Date(s) - April 4, 2024
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, University Center for the Arts

Joel Bacon x Soundtracks for the Present Future

The Griffin Foundation Gallery: Thursday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m. (first performance at noon)

Joel Bacon (instrumentalist) and Nicole Asel (mezzo-soprano/reader) will present a special concert of original compositions in collaboration with and amongst Charley Friedman’s Soundtracks for the Present Future, an immersive auditory installation in the museum’s Griffin Foundation Gallery.

Alongside Bacon’s other works, the musicians will premiere his original composition, At the River, a multi-movement work written for performance on the nearly 60 guitars, mandolins, and basses in Soundtracks.

This program is part of a unique set of concerts in collaboration with the exhibition and replacing this spring’s Music in the Museum Concert Series at the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art. MitM presents free music programs featuring faculty and students from the music and the art and art history departments at CSU.

These concerts are free and open to the public, but we ask for reservations as space is limited.

Please use the registration form at the bottom of this page to reserve a spot, and note that this form reserves tickets for the 5:30 p.m. performance!



Joel Bacon is the Stewart and Sheron Golden Chair of Organ and Liturgical Studies and the Fr. Don Willette Chair of Catholic Studies at CSU. As a concert organist, his recent performances have focused on music by W. A. Mozart, Herman Berlinski, and Petr Eben, as well as works for organ and orchestra. His teaching and research centers on topics related to Catholicism and the creative arts, especially Gregorian chant. 

Mezzo-soprano, Nicole Asel, serves as an associate professor of Voice at Colorado State University where she teaches Applied Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, and Freshman Voice Studio. She has performed internationally throughout the United States in operatic, concert, and recital repertoire.


GAMA’s free Music in the Museum Concert Series explores the cross-fertilization of music and the visual arts through concerts in the galleries. Performances by Colorado State University music faculty and students are enriched with context provided by faculty and students from the Department of Art and Art History and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

Support for this event comes from DATA (Denver-area Art-alumni Transforming the Arts) for GAMA at CSU.

DATA: Denver Art Alumni Transforming the Arts for the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art at CSU


Bookings are closed for this event.