High Street Concerts will present a special evening with the Thyme Quintet and the Expedition Quartet on Saturday, November 12. First brought to the audience at the 2011 Sounds of Lyons, the Thyme Quartet features celebrated musicians such as banjo visionary Jayme Stone, David Grisman Quintet’s wunderkind Grant Gordy, violinists MinTze Wu and Sandra Wong (also on the Swedish nyckelharpa), and early music specialist Ann Marie Morgan on the soulful viola da gamba.
With this unique combination of instruments they will take us to a place where the worlds of early music and folk music converge with a stunning collaboration and a wild journey through music of Bach, Debussy, and Biber, as well as Swedish, old-time American, African, and Jewish heritage. The second act of the evening will feature the adventurous string band music of the Expedition
Quartet with Jake Schepps, Grant Gordy, Enion Pelta-Tiller, and Ian Hutchison and their exposition on the great Hungarian composer Béla Bartók. The band’s traditional bluegrass instruments (banjo, mandolin, guitar, violin, and bass) make up a highly versatile and unique ensemble while casting new light on Bartók’s brilliance, evoking the best of his Eastern European folk music transcriptions and modernist harmony. Come enjoy the evening of chamber-grass, music that is incredibly complex and artfully arranged. Doors at 7 p.m. and the show is at 8 p.m. Tickets are available in advance at the Stone Cup or at the door at Rogers Hall on the corner of Fourth Avenue and High Street. For tickets online and upcoming High Street shows please visit www.highstreetconcerts.com or call 303-823-6433.
The Stone Cup Cafe continues the exhibition of beautiful landscapes in pastel, oil, and acrylic by Lucy Burleson. In November and December the Stone Cup will feature artwork by Charles Mason. When Mason went to the University of Colorado Engineering School, he purchased a welder at a local garage sale to restore a 1967 Mustang convertible, and subsequently created several admired art pieces which led to starting his own business. In 1997, he developed a line of decorative and functional home accents called the Quarry Collection, and ten years later he made the art gifts available through stonegifts.com. Over the years, Mason has developed his own tools and techniques to enhance the beauty of stone and natural patina metal.
Enjoy the Fall Concert Series at the Stone Cup Café every on Saturday, with KC Groves and the Jaspers on November 5, featuring world-class old-time traditional American music with new ideas, songs, arrangements, and the most popular musicians of the scene. The shows are from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. with a $5 cover. There is an acoustic open mic on Saturday, October 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. hosted by Diane Dandeneau, and a fiddle music jam on Sunday, October 23, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., hosted by Arlene Patterson. The Café is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and High Street. For information about the shows, please call 303-823-2345 or visit www.thestonecup.com.
The open mic returns to the Outlaw Saloon on Wednesdays, hosted by local musicians Lori Flynn and Dave Long. Flynn is a singer-songwriter who performs along the Front Range and also a local yoga teacher. Long is also a singer-songwriter who plays locally and nationally with various bands. The open mic will be held each Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m., beginning October 12th. Along with the open mic, the Outlaw will continue to host its Wednesday night billiards tournament. Last years open mic attracted an abundance of local and regional talent and hopes to do the same this year with special guests and partnership with Brightwood Music. For information, please contact Lori Flynn at email@example.com or call 310-919-8645.
The first Lyons Community Theater performances of The Pony Expresso . . . or . . . “The Villain Comes to a Grinding Halt” will take place November 18 to 20 at the town’s coffee shops. The Lyons Community Theater is the brainchild of Georgianna Pollard with support from the Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission, organized to help build the social capital of our community: to educate and to develop the community spirit and artistic sensibilities of those involved. The inter-generational cast is all local. They are March Marcelin, Lynda Gager, Julie Smith, Randy Pollard, Parker Johnson, Rob Clayton, Eva Oakes, Simone Leonard, Joseph Lekarczyk, Carmel Ross, Barney Dreistadt, and Tim Fender. Director is Georgianna Pollard and the piano man is Gaelan Moore. Look for detailed information in the November issue of the Redstone Review.
The Boulder Chamber Orchestra presents a program titled Piety, featuring Mozart’s Requiem, in collaboration with Ars Nova Singers, on October 28 and 29. Also featured on the program are Vivaldi’s Concerto for Strings and Faurés Cantique de Jean Racine, with Szilvia Schranz, Leah Creek, Joel Burcham, and Matthew Singer. The concert on October 28 will take place at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington St. in Denver; and on October 29 at the First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce St., Boulder. For tickets and information visit www.boulderchamberorchestra.org.
CU Presents proudly presents the Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro from October 21 to 23, and legendary pianist Leon Fleisher with Irish Chamber Orchestra on October 25.
Mozart’s charming classic about sex, love, intrigue, and marriage has delighted audiences since its scandalous premiere in 1786. Complex plotting, a sophisticated and intricate score, and timeless questions about marriage and fidelity make it a cornerstone of the modern operatic repertoire. The show starts at 7:30 pm (Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.) at Macky Auditorium on the campus of CU-Boulder.
On October 25, legendary pianist Leon Fleisher joins the distinguished Irish Chamber Orchestra for a program featuring Haydn, Prokofiev, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, and a new work by Mícheál Ó Suilleabháin to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 featuring Pádraic Keane on Uilleann Pipes. The ICO is a vibrant, refreshing, and influential force on the classical and contemporary music scene. Sidelined by a rare neurological disease at the height of his career, renowned pianist Leon Fleisher’s recent inspirational comeback was the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary. Tickets start at $12. For information please visit cupresents.org.
The Boulder Dinner Theatre presents the world premiere of Slow Dance With a Hot Pickup, an inspiring musical story of the American experience of ordinary lives touched by an unusual challenge, showing through November 5. With a poignant and passionate book by seasoned Broadway playwright John Pielmeier and a vibrant and tender score by Emmy-award winner Matty Selman, this story is a compelling testament to human endurance and the American spirit featuring a new brand of patriotic expression.
Opening on November 11 is the mesmerizing Phantom, traditional musical theatre in the finest sense. The original novel was transformed into a sensation that enraptures audiences and critics with beautiful songs and an expertly crafted book by Arthur Kopit. Music and lyrics are by Maury Yeston. Boulder Dinner Theatre is located on 5501 Arapahoe Avenue. For ticket and show information please visit boulderdinnertheatre.com or call 303-449-6000.
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