On Friday, Oct. 3, the Niwot Timberline Symphony Orchestra is performing the nostalgic and folksy 8th Symphony of Antonin Dvorak along with Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 featuring the stunning, virtuosic, young violinist, Rebekah Durham.
Hailed as a “marvelous violinist, who is absolutely scintillating and full of vitality,” Rebekah, only 23, has recently created a stir in the local classical music scene and is on track to becoming the next Hilary Hahn of the classical music world.
Rockin’ Robin Abb will make her conducting debut with the NTSO conducting the Overture to Jesus Christ Superstar. A special orchestration of this thrilling tune has been written for this event by the NTSO’s composer in residence, Monica Sales. This promises to be an evening of gypsy-like fancy, and rockin’ out of the house.
Art Center of Estes Park Opens
“Lines into Shapes”
The Art Center of Estes Park’s 13th annual “Lines into Shapes” Fine Art Show and Competition opens this weekend. Art Center members, participating artists and the public are invited to attend the kick-off of this premier, multimedia, juried event that showcases the work of high caliber local, regional, national and international artists.
The opening reception will be held at the Art Center of Estes Park’s Gallery on Friday, Sept. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. Awards will be announced and presented at 6:30 p.m.
The gallery is located at 517 Big Thompson Ave. on the east end of lower Stanley Village just above the fountain and is handicapped accessible. Hours are currently 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information call 970-586-5882 or visit www.ArtCenterOfEstes.com.
Loveland Opera Theatre (LOT) announces auditions for principal roles for its upcoming production of “Hansel and Gretel” by Engelbert Humperdinck on Saturday, Oct. 3 (preliminaries) and Sunday, Oct. 4 (callbacks) at Mountain View Presbyterian Church in Loveland.
An accompanist will be provided. The opera will be performed in English and some principal roles will be double cast.
Performance dates are March 4, 5, 6 at 7:30 p.m. and March 7 at 2:30 p.m. Prepare one aria in English and a section from the score (Schirmer) for your character. See the LOT Web site at www.LovelandOpera.org for details.
Please send photo and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-593-0085 to request an audition.
Larimer County Department of Natural Resources is recruiting photography enthusiasts to join our ranks and go out in the field to get pictures of visitors recreating in our parks and open spaces. If you have a passion for catching the moment please contact C.J. Cullins, Volunteer Program Coordinator at 970-679-4552 or email@example.com.
Mad Brad Debut CD Release
Kiva Records proudly announces the release of “Everythang U No iz Rong,” the debut CD album from Mad Brad and his Trailer Trash Troubadours. Front man Brad Handley is a veteran songwriter known for his work with the popular musical/comedy/parody troupe “The Mostlies.”
Handley’s offbeat and off-the-wall songs are a humorous breath of fresh air from a true American original. There will be a concert to celebrate this release at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20 at The Bas Bleu Theater located at 401 Pine St., Fort Collins.
OpenStage Theatre and Company will hold auditions for the final four shows of its 2009-10 season on Saturday, Sept. 19. Those auditioning should come prepared with a two-minute monologue, any genre. Audition appointments are required and should be made by calling 970-484-5237 or e-mailing DeniseF@OpenStage.com. Headshots and resumes are required.
OpenStage will also be casting for “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams, which performs Jan. 9 to 30; “Bug” by Tracy Letts, performances Feb. 20 to March 20; and “Is He Dead?” by Mark Twain as adapted by David Ives, which will run April 3 to May 1. OpenStage etc. will be casting for “Shining City” by Conor McPherson, which will perform May 7 to 30.
For information on OpenStage Theatre’s 2009-10 season, along with the full audition schedule, visit www.OpenStage.com.
Estes Park Film Festival
Showcasing over 40 independent films from around the world, the Fourth annual Estes Park Film Festival will take place September 17-20 at the Historic Park Theatre in downtown Estes Park, Colo. Built in 1913, the Park Theatre is the oldest operating movie theatre west of the Mississippi and is on the national register of historic places.
Highlights on Thursday include a block of student films at 4:15 p.m., the critically acclaimed documentary “The Providence Effect” at 7 p.m. and the Italian Drama “Tre Lire, Primo Giorno” at 9 p.m.
Visit http://EstesPark.bside.com/2009/schedule/week for the complete schedule.