ferreira, Clarinet From Another World: Ethnic Clarinet Monday, April 10, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA

Outside of the traditional western European musical language, there is increasingly a variety of compositions for clarinet incorporating folk music. From the Middle East to the Balkans, from Central America to Asia, CSU faculty artist Wesley Ferreira performs compositions incorporating the genre. The recital features a world premiere of a work featuring Portuguese folk music elements. "Included on an upcoming album release, I'm excited to premiere this new commission from Portuguese composer Manuel Durao,” said Dr. Ferreira. Trombone Fest Concert / FREE With guest James Nova, CSU TRAMbone Choir, and Trombone Fest participants Tuesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA Enjoy a "A Night at the Movies," the culminating event of the first-ever CSU Trombone Fest. In addition to his duties with the Pittsburg Symphony, trombonist Jim Nova is a highly-regarded arranger of music for trombone ensemble. On this concert, the TRAMbone Choir performs many of Nova’s cinematic arrangements, including music from "Star Wars," "JFK," and "Ben Hur," with Mr. Nova playing all of the principal/solo parts himself! The group also premieres brand-new film score arrangements by three current CSU students. To conclude the evening, participants of CSU Trombone Fest join the TRAMbone Choir and James Nova on stage for a truly epic "closing scene." 18


Voice Area Recital / FREE Tuesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Voice students from all of the applied voice studios perform arias and art songs. “The area recitals are a wonderful opportunity to hear a variety of vocal music,” said Tiffany Blake, voice area coordinator. Keyboard Area Recital / FREE Wednesday, April 12, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The recital features piano students from the studio of Dr. Janet Landreth. Jazz Ensembles Concert With guest Matt Wilson, Drums Thursday, April 13, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA Jazz Ensembles I and II are joined by the great Matt Wilson, drummer and jazz musician extraordinaire. Matt Wilson is universally recognized for his musical and melodic drumming style, as well as being a gifted composer, bandleader, producer, and teaching artist. His positive energy, sense of humor and ability to explore a broad range of musical settings keeps him in constant demand. In addition, Wilson’s dedication to jazz has helped establish him as a beloved world ambassador for the music, on and off the bandstand. This will be a great time for the audience! Percussion Ensemble Festival Concert / FREE With guests Pendulum Percussion Duo Saturday, April 15, 6 p.m., Instrumental Rehearsal Hall, UCA The 5th annual festival concert features percussion ensembles from Colorado high schools, the Pendulum Percussion Duo featuring Susan Powell and Joe Krygier, and the CSU Percussion Ensemble. The festival is an exciting and uplifting experience for students and audience members! Trombone Studio Recital / FREE Monday, April 17, 6 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The members of the CSU Trombone Studio present a recital with a variety of solos and chamber ensembles. Student Chamber Music Recital / FREE Tuesday, April 18, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Select student chamber music ensembles perform an overview of the semester's work. “This annual event is a special effort to present all instrumental areas through our chamber music selections,” explained Barbara Thiem, who is coordinating the evening. High School Choral Invitational Concert / FREE Wednesday, April 19, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA For half a dozen select high school choirs, the invitational is a day of on-campus coaching with James Kim, director of choral activities at CSU, culminating in a combined choral festival concert given by the participating regional choirs. 19


Graduate Piano Trio Recital Wednesday, April 19, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The group of students performs in various solo, duo, and trio combinations, including Maurice Ravel’s Duo for Violin and Cello. Frangel Lopez Cesena, violin, Julius Hochmuth, cello, and Sicong Zhou, piano make up the trio. Wind Symphony Concert War and Peace: Our Manifest Destiny Friday, April 21, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The Wind Symphony, conducted by Dr. Rebecca Phillips, concludes the War and Peace series by looking inward at our own great nation, developed through incredible accomplishments and difficult lessons over the past two-hundred years. The music will touch on the growing pains of westward expansion during the 19th century, upward expansion during the 20th century, our continuing journey to achieve civil rights, and new challenges in our technological-driven world of the 21st century. Middle School Outreach Ensemble Concert FREE but ticketed Saturday, April 22, 6:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The 11-week outreach program concludes with a FREE concert presented by over 200 middle school students and conducted by CSU music education majors; the program features new compositions based on the program’s 2017 social justice theme, "Culture of Rhythm — Rhythm of Culture."

