- Select Colorado Wind Ensemble performances
- When: 7:30 p.m. on select dates
- General admission
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
$9 for one ticket to An Evening of Embraces on Saturday, February 14, at Littleton United Methodist Church (up to $16.82 value)
$21 for one ticket to An Evening of Embraces and two other concerts (up to $50.46 value), including:
- Southern Comforts on Saturday, March 28, at King Center for the Performing Arts
- An Evening of Chamber Music on Tuesday, May 19, at the Elaine Wolf Theatre at the Mizel Arts & Culture Center
- An Evening of Embraces: Led by guest conductor Dr. Alan Mills, this Valentine’s Day program lines up seven works designed to inspire the holding of hands and the spontaneous blooming of buttonhole corsages. The program’s name comes from Carter Pann’s The Three Embraces, a contemporary work whose three movements are titled “Antique, Calming,” “With Quiet Longing,” and “A Joyous Ceremony.”
- Southern Comforts: Guest conductor Dr. David Kish shepherds the room below the Mason-Dixon line with five pieces that draw from blues, dance, and folk traditions. Morton Gould’s peppy American Salute kicks things off with zingy interpretations of classic tunes, and Don Freund’s Jug Blues and Fat Pickin’ closes out the evening with its oaky, voluptuous tones.
- An Evening of Chamber Music: Colorado Wind Ensemble is essentially a group of soloists, and individual members get a chance to shine brighter in an array of pieces for small groups.
Colorado Wind Ensemble
"A wind ensemble is much like a traditional concert band," explains the Colorado Wind Ensemble on their website, "but each musician plays more as a soloist within a large group rather than as one member of a large section playing the same part." That approach folds neatly into the group's mission: to create opportunities for performers to share their talents, while also presenting programs that entertain audiences. To that end, their concerts encompass a wide range of musical styles and eras, from Renaissance and Baroque club hits to military marches and contemporary arrangements. It's proven a winning combination—the ensemble has engaged listeners for more than 30 seasons.