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November 2018

Thursday, November 1

Program Notes for "War and the Human Heart" Concert on Nov. 3

Exhibition

As part of the University's series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the American Festival Chorus will be performing a special concert, "War and the Human Heart." This program will communicate in music, words and film, what a veteran's experience is really like. Notes for all the pieces on the concert program are on display in the lobby of the Daines Concert Hall so you can learn more about the background of the music being performed. Visit http://www.americanfestivalchorus.org/performance/2018/war-and-human-heart for more details.

11/01 at 8:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info


Friday, November 2

Program Notes for "War and the Human Heart" Concert on Nov. 3

Exhibition

As part of the University's series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the American Festival Chorus will be performing a special concert, "War and the Human Heart." This program will communicate in music, words and film, what a veteran's experience is really like. Notes for all the pieces on the concert program are on display in the lobby of the Daines Concert Hall so you can learn more about the background of the music being performed. Visit http://www.americanfestivalchorus.org/performance/2018/war-and-human-heart for more details.

11/02 at 8:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info

Stephanie Rhodes Russell Master Class

Arts/Entertainment

Stephanie Rhodes Russell is a renowned opera collaborator, having served on the music staff of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, The Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera, LA Opera, San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera and Wolf Trap Opera, amongst others. She has garnered experience as a conductor, assistant conductor, prompter, chorusmaster, rehearsal pianist, diction coach and recitalist. She was selected to participate in the inaugural Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera and recently joined the Miami Summer Music Festival to conduct performances of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. As a Fulbright award recipient, Ms. Rhodes spent the 2012/13 season in Moscow specializing in Russian repertoire and pronunciation for non-native singers. She was commissioned by The Dallas Opera to transliterate Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and is currently working on a book to standardize Russian diction for singers. An alum of the Houston Grand Opera Studio and San Francisco’s Merola Opera program, she holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Utah State University in Collaborative Piano and Piano Performance.

11/02 at 1:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center | More Info

Wind Orchestra

Arts/Entertainment

The flagship concert band presents its first concert of the semester. Under the direction of Dr. Thomas P. Rohrer, the USU Wind Orchestra presents "Diversions." This performance features some of the finest new and classic wind band literature known. The program includes: "Star Above, Shine Brightly" by Brian Balmages, "Divertimento" by Leonard Bernstein, "La Fiesta Mexicana" by H. Owen Reed, "American Salute" by Morton Gould, and "Entry of the Gladiators" by Julius Fucik. Admission is free to all.

11/02 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Morgan Theatre | More Info


Saturday, November 3

Program Notes for "War and the Human Heart" Concert on Nov. 3

Exhibition

As part of the University's series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the American Festival Chorus will be performing a special concert, "War and the Human Heart." This program will communicate in music, words and film, what a veteran's experience is really like. Notes for all the pieces on the concert program are on display in the lobby of the Daines Concert Hall so you can learn more about the background of the music being performed. Visit http://www.americanfestivalchorus.org/performance/2018/war-and-human-heart for more details.

11/03 at 8:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info

Music Therapy Muses Concert

Arts/Entertainment

The word "muses" describes a person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist. Greek goddesses protected music and the arts. This annual concert highlights the music therapists' creative inspiration, combining what they know about music with what they know about their client, to create a musical road to healing. Concert goers will hear original, contemporary and classical vocal and instrumental music specifically chosen to represent the experience that a music therapist might design for a client.

11/03 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info


Sunday, November 4

Program Notes for "War and the Human Heart" Concert on Nov. 3

Exhibition

As part of the University's series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the American Festival Chorus will be performing a special concert, "War and the Human Heart." This program will communicate in music, words and film, what a veteran's experience is really like. Notes for all the pieces on the concert program are on display in the lobby of the Daines Concert Hall so you can learn more about the background of the music being performed. Visit http://www.americanfestivalchorus.org/performance/2018/war-and-human-heart for more details.

11/04 at 8:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info


Tuesday, November 6

Fry Street Quartet: Bartok Cycle with Peter Laki

Arts/Entertainment

The six string quartets by Béla Bartók were a seminal artistic achievement of the 20th century, and remain one of the great bodies of works in the history of the string quartet. Bartok revolutionized string quartet writing with these pieces, and the power, poetry, and genius of these works have inspired audiences for nearly 100 years.