Virtuoso Series Concert, Peter Sommer, Saxophone Saxophone Masterworks from Around the World With Tim Burns, Piano Monday, April 24, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA

CSU faculty artists Peter Sommer and Tim Burns perform an evening of masterworks for saxophone from France, Japan, and the United States, including Henri Tomasi's Concerto for Alto Saxophone, John Anthony Lennon's "Distances Within Me," and Takashi Yoshimatsu's "Fuzzy Bird Sonata." Important to Professor Sommer as personal and teaching inspirations, he is “happy to have the chance to present the three pieces at CSU, and includes a special thanks to Tim Burns for tackling the always-challenging classical saxophone repertoire with gusto and ease!” All Choral Concert Tuesday, April 25, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA Enjoy selections performed by all four choirs at CSU – Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus, and University Chorus. Over 200 voices join forces at the end for a culminating celebration!



University Symphony Orchestra Concert Exhibitions With guest Barbara Thiem, Cello Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA 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 a mothership that is ‘docked’…virtuosic riffs on the work’s thematic material [are soloed] over actionpacked electro-acoustic orchestral figuration.” Originally commissioned by the YouTube Symphony, the evening’s energetic opener arrives complete with an entire lighting scheme created by CSU theatre students.

Freshman Voice Studio Recital / FREE Saturday, April 29, 2 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA A recital featuring students from CSU’s voice studios, including the Freshman Voice Studio. World Percussion Ensemble Concert Sunday, April 30, 4 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA 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. Concert Band and Concert Orchestra Concert / FREE With guest Christopher Van Hof, Trombone Sunday, April 30, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA 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 architects of Viennese Classical style.” Dr. Christopher Van Hof joins the orchestra for Wagenseil’s "Concerto for Alto Trombone," directed by graduate conducting student Jeremy Cuebas. On this shared concert, the Concert Band, conducted by Dr. Erik Johnson, “takes audience members on a journey through music inspired by structures — both created by humans and nature,” with an array of works reflective of the best contemporary and traditional repertoire in American concert band literature. 21


It Could Be Anything Concert / FREE CSU’s New Music Ensemble Sunday, April 30, 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! Under the direction of Professor Andrew Jacobson, the group showcases growth and change in music by focusing on trends in the global arts world. Violin Studio Recitals / FREE Monday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 3, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Violin students of Ron Francois perform works from the standard violin repertoire. “This is a great opportunity for our students to showcase their talents and gain performance experience, while applying all they have learned,” said Francois. Woodwind Area Recital / FREE Tuesday, May 2, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Exceptional students from the studios of Wesley Ferreira, Andrew Jacobson, Gary Moody, Peter Sommer, and Michelle Stanley join forces for a night of chamber music and outstanding solo repertoire. Symphonic Band Concert Sanctuary Thursday, May 4, 7:30 p.m. Griffin Concert Hall, UCA 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". Pre-College Chamber Music Festival Concert / FREE Saturday, May 6, 3 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The region’s best high school string quartets from the pre-college program perform after two days of intense sessions with the acclaimed Borromeo String Quartet.

STUDENT RECITALS Each semester, CSU music students perform recitals from various instrumental areas. For a full schedule of these events, please visit Student recitals are free and open to the public.



