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65th Annual Barbershop Harmony Festival
SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014, 06:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$15.00 ($10.00 Member), $13.00 Seniors, students and children 10 and under
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For the 65th consecutive year, the Boulder Timberliners Barbershop Chorus will host a fun-filled evening of Barbershop singing at Chautauqua Auditorium. There will be over 250 barbershoppers on stage for the mass chorus presentations as well as performances by individual choruses including the International Medal winning chorus Sound of the Rockies, the Boulder Timberliners, the Longmont Long’s Peak Chorus, The Mountain Aires, and High Country Women's Chorus. Our featured group is the CU Buffoons.

This show is a perennial favorite.  People have remarked that it isn’t necessary to be familiar with the music to relate to the universal themes, beautiful harmonies, and humor that are part of barbershop singing.  Entire families including young children and teenagers enjoy the music.

The barbershop-style a-capella music is a uniquely American musical art form. It is known for its four-part harmony and the “expanded sound” created by its unique chord structure. Sharing roots with gospel and jazz, it is part of the continuum of American music.

 

65th Annual Barbershop Harmony Festival

Ziggy Marley
Fly Rasta
THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
SOLD OUT

A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Ziggy Marley and his siblings first sat in on recording sessions with his father’s band, the legendary Bob Marley and the Wailers, when he was ten years old.  Later, Ziggy joined with brother Stephen and sisters Sharon and Cedella to become The Melody Makers, allowing him to craft his own soulful sound which blends blues, R&B, hip-hop and roots reggae.  The Melody Makers earned their first Grammy (Best Reggae Recording) for “Conscious Party “ (1988), produced by Talking Heads Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, which included the hit songs “Tomorrow People” and “Tumbling Down.

The six-time Grammy Award winner's newest album “Fly Rasta,” scheduled for release April 2014, marries Ziggy’s distinctive reggae sound with elements of psychedelica, rock, funk, soul and pop, and explores further musical zones with the addition of sitar, tabla and taiko drums. The lyrical themes are a call to empowerment, enlightenment, freedom and, as with many of Ziggy’s songs, the higher power of love.
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Ziggy Marley

An Evening with Steven Wright
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$32.50 - $50.00 ($29.50 - $47.00 Member)
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Academy Award winner Steven Wright is a prototype comedian that many others continually try to follow. He known for his distinctly lethargic voice and slow, deadpan delivery of ironic, philosophical and sometimes nonsensical jokes, paraprosdokians, anti-humor and one-liners with contrived situations. He is a regular guest with David Letterman, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and Craig Ferguson.

Steven was honored as the first inductee into The Boston Comedy Hall of Fame, is a recipient of the Johnny Carson Comedy Legend Award and is a two-time Grammy nominee for Best Comedy Album. In 1989, Steven was honored with an Academy Award for Best Short Film for his film entitled “The Appointments of Dennis Jennings” in which he starred and co-wrote.  

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An Evening with Steven Wright

Hot Rize
featuring Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014, 07:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$25.00 - $50.00 ($22.00- $47.00 Member)
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Hot Rize -- America's Bluegrass Band rides again.
This will be the CD Release Party show for Hot Rize's first studio album in almost twenty five years.  Hot Rize has been astounding the bluegrass world with their fresh, contemporary approach to traditional music since 1978, but with only select shows since 1990. This weekend kicks off a busy fall as Hot Rize tours the country to promote their new release, but of course they wanted to share with the hometown folks first.
Ride the FREE HOP 2 Chautauqua shuttle to this show!

 

 

Hot Rize

California Guitar Trio
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$24.00 ($21.00 Member)
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Actually non-natives of the "Golden State," the California Guitar Trio (CGT) is Bert Lams from Belgium, Hideyo Moriya from Japan, and Paul Richards from Utah. Together, their technical wizardry is breathtaking, as is the wide range of instrumental music the group renders... everything from unique originals to dazzling, cleverly-arranged interpretations of jazz, classical music and even surf rock.

Since their inception in 1991, the Trio has released 14 CDs: nine studio albums), three live releases (including An Opening Act from their 1995 worldwide tour with King Crimson) and two compilations. On screen, CGT can be seen in documentary "Following the Music: On The Road w/ California Guitar Trio."  In October 2010, the California Guitar Trio released "Andromeda," an entirely new all-original album nearly three years in the making. It was named Best Instrumental Album that year by the Indie Acoustic Project.

 

 

 

California Guitar Trio

Jake Schepps Quintet
featuring Matt Flinner
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$17.00 ($14.00 Member)
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The stringband instrumentation of banjo, mandolin, guitar, violin and bass—canonized as the quintessential bluegrass combo when Earl Scruggs teamed up with Bill Monroe in 1945—is rewired, rebooted and re-contextualized by the Jake Schepps Quintet on their new album "Entwined."
 
The album features newly commissioned long-form works by composers hailing from the contemporary classical world (Marc Mellits and Matt McBane) and mandolinist-composer Matt Flinner helping to bridge the genre gap with a monumental new four-movement work rooted in the worldly new acoustic aesthetic. The band features Jake Schepps (banjo), Matt Flinner (mandolin), Ross Martin (guitar), Ryan Drickey (violin) and the indomitable Eric Thorin (bass). From the vantage point of the adventurous banjo player and arranger Jake Schepps as well as his fellow travelers in the vibrant new acoustic scene, the horizon for stringband music is infinite. This CD release concert will include selections from all of these works, in addition to bluegrass, Béla Bartók and much more.

 

 

 

 

Jake Schepps Quintet

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