Frisco fires up free music, and more on Summit County music and theater |

Frisco fires up free music, and more on Summit County music and theater

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Frisco’s Music on Main St. is coming back on Saturday, Aug. 22 with featuring Dickie Betts & Great Southern with Tab Benoit opening. To prime the town’s musical engine, there will be four additional free Thursday night concerts. Come out and listen to some great music and support the local nonprofits.5:30-7 p.m. Thursday: Something Underground Something Underground’s on-stage brotherly antics entertain and invite audiences to join in the family fun. Their soul is felt with every confident wide-open lyric belted by both Seth and Josh, which has led some to liken their sound to a cross between Simon and Garfunkel and Led Zeppelin. July 30, 5:30-7 p.m. Jason Vigil, http://www.jasonvigil.comAug. 6, 5:30-7 p.m. Rob Drabkin Band, http://www.robdrabkin.comAug. 20, 5:30-7 p.m. Funkiphino, For more information visit the or call (800) 424-1554.

Just as other musical fare ends the summer, Alpenglow will keep the music coming with the Chamber Music Festival moving to September this year.The Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival takes its name for the reddish glow on mountain tops seen at sunrise or sunset. First launched in 1998 as a collaboration with the Lake Dillon Foundation for the Performing Arts, it brings world-class chamber music to Summit County after the other festivals have ended their summer seasons.The organization became independent in 2000, and in 2004 Edward Arron, a renowned cellist, became its artistic director. Arron has created exceptional repertoire with musicians whose stage intimacy has created a musical chemistry not to be missed. Watch for performance dates, venues, repertoire and musicians’ biographies as September approaches in this paper, on the website or by calling (970) 468-4746.

A private reception was held Tuesday, June 16 for Luke Fatora, the Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival scholarship recipient for 2009. Fatora entertained with his violin, and everyone was captivated with the poise, talent and modesty of this young Summit High School graduate bound for the Oberlin Conservatory of Music this fall.The Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival will begin Sept. 15 with a concert at the Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Dillon. Two soires in private homes, a high school workshop and a second concert at the new concert hall at the Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge will follow. The Festival concludes Sept. 20.

The Lake Dillon Theatre Company will be holding auditions for its 2009-2010 theater season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 1 In celebration of its 15th anniversary, the theater company will be producing a full scale production of “A Christmas Carol.” This will be a large collaborative production with more than 30 people needed.Auditions are by appointment only and can be made by e-mailing Please prepare two contrasting monologues totaling no more than four minutes in total length. Also, you may be asked to read from a script. Scripts are available at the Lake Dillon Theatre Company and may be checked-out for 24 hours. To reserve a script, please e-mail Other shows the theater is looking for actors are “Third” (need a man and woman in their 20s), “Moon Over Buffalo” (several parts and ages), “Driving Miss Daisy” (Hoke is an African American in his 60s to 80s and Boolie is Daisy’s ambitious son in his 40s to 60s) and “Little Dog Laughed” (need a man and woman in their 20s and a “dashing Hollywood movie star” in his 20s to early 30s).

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