Music Scene: Colorado Mesa University Wind Symphony concert and other area concerts, shows for March

The Colorado premieres of two music pieces will highlight the spring Colorado Mesa University Wind Symphony Concert.

The concert featuring wind and percussion students will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, in the Love Recital Hall of CMU’s Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St.

The first piece to premiere will be “Seeds of Glass” by Benjamin Taylor.

“The CMU Wind Symphony is a consortium member of this piece, which accompanies a video that portrays the evolution of a huge machine made of glass,” accordingt o a news release from CMU.

“‘Seeds of Glass’ explores the intersection of nature and technology with a machine that starts as a seed, and slowly grows and expands, much like a living organism.”

Also premiering is a piece titled “Three Sketches for Band” written by Jack Stamp.

The concert program will include “Kirkpatrick Fanfare” by Andrew Boysen, “Satiric Dances” by Norman Dello Joio, “Willow of Winter” by BJ Brooks and “Gandalf,” which is the first movement of John de Meij’s “Symphony No. 1” that was inspired by “The Lord of the Rings.”

Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for students.

Call the box office at 248-1604 for tickets and information.


Other music events in the area:

Shotgun Hodown, 8 p.m. Friday, March 10, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., “Long Gone” CD release party with guests with Wave Baby, Bronco Country and Talya Dewey, $7, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

Caleb Dean Band, 8–11 p.m. Friday, March 10, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, warehouse2565.com.

Clusterpluck, 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, Cruisers Bar, 715 Main St., 314-2554.

Augmented, 7–10 p.m. Friday, March 10, ThunderStruck Vallery, 436 Main St., Metal Night with Suckafish and The Company, $5, 314-2322, tsvgj.com.

Music Makes the World Go ‘Round, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, Colorado Mesa University Ballroom, Grand Junction Centennial Band concert with a focus on Irish tunes, donations accepted at the door to benefit a music scholarship, gjcentennialband.com.

Tom Keogh and Co., 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to country, current hits, Latin and swing, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Morgan Crouse, 6–8 p.m. Friday, March 10, Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., 424-5777.

Lysander Piano Trio, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, Two Rivers Winery and Chateau, 2087 Broadway, Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra Chamber Concert featuring the award-winning trio, SOLD OUT, gjso.org, 243-6787.

Music jam, 6–9 p.m. Friday, March 10, Warrior Resource Center, 11 S. Park Ave., Montrose, take an instrument or come to listen, community invited, 765-2210.

Songs of Love and Hate: The New Broadway Songbook, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 10–11, Mesa Experimental Theatre, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., Bravo Cabaret concert with guests Mesa Outloud, rated R for language and adult content, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 students, 248-1604, coloradomesa.edu/mosstickets.

Ian Ethan Case and Grayson Erhard, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 11, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., Meet the Beast Tour with Jake Statler, $15 in advance, $19 at the door, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

Vintage Voltage, 9 p.m. Saturday, March 11, Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Palisade, $2, 464-5449.

Derringer Band, 8–11 p.m. Saturday, March 11, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, warehouse2565.com.

Nate Hancock and the Declaration, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 11, Cruisers Bar, 715 Main St., 314-2554.

Appalachian Spring, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 11, Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, violinist Rachel Lee Priday and pianist Susan Ellinger, $18–$23 in advance, $22–$27 at the door, $5 discount for students,  527-7243, bluesage.org.

Piano Salon Series, 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., “Romantic Traditions,” pianist Frank French performs and presents historical background of the era, $15, gjartcenter.org, 243-7337.

A Night in Vienna, silent auction opens 4:30 p.m., dinner 5:30 p.m., concert 7 p.m. Saturday, March 11, Delta High School, 1400 Pioneer Road, Delta, Valley Youth Orchestra dinner concert, primary fundraiser for the orchestra, tickets at valleysymphony.net/vyo or from orchestra members.

Thomasina Russell, 1–4 p.m. Sunday, March 12, Palisade Brewery, 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-1462.

The Haymarket Squares, doors 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., five-piece bluegrass band from Arizona, $12 in advance, $15 at the door, 241-8801, ext. 211, kafmradio.org.

Tom Keogh, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to Western favorites, swing and Latin, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Huey, 6–8 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684; 5:30–8 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, Las Marias, 118 S. Seventh St., 241-2398.

Blues jam, 7–10 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St., take an instrument, 241-4010.

Toaster Unplugged, 6–8 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684.

Carousel Kings, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., with Abandoned by Bears, Bad Case of Big Mouth and Videl whose show is dedicated to band member Jacob “Jake” Cyzeski-Hart, who died in a hiking accident last month, $10 in advance, $12 at the door, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

The Grand Junction Youth Orchestra, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, Avalon Theatre Encore Room, 645 Main St., free spring concert, gjyo.org.

Shea Bramer, 6–8 p.m. Thursday, March 16, Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., 424-5777.

Donny Morales, 6–8 p.m. Thursday, March 16, Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684.


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