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Guitar, Bass & Drum Festival

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Utah State University hosts its second annual Guitar, Bass and Drum Festival on January 17 and 18. There will be masterclasses and panel discussions throughout the day on both the 17th and 18th which are open to the public. This year the festival will showcase international, national and local talent. Thursday night’s concert showcases USU graduates Allie Harris and Megan Simper who front the band “Mama Longlegs,” along with USU adjunct faculty Nate Ostermiller who will perform with USU bass professor, Braun Kahn. Corey Christiansen will be playing trio with LA bassist, Anna Butterss, and drummer phenom Kobie Watkins (former drummer with Sonny Rollins). Friday’s concert features Mark Kroos who plays double-necked guitars and two guitars at once, Corey Christiansen’s Afro-Cuban Fusion project featuring Michael Spiro on percussion, Colin Douglas on drums and David Belove on bass, and national touring group The New West Guitar Trio. If you love guitar music both nights will be “do not miss” nights for you.

1/17 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Guitar, Bass & Drum Festival

Arts/Entertainment

Utah State University hosts its second annual Guitar, Bass and Drum Festival on January 17 and 18. There will be masterclasses and panel discussions throughout the day on both the 17th and 18th which are open to the public. This year the festival will showcase international, national and local talent. Thursday night’s concert showcases USU graduates Allie Harris and Megan Simper who front the band “Mama Longlegs,” along with USU adjunct faculty Nate Ostermiller who will perform with USU bass professor, Braun Kahn. Corey Christiansen will be playing trio with LA bassist, Anna Butterss, and drummer phenom Kobie Watkins (former drummer with Sonny Rollins). Friday’s concert features Mark Kroos who plays double-necked guitars and two guitars at once, Corey Christiansen’s Afro-Cuban Fusion project featuring Michael Spiro on percussion, Colin Douglas on drums and David Belove on bass, and national touring group The New West Guitar Trio. If you love guitar music both nights will be “do not miss” nights for you.

1/18 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Chamber Music Society of Logan: Sympatico Percussion

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Sympatico Percussion Group creates programs with entertainment and intrigue, virtuosity and poignancy, and appealing melodies and vibrant rhythms from around the world. Its diverse and eclectic repertoire includes rudimental drumming, ragtime xylophone, pop transcriptions, and wonderfully uncategorized original compositions that embrace global steams of contemporary musical styles. Enthusiastic audiences exclaim that Sympatico concerts are ''beyond imagination…absolutely engaging'' Sympatico has performed at several Percussive Arts Society events and for university, community, and festival concerts series.

1/22 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info

Music Scholars Series

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Linda Phyllis Austern is a specialist in sixteenth-, seventeenth-, and early eighteenth-century musical-cultural relations; music in the early modern English theater; gender and sexuality studies; Shakespeare and music; and music as related to the visual arts. Her books include Music in English Children's Drama of the Later Renaissance (1994); Music, Sensation, and Sensuality (edited 2002); Music of the Sirens (edited with Inna Naroditskaya 2006); Psalms in the Early Modern World (co-edited 2011); and Beyond Boundaries: Re-Thinking Music Circulation in Early Modern England (co-edited 2017).

1/25 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Family Life Building | More Info

Claire Chenette, oboe: Contemporary Craft and Culture

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Claire Chenette, oboe: Contemporary Craft and Culture

1/31 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Family Life Building | More Info

Monster Concert

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With 10 pianos, 1 friendly monster, and over 150 USU Youth Conservatory and community students and teachers making music together, this interactive and kid-friendly concert experience is one you won't want to miss! All ages are welcome. We can't wait to see you there!

2/02 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info

Fry Street & Friends featuring violist Roger Chase

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World-renowned British violist Roger Chase will perform virtuoso works for the viola, and join the FSQ for the masterful G Major String Quintet by Johannes Brahms.

2/06 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Sing!

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Attend the annual spring choral concert!

2/13 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Jazz Night at Elite Hall

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Dance the night away at Elite Hall at 83 West Main Street in Hyrum, Utah with live big bands, dinner catered by Firehouse Pizzeria, and dance instruction from the USU Big Band Swing Club! Jazz Night at Elite Hall features the USU Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble directed by Max Matzen and Greg Wheeler. Free dance instruction provided by the USU Big Band Swing Club every night one hour prior to the event at 6:00 p.m.

