Summit County arts and entertainment briefs August 24, 2012
Ryan Summerlin August 23, 2012
The Dercum Center presents a Snake River Music Festival concert, featuring renowned piano trio, Opus 3, with violinist Charles Wetherbee, cellist David Hardy and pianist Lisa Emenheiser at 7 p.m. at the Dillon Community Church. Music of Bach, Haydn, Turina and Beethoven will be performed. Appetizers and punch start at 6:30 p.m. Info: email@example.com
The biggest disc golf tourney in Frisco takes place Saturday. Limited to 90 players on a first-come, first-served basis, the second annual tournament is a Professional Disc Golf Association C-tier event in which competitors play two 18-hole rounds, vying for cash and merchandise. The event costs $25/Junior division, $30 Amateur, $45/Advanced and $50 Open (Pro), plus $10 for PDGA nonmembers. Register online via www.townoffrisco.com/events, in person at the Frisco Day Lodge or by calling (970) 668-2558. Check-in is at 9 a.m. and tee off is at 10.
Jill Carr & Funkology take the stage at the Dillon Amphitheatre, 176 Lake Dillon Dr., for a free concert at 7 p.m. Saturday. Not only does Funkology play a full library of hip-hop, rhythm and blues, Top 40, disco and funk, but “Jill and her backup singers dance their little booties off,” the band boasts. Carr is a widely sought singer, performer and actress from a musical family. As a child she spent time on the road with her parents, who were popular in Las Vegas. The show is part of Sunset at the Summit, a free concert series from the Lake Dillon Theatre Company.
The Denver cover band, Swerve, brings rock, classic rock, modern country and more to the stages of the Dillon Amphitheatre, 176 Lake Dillon Dr., at 7 p.m. today and the Snake River Saloon, Hwy. 6 in Keystone, at 9:30 tonight and Saturday. On the rock front, Swerve’s song list includes “Walk This Way” by Aerosmith and “TnT” by AC/DC; on the country side there’s “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy” by Big & Rich and “Sideways” by Dierks Bentley, to name few. The shows promise good dance tunes and good times throughout the weekend.
The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance put together an exhibit entitled, “Cycling Through the Centuries” at Barney Ford Victorian Home, 111 E. Washington Ave., in honor of the Pro Cycling Challenge. The items on display show how cycling played a part in history, both as transportation and an influencer of fashion. There is a child’s trike from 1910, bikes from the 50s and 60s and a tandem bicycle in addition to ephemera from last year’s Pro Cycling Challenge finish in Breck. Info: (970) 453-9767
The Breckenridge Backstage Theatre seeks instructors and assistants to conduct workshops for the fall of 2012 (Sept. through Dec.) and spring of 2013 (Feb. though May) for ages 7-9, 10-12 and 13-14. The workshops are 10 weeks long, culminating in a final performance for friends and family. The theater is also hiring directors, music directors, choreographers and assistants for two summer musical sessions from June to Aug., 2013, to include workshops for ages 7-10 and 11-14. Submit a letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. All positions are paid.
The saga of the Speakeasy Theatre’s broken projector continues. “We are soooo close to being ready to re-open, and yet so far,” Karin Litzmann writes. “All we need is one little Italian-made widget installed on our brand new motor, but it seems all of Italy is on extended summer vacation. … Our technicians are scrambling around trying to beg, borrow or even steal one from another supplier or theater. Shh, don’t tell. They are dumpster diving in L.A. as we write this!” Call the message line at (970) 453-7243 for updates. “Keep your fingers crossed; say a prayer … and if there is any chance to show ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ in August, we will,” Litzmann said.
Mark your calendars for the Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival, which celebrates its 15th season Sept. 9-14. The festival includes two public concerts at Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Dillon and two soirees at private homes. Artistic direction is by Japanese pianist Rieko Aizawa and Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills, both longtime participants of the festival. Several guest musicians join this year, including a vocalist. The soirees sell out, so advance booking is recommended. Info: (970) 468-4774 or www.alpenglowchambermusic.org