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Road Trip: Week of March 26, 2010

By Staff

Here are some big shows and events coming to Colorado and Utah in the near future. Dark Star Orchestra — Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek, April 8. Paul Wright and Rootdown U-Melt — University of Colorado, Boulder, ...

Concert goers to get bonus

By Staff

The Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming performances come with a bonus. The audience will hear the symphony perform an original melody composed by Fruita’s Abigail Heaton, 14, who won the Crystal Baton competition aimed ...

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Percussionist to be featured at Centennial Band’s Spring Concert

By Staff

A variety of percussion instruments — xylophone, marimba, vibraphone — will be on stage with percussionist Darin Kamstra, the guest soloist at the upcoming Grand Junction Centennial Band concert. The Centennial Band Spring Concert ...

Road trip: Week of March 19, 2010

By Staff

Here are some big shows and events coming to Colorado and Utah in the near future. The Contribution, Whitewater Ramble — Bluebird Theater, Denver, April 1. The Motet — Fox Theatre, Boulder, April 1. Head for the Hills — ...

Western Colorado Chorale top mix Brahms, Beatles, Beach Boys

By Staff

The Western Colorado Chorale will sing “Brahms, Beatles and the Beach Boys” at its next concert. It’s a program mixing Brahms’ romantic Liebeslieder Waltzes with favorite popular tunes from the Fab Four and ‘60s ...

College symphony to play for charity

By Staff

“Carnival of the Animals,” presented by the Mesa State College Symphony Orchestra, will benefit the Western Slope Center for Children, a nonprofit serving children of sexual abuse. The family-friendly concert incorporates several ...


Music scene: Week of March 19, 2010

By Staff

Compiled by TAMMY GEMAEHLICH Before he joins Kid Rock and the Chillin’ The Most Tour in the South this spring, Dallas-based rock band Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights will light up a host of venues out West. Tyler and his band ...

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Symphony to honor 14-year-old’s work

By Melinda Mawdsley

Abigail Heaton didn’t need years of musical experience to write her first piece of music. At 14, Heaton won the Crystal Baton competition sponsored by the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra. Her melody, “His Return,” includes ...

Tonettes to team with children’s choir for Spring Concert in Palisade March 21

By Staff

The Tonettes will join The Grand Valley Children’s Choir for its Spring Concert. The performance will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 21, at Palisade High School, 3679 G Road. The Tonettes are a 1940s inspired, five-member female a cappella ...

Classical, jazz artist to perform at college’s Festival for Creative Pianists on March 25

By Staff

Classical and jazz pianist John Salmon will tickle the ivories in a concert to begin the annual Festival For Creative Pianists at Mesa State College. Salmon will play with the college Wind Symphony and Jazz Band at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March ...

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