New ‘Music in the Museum’ concert series on tap

Story by Jennifer Clary

The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art presents “Music in the Museum,” a new series exploring the cross-fertilization between music and the visual arts. The series features performances by CSU Music faculty and brief historic background given by faculty from the Department of Art and Art History and the School of Music, Theatre and Dance.

Why do we so often separate and differentiate visual and performing arts? In this series music is performed against the backdrop of works of art ranging from Renaissance and Baroque paintings and sculpture to expressions by contemporary artists from around the globe. We invite you to holistically absorb the power of music and the visual arts and the relationships between them through these unique presentations.

The concerts are free, but registration is required due to limited seating.

The concert series

Spring 2017 Concert #1
Tuesday, Feb. 7, noon and 6 p.m.
Hartford-Standstad: Approaching Nature Gallery

CSU flute Associate Professor Michelle Stanley – with John Seesholtz, baritone; Jeff LaQuatra, guitar; and Tim Burns, piano – performs pieces referencing the works in the gallery with background provided by art historian Dave Riep and music historian Dawn Grapes.

Spring 2017 Concert #2
Tuesday, March 7, noon and 6 p.m.
The Griffin Foundation Gallery

In conjunction with the Identity/Perspectives Exhibition, this concert features baritone John Seesholtz, joined by other CSU faculty artists. Background on the exhibition will be given by art historian Emily Moore.

Spring 2017 Concert #3
Tuesday, April 18, noon and 6 p.m.
Hartford-Standstad: Dialogues with Power Gallery

Joel Bacon, Stewart and Sheron Golden Chair of Organ and Liturgical Studies, offers an all-Bach harpsichord recital with background on the works of art given by art historian Eleanor Moseman and music historian Angela Christian.

Museum hours

10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday
University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St., Fort Collins, CO 80523
Phone (970) 491-1989 | Fax (970) 492-4027
Closed all University holidays and fall, winter and spring breaks. More information is available online.