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Mother Falcon Kicks Off New Music Series Partnership with CSU and Lincoln Center

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Indie-orchestra determined to push boundaries of classical genre

Together with the Fort Collins Lincoln Center, the CSU Department of Music, Theatre & Dance presents indie-orchestra ensemble Mother Falcon, the first performance in the new Classical Convergence Music Series, on Friday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Organ Recital Hall at the University Center for the Arts at 1400 Remington Street. This new series features traditional classical solo artists and chamber ensembles, as well as explore the new projects and concepts continually branching out of the genre.

Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for the public. Tickets are available at the Lincoln Center box office at 417 West Magnolia Street, by phone at (970) 221-6730, or online at tickets.lctix.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the door at the University Center for the Arts (UCA). The ticket office in the UCA lobby opens 90 minutes prior to any UCA performance and through intermission.

Building on the classical concert programs of both organizations, the co-produced Classical Convergence Series features seven world-class performers and ensembles – performing at the University Center for the Arts and the Lincoln Center – including Grammy award-winning violinist Joshua Bell, as well as pianist Jeremy Denk, Mother Falcon, Borromeo String Quartet, Orchid Ensemble, Classical Jam, and the Mendelssohn Trio.

Hailed by NPR as “sweepingly majestic” and “a master course in compelling arrangements” by the Austin Chronicle, Mother Falcon began as a jam session among a few adventurous high school cellists eager to break out of the rigid repertoire predominating their musical training. In the seven years since, violins, saxophones, trumpet, piano, accordion, banjo, guitars, and bassoon have joined that small group of cellists in an indie orchestra of twenty classically trained young musicians determined to push their playing and composing ever further forward.

On record, in intense chamber music concerts, and in electrifying club performances, Mother Falcon has developed an intricately detailed, yet muscular soundscape of rock, jazz, and hip hop rhythms fueling horn and string pieces interwoven with inventive vocal arrangements.

From their 2011 album, You Knew, NPR premiered “Dirty Summer,” naming the band an Artist To Discover At SXSW 2013. Rising to the occasion, the ensemble won over SXSW audiences with a string of impassioned performances, resulting in NPR Music including the band in “Bob Boilen’s 15 Essential Moments From SXSW 2013.”

Continually creating new work, Mother Falcon recently debuted an extract of Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” re-composed by Peter Stopschinski. Earlier this year, they released MF Computer, Mother Falcon’s orchestral interpretation of the Radiohead’s classic OK Computer.

About the Classical Convergence Series:

Fall 2014 marks the beginning of a partnership between the Colorado State University Dept. of Music, Theatre and Dance and the Fort Collins Lincoln Center with the launch of the Classical Convergence Concert Series. The series features traditional classical solo artists and chamber ensembles, while further exploring the full spectrum of the classical music genre. Read more.

2014-15 Season:

Mother Falcon
Friday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m. University Center for the Arts

Borromeo String Quartet
Friday, Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m. University Center for the Arts

Orchid Ensemble with the CSU Concert Choir
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. University Center for the Arts

Mendelssohn Trio
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. University Center for the Arts

Jeremy Denk, Piano
Tuesday, Jan., 20, 2015, 7:30 p.m. University Center for the Arts

Joshua Bell, Violin
Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Center

Classical Jam
Saturday April 4, 2015, 7:30 p.m. University Center for the Arts

Borromeo String Quartet
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:30 p.m. University Center for the Arts

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