*Music Series*

Saturday Sessions:

Autumn Guitar with Michael DeLalla

Autumn Guitar with Michael DeLalla
Saturday, October 25, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

It is fitting that Michael DeLalla will be playing us into the cooler months. His cool guitar concert kicked off our 2014 concert season; he is back for an encore performance of his solo guitar compositions and arrangements of traditional tunes gathered from his cultural explorations. Hailed as "one of the very best acoustic guitarists in the world" by All Music Guide, Michael DeLalla blends his jazz, Celtic and folk stylings in a memorable performance.

Alternate Tunings: Tom Carleno on Guitar

Alternate Tunings: Tom Carleno on Guitar
Saturday, November 1, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Guitarist Tom Carleno blends jazz, folk and pop to create a unique musical experience. He is most known 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.

Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe

Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe
Saturday, November 8, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

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.

Earth and Air: Music for Flute and Guitar

Earth and Air: Music for Flute and Guitar
Saturday, November 15, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Flautist 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.

Renaissance Lute and Guitar with Peter Schimpf

Renaissance Lute and Guitar with Peter Schimpf
Saturday, November 22, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

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.

Sweet Song: Hammered Dulcimer with Peter Hebert

Sweet Song: Hammered Dulcimer with Peter Hebert
Saturday, November 29, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 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. This concert will feature improvisations on songs and melodies of the Holiday Season.

Denver Gay Men’s Chorus

Denver Gay Men’s Chorus
Saturday, December 6, 3-4 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Fresh City Life is honored to be hosting a free performance of the Denver Gay Men's Chorus in its 34th season. This spectacular event will feature almost 100 men. Their angelic singing, bright spirits, and holiday cheer will enhance your season. This concert will include favorite holiday carols, and plenty of inspirational singing and maybe even an audience sing-along. Come see why the Denver Gay Men's Chorus is the premiere chorus in Denver. A perfect prelude to downtown’s Parade of Lights!

Fingerstyle Guitar with Jon Sousa

Fingerstyle Guitar with Jon Sousa
Saturday, December 13, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Jon Sousa will give a one hour performance on guitar and tenor banjo, with repertoire mainly stemming from Traditional Irish music, but including some Jazz and Classical. Jon’s passion for music has taken him all over the world from the beautiful countryside of France, studying with master fingerstyle guitar player Pierre Bensusan to Senegal, West Africa, studying Sabar drumming and a lengthy sabbatical in Ireland in 2008 where he refined his skills in interpreting Irish music. Jon recently released a new CD of instrumental guitar music entitled "Twilight," featuring all original compositions.

Henry and Reinhardt

Henry and Reinhardt
Saturday, December 20, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Barbara Henry and Mark Reinhardt (aka Henry & Reinhardt) will be performing a set of holiday songs, including some of your favorites, and some you’ve never heard before. If you like your holiday music to swing, be poignant, and include a touch of humor, this will be the show for you!

Casey Hrdlicka’s Kitchen Pickins

Casey Hrdlicka’s Kitchen Pickins
Saturday, December 27, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Coming from an array of different groups in Denver, including Atomga, Casey Hrdlicka plays a wide range of musical styles. Drawing from a musical pool consisting of originals, deep cut funk, R&B and front porchy, foot stompin blues, Casey's music appeals to people of all ages and cultures.