The Classical Convergence Series, co-presented by the Colorado State University School of Music, Theatre and Dance and the Fort Collins Lincoln Center, kicks off the spring concerts at CSU when The Minguet Quartet with Andreas Klein, piano, appear on the Griffin Concert Hall stage on Thursday, Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m. The venue is located in the University Center for the Arts at 1400 Remington St.
The innovative partnership between the two organizations presents a fresh concert series that features traditional classical solo artists and chamber ensembles, while further exploring new trends in classical music.
Next week’s concert is a perfect example of how the two organizations have built on the classical concert programming of both organizations, as The Minguet Quartet is among one of the most well-received string quartets internationally, and performs at major concert venues worldwide.
The quartet focuses on the Classical and Romantic repertoires, as well as contemporary music. This season they’ve teamed up with distinguished German pianist Andreas Klein for a truly incredible performance featuring works by Gould, Bach and Chopin.
“Over the past year the partnership between the Lincoln Center and CSU allowed us to bring more artists, bigger names and a wider palette of musical styles to the community,” said Jack Rogers, general manager of the Fort Collins Lincoln Center.
In addition to performances, the series fosters artist-student interaction and community engagement opportunities. Artists on the series partner with the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, as well as schools in Poudre School District, to present lectures and master classes, providing dynamic, hands-on instruction in an informal setting.
The CSU-hosted master classes are both on Friday, Jan. 29, in the Organ Recital Hall, with strings from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and piano from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The sessions are free and open for public observation.
Tickets are on sale now at http://www.lctix.com/Minguet-Quartet-with-Andreas-Klein.