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Passion and Pyrotechnics!

USO PosterThe School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Colorado State University presents the Fall 2016 University Symphony Orchestra Concert. The performance will take place on two nights, on Sept. 29 and 30. Both will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Griffin Concert Hall at the University Center for the Arts, located at 1400 Remington Street.

The University Symphony Orchestra opens up its season with two favorites from the repertoire: Johannes Brahms’ passionate Symphony No. 3 in F major and Joseph Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto. Perhaps the most biographical work that came from Brahms, the symphony is filled with a sense of ardor and melancholy as the composer deals with his own personal struggles. “…it doesn’t get any better than performing the Brahms third Symphony the most impassioned piece of his entire output,” said Maestro Wes Kenney. “Our Orchestra will play a beautiful rendition of this work and a gutsy performance of the Beethoven Coriolan overture.”

Caleb Hudson, CSU’s new trumpet professor, joins the University Symphony Orchestra for his first concerto at the University. A member of the famed Canadian Brass, his playing is already known throughout the world!

“We are thrilled to present Caleb Hudson in his first solo appearance in Fort Collins. His performance of the Haydn trumpet concerto will be both stylish and riveting.” – Maestro Wes Kenney

About Caleb Hudson
Caleb Hudson is the newest member of the Canadian Brass, having graduated from the Juilliard School with both a Bachelor and Master of Music degree. Acclaimed by the New York Times as ‘brilliantly stylish,” Caleb made his solo debut with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2.Caleb Hudson_cla

Caleb has performed as a soloist around the world, most recently with the Israel Philharmonic in Tel Aviv. Possessing a wide range of musical styles, his experience ranges from soloing in Carnegie Hall to appearing with rock band Vampire Weekend on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Other recent solo engagements include the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Yellow Barn Festival, University of Georgia Wind Ensemble, University of Scranton, and a solo recital at the University of Georgia that was broadcast nationally on NPR’s Performance Today.

Caleb won first place at the National Trumpet Competition multiple times, and performed with pianist Vladimir Feltsman at the Aspen Music Festival, as well as the New York City Ballet, New World Symphony, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, and New York Trumpet Ensemble. An avid baroque musician, Caleb also performs with notable early music ensembles including Philharmonia Baroque, American Bach Soloists, The American Classical Orchestra, Concert Royal, and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra. He is an alumnus of Interlochen Arts Academy and Ensemble ACJW, a fellowship program of Carnegie Hall that promotes arts advocacy, community outreach, and music education.

In addition to performing in Canadian Brass all year for thousands of fans around the world, Caleb has a passion for writing music, especially for the group. His arrangements and compositions have been published and featured on two albums, Canadian Brass: Perfect Landing and Canadian Brass: Great Wall of China. In 2015, his original composition White Rose Elegy was performed as a world premiere in Lincoln Center by the Canadian Brass and New York Philharmonic Principal Brass and Percussion.

As part of an exclusive agreement between the Conn-Selmer Corporation and Canadian Brass, Caleb performs on 24-karat gold-plated Bach trumpets.

Ticket Information
Continuing this fall, 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 www.CSUArtsTickets.com. 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.