Denver Brass, at Newman Center for the Performing Arts, at DU, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., presents: Colorado Fiesta: Dances with Brass!,
a Latin excursion joined by Fiesta Colorado Dance Company, flamenco guitarist
Steve Mullins and the Lamont Brass Ensemble.
Sat., Oct. 13, 7:30p.m., &
Sun., 14, 2:30p.m. Program includes Day
of the Dead Suite, Sensemayà, España Cañi, Iguana Caliente and more. Tickets ($24-44)/info: 303-832-4676, denverbrass.org.
Denver Eclectic Concerts, at 1705 S. Pearl St. (the “Plum Building”),
presents: Intermezzo Chamber Players and Acoustic Eidelon,
Thur., Sept. 13, 7p.m. Mediterranean food available for purchase; wine by donation. Tickets – $20/door, $18 advance,
$10 ardent-but-frugal music lovers – at eclecticconcerts.com.
Info: 303-393-7116, 303-282-7777.
Mercury Café, 2199 California St., presents: Stage C at the Mercury Café, a mix of jazz, poets, improv,
storytelling and interviews, featuring singer-songwriters Rob Clark and Julia Knearl, KidBit
Musician pianist Eli Baumgarten (age 11) poets Valerie Ann Szarek
and Barbara Test, and hosts Trinity Demask and Kay
Ford Johnsen, Sat., Sept. 8, 7p.m. $5. Featured musicians
at the Sat., Oct. 6, show will be The Choralary and
Mary Beth Cross. Info: stagec.com.
René Heredia and Flamenco Fantasy Dance Theatre, at Swallow Hill Music Association, 71 E. Yale
Ave., present: Gypsy
Flamenco Passion, sensuous
flamenco rhythm, from the deepest emotion to the lighthearted, with authentic
Gypsy choreography and guitar accompaniment, Sat., Sept. 15, 8p.m., in Daniels
Hall. Tickets ($20 advance, $22 night of show): 303-777-1003 or swallowhillmusic.org.
Denver Pops Orchestra (a.k.a. The Mostly Strauss Orchestra), at
Historic Grant Avenue, 216 S. Grant St., presents: Just Plain Fun with special guests The Soda City Ramblers – Gershwin, Strauss,
Mancini and more – Sat., Oct. 6, 4p.m. Tickets ($15; $10 seniors/students):denverpops.net, 720-771-8115, or at door.
Newman Center Presents, at Newman Center for the Performing Arts at DU,
2344 E. Iliff Ave., presents: 10th season of
performances by diverse, multi-disciplinary artists from around the world.
Opens with the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, an
innovative dance company of 10 versatile, energetic dancers performing a
sophisticated repertoire featuring some of the world’s foremost choreographers,
Sat., Sept. 22, 7:30p.m., and Sun., 23, 4p.m.
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra performs American Fanfare, an election-year showcase of all-American compositions including
for the Common Man and Lincoln Portrait, Barber’s Violin
Concerto, Ives’ Variations on “America” and Walker’s Lyric
For Strings, Tues., Sept. 25,
The Capitol Steps, a political comedy
ensemble begun in 1981 as a group of U.S. Senate staffers who set out to
satirize the very people who employed them, now touring the nation delivering
humor to the American public as an antidote to politics, Sat., Oct. 6, 7:30p.m.
– just three days after the DU-hosted
of the Americas with Sphinx
Virtuosi, a “chamber orchestra without a conductor” made up of alumni of the
national Sphinx Competition for young Black and Latino string players,
advancing the participation of African Americans and Latinos as performers,
educators and listeners of American orchestral music, Thur., Oct. 18, 7:30p.m.
Free Behind the Curtain lectures begin one hour before each performance. Tickets
($33+) at box office, 303-871-7720, or newmantix.com.
Swallow Hill Music Association, 71 E. Yale Ave., presents: Austin-based Hot Club
of Cowtown – guitarist Whit Smith, fiddler Elana James and bassist Jake Erwin – “the most
globe-trotting, hardest-swinging Western swing trio on the planet,” Sat., Sept.
8, 8p.m., in Daniels Hall.
Also in Daniels Hall: Sept. 7, Bruce Robison
& Kelly Willis; 14, David Olney and Steve Poltz;
21, David Lindley; 28, Chris Smither; 29, Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience; 30, Mindy Smith; Oct.
6, Leon Redbone.
Tuft Theatre: Sept. 8, Ken Waldman & The
Secret Visitors; 14, World
Music Night - The SAAKUMU Dance
Troupe; 15, The Wiyos; 28, Swingin’
the Hill salute to Horace Silver; 29, Small Potatoes; Oct. 6, Andrew McKnight
and Michael DeLalla.
L2 Arts & Culture Center, 1477 Columbine
St.: Nick Lowe (solo acoustic) with Eleni Mandell, Sept. 29.
of the Hill Faculty Concert Series,
which showcases world-class musicians of Swallow Hill’s music school staff,
features Ayo Awosika, Sept. 22, 8p.m.
Info/tickets at swallowhillmusic.org
or call 303-777-1003.