Concerts and Operas

Violinists promoting the Pre-College Chamber Music Festival

Student Chamber Music Showcase / FREE

Selected chamber music groups from all areas perform on this special program.


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Student Recital: Bridget Perez, Voice / FREE


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Student Recital: David Yarger, Piano/ FREE


Jazz Combos Concert: Guest Myra Melford, Piano

The Jazz Combos, conducted by Peter Sommer, are joined by the great pianist, composer, and bandleader, Myra Melford, an artist who has pursued a creative vision that is both wholly distinctive and all-embracing. Composition and improvisation interact seamlessly and ingeniously in her work, one side strengthening the other. Guided by that same compelling spirit, divergent […]


Voice Area Recital / FREE

Performances of art songs and arias from undergraduate and graduate voice majors.


All Choral Concert

Spring Choral Showcase Join the University Chorus, conducted by Seth Pendergast; Concert Choir, conducted by Nathan Payant; and Chamber Choir, conducted by James Kim, for an eclectic evening of choral music, from classical to contemporary.


Brass Area Recital / FREE

A recital presented by brass area students from the studios of Dr. John McGuire, Stanley Curtis, Dr. Terry Leahy, and Stephen Dombrowski features repertoire for chamber groups and soloists.


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Student Recital: Zeqian Luo, Voice / FREE


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Solar Flair Festival: A Celebration of Clarinet and Composer Theresa Martin

The 2019 Clarinet Composers Festival, titled “Solar Flair” is a two-day celebration of the clarinet compositions of composer Theresa Martin. All varied and unique, Dr. Wesley Ferreira and the Colorado State University Clarinet Studio will perform selected works from Martin’s repertoire. The festival begins on Friday, April 26 with an afternoon composer discussion open to the […]


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Student Recital: Angela Lamar, Voice / FREE


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Wind Symphony Concert, Foundations: A Celebration of Liberal Arts/YIN & YANG

With Guests Wesley and Copper Ferreira, Clarinet; Carter Pann, Composer; Kevin Poelking, Graduate Composer; Andrew Blomfelt, Undergraduate Composer; and Kevin Poelking, Sheridan Monroe, and Shannon Weber, Graduate Conductors   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 […]


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Student Recital: Lottie Andrews, Voice / FREE


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Pre-College Chamber Music Festival Concert / FREE

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.


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Student Recital: Zhuoer Gu, Piano / FREE


Classical Convergence Concert: Borromeo String Quartet

With fresh interpretations of the classical music canon mixed with works by 20th and 21st century composers, Borromeo delivers visionary performances. On the program are works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Charles Ives. The CSU string faculty joins the ensemble for an octet arrangement of Johanne Sebastian Bach’s motet “Sing to the Lord a New […]


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Student Recital: Holly Morris, Trombone / FREE


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Student Recital: Joseph Hoffarth, Jazz Recital / FREE

This is the rescheduled recital date.


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Student Recital: Carson Nolting, Tuba / FREE


Virtuoso Series Concert, Tiffany Blake, Soprano

A recital of art song performed by CSU faculty artist Tiffany Blake.


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Trombone Studio Recital / FREE

The members of Dr. Terry Leahy’s trombone studio present a recital with a variety of solos and chamber ensembles.


University Symphony Orchestra Concert

For the first time in many years, the University Symphony Orchestra and orchestra alumni, conducted by Wes Kenney, takes on the magnificent music of Gustav Mahler with a performance of his Symphony No. 7. This unique piece left a deep impression on a young Arnold Schoenberg, who became fully devoted to Mahler’s music, declaring, “After […]


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Student Recital: Chelsea LaJoye, Voice / FREE


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Student Recital: Katherine Miswell, Flute / FREE


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Student Recital: Olivia Martin, oboe/ FREE


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Student Recital: Blaine Lee, bassoon / FREE


World Percussion Concert

This concert features CSU’s Steel Drum Bands, Rag Band, and Afro-Cuban Ensemble.


