Latest News – April 11
Spring Concerts Planned for Student Musicians, Guests
The Lake County High School Music Department will present its spring instrumental concert series. This year the concerts will feature student musicians plus guest artists from the Denver area.
First, the Lake County High School instrumental music concert featuring grades 7-12th grade will be held Thursday evening April 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The concert’s theme is “Blood, Sweat and Tears” and will feature music that will frighten, excite and make you cry. The concert is Free with suggested donations of $5 to help support the music department.
Then on Tuesday, April 19, the community is invited to the 7 – 12th Grade Spring Choir Concert. Come and hear the sweet sound of students singing in Spring! The show starts at 7 p.m. in the Lake County High School auditorium.
Finally, on Wednesday April 20, the Lake County High School’s “The Cloud City Jazz Band” will welcome in concert the Michael Friedman Jazz Quartet.
Last year, Friedman and his group did a masterclass with the group and will return to Leadville for a masterclass and evening concert. This concert and work shop is made possible by the Breckinridge Music Festival’s “Music in Schools” program. The Festival, chartered in 1981 as the Breckenridge Music Institute, was commissioned to produce a Festival of Classical Music and Jazz, and operated a summer music festival and a youth music camp. The original Institute mission included a strong educational component, which continues today. The Breckenridge Music Festival’s Music in the Schools program offers an annual series of workshops, performances and master classes to Elementary, Middle and High Schools throughout Summit, Lake and Park counties.
Michael Friedman is a widely respected bassist, composer and educator. Michael has been captivating audiences with his bass playing for years. He is a powerful, energetic artist who is capable of going in a variety of musical directions.
The Michael Friedman concert featuring the Cloud City Jazz band will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Admission is free but there is a suggested donation of $5 dollars.