GUEST ARTIST SERIES / FREE Sinaisky-Kislenko Piano Duo Wednesday, January 18, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The duo, praised for their “seamless ensemble “and “sensitive expressivity” (Santa Barbara News Press), formed in 2010. The duo, comprised of Russian pianist Natasha Kislenko and Israeli pianist Ilya Sinaisky, performs a program of duets written specifically for one piano and four hands.   Gregory Maytan, Violin, and Chi-Chen Wu, Piano Wednesday, February 1, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The pair perform an All-Beethoven program where three of the composer’s violin sonatas are featured, including the beloved Spring Sonata Op. 24. Trebuchet Wind Trio Tuesday, February, 14, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Trebuchet is comprised of University of South Alabama faculty Drs. Andra Bohnet (flutes), Kip Franklin (clarinets) and Rebecca Mindock (double reeds). Enjoy a vast array of tone colors and musical styles in a delightfully compact and eclectic program of music by Bach, Borodin, Bartok, and Philip Wharton. Basil Vendryes, Viola, and Chris Thompson, Piano Wednesday, February 15, 6 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Basil Vendryes is principal violist of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra since 1993, violist with the Aurora String Quartet, and on faculty at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. He’ll be joined by Chris Thompson, a member of the collaborative piano faculty at Metropolitan State University. Blue Shift Percussion Ensemble Monday, March 20, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA This percussion quintet, representing contemporary works for a variety of percussion instruments and styles, is considered a precise and moving percussion ensemble representative of the finest ensemble playing. Andrew Lynge, Percussion Tuesday, March 21, 6 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA This solo percussion recital represents an eclectic and virtuosic presentation on a variety of percussion instruments by one of the best and most versatile percussionist of our time. Kirsten Warfield, Trombone Monday, April 3, 6 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Kirsten Warfield is the first female member of The United Stated Army Band "Pershing's Own," a position she has held since 1999; she is also an active performer around Washington, D.C. This dynamic recital includes a variety of works for solo trombone.



A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim Presented by the Ralph Opera Program Directed by Tiffany Blake and Conducted by Chris Reed 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 Join the Ralph Opera Program in a deliciously intriguing romp in turn of the century Sweden. Romantic trysts, confusion, and delight abound in the Stephen Sondheim hit that includes the famous "Send in the Clowns". Broadway performer, Patty Goble, and new voice faculty member, Dr. John Pierce, will join our student cast. Aria Workshop Concert / FREE Friday, May 5, 7:30 p.m., Runyan Rehearsal Hall, UCA The aria workshop activities culminate in a performance of arias and original opera scenes created by students. 24 Illustration by Nathan Young


SUMMER CAMPS CSU offers a wide range of summer experiences! Fees are associated with each program and registration is required. Many programs have concerts or presentations that are free and open to the public. Details, registration, and schedules can be found at and, or by emailing the contacts listed. Kids Do It All: Summer Music-Theatre Camp Six sessions for 2017: June 12–17, June 19–24, June 26 – July 1, July 10–15, July 17–22, July 24–29; Session in Todos Santos, Mexico, July 24–29 Day camp leads youth (ages 7–12) through the entire theatre process resulting in original plays created and performed by the students. Contact: Organ Week: June 4–9 The camp features prominent organists instructing high school students interested in beginning or expanding their organ study. Festival concerts are free and open to the public. Contact: Pre-College Percussion Camp: June 8–9 Instruction for high school students on mallets, timpani, snare drum, and drum set, and preparing/auditioning for acceptance as a collegiate music major. Contact: LIFT Clarinet Academy: June 12–16 Unique focus on the musical, technical, and artistic goals of each adult participant. Through planning prior to the academy, individualized programs ensure a musical boost for each high school and adult student. Contact: Drum Major & Leadership Academy: June 18–21 Emphasizing conducting, peer teaching, and team building skills, the Academy prepares drum majors and section leaders for enhanced roles in their school band program. Contact: LIFT Jr. Clarinet Academy: June 19–23 Action-packed five-day journey designed for students ages 12–17 who are seeking to expand their clarinet study within a supportive and engaging musical environment. Contact: Colorado Kodály Institute: July 15–29 Designed for elementary, secondary, and independent music educators, the unique program combines online curriculum with hands-on experience and features the annual Institute residency. Contact: Final concert: Friday, July 28, 5 p.m. Children’s Singing Camp: July 24–26 A fun day-camp of singing games, choir, folk dancing, keyboard improvisation, and movement with sessions for 1st – 6th graders. Contact:

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DANCE PERFORMANCES 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 features adjudicated student choreographers/performers and new faculty work by international choreographer, Chung-Fu Chang, with Judy Bejarano, artistic director and founder of IMPACT Dance. Bejarano's choreography will be created on the CSU Contemporary Repertory Ensemble. The event also features Sharon Wehner, principal dancer with Colorado Ballet in a guest solo performance. 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 Devon DeSpain, Chloe Milton, and Ashley Shute present their capstone work in a dance concert featuring over thirty students. Come see the next generation of talented dance artists!

