Cosy Sheridan with T.R. Ritchie, 315 East Costilla Ave. $20 in advance to House Concerts, P.O. Box 38943, COS, CO 80937; $25 at the door if room. T.E.S.S.A. Benefit. Fri., April 23 7 p.m. For more, call 329-1644 or 227-8648.
Black Rose Open Stage, Black Forest Community Center, Black Forest and Shoup Roads. $2-$4. With bluegrass trio headliner Wildwood Holler. Fri., April 23, 7:30 p.m. Call 633-3660 for more.
classical The Creation, Pikes Peak Center, 190 , 190 S. Cascade Ave. $12-$30. The Colorado Springs Chorale presents Franz Joseph Haydn's The Creation. Fri., April 16, 8 p.m., and Sat., April 17, 2:30 p.m., For tickets, call 520-7469.
Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Featuring works by Poulenc and Shubert with Gregory Adams and Yelena Balabanova on piano. Sun., April 18, 2:30 p.m. Call 633-3649 for more.
Travelin' Along, Playing a Song, Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave. Free. The Pikes Peak Flute Choir, directed by Karen Morsch, presents a concert featuring the great outdoors. Sun., April 25, 3 p.m. Call 266-1571 for more.
Spring Into the Arts, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain. $20. Benefit concert and silent auction, dessert buffet. Lawrence Leighton Smith and Michael Hanson are guest conductors. Sun., April 25, 6-9 p.m. Call Terri at 389-0697 for tickets or info.
other music Colorado Springs Conservatory, 1430 N. Hancock Ave. April 15, 7:30 p.m., third Thursday recital, free. April 16, 8-10 p.m., jazz night, $5. April 18, 7 p.m., second Sunday recital, $5-$10. Call 577-4556 for more.
NEW CENTURY Big Band Dance, at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. $10 at the door. $5 off coupons for seniors available at Bank One's Dublin Branch. "Memories of the Big Band Era." Sat., April 17 from 7-9:30 p.m. For more information, call 536-3240.
Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts D38 Special, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, $5. Featuring The Monumentals, Measure of Silence and SFJ, three vocal rock bands comprised of D38 high school students. Sat., April 17. Doors open at 7 p.m. concert at 7:30. Call 481-0475 for more.
The Little London Winds Concert, Sunrise United Methodist Church, 2655 Briargate Blvd. Free. Featuring Armenian dances, Traffic, Variations on America, Rolling Thunder and more. Sun., April 18, 2:30-4:30 p.m. For more, call 380-9761.
Staying on the Wall: A Gospel Extravaganza, Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free. Featuring the Gospel Music Workshop of America Choir and the St. John's Mass Choir of St. John's Baptist Church. Sun., April 18, 4 p.m.
Hausmusik April Concert, Lowell Lofts, corner of Las Animas and Nevada Ave., Suite 301. $38. Horns and strings performing Mozart and Brahms. April 19-20, 6:30 p.m. Call John or Helen at 540-9475 to learn more about reserving a seat.
New Horizons Band Concert, Benet Hill, 2575 N. Chelton Rd. Free. Featuring the New Horizons Band and its Swingmasters Jazz Band. Thursday, April 22, 7:30 p.m. For Information, call 573-8731.
The Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. $5-$10. Presenting Voice, Verse and Vision: An Arts Collaboration, combining the efforts of student writers, adult composers and singers and adult visual artists. Fri., April 23, 7:30 p.m. Call 520-SHOW for tickets.
Los Lantzmun, Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall at CC. Klezmer/Israeli World Fusion Band combining Eastern European, Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean music. Sat., April 24, 7-10 p.m.
Handel's Messiah Sing Along, St. Raphael's Episcopal Church is sponsoring a sing along performance of the Messiah in its entirety. Sun., April 25, 2-6 p.m. Call 392-3563 to RSVP.
Idea of North, Sunnyside Christian Church, 2525 N. Murray. $15-$20. The International Harmony Sweepstakes Champions from Australia perform. Sat., April 30, 8 p.m. Call 632-2783 for more.