Concerts and Operas

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CSU Music On-Demand Fall Showcase

Throughout the semester, select CSU Music concerts that were presented in-person and via Livestream will be made available on-demand. Please purchase an on-demand subscription through our ticket site. The following videos are currently available for on-demand viewing. This list will be updated throughout the semester. Brass Area Recital #1 Virtuoso Series Concert — Jooyeon Chang, […]


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CSU Marching Band 2021 9News Parade of Lights in Denver

The CSU Marching Band returns to the 2021 9NEWS Parade of Lights, leading the annual event through the streets of downtown Denver on Saturday, Dec. 4. The Colorado State Marching Band is the only university marching band to participate in the Parade of Lights and has led the parade through the streets of downtown Denver […]


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Concert Orchestra Concert: A Pair of Prodigies / FREE

A Pair of Prodigies With faculty guest artist Copper Ferreira, Clarinet The Concert Orchestra, directed by Leslie Stewart, performs the “Chorale” and “Allegro Maestoso” from the dynamic Symphony No. 5 by Felix Mendelssohn (arr. Jim Palmer). The performance also includes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, featuring CSU faculty artist Copper Ferreira. This concert will be […]


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Violin Studio Recital /FREE

This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. This concert will feature students from the violin studio of Dr. Ron Francois for a program representing a wide variety of styles within the sonata, concerto, and solo genres. Note: Masks are required for all patrons regardless of age in all areas of the UCA. Please […]


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Voice Area Recital / FREE

This concert will be presented in-person and as a virtual on-demand event. Enjoy a program of art songs and arias from CSU voice students. Note: Masks are required for all patrons regardless of age in all areas of the UCA. Please observe social distancing of 6′ between other patrons in all areas of the UCA. […]


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Keyboard Area Recital / FREE

This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. Note: Masks are required for all patrons regardless of age in all areas of the UCA. Please observe social distancing of 6′ between other patrons in all areas of the UCA. Concert programs are available in a virtual format only and may be viewed via a […]


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Graduate String Quartet Recital

This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. The concert consists of a program of works by Zoltán Kodály and Johannes Brahms. Note: Masks are required for all patrons regardless of age in all areas of the UCA. Please observe social distancing of 6′ between other patrons in all areas of the UCA. Concert […]


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2021 CSU Honor Band Festival

The annual CSU Honor Band Festival brings together the finest high school musicians Rocky Mountain Region, selected from hundreds of applicants throughout the western region; the three day festival takes place at the University Center for the Arts at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Guest clinicians and conductors enhance the student’s experience, providing invaluable insight and expertise. In addition to rehearsals, students enjoy several concerts given by CSU faculty and student ensembles. The experience is capped off with a performance by the Honor Wind Symphony and the Festival Concert Band in the beautiful, world-class Griffin Concert Hall.


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Symphonic Band Concert: Serenades, Shadows, and Satiric Dances

This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. Serenades, Shadows, and Satiric Dances With faculty guest artist Stanley Curtis, Trumpet The Symphonic Band, directed by Dr. Jayme Taylor will delight the audience with lively dances by Norman Dello Joio, a dark, brooding piece by Michael Markowski, a hauntingly beautiful work by Jennifer Jolley, and […]


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Wind Symphony Concert: Celebrations!

Celebrations! This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. The Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Rebecca Phillips continues their celebration of live music with a concert featuring Dr. Dan Goble, director of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, on Mark Watters’s Rhapsody for Baritone Saxophone. This program also includes works by Omar Thomas […]




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Virtuoso Series Concert: Bryan Wallick, Piano

This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. Note: Masks are required for all patrons regardless of age in all areas of the UCA. Please observe social distancing of 6′ between other patrons in all areas of the UCA. Concert programs are available in a virtual format only and may be viewed via a […]


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Virtuoso Series Concert: Michelle Stanley, Flute

This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. Michelle Stanley returns to live performing at CSU with a program designed to offer listeners a variety of music from Bach to Florence Price. Note: Masks are required for all patrons regardless of age in all areas of the UCA. Please observe social distancing of 6′ […]


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University Symphony Orchestra Concert: The Concerto Competition Returns!

