As part of the citywide Light/The Holocaust and Humanity Project, the Mizel Museum and Fresh City Life will host a collection of events to bring our communities together in a spirit of unity and celebration of diversity.
Unbounded: Breaking the Chains of Modern Day Slavery
Experience acoustic world fusion! Perpetual Motion, elegant with an element of adventure, blends the sounds of Central and South American folk, progressive jazz, blues and rock, which informs their original compositions and cover tunes. Featuring violinist Josie Quick and guitarist Tom Carleno.
Saturday, February 16, 2-3p, Schlessman Hall
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.
Saturday, February 9, 2-3p, Schlessman Hall
Award-winning pianist Nick Busheff will be performing his favorite pop/rock music from his “Legends of the Piano” series which was performed on Elton John’s red piano and Billy Joel’s touring Steinway. In addition to these two artists, Nick will be playing the hits of Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, The Beatles as well as a few selections from his lounge-metal band Kinky Mink which performs jazz versions of 80’s hairband metal.
Saturday, February 2, 2-3p, Schlessman Hall
Brian Mullins and Mike Fitzmaurice play the Chinese erhu, a two-stringed bowed instrument, along with a variety of other Chinese instruments. This lively group has performed at Denver Public Library before and is back by popular demand. Enjoy traditional Chinese tunes mixed with contemporary and American music played on these classical instruments.
Saturday, January 26, 2-3p, Schlessman Hall
Composer and multi-instrumentalist Jesse Manno received his first commission in 1982 and has since created over eighty original scores for dance, theatre, film and multimedia productions. His work has been supported by Meet The Composer, Inc. (a division of the NEA), KRMA Denver PBS TV, The National Guild of Organists, Montgomery Watson Inc., Bates Dance Festival, and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, among others, and has been presented all across the USA, as well as in Holland, Germany, Switzerland, the U.K.,Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Saudi Arabia.
Surprisingly inspired by the guitar playing of Slash, Jon Sousa began rocking on the guitar at age of 11. His musical journey soon took him to the extremes of rock and metal, but not before a radical left turn into the world of electronic dance music production. After moving to Colorado in 2003, Jon fell deeply in love with Traditional Irish music and solo fingerstyle guitar.
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. Don’t miss this final concert of the year as the Castle Rock Community Ringers fill up our great hall with their celebratory music.
Saturday, December 15, 2-3p, Schlessman Hall
McNichols Building at Civic Center Park, 144 W Colfax Avenue, Denver 80202
Fresh City Life is honored to be hosting a free performance of the Denver Gay Men's Chorus in its 31st season. This spectacular event will feature almost 200 men. Their angelic singing, bright spirits, and holiday cheer will enhance your season. This concert will include favorite holiday carols, magnificent settings of "Gloria" and "Hodie Christus Natus Est," an audience sing-a-long, and plenty of inspirational singing, including a stunning arrangement of "I Heard the Bells". The concert will close with the fastest version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" ever performed.