By MinTze Wu
The High Street Concert Series presents the Taarka Quartet and New Time Ensemble on Saturday, March 16. Described by SF Weekly as a “collision of Django Reinhardt and David Grisman,” Taarka is a new acoustic super-group presenting masterfully deep Americana and gypsy jazz string band music. Led by the husband-and-wife team of mandolinist David Pelta-Tiller and violinist Enion Pelta-Tiller, Taarka is celebrating the release of its latest recording, Adventures in Vagabondia. New Time Ensemble is simultaneously traditional and innovative, weaving articulate tapestries from the rugged threads of Irish dance tunes. Formed in Ireland while its members pursued advanced music degrees at the University of Limerick, New Time Ensemble emerged from a shared passion for animating old tunes in new ways, and the result is a truly tantalizing blend. Tickets are $15 advance and $17 at the door, available online and in person at the Stone Cup. Rogers Hall is located on Fourth Avenue and High Street. For tickets information on upcoming shows please visit www.highstreetconcerts.com.
The Stone Cup and Stone Kitchen continue with the Lovin’ Lyons show through the end of February. In March and April, Tyler Voorhees will present The Jobs of Yesteryear. A Lyons resident
with origins in rural South Dakota, Voorhees has always been drawn to the art of storytelling. The Jobs of Yesteryear not only tells a story about America, but also preserves the memory of those forgotten blue-collar workers whose jobs are have been made obsolete by advancements in technology. The monthly classical music events at the café will feature Enion Pelta-Tiller on Sunday, February 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on March 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Stone Cup and Kitchen is at Fifth Avenue and High Street. For more information please call 303-823-2345 or visit www.thestonecup.com.
A photography and videography show titled Lyons through the Lens will be held at the Lyons Town Hall, 432 Fifth Ave., sponsored by the Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission, LAHC. The show will run for three months and there will be an open house on March 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall. All local photographers and videographers are encouraged to submit work for this unjuried show. This show will also include award winning photos by Ed Bruder. Some of Bruder’s work was chosen to hang in the Lieutenant Governor’s office in Denver.
On Thursday, March 7 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. artists can bring up to three pieces of completely ready-to-display photographs or videography ready to display for the Lyons through the Lens show at the Lyons Town Hall. All art photos and videography should be brought to the Shirley Johnson Council Chambers along with a placard for each submission featuring your name, title of piece, your current contact info and the price of each piece for the curator’s consideration. No late work will be accepted.
Artists whose work is on display now at the town hall should be ready to pick up their work from the current show, Fire and Ice, at the town hall on March 7 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
A second art show opening will be held on March 9 at the Corner Studio 318 Main Street. The Corner Studio is an art studio and learning center. For more information, call the studio at 303-903-2165.
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Immerse yourself in Brahms’ German Requiem in all its transformative glory as the Boulder Chorale joins Michael Butterman and the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra at Macky Auditorium at the University of Colorado-Boulder on Saturday, Feb 23, at 7:30 p.m. Metropolitan Opera soprano, Angela Brown, will perform as soloist for the Requiem, and will also give a special performance of Maya Angelou poetry set to music in a deeply moving composition. Patrick Mason will also sing. Tickets range from $13 to $60. For more information and tickets visit www.boulderphil.org.
The 8th annual gala benefit for Colorado Music Festival & Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts will be held on March 2, 2013. With the theme “Crescendo: Good Vibrations,” the event will take place at the world-famous Shelby American Collection Museum in Gunbarrel. With a fun-filled 60′s style party, the cars will be big but the music and bell bottoms will be even bigger. Tickets are $70. To register for Crescendo 2013-Good Vibrations please go to www.blacktie-colorado.com.
The Boulder Bach Festival Week Opening Concert will be held Sunday, February 24 at 4 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine St., Boulder. Festival players and artists including Zachary Carrettin on violin, Bachfest Director Rick Erickson on organ, soprano Sarah Brailey and bass Paul Erhard. Bach’s Prelude in B minor, BWV 544; Buxtehude O Clemens, o mitis, o coelestis Pater, BuxWV 82 and Allemande, Bourrées and Gigue from the Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009 will be performed. For tickets and information visit BoulderBachFestival.org.
The Boulder Bach Festival will present the monumental St. John Passion on March 1 and 2, under the directorship of Rick Erickson, with Bachfest guest soloists including Joe Damon Chappel, Ryland Angel, Sarah Brailey Dan Hutchings, Tony Boutté. St. John Passion embodies the Gospel According to St. John, and the interpolates secular poetry by Bach-era poet Barthold Heinrich Brockes, with the former expressed by chorales and the later by arias and recitatives. The differences between the two layers give rise to the rich and telling counterpoint that is the base of much of the expressive power of the Bach Passions. The performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on March 1at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington St., in Denver, and at 7:30 p.m. on March 2 at Mountain View Methodist Church, 355 Ponca Place, Boulder. For tickets and more information please visit www.boulderbachfestival.org.
The new Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit has opened at the Denver Art Museum. Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land Exhibition reveals artist’s love of the
culture, land and people. The O’Keeffe traveling exhibition will run from Feb. 10 to April 28 at the Denver Art Museum.
The exhibition, organized by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, brings to light a relatively unknown aspect of O’Keeffe’s art and thinking – her deep respect for the diverse and distinctive cultures of northern New Mexico. The exhibition features 53 O’Keeffe works including 15 rarely seen pictures of different Hopi katsina tihu, along with examples of these types of figures. Chronicling her artwork created in New Mexico, the exhibition explores O’Keeffe’s paintings of New Mexico’s Hispanic and Native American architecture, cultural objects and her New Mexico landscapes.
Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) began spending part of the year living and working in New Mexico in 1929, a pattern she rarely altered until 1949. She then made northern New Mexico her permanent home three years after the death of her husband, Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946), the celebrated photographer and one of America’s first advocates of modern art. In addition to the astonishingly beautiful New Mexico landscapes O’Keeffe painted, she was also inspired to paint some of the area’s churches, crosses and folk art as well as objects from the Native American cultures, as katsina tithu, commonly referred to as kachina or katsina dolls.
The Denver Art Museum is located on 13th Avenue between Broadway and Bannock Streets in downtown Denver. Admission for Colorado residents: $10 adults, $8 seniors and students.. For more information, call 720-865-5000 or visit www.denverartmuseum.org.Back to Top