Tickets are still available for Sat., Dec. 9 at 7 pm
Sat, Dec. 9 at 1 pm
Sun., Dec. 10 at 5 pm
(no tickets at door)
Columbine Unity, 8900 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder
(See map below.)
Sound Circle with guest artists
Anthony Salvo, violin
Nelson Walker, cello
Janet Harriman, harp
Buy tickets at brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006
$20 General admission
Sound Circle will be joined in a surprising and stunningly beautiful Solstice program by guest artists Anthony Salvo, violin, and Nelson Walker, cello, premiering vocal transcriptions of Anthony's multi-layered solo violin compositions. Described as “joyous, spirited, profound, spacious, poignant, eclectic and both spontaneous and formal, grounded and ethereal,” they translate effortlessly to voices, resulting in an emotionally rich set of songs without words.
They will also be joined by harpist Janet Harriman in the US premiere of The Silent Landscape, by the young Swedish composer Linda Alexandersson. This wildly creative piece for voices and harp is based on journals and letters of sailors aboard the HMS Challenger in its historic 1876 travels around the world, a journey considered to be the beginning of oceanographic science. A set of five short movements evoke with striking vividness a range of landscapes, from the vastness of the Arctic sea to the mosquito-ridden shores of Bermuda to coral reefs deep in the ocean.
Also on the program will be selections featuring the instrumental guest artists, including Carlos Salzedo’s Chanson de la Nuit for solo harp.
Sound Circle will perform music by the Wailin’ Jennys, Coco’s Lunch, Moira Smiley, and the Swedish a cappella quartet Kraja.
Composer, performer, and teacher Anthony Salvo is currently performing his original works in a variety of formats and performing jazz/ fusion with his new group, The Fortunato Trio. You can find a list of his performances as well as purchase his album, Finding Sanctuary at www.anthonysalvo.com. He receives inspiration for his compositions from nature, his deep exploration of movement art, and the resilience and sublimity of the human spirit.
Cellist Nelson Walker is a multi-instrumentalist and composer from Longmont, Colorado. A high school senior, he plays with the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, and was principal cellist for the 2017 Colorado All State Symphony. He can be heard as a musical improviser with Playback Theatre West, and as a freelancer around the Denver-Boulder area with local singer-songwriters.
Harpist Janet Harriman is Instructor of Harp at CU. Principal harpist with Central City Opera and Opera Colorado, she is in high demand throughout the Denver metro area, and has performed internationally as a soloist, chamber musician, and opera/orchestra player. She is also active as a leader in the musical community in her home of Summit County.
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Sunday, October 15, 7:00 pm.
First Congregational Church, 15th and Pine, Boulder, CO. Celebration of First Cong's 30th anniversary of being an Open and Affirming church. With Bishop Yvette Flunder and others.
Sound Circle Solstice Concert 2017
Columbine Unity Church, 8900 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder, CO.
Saturday performances at 1:00 and 7:00. Sunday performance at 5:00. Details at left.