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ISU’s College of Arts and Letters announces September events

September 5, 2017

Three symphony volinists playing
Symphony strings at play.

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s College of Arts and Letters will present six concerts and art exhibits during the month of September. For more information on these events, contact Melissa Lee at bohnmeli@isu.edu or (208) 282-1404.

Music Events:

• Sept. 14: Music Faculty Vocal Chamber Series – 7:30 p.m., Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center

Details: Idaho State University’s Department of Music will perform the works of Howard Boatwright, Dominick Argento and Heitor Villa-Lobos. Music faculty members include Diana Livingston Friedley, soprano, Hyeri Choi, violin, Eleanor Cox, cello, Kori Bond, piano, and Shandra Helman, b-flat and bass clarinet. Other guests include Emma Rubenstein, violin and concertmaster for the Idaho Falls Symphony, and Kathryn Chojnacki, viola, string educator for Pocatello High Schools. The Pocacellos, an ensemble made of community members and members of the Idaho State-Civic Symphony, will also perform. 

Tickets: $10 general, $7 ISU faculty & staff, $5 precollege students, free to ISU students. Tickets available at ISU Box Office (208) 282-3595.

Sept. 22: Idaho State-Civic Symphony, Saint-Saens Organ Symphony No. 3 “Organ Symphony” – 7:30 p.m., Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center

Details: The Idaho State-Civic Symphony’s first concert of the season is constructed around Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3 “Organ Symphony” which is an expression of memorable and powerful melodies. The Symphony will also play Glinka’s “Ruslan and Ludmila Overture” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Capriccio Espagnol.”

There will be a Tailgate with the Symphony at 5 p.m. in the SPAC parking lot. Bring your own food and beverages, and get to know your fellow Symphony patrons. If you’d rather not cook, tailgate dinners are available for $17. More information is available at thesymphony.us.

Tickets: Tickets are available at isu.edu/tickets or (208) 282-3595.

 Art Exhibits:


Sept. 6: Art Reception for student Tessa Fielding – Eli M. Oboler LibrarySept. 6: Art Reception for student Tessa Fielding – Eli M. Oboler Library

Details: The display includes Fielding's printmaking pieces including solarplate, etching, silkscreen and drypoint, as well as watercolor and ink. Her works will be on display until Sept. 30. Free

• Sept. 20 to Oct. 5: Art Faculty Exhibition – John B. Davis Gallery in the Fine Arts Building

Details: The exhibit will feature the work of faculty members in the Department of Art. Davis Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday noon to 6 p.m. Free

Other Events

• Sept. 7-9, 11, 14-16 and 18: “Yankee Tavern” – 7 p.m., The College Market (604 S. 8th Ave)

Details: The play as described by the Milwaukee Repertory Theater: "A fascinating and funny new play set in a dusty old New York City bar. Here a charismatically cantankerous regular argues with talk-radio hosts and anyone else nearby on the wildest of government conspiracy theories. The young man behind the bar satirically derails his rants while his fiancée addresses invitations for the wedding. Then a stranger walks in and orders a beer for himself and his invisible buddy, setting off a topsy-turvy thriller that grips you until the very last word. It’s an Alfred Hitchcock meets Oliver Stone edge-of-your-seat thriller."

All proceeds from “Yankee Tavern” will benefit the Price L. Worrell Endowment, which supports ISU students who have experienced hardship.

Tickets: $15 general admission. For tickets call (208) 380-0355 or purchase at the door.



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