Fresh City Life is proud to present this very special violin concert: Kailin Yong makes music with the intention of promoting peace and building cultural bridges. Born and raised in Singapore, trained at the Vienna Academy of Music, Kailin has dedicated the last ten years of his life to exploring folk music from around the world and finding commonality amidst cultural differences. He was the recipient of the Daniel Pearl Memorial Violin for his work to foster peace and cross-cultural understanding in the world. http://denverlibrary.org/node/2094
Denver’s loveliest songbird, Marta Burton and her talented musician husband, Jeff Hooton will be bringing the Irish! Our great Schlessman Hall will be filled with the familiar sounds of Irish folk music and a lighthearted ditty or two. All to put you in the spirit of St Patrick’s Day and Erin Go Bragh! http://denverlibrary.org/node/2094
With a global reputation, Joe Lukasik has created and recorded some of the most interesting music for saxophone in recent history. He’ll bring a set of new music and old favorites to this solo concert for saxophone. http://denverlibrary.org/node/2094
Listen to instruments made from recycled materials and make a wooden thumb piano to take home to play. Escucha instrumentos musicales hechos de materiales reciclados. Luego haz un piano que puedes tocar con los pulgares y llévatelo a casa.
Composer and multi-instrumentalist Jesse Manno received his first commission in 1982 and has since created over eighty original scores for dance, theater, 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.
Musicians Joseph Lukas and Eyal Revlon explore the Yiddish folk music that became an important form of expression for Jewish immigrants coming to the United States from 1880 through the 1920s. The sound of Klezmer music is meant to mimic human vocalizations from talking and laughing to mournful crying. It’s evocative of Old World celebrations and a treat to hear.
Suzanne Morales is a Denver-based musician and composer whose music has been picked up for TV shows, indie films and shorts. While she loves ballads and blues, her great musical passion is Latin music. Morales brings a sensuality to her singing and guitar playing that transports audiences to moonlit beaches and friendly cantinas.