Utah State Today - University News

Utah State University Logo

ARTsySTEM: The Changing Climates of the Arts and Sciences

This exhibits showcases works of art that share a…


The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States

This exhibit showcases, for the first time, the…


Wetland Pond Walk -- Swaner EcoCenter

Come take a short wetland walk out to the frog ponds…


The Mystery of Edwin Drood: The Musical -- Lyric Repertory Company

This award-winning and wildly theatrical musical kicks…


What You Need to Know About Social Security Retirement Benefits

Interested in learning about social security retirement…

More events


Blogger Facebook Twitter You Tube RSS

'Prometheus' at Utah State University

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

graphic illustraiton for USU's concert
"Symphonies of Movement and Color: Scriabin's Prometheus," is part of a yearlong series of events at the Caine College of the Arts. The USU concert with light show is Nov. 23 at the Kent Concert Hall in the Chase Fine Arts Center on the Logan campus.

Symphonies of Movement and Color: Scriabin’s Prometheus,” is part of a yearlong series of events at the Caine College of the Arts called “Enchanted Modernities.” The Utah State University concert and light show is Nov. 23 at the Kent Concert Hall in the Chase Fine Arts Center on the Logan campus.


The concert features British composer Gustav Holst’s Hymn of Jesus and Russian composer Alexander Scriabin’s Prometheus Poem of Fire. The performance features the USU Symphony Orchestra, USU Chamber Singers and USU Chorale.


“‘Prometheus’ will be accompanied by spectacular colored lighting effects that the composer specified in his musical score, despite the fact that when the work was premiered in 1905 such effects were impossible to achieve,” said Christopher Scheer, assistant professor of music at USU.


Laura Jackson, music director of the Reno Philharmonic, will conduct the concert and is in residence at USU for the week. Anna Gawboy, assistant professor of music theory at The Ohio State University, will also be in residence. She will speak during the concert to place the Scribin piece in context before it is played.


“Dr. Gawboy’s scholarly work on ‘Prometheus’ led to the realization of the lighting effects the audience will experience at the concert,” said Scheer. “The effect is astounding.”


Marco Pasi, associate professor in history of hermetic philosophy at the University of Amerstam, will also be in residence at USU. Pasi is a network member of a Leverhulme Grant that partially funds the “Enchanted Modernities” series.


“In addition to these guests, I will also speak at the concert, contextualizing the Holst piece before it is performed,” said Scheer. “This has been the focus of much of my scholarly work.”


Tickets for the event are $10 general admission, $8 seniors and youth, $5 faculty and staff and free for USU students with valid ID. For more information and tickets, visit the CCA Box Office in room 139-B of the Chase Fine Arts Center, call 435-797-8022 or see the college’s Production Services website.


Related links:

USU Department of Music

USU Caine College of the Arts


Writer: Whitney Schulte, 435-797-9203, whitney.schulte@usu.edu

Contact: Denise Albiston, 435-797-1500, denise.albiston@usu.edu

     email icon  Email story       printer icon  Printer friendly

Send your comment or question:

We welcome your response. Your comment or question will be forwarded to the appropriate person. Please be sure to provide a valid email address so we can contact you, if needed. Your response will NOT be published online. Thank you.

NOTE: Do Not Alter These Fields, they are used to limit spam: