2020 January Virtuoso Series Concerts

Photo provided by Colorado State University School of Music, Theatre and Dance.

By Chloie Piveral, Communications Assistant, University Center for the Arts
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The Colorado State University 2020 January Virtuoso Series Concerts, presented by the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, begins the new year with two performances by CSU faculty. Information about each performance is included below. These two concerts take place at 7:30 p.m. in the in the Organ Recital Hall at the University Center for the Arts, located at 1400 Remington St.


Venue seating is reserved. Tickets are *no charge for CSU students, $4 for youth (under 18), $12 for seniors (62+), and $14 for adults. Tickets are available at the University Center for the Arts (UCA) ticket office in the UCA lobby Monday through Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 60 minutes prior to performances, by phone at (970) 491-ARTS (2787), or online at www.CSUArtsTickets.com. Youth tickets must be purchased in person at the ticket office. All tickets are subject to a $1 ticket fee for both online and at-the-door purchases. Advance ticket purchase is recommended to avoid lines and further at-the-door fees.

Photo provided by Colorado State University School of Music, Theatre and Dance.

Virtuoso Series ConcertBrian Jack, Bassoon

Quartet, Duet, Solo: Music for Bassoon

With Tim Burns, Piano; and the Boulder Bassoon Quartet

Tuesday, January 21, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA


Faculty artist Brian Jack performs works of the past hundred years, including 1918’s Sonata by Charles Koechlin and Dana Wilson’s 2018 bassoon solo “Singing something yet unfound.” The Boulder Bassoon Quartet—with members Michael Christoph, Thomas Kent Hurd, Brian Jack, and Ethan Turner—joins the fun with “That So Suite,” a piece written specially for the group and performed at international conferences.

“Nothing embodies the way classical music is evolving—in positive ways—better than the Boulder Bassoon Quartet.” —The Denver Post

Photo provided by Colorado State University School of Music, Theatre and Dance.

Virtuoso Series ConcertJohn McGuire, Horn

Lines at Dusk

With Tim Burns, Piano; Andrew Jacobson, Oboe; Wesley Ferreira, Clarinet; and Brian Jack, Bassoon

Monday, January 27, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA


Celebrating the release of his new album “Lines at Dusk,” faculty artist John McGuire is joined onstage by pianist Tim Burns to perform pieces from the album, as well as favorites from the horn repertoire. The recital concludes with Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds, K. 452, of which Mozart said, “I myself consider it to be the best thing I have written in my life.”


For a full event calendar, more information, and to sign up for a free event e-newsletter, visit UCA.Colostate.edu.



The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance empowers students to create, collaborate, innovate, and inspire. Through teaching, creative artistry, research, advocacy, and service, we elevate arts education. For more information, visit smtd.colostate.edu.


*RAMCard is your ticket to the UCA! Full-fee paying students (enrolled in six or more credits) can receive one (1) no-charge ticket to all music, theatre, and dance department events at the UCA. Tickets are available in-person at the UCA Ticket Office, both in advance or at-the-door. A valid RAMCard must be presented for ticket redemption. Tickets are limited to one (1) per student for each performance/series of perfor­mances (i.e. multiple theatre or dance performances of the same show). Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Excludes Classical Convergence and community produced events.

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