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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 2015-2016 concert programs below. Our grand finale concert was a Tribute to Neil Diamond on Friday, April 29. If you weren't able to renew your membership or join us at the concert, please do so right away! Our membership numbers are limited by the size of our auditoriums. We don't want you to miss out on our great concert season. Click here to go to our membership page.
Check out our exciting program offerings for 2016-2017 below.
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 appeared 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 weren't a bluegrass fan before, we bet you are after seeing this fabulous show.
The International String Trio performed 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 was our grand finale for our 2015-16 season on Friday,
April 29, 2016. 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. It was a fun family type
show that included a lot of audience interaction, toe-tapping and smiling!
Travis LeDoyt is fast becoming one of America's most convincing Elvis tribute acts to ever grace the stage. Travis flawlessly captures the essence of Elvis in his prime, specializing in the young years of 1954-1962. His dance moves are spot-on. Travis was featured in the NY Times as the 'World's Best Young Elvis". He is backed by a fine band of bass, guitar and drums. The reincarnation witnessed through this dynamic show is truly spectacular. For those who never saw the King in concert, this is the next best thing.
The Rhythm Future Quartet will perform at the Mountain View Church On Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
This virtuosic foursome, named for a Django Reinhardt tune, offers up a newly-minted sound, influenced by the classic Hot Club of France, yet wholly contemporary. They are led by Jason Anick, a rising star in the world of jazz violin, who is also one of the youngest professors at the esteemed Berklee College of Music in boston, and guitarist Olli Soikkeli, "The Finnish Boy Wonder" who combines astonisheing dexterity and speed with pure soul. The group performs dynamic and lyrical arrangements of the Gypsy Jazz standarts and original compositions.
Russian Quattro is a brilliant quartet of 2 violins and 2 cellos. This unique ensemble of 4 superb musicians from Russia thrills audiences with their performance of non-traditional "between the genres" compositions. Their widely varied program mixes works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Dvorak with those of Gershwin, Brubeck and Joplin. Russian Quattro presents a lovely evening of fine music and entertainment.
These three talented young artists will take you for a stroll down memory lane. A Band Called Honalee is a modern-day folk trio inspired by the music and legacy of Peter, Paul and Mary. Musically accomplished, interactive and energetic, they present a show that allows audiences to experience this timeless music live onstage once again. They will invite the audience to sing along with such familiar tunes as "Puff the Magic Dragon", "This Land is Your Land" and "Blowin' in the Wind"' and will add a medley of Mamas & Papas tunes as well.
Three talented guys wield 30 instruments and combine their individual virtuosity to form a raucous production featuring comedy, skits and audience participation. New Odyssey plays many familiar oldies, and it is family friendly and very energetic. Their comedic stunts take their performance far beyond the basics of a more traditional concert. Classic rock, country, novelty and specialty arrangements are the calling card of this unique act. A fund show for the whole family!