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.
March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
Tickets are available at the box office before the show. Seating is open and we accept cash or check only. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or tickets.
March 12 at 7:30 in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
The United States Navy Concert Band, the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy, presents a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire. As the original ensemble of the Navy Band, the Concert Band has been performing public concerts and participating in high-profile events for more than 95 years. Collaboration with celebrities has become a hallmark for the Concert Band. The band was featured with Arthur Godfrey of NBC radio fame in 1927. Gene Kelly was guest star for the first episode of "The Navy Hour" radio program in 1945, which the band produced for an astounding 23 years. More recently, the band featured guest artists Tony Curtis and Gregory Peck. In 2002, the band was filmed performing "America the Beautiful;" the performance was broadcast by the NFL prior to each game during opening week. In addition to national concert tours and an extensive local concert season, the Concert Band has been featured internationally at military tattoos and festivals in Oslo, Norway, Stockholm and Quebec City, Canada. In 1996, the band was honored to participate in the 300th Anniversary of the Russian Fleet in St. Petersburg, Russia, and in the Baltic International Festival of the Fleets in Kaliningrad, Russia. Recognized as one of the finest wind ensembles in the world, the Concert Band is in constant demand by the nation's foremost musical education organizations, such as the American Bandmasters Association and The Midwest Clinic. This event will be free.