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WELCOME TO YOUR UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR THE ARTS The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance empowers students to create, collaborate, innovate, and inspire. Through teaching, creative artistry, research, advocacy, and service,
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2018 is a milestone for the visual and performing arts at Colorado State University, marking the 10th anniversary of the official opening of the University Center for the Arts, the 15th anniversary of the opening of Griffin Concert Hall, the 5th anniversary of the Classical Convergence Concert Series, and the 50th anniversary of the commissioning of the Casavant Fréres organ. This is a lot to celebrate…and celebrate we will! The year-long celebration is kicking off on Sunday, September 23 with the UCA 10th Anniversary Celebration. This event features the UCA in action – presented to our patrons as a day in the life of the incredible facility – showcasing the performance, studio, classroom, design, and clinical spaces. Guests will have the opportunity to experience CSU musical ensembles, dance classes, theatrical rehearsals, technical production workshops, costume fittings, and many other experiences throughout the afternoon. This is a day not to be missed. The entire Fall 2018 season is also very special, including productions by our dance, music, and theatre students and faculty that will provoke an array of emotions. The power of the arts to provide an avenue for discourse will be showcased as CSU engages in a conversation about tolerance and diversity through its production of The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and the performance of “Considering Matthew Shepard” by the GRAMMY-winning choral group Conspirare. These two events form the foundation for a truly outstanding fall season, where there is something for audiences of all ages and artistic tastes to enjoy. As I start my fourth year as the director of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, I have begun to recognize many familiar faces at our numerous events each year. For those of you who regularly frequent the UCA, thank you for your loyal patronage and support of our students, faculty, and staff. If you are attending an event for the first time, please consider making it a habit to stop by and see and hear something wonderful.
Dan Goble Director, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
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 ticketed 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 Reserved Seating: Seating in Griffin Concert Hall, Organ Recital Hall, University Theatre, and Dance Theatre will now be reserved. Purchase your tickets in advance and arrive at your leisure! 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.
THEATRE / DANCE TICKET INFORMATION
No charge/CSU students, $10/adult (unless otherwise indicated) (unless otherwise indicated)
RALPH OPERA PROGRAM TICKET INFORMATION
No charge/CSU students, $3/youth (under 18), $10/adult (unless otherwise indicated) (unless otherwise indicated)
MUSIC TICKET INFORMATION
No charge/CSU students, $3/youth (under 18), $10/adult (unless otherwise indicated) (unless otherwise indicated) Music Flex Pass: Receive admission to all CSU music events for just $60 with the 2018 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 Holiday Spectacular or the Classical Convergence Series (Classical Convergence tickets are available through the Lincoln Center at lctix.com). 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.
CSU GLOBAL AND CSU PUEBLO STUDENT TICKET INFORMATION As a component of the CSU System Passport Project, during fall 2018, CSU Global and CSU Pueblo Students receive discounted pricing for select events. Details are available on our ticket site and prices are noted throughout the guide. 3
COMMITMENT TO CAMPUS / FREE TICKETS FOR CSU EMPLOYEES Through the Universityâ€™s Commitment to Campus initiative, all CSU faculty and staff can receive two free tickets, each academic year, to School of Music, Theatre, and Dance performances at the UCA. Tickets are available online, by phone, or 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 the Holiday Spectacular, the Classical Convergence Series, 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.
VENUES AND PARKING The University Center for the Arts (UCA) is located at 1400 Remington Street, Fort Collins. The center houses the Griffin Concert Hall, University Theatre, University Dance Theatre, Organ Recital Hall, Studio Theatre, Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, and the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising. Parking lots behind and West of the UCA (across College) are free after 4 p.m. and on weekends. More info at UCA.colostate.edu. On CSU football game days, UCA parking may be limited. Please check csuartstickets.com for details.
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Opening in 2008 as a world-class facility comprehensively designed to support all art forms, for the past ten years, the University Center for the Arts has allowed the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, and the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising to achieve new levels of national and international excellence and recognition. The UCA has become a cherished cultural center for the Fort Collins and Northern Colorado communities, presenting more than 250 events each year. The Office of the President at Colorado State University made the University Center for the Arts one of its highest priorities because of its importance to performing and visual arts programs, students, and faculty. Additionally, the UCA was completed in part through the leadership and commitment of Colorado State University students as funding for the building was largely secured through a vote by CSUâ€™s student body government to increase student fees. Substantial funding was also provided by private donations including the Bohemian Foundation, Griffin Foundation, Kenneth and Myra Monfort Foundation, and the Serimus Foundation. Because of their commitment, the UCA ranks among the finest facilities of its kind in the country. Join us throughout the 2018â€“2019 season as we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the University Center for the Arts! We look forward to seeing you at our open house on September 23. 6
10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION | FALL 2018–SPRING 2019 UCA 10th Anniversary Celebration: Open House / FREE Sunday, September 23, 1-3 p.m., UCA Music: Experience the performance, classroom, clinical, and studio spaces of the UCA in action! The University Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony take the stage in Griffin Concert Hall, the Chamber Choir raises their collective voice in Runyon Rehearsal Hall, and jazz students host a jam session in the Instrumental Rehearsal Hall…bring your instrument and sit in! The music therapy clinic hosts demonstration sessions, the music technology lab gives guests a chance to create a piece of music on the spot, and music education students showcase their teaching abilities in live teaching demonstrations. Theatre students really are able to do it all in the UCA…act, sing, dance, produce, design, create, direct, and much more. See a live rehearsal of The Laramie Project in the University Theatre, then go across the hall to the Studio Theatre for a demonstration of the UCA’s amazing technical capabilities. Stop by the scene shop and help build the set for the next show, then try on a costume in the costume shop (be sure to take a selfie). Design a set in the CAD lab, join an improvisation techniques workshop, and don’t miss the musical theatre workshop led by Broadway veterans Noah Racey and Patty Goble. Dance: Celebrate a decade of dance in the UCA with faculty, staff, and students. In the University Theatre, take a behind the scenes look at the making of our Fall Dance Concert with CSU faculty artists Madeline and Matthew Harvey. In the studios, experience the joy of movement in open technique classes led by Judy Bejarano and Amber Mazurana, with live accompaniment by David McArthur, and join Lisa Morgan for an engaging presentation on how CSU Dance reaches out to our community and region. Last, but not least, treat yourself to a stretch and strengthen class with Dance Professor Chung-Fu Chang. Gregory Allicar Museum of Art Special editions of Story & Studio at the Museum, Robert W. Hoffert Learning Center Music in the Museum, The Hartford-Tandstad Galleries The Allicar museum is presenting examples of two popular program series, which will be ongoing during the event. The Music in the Museum Concert Series explores the crossfertilization between music and the visual arts, offering free concerts in the galleries by CSU music faculty, accompanied by brief historical background given by faculty from the Department of Art and Art History. Story & Studio at the Museum, a program series for children, begins with a storybook reading, the book chosen to connect with works of art on display in the museum. A hands-on art activity follows, led by art education students. The Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising The Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising is proud to have been an original part of the University Center for the Arts since its 2008 inception! Celebrate the museum's historic apparel and textiles at this special open house and see how closely they link to the realms of music, theatre, dance, and the fine arts.
CELEBRATE WITH US ALL YEAR LONG WITH $10 TICKETS. In honor of our 10th anniversary, all UCA performances are just $10 for adults* for the 2018/19 season. See CSUArtsTickets.com for details. *excludes evening performances of the Fall/Spring Dance concert, The Holiday Spectacular, community events, and Classical Convergence
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Fall Performance Overview Masterclasses and special events are only listed within each section.
MUSIC PERFORMANCES UCA 10th Anniversary Celebration
September 23, 1â€“3 p.m.
Virtuoso Series Concert / John McGuire, Horn
August 27, 7:30 p.m.
Guest Artist Concert / Michael Grill, Organ / FREE Guest Artist Concert / Bernhard Scully, Horn / FREE Music in the Museum Concert Series / FREE University Symphony Orchestra Concert Guest Artist Concert / Adriana Contino, Cello / FREE Jazz Ensembles Concert Guest Artist Concert / Red Shoe Piano Trio / FREE
September 4, 7:30 p.m. September 17, 7:30 p.m. September 18, noon, 6 p.m. September 20, 21, 7:30 p.m. September 26, 7:30 p.m. September 27, 7:30 p.m. September 29, 7:30 p.m.