2/14 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm | More Info

Jazz Night at Elite Hall

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Dance the night away at Elite Hall at 83 West Main Street in Hyrum, Utah with live big bands, dinner catered by Firehouse Pizzeria, and dance instruction from the USU Big Band Swing Club! Jazz Night at Elite Hall features the USU Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble directed by Max Matzen and Greg Wheeler. Free dance instruction provided by the USU Big Band Swing Club every night one hour prior to the event at 6:00 p.m.

2/15 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm | More Info

Jazz Night at Elite Hall

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Dance the night away at Elite Hall at 83 West Main Street in Hyrum, Utah with live big bands, dinner catered by Firehouse Pizzeria, and dance instruction from the USU Big Band Swing Club! Jazz Night at Elite Hall features the USU Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble directed by Max Matzen and Greg Wheeler. Free dance instruction provided by the USU Big Band Swing Club every night one hour prior to the event at 6:00 p.m.

2/16 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm | More Info

Chamber Music Society of Logan: Danish String Quartet

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The Danish String Quartet performs with high technical and musical quality, incorporating the joy of playing. The powerful impact the Quartet makes on stage and its fresh approach to familiar repertoire have become its trademarks and reasons the Quartet has won multiple competitions in Europe and the USA. The three Danes met as pre-teens at a summer music camp, and they and one Norwegian cellist have been playing together for a decade. In addition to the classical chamber repertoire, they play and compose Scandinavian folk music.

2/19 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Wind Orchestra

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The Wind Orchestra, the "flagship ensemble" of the USU Bands, is a 45-member ensemble of the finest wind and percussion players in the school. Conducted by Director of Bands Thomas P. Rohrer, it plays the finest in contemporary wind music as well as time-tested standards from the band repertoire. The Wind Orchestra performs three concerts each semester, and entrance is gained to the ensemble by audition at the outset of each semester. The ensemble has performed at the Utah Music Educators Convention and the College Band Directors National Association Western Division Conference.

2/22 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info

Wassermann Festival: Dang Thai Son

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An outstanding international musician of our time, Vietnamese - Canadian pianist Dang Thai Son was propelled to the forefront of the musical world in October 1980, when he was awarded the First Prize and Gold Medal at the Xth International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. It was also the first time that a top international competition was won by an Asian pianist.

2/23 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Piano Faculty Duo Recital

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The American Piano Duo, Jeffrey Shumway and Del Parkinson, with special guest percussionists Matt Coleman and Darren Bastian, perform works from Gene Koshinski, Maurice Ravel, Luke Styles, Bela Bartok and more.

2/25 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Symphonic Band Concert

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Hear what the USU Symphonic Band is working on this semester.

2/28 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | More Info

Logan Canyon Winds

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Uintah Basin Orchestra and Chorus, Dr James M Bankhead, Artistic Director with Logan Canyon Winds Mozart Sinfonia Concertante K. 297b Concertpiece No. 2 for clarinet, basset horn, and orchestra. Kerri Davis, clarinet; Nicholas Morrison, basset horn

3/02 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm | More Info

Logan Canyon Winds

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Uintah Basin Orchestra and Chorus, Dr James M Bankhead, Artistic Director with Logan Canyon Winds Mozart Sinfonia Concertante K. 297b Concertpiece No. 2 for clarinet, basset horn, and orchestra. Kerri Davis, clarinet; Nicholas Morrison, basset horn

3/02 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | More Info

Fry Street Quartet with guest pianist Frank Weinstock

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The Fry Street Quartet will perform the sublime Quartettsatz by Franz Schubert and Benjamin Britten’s final composition - his Quartet No. 3. The FSQ will then be joined by pianist Frank Weinstock from the University of Utah for the epic Piano Quintet by Edward Elgar.

3/05 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Campbell Organ Festival

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Celebrate organ music with the brand new organ in the Daines Concert Hall.

3/08 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info

The Singer As...Scientist Master Class

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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 second installment, The Singer As… Scientist features internationally recognized voice teacher Dr. Scott McCoy. Dr. McCoy teaches at The Ohio State where he is Voice Area Head and also director of the Helen Swank Voice Lab. Dr. McCoy is also author of the pedagogy textbook Your Voice: An Inside View. This master class is free and open to the public.

