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Arts / Entertainment

Faculty fundraiser concert April 16

April 9, 2010

Enjoy a concert that promises to be funny and entertaining with some serious and stunning moments as well -- and at the same time make a charitable donation through your ticket purchase to CSU's Department of Music! The Faculty Fundraiser is on Friday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Special Assistant Professor of Cello and Chamber Music, Barbara Thiem, a recipient of the 2010 Best Teacher Award, will play at Friday night's concert.

Friday, April 16
7:30 p.m.
Griffin Concert Hall
University Center for the Arts

The Colorado State University music faculty put themselves on the line for students!

The CSU music faculty presents a virtuosic and entertaining variety program and fundraiser on Friday, April 16, 7:30 p.m. in the Griffin Concert Hall at the University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St.


Tickets are $40. $28 of the total is considered a charitable donation to the Department of Music.

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.

Pushing the envelope, having fun

Join us for an exciting evening as, for the first time in ten years, the entire CSU music faculty brings their collective talents to the stage for a recital! Delight in a variety of ensembles and instrumentation, including instruments the musicians are not trained on, and a few wonderful surprises!

For example, a men's glee club will sing a medley from Star Wars (composed by John Williams)!

The fun program includes:

  • JS and PDQ Bach
  • Lyric Debussy and Bolling
  • A new composition by artist-in-residence Suzanne Sorkin
  • Powerful Broadway tunes
  • Cool Billy Strayhorn
  • The ever inspiring John Williams

Suzanne Sorkin, Ph.D., assistant professor of music at Saint Joseph's University, has written a composition for cello that CSU faculty member Barbara Thiem will play.

Performed by a cast of dozens, the concert promises to be funny and entertaining, with some serious and stunning moments as well.

Proceeds and additional donations from this fun celebration help establish a newly formed faculty/staff endowment fund, supporting the music program.

Music faculty/staff establish fund

The fund was established by music faculty and staff as a component of the Campaign for Colorado State. Faculty and staff are also contributing financially to the fund which will maintain and grow the high quality of the thriving music program at CSU.

The Campaign for Colorado State

Colorado State University students and faculty embody a spirit of service and a passion for innovation. Our alumni and friends exemplify the value of relationships and tradition. As the state’s land-grant University, we honor our history and responsibility to provide access to excellent public higher education.

The Campaign for Colorado State University represents a vote of confidence in everything we do, everything our University stands for. This $500 million campaign increases financial support for students and faculty. It strengthens learning and research experiences. It improves and expands facilities for our growing campus community.

The campaign challenges all those who believe in CSU and its mission to help secure its future. Your gifts allow us to open doors, change lives, and transform our world.

More 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.

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