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January 2019

Monday, January 14

Opera Aria Competition Finals

Arts/Entertainment

USU Opera Theatre students compete for a panel of nationally recognized judges for scholarship funds. These freshmen, sophomore, and junior voice student have advanced to the final round and will present their arias in a concert setting. Awards will be given to the judges’ selection but also to the audience favorite, so come and cheer on these incredible singers!

1/14 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info


Tuesday, January 15

The Singer As...Teacher 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 second installment, The Singer As… teacher features internationally recognized voice teacher Dr. Robin Rice. Dr. Rice teaches at the prestigious Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and is the author of the book Great Teachers on Great Singing. This master class is free and open to the public.

1/15 at 12:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info


Wednesday, January 16

The Singer As...Teacher Recital

Arts/Entertainment

The Singer As… Teacher: Recital of Robin Rice, baritone and Ryan Behan, piano
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… Teacher features internationally recognized voice teacher Dr. Robin Rice. Dr. Rice teaches at the prestigious Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and is the author of the book Great Teachers on Great Singing. Dr. Rice will be assisted in this performance by noted solo and collaborative pianist, Dr. Ryan Behan. This recital is the culmination of a residency of Dr. Rice and Dr. Behan during which they work with USU voice students in a variety ways.

1/16 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info


Thursday, January 17

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.

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


Friday, January 18

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


Tuesday, January 22

Chamber Music Society of Logan: Sympatico Percussion

Arts/Entertainment

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


Friday, January 25

Music Scholars Series

Arts/Entertainment

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 at 5:00 pm | Family Life Building | More Info


Thursday, January 31

Claire Chenette, oboe: Contemporary Craft and Culture

Arts/Entertainment

Claire Chenette, oboe: Contemporary Craft and Culture

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




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