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Leslie Stewart and The Concert Orchestra Bring the Lure of London to Northern Colorado

Lure-of-London-posterLeslie Stewart and The Concert Orchestra Bring the Lure of London to Northern Colorado

The Lure of London, conducted by Leslie Stewart celebrates some of London’s greatest composers Sunday, October 18, 7:30 p.m. in the Organ Recital Hall at the University Center for the Arts, located at 1400 Remington St.

New this year, tickets are *no charge for CSU students, $1 for youth (under 18), and $12 for the public. 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 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 highly recommended to avoid lines and further at-the-door fees.

The Orchestra, conducted by Leslie Stewart, performs some of London’s most celebrated composers, including Henry Purcell, considered the greatest native English composer for almost 200 years; the popular Edward Elgar; and George Frederic Handel, who was born in Germany but spent most of his life in London. The program includes music from Purcell’s Fairy Queen Suite; Handel’s First Organ Concerto, featuring undergraduate student Angela Fitzsimmons, organ; and Elgar’s Serenade for Strings.

Between musical selections, five Theater Majors will read selections from Shakespeare’s play Midsummer Night’s Dream: Cierra Amavisca (“Fairy”), Charlotte Clanton (“Puck”), Zachary Rickert (“Oberon”), Heather Salyer (“Titania”) and Jack Krause (“Bottom”).

About Leslie Stewart: Leslie Stewart is director of String Pedagogy at Colorado State University and director of CSU’s Summer Master of Music Education degree program with a Specialization in Conducting for working music educators. In addition, she conducts the CSU Concert Orchestra, teaches violin, coaches chamber music and plays violin in the faculty ensemble, the Verdoro String Trio. Ms. Stewart is a violinist with the Colorado Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra and Cheyenne Symphony and performs frequently with the Fort Collins Symphony. She was a member of the Cabrillo Music Festival of Contemporary Music Orchestra from 1980 to 2012. In 2013 she received the Outstanding Service Award from CSU’s College of Liberal Arts.

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*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.