Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association putting on next string of concerts
The Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association’s first concert is coming up on Saturday and Sue Ludtke, the president, is excited for it.
“We’re still here!” she said on Tuesday. “We want to let the community know that.”
The GSCCA was founded in 1947, an outgrowth of the Colorado Chautauqua, which seeks to bring culture to rural areas, world-class entertainment to cities and share talent across the country.
“Before the [COVID-19] pandemic, the GSCCA had over 700 memberships, but that number dropped to about 400,” Ludtke said. Now, the GSCCA is hopeful to get back up to that number and to open up the community to different genres.
The GSCCA chooses up to five artists from a group of 30-40 musicians who have auditioned to perform at events like these.
“We’re choosing the line-up for 2024 and 2025 in the next few weeks,” Ludtke said.
Memberships are available to help ensure these concerts are paid for. Memberships are $60, which come out to $12 a concert. Student memberships are $15 and the GSCCA offers family rates. If someone doesn’t want a membership but wants to go to a concert, each concert would be $30 individually.
The first and last show for this line-up will be held at the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium. The GSCCA also has a successful program for this occasion where the musicians from the program spend time with the choir, band, orchestra, or other musical class at the school and they answer questions and play or sing with the class.
The line-up for this year is as follows:
- Folk Legacy Trio at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Glenwood Springs High auditorium at 1521 Grand Ave. Two members are from the Kingston Trio and one member is from the Diamonds. They play songs from the folk era.
- Charlie Albright at 7 p.m. on Dec. 6 at Mountain View Church at 2195 CR 154. Albright was an upcoming classical pianist but now plays improvisation and jazz piano.
- The Divas Three at 7 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2024 at Mountain View Church. They sing a selection of songs from divas since the 1980s to modern times.
- Camille and Stuie at 7 p.m. on March 4, 2024 at Mountain View Church. They play folk and popular music from Australia. They’ve recently moved from Australia to the U.S.
- Branden & James and Effie at 7 p.m. on April 17, 2024 at Glenwood Springs High auditorium. Branden sings, James plays cello, and they’re joined by Effie Passero, another vocalist.
If anyone wants more information, they can visit the website at https://gsconcertassn.org/ or call Nancy, membership committee chairman, at 303-517-9800. She will be at the concerts to help members join or buy one time tickets.
What: Folk Legacy Trio concert
Where: Glenwood Springs High Auditorium at 1521 Grand Ave.
When: 7 p.m. on Saturday
How much: $60 for membership, $15 for student membership, $30 for individual concert
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