Concerts and Operas

Virtuoso Series Concert, Bryan Wallick, Piano

Dr. Bryan Wallick has joined the CSU faculty after serving on the faculty of the University of Pretoria, South Africa since 2007. He is a highly active international performing artist, including solo and collaborative appearances throughout the United States, Europe, and South Africa. He was the 1997 gold medalist of the Horowitz International Piano Competition […]


Guest Artist Concert, Frahm-Lewis Trio / FREE

Featuring faculty artist Margaret Miller, Viola The Frahm-Lewis trio prides themselves on accessible programs, performing standard and new repertoire for the piano trio. Ting-Lan Chen, violin, holds the M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in violin performance and chamber music at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Described by The Boston Globe as a “talented, . […]


Guest Artist Concert, TrioPolis / FREE

TrioPolis merges the distinct temperament, stylistic influences, creative spirit, and artistic vision of three cosmopolitan musicians based in North Texas: German violinist Felix Olschofka, American clarinetist Kimberly Cole Luevano, and Greek-American pianist Anatolia Ioannides. TrioPolis was born following a series of dynamic collaborations in the College of Music at the University of North Texas in […]


Fall Choral Showcase

Join the Chamber Choir, conducted by James Kim, the Concert Choir, conducted by Nathan Payant, and the University Chorus, conducted by Seth Pendergast for the annual showcase featuring a wide variety of music to inspire and enliven the soul.


Symphonic Band Concert: La France

Featuring faculty artist Peter Sommer, Saxophone The wind band has strong roots in France and this concert celebrates the country’s rich musical heritage and traditions. The Symphonic Band, under the direction of T. André Feagin, presents the works of Jacques Offenbach, Jean Robert Planquette, Martin Ellerby, and Ron Nelson. The concert also features faculty artist […]


Sinfonia Concert: Mozart and Much More!

Featuring faculty artist Stanley Curtis, Trumpet The Sinfonia, CSU’s chamber orchestra conducted by Wes Kenney, performs one of the greats of the repertoire, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony. The orchestra welcomes one of the newest music faculty members, Stanley Curtis, playing the famous Trumpet Concerto in E major, S.49 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel. The program […]


CLASSICAL CONVERGENCE CONCERT SERIES: Acte II

Featured on America’s Got Talent, this unique opera duo’s programming—described as “something close to perfection”—runs the gamut of vocal music ranging from art songs, opera and musical theater to jazz, spirituals, gospel, and popular music. Building on the foundation of the classical music tradition, but with a contemporary edge, the co-produced season features world-class performers […]


2019 OcTUBAfest / FREE

With Guest Danielle VanTuinen and members of the CSU Tuba/Euphonium Studio Sunday, October 27: Guest Artist Masterclass, 4 p.m.; Guest Artist Recital, 5:30 p.m.; CSU Tuba Studio Recital, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The six annual OcTUBAfest features the CSU tuba and euphonium studio, CSU Tuba Ensemble, and guest artist Danielle VanTuinen from the […]


2019 Halloween Organ Extravaganza

The organ studio and faculty artist, Joel Bacon, present the 14th 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! “Every year the students seem […]


Halloween Organ Extravaganza

Performances: Thursday, October 31, 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m. The organ studio and faculty artist, Joel Bacon, present the 14th 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 […]


L’Enfant et les sortilèges by Maurice Ravel, Directed by Tiffany Blake; Conducted by Christian Crans

The one-act opera is paired with a program of arias and art songs with a supernatural yet whimsical theme in honor of both Ravel’s plot and that opening night takes place on Halloween.


Guest Artist Concert: U.S. Army Iron Brass Quintet / FREE

Since its inception in 1972, The U.S. Army Brass Quintet has gained a reputation as one of the most highly respected and sought after groups of its kind. The ensemble has appeared before audiences and dignitaries in 48 states and 14 foreign countries. An element of The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” in Washington, DC, […]


Virtuoso Series Concert, Faculty Chamber Music

With John Carlo Pierce, Lyric Tenor; Zo Manfredi and Leslie Stewart, Violin; Margaret Miller, Viola; Barbara Thiem, Cello; Forest Greenough, Double Bass; Jeff LaQuatra, Guitar; Michelle Stanley, Flute; Andrew Jacobson, Oboe; Wesley Ferreira, Clarinet; Peter Sommer, Saxophone; Shilo Stroman, Vibraphone; Eric Hollenbeck, Marimba; and Wes Kenney, Conductor The faculty chamber music programs have become a […]


CSU Concerto Competition in Griffin Concert Hall

2019-2020 University Concerto Competition Application Deadline

The University Concerto Competition is an annual event designed to give outstanding undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to perform as a soloist with one of the University orchestras. The 2019-2020 competition will feature the CSU Symphony Orchestra.


Woodwind Area Recital / FREE

Woodwind students present an evening of chamber music and select solo literature.


Virtuoso Series Concert, Eric Hollenbeck, Percussion

CSU faculty artist Eric Hollenbeck is joined by faculty guests for a concert of works newly learned by the percussionist, including “And Legions Will Rise” by Kevin Puts, “Book Grooves” by Alejandro Vinao, Six Concert Etudes for Marimba by Peter Klatzow, “Alliteration” by Joe Tompkins, and “Snake’s Dream” by Eric Sammut.


Jazz Combos Concert

The Jazz Combos, directed by Peter Sommer and graduate teaching assisstant, Michael Hamilton, present an eclectic and exciting evening of classic jazz standards and classics arranged by student performers for a dynamic exploration of improvisation and small group swing.


Percussion Ensemble Concert

The annual fall concert features several new commissions, as well as traditional music, for a variety of percussion instruments. A varied and exciting event!


