Weekend Music Series

Venezuelan Waltzes and Other Latin American Beats with Victor Mestas

Venezuelan Waltzes and Other Latin American Beats with Victor Mestas
Saturday, April 4, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Born in Venezuela, Victor Mestas is as proud of new roots in Boulder as he is of his origins in Latin America. Join him for a beautiful keyboard concert that highlights music from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Argentina and his beloved Caracas, Venezuela.

Bossa Nova with Sergio and Eric

Bossa Nova with Sergio and Eric
Saturday, April 11, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Sergio and Eric are a Brazilian guitar duo. Sergio Augusto is the world renowned Brazilian guitarist, vocalist, and composer; he was instrumental in the blossoming of the bossa nova movement in Brazil in the 1960's. Sergio, who sings in many different languages is complemented by award winning Denver based guitarist, bassist, and composer Eric Roberts. Their repertoire ranges from bossa nova classics to jazz standards, and truly keeps the bossa nova sound alive and fresh.

Jazz Classics with The Tom Gershwin Duo

Jazz Classics with The Tom Gershwin Duo
Saturday, April 18, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Always searching for new challenges in his music, trumpeter Tom Gershwin explores the broad range of classic jazz in this duo project. Working with guitarist Bill Kopper, brass and strings combine effortlessly for intimate ballads, joyful swing tunes and some snappy bebop.

Native American Flute with Bear Livmere

Native American Flute with Bear Livmere
Saturday, April 25, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Tradition and new age meet in this concert that blends Native American flute with the influences of Jazz, Blues and Estonian Folk music. Bear Livmere loves the tonal warmth of wooden flutes; he creates unique music full of heart and soul.

Latin Guitar with Alfredo Muro

Latin Guitar with Alfredo Muro
Saturday, May 2, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Join us for a soulful Latin American musical experience featuring the brilliant Peruvian guitarist, Alfredo Muro.  Romantic music of Brazil, Argentina, and Spain sprinkled with a few classical surprises will raise your spirit and send you home with your feet tapping.

Le Montagnard with Mountain Music Duo: Songs from the Alps for Oboe and Guitar

Le Montagnard with Mountain Music Duo: Songs from the Alps for Oboe and Guitar
Saturday, May 9, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Join classical guitarist James Cline and oboist Tenly Williams for a performance evocative of the Alps! Enjoy music by French composer Napoleon Coste and Italian virtuoso guitarist Mauro Giuliani. Tenly and James have been presenting music for the unique combination of oboe and guitar for more than a decade, and are thrilled to present these 19th century masterpieces for our Denver Public Library audience.

Gadbaw and Krimmel: Celtic Harp and Vocal Harmony

Gadbaw and Krimmel: Celtic Harp and Vocal Harmony
Saturday, May 16, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Gadbaw and Krimmel are known for their rich harmonies, intricate rhythms and a beautiful balance between harp and percussion. Described by Colorado Public Radio as “stunning,” the duo perform original, traditional and art pieces that hint at ancient Irish roots – ranging from Gaelic tunes and sea shanties to Yeats poetry set to ethereal Celtic harp accompaniment.

Pop/Rock Redux with Steve Glotzer

Pop/Rock Redux with Steve Glotzer
Saturday, May 23, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Guitarist for Soul Sacrifice, A Tribute To Santana, Steve Glotzer brings a renewed melodic style with a fresh approach to songs by The Beatles, The Allman Brothers, Buffalo Springfield, Randy Newman, and Joni Mitchell as well as original compositions.

Spirit of the Celts: Jerry Barlow

Spirit of the Celts: Jerry Barlow
Saturday, May 30, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Acclaimed Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow is a virtuoso musician, a warm and accessible performer, and a world-class storyteller. His repertoire is composed of a synthesis of traditional music from the British Isles and his own original Celtic-inspired compositions. Barlow’s music transports the listener across time and space on an imaginary journey to a rustic Irish fishing village, the misty Scottish Highlands or an enchanted English forest. Enjoy the arrangements that have been described as “music to soothe the soul, warm the heart, and lift the spirit.”