Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun
Cellist and assistant professor Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun will present a joint concert with pianist Arthur Houle, professor of music, on April 9.


Coming soon from the Colorado Mesa University Department of Music

Opera class presenting free opera scenes concerts

Colorado Mesa University vocal music majors will present two free Opera Scenes concerts in the Love Recital Hall. Music Professor Jack Delmore and lecturer Graham Anduri will direct the April 1 and 2 performances, which begin at 7:30pm. Music lecturers Stefanie Anduri and Kelly Anderson will be featured as guest soloists. Kathryn Mientka and Autumn Nicks will accompany on piano.

The program will feature arias, duets and ensemble work from well-known operas such as La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini, The Magic Flute and The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart, and from musicals such as Showboat and West Side Story. The pieces will be partially staged and costumed, with costuming by professor emeritus Heather Waggoner.

Spring student ensemble concert features world premiere performance

Colorado Mesa University’s student ensembles, percussion Ensemble and Jazz Combo, will soon present their annual spring concert in in the Moss Performing Arts Center’s Love Recital Hall. The April 8 performance, which begins at 7:30pm, will feature the world premiere of “Song of Singing Steel” by percussion performance major Mark d’Ambrosio. It is the first-ever piece written for percussion ensemble and handpan drum.

The Jazz Combo — under the direction of Jonathan Hinkle, assistant professor of music — will play tunes by Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk, John Coltrane and Neal Hefti.

The Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Darin Kamstra, will perform several works with a Brazilian connection. Two pieces are by Brazilian composers — “Concerto for Marimba” by Ney Rosauro and “Cores Norte/Sul” by Ricardo Souza. They will also play a traditional street samba.

Cello and piano faculty to perform this spring

Assistant Professor of Music Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun and Music Professor Arthur Houle will present a joint concert featuring cello and piano arrangements next month.

The April 9 concert in the Love Recital Hall includes arrangements by Robert Schumann, Peter Tchaikovsky, Johannes Brahms and Marjorie Burgess. Houle arranged several of the pieces that will be performed. Assistant Professor of Music Alejandro Gómez Guillén will join Houle and Yun on violin for “Nocturn in D Minor” by Tchaikovsky. The performance begins at 7:30pm.

Tickets for each concert featured in this article are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students and are available at the CMU Box Office by calling 970.248.1604.

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