Live (FREE) Music Tonight by Alpine Orchestra!
Drum roll please . . . . . . . Tonight Leadville’s Dave Shutte will debut as the new conductor for the Alpine Orchestra in the kick off to the spring concert series!Dr. Farrell Coy (left) passed the conductor’s baton to Leadville’s Dave Shutte (right) last year.
Performing tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Leadville’s Annunciation Catholic Church, Schutte will debut as the 7th leader in the symphony’s 22 seasons, succeeding Dr. Farrell Coy, of Buena Vista, the orchestra’s director for the past 13 years.
The concert will open with the national anthem and “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Selections include Giuseppe Verdi’s “Triumphal March from Aida” as well as “Viva Verdi,” a montage of popular melodies from several other Verdi operas; four movements of Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem” with vocal accompaniment; Samuel Barber’s “Adagio”; “Fanfare for the Common Man” written by Aaron Copeland in response to the U.S. entry into World War II; Mendelssohn’s “Symphony No. 4 in A major” (commonly known as “Italian”); and “Canzon Septimi Toni No. 1” by Gabriele, an early-Italian baroque composer, performed by the brass section of the 40-member symphony.
Tonight’s concert in Leadville will be at 7:30 p.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church at Poplar & E. 7th Streets. However if you can’t catch the local show, there are more opportunities this weekend: Saturday, June 8, 7:30 p.m., at Salida Steamplant Theatre; then a matinee on Sunday, June 9, 3 p.m., at Mountain Heights Baptist Church, Buena Vista.
Everyone is welcome. There is no admission charge, although contributions are appreciated to help defray expenses.