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Concert version of 'Secret Garden'

July 4, 2014

The Music Program collaborates with Opera Fort Collins Apprentice Artists in a concert version of 'The Secret Garden,' an enchanting classic of children's literature by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

Saturday, July 19
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Griffin Concert Hall
University Center for the Arts

Secret Garden musical

The end of the 2014 Conducting Seminar at Colorado State University will be marked by a concert version of The Secret Garden by Marsha Norman, with musical arrangements by Lucy Simon.

The story is based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett about a spoiled, orphaned girl who goes to live with her reclusive uncle on his estate on the Yorkshire moors.

Upon arrival, Mary interacts with the housekeeper, Mrs. Medlock.

Mary: Is it always so ugly here?

Mrs. Medlock:  It's the moor. Miles and miles of wild land that nothing grows on but heather and gorse and broom, and nothing lives on but wild ponies and sheep.

Mary discovers a mysterious, neglected, half-wild garden, as well as the son of her uncle shut away in a room in the manor.

Summer tradition

This concert is a part of a fun summer tradition created by the music program. CSU will collaborate with Opera Fort Collins Apprentice Artists to present a delightful concert version of this popular musical.

The entire concert will be directed by students from the Summer Conducting Seminar.


Tickets are $10 for general admission and may be purchased here. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter. A discount of 15% is available when ten or more tickets are purchased. The discount will be applied at the time of your online checkout.

Contact: Mike Solo
Phone: (970) 491-5293