Fresh City Life

Saturday Sessions-Henry and Reinhardt

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Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Barbara Henry and Mark Reinhardt (aka Henry & Reinhardt) will be performing a set of holiday songs, including some of your favorites, and some you’ve never heard before. If you like your holiday music to swing, be poignant, and include a touch of humor, this will be the show for you!
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Saturday Sessions-Fingerstyle Guitar with Jon Sousa

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Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Jon Sousa will give a one hour performance on guitar and tenor banjo, with repertoire mainly stemming from Traditional Irish music, but including some Jazz and Classical. Jon’s passion for music has taken him all over the world from the beautiful countryside of France, studying with master fingerstyle guitar player Pierre Bensusan to Senegal, West Africa, studying Sabar drumming and a lengthy sabbatical in Ireland in 2008 where he refined his skills in interpreting Irish music.

Saturday Sessions- Denver Gay Men's Chorus

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Music and Dance
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
B2 Conference Center

Fresh City Life is honored to be hosting a free performance of the Denver Gay Men's Chorus in its 34th season. This spectacular event will feature almost 100 men. Their angelic singing, bright spirits, and holiday cheer will enhance your season. This concert will include favorite holiday carols, and plenty of inspirational singing and maybe even an audience sing-along. Come see why the Denver Gay Men's Chorus is the premiere chorus in Denver. A perfect prelude to downtown’s Parade of Lights!
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Hark! How the Bells: Holiday Bell Choir Concert

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Music and Dance
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Returning for an encore performance, the Castle Rock Community Ringers make incredible music using only the classic choir bells – and these musicians know how to create a joyful noise! The well-regarded Castle Rock Community Ringers will show us how to ‘throw cares away’ with their thoughtful blend of holiday and secular songs all created with perfectly pitched handbells.
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Saturday Sessions- Sweet Song: Hammered Dulcimer with Peter Hebert

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Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall- Level 1

An expert instrumentalist, Peter Hebert plays the evocative hammered dulcimer and its cousin, the psaltery, with masterful ease – filling the air with the ancient sounds of Medieval Europe. The Graeco-Roman dulcimer (sweet song) derives its name from the Latin dulcis (sweet) and the Greek melos (song). Find out how perfectly named this haunting instrument can be when Peter Hebert makes his dulcimer sing a sweet song. This concert will feature improvisations on songs and melodies of the Holiday Season.
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Saturday Sessions- Renaissance Lute and Guitar with Peter Schimpf

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Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall- Level 1

MSU Denver music professor Peter Schimpf will present a program of music from the early 17th century, a period of transition as the Renaissance style began to give way to the dramatic aesthetic of the early Baroque. He will perform on a 10 course lute and 14 string theorbo.
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Saturday Sessions- Earth and Air: Music for Flute and Guitar

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Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall- Level 1

Flutist Cobus du Toit and guitarist Patrick Sutton pair for this concert highlighting music from their recent CD release. Flute is the air and piano is the earth in this extraordinary concert featuring music from around the world.
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Saturday Sessions-Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe

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Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall- Level 1

An exuberant musical experience, rooted firmly in traditional Jewish modes and melodies and driven by contemporary rhythms and danceable grooves, Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe play nouveau klezmer music. The versatile musicians who make up The Lost Tribe have a deep respect for their source material, from the evocative tunes of Eastern European Jews and Gypsies to the sinuous rhythms of the Middle East and Mediterranean.
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Saturday Sessions- Alternate Tunings: Tom Carleno on Guitar

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Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall- Level 1

Guitarist Tom Carleno blends jazz, folk and pop to create a unique musical experience. He is most know for his distinctive use of a wide variety of alternate tunings, which form the blank canvas for his songs. His recent CD, titled Perfect Imperfection, is receiving rave reviews and radio airplay internationally and climbed to the number two spot on the Zone Music Reporter Radio Chart. Tom has also won the Best Instrumental Album - Acoustic award in the 10th Annual ZMR Awards in New Orleans.
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Paris Holiday Market

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Arts and Crafts
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
B2 Conference Center

This fourth annual Franco-inspired market gets bigger and better every year! Experience the sights, sounds, aromas and tastes of the holidays in Paris. Admission is free to this arts and crafts market sponsored by The Denver Public Library. Sample some French nibbles while enjoying warm cider or a rich cup of coffee -- all with a backdrop of live accordion and Paris cafe music (live concerts are featured at 11a and 2p each day). There will be lots of holiday shopping, too -- great gifts from local creatives. A wonderful chance to support artists and businesses in your community!

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