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.
All programs are held at the Longmont Museum Stewart Auditorium, 400 Quail Road.
Concerts begin at 2:30 pm; concert doors open at 2 pm with a Meet-the-Artist Reception following each concert.
Tickets are available by phone at 303-651-8374, on the Longmont Museum’s website (www.longmontcolorado.gov/museum) or at the door. Individual tickets are $10; the 7-concert season pass is $60.
Friday, Jan. 20 at 2:30 PM
Amelie Quartet with Roberta Daria
This program features wonderful Parisian world music, including Gypsy Jazz, Parisian Tango, and Gypsy Nouveau.
Work by Holly Barrett, print maker, will be on display.
Feb. 17— “Large Works by Chopin and Franck for Viola and Piano” performed by violist Geraldine Walther (Takács Quartet) and pianist David Korevaar (CU-Boulder College of Music) with art work by painter Dar Miner.
Mar. 17— Beth Gadbaw Celtic Trio. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with traditional music from the Emerald Isle! The art show features sculptures by Grahame Atkinson.
Apr. 21— Masontown’s quartet offers an exciting take on traditional acoustic/old-time/folk musi with delightful renditions of classic bluegrass songs mixed with original tunes. Photographs by Rocco Varbaro will be in the atrium.
For more information, call Arts Longmont 303-678-7869 or visit the website at www.artslongmont.org.
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.
Arts Longmont’s opened its 26th season on Friday, October 21 with an exhilarating performance by Mariachi Sol De Mi Tierra. The seven-member group includes 3 violins, 2 trumpets, guitar, guitarrón and vocals. The first half of the program featured representative music from the Mexican states beginning with the most southern state and traveling northward. The second half included mariachi “classics” as well as classical pieces.
The companion art exhibition was the Longmont Museum’s Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) exhibition.
On Friday, November 18, the Scott Martin Quintet presented Devoted to the Standard & A Tribute to Chick Corea. The quintet’s concert mixed the jazz standard tradition of well-known songs from the American Songbook while highlighting jazz legend Chick Corea who is celebrating his 75th birthday. Corea had a strong connection with Miles Davis, Stan Getz, and Sarah Vaughn, and other notables in the American Songbook genre. Concert highlights include well-known standards as well as selections from Chick’s classic early 1970s Brazilian jazz records, Return to Forever and Light as a Feather. Corea, an influential jazzman since the early 1960s, has 20 Grammy Awards to his credit.
Band Members included Scott Martin, piano; Josefina Mendez, vocals; Gonzalo Teppa, bass; Dru Heller, drums; Mark Johnson, sax and percussion.
The companion art exhibition was Susan Mara, painter.
On Friday, Dec. 9, The Renaissance Project brought their wonderful program, “Love, Liebe, L’amour…Love beyond Borders” which focused on four different aspects of love:
Love of the Divine—religious works by Orlando di Lasso.
With love from England—pieces by Dowland,Wilbye, Morley and Tomkins.
Romantic Love—Spain, France, Netherlands are represented with music by Guerrero, Passereau, del Encina
and Josquin de Prez.
Love of the Season—holiday favorites include The Holly and the Ivy, Ding Dong! Merrily on High, I Saw Three Ships and
Hodie Christus natus est.
The accompanying art show was the Longmont Artists’ Guild.