Returning for an encore performance, the Castle Rock Community Ringers make incredible music using only the classic choir bells – and these musicians know how to create a joyful noise! The well-regarded Castle Rock Community Ringers will show us how to ‘throw cares away’ with their thoughtful blend of holiday and secular songs all created with perfectly pitched handbells. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#hark
An expert instrumentalist, Peter Hebert plays the evocative hammered dulcimer and its cousin, the psaltery, with masterful ease – filling the air with the ancient sounds of Medieval Europe. The Graeco-Roman dulcimer (sweet song) derives its name from the Latin dulcis (sweet) and the Greek melos (song). Find out how perfectly named this haunting instrument can be when Peter Hebert makes his dulcimer sing a sweet song. This concert will feature improvisations on songs and melodies of the Holiday Season. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#music
MSU Denver music professor Peter Schimpf will present a program of music from the early 17th century, a period of transition as the Renaissance style began to give way to the dramatic aesthetic of the early Baroque. He will perform on a 10 course lute and 14 string theorbo. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#music
Flutist Cobus du Toit and guitarist Patrick Sutton pair for this concert highlighting music from their recent CD release. Flute is the air and piano is the earth in this extraordinary concert featuring music from around the world. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#music
An exuberant musical experience, rooted firmly in traditional Jewish modes and melodies and driven by contemporary rhythms and danceable grooves, Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe play nouveau klezmer music. The versatile musicians who make up The Lost Tribe have a deep respect for their source material, from the evocative tunes of Eastern European Jews and Gypsies to the sinuous rhythms of the Middle East and Mediterranean. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#music
Guitarist Tom Carleno blends jazz, folk and pop to create a unique musical experience. He is most know for his distinctive use of a wide variety of alternate tunings, which form the blank canvas for his songs. His recent CD, titled Perfect Imperfection, is receiving rave reviews and radio airplay internationally and climbed to the number two spot on the Zone Music Reporter Radio Chart. Tom has also won the Best Instrumental Album - Acoustic award in the 10th Annual ZMR Awards in New Orleans. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#music
Byers Branch Library and Denver Open Media Building
The 4 Traditional Elements of Hip Hop are the MC, the DJ, the Graffiti Artist and the Bboy/BGirl Dancer. The 5th Element of Hip Hop has always been in debate. You've might of heard that the 5th Element is knowledge, or fashion, slang, entrepreneurship... We believe that the Freestyle answers less of "what" the 5th Element is, and rather more of, "how" one does it. The Freestyle 5th Element is about self-determination and how Hip Hop can positively influence your life as a whole.
The Mountain Music Duo is a unique combination of oboist, Tenley Williams, and guitarist, James Cline. This skilled duo offers not only classical music, but also fresh interpretations of pop, swing, and jazz standards. Dr. James Cline teaches Class Guitar, Applied Guitar and coaches the Guitar Ensembles at Regis University. He also teaches Music Appreciation and Guitar at Front Range Community College in Westminster. Along with his active teaching schedule, James performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician.