Learn about the world through music during this unique, interactive and often hilarious program. Michael Stanwood will play wondrous musical instruments like a Khaen, a Didgeridoo and Angklungs—and you’ll get to play them too!
Aprende más sobre el mundo através de la música durante este programa participativo y cómico. Michael Stanwood tocará maravillosos instrumentos musicales de muchas partes del mundo, tales como el Khaen, el Didgeridoo, y Angklungs. ¡Y tú vas a tener la oportunidad de tocarlos también!
Flash mobs are a hugely guarded secret, so please don’t mention this to anyone. In celebration of the Denver Art Museum's Untitled event for October, we’re bringing an accordion concert of epic proportions. Since this Untitled is called Shady, we decided that nothing could be as shady as an accordion flash mob. Enjoy the spectacle and sounds of this rare occurrence and hang out at the art museum for a memorable Friday night. General admission for Untitled events is $10 and the Fresh City Life offering is free with admission. For more details, please visit collective.denverartmuseum.org.
Famed for his fabulous Bette Davis impersonation, Matthew Martin first dazzled Denver audiences with his evening of Bette hosting a special presentation of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. Matthew is back and won’t be satisfied until he’s made his tribute to every dead diva he can. All Singing, All Dancing, All Dead! is a tour de force evening of non-stop musical and comedy entertainment. Along with Ms. Davis, Martin will also be conjuring up screen idols Katharine Hepburn, Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, and even the tap-dancing goddess Ann Miller.
The Petite Chanteuse has been dazzling international audiences with her lively music presentations and smoked-crystal singing voice. Her songlist is inspired and has a decidedly French café vibe – highlighting classics like La Vie En Rose and Mon Homme. She’ll also serenade our audience with some of her favorite songs in Spanish. Join us for a vocal concert that will delight. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#jadore
The phrase ‘avant-garde’ is overused and has lost its meaning. If you’d care to be reminded of what this phrase truly means, catch Helen Gillet’s encore concert at Denver Public Library. She performed here last year, and brought the house down. We are lucky to host her again this summer while she travels and performs around the country.
Enjoy Latin rhythms al fresco – Daniel Ondaro’s group performs on our plaza (near the west entrance). Ondaro creates exciting, one-of-a-kind concerts by combining an eclectic blend of talented musicians and playing music that is multicultural while reflecting the personalities of each musician. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#latin
Learn to play Ukulele with the legendary Mr. Dana during the month of September! Mr. Dana, renowned Smiley storyteller, will show you how to maintain and tune your ukulele, as well as give you a basic understanding of chords to begin your ukulele music journey. He will have handouts and homework. Instrument not provided.
Learn to play the guitar in two easy workshops! Imkong Yaden, a graduate of Berklee in Film Scoring and Performance, will show you how to maintain and tune your guitar, as well as give you a basic understanding of chords. He will provide some beginner exercises and drills. You’ll even leave the workshop with a song to play. The second class will build on the first.
Registration is required. Please call 720-865-0325 to register.
Guitarist, singer and composer Daniel Ondaro has broad and diverse musical experience. Performing in acts ranging from Opera to Blues, Brazilian to Bluegrass, Daniel’s eclectic tastes and superb musicality have won him praise in the United States, South America and Europe. Whether it's performing a hot mix of north and south American music with his band NuMundo, or a quiet evening of beautiful Bossa Nova songs, Daniel’s playing, singing and writing have the ability to inspire and connect people from around the world.