Classical guitarist to perform

Posted 10/27/09

Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will perform a free concert at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle, Lone Tree, as …

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Classical guitarist to perform


Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will perform a free concert at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle, Lone Tree, as part of South Suburban Parks and Recreation Cultural Arts Performances. He started studying at age 7 with John Sutherland and made his formal debut at age 15. He has studied with master teachers and in 1995 received a Master of Music degree from Eastman School of Music. Fletcher has three recordings available. Appropriate for all ages. Information: 303-483-7016.

The Littleton Chorale and Colorado Chamber Orchestra will perform Franz Joseph Haydn’s masterpiece “The Creation“ at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5984 S. Datura St., Littleton. Considered one of the greatest choral/orchestra works, it was composed late in Haydn’s life. Featured soloists: soprano Michele Diggs, Tenor Brian Stinar, baritone Bradley Thompson. Michael Todd Kruger is Music Director/conductor of the chorale. Tickets cost $12/$10 in advance; $14/$12 at the door. (Free 12 and under). 303-973-9593,

Ragtime pianist/composer Jack Rummel will perform “Ragtime Tricks and Treats” at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 at Onofrio Piano Company, 1332 S. Broadway, Denver, presented by the Rocky Mountain Ragtime Society (Colleen Vander Hoek of Littleton is president). Ragtime period dress is encouraged. Rummel, whose address is in Niwot, has been a Ragtime professional since the 1970s, performing nationally. He was a practicing dentist until 2002 and is a co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Ragtime Festival in Boulder. Tickets: $20, $15 for members. Information, 303-979-4353.

Have you had the urge to play Zombie lately? Here’s a hometown opportunity! Sydni Robson of Littleton and her family are organizing a Zombie Walk at 11 a.m. Oct. 31 on Main Street in Littleton as a fundraiser for Food Bank of the Rockies. Pay $10 to participate, or fill out a sponsor sheet to support the effort. Email Sydni for a sponsorship form or contact her at 303-880-7657. She says you can show up to participate without pre-registering. Hang around Main Street until noon and enjoy the Main Street Trick or Treat event from 12 to 5 p.m.

“ Enjoy a “Night at the Littleton Museum” from 5 to 10 p.m. Nov. 7 as a part of numerous, mostly free Denver Arts Week events throughout the metro area. The historic farms will be open, with bonfires, hot cider, games and conversation in the 1860 and 1890 farm houses. Inside the museum, at 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton, visit the galleries, which include Littleton’s Own an Original Exhibit, and enjoy jazz by the Park Hill Brass Quintet, with performances at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. The Quintet, which has performed previously at the museum, included Hugh Ragin, trumpet; John Davis, trumpet; Michael Dunn, tuba; Eric Staffelt, trombone; Jacqueline Victor, horn. Other arts week highlights: Colorado Chamber Players at Museo de las Americas; Saturday Night free openings at many Denver metro area museums; First Friday (Nov. 6) events at galleries throughout the metro area: Santa Fe Drive, Golden Triangle, Tennyson and 44th, Belmar Block 7, RiNo, River North Arts District, Downtown Denver. Sunday On Stage completes the first weekend. For detailed information and lists of participants, visit

“An Around the World Adventure,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 3, Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton, features travels of two Denver men who went on an expedition by truck, circumnavigating the globe. Steve Bouey and Steve Shoppman logged 70,000 miles, visited 68 countries on six continents. They encountered rebels in the Congo and a Mongolian wedding along the way and concluded that the world is more interesting than scary. Free. 303-795-3961.

Classical music lovers will want to mark the calendar for 2 p.m. Nov. 8, when the Rosetta Chamber Society will return for “A Musical Offering by J.S. Bach,” an Englewood Arts Presents concert at Hampden Hall, Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Colorado Symphony Orchestra Associate Conductor Scott O’Neill directs the group and violinist Rachel Segal and Flutist Christina Jennings will be featured. (More on this next week). Tickets: $15/$12/$5., 303-806-8196.