The Fry Street Quartet is proud to present a rare opportunity for Utahns to experience the complete cycle of Bartók string quartets over three evenings. Noted Bartók scholar and speaker Peter Laki will offer the audience his expertise and knowledge while interacting onstage with the quartet to create an unforgettable, immersive experience with these masterpieces.

11/06 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info


Wednesday, November 7

Fry Street Quartet: Bartok Cycle with Peter Laki

Arts/Entertainment

The six string quartets by Béla Bartók were a seminal artistic achievement of the 20th century, and remain one of the great bodies of works in the history of the string quartet. Bartok revolutionized string quartet writing with these pieces, and the power, poetry, and genius of these works have inspired audiences for nearly 100 years.

The Fry Street Quartet is proud to present a rare opportunity for Utahns to experience the complete cycle of Bartók string quartets over three evenings. Noted Bartók scholar and speaker Peter Laki will offer the audience his expertise and knowledge while interacting onstage with the quartet to create an unforgettable, immersive experience with these masterpieces.

11/07 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info


Thursday, November 8

Fry Street Quartet: Bartok Cycle with Peter Laki

Arts/Entertainment

The six string quartets by Béla Bartók were a seminal artistic achievement of the 20th century, and remain one of the great bodies of works in the history of the string quartet. Bartok revolutionized string quartet writing with these pieces, and the power, poetry, and genius of these works have inspired audiences for nearly 100 years.

The Fry Street Quartet is proud to present a rare opportunity for Utahns to experience the complete cycle of Bartók string quartets over three evenings. Noted Bartók scholar and speaker Peter Laki will offer the audience his expertise and knowledge while interacting onstage with the quartet to create an unforgettable, immersive experience with these masterpieces.

11/08 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info


Monday, November 12

Percussion Ensembles

Arts/Entertainment

Hear what the USU Percussion Ensembles have been working on this semester.

11/12 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info


Tuesday, November 13

Rodell Rosel Master Class

Arts/Entertainment

The USU Department of Music is thrilled to present its three-part visiting artist and scholar series, The Singer As…, where we explore the various career paths of professional singers. The first installment, The Singer As… Performer features tenor Rodell Rosel. Rodell has sung roles at opera houses all over the country, including the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric, and LA Opera. This master class is free and open to the public.

11/13 at 12:00 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center | More Info

Caine Ensembles

Arts/Entertainment

Hear what the Caine Ensembles have been working on this semester.

11/13 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info


Wednesday, November 14

The Singer as... Performer: Rodell Rosel

Arts/Entertainment

Manila native Rodell Rosel is a guest of many major U.S. opera companies including the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Metropolitan Opera. Formerly a member of the Ryan Opera Center, Rosel studied at the University of California in Los Angeles where he sang the title role in Britten's Albert Herring and the leading roles in Mozart, Rossini and Ravel. Rosel has received a third place award from the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition and was a finalist at the Loren Zachary National Vocal Competition. He is the recipient of scholarships from the National Academy of Recording Artists and Sciences and more.

11/14 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info


Thursday, November 15

Rosana Eckert Master Class

Arts/Entertainment

Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist and renowned educator Rosana Eckert will be presenting a vocal jazz workshop on the USU Campus in room (insert room and building here) on Feb. 15. Rosana will be discussing and demonstrating the important musical elements needed to be a world-class jazz vocalist. With years of experience teaching at the University of North Texas and honing her craft, Rosana is one of the most sought after jazz educators. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from one of the best in the business.




11/15 at 12:00 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center | More Info

Utah Symphony

Arts/Entertainment

Founded in 1940, the Utah Symphony is one of America’s major symphony orchestras, known internationally for its distinctive performances and recording legacy. A leading cultural organization in the Intermountain West, the Utah Symphony has a rich history of international and domestic tours, award-winning recordings, and in-depth educational programs. Today, the orchestra’s 85 full-time professional musicians perform over 175 concerts each season.

11/15 at 8:00 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info


Friday, November 16

String Chamber Music

Arts/Entertainment

The String Chamber Music Concert showcases the students of the USU string program. Every semester, students form new chamber music projects and prepare their repertoire under the guidance of the Fry Street Quartet. A range of repertoire will be heard, including classical masterpieces by Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms as well as beloved romantic works by Schubert and Dvorak.

11/16 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Sounds of the Stadium

Arts/Entertainment

Join the Aggie Marching Band in an exciting recap of the 2018 season! The AMB will present music from all six halftime shows as well as Aggie favorites including the "USU Fight Song" and the world-famous "Scotsman." You'll feel every thunderous moment inside the Daines Concert Hall. Admission is free to all.

