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Back by popular demand, the Miller-Bangerter Piano Duo featuring CSI Professor Sue Miller and local pianist Allison Bangerter returns  with an exciting program sampling a variety of musical styles – including Classical, Pop, and Jazz.  Visit some familiar classical favorites like Rachmaninoff’s "18th Variation on a Theme by Paganini" made popular by the movie Somewhere in Time and the haunting "Prelude in C-Sharp Minor." Immerse yourself in the poignant harmonies of Brahm's "Haydn Variations" then dance away into the sunset with a pyrotechnical arrangement of Disney waltzes from Mary Poppins, Snow White and Beauty and the Beast.  But be forewarned – this is not your mother’s Disney.  Then get down with your inner kool kat at the Magic Valley premiere of jazz composer Claude Bolling’s "Sonata no. 1."  BYU-Idaho String Bass Professor Aaron Miller and CSI percussion Instructor Scott Farkas will join the 2 pianists on stage for some jazz music sure to get your toes tapping. This concert is bound to please any listener with a wide range of musical tastes.

7:30 pm
CSI Fine Arts Auditorium Twin Falls, ID

Creole Choir of Cuba

Prepare to be blown away: hear the passionate melodies, wild harmonies and richly textured arrangements of these ten inspiring vocalists and you will know this is something new from Cuba, the most original vocal sound to come out of the island in a long while.  The Creole Choir’s Cuban name Desandann means literally ‘descendents’ and with songs like Papa Danbala, Tandé or Liman Casimir they tell the stories of their Haitian ancestors who were brought to Cuba to work in the near slave conditions on the sugar and coffee plantations until the 1959 Revolution.  The Creole Choir is a cornucopia of remarkable voices that perform irresistible a cappella melodies sung in Creole with richly textured harmonies, vibrant dancing, and the shifting Caribbean rhythms of rediscovered musical treasures from Haiti, Dominica, and Cuba.  Multiple award winners, they sing the vital music passed down from grandparents and parents as well as the songs of some of the foremost groups of contemporary Haitian scene.  From laments to protest songs permeated by the homesickness of exile and the eternal dream of returning ‘home’, to ritual prayers and celebratory freedom dances, each song tells a powerful Haitian story kept alive in Cuba. 

7:30 pm
CSI Fine Arts Auditorium Twin Falls, ID

Grupo Fantasma

Grupo Fantasma has been praised as one of the most important independent acts in the Latin genre and has continually defied expectations to create one of the most unique musical voices to come out of the United States in the last decade.   In 2011 they garnered further acclaim by winning a Grammy (their second such nomination) for their self-produced release El Existential on Nat Geo Music which the Wall Street Journal called “Latin music both new and traditional…vibrant fusions that transcend easy classification.”  Grupo Fantasma has also seen a wide array of film and TV placements including AMC’s Breaking Bad, the John Sayles’ film Casa de los Babys, Showtime’s hit series Weeds, ABC’s Ugly Betty, NBC’s Law & Order and many others. They have served as the backing band on several occasions for the legendary Prince and recorded with Maceo Parker, Sheila-E, cult-hero Daniel Johnston and many others.  The band’s incendiary live show, declared by NPR as “seamless whenever and wherever they’re on stage” has brought the band to major festivals and venues internationally, and their diverse spectrum of rabid and devoted fans speaks to the ensemble’s universal appeal beyond just Latin or world music fans.  Tickets:  $24/adults or $10/children high school and under

 

"Latin funk masters." – USA Today

 

"A sound done so right that you have to hand the crown to this group."

– Huffington Post

7:30 pm
CSI Fine Arts Auditorium Twin Falls, ID

Boise Film Underground

Two original films.  Two original scores.  In this Stage Door presentation, you will get a chance to see the premiere of these two films and watch the musicians play the original scores LIVE on stage.  Boise Film Underground (BFUG) is an underground film festival that brings intriguing independent and experimental films to Boise, Idaho.  You won’t want to miss this unique and exciting collaboration between BFUG and the CSI Stage Door Series. 

