Celebrity Concert Series...More than entertainment!
Celebrity Concert Series History
Dixie State College Celebrity Concert Series (CCS) was formally organized in 1958 with Dr. Ron Garner as manager. Seven professional and non-professional concerts were presented that year. Prior to 1958, irregular presenting periods were extended to the community as is evidenced in a recently discovered season pass dated 1922. That season five concerts were offered at a cost of two-dollars for the year.
Robert Dalton managed the series from 1965 to 1995 and nurtured it to its present prestige of 12 professional - world-class concerts. The manager from 1995 to the present is Gail Bunker, who continues this legacy and also introduced the Special Artist Series - a recital concert program consisting of five to six events. A CCS president and volunteer governing board are elected each year to serve one season. Each year the board strives to select a varied season with the finest concerts financially possible.
Each CCS season is diverse and exhilarating. Some events presented through the years include: St. Petersburg Ballet with Galina Mezentseva, Western Opera Theater, The Brothers Four, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers, Ballet Hispanico, Americus Brass Band, Montana Repertory Theater, Mendelssohn String Quartet with Charles Neidich, The Nylons, Turtle Island and Montreux.
Past Celebrity Concert Series Board Presidents
|Kris Gornichec/Fred Wenzel||1975-76|