After two years one of the most exciting nights of the CSU MTD calendar returns, our annual concerto competition. Three competitors from across music will compete for the coveted title. Also on the program, Brahms Symphony No. 1


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Virtuoso Series Concert: Cayla Bellamy, Bassoon

In this program of “Lines and Loops,” Colorado State University bassoon professor Cayla Bellamy, alongside piano faculty Jooyeon Chang and woodwind colleagues Michelle Stanley and Wesley Ferreira, explores repertoire inspired by circles, bends, arcs, and journeys. This recital includes theoretical lines of early unaccompanied Baroque works and moves through programmatic depictions of scientific shapes and […]


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Classical Convergence Concert: Kronos Quartet

For over 45 years, San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet—David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola) and Sunny Yang (cello)—has combined a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagine the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the world’s most celebrated and influential ensembles, performing thousands of concerts, […]


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Virtuoso Series Concert: Joel Bacon, Organ

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Guest Artist: Blue Ridge Trombone Quartet

The Blue Ridge Trombone Quartet, guest artist chamber ensemble, will be performing a variety of works for trombone quartet, including standard repertoire, arrangements done by the group’s members and new works commissioned specifically for the quartet. The group was formed in 2012 and since then has performed across the country at numerous colleges, universities and […]


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Virtuoso Series Concert: Mendelssohn Trio

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Wind Symphony Concert

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Virtuoso Series Concert: Stanley Curtis, Trumpet

Mooched Mozart A Trumpet Recital of music all stolen from W.A. Mozart, performed by CSU trumpet professor, Dr. Stanley Curtis.



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Virtuoso Series Concert: Tiffany Blake

With faculty guest artist, Tim Burns, Piano Drs. Tiffany Blake and Tim Burns will present a variety of musical settings of Shakespeare’s works including the rarely performed, highly dramatic monologue “Lady MacBeth” by American composer Thomas Pasatieri. The evening will conclude with the colorful chamber ensemble orchestration of Dominic Argento’s “Six Elizabethan Songs”.


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Symphonic Band: Excursions

A concert featuring wind music and composers from all over the world. Come take a trip around the world in 40 minutes with the CSU Symphonic Band! Featuring music by Jess Turner and Aaron Copland.


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Voice Area Recital #1

Enjoy a program of art songs and arias from CSU voice students.


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Jazz Ensembles Concert

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Classical Convergence Concert: TAKE3

With a flair for the wild and unexpected, the genre-defying trio TAKE3, brings the refinement of a rigorous classical music background and infuses it with rock-star charisma. Known for their infectious and down-to-earth onstage personalities, this group leaves their indelible mark on captivated crowds around the country, performing their arrangements of top pop hits, Americana, […]


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Concert Band Concert

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Virtuoso Series Concert: Duo Francois

The Duo Francois, comprised of violinist Ron Francois and pianist Silvana Santinelli, is premiering a newly commissioned piece by Juno award-winning Canadian composer Andrew Paul MacDonald. The piece, entitled “Vault, Veil and Veer” Op.95, is Mac Donald’s fifth sonata for violin and piano.  “MacDonald’s fascination with alliteration are the starting point for what is an amazing piece of music,” said Francois, […]


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Virtuoso Series Concert: Wesley Ferreira, Clarinet

This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. New American Clarinet Flavors With faculty guest artist, Tim Burns, Piano A pinch of salt, sprinkled with spirit, and then topped with a generous dash of sugar, Wesley Ferreira really cooks in a recital that’s marinated in Americana. This program features new works for clarinet by […]


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Virtuoso Series Concert: Drew Leslie, Trombone

An Evening of New Recital Pieces for the Trombone CSU faculty artist, Drew Leslie, presents an evening of exciting new pieces written to feature the trombone in a recital setting. The program will include Colorado premieres of several works including “Secure. Contain. Protect” by James David (CSU composition faculty member), “Song of Survival” by Susan […]


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Virtuoso Series Concert: Faculty Chamber Music

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Flute Studio Recital / FREE

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Così fan tutte, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Presented by the Ralph Opera Program in Italian with English supertitles Enjoy Mozart’s rollicking farce of naive young love tested by a jaded bachelor, a scheming servant, and lovers in disguise.


