Music Dance and Performance

Saturday Sessions - Sweet Song: Hammered Dulcimer with Peter Hebert

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall - Level 1

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.
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Saturday Sessions - Looping Bass with Matt Skellenger

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall - Level 1

Wowing audiences in our 2014 season, Matt Skellenger is back for an encore performance of his exciting concert set. “In electroacoustic music, a loop is a repeating section of sound material. Short sections of material can be repeated to create ostinato (motif) patterns.” – Wikipedia.com. Matt Skellenger utilizes looping techniques to create complex musical pieces that are haunting and memorable.
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Saturday Sessions - Compositions and Kibitzing: Brian Burch and Randal Ames

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall - Level 1

Fingerstyle guitarist Brian Birch and mandolinist Randal Ames have been wowing audiences in the Denver area for the past ten years. Their acoustic compositions and other musical renderings cover a wide variety of musical styles ranging from classical and folk, to new age and blues. Along with their original pieces they also play great instrumental music from some of the best pickers on the planet including: Leo Kottke, Chet Atkins, Steffan Grossman, Alex DeGrassi, Bill Mize, David Qualey and Ed Gerhard.

Johnah Berger presents The Rhythm Within

Music and Dance
10:00 am - 11:00 am

We'll bring acceptance and percussion together to open the eyes of children and youth through music. We'll discuss the concept of special needs and learn to accept people for their unique gifts. Then we'll play in unison during "band practice!"
All ages. No registration is required.

Adventure in Reading / Aventura con la lectura

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mark Hellerstein presents a ventriloquist program of comedy, music, and storytelling. Meet Winston Worm, as he narrates “Jack and the Beanstalk” and Pansy, the lovable baby chimpanzee. Watch a drawing come to life right before your eyes! All ages.

Este espectáculo presentado por el ventrílocuo Mark Hellerstein incluye comedia, música y cuentos. Conoce a Winston, el gusano, quien narrará Jack y las habichuelas mágicas) y a Pansy, una adorable chimpancé bebé. ¡Mira como un dibujo cobra vida delante de tus ojos! Actividad para todas las edades.

Justin Miera presents All That Jazz / Justin Miera presenta Todo el jazz

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Take a tour of African and American music history. Learn about
real world heroes and their stories. The audience can dance,
sing, and play instruments throughout the show! All ages.

Descubre la historia de la música americana y africana. Conoce a
los héroes del mundo real y sus historias. ¡Los participantes pueden
bailar, cantar y tocar instrumentos durante la presentación!
Actividad para todas las edades.

Hip Hop with Mile-Hi Fitness

Music and Dance
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dance like your favorite pop stars! In this high-energy, age-appropriate class, kids (and parents, if you dare!!) will learn fun hip-hop techniques and combinations, all while moving to their favorite music.

Saturday Sessions - Post Jazz with David Thomas Bailey

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall - Level 1

Drawing inspiration from his life in Southwest Denver and the vibrancy of Federal Boulevard, David Thomas Bailey creates music that conjures the great American West as heard through an improvisational jazz filter.
Saturday, June 20, 2-3 p.m., Schlessman Hall, Level 1
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Saturday Sessions - Afro Pop Fusion with Nokuthula

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall - Level 1

Nokuthula plays contemporary and traditional Afro-pop fusion dance music from Zimbabwe, South Africa, and beyond. The band’s roots are in Zimbabwe- style marimba and mbira, but its music is also influenced by jazz, blues, Latin, Afro- Cuban, and other world music. Nokuthula’s sound is joyous, energetic, and upbeat; guaranteed to entertain audiences of all ages.
Saturday, June 27, 2-3 p.m., Schlessman Hall, Level 1
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Saturday Sessions - Portuguese Romance with Suzanne Morales

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall - Level 1

Dazzling concert audiences all over Denver, Suzanne Morales is a favorite performer at our Saturday Sessions. She has created special collections of her cherished Latin music – and each of her concerts at Denver Public Library have a unique sound and rhythm. Her newest set of songs will feature romantic Portuguese ballads and a tribute to the Bossa Nova era. Suzanne’s singing and guitar playing hold listeners in sway.
Saturday, June 13, 2-3 p.m., Schlessman Hall, Level 1
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