Community Concert Hall Announces 2022-2023 Season – Pagosa Daily Post News Events & Video for Pagosa Springs Colorado
The Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall announces its 2022-23 season with performances in the hall, on stage, in the café, on screen and in the park. Welcoming the world to Durango, the program features musicians and artists from the far reaches of Canada and England, dancers from California and Utah, and our own favorite cowboys right here in Durango. Keeping “community” in its program, organizations such as the San Juan Symphony Orchestra and numerous representations from Fort Lewis College’s music and theater departments and the new performing arts department, will present a diverse menu concerts and performances.
The performing arts series is presented in the 600-seat acoustic concert hall and with the Artists You Should Know series seating 100 onstage with the artists. The Live @ The Smiley Café series has limited seating for 50 in a small, intimate setting for acoustic performances. The Met Live in HD series returns after a year-long hiatus and will bring ten live transmissions featuring opera’s greatest artists to the screen in the Vallecito Room on the Fort Lewis College campus. Summer 2023 will continue to be busy with the free concert series Concert Hall @ The Park sponsored by Fort Lewis College, Alpine Bank and KDUR, with performances by touring regional and national musicians to complete the season.
Tickets went on sale yesterday, Thursday, July 21, at www.durangoconcerts.com and by phone at 970-247-7657. Ticket prices displayed include applicable service charges. All sales final.
PERFORMING ARTS SERIES – in the room
September 9, 7:30 p.m. | $20, $30
Only a four-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest and one of the greatest pianists of vintage American popular music, ragtime, early jazz, The Great American Songbook, and more.
TAKE OUT THE LED
September 23, 7:30 p.m. | $40, $50, $60
Zeppelin lives like you’ve never heard it before! No wigs or fake English accents, just an energetic concert with honest, heart-pounding intensity.
The Wailin’ Jennys
October 5, 7:30 p.m. | $40, $45, $50, $65, $70
Three distinct voices that together form a perfectly perfect vocal sound return to Durango. Creating some of the most exciting music in the folk-roots scene and captivating audiences with their renowned live performances.
October 9, 7:30 p.m. | $25, $30, $45
Twice winner of the Scottish Traditional Music ‘Live Act of the Year’ award, experience a unique musical fusion of folk, traditional, rock and pop that represents different regions of Scotland. “A world-beating fusion that’s proud of its heritage and, above all, a pure joy to listen to.” – Folk Radio UK
November 5, 7:30 p.m. | $25, $35
Inspired by artists like Nina Simone and Randy Newman, and songs ranging from sultry pop to punk-tinged Americana, Carsie delivers every song with an equal dose of moxie and mischief.
November 12, 7:30 p.m. | $30, $40, $50
With the retirement of The Capitol Steps, another party must take their place. The latest hit in political satire that’s hilarious, insightful and touches left, right and everything in between.
State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara “The Nutcracker” with the San Juan Symphony Orchestra
December 9-11 | Friday, 7:30 p.m. | Saturday, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. | Sunday, 2 p.m. | $29, $45, $55
The State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara returns for the holiday season with “The Nutcracker” accompanied by the San Juan de Durango Symphony Orchestra. This magical story is a favorite for audiences of all ages. The gorgeous and opulent sets, complete with a gloriously gigantic Christmas tree, set a backdrop of glittering snowflakes, waltzing flowers, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her enchanting character castle – including local dancers and singers.
Bar-D-Wranglers Christmas Jubilee
December 15 | $35, $30, $24, $19
Bar D Wranglers’ popular “Christmas Jubilee” is back for the holidays. The Bar D Wranglers mix traditional parties with Western music, cowboy poetry, tall tales and humor. It’s a warm and fun show for all ages that inspires the whole family to grasp the true meaning of vacation.
International guitar night
February 14, 7:30 p.m. | $30, $40, $50
The world’s premier touring guitar festival brings together the most innovative acoustic guitarists to exchange musical ideas in concert.
February 17, 7:30 p.m. | $29, $39, $49
SALT Contemporary Dance celebrates innovation in dance and as a balm for current social issues, elevating vibrancy, diversity and health.
The Doo Wop Project
March 31, 7:30 p.m. | $30, $40, $50
Featuring stars from Broadway hits Jersey Boys, Motown: The Musical and A Bronx Tale, The Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sonic and vocal excellence to recreate – and in some cases entirely reinvent – the greatest music of the world. history of American pop and rock.
April 26, 7:30 p.m. | $45, $55
Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, David Sedaris is one of America’s foremost humor writers. He is a master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers.
Yesterday and today
May 11, 7:30 p.m. | $35, $45
ANY DEMANDS The most innovative and unique show in the country using the works of The Beatles with song choices entirely in the hands of the audience.
May 17, 7:30 p.m. | $30, $40
Accompanied by her accordion, toy piano and fiery band, she draws on her French/Chinese/American heritage to create a heady program of French chanson, 1940s Shanghai jazz, gypsy swing and international folk.
ARTISTS TO KNOW – on stage
Chris Pierce: “Artist You Should Know” series
October 12, 7:30 p.m. | $30
“The internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter champions the idea that music can break down the isolated and static feelings of those of us worn down by the chaos of everyday life. He calls for us to unite under one sonic roof. to speak, sing, stand up and resist… With sparse acoustic instrumentation and an unmistakably passionate voice, Pierce creates an authentic sound of his own, far removed from time or trend.– American blues scene
LIVE @ THE SMILEY CAFÉ – in the cafe
August 25 | 7 p.m. | $25
Tickets on sale two weeks before the performance date! Flagship Romance, fluid music duo Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson, based in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, crisscrosses the sonic realms of folk, pop, rock, jazz and EDM. Their songs are filled with sticky melodies, incendiary vocals, and lyrics that perfectly balance raw honesty and universal accessibility.
The Community Concert Hall is a non-profit, multi-purpose performance venue located on the campus of Fort Lewis College. Its ability to provide a wide range of entertainment in southwestern Colorado is made possible through a partnership with the college, an independent, state-supported institution of higher education, and financial and in-kind contributions from generous members. from the community.
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