Arts Longmont is committed to the performing arts. Our three programs: Friday Afternoon Concerts & Art Shows, and Longmont Live bring a variety of world class musicians to local venues at reasonable prices and showcase our local emerging music scene.
Friday Afternoon Concerts & Art Shows
Arts Longmont partners with the Longmont Museum to offer 7 low-cost musical performances in the new 250-seat Stewart Auditorium combined with a featured local artist exhibit in the Swan Atrium. Each event features a local Arts Longmont artist-member and a world-class professional concert in an array of musical styles, including classical, jazz, samba, world music, chamber, and more. The 25th Season of Friday Afternoon Concerts begins October 16, 2015. All programs are held at the Longmont Museum Stewart Auditorium, 400 Quail Road. Art Shows open at 1:30pm, concerts begin at 2:30pm. Reception follows each concert. Tickets at the door or by calling the Longmont Museum at 303 651-8374.
October 16: Jazz Landscapes
The audience will experience the magic of the Desert Southwest through images by photographer Bob Maynard choreographed to live jazz by DU-Boulder faculty Keith Waters and John Gunther Quartet.Art Show: Bob Maynard, Photographer
November 20: Colorado Chamber Players
This award-winning mixed chamber ensemble is celebrating its 21st season. Presenting an all Shostakovich program. Paul Primus, violin, Margaret Soper Gutierrez, violin, Barbara Hamilton, viloa, Jeffrey Watson, Cello, Andrew Cooperstock, piano.
Art Show: InterFaith Quilters
December 11: Jayme Stone & The Other Side of the Air
Two-time Juno Award winning banjoist, composer and instigator Jayme Stone makes music inspired by sounds from around the world. Jayme Stone, banjo, Tom Gershwin, trumpet, Jean-Luc Davis, bass, Marc Dalio, drums.
Art Show: Longmont Artist Guild
January 15: Take Down the Door (Celtic)
The Irish were once known to take the door off its hinges when it was time for a party. Lyons=based Take Down the Door Celtic band takes its name from this tradition, playing foot-stomping, heart-stopping Irish music that includes lively fiddle tunes and songs in Irish Gaelic. The group features former Gaelic Storm, fiddler Jessie Burns, along with fiddler Adam Agee, guitarist Jon Sousa and singer Beth Gadbaw.
Art Show: Greg Marquez, Watercolorist
Feburary 19: CU-Boulder’s Opera Theatre Singers
This is an engaging and select group of graduate students from the CU-Boulder Eklund Opera Program. They perform repertoire from the world of opera and musical theatre. With Robert Spillman, piano.
Art Show: Holly Barrett, Printmaker
March 18: Boulder Brass Quintet
Two trumpets, a horn, trombone and tuba – the quintet from the larger Boulder Brass group will present a wonderful mix of music, from classical to jazz…and beyond!
Art Show: Ana Maria Botero, Painter
April 15: Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
A five-piece chamber ensemble that revives the tradition of silent film orchestras. Hear live music accompanying the 1927 Buster Keaton silent film, College.
Art How: Shawn Shea, Painter
Thanks to our 2015-16 Sponsors: The Roost, Stapp Interstate Toyota, Lucky’s Market, Longs Peak Animal Hospital, Longmont Museum, ReMax – Pat Kahler, City of Longmont, Colorado Creative Industries, Longmont Community Foundation, The Community Foundation Boulder County, Dynamic Designs, Olde Towne Animal Medical Center and SCFD.
Longmont Live will focus on bringing up-and coming musicians together with more established local musicians, as well as featuring those artists and builders who support the music scene. We are lucky to have some amazing local instrument builders in Boulder County, but they rarely get a chance to display their work outside of their storefronts.
Three musicians will come together to perform three 45-minute sets from 7 to 10:30 pm. The Kay Carol Gallery & Priscila Working Studio at 364 Main Street in Longmont is transformed into a coffeehouse atmosphere with snacks and drinks.