Concerts and Operas

The CSU Trombone Studio in rehearsal

Trombone Studio Recital / FREE

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


All Choral Concert

All three major choral ensembles at CSU – Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, and University Chorus – perform on this final choir concert of the year. Graduate students Chelsea Kendall and Jun Terasawa present their favorite choral gems, showcasing the talents of the singers in Chamber Choir and Concert Choir, and Nathan Payant finishes his first […]


Woodwind Area Recital / FREE

A recital presented by woodwind students from the studios of Dr. Wesley Ferreira, Professor Andrew Jacobson, Dr. Gary Moody, Dr. Michele Stanley, and Professor Peter Sommer features classic and modern literature for chamber groups and soloists.


Graduate String Quartet Recital

Join Frangel Cesena, violin; Jose Trulillo, violin; Rosa Cole Avenado, viola; and Julius Hochmuth, cello, for a program of master works for string quartet. “I admire the enthusiasm and passion these students bring to learning and performing great works from the chamber music repertoire,” said Margaret Miller, graduate string quartet coordinator.


New Music Ensemble Concert

It Could Be Anything 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.


Freshman Voice Studio Recital / FREE

A recital featuring students from CSU’s voice studios, including the Freshman Voice Studio.


World Percussion Concert

This concert features CSU’s three steel bands, the Ragtime Marimba Band, and the Civil War Rope Drum Ensemble. “This concert is always fun with wide range of musical styles,” said Eric Hollenbeck, percussion area coordinator.


Percussionists in the CSU Concert Band

Concert Orchestra and Concert Band Concert #2 / FREE

With Guest Gary Moody, Bassoon The Concert Orchestra performs The Czech Connection, conducted by Leslie Stewart. The program opens with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s first symphony, written when he was only eight years old. Although he travelled as a child prodigy, Mozart didn’t go to Prague until a few years before his untimely death in 1791. […]


The CSU Violin Studio

Violin Studio Recitals / FREE

Violin students of Dr. Ron Francois perform a variety of pieces from the standard repertoire. “This event provides a great performing experience for the students…a great learning experience too,” exclaims Francois!


Trombonist Alex Iles

Guest Artist: Alex Iles, Trombone / FREE

The American trombonist teaches at the California Institute of the Arts and California State University, Northridge. He has toured as lead and solo jazz trombonist with the Woody Herman and Maynard Ferguson big bands, and performs and records as a regular member of many of the top big bands and jazz groups in the L.A. […]


Michelle Stanley

Virtuoso Series Concert, Michelle Stanley, Flute

Performed by CSU faculty artist Michelle Stanley, the recital creates a first: music from the flutist’s latest album Nouvelle Vie. The new album, released by Navona Records, includes previously unrecorded French flute works from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. “Firsts are always exciting! With the performance of repertoire from my latest album of French […]


The CSU Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band Concert 2

The Symphonic Band, conducted by Richard Frey, presents music of both traditional and contemporary genres.


Brass Area Recital / FREE

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


Farewell Recital: Dr. John Seesholtz / FREE

After 6 wonderful years at Colorado State University, John Seesholtz bids farewell with this performance. For the concert, he is singing with both current and former students, showcasing over half a decade of successes at CSU. The students joining him are Marissa Rudd, Noel Von Behren, Pablo Romero, Ryan McPeek, Miranda Bashore, and Sarah Sanborn. […]


A poster promoting the upcoming University Symphony Orchestra Concert "A Last Dance"

University Symphony Orchestra Concert: A Last Dance

With Guest Tiffany Blake, Soprano The University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Wes Kenney, plays two dance inspired works: Edvard Grieg’s Symphonic Dances and Igor Stravinsky’s iconic Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring). Stravinsky’s ballet score is famous for the riot that ensued at the premiere. The work for a gigantic orchestra – including woodwinds […]


Guest Artist: Michael Grill, Organ

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 […]


Organ Professor Joel Bacon

Casavant Organ 50th Anniversary Concert: Joel Bacon Solo Recital

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 […]