CSI Fine Arts Center

CSI Music Department Productions

During almost any given week, the halls of the CSI Fine Arts Center are alive with the sound of music. Below are some of the upcoming productions and ticket information. You can learn more about the CSI Music Department here.

DIANE BURT AND MARK NEIWIRTH IN CONCERT

October 13, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Recital Hall
Diane Burt, soprano, has ten years of teaching experience at the university level.  She enjoys teaching private voice lessons and has directed opera workshops.  Recently she directed Menotti’s “Old Maid and the Thief.”  She enjoys giving recitals.  She was the Idaho state winner of the American Mothers vocal contest in 1998.  Her operatic roles include Lucy in “The Telephone” by Menotti; Violetta in “La Traviata” by Verdi; Antonia in “The Tales of Hoffmann” by Offenbach; and Marcellina in “The Marriage of Figaro” by Mozart.  She holds degrees from Brigham Young University, Idaho State University, and a Master of Arts degree from Antioch University.  She is married to Dr. Russell Burt of Blackfoot.  Together they have five children and four grandchildren.  Diane will be accompanied by Mark Neiwirth.  Mark Neiwirth commands a notable regional reputation as piano soloist, concerto soloist, collaborative mu­sician, and teacher of young concert artists. A na­tive of Idaho, he was a student of Teala Bellini in Twin Falls and continued his ad­vanced studies with Raymond Hanson at the Hartt Col­lege of Music and with Constance Keene and Dora Zaslavsky at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where he served as Mme. Zaslavsky’s teaching assistant. He also studied with Thomas Schumacher and Aube Tzerko.  Mr. Neiwirth served as Chairman of the Piano Department at the Sun Valley School of Music for six and a half years. In 2005 he joined the faculty of Idaho State University, where he is also a founder and faculty member of the ISU Piano Institute, a one-week summer intensive for high school piano students. He is the president of Musicians West, Inc., a non-profit corpora­tion that spon­sors the Musicians West Piano Competition, a statewide event for pre-college stu­dents in May of each year, now in its tenth anniversary season.  Mr. Neiwirth is also a distinguished Steinway artist.

UNITED STATES AIRFORCE ACADEMY BAND CONCERT

October 16, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
Admission is free but a ticket is required.

MAGIC VALLEY SYMPHONY CONCERT

October 18, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
Allen Vizzutti, world-renown trumpet artist, and Filer-native Laura Vincent Vizzutti, piano, will perform a program of Vizzutti originals and arrangements with a Latin flavor.  The Symphony will open with the Shostakovich Festive Overture.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, or $5 students and are available at Everybody's Business, CSI Box Office, and at the door.

JAZZ MASTER CLASS

October 19, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Recital Hall
Jazz master class open to the public featuring saxophonist Rob Verdi, who will present a demonstration of rare and unusual saxophones.  This demonstration is also open to the public.  Admission is free.

CSI SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT

October 25, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
Admission is free, but a $5 donation to the CSI Music Department Scholarship Fund is appreciated.  

MAGIC VALLEY SYMPHONY CONCERT

This concert will feature two world premieres-- the Symphony in Five Episodes by CSI music professor, Dr. George Halsell, and Tributary, a tone poem inspired by the Snake River, by Dr. Lynette Westendorf.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, or $5 students and are available at Everybody's Business, CSI Box  Office, and at the door.

CSI SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT

December 1, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
Admission is free, but a $5 donation to the CSI Music Department Scholarship Fund is appreciated. 

CSI JAZZ ENSEMBLE FALL COCNERT

December 4, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Recital Hall
Featuring CSI’s Big Band, this jazz concert includes a variety of big band jazz arrangements from top arrangers across the country. The program will include a number of soloists and vocalists. Admission is free but donations to the CSI Music Scholarship Fund are encouraged. 

CSI CHAMBER CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT

December 5, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
A holiday production by the CSI Chamber Choir and Orchestra.  Admission is free, but a $5 donation to the CSI Music Department Scholarship Fund is appreciated.    

CSI PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE FALL CONCERT

December 11, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Recital Hall
Join us for an evening of drumming and percussion! This concert will feature traditional, modern, and original works. Admission is free, but a donation to the CSI Music Scholarship Fund is appreciated. 

MAGIC VALLEY CHORALE CHRISTMAS CONCERT

December 12, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
Information TBA.

CSI MUSIC DEPARTMENT HONORS RECITAL

December 12, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Recital Hall
Don’t miss the best of the best! This recital will feature The recital will feature outstanding CSI music students.  Admission is free, but there is a suggested donation to the CSI Music Department Scholarship Fund at the door.

MAGIC VALLEY SYMPHONY CONCERT

February 26, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
Young and exuberant violinist, Andrew Sords, will perform the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor, and the Symphony will also offer Richard Strauss' Death and Transfiguration.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, or $5 students and are available at Everybody's Business, CSI Box  Office, and at the door. 

MAGIC VALLEY SYMPHONY CONCERT

April 30, 2010 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
This concert, featuring soloists and a chorus from the community, will honor the 50th anniversary of the Dilettantes with a full concert performance of the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein hit, Carousel.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, or $5 students and are available at Everybody's Business, CSI Box  Office, and at the door.

 

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