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University Symphony Orchestra

February 5, 2010

The CSU Symphony will delight audiences at the University Center for the Arts on Wednesday night, Feb. 10, with a reprise of their triumphant performance of 'Symphony No. 5' by Serge Prokofiev at the 2010 Colorado Music Educator Association convention. At the conclusion of that concert, an audience member was heard to say, "That makes life worth living!"

Wednesday, Feb. 10
7:30 p.m.
Griffin Concert Hall
University Center of the Arts

The Colorado State University Symphony Orchestra presents an exciting concert, with solo performances by three Concerto Competition Finalists, on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. 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.

Three standouts will compete in Concerto Competition

The orchestra, directed by Wes Kenney, welcomes three of its own to solo with the ensemble during the finals of the annual CSU Concerto Competition. 

  • Tony Frederico, principal bassoon, is featured on von Weber's Andante and Hungarian Rondo
  • Kaleigh McCool, principal second violin, is featured on Vaughn-Williams' The Lark Ascending
  • Garrett Haas, the orchestra's bass trombone, and also a piano student, performs the final two movements from Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1.

The winner will be selected and scholarships awarded.

CSU Symphony featured ensemble at convention

The Colorado State University Symphony Orchestra performed as the featured ensemble the 2010 Colorado Music Educators Association convention at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs at the end of January. At the conclusion of the concert an audience member was overheard as saying, "That makes life worth living!" Enjoy a reprise of the triumphant performance of the great showpiece, Symphony No. 5, by the iconic Russian composer Serge Prokofiev.

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About the School of the Arts

The School of the Arts at Colorado State University provides an enriched venue in which the study and practice of Art, Dance, Music and Theatre are nurtured and sustained by building the skills and knowledge needed by future generations of arts professionals to become contributors to the essential vitality of our culture and society. More information.

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