Oct. 14, 2013


March 3, 2014

Issue: 82

State of the Arts 


The annual Campbell Organ Festival is coming up soon. Don't miss Principal Organist of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Richard Elliott.  


If Jazz Night at the Sky Club left you wanting more, the spring performance of Jazz Combos is the perfect fix. Find more details below about all the fantastic exhibits and events happening at the CCA. 

For information and more details, please contact the CCA Box Office at 435-797-8022 or go to arts.usu.edu. The CCA Box Office will be closed March 10-12 for spring break. 


Faculty Process & Product Exhibition

Feb. 15 - Mar. 28
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tippetts Exhibit Hall
Chase Fine Arts Center
USU Campus

USU Department of Art & Design faculty and staff present the Faculty Process & Product Exhibition. See paintings, photographs, ceramics and more created by CCA faculty. 


Senior BFA Exhibitions

Mar. 3-7
Mar. 17-21
Mar. 24-28
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Gallery 102
Chase Fine Arts Center
USU Campus

The annual spring BFA exhibition is for those students who are earning their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree to exhibit their work for other students and the public to see. There will be three separate exhibitions, each featuring 7-9 artists.


Wassermann Festival featuring Daniil Trifonov & Sergei Babayan

Mar. 6
7:30 p.m.

Performance Hall
USU Campus

The 2014 Wassermann Festival presents pianists Daniil Trifonov & Sergei Babayan in a duo piano concert featuring works of Mozart, Schubert, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninoff.

Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov rocketed to international attention in 2011. He began by winning the 13th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel-Aviv before returning home to secure first prize, the Gold Medal, and Grand Prix at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition. Sergei Babayan was the first prize winner in several major international competitions including the 1990 Robert Casadesus International Piano Competition; 1991 Hamamatsu Piano Competition; and 1992 Scottish International Piano Competition. He is also the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Gilliam Artist-in-Residence at Cleveland Institute of Music.

Jazz Combos

Mar. 19
7:30 p.m.

Performance Hall
USU Campus

Join us for the annual spring Jazz Combos concert and see what the jazz students have been working on!


Campbell Organ Festival

Mar. 19
7:30 p.m.

Kent Concert Hall
Chase Fine Arts Center
USU Campus

The Campbell Organ Festival features Richard Elliott, Principal Organist of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Elliott plays for weekly "Music and the Spoken Word" broadcasts and joins with his fellow organists in presenting daily recitals in the Salt Lake City Tabernacle. He has performed widely as an organ recitalist and has recorded on the Tabernacle organ for several record labels.

He will provide a workshop Mar. 18 at 2:30 p.m., and a masterclass Mar. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Both events are free, and also held in the Kent Concert Hall.



Presidential Lecture: Dr. Lars Peters Hansen

Utah State University alum Lars Peter Hansen, recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics, will present a free lecture, "Consequences of Uncertainty" Friday, March 7, as a speaker of the Presidential Lecture series. The lecture begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Manon Caine Russell Kathryn Caine Wanlass Performance Hall on the university campus. Everyone is invited.

Hansen was one of three Americans named a recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics. He is internationally known for his specialization in economic dynamics, using statistical methods applied to study linkages between financial markets and the macroeconomy.


"Mahler's Retuschen: The Re-Orchestration of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and its Aftermath" by Max Matzen

Max Matzen, assistant professor in the department of music, was published in the "International Trumpet Guild Journal."  The Journal is an international publication with a readership of about 7,000 people. Matzen wrote about the re-orchestration and rescoring of preexisting works by mid-nineteenth century conductors.


Box Office

The CCA Box Office is open in room 139-B of the Chase Fine Arts Center on USU's Campus.

M-F | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tickets are also available online by visiting arts.usu.edu or by calling 435.797.8022.