Concert Series

Premier Artists

Premier Artists features performers who are recognized nationally and internationally for their artistic excellence. This Series invites musicians from a variety of traditions, seeking programs that are entertaining, inspiring, educational and intellectually provocative.  Individual tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (seniors 65 and older; WC faculty/staff), and 1782 Members are $12. Children 17 and under are free. Season tickets are available, as well.

September 14th, 2017

September 28th, 2017

  • 7:30pm: Formosa Quartet with Woobin Park
    As part of it’s 2017-2018 Premier Artists lineup, the Concert Series presents the Formosa Quartet. Winners of both the First Prize and Amadeus Prize at the London International String Quartet Competition, Formosa Quartet is “one of the very best quartets of their generation.” On several numbers, the Formosa Quartet will be joined by Woobin Park, piano. Advance Tickets are available through EventBrite.

October 6th, 2017

  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm: CANCELED: Phamaly
    Phamaly Theatre Company (pronounced “family”) is an award-winning Colorado-based theatre company that engages audiences in thinking about diversity, inclusion, and disability through the lens of theatre. Comprised entirely of performers with disabilities, Phamaly is known for their groundbreaking reinvention of conventional stories, creating what have become some of the most entertaining and moving experiences available to Denver audiences. As part of their two-day residency at Washington College, 4 members of Phamaly will offer a retrospective of the troupe’s work over the years, including songs, monologues, and skits from our shows like The Wiz, Side Show, Beauty and the Beast, as well as their original programs Vox Phamalia and Cinevox, etc. This event is co-sponsored by the Cater Society of Junior fellows and is FREE.

October 25th, 2017

  • 7:30pm: The Mashups
    As part of its 2017-2018 Premier Artists lineup, The Concert Series presents The Mashups, a trio of musicians specializing in genre bending. Their passion lies in mixing Beyonce with Bizet and coupling Porter with Puccini. They break all the rules while taking the audience on an adventure through opera to jazz to musicals to Motown and back again. Advance tickets are available through Eventbrite.

November 2nd, 2017

  • 7:30pm: Anansi Trio
    As part of its 2017-2018 Premier Artists lineup, The Concert Series presents the Anansi Trio. A fusion of Jazz, Indian, and Afro-Cuban musics, the Anansi Trio features Mark Merella (drums), Matt Beltzer (saxophone), and Larry Melton (bass). Advance tickets are available through EventBrite.

February 2nd, 2018

  • 12:00pm: Trio Simpatico

    Trio Simpatico performs eclectic chamber music with an orchestral bent. Simpatico’s unusual instrumentation of clarinet, horn, and piano borrows from orchestral timbres. Audiences remark, “…It sounds like a whole orchestra.”

February 8th, 2018

February 15th, 2018

March 29th, 2018

April 21st, 2018

  • piano festival All Day: Washington College Piano Festival

    The Washington College Piano Festival invites participants of all ages to further develop their talents in an immersive educational experience. Students will have the opportunity to attend workshops, take lessons, and compete and win prizes in the Washington College Piano Competition, including the chance to perform in Hotchkiss Recital Hall.
    Our featured guest artist, Lydia Artymiw, Distinguished McKnight Professor of Piano at the University of Minnesota, will be teaching a master class and presenting a concert as part of the Washington College Premier Artists Series.

    All events will be open to the public. In addition, students and families are welcome to take campus tours of the college.

  • 7:30pm: Lydia Artymiw, Pianist
    As part of its 2017-2018 Premier Artists lineup, The Concert Series presents Lydia Artymiw, pianist. During her distinguished career, Lydia Artymiw has performed with over one hundred twenty orchestras world-wide, has enjoyed solo recital tours in all major American cities, many important European music centers, and throughout the Far East, has released 7 solo recordings, and has collaborated with such celebrated artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Richard Stoltzman, Arnold Steinhardt, Michael Tree, Kim Kashkashian, Marcy Rosen, John Aler, Benita Valente, and the Guarneri, Tokyo, American, Alexander, Borromeo, Daedalus, Miami, Orion, and Shanghai Quartets. Advance tickets are available through Eventbrite.


Past Season Information 


Jonathan McCollum, Ph.D.
Premier Artist Series, Artistic Director

Ken Schweitzer, D.M.A
Concert Series Advisory Council, Chair