SPECIAL EVENTS Visit and Audition Day for Prospective Dance Students Friday, February 3, 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: or call (970) 491-2675. Lincoln Center Dance Series Master Class with Complexions Tuesday, March 21, 11 a.m. – 12:40 p.m., Studio 101, UCA


Photo credit: John Eisele

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.




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 11, 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


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 10, 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: or call (970) 491-2675. 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.




Hartford –Tandstad Gallery

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 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.



EXHIBITIONS Identity/Perspectives: Contemporary Art from the Addison Collection January 17 - May 6 The Griffin Foundation Gallery This exhibition showcases works by contemporary artists exploring differing concepts of identity. The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art’s contemporary collection was formed in great part through the generous gifts of Polly and Mark Addison, who collected contemporary work from around the world. Global in scope, this exhibition includes artists from Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America, reflecting a range of viewpoints and artistic directions. Drawing on Tradition: European Works on Paper from the 17th and 18th Century January 17 - April 21 Works on Paper Gallery This exhibition showcases drawings and prints from the permanent collection of 17th and 18th century art at the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art. The artworks include French, Dutch, Italian, and Flemish drawings in media that range from chalk and ink to engraving. The works encompass an array of traditional European themes, bringing together landscape, allegory, and portraiture alongside classical and Christian subjects. Survivance: Native North American Arts from the Past and Present January 17, 2017 | Permanent Collection Native American Gallery The Anishnaabe cultural theorist Gerald Vizenor coined the term “survivance” to assert an “active sense of presence and the continuance of native stories” in a world that has  suppressed Indigenous cultures. Vizenor’s purposefully ambiguous term has come to  represent the work of Native cultures to survive and to resist centuries of colonization, disease, and the suppression of their languages and values. This exhibit is curated by undergraduate students in Art 317: Native North American Art, and highlights the role of art in the survivance of Native North American cultures.

(TOP) Philip Kwame Apagya, Have You Seen?, 2004, Chromogenic print, Gift of Polly and Mark Addison, 2009.2.1 (MIDDLE) Benedetto Luti, The Death of St. Joseph, 17th – 18th century, Pen and ink washes with graphite on paper, Gift of Larry Hartford and Torleif Tandstad, 2016.1.81 (BOTTOM) Susan Point and Kelly Cannell, Memory, 2005, Screen print on paper, Gift of the artist, 2007.6



M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition April 28 – May 20 Works on Paper Gallery Opening Reception: Friday, April 28, 5–6 p.m. The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art’s annual Master of Fine Arts Exhibition marks the culmination of a three-year degree program in the visual arts that fosters individual research and creative studio practice. Students in the program focus on a particular area of study and complete a mature body of work in their chosen field – art work is situated within the discourse of contemporary art practice. This year’s exhibition features work of Katie Gabriel and Tim Schwartz.

MFA Thesis Exhibition | (TOP) Katie Gabriel, Action Repeated, 2016 and (BOTTOM) Tim Schwartz, Words are Boxes, 2016

EVENTS AND PROGRAMS Visiting Artist Lecture: Jenni Sorkin Prime Objects: Digital Clay and Its Modernist Origins March 22, 5 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Jenni Sorkin is assistant professor of contemporary art history at University of California, Santa Barbara. She holds a PhD in the History of Art from Yale University. She writes on the intersection between gender, craft, material culture, and contemporary art. Most recently, she co-curated, with Paul Schimmel, Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947-2016, the inaugural exhibition at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel in Los Angeles, which closed in Sept. 2016. She recently published her first book,  Live Form: Women, Ceramics and Community  (The University of Chicago Press, 2016), which examines gender and post-war ceramics practice at Black Mountain College and other utopian communities.

Jenni Sorkin, Live Form, Women Ceramics and Community, book cover

Sponsored by the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art and the Critic and Artist Residency Series which is supported by the FUNd at CSU.



Gallery Talk: Jenni Sorkin March 24, 11 a.m. The Griffin Foundation Gallery Jenni Sorkin leads a discussion of the works in the Identity/Perspectives: Contemporary Art from the Addison Collection. Storytime in the Museum Every first Thursday of the month at 10 a.m.: February 2, March 2, April 6, and May 4 Robert W. Hoffert Learning Center Picture books teach children comprehension strategies such as predicting, summarizing, inferring, and asking questions—the same strategies we use as adults to look at art. Storyteller Anna Bernhard introduces children to the arts through stories, hands-on-play, and a museum visit. Ideal for children ages 24 months to six years. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caretaker.

MUSIC IN THE MUSEUM CONCERT SERIES The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art presents this new series exploring the cross-fertilization between music and the visual arts, with performances by CSU Music faculty and brief historic background given by faculty from the Department of Art and Art History and the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Why do we so often separate and differentiate visual and performing arts? In this series, music is performed against the backdrop of works of art ranging from Renaissance and Baroque paintings and sculpture to expressions by contemporary artists from around the globe. We invite you to holistically absorb the power of music and the visual arts and the relationships between them through these unique presentations. Concerts are FREE, but registration is required due to limited seating. Spring 2017 Concert #1 Tuesday, February 7, 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. Hartford-Tandstad: Approaching Nature Gallery Dr. Michelle Stanley, CSU flute professor—with Jeff LaQuatra, guitar, and additional CSU faculty—perform pieces referencing the works in the gallery with background provided by Dr. Dave Riep and Dr. Dawn Grapes. Spring 2017 Concert #2 Tuesday, March 7, 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. The Griffin Foundation Gallery In conjunction with the Identity/Perspectives Exhibition, this concert features baritone Dr. John Seesholtz, joined by other CSU faculty artists. Background on the exhibition will be given by historian Dr. Emily Moore. Spring 2017 Concert #3 Tuesday, April 18, 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. Hartford-Tandstad: Dialogues with Power Gallery Dr. Joel Bacon, Stewart and Sheron Golden Chair of Organ and Liturgical Studies, offers an all-Bach harpsichord recital with background on the works of art given by Dr. Eleanor Moseman and Dr. Angela Christian.



GREGORY ALLICAR COLLECTION INSTALLATIONS Permanent Collection, Hartford-Tandstad Galleries 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. Permanent Collection, African Gallery With a creative diversity spanning over 50 countries and thousands of cultures, the arts of the African continent offer a window into unique local  contexts and stylistic conventions. Such works of art promote the identity of the artists and cultures from which they originate, and highlight the visual differences found from one region to the next.

SUMMER EXHIBITIONS Crossing Communities: Beer Culture Across Africa May 16 – September 29, The Griffin Foundation Gallery A celebration of brewing in Africa and Fort Collins with Maxline Brewery: June 29 Time and details TBA, Sculpture Garden Cultures across the African continent have incorporated beer into their respective rituals, ceremonies, and social gatherings for centuries. Much like our local cultures in Fort Collins, the production and consumption of beer is an established facet of building community and often becomes a focal point for engagement in interpersonal exchange. Crossing Communities: Beer Culture Across Africa features a variety of ceramic pots from 27 cultures and 17 countries to showcase their beautifully distinct styles, while highlighting the visceral experience of brewing, storing, and serving beer across the African continent, and its parallels, with our own beer culture in northern Colo. This exhibition is sponsored, in part, by MAXLINE Brewery.


Beer pots from the exhibition Crossing Communities: Beer Culture Across Africa


Japanese Prints from the Permanent Collection May 30 – September 9, Works on Paper Gallery Featuring examples from the museum’s permanent Japanese print collection, this exhibition highlights works from the Drake and Leonard collections, two major donations that form the core of this group of wood-cut images. The exhibition will include works by major artists who worked in the genre.

EVENTS AND PROGRAMS Summer Mystery Art Hunt May 16 – August 19 Back by popular demand, children visiting the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art can take part in the Summer Mystery Art Hunt: a fun, interactive hunt for clues in the museum and surrounding areas. Age appropriate activity guides will be provided, and all participants will receive a small prize. Drawings for other prizes will happen weekly.

