Western's Music Department Offers Delightful Series of Performances for Fall

The Music Department announces its fall schedule, featuring concerts that will take place in Quigley’s newly renovated performance venue, the John and Georgie Kincaid Concert Hall. All performances are free unless otherwise noted.

Western’s Music Department Announces Fall Schedule

 

GUNNISON, Colo. – The Western State Colorado University Department of Music announces its fall 2016 schedule. All events will take place in Quigley’s newly renovated performance venue, the John and Georgie Kincaid Concert Hall.

All events are free unless otherwise indicated and open to the public.

Upcoming Events:

 

Thursday, November 10, 7:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist Recital
Robert Barrett, Saxophone

 

Tuesday, November 15, 7:30 p.m.
Western Jazz Ensembles Concert

 

Thursday, November 17, 7:30 p.m.
Western Chamber String Orchestra Concert

 

Thursday, December 1, 7:30 p.m.
Western Chamber Ensembles Concert

 

Tuesday, December 6, 7:30 p.m.
Western Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band Concert

 

Thursday, December 8, 7:30 p.m.
Holiday Gala Concert
Wind Symphony, Concert Choir, String Orchestra

 

Past Events: 

Sunday, October 9, 3:00 p.m.
Quigley Hall Dedication Concert
Western Music Department Faculty Artist Recital

Performers for this concert are Robert Barrett, alto saxophone; Michael Flynn, trumpet; Greg Haynes, marimba; Heather Roberson, soprano; Kenneth Todd, violin and viola; and Martha Violett, piano. The program includes Mozart’s Alleluia and two Brahms’ Lieder for soprano, Glazunov’s Elegy for viola, Remembrances from Williams’ Schindler’s List for violin, the premiere performance of Greg Haynes’ Etude for marimba, two pieces from Debussy’s Estampes for solo piano, Ewazen’s Sonata for Trumpet, and Waignein’s Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone.

 

Friday, October 21, 7:30 p.m.
Queen City Jazz Band Guest Artist Concert
General Admission - $10 | Students/Seniors - $5

Honored by Colorado Governors, the Colorado State Legislature and   the Denver City Council, the Queen City Jazz Band has delighted audiences since 1958. The current band excels in entertaining listeners of all ages with the music of the early masters of blues and jazz like Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong along with the great sounds of the "Second Line" straight from Bourbon Street. Ballroom dancers love the QCJB's mix of the 1930's and 40" standards from Cab Calloway to Duke Ellington. Swing dancers fill the floor to toss and twirl to the music of Louis Jordan and Nellie Lutcher. Concerts always end with a standing ovation. 
 
The QCJB's Gospel music, featuring our great vocalist Wende Harston has inspired Denver area Christians for many year and is featured at traditional jazz festivals across the USA. The Queen City Jazz Foundation has sponsored almost 100 clinics and visitations for school children whose young ears are often treated for the first time America's own musical treasure-jazz. For more information, visit queencityjazzband.com

 

Thursday, October 27, 7:30 p.m.
Quigley Hall Dedication Concert
Concert Choir, Steel Band, Jazz Ensemble, Dixieland Band

 

Friday, October 28, 7:30 p.m.
Quigley Hall Dedication Concert
Chamber Singers, Wind Symphony, String Orchestra, Modern Jazz Combo

 

About Western State Colorado University:

The first college on Colorado’s Western slope and the fourth oldest public college in the state, Western State Colorado University in Gunnison offers more than 75 majors, including eight of the ten most popular majors in the country. Small class sizes ensure a personalized education delivered by expert faculty. Named by Forbes as one of the Top 100 Colleges in the West for the last four years in a row, Western’s location, academic excellence and value combine to offer students a private college experience at an affordable cost. For more information visit www.western.edu or join us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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Date: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 11:45pm