The Littleton Youth Symphony will offer a free “Side By Side” concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., …
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The Littleton Youth Symphony will offer a free “Side By Side”
concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Littleton United Methodist Church,
5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Professional musicians from the
Colorado Chamber Orchestra (an expansion of the Mercury Ensemble)
will pair with students in a varied program.
Sarah Richardson of Highlands Ranch is Artistic Director of the
Littleton Youth Symphony, which rehearses Monday nights at
Littleton First Presbyterian Church, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd.
Richardson is principal violist of the Mercury Ensemble,
performs in the Central City Opera Orchestra, Colorado Symphony and
other ensembles and teaches privately in her Highlands Ranch home
Several area musicians serve as guest conductors. This free
concert should give musical kids an idea about what membership
For information about auditions and program, see www.Littletonyouthsymphony.org
or call 303-800-4LYS.
Orphan Train, a Dramatic Presentation” by Max Smith will be
performed at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St.,
Littleton. The story is about orphans who were placed on trains and
sent to rural communities in the Midwest and West between 1854 and
1926. Some ended up with loving families, while others were
mistreated as servants. Max and Donna Smith and Kathy and Dick
Peterson will perform in readers theater style. Free. (You might
want to arrive early — it sold out at Buck Center last year).
“Some Northern Douglas County Ranches” will be the topic for a
First Thursday Lecture, Feb. 5 at the Historical Museum, 6028 S.
Gallup St. Max and Wayne Smith, history buffs who grew up on an
Oklahoma Ranch will speak. Wayne lived near some of these ranches
and Max met many owners through his wife Dona and her father,
horseman Everett Dawson, longtime Littleton residents. With the aid
of photographs by their late brother Dale, they will talk about
former ranches that are now giant suburbs. (Can you say Highlands
Ranch?) Tickets available at the museum desk. Limited seating.
Admission: $4 for members of the Littleton Library/Museum; $5,
“An Evening With Kent Haruf” will presented by book club
members, Feb. 13 at Littleton First Presbyterian Church, 1609 W.
Littleton Blvd. at 7 p.m. Haruf (rhymes with sheriff) will talk
about his writing, answer questions and autograph books. Tattered
Cover will have copies for sale before and after the presentation,
or he will autograph copies readers already own. Titles include:
“Plainsong,” “Eventide,” “The Tie That Binds,” “Where You Once
Belonged” and “West of Last Chance.” The event is free, but
donations will be welcomed for Sunset House Hospice of Chaffee
County, the Haruf’s favorite charity. (More next week). For
information, call 303-798-1389 or e-mail email@example.com.
Sankofa, a 25-member ensemble from the Spirituals Project Choir,
will perform at 2 p.m. Jan. 31 at Hampden Hall in the Englewood
CivicCenter, 1000 Englewood Parkway, an event in Englewood Arts’
concert series. The Spirituals Project seeks to honor the sacred
folk songs created by enslaved African Americans in the 18th and
19th centuries, presenting them in concert versions. Tickets: $10,
“Sons of Russia” is the title of the Arapahoe Philharmonic
concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at South Suburban Christian Church,
7275 S. Broadway, Littleton. The program, conducted by Vincent C.
LaGuardia Jr., includes: Kabalevsky’s “Colas Breugnon Overture;”
Tchiakovsky’s “Symphony No. 2 (Little Russian); Shostakovich’s
“Piano Concerto No. 2,” with pianist Jamie Shaak. Tickets: $20,
$15, $10, $5. 303-791-1892, www.arapahoe-phil.org.
The Littleton Symphony presents “Russian Masterworks: Symphonic
Dances” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, at Littleton United Methodist Church,
5984 S. Datura St., Littleton. Peter Cooper, principal oboist of
the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, will be featured soloist in “Oboe
Concerto” by David Mullikin. Rachmaninov’s “Symphonic Dances” and
von Weber’s “Freischuetz Overture” are also on the program.
Tickets: $12 and $10, free for anyone younger than 21, at the door
“Heart and Sol” at Pinon Fine Art, 2510 W. Main St., downtown
Littleton, will feature art by Lorenzo Chavez, Julie Oriet, James
Biggers. An opening reception is planned from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 6.
Painter Joellyn Duesberry has work exhibited at Gallery 1261,
1261 Delaware St., in Denver’s Golden Triangle. The international
and national artist lives in Greenwood Village and is a new artist
with this fine gallery. Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through
“Lucia Di Lammermoor” by Donizetti will play in the Metropolitan
Opera’s Live in HD screening at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at
Highlands Ranch 24, Greenwood Plaza, Belmar and other theaters in
the metro area. (Mary Zimmerman’s production). Tickets: $22, $20,
Kids Bowl IV, an interactive children’s sporting event, is
scheduled 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 31 at Wildlife Experience, 10035 S.
Peoria St., Parker. Sports-themed games and activities will be
offered throughout the museum. Included in the regular price of
admission: $9, $8, $6 and free if younger than age 2. (Members
free). 720-488-3300, thewildlifeexperience.org.
Hear Live Jazz at the Parker Library, 10851 S. Crossroads Drive
from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 31. The free concert features musicians from the
Castle Rock Orchestra, an ensemble that has been performing for two
years. The CRO Jazz Ensemble includes trombone, sax, bass, drums,
trumpet and piano. (Visit CastleRockOrchestra.org) No
registration needed. For information, 303-791-READ or see DouglasCountyLibraries.org/programs
Wendy Woo and Nina Storey will perform Jan. 30 at Swallow Hill
Music, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver. Singer-songwriter Krista Detor will
open for them at 8 p.m. Tickets: $23 advance/$26 day of show,
“American Print 2009,” a national juried printmaking exhibition,
runs through March 22 at Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St.,
Golden. Printmakers were challenged to make a statement about this
moment in history. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through
Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays. www.foothillsartcenter.org,
Mark your calendars: “The True Grit of Historic Preservation”
will be explored in a pair of public forums sponsored by the
Littleton Historical Preservation Board and Historic Littleton Inc.
at 7-9 p.m. Feb. 12 and 26 at the Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W.
Powers Ave., Littleton. Preservation and planning guru Nore Winter
will speak and facilitate discussion about the future of
Littleton’s “past.” Plan to attend both to combine background and
future planning. For information, see www.littletongov.org or contact
preservation specialist Andrea Mimnaugh, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Call for artists: Colorado Art Open, 2009 at Foothills Art
Center, open to artists in all media, living in Colorado. Juried by
Christoph Heinrich, Polly and Mark Addison Curator of Modern and
Contemporary Art at Denver Art Museum and Michael Chavez, Curator
at Foothills Art Center. (Last presented in 2005. Deadline is Feb.
9. For prospectus, see www.foothillsartcenter.org
or call 303-279-3922.
Call for Entries: The 2009 Lone Tree Photographic Art Show and
Sale invites artists to submit up to three photos to be considered
for the seventh annual Lone Tree show. Jurors: Russ Burden, Jim
Cannata, Greg Cradick. Categories: color; special effect color;
monochrome; special effect monochrome. $6,000 in cash awards. $25
Entry fee. Deadline Feb. 27. Download prospectus, entry form at
photoshow. April 5 to May 2.
Call for sculptors: the Douglas County Art Program invites
submissions to its Art Encounters public art sculpture program.
Artists older than 18 can submit designs for sculptures that are
weather-resistant, to be displayed for a year in Highlands Ranch,
Lone Tree, Parker and Castle Rock, June 2009 through June 2010.
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