Pick & Howl will be performing live for our annual New Year’s Eve Pre-party from 6 – 9pm! Pick & Howl is Acoustic Bluegrass/ Jamgrass/ Americana/ Folk and everything in-between and around.
From Central America to West Africa, Latvia to the West Indies and the United States, this concert takes us around the world to celebrate the holidays through choral music. The centerpiece of this program will be Conrad Susa’s “Carols and Lullabies” for chorus, marimba, harp and guitar. Come join us for a concert of enchanting and inspirational singing to kick off your holiday season.
Celebrate the holiday season with award-winning classical crossover artist, for an intimate evening for the whole family.
Sat Dec 2, 2023 (7pm) – The Ent Center for the Arts (Colorado Springs, CO)
FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST VOCALIST: Cami Maree
Christmas by Candlelight – Bring in the holiday season with award-winning classical crossover artist, Blue Violin, for a series of intimate performances, as he shares a very personal approach to electric and acoustic violin playing alongside stories of travels around the globe.
Former 1st violinist of the Boston String Quartet, Blue Violin performs original music and covers in a multimedia format, all using a single violin. Imagine the production of Lindsey Stirling with the virtuosity of David Garrett.
Blue Violin has performed as soloist with the Xibus World Orchestra, Ethno-Urban Orchestra, and has performed with John Mayer, Paul Simon, Jennifer Holliday, the Turtle Island Quartet, and members of Celtic Woman and Riverdance.
Guest vocalist, Cami Maree’s beautifully haunting voice, profound lyrics, and creative melodies linger long after you’ve heard them. She sings and performs with a contagious passion and conviction that moves you to the depths of your being. Her energetic style is a unique blend of 90’s alternative, modern rock, a little bit of pop, and soul/blues/gospel.
This year’s Blue Violin Candlelight Christmas will feature
-Electric/world fusion reimagining of classic Christmas songs such as ‘Carol of the Bells’, ‘Silent Night’, and ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman’.
-Acoustic arrangements of holiday favorite, ‘I Wonder as I Wander’, Mark O Connor’s ‘Appalachian Waltz’, and ‘Fairy Tale’ by Alexander Rybak (Eurovision).
-Original compositions and arrangements from Blue Violin’s upcoming album release, including a completely new Blue Violin vision for songs such as ‘Thunderstruck’, ‘Last Christmas’, and ‘Christmas in Africa’.
It’s more fun with the whole family, and when you buy a family pass, we’ll give you 3 more tickets for free!
The show will be one hour 30 minutes with no intermission. Children are encouraged to attend.
“Explores different ways of sparking musical interest” Boston Globe // “Mature depth and musical prowess” Tower Records, // Combining contemporary and classical styles” Miami Herald, “A once in a lifetime experience” Peoria Journal Star // “Sheer artistry” Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier // “Groundbreaking and innovative” I Am Modern // “Electrifying violinist” Boston Ballet.
Join Mile High Spirits and Hangin n Slangin for the ultimate Colorado Holiday Market experience!
– Local vendors with vintage, jewelry, records, and more- Talented local musicians elevate the market atmosphere with live music from 3PM to 5PM- Drink craft spirits and cocktails from a Colorado craft distillery, Mile High Spirits- Gifts they’ll love for everyone in the family!
After years of slugging it out in the clubs spinning out the same songs that all the other bands are playing, these three guys decided to attempt the unimaginable. To play what many call the most intricate music of our time played by three of the most underrated musicians to grace the stage or session The next step is to bring this feeling to a venue near you to allow the fans to experience the same chills and sheer enjoyment of a well-represented version of the full catalog of the Rush Archives. Come on down a pay tribute the the holy triumvirate of progressive rock and become rushified!
Rush Archives, made up of three Denver veteran musicians, Fernando Escobar- Electric/Acoustic Guitars, Bass Pedals. Steve Clark- Vocals, Bass, Bass Pedals, Synthesizer, and Ron Straley- Drums and Percussion, have to be seen to be believed. They are “a tribute to Rush” and like Rush a power trio from Colorado paying tribute to their favorite band. Rush Archives are noted for their spot-on reproduction of early Rush shows and are touted as one of the best bands in Colorado. They only play a few times a year so don’t miss this one Golden!
TICKET, SEATING & REFUND TERMS:
General Admission Tickets: First Come First Serve. For BEST Seating arrive early.Reserved tickets: As specified.ALL Ticket purchases are Final. NO REFUNDS allowed.
Showtimes7:00 pm Doors8:00 pm Rush Archives
Experience nostalgic Disney magic at “Be Our Guest”: A touring DJ dance party for adults featuring 90s/2000s classics like Lion King and Hannah Montana. This nationwide tour features DJs spinning the hits you grew up with from Disney soundtracks and Disney channel original movies. Guests can expect themed cocktails, audiences members in costume, and even a chance to come on stage to lipsync your favorite song. Relive your childhood memories and dance the night away with throwback hits from the Disney Channel era. Don’t miss this unique party for Disney-loving adults who grew up with the iconic soundtracks.
Led by Sahar Nouri, graduate voice students perform selections from the Italian song and opera repertoire.
The jazz small group of led by Art Bouton performs, and then Bouton leads a workshop on jazz duets.
Livestream link to come
Hear what our string players have been up to so far this quarter! The string chamber ensembles are coached by Igor Pikayzen, Alice Yoo, Basil Vendryes, and Steven Mayer.
Ensembles vary in size from duos to octets, and we especially emphasize collaboration with singers and other instrumentalists. The course covers music from the Renaissance to the present day.