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July Events at the Arvada Center

July 2013 Enews

 

Curtains at the Arvada Center
Pink Martini at Arvada Center
Curtains at Arvada Center
Tribute to Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops at Arvada Center

Pink Martini

July 7

Featuring 10-12 musicians,  Pink Martini  performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras around the world. 

Curtains

July 9-28

The whodunit musical comedy Curtains features a dazzling musical score by the legendary team, Kander and Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret), and will have you on the edge of your seat- laughing

 

Colorado Symphony presents A Tribute to Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops

July 11

Colorado Symphony pays homage to the great Arthur Fiedler, long-time conductor of the Boston Pops. 

 

Jazz Fest at the Arvada Center
Perpetual Beauty at the Arvada Center John Hiatt at the Arvada Center

JazzFest: Hazel Miller, Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra and the Neil Bridge 7+ with Karen Lee 

July 18

A night of jazz highlighting some of the best jazz groups in Denver. Featuring a wonderful cross section of jazz styles that include the classics and standards, cutting edge big band repertoire and the amazing vocal stylings of Denver’s Hazel Miller. 

Ballet Nouveau Colorado-Wonderbound and members of Colorado Symphony present   Perpetual Beauty 

July 19

BNC-Wonderbound’s acclaimed dancers will share the stage with a handpicked ensemble of Colorado Symphony’s distinguished musicians for an irresistible evening of dance by Artistic Director, Garrett Ammon. 

JOHN HIATT and The Combo opener - Holly Williams

July 25

Acclaimed musician and songwriter John Hiatt, will release Mystic Pinball on September 25th via New West Records. Called “…one of rock’s most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years” by the  Los Angeles Times.

Mozart Under Moonlight at the Arvada Center
Visiting Cermics Artists Workshops at Arvada Center
Summer Camps at Arvada Center

Colorado Symphony presents Mozart Under Moonlight

July 26

Resident conductor Scott O’Neil leads the orchestra on a glorious evening celebrating one of the most revered composers of all time.

Get more info at Arvada Center

Visiting Ceramics Artists Workshops

July 13 & 14

Flow: From Wheel to Brush to Kiln will help students tap into what instructor Don Cox explains as the flow of daily studio practice. 

July 27 & 28

Integrating Texture and Form -  Using carved, incised and slip trailing textures, Willi Eggerman will demonstrate how textures can be incorporated into your work. 

Summer Camps & Classes

through August 22

Register now for Summer Camps and classes for all ages! Camps and classes available in visual arts, drama, dance, ceramics, humanities and music.

These fill up fast so register now!

Get more info at Arvada Center

Coming in August to the Arvada Center
Island Grooves at the Arvada Center

The Colorado Wind Ensemble and the Pan Jumbies present   Island Grooves
August 1

 

The Birth of Rock and Roll at the Arvada Center

Ballet Ariel and the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra present The Birth of Rock and Roll
August 8

 

Toad the Wet Sprocket at Arvada Center

Toad the Wet Sprocket
August 9

 

Panel Discussions at the Arvada Center

Panel Discussions moderated by Erik Isaac and Michael Keen from the Untitled Art Show
August 17

 

Endless Summer at the Arvada Center

Endless Summer with The Denver Brass & Celtic Colorado Colorado Honor Band – Opener
August 24

 

Meet and Greet the Curtains’ Cast

Our last show of the season is finally here, and it’s going to be a great one! The Curtains’ cast began rehearsals yesterday, and kicked it off with an Arvada Center tradition, the first rehearsal Meet and Greet. Employees from different divisions of the Arvada Center joined the Curtains’ cast and crew for some delicious breakfast burritos provided by the Performing Arts Committee, and the opportunity to get to know one another.

For veteran members of the cast returning to the Arvada Center, it was a time to catch up with old friends, while the new actors and actresses to the Arvada Center were welcomed in with open arms. Chit-chat, laughter and lots of food were present in the room. It was a great way to begin the show that will close our 2012-2013 season.

