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Manitou Chamber Music Festival's 2018 season is can't miss, and all of this week's music

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For all those classical/art music-heads out there, you certainly shouldn’t miss the 2018 concert season of the Manitou Chamber Music Festival. The series consists of four concerts at Manitou Springs’ St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on July 17, 20, 24 and 27, and features diverse programs of small-ensemble material. As well as hearing works by those “crowd-pleaser” sorts of composers like Mozart and Brahms, the programs also feature composers such as Czech neoclassicist Bohuslav Martinu, the radical Austrian composer Anton Webern, and Hungarian composer György Ligeti, to whose music you’ve probably freaked out during the trippier sequences of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, and many more.

The accomplished faculty leading the festival includes Colorado College’s Jerilyn Jorgensen, who was also the Da Vinci Quartet’s first violinist from 1980-2004; Shelly Tramposh, who is the associate professor of viola at the Crane School of Music as well as a highly acclaimed recording artist; cellist Richard von Foerster, who spent 16 years as the principal cellist with the Cheyenne Symphony and is a founding member of Denver-based new music group The Playground Ensemble; and pianist Cullan Bryant, who is among the most prolific chamber music and collaborative pianists in New York City. A full list of the musicians Bryant alone has performed with would likely take up the entirety of this piece.

Meanwhile, here’s what else is playing around this week:

Wednesday 7/11

The Ancient Mariner Tavern, Musician’s Jam with The Hoodoo (Americana), 8 p.m.
Black Sheep, Church Tongue, Conveyer, Castaway, Extinction A.D., Dead Set (hardcore), 7 p.m.
Broadmoor Community Church, Woodshed Red (bluegrass), 6 p.m.
Distillery 291, Juke Joint Party with Grant Sabin (blues), 6 p.m.
Front Range Barbeque, Joe Sciallo and The Deepends (blues), 7:30 p.m.
Margarita at Pine Creek, Crystal and the Curious (jazz), 7 p.m.
Pikes Peak Center, Easton Corbin (country), 6:30 p.m.
The Warehouse, Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band, 6 p.m.

Thursday 7/12

Black Sheep, Spite, Crown Magnetar, Sink Low (metal), 7 p.m.
Jack Quinn’s, Irish Pub Songs with Brian Clancy, 7:30 p.m.
Kinfolks, 950 Drum Circle (acoustic), 9:45 p.m.
Oskar Blues, Music in the HOLE (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
Peak 31 @ Union Station, Sound Club Open Mic Showcase Series (hip-hop), 9 p.m.
Rico’s, Susan Rissman and John Wise (blues), 7 p.m.
The Social, DJ LemonHead (dance), 9 p.m.
Thorndale Park, Paint The Town Blue: Eric Boa and the Constrictors (blues), 5:30 p.m.
Whiskey Baron, Danny Duran and Slo Burnin’ (country), 9 p.m.

Friday 7/13

Benny’s, Lost Junction (Americana), 8 p.m.
Black Sheep, Sunny Sweeney (country), 7 p.m.
Chiba Bar, Friday Night Spin (dance), 9 p.m.
Crystola Roadhouse, Ashlee and Longshot Revival (country), 8 p.m.
Frankie’s Bar & Grill, DJ Trivia with Party Pro DJ (dance), 7 p.m.
Front Range Barbeque, The Hawthorne Roots (bluegrass), 7:30 p.m.
Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Jazz in the Garden: Barbara Ernst and Mistura Bela (world), 7 p.m.
Johnny’s Navajo Hogan, Goya (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Kinfolks, Ryan Flores (jazz), 8 p.m.
La Taverne, La Taverne Orchestra (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.
Margarita at Pine Creek, Acme Bluegrass, 6:45 p.m.
Oskar Blues, Playing With Smoke (rock/pop), 6 p.m.
Peak 31 @ Union Station, Hex Rated (hip-hop), 9 p.m.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Suga Bear & The Show Time Band (R&B), 7 p.m.
Shining Mountain Golf Club, Brandon Henderson (acoustic), 6 p.m.
Sunshine Studios, Lies, Deceit & Treachery, Burns Like Hell, Winter Nacht, Dead Farm (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
Waterfront Park at Forest Lakes, Miguel Dakota (blues), 6 p.m.
Whiskey Baron, Danny Duran and Slo Burnin’ (country), 9 p.m.

Saturday 7/14

Benny’s, Bullitt Breed Band (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Black Sheep, Middle Class Rut, Black Map (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
The Chicken Coop, Blynd Mojo (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
El Paso County Fairgrounds, Ashlee and Longshot Revival (country), 9 p.m.
Frankie’s Bar & Grill, Suga Bear & The Show Time Band (R&B), 8 p.m.
Gold Hill Mesa Community Center, Pandas & People (folk), 4 p.m.
Johnny’s Navajo Hogan, Goya (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Kinfolks, Band Idiot (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
La Taverne, La Taverne Orchestra (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.
Oskar Blues, Jeremy Vasquez & The Survivors, featuring Cassandra Davis (blues), 7 p.m.
Peak 31 @ Union Station, Pretty Vague (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Pikes Perk Coffee & Tea House, Rachel Louise Taylor (acoustic), 7 p.m.
Royal Castle, Spanish and Afro Caribbean Night, 9 p.m.
Whiskey Baron, Danny Duran and Slo Burnin’ (country), 9 p.m.
Wine Down by the River, Nance Vixen Jazz Duo (jazz), 8 p.m.
Woodland Park Public Library, Kara and the Kosmos (Americana), noon.

Sunday 7/15

Black Sheep, Landon Tewers (from The Plot in You), Hotel Books, Ky Rodgers (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Front Range Barbeque, Kraig Kenning (Americana), 6:30 p.m.
La Taverne, La Taverne Orchestra (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Mother Muff’s, Sunday Brunch with Blue Frog (blues), 11 a.m.
Shuga’s, Frank Moore (acoustic), 9 p.m.
The Social, Walt Wilkins, Josh Grider and Drew Kennedy (acoustic), 4 p.m.

Monday 7/16

Ancient Mariner Tavern, Jerrod Fox, Ryan Davis and Friends (Americana), 8 p.m.
Monument Valley Park, Triggered (rock/pop), 7 p.m.

Tuesday 7/17

Black Sheep, Palisades, Letters From The Fire, Savage Hands (hardcore), 6 p.m.
Western Jubilee Recording Company, Bryan Bowers, Andy Hedges (country), 6:30 p.m.


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