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Orchestra hits the road to bring music to the mountains

February 14, 2012

The CSU symphony orchestra left Sunday for a three-day trip to the Colorado mountains, playing free concerts in Glenwood Springs, Aspen and Breckenridge.

CSU orchestra hits the road

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Cellos and other instruments were kept on the buses to keep them warm during the trip into the Colorado mountains.

Students load their cellos onto a waiting bus for the trip to Grand Junction, the first stop on the three-day tour.

A driver helps students load luggage into the storage compartments on the bus.

Students had to survive a chilly wait Sunday before boarding the buses.

One for the road: Students gobble up some lunch before the long trip to Grand Junction.

Maestro Wes Kenney, the conductor of the CSU symphony orchestra, walks toward the bus.

Off we go: Students were all smiles after loading the buses for their long-awaited trip to the Colorado mountains, which included three free concerts.


CSU symphony orchestra members packed up their violins and cellos Sunday and headed to the Colorado high country to play beautiful music and spread the word about CSU's music programs.

The 82-member orchestra, led by Maestro Wes Kenney, led workshops in Grand Junction and gave free concerts in Glenwood Springs, Aspen and Breckenridge before returning to campus late Tuesday. This is the orchestra's first trip to the Western slope in more than a decade, and the first time it has presented free concerts.

The concerts featured solo performances by graduate students Brianne Little (flute), Nathan Wilson (saxophone) and Sabrina Romney (viola).