It’s no secret Denver Public Library loves music. Whether it’s checking out your favorite CD or blogging about recommendations, we have your music needs covered. Have you heard of Volume Denver? You can download (and keep!) music from tons of local musicians and bands, simply by using your library card number. There are also classes you can attend to learn some music basics. Best of all, branches of Denver Public Library and the Central Library regularly host amazing live musical performances of all genres--and they’re free! We’re starting the new year off with plenty of music for you. Here’s what’s coming up, and keep an eye on the online events calendar and Engage brochures for more during the rest of the year.
Sunday, January 8, 1:30 p.m. @ Central Library, Floor 1, Movies & Music Room
Join us for a preview of Denver Women’s Chorus new concert, Ocean of Voices: Stories of Water, performed by their ensemble, Take Note!
The Harlem Quartet
Wednesday, January 11, 10:30 a.m. @ Central Library, Floor 1, Movies & Music Room
The Harlem Quartet advances diversity in classical music while engaging new audiences with works by minority composers. The string ensemble is dedicated to teaching and undertaking outreach to some of the city's musically under-served. Delighting audiences internationally and now in Denver!
The Milk Blossoms
Saturday, January 14, 10:30 a.m. @ Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library
The Milk Blossoms believe in the subversive power of fragility within music, within art, within life and within each other. Combining ukulele, expressive beatboxing and piano, the trio blends to create dark pop music. Bring the whole family, and we’ll have donuts and coffee.
Ukulele Basics Workshop
Saturday, January 14, 2 p.m. @ Woodbury Branch Library
You will learn some basic chords and music theory that will enable you to play thousands of songs. And you’ll leave the workshop playing one song, even if you have never played a string instrument in your life! No registration required. Ages eight and up.
Schubert's String Quintet in C Major
Wednesday, January 18, 6:30 p.m. @ Park Hill Branch Library
See a live performance of Schubert's String Quintet in C Major, one of the essential masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire. The work is written for the unusual configuration of two violins, viola and two cellos, enhancing the richness of the quintet's lower register.
Chamber Music Concert
Saturday, January 21, 2 p.m. @ Decker Branch Library
Get swept away by a wide range of classical works performed by amateur musicians from the Colorado Chamber Music Society.
5th Tuesday Concert Series - Inside the Orchestra
Tuesday, January 31, 1:30 p.m. @ Schlessman Family Branch Library
Join members of Inside the Orchestra as they take you through an inter-generational and engaging first-hand orchestral experience which will reignite your appreciation for classical music. This program is dementia-friendly.