CSU Partners with Bohemian Foundation for Contemporary Artist Music Series
Music, University Center for the Arts | January 22, 2013
Colorado State University is pleased to announce a partnership with Bohemian Foundation to bring the new Contemporary Artist Music Series to the University Center for the Arts. The series will feature local bands SHEL on Feb. 7, 8 p.m.; Danielle Ate the Sandwich on Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m.; SuperCollider on Mar. 13, 7:30 p.m.; Branden Sipes on Apr. 3, 7:30 p.m.; and Dakota Blonde on Apr.18, 7:30 p.m. at the University Center for the Arts, located at 1400 Remington St.
Tickets are $7 for CSU students, $1 for youth (under 17) and $12 for the public. Tickets are available at the University Center for the Arts (UCA) Ticket Office in the UCA Griffin Lobby, by phone at (970) 491-2787, or online at www.CSUArtsTickets.com. Advance purchase is recommended to avoid at-the-door fees.
The artists and groups in this inaugural season of the new series share the common thread of local flair, featuring CSU alumni in each concert.
“This series is an exciting way to feature local musicians and CSU alumni in an intimate setting,” said Kristin Karabensh, Director of Music Programs at Bohemian Foundation. “In furtherance of Bohemian Foundation’s music mission, we support this series as a means of increasing the amount of live contemporary music performances in Fort Collins and encouraging audience and community support of local musicians.”
Not only will the series highlight home-grown artists, it will also serve a valuable role in educating students in different music styles.
“The Bohemian Contemporary Artist Series was set up to expose our students to different models of success in the music world, to celebrate CSU alumni who have had success in the contemporary music industry, and to help bridge the gap between classical and contemporary music for audience members,” said Department of Music, Theatre and Dance chair Todd Queen. “The opportunity to hear contemporary music in traditional classical performance venues will be fascinating.”
Like a soft glowing pearl held in the palm of your hand, like an undisturbed memory of lying in a lush green grass with eyes fixed on a sapphire sky, and a feeling of being connected to the forces of nature, the Fort Collins sisters create truly spellbinding music. With influences from Imogen Heap to Led Zeppelin, “SHEL…glides effortlessly atop the lilting, sublime voices of…Sarah, Hannah (CSU alum), Eva and Liza. These gals are exceptional musicians as well, with each member playing an array of instruments including violin, electric bass, piano, mandolin to drums. Read more.
About Danielle Ate the Sandwich
Danielle Ate the Sandwich is nationally-recognized indie folk musician and songwriter Danielle Anderson who has shared the stage and collaborated with acts such as Leo Kottke and Mumford & Sons. Based in Fort Collins, Danielle and her band, including CSU alum Chris Jusell on violin, has toured nationally since 2009, playing for a loyal fan base of online followers. “…cripplingly enchanting with lyrics telling the story of a generation coming of age in an age of uncertainty.” -Westword Magazine. Read more.
SuperCollider is a music collective crossing the boundaries of traditional classifications. Described as both instrumental rock and avant-garde jazz, the musical roots of the group are firmly planted in the traditions of jazz with a strong improvisation foundation. Not tied to one genre, count on SuperCollider to meld sounds and beats of jazz, blues, funk, and rock music. The core members are CSU alum Jon Gray, (trumpet, keys, vocals), Jon Stewart (saxophone), Greg Harris (vibraphone, keys) Mark Donovan (guitar), Dan Schwindt (guitar), Garrett Sayers (bass), and Zack Littlefield (drums). Read more.
About Branden Sipes
CSU alum Branden Sipes is an engaging solo performer, performing acoustic originals combining rock, pop, and folk influences. His catchy and finely crafted lyrics describe universal life experiences with a clever ease and intricate guitar work is a well suited accompaniment to his intimate vocals. “Hailing from a state that is well known for its independent acoustic music, Colorado-based artist Branden Sipes produces high quality folk/rock that is driven with his unique voice and acoustic guitar.” – The Indie Music Review. Read more.
About Dakota Blonde
“Soulful, delicate, powerful, insightful… all that and more,” are the words Michael Johnson (International recording artist/song-writer) uses to describe Dakota Blonde. “Highly addictive & absolutely contagious” is how their loyal & captivated audiences describe them. Any way you put it, Dakota Blonde, made up of Mary Huckins, Don Pinnella & Tony Raddell have certainly played and sung their way into countless hearts & souls around the globe. Read more.
Sponsored by Bohemian Foundation.
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