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Student Recital: Jose Trujllo, violin / FREE


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Student Recital: Rosa Cole-Avendano, viola / FREE


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Concert Orchestra and Concert Band Concert / FREE

Nature Portrayed in Music: The Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robert Kreutz, performs Paul Lewis’ English Suite for String Orchestra, and Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 83 in G minor, “La Poule,” the second of the composer’s six ‘Paris Symphonies. The program includes an original composition being selected from submissions by students of Dr. James David. The 120-member Concert […]


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Student Recital: Joseph Hoffarth, bassoon / FREE


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Graduate String Trio Recital

The trio performs works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Zoltán Kodály, and Bohuslav Martinů.


Violin Studio Recitals / FREE

Violin students of Dr. Ron Francois perform a variety of pieces from the standard repertoire.


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Symphonic Band Concert: Kaleidoscopic Listening

The Symphonic Band’s final concert of the year is an audio representation of the visual characteristics found while looking through a kaleidoscope. Repertoire presented on the Kaleidoscopic Listening program represent the finest in compositional craftsmanship for wind band. Under the direction of T. André Feagin, the ensemble performs works by Peter Mennin, Johann Sebastian Bach, […]


Woodwind Area Recital / FREE

Chamber groups from the woodwind area perform classic and modern repertoire for woodwind quintets, saxophone quartets, flute choir, oboe and bassoon quartets and trios, and other chamber groups featuring students from the studios of Dr. Wesley Ferreira, Dr. Dan Goble, Dr. Brian Jack, Andrew Jacobson, Dr. Megan Lanz, Peter Sommer, Dr. Michelle Stanley, and Sergei […]


Violinists promoting the Pre-College Chamber Music Festival

Chamber Music Recital / FREE

A concert of chamber string music.


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Student Recital: Ryan Foley, violin / FREE


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Student Recital: Ian Maxwell, percussion / FREE


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Student Recital: Matt Hauser, percussion / FREE


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Student Recital: Andrew Blomfelt, composition / FREE


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Student Recital: Malia Odekirk, percussion / FREE


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Student Recital: Norma Parrot, cello / FREE


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Student Recital: Andrea Weidemann, Voice / FREE


Colorado Bach Ensemble, Exploring Bach’s Range: Secular Cantatas & Violin Concerti

Join us for an evening of masterworks including Bach’s charming “Coffee Cantata,” a miniature comic opera, which demonstrates the composer’s tongue-in-cheek wit. The delightful “Wedding Cantata” was likely composed for Bach’s own wedding in 1721. We will also thrilled to feature the winners and runner-up of our Inaugural Violin Concerto Competition performing their violin concerti […]


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2019 Organ Week: Canadian Brass with Joel Bacon and Ken Cowan, Organ

In a very special appearance, the Canadian Brass, along with Joel Bacon and Ken Cowan perform works for organ and brass. Half of the concert will feature the organ with the Canadian Brass performing the remainder of the program. Tickets will go on sale later in the semester.


The Gondoliers by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan (Concert Version)

Wes Kenney, Musical Director; Brian Luedloff, Stage Director The seminar continues its fun tradition of presenting a delightful concert version of a popular operetta or Broadway musical. The project serves as the master’s thesis for working music educators from around the world who participate in the Summer Conducting Seminar for three consecutive summers. The comic […]


Vadym Kholodenko

Vadym Kholodenko captures the attention of juries, audiences, and critics alike for “mesmerizing and exhilarating” performances that [bring] the crowd to their feet, cheering him like a rock star.


Anderson & Roe Piano Duo

Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century.


Zlata Chochieva

Russian pianist Zlata Chochieva is “the possessor of a comprehensive technique who brings an inner glow to every bar…poetic and pianistic command could hardly go further.” – Gramophone


Ju-eun Lee

“Elegant yet natural,” “Passionate yet deliberate,” “Chiseled yet expressive,” describe this brilliant Korean pianist. Now a favorite with Fort Collins audiences, Ju-eun Lee returns to dazzle once again with her elegant and passionate playing.


Kemal Gekic

Performing worldwide from a vast repertoire, the Croatian pianist presents fascinating, uncompromising and ever-changing interpretations, always generating frenzied audience enthusiasm.