Cultural Enrichment Programs
Sponsored by the Friends of the Longmont Senior Center, there will be engaging speakers this quarter.
The programs will be educational, insightful, and intriguing. We hope you enjoy the variety.
All programs are at the Longmont Senior Center, unless otherwise noted.
Cost: FREE, but please register in advance.
Cost: FREE, please register in advance by calling 303-651-8411
Get acquainted with others who are new to the Senior Center or new to the area. Join us to learn more about various programs, opportunities, and resources at the Senior Center. Facilitated by the Senior Services staff.
To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth August 25th, 1918, Gary Crow-Willard is presenting a composite of some music and interviews, both with the composer, conductor, and teacher himself, as well as with those who knew him. Gary will talk about this monarch of American music and share live video of Bernstein and his works. He’ll sing a few of the composer’s most beloved songs as well. Coincidentally, Gary studied voice in New York City in the early 1970’s in the same coop building in which Bernstein lived and died. Gary has a Master of Music in performance from Yale University and has taught voice at Wesleyan University and lectured on musical topics since his graduation 1980.
Cost: FREE, and please register in advance.
We are so fortunate to be able to host these two gifted performers! (Takács String Quartet) and Mutsumi Moteki, piano (Professor of Vocal Coaching at CU Boulder College of Music) bring to us a beautiful program: Three Viola da Gamba Sonatas by J. S. Bach and Lachrymae, op. 43 by Benjamin Britten. The duration of the program will be less than 90 minutes including a brief intermission.
Before joining the Takács Quartet at the University of Colorado, Geraldine Walther was Principal Violist of the San Francisco Symphony for 29 years. Early in her career she served as assistant principal of the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Miami Philharmonic, and the Baltimore Symphony. She studied at the Curtis Institute with Michael Tree of the Guarneri Quartet and at the Manhattan School of Music with Lillian Fuchs, and in 1979 she won first prize at the William Primrose International Competition. She had been on the music faculty of The San Francisco Conservatory, Notre Dame de Namur University, and Mills College and conducted master classes at numerous universities and festivals.
Since her undergraduate years at Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo, Japan, Mutsumi Moteki has been active as a vocal coach and collaborative pianist. She received extensive training in this area at Westminster Choir College (under Glenn Parker and Dalton Baldwin) and at the University of Michigan (under Martin Katz) as well as at prestigious summer programs such as Music Academy of the West, Steans Institute for Young Artists and the Franz-Schubert- Institut in Baden bei Wien. She is currently a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she teaches singing diction, vocal repertoire and French song literature and is a coach for Eklund Opera Program. She has performed regularly with singers such as Patti Peterson, Keri Rusthoi, Patrick Mason, Irene Friedlob and JungWoo Kim, and has appeared in recitals in the United States, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, Mexico, Macedonia, Sweden and Germany.
Cost: FREE, and please register in advance
Did you know that this year marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein? Join the worldwide celebration of Frankenreads this October with a period-themed afternoon tea complete with Frankenstein elements, just in time for Halloween. Engage your imagination while celebrating the legacy of this thrilling, timeless tale over tea and assorted treats. Tea attire or costumes encouraged. Presented and served by Grey Havens Philosophy.
Leonard Barrett Jr. shines in this show. His gorgeous voice and charismatic stage presence make this show; a nostalgic and touching tribute to one of our great American treasures, Mr. Nat King Cole.
The show features hits from Nat King Cole’s prolific career, classics like: “Unforgettable,” “Mona Lisa,” “Route 66” and many more. Along with the songs, the audience will learn more about Cole’s personal life, triumphs and set-backs as Leonard punctuates the songs with anecdotes and stories of the legendary singer’s life. Backed by a brilliant trio of musicians, Leonard sings his heart out whether it’s a touching ballad or the hip, “Route 66,“ Leonard has won numerous awards including an Ovation Award for Best Actor in a Musical by the Denver Post in 2004, Best Actor in a Musical voted by the readers of the Denver Post in 2007, Westword’s Best Season for an Actor in 2007, Best Year for an Actor in 2008 voted by the readers of the Denver Post, and more.
Written/Created by: Lannie Garrett
Cost: FREE, and please register in advance