Music, dance concerts slated for Mesa State College this week

Before breaking for the holidays, Mesa State College will offer two events for local dance and music fans.

At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, dance enthusiasts can check out Mesa State’s “Fall for Dance” concert, which is only one of two annual shows that includes the college’s dance department and outside choreographers.

A variety of dance styles, including modern, tap and ballet, will be featured. Mesa State faculty and nationally known guest choreographers, plus some student choreographers, put together the show.

The guest choreographers include Liz Vrettos of Beyond Boundaries Dance Collective and New York City choreographer Caitlyn Gray, who has created shows for Radio City Music Hall, and Patty Foster, a former member of the David Parsons Dance Company.

Tickets to the dance concert, which is in Robinson Theatre, are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $ 6 for students.

The annual Mesa State College Department of Music’s holiday concert is 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at Robinson Theatre. This year, the Mesa State College Concert Choir and Mesa State College Symphony have the shared pleasure of debuting Gwyneth Walker’s new piece, “Alpha and Omega.”

It is the second world premiere by Mesa State musicians in December.

In addition to the college’s concert choir and symphony, other college bands, choirs and small chamber groups will be featured. An audience sing-along also will be part of the holiday concert

Tickets to the holiday concert are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students.

Tickets to both shows are available at the Mesa State box office, 1100 North Ave., or by calling 248-1604.


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