The Aspen Art Museum’s Young Curators of the Roaring Fork is calling for entries for their upcoming, inaugural exhibition. The exhibition, “Unspoken _____,” will show in the Hines Room of the Aspen Meadows Kresge Building April 28 through May 7.The exhibition is open to artists ages 13 to 21, and the submitted work should explore “things left unspoken in daily life.” Participating artists are invited to fill in the blank in the exhibition title, and submit art that addresses their “unspoken” theme.The Young Curators program, instituted last year, allows participants to meet with Aspen Art Museum staff to learn the skills and procedures for producing an exhibit of art by their peers. The 11 Young Curators will choose the artwork, install the exhibit, coordinate the reception and lead student tours of the show.Artists seeking to submit work should send slides, photos or video documentation of the art – but not the work itself – to Morley McBride, Interim Education and Public Programs Coordinator, Aspen Art Museum, 590 N. Mill St., Aspen, CO 81611. Artists should include their name, age, school, telephone number and e-mail address, as well as a brief statement about how the theme relates to their life experience. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 6.For further information, call 925-8050.
Aspen Stage will present an encore run of “Parallel Lives” in February at the Black Box Theatre at Aspen High School, and at the Crested Butte Center for the Performing Arts.”Parallel Lives,” written by Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney, stars local actors Peggy Mundinger and Wendy Perkins. The two-woman comedy comprises sketches about religion, sexuality, childhood, old age and more. The local production, directed by Brad Moore, debuted in August at the Black Box.”Parallel Lives” will play in Aspen Feb. 3-4 and 10-12 and in Crested Butte Feb. 14.
The Aspen Music Festival and School is offering a five-concert subscription package to its 2006 Winter Music Artist Recital series. The subscription series is $225; tickets for each individual concert may be purchased for $52.The series opens Jan. 31 with pianist Andreas Haefliger, who will perform a program of all Mozart and Beethoven. Violinist Joshua Bell, accompanied by Jeremy Denk, follows Feb. 16 with a program titled “In the Spirit of Mozart.”Pianist Yefim Bronfman will perform Beethoven’s “Moonlight” sonata, plus pieces by Chopin, Ravel and Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev Feb. 22. On March 6, pianist Peter Serkin will play a program including Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” sonata, Bach’s Chromatic Fantasy and two works by Schoenberg. The series concludes with a March 17 concert by the American Brass Quintet, an ensemble-in-residence at the Music Festival since 1970, performing works by Gabrieli, Morley and Whittenberg, and Civil War brass-band favorites.For subscription packages or individual tickets, call 925-9042, or go to http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com.Also, the Music Festival’s Musical Odysseys Reaching Everyone, continues with a residency in local schools by the Anundo Wind, Sunday through Saturday, Jan. 8-14. The Vinca Quartet returns Feb. 26-March 4, with a Family Concert March 3. The American Brass Quintet will have a two-day residency in Basalt, March 16-17. The Anundo Winds return for a second residency April 9-15, with a Family Concert April 14.The series concludes with a Composer’s Forum, featuring Gabriela Lena Frank.
Local stage performer Cathy Markle will be the featured guest on Aspen Media Review Friday, Jan. 13. The locally produced, half-hour program can be heard every Friday at 6:30 p.m. on KAJX-Aspen Public Radio.Markle and musical theater expert Bob Klineman will join Aspen Media Review host John C. Noonan in discussing the upcoming presentation of “Stardust,” a Wintersköl event at the Wheeler Opera House. The evening of songs and tunes from the Golden Age of Jazz features Markle, who starred as Liza Doolittle in Aspen Community Theatre’s production of “My Fair Lady,” and the Jazz All Stars, led by local pianist Walt Smith. “Stardust” is set for Friday, Jan. 13, with plans to have the audience dance onstage.KAJX can be heard at 91.5 FM in Aspen.
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