Music Program Concerts and Events

Events

Music Program Concerts and Events

The UCCS Music Program presents over 30 dynamic events each season: concerts, guest artists, masterclasses and workshops. The First Fridays Seminar is a monthly forum dedicated to building an engaged culture of lifelong musicianship through the presentation of research, performance and pedagogical practice by visiting artists, faculty and students.  Student recitals showcase the musical breadth and interdisciplinary depth of our program. And the Peak FreQuency series presents work by our award-winning faculty as well as invited guests from the international music world. Our events are open to all students and community members of the Pikes Peak region - come join us!
 

TICKETING INFO

First Fridays
Free and open to the public.

Student Recitals
Free and open to the public. Visit the Ent Center for the Arts ticketing page to reserve tickets.

Student Ensembles
Free and open to the public. Visit the Ent Center for the Arts ticketing page to reserve tickets.

Peak FreQuency Concerts
UCCS students and VAPA faculty & staff receive free admission. Contact the Ent Center Box Office at tickets@uccs.edu or 719-255-8181 to receive your complimentary ticket. General admission is $10. Seniors and military are $8. Visit the Ent Center for the Arts ticketing page to purchase tickets.

Lectures and Masterclasses
Free and open to the public.

 

First Fridays


First Fridays: Music Student Advising
October 7, 2022
12:15pm-1:15pm
This will be an opportunity for students to have one on one advising sessions with faculty members.


First Fridays: Composer Yvonne Wu
November 4, 2022 
12:15pm-1:15pm
New to our composition faculty, Yvonne will present her own works and discuss her compositional methods.


First Fridays: Pianist Amy Williams
December 2, 2022
12:15pm-1:15pm

Recitals and Concerts


For information on specific events or to purchase tickets visit the Music Program Events page at the Ent Center for the Arts.


Peak FreQuency Presents: Marisa Sardo, guitar
Thursday, September 8, 2022
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall
7:30pm-9pm
Join us for evening of romantic and romantic-inspired music presented by one of today's most exciting young artists. Marisa Sardo will perform repertoire by Fernando Sor, William Walton, J.K. Mertz, and more.


Peak FreQuency Presents: Sam Newsome Trio
Friday, September 30, 2022
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall
7:30pm-9pm
This trio of soprano saxophonist, Sam Newsome (New York, NY); bassist, Matt Smiley (Denver, CO); and drummer/percussionist, Ron Coulter (Casper, WY), operates in the area of Creative Music, otherwise termed free jazz, and/or free improvisation.  Their music is created in real-time, without planning or discussion; it is self-organizing music.  It draws on the broad musical influences/histories/experiences of each player.  Their music is spontaneous, unpredictable, and endlessly engaging.  The group started working together just before the 2020 COVID lockdown and they released their first recording, Free Wyoming, later that year.


Peak FreQuency Presents: Pianist Steve Drury
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall
7:30pm-9pm
Music by Charles Ives, Frederic Rzewski and Louis Karchin. Steve Drury has given performances throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America, soloing with orchestras from San Diego to Bucharest. A prize winner in several competitions, including the Concert Artists Guild, Affiliate Artists, and Carnegie Hall/Rockefeller competitions, his repertoire stretches from Bach, Mozart, and Liszt to the music of today.


Senior Recital: Conor Bourgal, composition
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall
7:30pm-9pm


Senior Recital: Anneliese Soller, voice
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall
7:30pm-9pm


University Choir
Directed by Solveig Olsen
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall
7:30pm-9pm


Symphony 21: UCCS Symphony Orchestra
Directed by Glen Whitehead
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall
7:30pm-9pm


Mindbender Ensemble
Directed by Jon Forshee
Sunday, November 20, 2022
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall
7:30pm-9pm


UCCS Chamber Music Ensemble
Directed by Martha Muehleisen
Monday, November 28, 2022
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall
7:30pm-9pm


World Music Ensemble
Directed by Haleh Abghari and Staci Toma
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall
7:30pm-9pm


Brass Ensemble
Directed by Jon Forshee
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall
7:30pm-9pm


Peak FreQuency Presents: Amy Williams, piano
Friday, December 2, 2022
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall
7:30pm-9pm
Amy Williams is a composer of music that is “simultaneously demanding, rewarding and fascinating” (Buffalo News), “fresh, daring and incisive” (Fanfare). Her compositions have been presented at renowned contemporary music venues on four continents by many of the leading contemporary music soloists and ensembles, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JACK Quartet, Orpheus, Dal Niente, Wet Ink, Talujon, International Contemporary Ensemble, and pianist Ursula Oppens. Her pieces appear on the Albany, Parma, VDM (Italy), Blue Griffin, Centaur and New Ariel labels. As a member of the Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo, Ms. Williams has performed at important new music festivals and series worldwide and recorded six critically-acclaimed CDs for Wergo (works of Nancarrow, Stravinsky, Varèse/Feldman and Kurtág). 


Jazz Ensemble
Directed by Glen Whitehead
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Shockley-Zalabak Theater
7:30pm-9pm
Join the UCCS Jazz combos and big band as we present a rich variety of jazz from the past century—from classics by Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, and Duke Ellington; to master soloists Miles Davis and Wayne Shorter; to contemporary artist Kamasi Washington, this concert will have you dancing in your seat!


Symphony 21: UCCS Symphony Orchestra
Directed by Glen Whitehead
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Shockley-Zalabak Theater
7:30pm-9pm


Senior Recital: Emiliano Gomez, composition
Sunday, December 8, 2022
TBD
7:30pm-9pm


Junior Recital: Steven Vertucci, voice; Jonah Butterfield, composition
Friday, December 9, 2022
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall
7:30pm-9pm


Senior Recital: Jeremy Arallano, composition
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Margot Lane 
7:30pm-9pm

Lectures and Masterclasses


Sam Newsome Masterclass
Friday, September 30, 2022
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall
3pm-4pm