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Guest Artist Concert / Andrew Lynge, Percussion / FREE Virtuoso Series Concert / Duo Francois & Friends Wind Symphony Concert Classical Convergence Concert / Conspirare: Considering Matthew Shepard Concert Orchestra Concert / FREE Virtuoso Series Concert / Michelle Stanley, Flute Symphonic Band Concert Virtuoso Series Concert / Margaret Miller, Viola Fall Choral Showcase Concert Virtuoso Series Concert / Joel Bacon, Organ Music in the Museum Concert Series / FREE OcTUBAFest Concert / Guest Artist Anthony Halloin, Tuba / FREE OcTUBAFest Concert / Tuba Studio Recital / FREE Virtuoso Series Concert / Tiffany Blake, Soprano Virtuoso Series Concert / Barbara Thiem, Cello Guest Artist Concert / Claude Delangle, Saxophone / FREE Halloween Organ Extravaganza
October 1, 7:30 p.m. October 2, 7:30 p.m. October 3, 7:30 p.m. October 7, 7:30 p.m. October 7, 7:30 p.m. October 8, 7:30 p.m. October 9, 7:30 p.m. October 9, 7:30 p.m. October 11, 7:30 p.m. October 15, 7:30 p.m. October 16, noon, 6 p.m. October 21, 5 p.m. October 21, 7:30 p.m. October 22, 7:30 p.m. October 23, 7:30 p.m. October 29, 7:30 p.m. October 31, 7, 9, and 11 p.m.
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Virtuoso Series Concert / Eric Hollenbeck, Percussion Graduate String Quartet Recital Percussion Ensemble Concert Virtuoso Series Concert / Terry Leahy, Trombone Voice Area Recital / FREE Jazz Combos Concert Classical Convergence Concert / ATOS Trio Woodwind Area Recital / FREE Brass Area Recital / FREE String Chamber Music Recital New Music Ensemble Concert Guest Artist Concert / Eva Amsler, Flute with Shalev Ad-El / FREE
November 1, 6 p.m. November 1, 8:30 p.m. November 4, 6 p.m. November 5, 7:30 p.m. November 6, 7:30 p.m. November 7, 7:30 p.m. November 7, 7:30 p.m. November 8, 7:30 p.m. November 8, 7:30 p.m. November 11, 2 p.m. November 11, 7:30 p.m. November 11, 8 p.m.
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PERFORMANCE OVERVIEW | FALL 2018
Virtuoso Series Concert / Faculty Chamber Music Guest Artist Concert / Yakov Kasman, Piano / FREE Flute Studio Recital / FREE Jazz Ensembles Concert Graduate String Trio Recital Music in the Museum Concert Series / FREE Holiday Spectacular Open Rehearsal for students (ID required) Parade of Lights Preview / FREE Holiday Spectacular
November 12, 7:30 p.m. November 13, 7:30 p.m. November 14, 7 p.m. November 15, 7:30 p.m. November 15, 7:30 p.m. November 20, noon, 6 p.m. November 28, 7 p.m. November 29, 6 p.m. November 29, 7 p.m.
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Holiday Spectacular Concert Orchestra Concert / FREE Guest Artist Concert / Sam Schlosser, Trombone / FREE Keyboard Area Recital / FREE Symphonic Band Concert Wind Symphony Concert CSU Honor Band Festival Concert Freshman Voice Studio Recital / FREE
December 2, 4 p.m. December 2, 7:30 p.m. December 3, 7:30 p.m. December 4, 5, 6, 7:30 p.m. December 6, 7:30 p.m. December 7, 7:30 p.m. December 8, 2 p.m. December 9, 2 p.m.
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RALPH OPERA PROGRAM PERFORMANCES Myth of Orfeus (Orfeo ed Euridice) by Christoph Willibald Gluck Myth of Orfeus (Orfeo ed Euridice) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
October 25, 26, 27, 7:30 p.m. October 28, 2 p.m.
Sept. 28, 29, Oct. 4, 5, 6, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 2 p.m. November 9, 10, 15, 16, 7:30 p.m. November 11, 17, 2 p.m. November 30, 7:30 p.m.
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THEATRE PERFORMANCES The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman Big Love by Charles Mee Big Love by Charles Mee Freshman Theatre Project / FREE
DANCE PERFORMANCES Fall Dance Concert Fall Dance Concert Fall Dance Capstone Concert Fall Dance Capstone Concert
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50 ANNIVERSARY OF THE CASAVANT ORGAN AT CSU TH
Colorado State University’s Casavant Frères Organ was designed and voiced specifically for the university by Lawrence I. Phelps, in consultation with former CSU Organ Professor Robert Cavarra. Installed in 1968 in the previous music building on the Oval, it is one of the first modern mechanical-action (tracker) organs built at an American university and is considered a landmark instrument in the “Organ Revival” movement. Boasting 2,079 pipes, the organ was constructed in a style emulating 17th and 18th century German organ building principles. The legacy of the organ has earned CSU an international reputation as the keeper of one of the finest organs built in the 20th century. Join us in 2018 for a series of concerts celebrating the 50th anniversary of our beloved instrument!
Michael Grill, Organ Tuesday, September 4, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Michael Grill is director of music at the Erlöserkirche (Our Saviour’s Lutheran) in Munich, Germany. Frequently featured on German radio and television, the recitalist has played throughout Europe, Israel, South America, and the U.S. He founded the concert series "Neue Orgelmusik München,” dedicated to contemporary organ works, as well as "Fürstenrieder Bachtage,” a festival devoted to the music of Bach. Grill is an active composer and publisher of church music; his most recent project involves performing 100 of the most interesting organ works of the 20th century.
Virtuoso Series Concert: Joel Bacon, Organ
Monday, October 15, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA On the final concert of the 50th Anniversary of the Casavant Organ, CSU’s Professor of Organ Joel Bacon performs selected pieces from the organ’s 1968 opening concert program. “CSU’s Casavant organ is a remarkable instrument – a great point of pride for the university and the community, and a joy for me personally to play and teach on,” remarked Dr. Bacon. “I hope the series of recitals celebrating its 50th anniversary reminds us all of how special it truly is.” Halloween Organ Extravaganza Wednesday, October 31, 7 p.m., 9 p.m., 11 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The organ studio and CSU faculty artist Joel Bacon present the 13th 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, combined with lighting and special effects, are sure to put you in the Halloween spirit! “Since it’s also the 50th anniversary of the organ, this Halloween we’re going to do something pretty special, and I’ve got some crazy ideas,” promises Dr. Bacon.
CO-PRESENTED BY THE LINCOLN CENTER AND COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
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 / public pricing may increase by $5–$10 based on inventory
Conspirare: Considering Matthew Shepard Sunday, October 7, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA This moving musical response to a tragic death is led by artistic director Craig Hella Johnson and showcases the GRAMMY-winning Conspirare singers in a concert oratorio fused with song, chamber instrumentation, and projected media. $28/regular; $14/student ATOS Trio Wednesday, November 7, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA This trio’s warm, expressive, unified sound has garnered them the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award – the gold-standard prize for trios in the U.S. $22/regular; $10/student Animaniacs Live! Friday, February 8, 7:30 p.m., Fort Collins Lincoln Center One of the most beloved and endearing cartoon shows comes to life with the original voice talent of Yakko (Rob Paulsen), Wakko (Jess Harnell) and Dot (Tress MacNeille) as the CSU Orchestra performs Randy Rogel's original Emmy-winning songs. $27/regular; $15/student International Contemporary Ensemble Thursday, February 28, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA This artist collective is transforming the way music is created and experienced. With a global perspective, this contemporary classical music ensemble performs a diverse array of chamber works. $22/regular; $10/student collectif9 Saturday, March 30, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA This cutting-edge classical string band is known for their energized, innovative arrangements of traditional repertoire. Their lighting, staging, and amplification melds into a genre-bending performance. $22/regular; $10/student Borromeo String Quartet Sunday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA With fresh interpretations of the classical music canon mixed with works by 20th and 21st century composers, Borromeo delivers visionary performances. $27/regular; $12/student Series Sponsors
MUSIC PERFORMANCES Virtuoso Series Concert: John McGuire, Horn Mythic Horn With Tiffany Blake, Soprano Monday, August 27, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA
CSU faculty artist John McGuire performs an epic and mysterious program, including “The Castle of Arianrhod,” from the Goddess Trilogy by John McCabe; Franz Schubert’s homage to Ludwig van Beethoven: Auf dem Strom (On the River), a song for voice, piano, and horn; and Richard Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op.28 (Merry Pranks), transcribed for woodwind quintet and piano.
Music in the Museum Concert Series / FREE
Tuesday, September 18, noon and 6 p.m., Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, UCA This series explores 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. Registration required: artmuseum.colostate.edu. University Symphony Orchestra Concert 10th Anniversary Concert With Guests John McGuire, Bernard Scully, Ayo Derbyshire, and Christine Pelletier, Horn Thursday, September 20, and Friday, September 21, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Wes Kenney, performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s passionate Symphony No. 6. CSU faculty artist John McGuire, is joined by Bernhard Scully, horn professor at the University of Illinois and former horn player for the Canadian Brass, CSU music major Ayo Derbyshire, and Christine Pelletier, professor in CSU’s LEAP Institute, for a performance of Robert Schumann’s Konzertstück for Four Horns and Orchestra. A new work for orchestra from resident faculty composition faculty Jim David, written in honor of the UCA 10th Anniversary, is premiered. “A most unusual program to open up our season and celebrate our 10th year in the Center. What a great way to start the year,” says Maestro Kenney. CSU System Passport eligible. UCA 10th Anniversary Celebration: Open House / FREE Sunday, September 23, 1–3 p.m., UCA Experience the performance, classroom, clinical, and studio spaces of the UCA in action! The University Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony take the stage in Griffin Concert Hall, the Chamber Choir raises their collective voice in Runyon Rehearsal Hall, and jazz students host a jam session in the Instrumental Rehearsal Hall…bring your instrument and sit in! The music therapy clinic hosts demonstration sessions, the music technology lab gives guests a chance to create a piece of music on the spot, and music education students showcase their teaching abilities in live teaching demonstrations. 12
MUSIC PERFORMANCES | SEPTEMBER–OCTOBER 2018
Jazz Ensembles Concert Jazz Classics – the Music of Herbie Hancock Thursday, September 27, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The jazz ensembles, conducted by Wil Swindler, perform an evening of music celebrating the music of living jazz legend Herbie Hancock. “Herbie Hancock's significance in jazz music cannot be overstated. His writing and playing defined much of the style and direction of jazz in the 1960's and beyond. Outside of jazz, his music has influenced almost every musical corner of our modern world,” says Swindler.
Virtuoso Series Concert: Duo Francois and Friends
With Guests Deborah Marshall, Clarinet; Phillip Stevens, Viola; and Charles Tucker, Cello Tuesday, October 2, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The Duo Francois, joined by fabulous area musicians Deborah Marshall, Phillip Stevens, and Charlie Tucker, performs a program of three amazing chamber works: The Sonata No. 3 by Johannes Brahms for violin and piano, Paul Schoenfield's Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano, and the great romantic Piano Quartet in E major, Op. 20 by Sergey Taneyev. "It is always a pleasure for us to discover new works…and, the Taneyev and Schoenfield, though little known, will be sure to captivate the audience…amazing pieces," says Francois. Wind Symphony Concert Foundations: A Celebration of Liberal Arts Wednesday, October 3, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The 2018-2019 Wind Symphony season explores civilization and how humans develop a creative, moral, spiritual, and intellectual understanding of the world. Colorado State University is committed to the humanities, and the ensemble, conducted by Rebecca Phillips, begins the season by highlighting famous works that showcase form and structure, a key to both musical compositions and architecture. We hope you will join us for a celebration of the Liberal Arts at the UCA! CSU System Passport eligible. Concert Orchestra Concert / FREE Sunday, October 7, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The Concert Orchestra is open to all string students who wish to continue participating in music during their time at CSU. The ensemble is known for exciting and collaborative performances with guest faculty and students from across the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
Virtuoso Series Concert: Michelle Stanley, Flute Something New: Music for Flute With Jeff LaQuatra, Guitar Monday, October 8, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA
Two new commissions for flute and guitar written for Jeff and Michelle – Bryan Johannson's “Painted Music,” based on the paintings by Paul Kleé, and James McGuire's Suite – pair nicely with Herman Berlinski's Flute Sonata. “New music means many things – tonal and beautiful to raw and dark,” says Stanley. “These new pieces explore many facets of contemporary composers and each audience member is sure to find [one] that they love.” Symphonic Band Concert Tuesday, October 9, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The Symphonic Band presents music of both traditional and contemporary genres.
OCTOBER 2018 | MUSIC PERFORMANCES
Virtuoso Series Concert: Margaret Miller, Viola With Tim Burns, Piano Tuesday, October 9, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA
CSU faculty artists Margaret Miller and Tim Burns perform Fantaisie by Helene Fleury, the Cadenza for Solo Viola by Krzysztof Pendereck, and the Sonata in E flat major for Viola and Piano, Op. 120 by Johannes Brahms. “I enjoy revisiting familiar works as well as new ones, and this program has all of that,” exclaims Miller. Fall Choral Showcase Concert Thursday, October 11, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA A special showcase of CSU’s four choral ensembles.
Music in the Museum Concert Series / FREE
Tuesday, October 16, noon and 6 p.m., Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, UCA This series explores the cross-fertilization between music and the visual arts. Registration is required: artmuseum.colostate.edu. Tuba Studio Recital / FREE Sunday, October 21, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The CSU tuba studio gives this recital as part of the annual OcTUBAfest at CSU.
Virtuoso Series Concert: Tiffany Blake, Soprano Monday, October 22, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA A recital of art song.
Virtuoso Series Concert: Barbara Thiem, Cello With Theresa Bogard, Piano Tuesday, October 23, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA
Internationally acclaimed cellist, Barbara Thiem, who combines her teaching and coaching with her active schedule of performances in Europe and the U.S., has been performing with Theresa Bogard, music department chair at the University of Wyoming, for many years. For this concert, the performing duo presents a program of works by 20th century composers Francis Poulenc and Benjamin Britten. Halloween Organ Extravaganza Wednesday, October 31, 7 p.m., 9 p.m., 11 p.m. Organ Recital Hall, UCA The organ studio and CSU faculty artist Joel Bacon present the 13th annual Halloween Organ Extravaganza, with classic (and not-so-classic) works, including the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach. Spooky sounds, combined with lighting and special effects, are sure to put you in the Halloween spirit! “Since it’s also the 50th anniversary of the organ, this Halloween we’re going to do something pretty special, and I’ve got some crazy ideas,” promises Dr. Bacon. 14
MUSIC PERFORMANCES | NOVEMBER 2018
Virtuoso Series Concert: Eric Hollenbeck, Percussion In House Thursday, November 1, 6 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA
For this eclectic recital, CSU faculty artist Eric Hollenbeck is joined by faculty colleagues for an energetic show, including a premier of a new work for timpani by Percussion Professor Shilo Stroman. Graduate String Quartet Recital / FREE Thursday, November 1, 8:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The Graduate String Quartet presents music from the great repertoire for string quartet. Percussion Ensemble Concert Sunday, November 4, 6 p.m. Griffin Concert Hall, UCA This concert features the most challenging and difficult of modern small group percussion ensemble music! “Patrons will be amazed at what these students have accomplished,” says Percussion Professor Eric Hollenbeck. CSU System Passport eligible.
