Cellist to solo in Littleton

Posted 2/3/11

The Littleton Symphony continues its series, “Triumph of the Fifth Symphonies,” with “A Celebration of Heroism” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at …

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Cellist to solo in Littleton


The Littleton Symphony continues its series, “Triumph of the Fifth Symphonies,” with “A Celebration of Heroism” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. The program will open with Tchiakovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture” and will feature Silver Ainomae, principal cellist of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, performing Tchaikovsky’s “Variations on a Rococo Theme, op. 33.” The 5th Symphony by Shostakovich, composed at the height of the Stalinist era, will be a major work on the program. Tickets: $15/$12, free 21 and under. www.littletonsymphony.org or at the door) cash/check only). Information, 303-933-6824.

The Front Range Theatre Company and Greater Castle Rock Art Guild present “The Color Red: an Exploration of Strength and Subtlety” … An Evening of Art, Music and Dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 12 at the new Imagine Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, 960 S. Frontage Road, Castle Rock (formerly Duke’s Steakhouse in Plum Creek Plaza). The arts Guild will open a new exhibit and the Castle Rock Orchestra will play for dancing. All ages welcome. Tickets: $10 at the door with all proceeds to benefit the arts center. 1-866-879-7373 or visit www.crplayers.org. (In a previous story, we called it the Castle Rock Center for the Performing and Visual Arts. New name, same great idea and location).

“Through the Eye of the Camera,” the Littleton Fine Arts Committees popular annual photography exhibit opens its 45th exhibit on Feb. 18, running through April 3 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Russ Burden of Highlands Ranch is juror. Museum hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. 303-795-3950.

“Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Our 32nd President” is Richard Marold’s subject on Feb. 21 when he will impersonate Roosevelt for the Highlands Ranch Historical Society at 7 p.m. at Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch. The Great Depression, New Deal and World War II all were during his 12 years in office. Admission is free and visitors are welcome. Reservations appreciated, Caroline Smith, 303-471-5611. (Light refreshments at 6:30 p.m.)

Englewood Arts presents Rachel Klaus, violin and Tamara Goldstein, piano in recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 in a program including Beethoven’s Violin Sonata no. 5 in F major, Op. 24 (“Spring”); Brahms’ ”Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78; Ysaye: TBA work for solo violin. Klaus is the Colorado Symphony’s new Assistant Concertmaster). The concert will be in Hampden Hall in Englewood’s Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Tickets: $15/$12, 303-806-8196, www.englewoodarts.org.

Highlands Ranch High School thespians will stage two plays in February: “Doubt” at 7 p.m. Feb. 17, 18, 19; ”Breakfast Club” at 7 p.m. Feb. 24, 25, 26. The cast for “Doubt” includes Hannah Clark, Liana Guerin, Seth Turek, Julia Bye. “The Breakfast Club Cast includes: Kyle Dunn, Jack Dunn, Samantha Cantrell, Niko Kuklin, Alexis Stein, Jordan Cardona. Barb Dignan is director. Tickets: $7, $6, $5. HRHS is at 9375 Cresthill Lane.

Ponderosa High School will present “Footloose” at 7 p.m. Feb. 25, 26 and March 3, 4, 5 and 2 p.m. March 5. Directed by Bonnie and Geoff Reynolds. Tickets: $8, $6, schools.dcsdk12.org/phstheatre or at the door. PHS is at 7007 Bayou Gulch Rd., Parker.

“New World Celebrations” is a celebration of American music by the Boulder Philharmonic scheduled to visit St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 8817 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch at 3 p.m. Feb. 20, with proceeds to benefit two mission projects in Guatemala. It will be preceded by a master class with ensembles at 1 p.m. and a discussion with Richard Stoltzman at 2 p.m. Tickets: $25/$15/$10. www.stlukeshr.com or at the church office, 303-791-0659. (On Feb. 19, the program will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in Macky Auditorium on the CU campus in Boulder).

The Colorado Garden and Home Show runs Feb. 12-20 at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver. It offers 14 gardens, hundreds of home-related vendors and ongoing seminars. Hours: noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $12/$10.12 and under free. $2 discount at Tickets West, King Soopers or for bringing a non-perishable food item to the show. Light Rail stops at the Convention Center or park at Coors Field for $5 and ride a free shuttle to the show.

Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society welcomes visitors to its meetings, held at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. On Feb. 15, two sessions are planned: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m: an Early Bird Workshop will involve about 30 members demonstrating creative ways of organizing/translating information about ancestors. 1 to 3 p.m. Workshop/meeting: “For Better or For Worse: Marriage, Divorce, Separation in America” presented by Carol Darrow, who takes off the rose colored glasses. Program metings are held on the second Tuesday of each month and a genealogy workshop is held on the third Tuesday. See www.columbinegenealogy.com, call president JoAnn LaGuardia, 303-770-3420.

