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Leadville Saturday Night “Through The Ages”

A Saturday night in Leadville looked pretty different 125 years ago. Or did it? 

There’s music in town! Different genres in different venues! Go on and kick up your heals, and clap your hands, there’s music in town tonight!

The Alpine Orchestra at Annunciation Church.

Back in the early days, a good church organist was the evening’s entertainment on a Leadville Saturday night. Solid, acoustically sound churches provided many a live, aucostic performance beyond Sunday service.

And so it is tonight at the Annunciation Church on the corner of 7th & Poplar. But tonight it’s more than the church organist; it’s the legendary Alpine Orchestra!

Tonight the Alpine Orchestra performs “Through the Ages” Concert at 7:30 p.m. at Annunciation Church, 609 Poplar. Conducted by Dr. Farrell Coy, the orchestra will be performing pieces from Respighi, Boyce, Mozart, Weber, Sibelius, Grainger, Hatfield and more. Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted.

The Alpine Orchestra Performs Tonight at Annunciation Church at 7:30 p.m.

The Alpine Orchestra began in 1991 as a way of bringing musicians together to play. Fifteen people attended the first rehearsal and since then, the group has been preparing and performing 3 concerts a year since. From those first humble beginnings, the Orchestra has grown into a “family” of 40+ members, all residents of Lake and Chaffee Counties, and ranging in age from 14 to 85.

Members include people from a variety of professions, with all levels of education and musical experience. The orchestra has been led by six different conductors, acquiring valuable knowledge, skills and experience from each of them. New members are welcome; a commitment is required. Email info@alpineorchestra.org for the orchestra’s rehearsal schedule. Fall rehearsals start Aug 30, 2012.

The Conductor

Conductor Dr. Farrell Coy. Courtesy of The Alpine Orchestra.

Dr. Farrell Coy moved to Buena Vista after having completed a 40+ year career in music education, the last 31 at Shepherd College in West Virginia. In addition to his work as a composition, music theory, woodwinds and jazz ensemble teacher/director, Dr. Coy served as the Music Department Chairman and the Chair of the Humanities Division while at Shepherd College. He has also maintained an active career as a performer in both classical and jazz styles. His primary instruments are the woodwinds.

 Carroll Sings at Scarlet

The Rorey Carroll Band plays tonight at The Scarlet at 9:30.

Let the merriment continue at The Scarlet with the poetic bluegrass musings of the Rorey Carroll Band. The band will get started at 9:30 and have folks hopping until closing time, no doubt. And to whet your whistle, why not try some of the Scarlet’s new beer on tap selecitons:
DALES PALE ALE and ANGRY ORCHARD HARD CIDER. The Scarlet if located in Downtown Leadville on Historic Harrison Avenue and 4th Street. One of the great corner bars in America!

Be on Your Toes!

Looking for a local event to take your little princess to? Well, look no further and make some plans for Saturday night – for the entire family! The Historic Tabor Opera House will be presenting the “CINDERELLA” ballet on Saturday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m.

This magical performance of the beloved fairy tale danced to the magnificent score by Prokofiev. This inspired retelling of the classic story is a novel and exciting presentation of the “Cinderella” ballet. Performances are part of the 2012 opening season of the Historic Tabor Opera House in Leadville, Colo.

In the original choreography for the ballet by Director llena Norton, she combines classical and contemporary images to create a magical world where the mean Stepsisters want to be pop stars and the dancing fairies fly through the air lifted by the coachmen. In the beautiful ballroom scene, ballroom dancers perform graceful waltzes, white the Stepsisters cavort around the ballroom to attract the Prince. Instead, Cinderella captivates the Prince, and they perform a romantic duet until the dock strikes twelve. The ballet features a cast of over 30 professional dancers and Ballet Ariel students, with Damara Cedillo as Cinderella and Kevin Burke as the Prince. Admission: Adults $15 Students $10 Call 719-486-8409 for tickets or order on­line at www.taboroperahouse.net

Horseshoe Market to “Hit the Road”  in Leadville  

On Saturday, June 23rd The Healy House and Dexter Cabin (History Colorado) welcome the Horseshoe Market to Leadville.  This award-winning market will be presented as a part of the “Hit the Road with the Horseshoe” tour that will present art markets at historic sites across the state.

The Dexter Cabin at Leadville’s Historic Healy House will host the Horseshoe Market on June 23.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5.p.m. on the grounds of The Healy House as visitors  shop and meet with approximately 40 Colorado vendors selling handmade art, accessories, clothing, jewelry, bath and body products, vintage clothing and furniture, vintage vinyl records, recycled, repurposed items and more. There will also be several Leadville vendors.

The Hit the Road with the Horseshoe Markets are a partnership between the Horseshoe Market and History Colorado (the Colorado State Historical Society) and are designed to celebrate the richness of Colorado’s past while also showcasing some of the most talented, creative vendors and collectors that the state has to offer.

Through this dynamic partnership, History Colorado and the Horseshoe Market hope to take people on an adventure to fascinating historic sites where unique art, design, handmade, and vintage “lucky finds” await. At each Hit the Road site, visitors will also be able to take a step back in time and learn more about the people and events that have shaped our state’s history. 

“We are thrilled to go on this adventure with History Colorado. Leadville is an amazing town with an extremely rich history,” said Amy Yetman, founder and director of the Horseshoe Market.  “We think it is pretty cool that the Horseshoe market will be able serve as a showcase for the local creative community while also shining a light on some amazing and fun historic sites.”

Maureen Scanlon, Director of the Healy House is thrilled that the Horseshoe will make Leadville its first stop this summer. “We are very excited to have the opportunity to host the Horseshoe Market. It gives us a great opportunity to welcome new, creative people to our community and introduce them to some of the incredible history that exists here.”

The Horseshoe Markets are free and open to the public. For more information about the market, CLICK to Connect to the website.  Or contact Amy Yetman at 303-519-7611. Pssst . . there still might be a couple of booths open to Leadville/Lake County vendors.

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