Daily Archives: December 9, 2016

RiNo Art District vows to fight for its artist communities after Rhinoceropolis evacuation

It’s time to be bolder.”
The release does not address the fate of other RiNo DIY spaces or a specific plan of action beyond reviewing zoning of industrial spaces in RiNo “to identify how we can make amendments to allow for utilizing these affordable spaces as live/work places for our artist community in a safe way.”
We’ve reached out to Licko for further comment. warehouse DIY space Ghost Ship. Photo by Joe McCabe, heyreverb.com. 2 fire that killed 36 people at the Oakland, Calif. “Rather quietly, the RiNo Art District, Business Improvement District and General Improvement District have been working on a number of initiatives to this end, even as we recognize the changing, challenging dynamics happening here. About a dozen residents living in the Denver DIY space Rhinoceropolis were evacuated by the Denver Police Department on Thursday night after the Denver Fire Department found “numerous serious fire code violations.”
The inspection occurred in the wake of the Dec.   Lightning Bolt performs at Rhinoceropolis on April 2, 2007. It’s time to be louder. In a release, RiNo Art District president Jamie Licko stated that the organization had no prior knowledge of the inspection, calling it a “rash” directive issued by the Deputy Chief of Police. Licko voiced support for the artist community that call RiNo home, while conceding that Rhinoceropolis itself will likely no longer be able to house artists and states that the organization respects “both the zoning code and the rights of the property owner on that particular matter.”
“(T)his event brings to the fore a bigger conversation about the need for affordable, flexible creative space within the City of Denver, and RiNo, for artists,” Licko continued in the release.

Tom Petty announces 2017 tour, two nights at Red Rocks

A pre-sale for members of Petty’s Heartbreaker Highway Companions Club member will begin on Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. 14 at 10 a.m. Contrary to a previous report, Petty will be joined by Joe Walsh for his Red Rocks shows. Tickets for the show go on sale on Dec. on May 29 and 30. Tom Petty’s 40th Anniversary Tour will come through Morrison, Colo. via livenation.com.  
  Chris Stapleton is set to join on several of the band’s other dates, but won’t perform at Petty’s Red Rocks shows. photos by Evan Semón for Reverb
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers turn 40 next year, and they’re celebrating with an extensive national tour, including two shows at Red Rocks. Tom Petty and Mudcrutch at the Ogden Theater Thursday May 27, 2016.

CU-Boulder lures top young singers, and potential students, with national singing contest

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. It all starts with the competition, which takes place at 15 different locations around the country annually, including the Seattle Opera and the New England Conservatory. If a kid can’t afford it we waive all application fees.”
Of course, CU is also using Schmidt to promote its own music programs, including full opera productions, its CU NOW opera workshop, mentorship opportunities and student work. 10 at Grusin Recital Hall, 1020 18th St. But our goal is to make it available to everyone. Applicants plunk down $45 and fill out an extensive online application that has them listing both a three-song repertoire and recommendations from teachers and choir directors. “One of our former winners, Reggie Smith, just won the Met auditions.”
For the uninitiated, that’s the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, which follows Smith’s performances with the Houston Grand Opera Studio and many more across the country. in Boulder. Spots are limited to 35 sophomores, juniors or seniors (sorry, frosh), and the submission process even weaponizes applicants by asking them to name their hometown paper and provide contact information “used for press release,” according to schmidtcompetition.org. “The (winners) receive national exposure, scholarships and the chance to debut at important venues, so it’s a great launching pad for kids who are aspiring singers,” said Ben Smolder, director of the Schmidt Foundation and the opera program at Miami University of Ohio, where the competition is based. 28 New York event lands at the National Opera Center. The 30-year-old, nationally renowned program lures the country’s most ambitious high school singers to compete for more than $200,000 in prize money, as well as the chance to study at the world’s most prestigious music schools under veteran performers and teachers. Auditions are free and open to the public. 10, debut of the program at the University of Colorado in Boulder a rallying cry for local and regional talent who are convinced they’re ready for the next stage. “The participating students get to perform for top level music professionals and air out their music for a discerning audience,” said Chellis, a former professional opera singer who also serves as artistic director of Michigan’s Up North Vocal Institute. Sat., Dec. Besides the Dec. Notably, Schmidt is not just one of the largest youth singing competitions in the country, but also the biggest with a nonprofit mission. High school student Clara Hevia sings as part of the annual Schmidt Youth Vocal Competition, which is coming to CU-Boulder on Dec. This story was first published on DenverPost.com Most, like Boulder’s, are at universities, although the Jan. Nationally renowned singing contest comes to University of Colorado at Boulder for first time. 10 competition, the Schmidt Foundation will also host a master class with the judges (Chellis, plus William Florescu of the Florentine Opera Company and Stella Zambalis of the Met and New York City Opera) and offer the winner a chance to attend Schmidt’s summer music program — with most expenses paid. That makes the Saturday, Dec. “This is really based out of the foundation so there’s no money-making aspect of it,” Smolder said. 10 for the first time. (Provided by Eric Anderson)
Whether or not you realize it, you have probably heard at least one winner of the Schmidt Youth Vocal Competition over the years at an opera, classical music or chorale performance. “The competition is open to the public and allows CU to show off their facilities as well as faculty to a new audience.”
Since October, Schmidt has been holding about two competitions per month around the country, from Atlanta and West Palm Beach, Fla., to Las Vegas. That’s smart promotion, but it wouldn’t mean much if the program only served the interests of its judges. 303-492-6352 or colorado.edu/music. Colorado and the surrounding area had no representation with Schmidt until Smolder worked with CU tenor and assistant professor of voice Matthew Chellis to bring it to Colorado for the first time. “It’s a big deal to host it.”
SCHMIDT YOUTH VOCAL COMPETITION. “We have so many talented young high school singers here in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico, and it is a great way to introduce them to what our voice program is doing here in Boulder,” Chellis said. And for added incentive, the Schmidt Foundation offers a $2,000 matching scholarship for the winning singer to whichever music program hosts the event. Like the 5,000 other young singers who have participated in the contest since it was founded, Smith benefits from the Schmidt Foundation’s partnership with big names like the Kennedy Center, the National Opera Center and Cincinnati Opera. “Scholarships are based on need, and we gravitate toward kids who have a social bent, so if they have a sense of giving back and volunteering that’s also something we look for.