Xerxes: Lights, Costumes, Set

By Nicole Towne, SMTD Publicity Intern On Oct. 26 Colorado State University’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance will premier the Opera Xerxes, written by George Fideric Handel. The opera, presented by the Ralph Opera Program at CSU and directed by Voice Professor John Pierce, tells a multifaceted love story rooted in power, pride, and […]

PUBLIQuartet Pushes Boundaries for a New Look at Symphony

By Tyler Stup, SMTD Publicity Intern With a commitment to genre-bending and independent minded creative programming, PUBLIQuartet is bringing their fresh take on string ensembles to Fort Collins. Currently serving as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s quartet-in-residence, the four will be playing as a part of the Classical Convergence Concert Series, brought to you in […]

Almost Sisters: Megan Pachecano and Sarah Nelson Craft Sing Together at CSU

By Tyler Supp, UCA Publicity Intern Together called, “plaint and luminous” (Parterre Box), Oct. 4, the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance’s Guest Artist Series brings Megan Pachecano and Sarah Nelson Craft’s big New York City sound to Fort Collins. Pachecano, an opera singer who has worked to build a society for Latina/Latinos in NYC […]

Homecoming is Almost Here!

**Reminder: Registration will close on Wednesday, October 4, at 5 p.m.** Dear CSU Marching Band Alumni, It amazes me how fast a year goes by. It seems like only a few weeks ago that the 2016 Alumni Marching Band celebrated our last year at Hughes Stadium. Now, we are well into the 2017-2018 school year, […]

Black Violin brings the ‘boom’ to the Lincoln Center

By Erin Pihl, UCA Publicity Intern Most would consider the hip-hop and classical genres incompatible, separated by a wide spectrum of musical composition unlikely to collaborate in any constructive way. Kevin Sylvester (stage name Kev Marcus) and Wilner Baptiste (stage name Wil B) of Black Violin are here to disprove that notion with a powerful […]

Opening Game to be a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

By Tony Phifer, CSU External Relations The Colorado State University Marching Band performed at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin. It regularly dazzles Denver Broncos fans at Mile High Stadium. And every year it leads the way in Denver’s Parade of Lights. All are impressive feats. And all have helped establish CSU’s 267-member ensemble […]