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Arts / Entertainment

Sinfonia Orchestral and Dance Concert

March 23, 2010

The Colorado State's Sinfonia will perform Stravinsky's 'Dumbarton Oaks' in concert on March 25. The piece is reminiscent of performances in the great opera houses where there was collaboration between music and ballet. Award-winning choreographer Viktor Kabaniaev's new choreography for Dumbarton Oaks will be showcased in this concert.

Thursday, March 25
7:30 p.m.
University Center for the Arts
Griffin Concert Hall

The Colorado State University School of the Arts presents an exciting and unique collaborative concert featuring the CSU Sinfonia and special guests from the CSU dance program on 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25 in the Griffin Concert Hall at the University Center of the Arts, 1400 Remington St.


  • $12 for the public
  • $7 for Colorado State students
  • $1 for youth ages 2 to 17

Tickets are available at the new University Center for the Arts (UCA) Ticket Office in the UCA Griffin Lobby, by phone at (970) 491-2787, or online.

Compositions echoing nature

The CSU Dance Program joins the CSU Sinfonia to bring you a green world! Orchestral compositions that span the world, but have nature as a common thread, challenge the senses and fire the imagination!

Award-winning, international choreographer Viktor Kabaniaev worked with students from CSU's Dance program to prepare them for the March 25 concert.

Choreographer Kabaniaev

As a special feature, award-winning choreographer Viktor Kabaniaev has created new choreography for Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks - witness its unique world premiere with the orchestra and dancers on stage together!

The piece “emulates what was always done in great opera houses where music and ballet collaborate, and Viktor has created choreography of a very high quality,” said Carol Roderick, assistant professor of ballet.

Victor Kabaniaev graduated from the famed Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia.  His choreography has been performed all over the world. 

In addition to his choreographic works Mr. Kabaniaev is the director of the Diablo Ballet Apprentice Program in Walnut Creek, Calif. He also teaches advanced ballet at the San Francisco Dance Center. 

'Dumbarton Oaks' the fruition of cross area partnerships

The project achieves a School of the Arts goal of cross area partnerships. “With our new performing arts facility housing music and dance together it seems fitting for collaborations to emerge. Informal discussions can result in interesting projects, and ‘Dumbarton Oaks’ is the fruition of such conversations,” said Wes Kenney, director of orchestras.

The orchestral program also includes Darius Milhaud’s mythological Creation of the World, and Carl Ruggles’ atmospheric Men and Mountains.

Post-show talk back session

For those who are intested in the process of the 'Dumbarton Oaks' project, there will be a post-show talk back session with Wes Kenney, director of orchestras, and Carol Roderick, assistant professor of ballet.

Contact: Jennifer Clary
Phone: (970) 491-3603