3/19 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

The Singer As...Scientist Recital

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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 second installment, The Singer As… Scientist features internationally recognized voice teacher Dr. Scott McCoy. Dr. McCoy teaches at The Ohio State where he is Voice Area Head and also director of the Helen Swank Voice Lab. Dr. McCoy is also author of the pedagogy textbook Your Voice: An Inside View. This recital is the culmination of a residency of Dr. McCoy during which he works with USU voice students in a variety ways.

3/20 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Chamber Music Society of Logan: Minetti String Quartet

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The Minetti Quartett is a rising star of classical chamber music with a focus on Schubert, Haydn, Mendelssohn and Beethoven, along with music of the 20th century. These four Austrian musicians have performed at concert halls throughout Europe and at chamber music festivals all over the world. For its 15th anniversary, the Quartett began its own cycle of concerts at Vienna’s newest venue, the MuTh concert hall. They will continue this successful series through the 2018/19 season. A newly recorded CD with 20th century music and concert tours in Europe and America further highlight this season.

3/21 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Music Scholars Series with Dr. Roland John Wiley

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Dr. Roland John Wiley is an American musicologist, instructor and consultant whose main area of focus is on 19th century Russian music and ballet. He has written a biography and critical study on the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and contributed the entry on the composer in the 2001 edition of the "New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians." His current project is a study of choreographer Marius Petipa.

3/22 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Family Life Building | More Info

USU Pipe Band

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Join the USU Pipe Band for an unforgettable concert!

3/22 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Mahler's Third Symphony

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Special guests Tamara Mumford and Christoph Campestrini perform Mahler's Third Symphony with the USU Symphony Orchestra.

3/23 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info

Jazz Kicks

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Hear what the USU Jazz Kicks Band has been working on this semester!

3/26 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Jazz Combos

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Concert featuring USU student jazz combos, directed by Professors Corey Christiansen, Max Matzen, Braun Khan, and graduate assistant Parker Speirs. The combos will be performing sets comprised of well-known jazz standards and original compositions and arrangements. Jazz combos allow students to develop the skills of improvisation and musical interaction within a small group format.

3/27 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Bach, Beethoven & Britten with Rainier Eudeikis and Jason Hardink

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Utah Symphony Principal Cellist Rainer Eudeikis makes his solo debut in Logan with a program that includes the rarely heard Sonata for Cello and Piano by Benjamin Britten. Joining him is the remarkable Jason Hardink, Principal Keyboard with the Utah Symphony, and a favorite with Logan audiences.

4/01 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Percussion Ensembles

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

4/08 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info

Caine Ensembles

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

4/09 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Brass Happenings

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Hear what the brass ensembles have been working on this semester.

4/11 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Music Scholars Series: Brad Osborn

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Brad Osborn is a assistant professor of music theory at the University of Kansas. He is the author of "Everything in its Right Place: Analyzing Radiohead." Adapting a psychology-based approach known as ecological perception, the book demonstrates how Radiohead's music means what it does to listeners with varying degrees of prior experiences in common practice tonal music and post-millennial rock music is published in top theoretical journals and he has spoken at conferences internationally. He writes and records under the moniker D'Archipelago, a "band" composed entirely of him overdubbing all of the vocal and instrumental tracks.

4/12 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Family Life Building | More Info

String Chamber Music Recital

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The students of the USU String Program take the stage with masterworks of chamber music, featuring the music of Dvorak, Mendelssohn, and Beethoven, and a world premiere by USU Alumnnus composer Stephen Mitton.

4/12 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Guitar Ensembles

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Celebrate Tax Day with the USU guitar ensembles on April 15. The guitar ensembles have been a part of the USU music department fabric for almost 40 years and are known for delivering a night of eclectic music. The guitar naturally transcends genre and the SUU guitar ensembles aim to showcase the versatility of the instrument. Everything from jazz to rock, classical to folk music can be heard performed by both the electric and acoustic guitar ensembles.

4/15 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Symphonic Band Concert

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Hear what the Symphonic Band has been working on this semester.

4/16 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info

Big Bands

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Hear what the USU Big Bands have been working on this semester.

4/17 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Cache Wind Symphony & USU Chamber Ensembles

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TBA

4/22 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info

Spring Choral Concert

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4/23 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Concerto Evening

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TBA

4/24 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info

Wind Orchestra

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TBA

4/26 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info



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