Virtuoso Series Concert: Terry Leahy, Trombone Ewazen, Ewazen, Ewazen! With Tim Burns, Piano Monday, November 5, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA
CSU faculty artist Terry Leahy’s recital features works composed for bass trumpet, tenor trombone, and bass trombone by American composer and Juilliard faculty member, Eric Ewazen, including a piece ‘borrowed’ from the trumpet repertoire to be performed on the rarest of brass instruments, bass trumpet. Voice Area Recital / FREE Tuesday, November 6, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA A recital of art songs and arias. Jazz Combos Concert Improvisation and Innovation Wednesday, November 7, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The jazz combos present original compositions and arrangements in the spirit of the swinging innovators of America's art form. Join combos director Shilo Stroman and CSU student musicians for a night of dynamic group interplay and exciting and thoughtful creations! CSU System Passport eligible. Woodwind Area Recital / FREE Thursday, November 8, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA Outstanding student musicians from the studios of Dr. Wesley Ferreira, clarinet; Professor Andrew Jacobson, oboe; Dr. Gary Moody, bassoon; Dr. Michelle Stanley, flute; and Professor Peter Sommer, saxophone, perform classic and modern literature for chamber groups and soloists. 15
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Brass Area Recital / FREE Thursday, November 8, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA A recital presented by brass area students from the studios of Dr. John McGuire, Professor Terry Leahy, and Professor Stephen Dombrowski features repertoire for chamber groups and soloists. Chamber Music Recital / FREE Sunday, November 11, 2 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The concert features the School’s undergraduate string players performing a wide variety of chamber music as the culmination of the fall semester's work. New Music Ensemble Concert / FREE It Could Be Anything Sunday, November 11, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert 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 Andrew Jacobson, the group showcases growth and change in music by focusing on trends in the global arts world.
Virtuoso Series Concert, Faculty Chamber Music Recital Monday, November 12, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA
The unique faculty program includes Igor Stravinsky’s Octet for Wind Instruments, the piece that marks the beginning of Stravinsky’s neoclassical phase is conducted by Rebecca Phillips and performed by CSU wind and brass faculty and graduate students. Ron Francois, violin; Copper Ferreira, clarinet; and Eric Hollenbeck, marimba, perform Kevin Puts’ And Legions Will Rise, described by the composer as representing the “power in all of us to transcend during times of tragedy and personal crisis.” Jeff LaQuatra, guitar; Leslie Stewart, violin; Margaret Miller, viola; and Barbara Thiem, cello, perform a very pleasing selection of quartets by Niccolò Paganini and Stephen Goss. “The faculty chamber music concerts have become quite popular with both students and local audiences for providing music combinations not generally heard and introducing little known composers,” describes Barbara Thiem, recital coordinator. Flute Studio Recital / FREE Wednesday, November 14, 7 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Members of the flute studio of Dr. Michelle Stanley perform a variety of pieces for the instrument.
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Jazz Ensembles Concert With Guest Don Aliquo, Saxophone Thursday, November 15, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The jazz ensembles, conducted by Wil Swindler, present tenor saxophonist Don Aliquo for a concert that brings a thoroughly modern concept to traditional jazz. “Don’s playing is firmly rooted in the tradition, but is as fresh as it gets,” states Swindler. With playing that is accessible to all, and still enjoyable to the most seasoned jazz enthusiast, this is an evening of hardswinging rhythms and inventive melodies! CSU System Passport eligible. Graduate String Trio / FREE Thursday, November 15, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Welcome the new graduate trio to the stage with this concert featuring the great string trio repertoire.
Music in the Museum Concert Series / FREE
Tuesday, November 20, noon and 6 p.m., Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, UCA This series explores 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. Registration is required: artmuseum.colostate.edu. Parade of Lights Preview / FREE Thursday, November 29, 6 p.m., starts on the corner of Mathews and Lake Street, UCA The CSU Marching Band returns to the 2018 9NEWS Parade of Lights, leading the annual event through the streets of downtown Denver (Friday, Nov. 30). Support the band during this hometown parade preview on the streets around the University Center for the Arts. Holiday Spectacular Open Dress Rehearsal for CSU Students: Wednesday, November 28, 7 p.m. (FREE, but ID required) Public Performances: Thursday, November 29, 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 2, 4 p.m. Kick off the holiday season with our family-friendly and 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. Net proceeds benefit the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance in the form of student and other programmatic support. Tickets: $10/youth (under 18); $22/adult Concert Orchestra Concert / FREE Sunday, December 2, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The Concert Orchestra is open to all string students who wish to continue participating in music during their time at CSU. The ensemble is known for exciting and collaborative performances with guest faculty and students from across the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. 17
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Keyboard Area Recital / FREE December 4, 5, 6, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Top pianists and organists from the studios of Drs. Landreth and Bacon perform on the magnificent Steinway and Casavant instruments. Symphonic Band Concert Thursday, December 6, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The Symphonic Band presents music of both traditional and contemporary genres. Wind Symphony Concert Foundations: A Celebration of Liberal Arts Friday, December 7, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA The 2018-2019 Wind Symphony season explores civilization and how humans develop a creative, moral, spiritual, and intellectual understanding of the world. Colorado State University is committed to the humanities, and the ensemble, conducted by Rebecca Phillips, continues the season by highlighting famous works that showcase text and cadence, essential to both musical compositions and literature. We hope you will join us as we continue to celebrate the Liberal Arts at the UCA! CSU System Passport eligible. CSU Honor Band Festival Concert / FREE Guest Conductor: Linda Moorhouse, University of Illinois Saturday, December 8, 2 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA CSUâ€™s nationally renowned annual Honor Band Festival brings together the finest high school musicians from the Rocky Mountain region. The three-day festival features guest conductors and clinicians from across the country and is capped off with a performance by the High School Honor Band in the beautiful, state-of-the art Griffin Concert Hall. Freshman Voice Studio Recital / FREE Sunday, December 9, 2 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The semesterâ€™s culminating recital by our freshman vocalists.
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Ralph Opera Program The Myth of Orfeus (Orfeo ed Euridice) by Christoph Willibald Gluck Directed by Tiffany Blake; Conducted by Wes Kenney October 25, 26, 27, 7:30 p.m., matinee on October 28, 2 p.m. Griffin Concert Hall, UCA Orpheus, musician and poet of mythological legend, was said to have the ability to charm all living things with his voice. When his beloved Eurydice dies of a fatal snake bite, Orpheus descends into the darkness of the Underworld to ask for her return, hoping his voice can soften the hearts of the gods. His request is granted, but Orpheus must walk in front of Eurydice and not look back until they reach the upper world. Will he overcome the temptation? The popular and influential opera was first performed in 1762 in Vienna. CSU System Passport eligible.
