acoustic Black Rose Acoustic Society Events: Open-stage nights with headline performers on the second and fourth Fridays of the month, 7 p.m., at the Black Forest Community Center, corner of Black Forest and Shoup roads, $3-$5. Open-stage nights on the fourth Saturday of each month, 7 p.m. at Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Road, $2. Also, many jams for different acoustic and folk instruments. Call 633-3660 for more.
Alasdair Frasier, All Souls Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St. $15-$18 A Black Rose Acoustic Society special event. Sun., April 23, 7 p.m. Call 494-1133 for more.
classical Christopher Basso, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. $8-$15. Amateur Pianists International presents this first-prize winner in the 2000 Van Cliburn International. Sat., April 1, 7:30 p.m. Call Chuck at 592-0472 for more.
Mozart Forever, Sunnyside Christian Church, 2025 N. Murray Blvd. $20. Join the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Shauna Keene on Sat., April 8 at 8 p.m. and Sun., April 9, 2:30 p.m. Call 520-SHOW for tickets or 226-9130 for more information.
Happy Birthday Shostakovich, Steam Plant Theater, 220 W. Sackett Ave., Salida. The Walden Chamber Players will perform works by the greats. Sun., April 30, 3-5 p.m. Call 719/395-0594 for more.
Chamber Orchestra of the Springs Concerts, various locations. $8-$15. Featuring the Season Finale on April 22-23. Call 633-3649 for more.
Colorado Springs Choral Stars and Stripes, Forever, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Free. The Choral joins the USAFA Concert Band in a performance of "pops" and patriotic music. Tues., May 16, 7:30 p.m. Call 520-7469 for tickets.
other music Sweet Adelines Region 8 Show of Champs, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $10-$15. Featuring women's barbershop, 4-part a cappella harmony. Fri., March 31 through Sat., April 1, 1-10 p.m. Call 520-SHOW for tickets.
Five Fools in Brass Concert, Albany Building, 7th & Albany, Pueblo. $5. Presented by the Lincoln Street Brass and featuring April fools comedic pieces. Sat., April 1, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 719/583-4182 for more.
Swing Into Spring with the McNulty Orchestra, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $15. Attend this fundraiser for the Pikes Peak Regional Hospital on Sat., April 1, 7-10 p.m. Call 686-0302 for more.
4th Annual Tea with Mozart, Pueblo Community College Fortino Ballroom, 900 W. Orman Ave.$30. Featuring the Veronika String Quartet and more. Sun., April 2. Call 719/545-7967 for more.
CC Distinguished Organist Series, Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Featuring Frank Shelton, organist for Colorado College, who is performing a preview for a concert he will give in Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral later in the month. Tues., April 4, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.
Brass with an Altitude Concert, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. $5-$12. Catch the Monument Hill Brass Quintet on Sat., April 8, 7:30 p.m. Call 719/481-0475 for more.
Woodland Park Community Singers, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park. Free. Attend this annual spring concert on Sat., April 8, 7-9 p.m. Call 719/687-8645 for more.
In Harmony with The ARC, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $15. A showcase of Pikes Peak area schools' performing arts students to benefit the ARC. Sat., April 8, 7 p.m. Call 471-4800, ext 101 to purchase tickets.
The Spring Thing Big Band Dance Benefit for Care and Share, Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 6 S. 33rd St. $15-$20. Featuring Randy and Michelle Rodriguez and a silent auction on Sat., April 22, 7 p.m. Call 576-2626 for tickets and 536-3240 for more information.
Puccini Spectacular, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $15-$75. Featuring Tosca: Act I,La Boheme: Act II and Turandot: Act I, Scene II on . Sat., May 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., May 7 at 3 p.m. Call 520-SHOW for tickets.
Judy Collins, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $30-$42.50. Featuring folk music with contemporary themes. Fri., May 19, 7:30 p.m. Call 520-SHOW for tickets.
16th Annual Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival, Rio Grande Park, Aspen. Several music events from Thurs., June 22 through Sun., June 25. Call 970/920-4996 for more.