11/16 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info

USU Opera Theatre Presents ‘On My Way: A New Musical Theatre Cabaret’

Arts/Entertainment

Join USU Opera Theatre students as they perform songs from musicals you love and some you may never have heard of! Set at an airport gate of a canceled flight, these songs are arranged in a way that tells an original story about love, loss, and new beginnings. WARNING: Some mature themes and language. Not intended for children.

11/16 at 7:30 pm | More Info


Saturday, November 17

Cache Symphony Orchestra

Arts/Entertainment

The Cache Symphony Orchestra was created over 35 years ago as a way for community members in the Cache Valley region to make music, meet with fellow musicians, and provide another source of fine classical music to the community. The Orchestra is made up of community volunteers. It started with only a handful of musicians and has grown to a grand symphony with over 100 members. The orchestra performs on the campus of Utah State University twice a year: winter and spring. This winter's performance will feature Gustav Holst's The Planets as well as Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, Mvt 1.

11/17 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info

USU Opera Theatre Presents ‘When I Grow Up: A New Musical Theatre Cabaret’

Arts/Entertainment

Join USU Opera Theatre students as they perform songs from musicals and movies your whole family will know and love. Set in a school lunch room, these songs are arranged in a way that tells an original story about the challenges and pressure of fitting in and the knowledge that in the end our differences are what make us special. This cabaret is intended for families and children of all ages.

11/17 at 7:30 pm | More Info


Monday, November 26

Organ Recital

Arts/Entertainment

Hear what the USU organ students have been practicing this semester.

11/26 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info


Tuesday, November 27

Chamber Music Society of Logan: Weiss Kaplan Stumpf Trio

Arts/Entertainment

Combining the talents of three award-winning soloists, the Weiss Kaplan Stumpf Trio brings to each performance its distinctive fusion of authority and experience, energy, and passion. Violinist Mark Kaplan, cellist Peter Stumpf, and pianist Yael Weiss comprise an ensemble that embraces the music of the future while offering fresh insights into three centuries of masterworks. The Trio is also known for its stimulating and varied programming of the entire trio repertoire and for performance of Beethoven’s complete cycle of works for piano trio.

11/27 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info


Wednesday, November 28

Big Bands

Arts/Entertainment

Hear what the USU Big Bands have been practicing this semester.

11/28 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info


Thursday, November 29

Winter Songs

Arts/Entertainment

A Cache Valley tradition, Wintersongs 2018 will feature the combined choirs of the USU Department of Music singing favorite choral music of the season in the lush acoustics of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Don't miss the beauty of exquisite seasonal choral music, festive organ, enchanting bells and carols sung by candlelight in WINTERSONGS 2018.

11/29 at 6:00 pm | More Info

Winter Songs

Celebration/Fair/Festival

A Cache Valley tradition, Wintersongs 2018 will feature the combined choirs of the USU Department of Music singing favorite choral music of the season in the lush acoustics of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Don't miss the beauty of exquisite seasonal choral music, festive organ, enchanting bells and carols sung by candlelight in WINTERSONGS 2018.

11/29 at 8:00 pm | More Info


Friday, November 30

Stephanie Rhodes Russell Master Class

Arts/Entertainment

Stephanie Rhodes Russell is a renowned opera collaborator, having served on the music staff of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, The Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera, LA Opera, San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera and Wolf Trap Opera, amongst others. She has garnered experience as a conductor, assistant conductor, prompter, chorusmaster, rehearsal pianist, diction coach and recitalist. She was selected to participate in the inaugural Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera and recently joined the Miami Summer Music Festival to conduct performances of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. As a Fulbright award recipient, Ms. Rhodes spent the 2012/13 season in Moscow specializing in Russian repertoire and pronunciation for non-native singers. She was commissioned by The Dallas Opera to transliterate Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and is currently working on a book to standardize Russian diction for singers. An alum of the Houston Grand Opera Studio and San Francisco’s Merola Opera program, she holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Utah State University in Collaborative Piano and Piano Performance.

11/30 at 1:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center | More Info

Tri State Band Symposium: Sampler Concert

Arts/Entertainment

Tri-State sampler concert featuring USU Wind and Jazz Orchestras, Aggie Marching Band and chamber ensembles

11/30 at 8:00 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info




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