Friday, Jan 20, 2017, 7pm
Lonetree Center for the Arts
See rising stars in visual art, music, and theatre from the University of Northern Colorado’s College of Performing and Visual Arts. UNC alumni, friends, and prospective students are invited to join us for a special performance and a dessert reception.
Tickets include the one-hour performance and drinks and refreshments at the dessert reception to follow.Buy Tickets – 2017 UNC Showcase of the Arts
Exhibition and presentation by 2016 Southard Award Winner, Olivia Davies
Musical performance by 2016 Southard Award Winner, The Front Range Saxophone Quartet
A New York Showcase performance by outstanding Musical Theatre students Tyler Jensen, Faith Ford, and Alex Albrecht
New this year: Performances from the 2016 Arts Innovation Award winners.
Exhibition and Presentation by Olivia Davies, School of Art and Design Southard Award Winner
“Working with paint and mixed media allows me to layer emotive color and texture as if I am leaving traces of past experiences behind. Stacking imagery implies the passage of time as I am faced with the reality that recovery is a process, not an immediate change.”
Performance by the Front Range Saxophone Quartet, School of Music Southard Award Winner
The FRSQ’s repertoire ranges from Baroque transcriptions to jazz and contemporary works. Since the group’s founding in 2013, the group has been actively performing across Colorado and the West, including a performance at the North American Saxophone Alliance conference in 2016.
Performances by Top Musical Theatre Students from the School of Theatre Arts and Dance
Tyler Jensen, performing "Dancing Through Life" from Wicked
Faith Ford, performing "Don't Rain On My Parade" from Funny Girl
Alex Albrecht, performing "Bring Him Home" from Les Misérables
The All Angles Orchestra, directed by Mike Conrad
The All Angles Orchestra is a 15-piece ensemble that plays new and original music. Founded at the University of Northern Colorado by Mike Conrad, with the help of Tom Amend and Greg Weis, this group uses a unique instrumentation that forces the classical and jazz worlds to collide. The combination of orchestral woodwinds, a string quartet, a mix of brass instruments, and a jazz rhythm section allows the orchestra to produce a wide variety of amazing colors and textures, while pushing the boundaries of genre and style.
"One Heart," written and directed by Jose David Reynoza
Jose David Reynoza is a freshman musical theatre major. His original movement and spoken word piece, "One Heart," assembles 10 performers from across the School of Theatre Arts and Dance. The piece aims to promote unity when addressing violence in this country.
Our Deepest Appreciation to our 2017 Premier Season Sponsor
Official Hospital System of the Arts at UNC