Music Scene: The Elias Duo

The Elias Duo are pianist Andrea Arese-Elias and violinist Carlos Elias

Classical, romantic and impressionistic period pieces will be performed by The Elias Duo at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Recital Hall in Mesa State College’s Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St.

The Elias Duo — Andrea Arese-Elias on piano and her husband,  Carlos Elias, on violin — will perform works by Mozart, Franck and Debussy.

The couple’s biographies at Mesa State’s website note that Arese-Elias is a native of Argentina and made her recital debut at the age of 11 and her orchestral debut at 14, with the Cordoba National Symphony Orchestra of Argentina. She is a founding member of the Mesa State Faculty Piano Trio and the Las Americas Piano Trio.

Elias began his musical studies at the age of 5 at the National Center of Arts in San Salvador. He is director of strings/orchestra at Mesa State, concertmaster of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and the music director of the Symphony in the Valley in Glenwood Springs.

Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students and children. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Mesa State’s music department scholarship program.

Call the box office at 248-1604 for information.

Other music events in the area:

• Roundabout, rockin’ country music, 9 p.m., Tenacious Brothers Pub, 118 S. Seventh St., 424-5354.

• “Sondheim Spectacular,” songs from Broadway musicals written by Stephen Sondheim, performed by Grand Valley Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4–5; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 10–12; 2 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 5 and 12, Showtime Productions, 2148 Broadway, $15 adults, $12 seniors and students, 361-0243, 263-4152.

• Tribute to the Cramps with The Tankerays and The Wrong Impressions, 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., $6,  245-0995.

• Goodman “unplugged,” 9 p.m. to midnight Friday, Feb. 4, Naggy McGee’s, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

• Oboe Day, final concert, featuring Staff Sgt. Joseph Deluccio of The President’s Own United States Marine Band, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Mesa State College, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students/children, 248-1604.

• The Acoustic Strolling Scones, 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, The Roper Music Ballroom, 130 N. Fifth St., wine by Grande River Vineyards, $15, 242-3272.

• Grand Junction High School Jazz Band’s annual Jazz Dinner Dance Concert and Silent Auction, dinner 5:30 p.m., dance 7–10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, Lincoln Park Barn, $15 adults, dinner and dance, $10 students; dance only $7 adults, $5 students, proceeds help with equipment and expenses to the University of Northern Colorado Jazz Festival, purchase tickets in advance at Java Junction, Back Porch Music and from any GJHS jazz student.

• Flat Top Reed with guests, 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, Palisade Livery, 215 Main St., Palisade, 464-5449.

• Bobby Walker and Steve Williams, benefit dance, 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., $5, benefits Harley Owners Group member injured in a motorcycle accident, 245-0995.

• Goodman “unplugged,” 3–6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, Powderhorn Resort, Colorado Highway 65, Mesa, 268-5735.

• Darin Kamstra, percussion, A Little Noon Music, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., 242-4850.


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