In a tropical mood? Make plans for CMU concert

The Colorado premiere of Puerto Rican composer Ernesto Cordero’s “Concertino Tropical” will be the highlight of the Colorado Mesa University Chamber Orchestra concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, in the Recital Hall of the Moss Performing Arts Center at the university, 1231 N. 12th St.

The concerto for violin and string orchestra will feature Carlos Elias as soloist and Monte Atkinson as guest conductor, according to a news release.

Elias will then conduct Edward Elgar’s “Serenade for Strings” and Leopold Mozart’s “Alphorn Concerto,” which will feature horn instructor and Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra principal horn player Diana Musselman on the alphorn.

Another concert on the university’s music schedule is a Faculty Percussion Recital with percussion professor Darin Kamstra.

Kamstra will perform a recital of duets with fellow music faculty members beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Recital Hall.

Selections will feature “Corker,” a multiple percussion and clarinet duet by Libby Larsen, to be performed with Adam Ballif; “Legal Heights,” a marimba and violin duet by David P. Jones to be performed with Elias; “Breath,” a voice and bells duet by Stuart Saunders Smith to be performed with Kathleen Ruhleder; and “Amalgamation,” a piece composed by Kamstra for trumpet and marimba that will be performed with Calvin Hofer.

Tickets for each of the concerts cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students.

Call the box office at 248-1604 for information.


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