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Events

Wind Ensemble Concert

May 2, 2013

'Rhapsody in Blue is a true American classic,' faculty soloist Landreth says. 'It was written in the 1920s during the days of Tin-Pan Alley and Vaudeville and was one of the first classical pieces to incorporate jazz, along with rhythm and blues.'

Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m.
Griffin Concert Hall
University Center for the Arts
1400 Remington Street

Colorado State University's Wind Ensemble presents their spring concert performance, “Homecoming.”

Tickets

  • $12/public
  • $7/CSU students
  • $1/youth (under 18)

Tickets are available at the University Center for the Arts (UCA) ticket office in the Griffin lobby, by phone at (970) 491-ARTS (2787) or online.

Youth tickets must be purchased in person at the Ticket Office. Advance purchase is recommended to avoid at-the-door fees.

A distinct purity of sound and brilliance

Founded in 1971, the Colorado State University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Christopher Nicholas, Ph.D., is a select group that has performed throughout the state. The ensemble finds a unique balance of using the minimum number of players which results in a distinct purity of sound and brilliance much the same as the composer's original musical design.

Although much of the music is contemporary, the ensemble seeks to explore all genres of musical styling as demonstrated in this concert's selections.

Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

In addition to work by other American composers, including Morning Star by David Maslanka, the highlight of the evening will be George Gershwin’s famous Rhapsody in Blue, with faculty soloist, Janet Landreth, piano.

Recognized as one of the most significant American composers of the 20th century, George Gershwin’s best-known work, Rhapsody in Blue has transcended history with its combined elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects.

“Rhapsody in Blue is a true American classic,” Landreth explained. “It was written in the 1920s during the days of Tin-Pan Alley and Vaudeville and was one of the first classical pieces to incorporate jazz, along with rhythm and blues. I love everything about the Rhapsody in Blue!”

For a full performance and event calendar, more information, and to sign up for a free event e-newsletter, visit www.UniversityCenterfortheArts.com.


Contact: Carrie Care
E-mail: Carrie.Care@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-5891