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GUEST ARTIST CONCERT SERIES Bernhard Scully, Horn / FREE Monday, September 17, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Bernhard Scully, known around the world as a soloist and former member of the Canadian Brass and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, presents a solo recital to kick off his week-long residency at CSU. Scully's virtuosity is second-to-none and is guaranteed to amaze. “Being a performerteacher in music is my calling. I love teaching and feel a deep sense of commitment to share my love of music with others,” states Scully. Adriana Contino, Cello / FREE Sonatas, Suites, and Reflections With Michael Unger, Harpsichord Wednesday, September 26, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Enjoy a medley of Baroque sonatas, including composers Johann Sebastian Bach and Domenico Gabrielli, among others. Adriana Contino was principal cellist of the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra for twenty years, teaches at Anderson University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Michael Unger is a multiple award-winning performer who appears worldwide as a soloist and chamber musician. He is the organ and harpsichord professor at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and organist of Cincinnati’s historic Isaac M. Wise – Plum Street Temple. Red Shoe Piano Trio / FREE With Margaret Miller, Viola Saturday, September 29, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The Red Shoe Piano Trio, in-residence at Fort Lewis College in Durango, is joined by CSU faculty artist Margaret Miller for an evening of piano quartets. “After playing there earlier in the month, I am looking forward to having my colleagues from Ft. Lewis here at CSU,” explains Miller. “Do come join us!” Andrew Lynge, Percussion / FREE Monday, October 1, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA Described by Percussion Professor Eric Hollenbeck as one of CSU’s most gifted alumni, guest artist Andrew Lynge plays several solo pieces for a variety of instruments. Dr. Lynge is a percussion professor at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama and a front ensemble technician for The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. Anthony Halloin, Tuba / FREE Sunday, October 21, 5 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The guest of the annual OcTUBAfest, Chief Musician Anthony Halloin, joined the Navy Band in 2004, and received his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Maryland in 2010. Halloin has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings, and is a member of the Navy Band Brass Quartet. Claude Delangle, Saxophone / FREE Monday, October 29, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Soloist, researcher, and pedagogue, Claude Delangle – one of the great contemporary saxophonists – stands out as the master of the French saxophone. Privileged interpreter for classic works, he enriches the repertoire and encourages creation by collaborating with renowned composers, as well as promoting young composers. “This event is a once-in-alifetime opportunity for both our community and our school to hear one of the world’s most influential saxophonists…a semester for the CSU saxophone studio to remember,” says Professor Peter Sommer. 22
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Eva Amsler, Flute, and Shalev Ad-El, Harpsichord / FREE Sunday, November 11, 8 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Following 20 years of orchestra playing and teaching in Switzerland and Austria, Eva Amsler is professor of flute at Florida State University and a pioneer of authentic interpretation of Baroque music on modern flute, as well as an advocate of new music. Ad-El frequents some of the world's most prestigious venues, such as Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Suntury of Tokyo, Brugge Festival, Bachfest of Leipzig, and LG Centre of Seoul, and is a member of Philharmonic Stradivari Soloists Berlin, il Gardellino, and The Dorian Consort. Yakov Kasman, Piano / FREE Saturday, November 13, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The 1997 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition silver medalist is a graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and former professor of piano at the Music College of the Conservatory. Yakov Kasman is now the distinguished professor of piano and artist-inresidence at the University of Alabama. Sam Schlosser, Trombone / FREE Monday, December 3, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Sam Schlosser is the principal trombone in the San Francisco Opera and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Opera, and the New York Philharmonic. Schlosser received his formal training from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
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MUSIC WORKSHOPS, MASTERCLASSES, AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Masterclasses, featuring the worldâ€™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: music.colostate.edu/events UCA 10th Anniversary Celebration: Open House / FREE Sunday, September 23, 1-3 p.m., UCA Masterclass: John Whitaker, Trombone / FREE Wednesday, October 17, 11 a.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Trombone professor at the University of Alabama since 2009, John Whitaker is in demand as a guest artist and has appeared at The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Yale University, and Indiana University. In 2012, Whitaker made his Carnegie Hall debut as a soloist at the New York Wind Band Festival and has performed with the New York Philharmonic. Whitaker is principal trombone of the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly with the Alabama Symphony. Dr. Whitaker holds a Doctor of Music in Brass Pedagogy from Indiana University. Colorado Flute Association Fair Guest Artist Valerie Coleman from the Imani Winds Saturday, October 20, All Day, UCA Colorado State University is thrilled to host the 2018 Colorado Flute Association, a daylong event of concerts, lectures, workshops, masterclasses, and performances. Fans of the flute should join in for a day of full flute immersion! Classes, lectures, flute choirs, performances, and workshops are open to any level of flutist. Registration required: coloradoflute.org OcTUBAfest / FREE With Guest Artist Anthony Halloin and members of the CSU Tuba/Euphonium Studio Sunday, October 21: Guest Artist Masterclass, 3:30 p.m.; Guest Artist Recital, 5 p.m.; CSU Tuba Studio Recital, 7:30 p.m. Organ Recital Hall, UCA In its fifth year, OcTUBAfest moves the tuba and euphonium from the back row and celebrates them as solo instruments. CSU welcomes Anthony Halloin, U.S. Navy Band, to present a masterclass and solo recital followed by the CSU tuba/euphonium studio recital of solos and ensemble music. Come experience the sound of these amazing instruments up close! Contact: Stephen.Dombrowski@colostate.edu. Masterclass: Claude Delangle, Saxophone / FREE Tuesday, October 30, 10 a.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA CSU students perform for the great saxophonist and pedagogue, Claude Delangle from the Paris Conservatory for an enlightening masterclass featuring classics of French and contemporary repertoire.
MUSIC WORKSHOPS, WORKSHOPS, MASTER MASTERCLASSES, 2018 MUSIC CLASSES, AND SPECIAL EVENTS | FALL 2017
Masterclasses: Denise Tryon and Karl Pituch, Horn / FREE Audition Mode Friday, November 2, 7 p.m., Runyan Rehearsal Hall, UCA Saturday, November 3, and Sunday, November 4, 9 a.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA Karl Pituch, principal horn in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Denise Tryon, former member of the Philadelphia Orchestra and horn professor at the Cincinnati Conservatory, spend several days at CSU, giving a series of masterclasses designed specifically for orchestral auditions. “Since Audition Mode, I have been in the finals in almost every single audition I’ve taken and won two of them. This is an invaluable experience that I would recommend to any horn player,” says David Smith, principal horn of The Florida Orchestra. Masterclass: ATOS Trio / FREE Takes place November 6-8, UCA; time and location TBA “Three voices – one sound” (Detroit Free Press): Annette von Hehn, Thomas Hoppe and Stefan Heinemeyer are the Berlin-based ATOS Trio, a leading light of the international chamber music circuit since 2003. The masterclass is given in conjunction with the Trios’ Classical Convergence Concert on Nov. 7. BassoonaRAMa Guest Artist Kristin Wolfe Jensen, University of Texas, Austin Friday, November 16, All Day, UCA BassoonaRAMa brings together bassoonists ranging in ages 12 to 72, from across Colorado, with guest artist, Dr. Kristin Wolfe Jensen. Join us for a masterclass, presentations on the bassoon, and a closing recital with guest artists. “Since 2006, BassoonaRAMa has given bassoonists the rare opportunity to be in the same room with a large number of other bassoonists. There is something for all ages and experience levels,” says Professor Gary Moody. Registration required. Contact: Gary.Moody@colostate.edu. CSU Honor Band Festival Guest Conductor Linda Moorhouse, University of Illinois Audition deadline: October 5; Event: December 7-9, UCA CSU’s nationally renowned Honor Band Festival is an annual event, bringing together the finest high school musicians from the Rocky Mountain region, selected from hundreds of applicants from throughout the western United States. The three-day festival features guest conductors and clinicians from across the country and is capped off with a performance by the High School Honor Band. Audition required. Contact: Copper.Ferreira@colostate.edu. Music Audition Days Saturday, February 17, all day; Monday, February 19, all day; Saturday, February 24, all day, UCA Music Audition 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/admissions or contact Tom.Krebs@colostate.edu. 25
The Laramie Project, by MoisĂŠs Kaufman and member of the Tectonic Theatre Project Guest Director Charlie Oats September 28, 29, October 4, 5, 6, 7:30 p.m.; matinees on September 30, October 7, 2 p.m. University Theatre, UCA In Oct. 1998, Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Five weeks later, MoisĂŠs Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie, and over the course of the next year, conducted more than 200 interviews with people of the town. From these interviews they wrote the play The Laramie Project, a chronicle of the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder. The Laramie Project is one of the most performed plays in America today.
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THEATRE PERFORMANCES | FALL 2018 THEATRE PERFORMANCES | SPRING Big Love, by Charles Mee Directed by Eric Prince November 9, 10, 15, 16, 7:30 p.m.; matinees on November 11, 17, 2 p.m. Studio Theatre, UCA Big Love, by Charles Mee, has been called a big, beautiful, fantastic mess. Just like love. It’s also been called a euphoric, erotic, madly tumultuous piece of work, and although based on one of the oldest plays of ancient Greece, it’s more recognizably HBO’s The Sopranos in style and method rather than Aeschylus. It’s the story of three women (and 47 sisters) fleeing their homeland of Greece to escape forced marriages to men they have never met and do not love. Their refuge is a sumptuous Italian villa and its eccentric household until the jilted grooms finally arrive, by military helicopter, to retake the betrothed women by whatever means necessary. Events, however, spin out of control in a dizzying, surprising and wildly comical fashion, leaving audiences entertained, yet pondering the eternal question of love and marriage. Written originally for the Humana Festival, Louisville, in 2000, there is still something topically relevant about this play in this era of Trump and the “Me Too” movement, and our debates about the politics of power, gender, and male supremacy. CSU System Passport eligible.
Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Directed by Garrett Ayers February 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 7:30 p.m. February 18, 25, 2 p.m. University Theatre, UCA Every estranged member of the Lafayette clan has descended upon the crumbling Arkansas homestead to settle the accounts of the newly-dead patriarch. As his three adult children sort through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, they collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history. But after a disturbing discovery surfaces among their father's possessions, the reunion takes a turn, unleashing a series of crackling surprises and confrontations. Winner of the 2014–2015 Obie Award for Best New American Play. CSU System Passport eligible. "…prodigiously gifted… [Jacobs-Jenkins] effortlessly and believably taps into a white family's dysfunction, infuses the script with unforced, viperish humor…APPROPRIATE is an uncommonly deft dramatic and technical achievement." —Entertainment Weekly "…an exceptionally brilliant piece of writing…gut-punchingly honest work." —Time Out (Chicago)
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One Man, Two Guvnors, by Richard Bean Directed by Walt Jones February 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 7:30 p.m., matinees on February 17, 24, 2 p.m. University Theatre, UCA Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small-time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Holed up at The Cricketers Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be reunited with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple. Winner of the Outer Critics Circle award for Best Play. Splendidly silly…’One Man’ is…both satanic and seraphic, dirty-minded and utterly innocent… ideal escapism for anxious times. — New York Times
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A Man of No Importance, a musical by Terrence McNally Directed by Noah Racey April 26, 27, May 2, 3, 4, 7:30 p.m.; matinees on April 28, May 5, 2 p.m. University Theatre, UCA This tender story of family, friendship and acceptance teaches us that it really is a wonderful thing to "love whom you love." Winner of the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, A Man of No Importance is the second successful collaboration by the team of Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, all of whom won Tony Awards for Ragtime. Alfie Byrne is a bus driver in 1964 Dublin whose heart holds secrets that he can't share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. When he attempts to put on an amateur production of Wilde's Salome in the local church hall, he confronts the forces of bigotry and shame over a love "that dare not speak its name." But the redemptive power of theatre changes his life and brings his friends back to his side. A Man of No Importance is a rare gem in the canon of musical theatre, one that combines the depth and drama of a play with the lyricism and comedy of a musical. A tender and beautifully woven tale of love, friendship and coming to terms with who we are that is sure to move and inspire your audiences. 29
UCA 10th Anniversary Celebration: Open House / FREE Sunday, September 23, 1–3 p.m., UCA Theatre students really are able to do it all in the UCA…act, sing, dance, produce, design, create, direct, and much more. See a live rehearsal of The Laramie Project in the University Theatre, then go across the hall to the Studio Theatre for a demonstration of the UCA’s amazing technical capabilities. Stop by the scene shop and help build the set for the next show, then try on a costume in the costume shop (be sure to take a selfie). Design a set in the CAD lab, join an improvisation techniques workshop, and don’t miss the musical theatre workshop led by Broadway veterans Noah Racey and Patty Goble. Freshman Theatre Project /FREE Friday, November 30, 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, UCA As a way for first-year theatre students to solidify themselves in the program, the students from the Freshman Seminar create and perform a derived production of their own in the sixth annual Freshman Theatre Project. Visit Day for Prospective Theatre Students February 8, 2019, 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.
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dance performances UCA 10th Anniversary Celebration: Open House / FREE Sunday, September 23, 1-3 p.m., UCA Celebrate a decade of dance in the UCA with faculty, staff, and students. Tin the University Theatre, take a behind the scenes look at the making of our Fall Dance Concert with CSU faculty artists Madeline and Matthew Harvey. In the studios, experience the joy of movement in open technique classes led by Judy Bejarano and Amber Mazurana, with live accompaniment by David McArthur, and join Lisa Morgan for an engaging presentation on how CSU Dance reaches out to our community and region. Last, but not least, treat yourself to a stretch and strengthen class with Dance Professor Chung-Fu Chang. Fall Dance Concert Friday, November 9, and Saturday, November 10, 7:30 p.m. Matinee on Saturday, November 10, 2 p.m. University Dance Theatre, UCA CSU Dance presents three works by the late Salvatore Aiello. With an illustrious performance career spanning the 60s and 70s with dance companies such as Joffrey Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and Hamburg Ballet, Aiello went on to become artistic director of North Carolina Dance Theatre until his untimely death in 1995. During his tenure, he created dozens of works, some of which remain available today for performance or reconstruction. “Sal’s work is timeless. It provides an ideal framework within which dancers can explore and develop unique artistic voices,” says assistant professor Madeline Harvey. Aiello’s Senza Freta, The Waiting Room, and Snow Scene, staged by Jerri Kumery, Salvatore Aiello Trust Curator and Repetiteur, in collaboration with CSU faculty artists Madeline and Matthew Harvey, make their Colorado debut at the concert. Madeline and Matthew also premiere a new pas de deux by Delia Neil, associate professor of Dance at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Select students showcase their choreographic innovations and choreography by Emily Morgan, CSU’s new director of dance, is gracing the stage for the first time. Fall Dance Capstone Concert Friday, December 7, and Saturday, December 8, 7:30 p.m. Matinee on Saturday, December 8, 2 p.m. University Dance Theatre, UCA Under the artistic direction of CSU faculty artist Chung-Fu Chang, dance majors Katelyn Doyle, Cassie Eron, Madison Martinek, Jenny Trenchard, and Mohammed York demonstrate artistic vision and drive as they present their pinnacle capstone assignment. You won’t want to miss this dynamic performance! CSU System Passport eligible.
DANCE PERFORMANCES | FALL 2018-SPRING 2019
Body/Speak Friday February 8, and Saturday February 9, 7:30 p.m., University Dance Theatre, UCA An intimate evening of dance and artistic collaboration presented by the CSU dance program. Faculty and area artists offer thought provoking choreography and conversation. Spring Dance Concert Friday April 26, and Saturday April 27, 7:30 p.m. Matinee on Saturday, April 27, 2 p.m. University Dance Theatre, UCA Innovation is alive at CSU dance! This diverse concert features new works by faculty, guest, and student choreographers. Come be inspired by the versatility, athleticism, and expressiveness of our performers. Spring Dance Capstone Concert Friday May 10, and Saturday May 11, 7:30 p.m. Matinee on Saturday, May 11, 2 p.m., University Dance Theatre, UCA The spotlight shines on dance majors Mary Bogus, Avery Jones, and Taylor Woolums as they exhibit creativity and artistry through their capstone choreography creations.
dance special events Guest Artist Jerri Kumery Residency: September 10–15 Presentation: My Life as a Dancer, Monday, September 10, 2:30 p.m. University Dance Theatre, UCA Masterclass: Advanced Ballet, Saturday, September 15, 9 a.m., Studio 101, UCA CSU dance students spend an immersive week with former New York City Ballet member, and current Richmond Ballet Master Jerri Kumery, who danced for ballet greats like George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins and went on to work alongside renowned choreographers Alonzo King, Dwight Rhoden, and Nicolo Fonte. During her week-long residency, Kumery shares her passion for dance through masterclasses, rehearsals, and lectures, including My Life as a Dancer, a presentation about her career, as well as insight about Salvatore Aiello, the choreographer whose works she is staging for CSU’s Fall Dance Concert. UCA 10th Anniversary Celebration: Open House / FREE Sunday, September 23, 1–3 p.m., UCA
DANCE MASTERCLASS SERIES Through our partnership with the Fort Collins Lincoln Center, CSU dance students and community members attend classes with internationally acclaimed artists. Visit dance.colostate.edu for details and registration. Push Physical Theatre’s Dracula October 22/23, time TBD, UCA PUSH has a long history of creating arts education programming for college students, including workshops that introduce students to the movement arts and support curriculum areas such as physical science, character development and literacy. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo January 23/24, time TBD, UCA The world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet March 4/5, time TBD, UCA A deep commitment to curating new ballets while cultivating choreographic talent has resulted in a catalogue of adventurous repertoire. A European sensibility glossed with American ebullience forges ASFB’s aesthetic, as the company has come to epitomize the contemporary-classical genre. Visit and Audition Days for Prospective Dance Students Friday November 2, and Friday, February 15, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., UCA Spend a day at CSU with 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 in an exciting day of dance! Registration required: dance.colostate.edu or call (970) 491-2675. 34
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Welcome, This year marks the 10th anniversary of the University Center for the Arts, and with it, the 10th anniversary of the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art (né University Art Museum). It marks the second full year in our expanded space, with six permanent collection galleries and two temporary exhibition galleries, in addition to the Robert W. Hoffert Learning Center and our growing sculpture garden. This year also marks our first full year as part of the fewer than four percent of museums in the nation that are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, making us one of only two in Northern Colorado, and the first in Fort Collins to receive the distinction. Finally, 2018 marks my first full year at the museum and in Fort Collins, and I could not be happier to be here nor more excited at what’s in store. The 2018-2019 school year brings another diverse slate of programs and exhibitions that connect people and ideas in ways that only art can, presenting objects of enjoyment and study for all audiences, while providing hands-on learning for our University’s students. We hope you’ll join us for the 10th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, September 23, featuring previews of two of our popular offerings, the Music in the Museum Concert Series, and our Story & Studio children’s program. On that day, and always, we’re free and open to all.