Check out this neat tweet from cast member Johnny Stewart

Rehearsing the opening number! @arvadacenter pic.twitter.com/5Dt0RvFViP
— Johnny Stewart (@jstewart750) June 19, 2013

 

After meeting one another, everyone settled into their seats as Director Gavin Mayer said his welcome speech. The excitement from the cast was apparent as they introduced themselves to the entire room. The Curtains’ cast is filled with enthusiastic, upbeat actors and actresses and an outstanding crew, which will make Curtains one amazing show.

The whodunit musical comedy Curtains features a dazzling musical score by the legendary team, Kander and Ebb ( Chicago, Cabaret ) and was nominated for eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score. The chief sleuth, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi, with a secret affinity for musical theater, investigates the murder of a Broadway-bound theater company’s tremendously untalented star on opening night. Could the culprit be the hard-edged lady producer, one of the recently divorced songwriting team, the egomaniacal British director, or the seemingly sweet ingénue? Curtains will have you on the edge of your seat – laughing!

Curtains will open July 9 and will run through July 28. Don’t miss it!

Announcing Our First Summer Ceramics Workshop Series With Russell Wrankle

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Time to explore your creative side! In this two day workshop, learn from Russell Wrankle, as he shares his techniques for creating animal sculptures that express a personal narrative.russell-wrankle-2013

Students will explore the process of finding the bone and muscle structures beneath the skin to create gesture and tension.

Wrankle will also focus on two of the most difficult and intimidating elements of the figure, eyes and teeth, to create the illusion of life and emotion. Students will return to their home studio with a deeper understanding of form and new techniques to help them achieve their artistic expression.

When and Where:
Sat & Sun 6/22-6/23, 2 days
10am-4pm
Pottery Studio

Supply list:
Bring basic pottery tools and a notebook.

Clay is available for purchase at $10/25lb. Bring a sack lunch or eat out.

Call the Box Office for class registration or clay purchase. 720-898-7200

 

June Events At The Arvada Center

 

Summer At The Center - Arvada Center
Colorado Children's Chorale at Arvada Center
Summer Gallery Exhibition at Arvada Center
Pippin at Arvada Center

Colorado Children’s Chorale with FACE Vocal Band
June 6

 

The Colorado Children’s Chorale will have you exploding with joy as they perform jazz, pop, rock and roll and cowboy favorites.

PERCEPTION | Color  | Line | Pattern
opens June 6

 

This summer’s exhibition brings 21 artists together to explore what can be accomplished with three basic artistic elements: color, line and pattern.

Pippin – an Arvada Center Theater Academy Production
June 6 – 7

Bursting with one showstopping number after another, this Arvada Center Theater Academy production features the award-winning music of Stephen Schwartz.

Wizard of Oz ballet concert at Arvada Center
Arvada Chorale Ceramics Workshops at Arvada Center

Wizard of Oz Spring Ballet Concerts
June 14 – 16

Annual spring ballet concert.

Arvada Chorale with Hot Tomatoes
June 20

This lively and fun concert showcasing the big band era will have you dancing in your seats!

Visiting Ceramics Artists Workshops
June 22 – 23 & June 29 – 30

This summer, four visiting artists will engage students in a hands-on environment to explore and experiment with ceramics.

DanceFest at Arvada Center
Marquee Club at Arvada Center
Summer Camps at Arvada Center

DanceFest
June 27

Witness five of Colorado’s top dance companies as they join their creative talents to produce  an evening of exceptional dance.

Ger more info at Arvada Center

The Marquee Club

With a gift of $300 or more, you will be welcomed in The Marquee Club, where you will enjoy exclusive access to behind-the-scenes events & unique art experiences! 

Summer Camps & Classes
through August 22

 

Register now for Summer Camps and classes for all ages! Camps and classes available in visual arts, drama, dance, ceramics, humanities and music.

These fill up fast so register now!

Get more info at Arvada Center

Coming in July to Arvada Center
Pink Martini at Arvada Center

Pink Martini
July 7

Visiting Ceramics Artists Workshops at Arvada Center

Visiting Ceramics Artists Workshops
July 13 – 14 & 27 – 28

 

Curtains at Arvada Center

Curtains, a musical comedy whodunit
July 9

 

JOHN HIATT at Arvada Center, June 6

JOHN HIATT with Holly Williams
July 25