Concerts and Operas

Freshman Voice Studio Recital / FREE

The semester’s culminating recital by our freshman vocalists.


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 […]

Guest Artist Concert, Boris Allakhverdyan, Clarinet / FREE

With Wesley Ferreira and Sergei Vassiliev, Clarinet Clarinetist Boris Allakhverdyan is principal clarinet at the Los Angeles Philharmonic; former positions include principal of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York and associate principal of the Kansas City Symphony. His playing has been described as “miraculous,” “superlative,” and “elegant and lyrical” by the New York Classical […]

Guest Artist Concert, Matthew Zalkind, Cello / FREE

Praised for his “impressive refinement, eloquent phrasing, and singing tone,” (The New York Times) American cellist Matthew Zalkind has performed world-wide as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician. The solo program includes Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, and Zoltán Kodály’s famous Sonata for Cello Solo op. 8. As a former […]

Guest Artist Concert, If + When / FREE

If + When is a modern performance ensemble based in Denver, Colorado. With a variety of musical experience and influence, Kevin Keith and Ben Yats’ programs feature visual theatrics, spoken word, improvisation, and world influences. The two hold degrees from Central Michigan University, Michigan State University, and the Lamont School of Music. The duo’s current […]

Guest Artist Concert, Mindy Kauffman, Flute/Piccolo / FREE

Mindy Kaufman joined the New York Philharmonic as flute and solo piccolo in 1979 after receiving a B.M. from the Eastman School of Music where she studied with James Galway. Ms. Kaufman gives masterclasses around the world, and has taught at Columbia University, Mannes Prep, and Juilliard Pre-College. She’s recorded with the Metropolis Ensemble, New […]


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 […]

Concert Orchestra Concert: American Idols / FREE

American Idols With Jessica Warner, English Horn; and Stanley Curtis, Trumpet The Concert Orchestra, conducted by Leslie Stewart, performs the music of three “American Idols”—Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, and John Corigliano. Faculty artists Jessica Warner, English horn, and Stanley Curtis, trumpet, play Copland’s “Quiet City.” The program opens with “Voyage” by John Corigliano, and concludes […]

Concert Band Concert: Folkloric / FREE

Folkloric Join the Concert Band, conducted by Erik Johnson, for a celebration of folk music from around the world! At once deep and whimsical, the program features a tour-de-force of music from Scotland, France, the Czech Republic, Japan, and beyond. “We are all standing on the musical shoulders of the musical traditions past down to […]

Guest Artist Concert, Jackie Glazier, Clarinet / FREE

Hailed for her “robust playing and virtuosic performance,” (San Diego Tribune) and “beautiful and clear tone,” (The Clarinet Magazine) Jackie Glazier is an active soloist, chamber musician, orchestral clarinetist, pedagogue, and advocate of new music. She is assistant professor of clarinet at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music. Ms. Glazier has performed […]

Guest Artist Concert, Graham Anduri, Baritone and Adam Kluck, Pianist / FREE

Schubert’s Winterreise: A Hero’s Winter Journey Graham Anduri and Adam Kluck perform a staged presentation of Franz Schubert’s masterpiece song cycle, “Winterreise.” Often depicted as the main character’s descent into depression, and eventually death, the two give a different portrayal. Subtitled “A Hero’s Winter Journey,” the Wanderer is representative of all humanity, and follows the […]


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 […]

Guest Artist Concert, Jungwoo Kim, Baritone, and Mutsumi Moteki, Piano / FREE

Art Songs of East Asia Jungwoo Kim (Hope College) and Mutsumi Moteki (University of Colorado Boulder) perform a recital of rarely performed songs from the East Asian coastline. Lyric baritone JungWoo Kim is an active opera singer, concert soloist, and recitalist, performing throughout U.S., South America, and South Korea. His extensive repertoire includes opera and […]

University Chorus Concert / FREE

Join the University Chorus, conducted by Seth Pendergast, for an eclectic evening of choral music from classical to contemporary.

Guest Artist Concert, The U.S. Air Force Academy Band’s Polaris Winds Reed Quintet / FREE

For more than 60 years, the Academy Band has used the power of music to honor our nation’s heroes, inspire Air Force personnel and the nation they serve, produce innovative musical programs and products, and communicate Air Force excellence to millions around the world. The United States Air Force Academy Band from Colorado Springs presents […]

Masterclass: The U.S. Air Force Academy Band’s Polaris Winds Reed Quintet

The US Air Force Polaris Reed Quintet works with students in a masterclass and discuss working as a musician in the U.S. armed services. The class is free and open to public observation. Contact:

Trumpet Studio Recital / FREE

A recital presented by brass area students from the studio of Dr. Stanley Curtis, with a portion of the works by guest resident composer, Douglas Hedwig.

Guest Artist Concert, Jennifer Montone, Horn / FREE

Grammy Award winner Jennifer Montone was hailed by the New York Times for her “flawless horn solos… and warm and noble sound.” She is principal horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra and is on the brass faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School. She has been a guest artist with the Berlin […]


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 […]

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.

Graduate String Quartet Recital #1/ FREE

The Graduate Quartet Program, now in its eleventh year, has brought graduate students from around the country and Mexico to study at CSU. In the first of two concerts this spring, the students perform works from the chamber music repertoire. “It is always a great pleasure to see the growth of these ensembles in a […]

Woodwind Area Recital / FREE

A recital presented by woodwind area student chamber ensembles, under the direction of woodwind and chamber music faculty, features classic and contemporary repertoire.

Trombone Area Recital / FREE

A recital presented by trombone area students from the studio of Dr. Drew Leslie.

Chamber Ensemble Recital / FREE

Selected undergraduate ensembles from all areas present a concert of chamber music.

Brass Area Recital / FREE

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

Voice Area Recital / FREE

A recital of art songs and arias presented by the voice area students from the studios of Dr. Nicole Asel, Dr. Tiffany Blake, and Dr. John Pierce.

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.

Concert Band Concert: The Spirit of CSU / FREE

The Spirit of CSU The Concert Band, conducted by Erik Johnson, performs music representing each college in the University. The program is full of life and reflective of the many achievements of the past, and the stalwart commitment to visions for the future. The band has students representing every college and the music pays tribute […]

Graduate String Quartet Recital #2 / FREE

In the second of two concerts this semester, the students perform works from the chamber music repertoire.

Violin Studio Recital / FREE

A recital presented by string area students from the studios of Dr. Ron Francois features repertoire from the standard literature.

Concert Orchestra Concert: Flights of Fancy / FREE

Flights of Fancy With Ron Francois, Violin The Concert Orchestra, conducted by Leslie Stewart, performs music inspired by birds—whether in flight or flapping their wings around the barnyard! The program features faculty artist Ron Francois performing Vaughan Williams’ “The Lark Ascending.” The concert opens with “Of Glorious Plumage” by Richard Meyer, led by graduate conducting […]