(TOP) Beer pot detail (BOTTOM) Utagawa Hiroshige, Suidobashi Surugadai (Suido Bridge near Surugadai), May 857, Gift of George and Alice Drake 1989.1.38


AVENIR MUSEUM OF DESIGN AND MERCHANDISING Now with textile treasures on public view 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 Ongoing New Threads showcases the Avenir Museum's most recent acquisitions, and examines what makes a textile or apparel object “museum worthy” for acceptance into our collection. We rotate these new arrivals frequently, so that you can stop by often and see something new! Garden Party January 17 – May 19 Winter and early spring in northern Colorado are rather muted seasons in terms of color, but the Avenir Museum's vast collection contains literally thousands of floral motifs in apparel and textiles. Garden Party presents a survey of 150 years of women's apparel influenced by flowers. Tying the Knot March 27 – August 11 Wedding apparel is prized, preserved, and passed down in every culture. When bridal gowns enter a museum collection, they continue to tell stories of apparel artistry, from humble country weddings to lavish society affairs. Tying the Knot presents exquisite examples from the Avenir Museum collection as well as historic wedding apparel loaned by local community residents.

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. Eco Fashion: Through the Looking Glass January 17 – September 1 Eco-Fashion features student-designed and created fashions made of recycled materials, and inspired by Lewis Carroll's 1871 novel Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There. Fun and serious at the same time, these inspired garments are part of an academic assignment for the design foundations course in the Department of Design and Merchandising, and were worn in the Fall 2016 Recycled Fashion Show produced by CSU's student chapter of Fashion Group International. 38


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 Spring 2017 evening lectures highlight the wide-range of the Avenir’s current exhibitions. Join us for this intriguing array of textile topics! February 16 – Eco Fashion: Through the Looking Glass Professor Diane Sparks of CSU’s Department of Design and Merchandising presents a fascinating introduction to ‘Eco Fashion’, which is a centerpiece of the Design Foundation (AM 130) course. Students create garments using recycled materials incorporating the elements and principles of design, using some sewing skills but also employing creative strategies to employ duct tape, hot glue, and staples to mold unconventional materials to three-dimensional forms for the human body. Join us to hear how students learn about the fundamentals of garment design and gain awareness of the concept of sustainability in the fashion industry. Could you design a gown made of playing cards? March 30 – Tying the Knot In conjunction with the March 27 opening of our bridal exhibition Tying the Knot, the Avenir Museum is delighted to welcome back Department of Design and Merchandising alumna Lauren Lotspeich (‘16) to speak about the modern bridal apparel industry. Upon graduation, Lauren spent time in the UK, interning with Coppernob Fashion, Ltd. in London, where she specialized in several components of wedding gown design and construction. Lauren now works at Denver’s Brilliant Bridal as an alterations and bridal gown reconstruction specialist, even occasionally transforming wedding gowns into special apparel for celebratory life events such as baptismal dresses or evening wear. Come hear the backstory about saying ‘yes to the dress.’ May 4 – It's a Garden Party - You're Invited! The Avenir Museum’s current Garden Party exhibition celebrates 150 years of floral influence on women’s apparel – from dainty prints of small sprigs in the post-Civil War era to velvet burnouts in the 1920s to bold explosions of 1960s flower power. The floral designs all have their own appeal, but they also link textiles and apparel back to the realms of botany and horticulture, and the sources of some fibers and vegetal dyes. Please join us to hear natural dye gardener and artist Donna Brown discuss the direct connections between what’s in your garden and what’s in your wardrobe. Here's a bonus: on your way to the Avenir, you can take a peek at the various CSU annual and perennial gardens' spring plantings at UCA, and see what summer holds in store!

