Music Event

Weekend Music Series

Michael Fitzmaurice

Michael Fitzmaurice
Saturday, August 29, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Mike Fitzmaurice is best known for his work with the Irish Folk Group Colcannon, but is also Associate Principal Bassist with the Greeley Philharmonic. Mike is also a Jazz musician, and performs educational outreach programs with Inside the Orchestra.  For this concert Mike, with his trusty sidekick, Juanda the bass, will perform a variety jazz, folk, and classical tunes, and may even sing you a song or two. Mike is a favorite performer at Fresh City Life’s Saturday Sessions.

Taiko with Toni and Friends

Taiko with Toni and Friends
Saturday, September 5, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Acoma Plaza

In celebration of Denver’s Taste of Colorado event in Civic Center Park, thrill to the thunderous sounds of the taiko (Japanese drum). Taiko with Toni and Friends brings an exciting “Matsuri” (Japanese festival) to the stage. The festival sound of Japan – from traditional songs to contemporary compositions – the “Matsuri” performance entertains and educates. In traditional costume, using taiko drums, various hand percussion, and bamboo flutes, Taiko with Toni and Friends delights audiences all over Denver and Colorado. This is percussive rhythm at it’s very best and taiko are really enjoyable in a large or outdoor venue – it’s a big sound!​

Fingerstyle Guitar with Jon Sousa

Fingerstyle Guitar with Jon Sousa
Saturday, September 12, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Jon Sousa’s library concert includes pieces performed on tenor banjo and his signature fingerstyle guitar. His repertoire highlights Traditional Irish music, but includes jazz standards and classical pieces as well. 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.

Nick Busheff - Back from Berlin

Nick Busheff - Back from Berlin
Saturday, September 19, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Pianist Nick Busheff returns to the library, this time performing highlights of his recent performances in Germany.  The program includes classical, jazz and pop favorites along with original compositions like Grimm's Fairy Tales for Piano and The Monster Opera Suite.

Tapestry Revisited: Janis Kelly and Lisa Bell

Tapestry Revisited: Janis Kelly and Lisa Bell
Saturday, September 26, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Music & Media Room

For those of us who grew up listening to what is arguably one of the most important albums ever produced in American popular music, Carole King’s Tapestry perfectly marks a time in our lives. This music is now being rediscovered by new generations; you can’t keep a good album down. Singers and songwriters Janis Kelly and Lisa Bell pay tribute to Carole King’s masterful breakout album in Tapestry Revisited. The show not only features wonderful arrangements of every song from the album, including You've Got A Friend, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman, I Feel The Earth Move, and Beautiful, but also the stories behind the songs, told from Carole's perspective! This special concert will be hosted in our soaring Music & Media Room on Level 1.

Erhoopla Variety Show

Erhoopla Variety Show
Saturday, October 3, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 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, October 10 - No concert due to early closure.

Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe

Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe
Saturday, October 17, 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.

Solo Harp: Rebecca Moritsky

Solo Harp: Rebecca Moritsky
Saturday, October 24, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Solo harp works ranging from classical to more jazz style pieces.

Tales of Tunes of the West with Liz Masterson

Tales of Tunes of the West with Liz Masterson
Saturday, October 31, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Liz Masterson, from Denver, is a Colorado native and an award-winning singer. In a career that spans 30 years, and covers 40 states and Canada, Liz has performed at the Smithsonian Institution, the Lincoln Center in New York City, and the (Autry) Museum of the American West. In 2007, she yodeled on Myth Busters. Her most recent CD, Roads to Colorado, received the Will Roger’s Award for Best Western Album of 2009.

 

 

Michael Fitzmaurice

Michael Fitzmaurice
Saturday, August 29, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

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