Voices of Light

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017 7:00 PM

Contemporary choral work

We are excited to start off our 2017-2018 series with The Voices of Light, a 16-person choral group that focuses on performing pieces that evoke power and emotion.

“Voices aims to create choral music of power and beauty, and we know that that sound is built one moment at a time, one rehearsal at a time, one performance at a time.  Music is fleeting - it lasts only in the moment, then dissipates.  However, the right music, heard at the right time, when a listener is open, sung with intention and skill, echoes on in the mind and heart.” -voiceschamberchior.org

Photo credit:www.voiceschamberchior.org

Takács Quartet


Internationally-known quartet on their fourty-third season of performing

Takács Quartet is coming back to the WSLP stage! This legendary group is known for their bold works in string performances, traveling and performing in eighty concerts each year. They have performed in famous venues around the globe including Carnegie Hall, and became the first string quartet to win the Wigmore Hall Medal in May, 2014. When not travelling the Quartet is at the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO where they work on a graduate quartet residency program, as well as directly with individual students.

"But is there anything routine about their playing? Absolutely not. Often it takes just the first notes — and Beethoven’s openings are famously arresting — for the audience’s heart to leap.” (Geoff Brown, The Times, May 17, 2017) -takacsquartet.com

Photo credit: Peter Smith, takacsquartet.com

Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado


Orchestra performing pieces of the 17th and 18th centuries

“Founded in 2005 and based in Denver, the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado is the Rocky Mountain Region’s only professional period-instrument orchestra. Our ensemble embraces collaboration, excellence, and the joy of live music-making.” -bcocolorado.org

The group is a professional period-piece group primarily based in Colorado. They work to perform both masterworks and hidden treasures of the era, as well as educate others on the art form through youth outreach. They have performed at a number of local events including the Metro State University Visiting Artist Series, Breckenridge Music Festival, Summit Music and Arts, Englewood Arts, PACE Center, Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, Regis University Inspired Performances, and Festival of Faith and the Arts.

Photo credit: bcocolorado.org

Queen City Jazz Band

SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST, 2018 7:00 PM

Denver’s Premier Jazz Band

The Queen City Jazz Band (QCJB) will be joining the WSLP stage for their 60th anniverary, which will be in 2018! The QCJB performs a variety of jazz subgenres inspired by the great Jazz Legends of the mid-1900’s. They have a long list of clients and have shared the stage with some of Colorado’s best orchestras. Along with standard performances they also perform Gospel services and provide local outreach to schools.

“For over fifty-five years the QCJB has been delighting audiences with the happy sounds of the 20s, 30s and 40s—Gospel, Early Jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Blues and Spirituals. We have performed at every major Dixieland/Swing jazz festival in North America. We faithfully recreate the music of Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Scott Joplin, Bix Beiderbecke, Wilbur DeParis, Turk Murphy and many others.” -queencityjazzband.com

Photo credit: queencityjazzband.com

Athena Project

SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Empowering Women through Art

Athena Project Presents Samba Colorado Join New York and Puerto Rican Native, Kebrina Josefina De Jesus and her dynamic group, Samba Colorado, during the final concert of our 2017-2018 season. Experience the exuberance and joy of traditional Brazilian Samba. This lively performance is presented by Athena Project whose mission is to empower women and strengthen the Denver community through developing and showcasing women and girls’ artistic contributions, while inviting new audiences into the creative process. www.AthenaProjectArts.org