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CLARA HATTON GALLERY 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 Exhibition: Angela Piehl & Sarah Nguyen January 23 – February 23 Artist talks Tuesday, February 7 Times to be determined Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 7, 5-7 p.m. The Hatton Gallery is pleased to start the 2017 exhibition schedule featuring the works of Angela Piehl and Sarah Nguyen. Both artists have exhibited nationally and internationally.     Angela’s artist statement reflects her interest in “enhancing and intermingling the natural and synthetic that create a sort of biomorphic abstraction, with inherent narrative qualities. The resulting creatures are grotesque, bouquet-like, and somewhat lurid: monstrous, yet delicately fragile and lovely.” Angela is an associate professor of painting, drawing, and digital art at Oklahoma State University. Sarah’s work “renders each subject and then allows forces such as gravity, chemical interaction, and random chance to take over and dissolve the forms, reflecting the occasional dissolving of boundaries between dreams and waking life, and between self and other, that humans experience while engaged in play, ritual, and art.“ Sarah lives and works in rural Mo. She works as an art instructor at the University of Central Missouri and art editor of Pleiades Magazine.  Poudre School District K – 12 Art Exhibition March 27 – April 21 Opening reception: Monday, March 27, 5–7p.m. Closing reception: Friday, April 21, 5–7p.m. The Hatton Gallery will again be filled with the colorful and expressive art of children from Kindergarten through 12th grade with two different shows that run for two weeks each. This exhibition celebrates the young artists in the Poudre School District, and the art teachers who have encouraged their creativity. 2017 Juried B.F.A. Exhibition May 11 – August 25, 2017 Opening reception: Thursday, May 11, 5–7p.m. As a part of their capstone requirement, this juried exhibition honors a select group of graduating B.F.A. students.  This diverse show includes works that demonstrate skill, intelligence, and curiosity, and the ability to create artworks that are both challenging and innovative, pushing boundaries both visually and conceptually. 40


(LEFT) Fox Fires, Sarah Nguyen, oils, pastels on paper, 51.5” x 108.5” (RIGHT, DETAIL) Tongue Cut Sparrow and Maple Tree, Sarah Nguyen, cut Tyvek and wooden rod, 144” x 41”

SPECIAL EVENTS Scott Artist Series The new Scott Artist Series aims to encourage the exchange of ideas among artists from multiple disciplines, varied places and backgrounds. We aspire to attract inspirational speakers and artists to share creative and innovative ideas aimed at broadening the horizons of Colorado State University art students. A full schedule of events will be announced online: Annual Departmental Art History Symposium Thursday, February 23, 5-7 p.m., Curfman Gallery, Lory Student Center Undergraduate art history majors give 20-minute formal presentations of their original art history research. The student with the best paper in that symposium will be awarded a cash prize and will represent the department at the annual statewide symposium, described below. Front Range Art History Symposium Saturday, April 8, Organ Recital Hall, UCA

(TOP LEFT) Mosquito, Angela Piehl, digital print from collage (BOTTOM RIGHT) Scott Artist Series poster, Jason Frazier


Undergraduate and graduate students from colleges and universities across the Front Range spend the day presenting their original art history scholarship to the public. Schedule TBA:


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 are FREE and are open to the public. Check each event for venue information. Mike Lala and Rachel Hall Thursday, February 23, 7:30 p.m., Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, UCA Mike Lala is a poet who works with text, recorded sound and, occasionally, images. His most recent collection Exit Theater won the 2016 Colorado Prize for Poetry. Rachel Hall's recent collection of stories, Heirlooms, was awarded the BkMk Press 2015 G.S. Sharat Chandra prize, selected by Marge Piercy. Hall has received awards and honors from the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ragdale and the Ox-Bow School of the Arts. She is Professor of English at the State University of New York-Geneseo. David Shields Thursday, March 23, 7:30 p.m., Ballroom 350-D, CSU Lory Student Center David Shields is the internationally bestselling author of twenty books, including Reality Hunger, War Is Beautiful, and Other People: Takes & Mistakes. The recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, Shields has published essays and stories in the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Esquire and many more. His work has been translated into twenty languages. Also join us for a special screening of the film adaptation of Shields’ I Think You're Totally Wrong, Wednesday, March 22, 5:30 p.m., Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 131—300-378 W Pitkin St. Ada Limón Thursday, April 6, 7:30 p.m., Cherokee Ballroom, CSU Lory Student Center Ada Limón is the author of four books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by The New York Times. The CSU Creative Writing Reading Series is made possible by the support of the CSU Department of English, the College of Liberal Arts, the Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Endowment, the donor-sponsor of the Crow-Tremblay Alumni Reading Series, and other generous donors. Please visit for more information on how to become a donor. Ada Limón

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