Lynn E. Boland, Ph.D. Director and Chief Curator Gregory Allicar Museum of Art 36
MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS | GREGORY ALLICAR MUSEUM OF ART FALL 2018 Museum Hours / Always FREE and open to the public Tues. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Open until 7:30pm on Thursdays 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.
EXHIBITIONS AND RELATED EVENTS Spatial Flux: Contemporary Drawings from the JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey Collection May 29 – September 22, The Griffin Foundation Gallery and Works on Paper Gallery Spatial Flux is an exhibition curated by graduate students in the Department of Art and Art History at Colorado State University. Featuring works on paper from the collection of JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey, the exhibition explores how space is created and destroyed on a two-dimensional surface through the process of drawing or other mark-making practices. Spatial Flux is made possible through the curatorial and study platform established around the Hickey collection, known as SYZYGY (syzygy-nyc.org). This project, part of the Critic and Artist Residency Series, is made possible by the FUNd at CSU, and by a grant from the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund. Mauro Giaconi Artist Talk and Exhibition Closing Reception Friday, September 21, 5 p.m., University Dance Theatre, UCA An Argentinian artist active in Mexico City, Giaconi works in sculpture and installation, but his primary medium is drawing, which operates at the heart of all his creations and serves as a starting point to generate spatial interventions and imagery. Architecture, structure, memory and environment are all key elements in the artist’s practice, which focuses on proposing experiences that build tension between opposite concepts like construction and destruction; birth and death; confinement and freedom; depth and surface; dream and awakening. 37
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Mural: Social Justice Thru the Arts June 22 – October 27, Sculpture Garden, UCA This Alliance Summer institute teaches basic social justice concepts and advocacy through the arts to Colorado high school students. Participants collaborate with renowned Washington D.C. based mural artist Rose Jaffe, CSU faculty and students, and community educators who nurture individual and collective voices through team building and intercultural dialogue, fostering communication across differences. socialjusticethruthearts.com Crossing Boundaries: Reflections on Semester at Sea October 5 – December 14 The Griffin Foundation Gallery Organized by Dr. Eleanor Moseman, Fall 2017 Semester at Sea (SAS) faculty, associate professor of Art History, and associate curator of Modern Art, the Crossing Boundaries exhibition series at the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art brings together faculty from across the Colorado State University campus to collaboratively curate a display of objects that speak to the diverse range of pedagogical approaches and fields of study at the University, and the myriad ways in which students’ experiences are enhanced. This fall’s installation of Crossing Boundaries welcomes past voyagers of the SAS program to select works of art that reflect some aspect of their experience with global comparative education. In brief texts accompanying exhibited artworks, guest curators reveal the ways that objects from the museum’s permanent collection relate to the impact Semester at Sea had on their work as educators and administrators devoted to global learning. Women’s Work: Art and Sustainability in Contemporary Southeast Africa October 5 – December 14 Works on Paper Gallery Women’s Work explores the role of 21st century female artists in Southeast Africa as advocates of economic, social, and cultural sustainability. Against the backdrop of arts that have historically been considered women’s work, such as pottery, beadwork, and mural painting, this exhibition highlights the stories of five artists from Kenya and South Africa, and explores the role of art production in both past and present through historical examples and contemporary expressions. Organized by Dr. David Riep, assistant professor of Art History, and associate curator of African Art, this project is sponsored by a grant from the Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Endowment, which works to enhance the cultural development and atmosphere for the arts at Colorado State University.
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EVENTS AND PROGRAMS BRAINY, Bringing Arts Integration to Youth Five Fridays during the fall semester BRAINY is a program of the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art Museum in collaboration with the School of the Music, Theater, and Dance and the Department of Art and Art History. BRAINY was conceived to provide arts opportunities for students from Title 1 schools in Northern Colorado. Creative Writing Reading Series Robert W. Hoffert Learning Center Thursdays: September 27, 7:30 p.m., November 1, and November 29, 7 p.m. Join the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, the Department of English, and the Organization of Graduate Student Writers for the Creative Writing Reading Series, featuring acclaimed writers reading a range of genres including fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. The 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, the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, and other generous donors.
Music in the Museum Concert Series Gregory Allicar Museum of Art Galleries 3rd Tuesdays: September 18, October 16, and November 20, noon and 6 p.m. This series explores 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. Concerts are FREE, but registration is required due to limited seating: artmuseum.colostate.edu 39
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Story & Studio at the Museum Tuesday, September 4; Wednesday, October 3; Thursday, November 1, 10–11 a.m. 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. Story & Studio begins with a storybook reading, the book chosen to connect with works of art on display in the museum. A hands-on art activity follows, led by art educations students at Colorado State University.
Student Art Holiday Sale
Student Art Holiday Sale Wednesday, December 5 and Thursday, December 6, 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Fiber, Metalsmithing, Pottery, and Printmaking Guild of CSU, is excited to help you find the perfect gift for expressing love and gratitude during the holiday season and to celebrate the end of fall semester. Discounted items include jewelry and artwork from graduate students in the Department of Art and Art History at CSU, exhibition catalogues, postcards, and notecards. Now is your chance to pick up some beautifully crafted and locally made ceramics, prints, jewelry, and other lovely gifts. Cash and credit cards accepted.
UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR THE ARTS SPECIAL EVENT UCA 10th Anniversary Celebration: Open House / FREE Sunday, September 23, 1–3 p.m., UCA Special editions of Story & Studio at the Museum, Robert W. Hoffert Learning Center Music in the Museum, The Hartford-Tandstad Galleries The Allicar museum is presenting examples of two popular program series, which will be ongoing during the event. The Music in the Museum Concert Series explores the crossfertilization between music and the visual arts, offering free concerts in the galleries by CSU music faculty, accompanied by brief historical background given by faculty from the Department of Art and Art History. Story & Studio at the Museum, a program series for children, begins with a storybook reading, the book chosen to connect with works of art on display in the museum. A hands-on art activity follows, led by art education students. 40
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GREGORY ALLICAR MUSEUM OF ART PERMANENT COLLECTION INSTALLATIONS Hartford-Tandstad Collection 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. Highlights from the African Collection Permanent Collection, African Gallery With creative diversity spanning more than 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. Highlights from the Americas Collection Permanent Collection, Gallery of the Americas Building on Survivance, a semi-permanent exhibition curated by students in Dr. Emily Moore’s ART317: Native North American Art class, a reinstallation of the gallery in early Feb. 2018 added additional works by modern and contemporary artists from the United States and Latin America, including visitor favorites and recent acquisitions. 41
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 / 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, and December 27 & 28, 2018. New Threads ongoing Showcasing the Avenir Museum’s most recent acquisitions, New Threads examines what makes textile or apparel objects “museum worthy” for acceptance into our collection. Fall 2018 features a breadth of garments and flat textiles such as: a tapestry demonstrating both pulled warp and slit-weave techniques, a complete World War II 17th Airborne Division gliderman's uniform donated by its original owner who went on to become a professor of veterinary medicine at CSU, and a traditional embroidered cloth baby carrier of the minority Miao people of China. Dior's 'New Look' in the Everyday American Closet August 6 – January 4, 2019 French couturier Christian Dior (1905-1957) was one of the most influential fashion designers of the twentieth century. His 'New Look' debuted in 1947; its feminine silhouette and voluminous fabric yardages quickly seduced post-World War II style setters. Far from the boulevards of Paris, how did the everyday American woman aspire to achieve Dior's 'New Look'? Cloth as Community: Hmong Textiles in America September 10 – December 21 The Hmong are people indigenous to the mountain regions of Southeast Asia, many of whom are now dispersed throughout the world by the disruption of war and refugee experience. This exhibition charts the evolution of the rich Hmong textile culture, from geometric ornamental cloth forms to embroidered story cloths, and the blending of traditional motifs with representations of new lives and the creation of community in America.