7:30 pm
CSI Fine Arts Auditorium Twin Falls, ID

The Nutcracker Ballet

Enhance your holiday season with a timeless classic – the Nutcracker Ballet, an annual tradition for families around the world. With its imaginative story line, colorful sets, dazzling costumes and magical dancing, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker is a Christmas treat not to be missed! The Eugene Ballet offers up this colorful confection complete with Sugar Plum Fairies, magical mice, toys that come to life and more. Follow the dancers as they shed the confines of the theater and bring "The Nutcracker" to life in Twin Falls. This performance also features the talents of local children in such clever disguises as Baby Mice, Angels, and Flowers.
7:30 pm
CSI Fine Arts Auditorium Twin Falls, ID

Howling in the Wind

“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked…” 

Poetry and jazz are the heart of American culture; the works themselves, and the reactions to them, reflect the conflict inherent in our evolving society. As we approach the 60th anniversary of the publication of Allen Ginsberg’s seminal poem “Howl,” the CSI Fine Arts department explores the connection between the Beat Poets and jazz. Poets such as Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac built the foundation for the Beat oeuvre in the New York club scene in the 1940s, and the movement was thrust into the nation’s consciousness when Ginsberg first publicly read “Howl” in San Francisco, October 7, 1955.  This exploration will intertwine a reading of “Howl” with jazz performances, readings of other Beat poets, and some surprise contemporary writings by CSI faculty and staff inspired by Ginsberg. Please be aware that the material contains graphic imagery and language some may interpret as vulgar; the performance is not recommended for children.

7:30 pm
CSI Fine Arts Auditorium Twin Falls, ID

Snakes and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Snakes and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails is a very special multimedia performance highlighting the gray areas of masculinity that many people might not know exist.  In this production of projected imagery, song, readings, theatrical presentations, and magic, we will explore the nuances of masculinity all the way from transgender to the exaggerated stereotype of the alpha male, and in so doing understand who we all are as men and women.  This production will feature Brandon Tesch in vocal pieces from Hedwig and The Angry Inch, DeVotCha, and more, Camille Barigar performing a piece from Motherhood Out Loud, and other performers and readers from around the valley.  Brandon Tesch attended Idyllwild Academy of the Arts focusing on opera voice, traveled western Europe with the US youth choir, and has a main life goal of finding the beauty in all things. 

7:30 pm
CSI Fine Arts Auditorium Twin Falls, ID

Tweaked

Birth of a Band

Join Inspirata Dance Project for an intimate look inside the creative process for their upcoming Fall show. We invite you, our audience, behind the scenes into the world of creative dance making through the mediums of video, live dance, and dialogue with the artists. Discover the inspiration behind the movement for IDP's original works, and the habit –forming work environment we generate that prepares and compels us to be creative. Examine works in progress, finished pieces, and Q&A with the artists involved. Come alongside us as we entertain the uncomfortable, make mistakes, fix them, and surprise you.

7:30 pm
CSI Fine Arts Auditorium Twin Falls, ID

Brian Sanders Junk

Brian Sanders' JUNK

JUNK is known for their ingenious use of found objects and clever inventions that bridge the gap between dance and physical theater. The company strives to produce work that is both artistic and accessible while maintaining a ceaseless desire to try new things. The troupe’s shows are an exhilarating feast of exciting physicality and creativity, elegantly served up with beauty and wit.  Each year JUNK creates a new site-specific performance work for the annual Fringe Festival in Philadelphia, PA. The troupe is known for presenting off-the-wall, dare-devil choreography in challenging and unusual venues. Recent sites include an underground swimming pool, an abandoned power station and a National Guard Armory. Hits from the Fringe includes an array of works showing JUNK’s accessible and thrilling style, including the Fringe hit Patio Plastico described by The Philadelphia Inquirer as “a sublimely goofy piece that at times slid into just plain sublime.”  A featured work on the program is Dancing Dead which originally took place in one of the deepest sub-basements in Philadelphia. Stage Magazine raves, "Never has there been as memorable a gravedigger theme since Shakespeare’s HAMLET; this is artistry that touches the soul." “Dancing Dead is at once breathtakingly dangerous and hauntingly beautiful.” This performance will leave a smile on the face of both the new and the experienced dance fan. 

7:30 pm
CSI Fine Arts Auditorium Twin Falls, ID

Co-LaborRinging

Co-Labor Ringing

Form is at the base of all artistic creation.  In this performance, the audience will see and hear the results of collaboration among visual and auditory form through all parts of the creative process.  Potters Bill and Sheryl West of CSI have created a series of clay objects, some functional, and some not, with both visual and auditory aesthetics in mind.  To complete the event, Composer Scott Farkas has written an evening's worth of work for these specific vessels.  Think of this as a ‘performance gallery’ that exists somewhere between the static form of visual art and the temporal form of music.  

An audience with a wide variety of interests will be delighted – it is not to be missed!

7:30 pm
CSI Fine Arts Auditorium Twin Falls, ID
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