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Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association is an all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable corporation in the State of Colorado. We presented our first concert season in 1947. We were incorporated in the State of Colorado in 2001 and we applied and were approved as a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS in 2004. Please read more about our history..
We strive to provide an affordable world-class concert experience for the community through the presentation of 4-5 high-quality concerts each year. Our concerts are selected to provide a variety of musical experiences, often including performances by classical, folk, jazz, international, broadway, pop, instrumental or vocal entertainers. We are a membership organization, and we encourage everyone in the community to join. By collecting our membership dues before the season begins, we are able to assure the continuance of our long tradition of quality concerts year after year. We encourage you to support our mission by joining during our spring membership campaign, and contributing additional funds as a friend, patron, donor or sponsor if you are able.
Check out our 2014-2015 concert programs below. Maureen McGovern will perform for our final concert of the season on Monday, April 27. See below for details. Current members are encouraged to renew their memberships by mail prior to her concert. You may also renew at our membership tables on the night of the concert. New memberships will be available for 2015-2016 that night as well. New members who join for next season are welcome to attend the Maureen McGovern concert at no additional charge.
Check out our exciting program offerings for 2015-2016 here.
We are sure you will enjoy our concert offerings. Admission to our concerts is by membership ticket only. Once our members are seated, we will accept a $20 donation from non-members who wish to attend a concert, but only if there is room in the auditorium. Please join us to assure yourself a place in our audience and to help us to continue to bring quality performances to the community.
2015-2016 Season Shows
The Piano Men
The Piano Men kicked off our season on Sunday, September 27, 2015.
show is a musical journey through the 1970’s featuring the songs of Elton John
and Billy Joel. With Jim Witter at the piano and band members on keyboards,
guitar, bass, flute, sax and drums, this multi-media production utilizes
rear-screen projection to return to the newspaper headlines, autos, people,
events, toys and TV shows that shaped the 70’s. Along the way, classic hits
such as “Candle in the Wind,” and “Rocket Man,” create a memorable 1970’s evening.
Gary Mauer performed onSunday, November 1, 2015. One of Broadway’s
leading singers, he has starred in numerous major Broadway productions, including the role of
the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera. Other Broadway
and National Tour credits include major roles in Les Miserables, Showboat,
Jesus Christ Superstar, Pirates of Penzance and Sweeney Todd. Gary Mauer has sung on ABC’s “LIVE with Regis
and Kathy Lee” and “The View” as well as NBC’s “The Today Show”. This was a “not
to be missed” concert, especially if you love Broadway music.
John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band will appear on our stage at Mountain View Church on Friday, February 5, 2016.
All four members
of the band are Grammy winners. Leader, John Jorgenson, known for his blistering
guitar and mandolin licks; Herb Pedersen,
banjo, former member of the Dillards; Jon Randall, guitarist, played with the
Emmylou Harris band; and Mark Fain, bass, toured and recorded with Ricky
Skaggs. This is ONE TERRIFIC BAND! If
you are not a bluegrass fan now, you will be after seeing this fabulous show.
The International String Trio will perform on Sunday,
March 13, 2016 on stage at the Glenwood Springs High School Auditorium.
This unique trio
of violin, guitar and bass is a group of exceptionally talented musicians, all
alumni of Berklee College of Music in Boston,
MA. They pride themselves on
their stylistic diversity, playing Gypsy Jazz, Appalachian folk and bluegrass,
as well as virtuosic classical arrangements and popular songs from movie sound tracks.
The trio enjoys using the diverse cultural backgrounds of its members, hailing
from Russia, Japan and England, to deliver an enormously
entertaining cultural musical journey!
A Tribute to Neil Diamond will be our grand finale on Friday,
April 29, 2016. Please join us at the Mountain View Church for this performance. Since his appearance
on Dick Clark’s television show “Your Big Break” in 2000, Denny Diamond has
become one of the most sought after Neil Diamond tribute artists in the U.S. He and his sons Lucas and Spenser
perform music by one of America’s
favorite entertainers, Neil Diamond, plus a few tunes by other favorites of
that era, like Johnny Cash and Glen Campbell. Get ready for a fun family type
show that includes a lot of audience interaction, toe-tapping and smiling!
The LImeliters returned to our Community Concert stage with a performance on Sunday, October 5, 2014, at 7:00 PM at the Glenwood Springs High School.
The Limeliters have entertained standing-room-only crowds with their incredible music and zany sense of humor. for over 50 years. They first made their mark during the height of the folk music boom of the early 1960's, tracing their origins and their name to the Limelite Hotel in Aspen Colorado. They continue their tradition of surging vocals, ear-pleasing harmony, and a whacked out sense of humor that has been their trademark throughout their long and successful years in the spotlight.
This talented group of male singers has entertained audiences throughout North America and Europe for more than ten years, performing to sold-out houses in some of the world's most prestigious concert venues. They have adopted the smooth harmonies and the clever humor of the much-loved Comedian Harmonists, who were popular in Germany prior to WWII, and added their own original creations to their show. Performing a wide variety of music, they are known for their consummate professionalism and flawless musicianship.
The Suchon Wind Quintet performed with pianist Michiko Otaki at the Mountain View Church on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 7:00 PM.
The Suchon Wind Quintet consists of the leading wind players of the Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina. As the oldest chamber ensemble within the Sinfonietta, the Wind Quintet has performed many concerts throughout all of Slovakia, as well as abroad and has been heard throughout the world on radio recordings. They will be joined by Michiko Otaki, renowned concert pianist, for a great evening of classical music.
After a highly successful 2012 tour, Kuba comes to our stage with another unique show featuring vibraphone and Theremin, this time showcasing his wife Rebecca. Kuba came from Poland with a classical and jazz musical education, and Rebecca was a Texan living in Los Angeles with a talent for singing and acting in musical theater. With successful solo endeavors in their past, they decided to join forces to create this variety show. Their repertoire of diverse styles of music combined with their chemistry together on stage have been delighting audiences for years.
Maureen McGovern's phenomenal career includes recordings, concerts, theater, film, television, radio and songwriting. Probably best-known for her Oscar-winning "The Morning After", which garnered her a Grammy Nomination in 1973 for Best New Artist, Maureen is still entertaining audiences with her "Stradivarius Voice", with no signs of letting up. Sure to please!