The CMU Music Department and Karen Combs will present the 18th annual Best of the West Music Festival on Dec. 7-9, featuring three public concerts and two days of workshops for more than 200 talented high school musicians from Colorado and Utah.
On Dec. 7, guest artists Paradise Winds will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Love Recital Hall. Tickets are $17 for adults, $12 for seniors and $5 for students.
On Dec. 8, the Wind Symphony will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Theatre to present the world premiere of Randall Standridge's new composition "The Four Horsemen of the Apocolypse." Standridge is the composer-in-residence for Best of the West 2017. Members of Paradise Winds will also be featured as soloists with the Wind Symphony on three of the pieces. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students.
On Saturday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. in Robinson Theatre, a free final concert will be presented, featuring a variety of music by current composers, played by three different high school bands.