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The Aspen Choral Society is beginning rehearsals this week for its annual spring concert. The concert, titled From Bach to Barber, will have performances March 28-29, with one concert in Aspen and one downvalley, with locations to be decided.

Rehearsals in Aspen begin Sunday, Feb. 10, and continue every Sunday, from 5-7 p.m., at the Aspen Community Church. Rehearsals in Glenwood Springs start Monday, Feb. 11, from 6-8 p.m., and continue each Monday at the United Methodist Church.

No auditions are required to participate in the concerts. All interested singers are invited to participate.

From Bach to Barber will feature choral works by J.S. Bach and Samuel Barber, as well as pieces by Vivaldi, Faure, Mozart, Rutter and others. The concert will also include the world premiere of “Aspen Songs,” a song cycle by Aspen Choral Society director and conductor Ray Vincent Adams, featuring soprano Judeth Shay Burns. Also on the program is the original 13-instrument orchestration of Copland’s “Appalachian Spring,” performed by the Aspen Choral Society Orchestra.

For further information, call Adams at 925-3685.

The Aspen Institute will host a reception and lecture for British artist Andy Goldsworthy. The reception is set for Saturday, Feb. 16, at 5 p.m., with the lecture scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 17, at 5 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public, and will be held in the Aspen Institute’s Doerr-Hosier Center.

Two Creeks, an exhibit of Goldsworthy’s work, is currently on display in the Doerr-Hosier Center. The exhibit was produced in conjunction with “Stone River,” the artist’s permanent installation at the Aspen Institute, completed last year.

Goldsworthy, a British-born artist who lives in Scotland, is known for his site-specific, environmental sculptures made of natural materials, and the photographs he makes of those pieces. He was the subject of the award-winning 2001 documentary “Rivers and Tides,” and has had a one-person exhibit at the Aspen Art Museum in 1995.

For further information, call 925-7010.

The Glenwood Springs-based Defiance Community Players will present “Greater Tuna” at the Blue Acacia Theater in Glenwood Springs. The comedic satire shows Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 14-16, and Feb. 21-23.

“Greater Tuna,” written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard, focuses on the inhabitants of the fictional small town, Tuna, Texas. The Defiance Players’ production is directed by Jacquie Meitler and features Mike Banks, Dave Gardner, Jack Green, Peter Martin and Bob Willey.

Advance tickets, which include a serving of pie and a beverage, are available at the Mountain Peddler in Glenwood Springs, or by calling 945-2147.


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