Student Musicians Perform in Final Round of Annual Concerto Competition

Photo courtesy of the University Center for the arts

By Brandon Adams, Marketing and Publicity Assistant, University Center for the Arts

Featuring the Colorado State University Symphony Orchestra

Fort Collins– The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Colorado State University presents the first Spring 2018 performance by the CSU University Symphony Orchestra. The concert will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Griffin Concert Hall, located at the University Center for the Arts.

CSU students Dmitri Ascarrunz, Sicong Zhou, Kate Gelsinger, and Omar Calixto take the stage with the University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Wes Kenney, to compete in the finals of the annual Concerto Competition, the Finnish and Fabulous Finals concert. The program also includes one of Maestro Kenney’s favorite pieces, the highly dramatic first symphony of the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.

Continuing this spring, venue seating is reserved. Tickets are no charge for CSU students, $3 for youth (under 18), $12 for seniors (62+), and $14 for the public. Tickets are available at the University Center for the Arts (UCA) ticket office in the UCA lobby Monday through Friday3:30-5:30 p.m. and 60 minutes prior to performances, by phone at (970) 491-ARTS (2787), or online at 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.

For a full event calendar, more information, and to sign up for a free event e-newsletter, visit UCA.Colostate.eduFor an in-depth look behind the scenes of everything happening at the University Center for the Arts, read The Green Room digital magazine. Sign up for FREE at

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