Arts & entertainment news in Summit County
February 9, 2012
Music lovers have an opportunity to enjoy an evening of fine symphonic and jazz music at 3 p.m. Sunday. Christ Lutheran Church in Breckenridge is sponsoring a free concert, featuring CCU Wind Ensemble (symphonic band) and “Mainstream” (big band jazz).The concert will feature a wide variety of music from classical to light popular to sophisticated jazz, with symphonic band standards performed by the Wind Ensemble and toe-tappin’ jazz favorites by Mainstream. This event is a part of the six-day tour that takes these ensembles throughout Colorado.According to professor Mark Dorn, director of the bands, this tour showcases the entire instrumental music department, as well as some of CCU’s finest jazz students.”This concert represents the culmination of nearly two semesters of rehearsing, performing and touring for our band and jazz students,” he said. “Our ensembles are at their best, and we try to provide a widely varied, highly enjoyable performance for our audiences. There should be something for everyone. This is also a great opportunity for parents and prospective students to get better acquainted with CCU and our music program.”Colorado Christian University (CCU) is an inter-denominational, evangelical Christian liberal arts university, fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Music in the Schools is Breckenridge Music Festival’s arts education outreach program for the children and youth living in Summit and neighboring counties. It is a critical part of the Breckenridge Music Festival’s mission and an important service to the community. Arts education teaches creative, innovative thinking and collaborative skills, as well as measurably increasing academic success, and positively impacting careers.Now in its 16th year, Music in the Schools was started by the Breckenridge Music Festival in 1995 in Summit County. In 2002 the program was expanded to bring arts education opportunities to Lake and Park County. Each year, the program reaches between 2,500 and 4,000 students.Today, Music in the Schools will be bringing The Junior Symphony Guild’s “Inside the Orchestra” educational program to Summit County schools. The mission of the JSG is to bring orchestra music to young children, cultivating music appreciation and enhancing their education through an engaging first-hand experience with the orchestra.The conductor and the accompanying 15 professional musicians will introduce the key elements of symphonic music such as transitions, orchestral “color” and identify major and minor keys with happy and sad. The audience is also treated to up-close-and-personal demos by strings, woodwinds, horns and percussion. During “Inside the Orchestra,” kids have a chance to conduct the JSG orchestra. By doing so, the student and audience quickly learn the cause and effect between conductor and musician.Other upcoming Music in the Schools events include a strings workshop led by Dallas Symphony Concertmaster and BMF concertmaster Nathan Olson, music workshop lead by principal harpist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Elizabeth Hainen, a presentation by the David Taylor Dance Theatre and the very popular “Build an Opera” program where students write, create, compose and perform their own opera led by the Central City Opera.
Colorado landscape painter Marty Rohde is February’s featured artist at Arts Alive co-op Gallery in Breckenridge. Her work shows what she sees when out hiking or traveling back roads: interesting lighting, overlapping picture planes, irregular diagonals, soaring vertical lines and beckoning distances. All elements that can be used in creating a kind of round-trip ticket through alpine landscapes: over a ridge, across a lake, up a trail or river from foreground to a distant peak and back. The mountains found in most of her work help create the sensation of these trips.Locally, her work is recognizable in a number of posters she has done for the Breckenridge Music Festival, the Breckenridge Resort Chamber, the Summit County Garden Club, and her contributions to the Continental Divide Land Trust.With her husband, Lynn, she owned and operated the Studio Frame Shop for 27 years. Since they sold the business to Hanni Bernhart, Rohde has time to explore in paint the infinite moods of the Colorado High Country.Rohde will be at Arts Alive Gallery 4-8 p.m. Saturday as part of the Second Saturday Art Walk, which includes over a dozen other Breckenridge galleries.Joanne Stolen will be showing her block prints, fish printing and nature photography from 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the Breckenridge Theatre.
Enter a float in the Breckenridge Mardi Gras parade for a chance to win cash, lift tickets and prizes. Entry is free and the procession takes place at 4:30 p.m. on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 21. Cash prizes are as follows: first: $500, second: $300, third: $200. Registration closes at 5 p.m on Feb. 20.Hazel Miller will perform at the annual Bacchus Ball, a mountain masquerade party that celebrates carnival season Feb. 18 at the Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center, 620 Village Road. Tickets include a New Orleans-style buffet and are available now for $55 each or $100 per couple; they can be purchased by calling (970) 453-5055 or at the Breckenridge Welcome Center, 203 S. Main St.Visit GoBreck.com or contact the Breckenridge Resort Chamber (970-453-5074 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for registration and event details.
This year, Warren Miller Entertainment offers your first stop for preseason powder stoke, with the introduction of its 62nd annual winter sports film, Warren Miller’s “Like There’s No Tomorrow.” Narrated by Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley and shot on location on five continents, “Like There’s No Tomorrow” celebrates the moments that make up a perfect winter. Join us for this phenomenal film, celebrate the winter and all of its potential with friends and family, and help support a local nonprofit: Timberline Learning Center, an early learning center in Breckenridge. The film screens at 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at Speakeasy Theatre in Breckenridge.