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Church concert features piano masterpieces

Column by Sonya Ellingboe
Posted 10/30/18

Pianist Andrew Todd will perform a concert of piano masterpieces at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Following two solo works for piano — …

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Church concert features piano masterpieces

Pianist Andrew Todd will perform solo and with an ensemble in a free concert at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 2 at Littleton United Methodist Church.
Pianist Andrew Todd will perform solo and with an ensemble in a free concert at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 2 at Littleton United Methodist Church.
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Pianist Andrew Todd will perform a concert of piano masterpieces at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Following two solo works for piano — Beethoven’s “Pathetique Sonata” and Debussy’s “Suite Bergamasque” — he will collaborate with the Summit Players, a renowned faculty ensemble from the University of Wyoming, to perform Dvorak’s “Piano Quintet in A Major.” This is a free concert in the Littleton United Methodist Church’s Fine Arts Series. Todd is the president and CEO of the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He also spent a period as a professional soccer player in Europe!

Call for artists

Entries from all Colorado artists are invited for the annual This is Colorado Juried Art Show. The exhibit will be held from Dec. 11 to Jan. 17, 2019 at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College. The juror will be Trish Sangelo, director of the Colorado Gallery of the Arts and professor of photography for 26 years. See arapahoe.edu/2018-colorado-registration to enter. Up to three entries per artist — $35 for HFAG members and $45 for non-members. After you submit your registration online, go to the Heritage Fine Arts Guild website heritage-guild.com and click on “Shows” on the left side of the screen to make your entry payment. Deadline is midnight, Nov. 12. If accepted, you may bring three pieces of bin work, which can also be sold with a 35 percent commission. (With bin work, bring a downloaded copy of your entry form.)

Free children’s concert

“It’s About Animals” will be a free children’s concert performed by the Littleton Symphony Orchestra at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Think about “Carnival of the Animals,” by St. Saens and “Baby Elephant Walk” and “Pink Panther” by Henry Mancini. No tickets required. There may be surprises from the Denver Zoo and a drawing for a Denver Zoo membership. Littletonsymphony.org.

Sculptor at MOA

Sculptor Neil Goodman, who has a retrospective exhibit of his works, “Close Proximity,” at the Museum Outdoor Arts through Nov. 17, will appear in an Artist Forum discussion of his work and reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 7. The discussion will be in Hampden Hall, next door to the MOA Indoor Gallery at Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway, second floor. An artist reception will follow in the gallery. Free.

Denver Arts Week

Nov. 2 to 9 is Denver Arts Week, including the Denver Film Festival and a “Free Night at the Museums” on Nov. 3, when a free shuttle bus will circulate from 5 to 10 p.m. to a number of museums. Start at the Denver Art Museum — or it will run between the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Denver Zoo. Includes the Denver Botanic Gardens, Clyfford Still Museum, Black American West Museum and more … The Denver Film Festival is in operation as are productions at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. It’s Denver Fashion Week and there are dance, theater and musical events. See VisitDenver.com or DenverArtsWeek.com.

Santa shop donations

The Arapahoe Santa Claus Shop will seek donations for its 2018 shop (Dec. 8-13) at a number of sites in the area. New and gently used books, games and toys, appropriate for 10 and under, are sought. A visit to the shop’s website will tell where donations will be received. Some start now and others later in December. Cash donations are always welcomed: Arapahoe Santa Claus Shop, P.O. Box 2004, Littleton, CO 80161-2004. ArapahoeSantaShop.org. (More info later.)

Author, author!

Meet award-winning author Camron Wright, who will talk about his new book, “The Other Side of the Bridge,” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 8 at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial. Two sad individuals, a long-forgotten journal, the Golden Gate Bridge are involved in Wright’s story. Books from the Tattered Cover available. Light refreshments. 303-LIBRARY, arapahoelibraries.org/author.

Buntport’s latest

“Coyote, Badger, Rattlesnake” looks behind the scenes of a museum nature diorama to create moments in the lives of three animals. A new original play by the members of Buntport Theater as they start the 18th season, in collaboration with playwright Ellen K. Graham. Plays Nov. 30 to Dec. 22. Performances 8 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays; Sundays Dec. 9 and 16 at 3 p.m.; Mon. Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 and Monday, Dec. 10 are pay-what-you-can. Also new: “Peas and Carrots,” a talk show mixed with talk-back and behind-the-scenes tidbits. Episode 1 — Dec. 12, 8 p.m. Buntport Theater is at 717 Lipan St., Denver. buntport.com.

Artist’s story

“My Name is Asher Lev” is a play adapted from Chaim Potok’s novel about a young Hasidic Jewish artist who struggles with tradition and parents. Presented through Nov. 11 by Cherry Creek Theatre at the Jewish Community Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. 7 p.m. Thursdays; 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays (Nov. 4 and 11 only.) Directed by Bernie Cardell. 303-800-6578, cherrycreektheatre.org.

Tesoro Lectures begin

The new series of lectures sponsored by the Tesoro Cultural Center begin this weekend: “The Utes: Colorado’s Forgotten People” by Ernest House Jr.: Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. at the Lone Tree Hub, 8827 Lone Tree Parkway (free), alternating with Littleton’s Buck Center; Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. Denver Central Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. (free); Sunday, Nov. 4, 6 p.m. Dinner Lecture at The Fort, 19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison, prix fixe menu with wine pairings. (Sold out.) For South Suburban Parks and Recreation District lectures — registration required: class 4480011. Call 303-347-5999 or SSPRD.org.

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