The Concert Choir and Concert Orchestra perform Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi, conducted by Leslie Stewart. This masterwork is a staple of the choral/orchestral repertoire, and is one of the most beloved and quintessential pieces from the Baroque era. “I’m thrilled that the two groups are continuing their tradition of collaboration to share this amazing piece,” said Ryan Olsen, the choir’s director. The Chamber Choir, conducted by James Kim, performs the five movement suite, “Songs of Ariel” by Swiss composer Frank Martin, a virtuoso work for acapella chorus based on The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Additionally, the choir performs works by J.S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, and Gustav Mahler in preparation for their European tour to Germany and Prague this summer. “The audience will hear terrific acapella music sung by some of the best musicians at CSU,” added Dr. Kim.
Calendar of Events
March 3, 2017
Directed by Walt Jones
Don’t yet rejoice in his defeat, you men!
Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard,
The bitch that bore him is in heat again.
~The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, epilogue
Brecht’s shudderingly accurate parallel between Hitler and his henchmen on the one hand, and the old crime lords of Chicago on the other, is a vigorous eye opener that was produced on Broadway with Christopher Plummer. The Cauliflower Trust in Chicago is in need of help and turns to a racketeer by the name of Arturo Ui to begin a “protection” campaign. His henchmen look astonishingly like Goebbels and Goring. Their activities include “accidental” fires and a St. Valentine’s Day massacre.
Ghosts of Paul Muni, Jimmy Cagney, and Edward G. Robinson will be channeled with video clips of their famous gangster films Scarface, The Public Enemy, and Little Ceasar.
MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES