Capitol Hill Concerts Upcoming Shows
Original Contemporary Jazz
Saturday March 4, 2023 @ 7 pm
The album, Spiraling Inward, is like a collection of memoirs; several pieces pay tribute (to a mentor, to a mother, to a country left behind in search of happy childhoods), while others delve deep into emotional themes such as Noble Intentions, Soul of the Matter, and the title track Spiraling Inward. This evening promises to be a confluence of world-class musicianship, inspired composition, and expressive improvisation amongst the ensemble.
As the son of Grammy-winning clarinet legend, Richard Stoltzman, and renowned violinist and educator, Lucy Chapman, jazz pianist and educator Peter John Stoltzman naturally grew into a career as both a performer and teacher. Stoltzman has performed and recorded with jazz luminaries such as Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, Allison Miller, Ron Westray, Yosvanny Terry, Tia Fuller, and many more.
A portion of the proceeds from this concert will benefit Colorado Music Bridge. This organization is dedicated to implementing a holistic model of modern music education through programs that bridge access to diverse youth, provide economic opportunities for teaching artists, and support community resiliency. Colorado Music Bridge provides access to inclusive modern music education, mentorship, professional development, and creative content.
Classical, Pop & Original Works
Saturday April 29, 2023 @ 7 pm
Edward W. Hardy is a critically acclaimed Black and Puerto Rican composer, music director, virtuoso violinist and violist and is one of the foremost exponents of solo violin repertoire for theatrical productions. At the age of 25, “Hardy (was) one of the youngest composers to ever be accepted into the Exploring the Metropolis Con Edison Composer Residency and one of the most prominent composer / violinists in New York City” (BroadwayWorld).
Edward has received numerous awards, most recently winning 1st Prize in the 2022 University of Northern Colorado Concerto Competition and 2nd Prize in the 2022 Angie Southard Performance Competition. Edward is a proud member of Local 802 Musicians Union, Dramatist Guild of America, ASCAP and is affiliated with the Sphinx Organization, Exploring the Metropolis, and the Gateways Music Festival. He is also the founder and artistic director of the Omnipresent Music Festival – BIPOC Musicians Festival, the digital marketing director and artistic advisor of Beethoven in the Rockies, and the senior director of operations at the Northern Colorado Center for Arts Entrepreneurship. Edward is a doctoral candidate / graduate instructor in violin performance at the University of Northern Colorado under the mentorship of Dr. Jubal Fulks. Read more about Edward W. Hardy.
A portion of the proceeds from this concert will benefit Colorful Colorado Collaborations. Their mission is bringing together Colorado Black, INDIGENOUS and People of Color musicians and local businesses to celebrate collaboration, creativity and commerce.