Local artists are featured in South Suburban Recreation Centers in February: Kathy Meyer’s oil and watercolor paintings, “Variations on a Theme” are at Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle. Nancy Meisner exhibits “Our Soul’s Bouquet” acrylics and modeling paste works at Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial, then at Buck Recreation Center in March. Robyn Balli is showing her watercolors at Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave. in February.

The Third Friday Collectors Night in the Art District on Santa Fe Drive will be Feb. 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. More than 20 galleries are open and the new series, “Art Collector’s Summits” started in January. See www.artdistrictonsantafe.com.

Colorado Wind Ensemble will present “Transformations” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5895 S. Datura St., Littleton. It will include a new composition by French composer Laurent Jacquier, who will perform with his wife Agnes. Also on the program: music by Schoenberg, Hindemith and Salfelder. The ensemble will also perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. Tickets: $12/$10/$6: 303-394-4552, www.coloradowindensemble.org.

Arapahoe Community College Interior Design Students will exhibit their original work through March 3 in Colorado Gallery of the Arts, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. A public reception will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 11. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Admission free. 303-797-5649.

“Love Songs Through the Ages” will be presented at 2 p.m. Feb. 20 at Good Shepherd Church, 8545 E. Dry Creek Rd., Centennial. Classical art songs, opera and Broadway selections by Elizabeth Laskarzewski, Rosemary Downs and Neal Wegener. Free admission.

The new Cherry Creek Theatre presents A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters,“ with a different well-known couple reading the script each night, directed by Pat Payne. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. at Shaver-Ramsey Oriental Rugs, 2414 E. Third Ave., Denver: Feb. 10, Reggie Rivers and Hazel Miller; Feb. 11, Kirk Montgomery and Lannie Garrett; Feb. 12, Penny Parker and Greg Henry; Feb. 13, Dr. Roger Teal and Rev. Cynthia James; Feb. 14, Janet Elway and Kevin Kretzmier; Feb. 19 at Glendale Infinity Park Event Center, 4500 E. Kentucky Ave., Glendale, Larry Harte (mayor of Glendale) and Heather Harte. The script consists of lifelong correspondence between Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner. Tickets: $30 or two for $50, 303-800-6578, www.cherrycreektheatre.org.

Courtyard Art Gallery in Castle Rock, 333 A Perry St. opened in , exhibits works by Rhonda Vickers, Ken Elliott, Karen Scharers, Elizabeth Mowry and others. It is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; Noon to 6 Fridays and Saturdays.

Romantic Cherokee Castle in Sedalia offers a Feb. 12 Valentines Brunch from 10 a.m. to noon at $55 per person, which includes an hour long castle tour. Or, there’s a “Take Your Sweetie to Tea” event from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 12 at $42, including a complete tour. Reservations are necessary: 303-688-4600. More information, www.cherokeeranch.org.

The Ragtime Society of Colorado presents pianist/composer Jack Rummel of Boulder in “Rummel plays Rummel: Hits and Misses” at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at Onofrio Piano, 1332 S. Broadway, Denver. For information, contact society president Colleen Vander Hoek of Littleton, 303-979-4353. Tickets: $20 at the door.

The Littleton Garden Club, which serves Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson Counties, will again award several grants to service and educational organizations in the Littleton area to promote gardening. Beautification of public gardens and educational horticultural programs are eligible for grants ranging from $50 to $500. The deadline for application is March 31 and winners will be announced at the club’s April 6 meeting at Prince of Peace Church in Littleton. To receive an application, contact Tranga, 303-979-8669, tj@pbmexcavating.com or Jan, 303-978-9000, janr40@msn.com. (The club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month during the school year at Prince of Peace Church and welcomes visitors.)

The Parker Writer’s Group will meet at 2 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Parker Library, 10851 Crossroads Drive, to hear Anne Randolph’s program “Write Your Core” to create authentic characters, energize your authentic voice. Randolph is the author of: “Soup Kitchen Writing: an Easy Guide to Kitchen Table Writing. Free, no registration required.

Darren Curtis Skanson and Gregg Hansen will perform “Music from the American Cinema” at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. The duo combines classical nylon strings and steel strings and have a CD called “Two Guitars Can Change the World.” Tickets: $10/$8. 303-730-4612, www.sspr.org.

Call for Artists: The annual Lone Tree Photographic Art Show and Sale invites entries through March 4. The show will be April 16 to May 8 at Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel. Entry fee: $25 per artist. Categories: Color, Monochrome, Special Effects Color, Special Effects Monochrome. Prospectus : www.cityoflonetree.com/photoshow. Juror is Jeff Johnson, a professional photographer for more than 33 years.


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