Virtuoso Series Concert: Youthful, Vibrant Memories, Tim Burns, Piano

With Guest John Michael Vaida, Violin The program represents youthful and vibrant memories in their performance and their presentation. Edvard Grieg’s Violin Sonata in G Major and Richard Strauss’ Violin Sonata in E-flat Major were written early in both composers’ careers and feature stylistic hallmarks of each: Grieg explores the harmonies, colors, and folk instruments […]


Brass Area Recital / FREE

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


Graduate Chamber Ensemble Recital / FREE

Members of the graduate program present works by the masters of the chamber music genre.


Trumpet Studio Recital / FREE

Trumpet students of Dr. Stanley Curtis perform a variety of pieces from the standard repertoire for trumpet.


Guitar Studio Recital / FREE

CSU’s inaugural guitar studio presents a recital featuring chamber music and solo performances of contemporary works, as well as arrangements of standard classical repertoire.


Flute Studio Recital: Music by Women Composers / FREE

As an acknowledgement to the remarkable work by women composers, the flute studio is spending the semester exploring the variety of output created by these pioneering and creative artists.


Jazz Ensembles Concert

With Guest Peter John Stoltzman, Piano As the son of Grammy-winning clarinet legend, Richard Stoltzman, and renowned violinist and educator, Lucy Chapman, jazz pianist and educator Peter John Stoltzman naturally grew into a career as both a performer and educator. Stoltzman has performed and recorded with jazz luminaries such as Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, Allison […]


Virtuoso Series Concert, Quatra Duo

This concert is a rescheduling of the original Quatra Duo concert on Monday, September 23rd.  Comprised of faculty artists Michelle Stanley, flute, and Jeff LaQuatra, guitar, the Quatra Duo is embarking on a 12-day tour of China in Oct. This performance shares the tour program with the Fort Collins community and includes the popular “History […]


University Symphony Orchestra Concert: 150 Continues

Featuring faculty artist Bryan Wallick, Piano Along with classics for the holiday season, the orchestra performs the gorgeous Symphony No. 4, composed by Johannes Brahms at the height of his talent, and celebrates an almost forgotten American composer, Louise Moreau Gottschalk, marking 150 years since his death. Maestro Wes Kenney and the ensemble also welcome […]


All-Choral Holiday Concert

A CSU tradition continues! Kick off your holidays with the CSU choral ensembles as they perform music to get you in the spirit of the season.


Concert Orchestra Concert: Baroquen & Beautiful / FREE

Featuring faculty artist John Carlo Pierce, Lyric Tenor Faculty artist Dr. John Carlo Pierce is being featured on a program by Baroque composers Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel. Dr. Pierce sings arias from Handel’s Semele and The Messiah and the orchestra, conducted by Leslie Stewart, performs Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1.


Virtuoso Series Concert, Wesley Ferreira

With Guest Jana Starling, Clarinet Having performed on more than twenty concerts together world-wide, clarinetists Wesley Ferreira and Jana Starling join forces once again for a new artistic creation. The duo performs an electronic soundtrack, blending their acoustic instruments with the electric, and enhancing the audio with visual components. “This is the ideal environment in […]


Symphonic Band Concert: HERStory

The Symphonic Band presents HERStory, a celebration of women in music featuring contemporary works for wind band by female composers. The ensemble, under the direction of T. André Feagin, presents works by Carolyn Bremer, Katherine Bergman, Shelly Hanson, and Julie Giroux, culminating in a performance of Wind Symphony No. 1 by Nancy Galbraith. “Through discovery […]


Wind Symphony Concert: Lollapalooza!

With Guest Conductor James Spinazzola, Stanley Curtis, Trumpet, Drew Leslie, Trombone Lollapalooza is a word to describe something that is particularly impressive, which is a great way to describe John Adams’ short piece, “Lallapalooza.” The 2019-20 Colorado State University Wind Symphony continues their season with an evening full of lollapaloozas, including the world premiere of […]


2019 CSU Honor Band Festival Concert / FREE

CSU’s nationally renowned Honor Band Festival is an annual event brings together the finest high school musicians from the Rocky Mountain Region, selected from hundreds of applicants 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 […]


Freshman Voice Studio Recital / FREE

The semester’s culminating recital by our freshman vocalists.


CLASSICAL CONVERGENCE CONCERT SERIES: Joshua Bell

With Alessio Bax, Piano With a career spanning more than thirty years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, conductor, and director, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. Bell has recorded more than 40 albums, garnering Grammy®, Mercury®, Gramophone, and ECHO Klassik awards. Bell is joined by renowned pianist […]


CLASSICAL CONVERGENCE CONCERT SERIES: Jason Vieaux

Grammy® winner Jason Vieaux is “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists.” (Gramophone) Going beyond the classical, Vieaux has earned a reputation for putting his expressiveness and virtuosity at the service of a remarkably wide range of music. Building on the foundation of the classical music tradition, but with a contemporary edge, the co-produced season […]


CLASSICAL CONVERGENCE CONCERT SERIES: Passion for Bach and Coltrane

Melding the poetry of A.B. Spellman with the sounds of the Imani Winds quintet, Harlem Quartet, and additional jazz artists, this performance explores the influence of spirituality on the art of musical masters J.S. Bach and John Coltrane. Building on the foundation of the classical music tradition, but with a contemporary edge, the co-produced season […]


CLASSICAL CONVERGENCE CONCERT SERIES: Borromeo String Quartet

This adventurous quartet pushes musical, intellectual, and technical boundaries with its inventive performances and insightful interpretations of both classical and contemporary musical repertoire. 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 […]