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Summit Music and Arts announces 2015-16 concert season

Summit Music and Arts will hold its season opening concert Friday, Sept. 25 with a performance by Colorado-based Peruvian guitarist Alfredo Muro. Muro will perform from his latest CD “Guitarra Apasionada” (Passionate Guitar) as well as Latin, Spanish, classical and original compositions.
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What: Concert with Alfredo Muro

When: Friday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m.

Where: Private home in Silverthorne

Cost: $45; purchase tickets by calling 970-389-5788 or at summitmusicandarts.org

2015-16 Season Concerts

Sunday, Nov. 8: Pianist Katie Mahan

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016: Violinist Chas Wetherbee

Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016: Violinist Jerilyn Jorgensen and pianist Cullan Bryant

Sunday, March 6, 2016: Violist Basil Vendryes and Pianist Jim Howsmon

Sunday, March 20, 2016: Musicians from the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado performing “Portraits of Bach”

Artistic director and artist in residence Len Rhodes announces the Summit Music and Arts 2015-16 concert series season with an opening performance by Colorado-based Peruvian guitarist Alfredo Muro on Friday, Sept. 25. Summit Music and Arts’ annual winter/spring concert series promotes Colorado-based artists and encourages local visual artists to present their work at the concerts.

This opening concert features him performing from his latest CD “Guitarra Apasionada” (Passionate Guitar) as well as Latin, Spanish, classical and original compositions. He shares his musical talent while performing, composing and teaching at international guitar festivals, concerts, lectures or in his private studio. He began his guitar studies teaching himself to play and progressing rapidly to be awarded a scholarship to train with Maestro Pepe Torres. At age 13, Muro took the top prize in a nationally-televised competition, featuring musicians from more than 100 schools.

He continued his studies with two Peruvian guitar masters, Octavio Ticona and Carlos Hayre, gaining mastery of harmony and the rich variety of Peruvian folklore. These experiences were complemented by four years of intense studies with masters Manuel Lopez Ramos, Frank Costa and John Doan. Muro represented Peru and the U.S. in several international guitar festivals in Taiwan, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Brazil, Dominican Republic as well as Canada, Italy, Germany, Austria and Norway. He will perform in a Silverthorne private home at 6 p.m. Tickets are $45; admission includes hors d’oeuvres, desserts and cocktails. Seating is limited to 35 guests.

ABOUT SUMMIT MUSIC AND ARTS

Summit Music and Arts was founded in 2010 to fulfill the vision of pianist, music director, arranger and organist Rhodes for a winter/spring concert series in Summit County, providing a platform for Colorado-based professional artists. Rhodes said he believed from the beginning it was essential to form collaborations with other arts, educational and business organizations in the county. The early concerts primarily featured chamber music with the musical scope evolving over the years to include other genres. Summit Music and Arts has sought to engage youth with free tickets to the concert series as well as in-school activities with our artists when available. In 2015, Summit Music and Arts initiated composition programs for young musicians interested in composing original music. These took the form of classes held at Summit Middle School and the first Summit Music and Arts Young Composer Competition, available to youth ages 10-18 residing in the Colorado counties of Clear Creek, Eagle, Grand, Lake, Park, Routt and Summit. Both programs were sponsored by Summit Music and Arts and Breckenridge Music Festival’s Music in the Schools program funded by the Summit Foundation.

Single and season tickets are available by calling 970-389-5788 or by visiting the website summitmusicandarts.org.


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