Sign up for new series of community concerts

Nonprofit Spotlight
Kay Vasilakis
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Kay Vasilakis

The final concert of the Community Concert Association season will be a performance by the Harry James Orchestra, who will appear at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium. Admission is free for the public with purchase of a membership for next season. Season membership prices are: adult, $35; student, $15; and family, $80.

Tables will be set up in the lobby for ticket sales and renewals. The membership campaign seeks sponsors and donors along with renewals by individuals and families.

The Harry James Orchestra will play old familiar tunes that were hits for the original Harry James Music Makers. Harry James was an American jazz musician, band leader and one of the most popular trumpet players of the big band era. He was part of the Benny Goodman Orchestra in 1936. The Harry James Orchestra plays the major venues of the United States and tours around the world.

Membership in the concert association will enable pass holders to attend five concerts during the 2010-11 season. This includes The Marlins, a male quartet, on Oct. 17; Cahal Dunne, Irish singer and pianist, on Nov. 16; Intersection, a violin, cello and piano trio, on Feb. 14; River City 6, a brass band, on March 29; and The Duttons, a family show, on April 19.

To support the series at a higher level, Friends purchase two tickets for $100 to $199; Patrons purchase four tickets for $200 to $499; Donors receive six tickets for $500 to $999; and Sponsors, who are given special recognition at their selected performance, receive 10 tickets for $1,000.

Additional information is available by calling Sue at 945-8722 or Judy at 945-5384, or visit Renewal or new membership checks can be mailed to GWS Community Concert Association, P.O. Box 214, Glenwood Springs 81602.

Support the Community Concert Association and experience fine live entertainment.

Kay Vasilakis’ “Nonprofit Spotlight” column appears every other Wednesday in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent. She is an active member of the Garfield County Human Services Commission. To contact her for a possible mention of a local nonprofit special event or news item, please e-mail or call 618-6689.

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