REMINGTON STREET Museum Hours / 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, and December 27 & 28, 2018. "Armed with Proverbs": Khanga Cloth in Africa August 27 – January 18, 2019 The name for this exhibition comes from a line in the 2008 poem I Am Khanga by Khwezi of South Africa, which speaks to the purpose and power of khanga cloth, a light weight, rectangular printed cotton worn primarily by women in several countries across the African continent. The design printed on khanga cloth always has a four-sided border, a motif inside the border, and a proverb or phrase usually written in Kiswahili. The language printed on the fabric is a silent but literate method of communication for the wearers, who use khanga to express themselves as both individuals and as community members through the cultural and political meanings of the statements on their khanga. 42
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UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR THE ARTS SPECIAL EVENT UCA 10th Anniversary Celebration Open House Sunday, September 23, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. The Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising is proud to have been an original part of the University Center for the Arts since its 2008 inception! Celebrate the museum's historic apparel and textiles at this special open house and see how closely they link to the realms of music, theatre, dance, and the fine arts. Try your hand at textile skills such as weaving, stitching, and sewing, and enjoy a fascinating, event-only display of the many different types of mannequins the museum uses in its presentation of historic clothing and textiles of many cultures. For example, the body shape of 1850 is very different from 1950, and Peru is a long, long way from Uzbekistan – we’ll explain how and why the mannequin matters!
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 2018 evening lectures highlight the wide range of the Avenir’s current exhibitions, as well as guest presenters on unique subjects. Join us for this intriguing array of textile topics! October 11 - Draping and Dior Kevin Kissell, M.F.A. is a faculty member in CSU's Department of Design and Merchandising, teaching Textile Design, Fashion Illustration, Draping, and the Aesthetics of Apparel. In Spring 2018, his draping students created apparel inspired by the design legacy of Christian Dior's 'New Look' of 1947. To complement our current exhibit Dior's 'New Look' in the Everyday American Closet, Mr. Kissell and one of the draping students join us to talk about the importance of Dior's heritage for today's apparel design majors, and to demonstrate the art and science of draping. A great opportunity to appreciate why Christian Dior's 'New Look' was such a fashion design game-changer in 1947, and how it continues to influence fashion today. November 8 - Hmong Culture, Cloth, and Community Geraldine Craig, M.F.A. is professor of art at Kansas State University,with primary research interests in contemporary art/craft and Hmong textiles. She served as curator of the traveling exhibition Cloth as Community: Hmong Textiles in America on view at the Avenir Museum in Fall 2018, and recently contributed the chapter “Stitching Hmongness into Cloth: Pliable Identity and Cultural Agency” for the book Claiming Place: On the Agency of Hmong Women, published by University of Minnesota Press in 2016. Ms. Craig will present a program on Hmong textiles and dress, incorporating her appreciation of the intersection and relationships between textile history and politics, curatorial work, and studio practice. For additional information on the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising’s current exhibitions and programs, please visit our website: avenir.colostate.edu 43
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 hatton.colostate.edu William Sutton Photography Exhibition Friday, September 21 – October 26 Opening Reception: Friday, September 21, 5–7p.m. Artist Talk: Friday, September 21, 4–5 p.m. William Sutton collaborated with fellow photographer, Michael Berman and curator, Frank Goodyear in 2012 to survey and photograph Wyoming’s vast landscape with the objective of surveying and documenting the grasslands. This three-year project produced stunning photographs of landscape, with the realization that most of the grasslands had been converted to pastures and hay fields. This collaboration resulted in a series of exhibitions and a book published by the University of Oklahoma Press. In 2015, Sutton was granted a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship to investigate the “places in Wyoming where traditional and new economies intersect.” In his artist statement, Sutton explains, “Much has been written about both the myths and realities of the West, and about the clash of human ambition with the limits of the land. Still, the West remains a place of hope, dreams, and aspirations, a place where the interaction of nature and culture are anything: the beauty of the land and the dignity of American values and how they interact and are revealed in the landscape.”
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(TOP) 15-5152. Greybull, Wyoming. June 6, 2015. 1/40. 16x 34.75” on 21.25x34.75x1” Aluminum. 3/31/16 (BOTTOM) 13-2517. Medicine Bow River. Johnson Ranch. Carbon County. May 22, 2013. 25/40. 16x 37 on 21x42“ Aluminum. 4/30/17.
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 open to the public. Kathryn Miles September 27, 7:30 p.m., Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, UCA
Award-winning journalist and science writer Kathryn Miles took both her Master of Arts and Doctorate in English from the University of Delaware. Miles is the author of four books: Adventures with Ari, All Standing, Superstorm, and Quakeland: On the Road to America's Next Devastating Earthquake. Her essays and articles have appeared in publications including Best American Essays, The Boston Globe, Down East, Ecotone, History, The New York Times, Outside, Pacific Standard, Popular Mechanics, and Time. She currently serves as writer-in-residence at Green Mountain College and as a scholar-inresidence for the Maine Humanities Council. Khadijah Queen October 25, 7:30 p.m., Lory Student Center, Longs Peak Room
Khadijah Queen is the author of five books, most recently I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On. Earlier poetry collections include Conduit, Black Peculiar, and Fearful Beloved. Her verse play, Non-Sequitur, won the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women's Performance Writing and was fully staged at Theaterlab NYC in 2015 by Fiona Templeton's The Relationship theater company. Individual poems and prose appear or are forthcoming in Tin House, American Poetry Review, Buzzfeed, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and widely elsewhere. Reviews of her work can be found in O Magazine, Los Angeles Review, The New Yorker, and other publications. She serves as core faculty in poetry and playwriting for the new Mile-High M.F.A. in creative writing at Regis University. Writers Harvest Event: Rebecca Brown November 15, 7:30 p.m., Lory Student Center (room TBA)
Rebecca Brown is the author of 12 books published in the U.S. and abroad including American Romances, The Dogs, The Terrible Girls, Gifts of the Body, Excerpts from a Family Medical Dictionary; a play, The Toaster; libretto for dance opera The Onion Twins; performance piece, and Monstrous. Her visual work has appeared in museums in the U.S. and Canada. Brown has received awards from The Stranger, Boston Book Review, Lambda Literary Foundation, and MacDowell, among others. Sheâ€™s taught in college and university settings in the U.S. and abroad for more than 30 years. To be eligible for the eveningâ€™s door prizes, bring nonperishable food items for donation to the Larimer County Food Bank. Graduate Student Thesis Readings November 1, November 29, 7 p.m., Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, UCA
For a full listing of 2018-2019 Reading Series events, including poet Eduardo Corral on February 21 and best-selling novelist Devin Murphy on April 25, visit: english.colostate.edu > Reading Series. The Creative Writing Reading Series is made possible by the support of the CSU Department of English, the College of Liberal Arts, the donor-sponsor of the Crow-Tremblay Alumni Reading Series, and other generous donors. Visit https://advancing.colostate.edu/CWRS for more on our donors and information about how to donate.
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Our fall performance and exhibition guide celebrates the 10th anniversary of the University Center for the Arts at Colorado State University...
Published on Jul 20, 2018
Our fall performance and exhibition guide celebrates the 10th anniversary of the University Center for the Arts at Colorado State University...