A&E briefs: Live music this week around Summit County
The Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival begins at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, with a soiree in a private home in Silverthorne, featuring artistic directors Rieko Aizawa on piano and Jesse Mills on violin, as well as Bart Feller on flute, Makoto Nakura on marimba, Mark Holloway on viola and James Wilson on cello. Alpenglow soirees welcome attendees with a champagne reception and light refreshments follow the performance. Tickets are $75, and directions to the home will be provided once tickets are purchased.
The festival continues at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, with a public concert at Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Dillon. This year, the musicians offer a new twist on traditional chamber music by featuring selections for marimba and flute. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for seniors and free for students. For more information or to purchase tickets to soirees or public concerts, visit http://www.alpenglowchambermusic.org.
Josh Galvin will perform at his dear friend Scott Carpenter’s Celebration of Life Memorial on the lawn of the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge on Sunday, Sept. 14. Galvin will play a few special songs for the event starting at 11 a.m., followed by a reception at Carpenter’s home. Visit http://www.joshgalvin.com for more information.
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco will welcome Funk Trek on Thursday, Sept. 18. The funk of the Omaha-based ensemble is something that boils and flows through a century of urban America’s artistic bloodstream. In six-minute songs dominated by horn pops and bass solos, there’s a range of temperaments that could spark a small-scale high school dance revolt or could send up a nightclub in musical flames with a three-hour set. The technical proficiency simply needs to decide what outfit it wants to wear. Doors open for the free show at 9 p.m. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Colorful Cooking host leads fall cooking classes
Tracy Miller, TV8 host, cooking instructor and columnist, will lead two hands-on fall cooking classes at the Battle Mountain High School learning kitchen in Edwards in coming weeks. Students will learn the process of making the dishes, meet other students and learn tricks to get prepared for the holiday season. All classes end with a meal and foodie conversation.
➤ 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 — Flavors of Japan: Tuna and wasabi mayo sushi rolls, vegetable sushi rolls, ginger filet mignon salad with grapefruit and crispy ginger, okonomiyaki (Japanese scallion pancake with hoisin duck and mushrooms), steamed pork buns and mango sticky rice dessert.
➤ 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 — Appetizers: Bacon and Gorgonzola jam, shrimp dumplings with dipping sauce, stuffed carrot bites, lamb cutlet with salsa, fried southwest eggrolls, asparagus and prosciutto rolls, tomato tart with ricotta.
Classes are $55 per person. To register, call Colorado Mountain College at (970) 569-2900. For more details and healthy recipes, visit http://colorfulcooking.net/blog.
Music festival fundraiser explores great rivers of Europe
Join a group of like-minded travelers on a spectacular river cruise through the heart of Europe, departing Sept. 26, 2015. Visit the great cities of Amsterdam, Cologne, Nuremberg, Koblenz, Bamburg, Passau and Vienna, and give back to Applause! and the Breckenridge Music Festival.
Book the 15-day river cruise starting at $4,595 per person, or add a day and include international airfare from Denver, or other departure cities, starting at $6,095. The goal of Applause!, the fundraising arm of the Breckenridge Music Festival, is to find 50 adventurers to join the trip. After the 11th traveler is locked in, the festival will earn 10 percent of net sales of the base trips, extensions and airfare booked through Grand Circle Travel.
Grand Circle has reserved 25 staterooms until Saturday, Sept. 20. After that, there are no guarantees, as this is one of their most popular cruises and is likely to fill up quickly.
Book your trip by Friday, Sept. 26, pay in full by cash or check, and receive 10 percent off the cost of the trip.
Reserve your trip, pre- or post-trip extension and airfare through Grand Circle Travel by calling 1-800-597-2452, pressing 2 and mentioning the code G5-25881, or visit the Grand Circle Cruise Line website, and help the BMF continue a tradition of great music in our mountain community.
Contact Applause! member and group leader Diana Dettmering at (970) 453-0506), for a first-hand perspective on traveling with Grand Circle Travel. To request an electronic brochure, email Tamara Park, director of development at the Breckenridge Music Festival, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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