ARVADA, CO – The Arvada Center for the Arts and
Humanities announces its 2007-2008 Music with a View series—an eclectic program
of one-hour concerts presented in the intimate setting of the Center's Lower
has been high for Music with a View concert packages, so we have created a
package for the 2007-2008 season that offers you both savings and flexibility.
A six concert pick-a-pack package is available for $66; single tickets cost
$12. Seating is limited for this popular series and concerts sell out fast, so
order your tickets now! For more information or to purchase tickets, contact
the Arvada Center box office at (720) 898-7200 or
visit arvadacenter.org/on-stage. Following
are descriptions for this season's Music with a View series.
Music with a View welcomes
back one of the region's premier guitarists in the traditional flamenco style.
Enjoy an evening of passionate, exotic, soulful and uplifting flamenco
compositions by this well known Colorado native who studied with renowned flamenco master Rene
Heredia. As a soloist, Maldonado has a large following, but he also performs as
a guitar/vocal duo with long-time musical partner Alan Forman.
September 20, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
Perry Weissman 3
Perry Weissman 3 is a musical collective that will present a group of original
tunes and "interpretations of classic jazz tunes." Falling somewhere between
jazz and something else, PW3's music has been described as "melodic, daring,
but never opaque." This group is known to push highly arranged compositions through
the filter of the group's philosophy of "Minimum Energy, Maximum Disorder."
12, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
Mollie O'Brien and
This husband and wife duo brings together an intimacy of one voice and one
guitar in an eclectic presentation of blues, vintage roots and gorgeous
ballads. Mollie, one of the best interpreters of American music, displays
spot-on inflections, phrasings and nuances, bringing to mind great jazz and
blues singers. Rich's fills and interludes are so attentive that the end result
is pure distillation, a richer, deeper interpretation of the song. It is such a
hand-in-glove feel that it sounds as if it's just one being making all the music.
October 25, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
Auria: Donna Wickham and Steven Hahn
Attention jazz and classic rock lovers! This popular Denver-area duo performs
lively standards, original compositions and a Beatles medley! Wickham is head
of Vocal Jazz at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music. Hahn, an award-winning
player of that curious stringed instrument called the Chapman Stick, has
performed throughout the U.S and Europe, and His three Chapman Stick CDs have received
November 8, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
With performances executed with style and grace, Denver-based virtuoso
guitarist Alex Komodore displays powerful interpretations, formidable technique
and natural musicianship. Having played as soloist, chamber musician and
orchestra soloist in virtually every concert along the Front Range and extensively throughout the U.S., he has won unanimous praise from critics, audiences
and many of the world's finest guitarists. This year's concerts will be titled "Favorite
Sonatas for Guitar."
Thursday, January 24 & Friday, January 25, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
The Mercury Ensemble String Quartet
The Mercury Ensemble String Quartet will return to perform a program of two
great works for string quartet: Mozart's cheerful and poignant Quartet in C
major, K. 465, the "Dissonant"; and Haydn's Quartet, op. 33, no. 3, the
"Birds." Performers are violinists Lynelle Harding and Naomi Sue Smith, violist
Sarah Richardson and cellist Wayne Templeman.
February 28, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
player Gordon Burt, pianist Deborah Schmit-Lobis and guitarist and dulcimer
player Kathleen Fagre perform a spirited blend of strong melodies, rich
harmonies and energetic rhythms. This exciting and unpredictable mixture of
sounds will blend bluegrass, jazz, country and classical into a one-of-a-kind
March 6, 2008, at 7:00 p.m.
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is one
of the metro area's largest cultural attractions, devoted to all
aspects of the arts. It is generously supported by the Scientific &
Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and located two and a half miles north of
Interstate 70 on Wadsworth Blvd.
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