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.

CSI Piano Celebration presents DR. KARALI HUNTER

October 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
Idaho native Dr. Karali Hunter is an award-winning pianist and pedagogue based in Phoenix, AZ. Hunter's reputation as a dynamic, sensitive, and passionate performer has led to solo and chamber performances across the country and internationally. Dr. Hunter made her Carnegie Hall debut performance in 2011 after winning first prize in the American Protege Piano and Strings Competition. She most recently performed Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with the Symphony of the Southwest (2018) and West Valley Symphony (2019). An active performer, Dr. Hunter is a Founding Artist of the chamber group, Salonnieres, performing regularly throughout Arizona and the western United States. General Admission Tickets: Adults - $10 / Seniors $8 / Students $6. Contact Sue Miller at smiller@csi.edu for more information or tickets.

CSI Theater, Music, and Dance Department present LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL

November 6 - 9 at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee in the CSI Fine Arts Theater
A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances - this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal! This is a special production featuring the triple whammy of the CSI Theater, Music, and Dance Departments. Tickets: $10/adults or $5/seniors or students. Tickets available at tickets.csi.edu or at the CSI Box Office.

Magic Valley Symphony presents A HOLIDAY PRELUDE

November 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
With a new work by Caleb Collins. More info TBA. Tickets are $10/adults, $8/seniors, or $6/students and are available at Kurt's Pharmacy, Sav-Mor Drug, Dunkley Music, Desert Book, and the CSI Fine Arts Center.

CSI SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT

December 3 at 7 :30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
Information TBA. Admission is free but donations to the CSI Music Scholarship Fund are always appreciated.

CSI CHORAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT

December 5 at 7 :30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
Information TBA. Admission is free but donations to the CSI Music Scholarship Fund are always appreciated.

CSI MUSIC DEPARTMENT HONORS RECITAL

December 6 at 2 p.m. Location TBA.
Information TBA

CSI Piano Celebration presents KIMBERLEE DODDS DRAY, VIOLIN AND PETER FANOVIC, PIANO

January 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
West Coast violinist Kimberlee Dray meets Slovakian pianist Peter Fancovic in New York City to rehearse. The duo truly represents the fusion of East and West, characterizing their program spanning Prokofiev to Gershwin. While Peter earned his Master's of Music in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, Kimberlee studied under famed Soviet violinist Nina Beilina. The merging of cultures informs their collaboration, making this recital of Soviet and American repertoire a particularly rewarding adventure as evidence of the power of music to unite cultures and people. An active recitalist, Kimberlee has performed across the United States and Peter is a much sought after soloist and collaborator, having performed in venues such as Concertgebouw, with Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Cuba and many others. General Admission Tickets: Adults - $10 / Seniors $8 / Students $6. Contact Sue Miller at smiller@csi.edu for more information or tickets.

Magic Valley Symphony presents GUEST CONDUCTOR/PERCUSSION SOLOIST DAVID EYLER

February 21 at 7:30 in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
More info TBA. Tickets are $10/adults, $8/seniors, or $6/students and are available at Kurt's Pharmacy, Sav-Mor Drug, Dunkley Music, Desert Book, and the CSI Fine Arts Center.

CSI Piano Celebration presents KOBIE WATKINS GROUPTET

April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
Jazz drummer, world-renowned performer and Origin Records artist Kobie Watkins is a Chicago native and has toured and recorded as a drummer with a number of noteworthy musicians such as Sonny Rollins, Bobby Broom, Kurt Elling, Branford Marsalis, Joe Lovano, and Ryan Cohen. Bassist Aaron Miller is a Twin Falls native and Professor of Music at BYU-Idaho. Aaron is an accomplished musician whose broad experience in many styles defines his double bass playing: jazz and classical, contemporary and popular, chamber and solo. He performs with an energy and enthusiasm that is palpable. Justin Nielsen, pianist, resides in Boise where he composes, teaches, records, and performs. "Justin Nielsen pretty much burns the house down." John Mcneil. Praised for the "breathtaking singing quality of his sound, tremendous instrumental skill, and outstanding creativity" by jazz icon, John McNeil, Ryan Nielsen is recognized as a musician whose lyricism is profound, whose versatility is rare, and whose artistry grows out of a love of groove, spirit, and beautiful melody. He grew up in a musical home in rural Idaho and is on the music faculty at BYU-Idaho. Jonathan Armstrong, saxophonist, is a fiercely creative musician, composer and educator living in Pocatello, ID where he serves as the Director of Jazz Studies at Idaho State University. General Admission Tickets: Adults - $10 / Seniors $8 / Students $6. Contact Sue Miller at smiller@csi.edu for more information or tickets.

Magic Valley Symphony presents THE ANNIVERSARY EXTRAVAGANZA

April 24 at 7:30 in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
With Allen & Laura Vincent Vizzutti and the Magic Valley Chorale. More info TBA. Tickets are $10/adults, $8/seniors, or $6/students and are available at Kurt's Pharmacy, Sav-Mor Drug, Dunkley Music, Desert Book, and the CSI Fine Arts Center.

CSI SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT

May 5 at 7 :30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
Information TBA. Admission is free but donations to the CSI Music Scholarship Fund are always appreciated.

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