Virtuoso Concert Series features cello, organ and oboe

photo of Barbara Thiem
Barbara Thiem

The music program at Colorado State University will present a cello/organ program and hidden treasures from the oboe during two Virtuoso Concert Series performances this month and next.

The performances, on Jan. 26 and Feb. 3, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Organ Recital Hall of the University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St.

Tickets are $7 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 Youth tickets must be purchased in person at the Ticket Office. Advance purchase is recommended to avoid at-the-door fees.

The performances feature CSU faculty Barbara Thiem, cello, with Joel Bacon, organ; and CSU faculty member Gary Moody, oboe.

Virtuoso Series Concert
Barbara Thiem, Cello & Joel Bacon, Organ
Monday, January 26
Having enjoyed successful collaborations in the past, Professors Thiem and Bacon present another program of cello and organ music through the centuries. Many pieces are written for this combination, but there will also be some transcriptions.

photo of Gary Moody
Gary Moody

Virtuoso Series Concert
Digging through the Filing Cabinet (The Search for Hidden Treasures)
Gary Moody, Oboe
Tuesday, February 3
Moody says, “My mother would have asked, ‘Why are you buying more music when you haven’t played the music you have?’ A very good question, so for this recital, I went digging through my filing cabinet to find music I owned but had never actually played. In addition to finding many mis-filed, I found a number of treasures tucked away, waiting patiently to be performed. Which ones will finally see the light of day? Join us to find out.”

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