Elaine Granata will speak to the Littleton Garden Club at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Prince of Peace Church, 7000 S. Windermere St., Littleton. She has farmed and grown large-scale gardens in Adams County and in Denver and will talk about what she does in the fall and about composting, cover crops, crop rotation planning, seed ordering and more. This longstanding local club welcomes visitors and new members. Members mostly park and enter on the south side and down the stairs, but there is accessible parking and lower-level entrance on the north side.

Entries are invited for the Greater Castle Rock Arts Guild’s 6th Annual Romancing the Arts Show, with a deadline date of Dec. 1 for the show scheduled to open Feb. 2, with a Feb. 12 reception when cash prizes will be awarded. Open to any artist residing along the Front Range of Colorado. Entry forms are found at Show dates: Feb. 2 to March 11, 2010 at Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock.

People’s Choice Awards were announced for Englewood’s Art Exhibit, sponsored by the Englewood Parks and Recreation Department, which closed Oct. 19. First Place: “Lost Soul” by Seiji Hewson (pencil and watercolor); Second Place: “The Gauchos” by Jacqueline Southern (Bunka Emroidery); Third Place: Tie: “Golden Grove” by Tom Wullstein (Epoxy and sand on travertine); Raspberry Blossoms” by Brad Sharp (watercolor).

Colorado Stage Company of Lone Tree will produce a dark comedy, “The Smell of the Kill,” by Michele Lowe from Nov. 6-28 at Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel, 9808 Sunningdale Blvd., directed by Constance Cawlfield. Three couple are at a monthly dinner party when Nicky’s husband invites the men to see his new walk in freezer… Cast members: Audra Winn, Cristina Surplus, Amanda Goldrick, Joe Derry and Patrick Hurley. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays Nov. 15 and 22. Tickets cost $15, 303-471-8171.

“Kosher Lutherans” by William Missouri Downs will be produced Nov. 6 through Dec. 5 by Littleton-based Celebration Works (Carol Roper) at the Emerson Center, 1420 Ogden St., Denver. A Jewish couple wants to adopt a baby, whose religious, pregnant teen mother has never met a Jew… Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (no matinees). Tickets: $12/$10, 303-282-5391, cash or check. Free parking, elevator.

”Salon du Musee” an annual collection of work by contemporary artists, has held a sale to benefit the Denver Art Museum and other organizations. This year, director Natalie Rekstad-Lynn has asked the 17 artists who are involved in “Embrace!” a show opening Nov. 17 in the Hamilton Building, to contribute small works for a preliminary exhibit and sale in the Modern and Contemporary Galleries of the Hamilton Building. It will be open Nov. 1 to 14, culminating in a Soiree and Fine Art Sale on Nov. 14 (Tickets $75/$125/$350). Many artists will be present at the event. Admission to the exhibit is included in general admission. For Soiree information, see Tickets can be purchased at Littleton Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Free Children’s Halloween Concert: Inspired by Spook at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5984 S. Datura St., Littleton. a special feature is the first Colorado performance of “The Composer is Dead,“ by Nathaniel Stookey, based on the book by the hugely popular writer, Lemony Snicket. Mark Arnest will narrate. Suzuki students from Denver Talent Education will perform with the orchestra. Other spooky music will be on the program and the orchestra will be in costume. The audience is invited to come in costume too! No tickets required. Visit for news about the upcoming lighting display planned at Hudson Gardens as a collaboration between the Gardens and Museum of Outdoor Arts, opening Nov. 21. Expect lighted sculptures, whimsical scenes, electric sheep, animals on parade, music, horse and wagon rides and more… State of the art, eco -friendly LED lights are featured. Hours: 5 to 9 p.m. (last ticket sold at 8:30 p.m.) Hudson Gardens is located at 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. 303-797-8565.


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