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Woodwind Chamber Recital #1 / FREE

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Classical Convergence Concert: Borromeo String Quartet

Each visionary performance of the award-winning Borromeo String Quartet strengthens and deepens its reputation as one of the most important ensembles of our time. Admired and sought after for both its fresh interpretations of the classical music canon and its championing of works by 20th and 21st century composers, the ensemble has been hailed for […]


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Keyboard Studio Recital / FREE

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Horn Studio Recital / FREE

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Woodwind Chamber Recital #2 / FREE

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Guitar Studio Recital / FREE

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Guest Artist: Rachel Priday

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Virtuoso Series Concert: Peter Sommer, Saxophone

CSU Faculty Peter Sommer and Tim Burns present an evening of saxophone music by German and Czech composers, including music written for the alto saxophone by Paul Hindemith and Erwin Schulhoff, as well as a transcription of Franz Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata. A little something for everyone, including romanticism, modernism, and a touch of early jazz!


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Virtuoso Series Concert: Megan Lanz, Flute

Modernized Americana In this program, Colorado State University flute faculty Megan Lanz, with piano faculty Jooyeon Chang and bassoon professor Cayla Bellamy, present a modernized narrative of 21st century American music. This multiculturally-inclusive program celebrates the inspiring and intersecting variety of social and cultural influences on flute music, including music by living composers Sarah Bassingthwaighte, […]


Instrument Photo of Woodwinds Clarinet, Flute, and Saxophone

Woodwind Area Recital / FREE

Students from the studios of Cayla Bellamy, Wesley Ferreira, Pablo Hernandez, Peter Sommer, and Michelle Stanley perform chamber works for bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe, and saxophone.


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Jazz Combos Concert

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Trumpet Studio Recital / FREE

Solos and Chamber Music presented by members of the CSU Trumpet Studio.


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Student Chamber Music Recital / FREE

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Choir Holiday Spectacular

CSU Choirs

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Bassoon Studio Recital / FREE

Students of the Colorado State bassoon studio, under the instruction and side-by-side in performance with Dr. Cayla Bellamy, present an evening of bassoon in solo, accompanied, and chamber music settings spanning compositions from the 1800s to present day.


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Guest Artist: Sympatico Percussion Group

Sympatico Percussion Group (Scott Herring, Joseph Krygier, Johnny Mendoza, Christopher Norton, Susan Powell) creates programs with entertainment and intrigue, virtuosity and poignancy, and appealing melodies and vibrant rhythms from around the world. Their diverse and eclectic repertoire includes rudimental drumming, ragtime xylophone, pop transcriptions and wonderfully uncategorized original compositions that embrace global streams of contemporary […]


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Voice Area Recital #2 / FREE

Enjoy a program of art songs and arias from CSU voice students.


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Symphonic Band: Mother Earth

A concert in celebration of planet Earth. Featuring the music of Kevin Day, Shelley Hanson, David Maslanka, Sally Lamb McCune, and Frank Ticheli.


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Percussion Ensemble Festival Concert

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University Symphony Orchestra Concert: A Fabled Night

The CSU Symphony ends our return season with two grand pieces for orchestra with large percussion section: Revueltas The Night of the Mayas and Ravel’s seductive second suite from the ballet Daphnis and Chloe.


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World Percussion Ensemble: Percussion in the Americas!

The CSU Symphony ends our return season with two grand pieces for orchestra with large percussion section: Revueltas The Night of the Mayas and Ravel’s seductive second suite from the ballet Daphnis and Chloe.