The return of Symphony at Sunset
by Rachel MayCard
Sunday, June 5th 2022, the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra is bringing back a Symphony at Sunset. This year, they feature Miss Julie Sorensen as the guest conductor. They will be playing light classics, patriotic tunes, movie music, and more. If you decide to watch this event, it will take place at the Lions Park Amphitheatre at 7:00 PM on June 5. Don’t forget lawn chairs and blankets. There will be food trucks on site for food related needs.
an interview with Sorensen is coming later on …
Listen to my interview with pianist, David Korevaar, on my author website because I was having technical issues on my end. Go to www.karencotton.net for the interview that I did with pianist, David Korevaar who will be performing Friday, May 20, 7:30 p.m. in Littleton, Colorado with the Littleton Symphony at the United Methodist Church.
From press materials:
“It is my pleasure to invite you to experience acclaimed pianist David Korevaar hailed for his “wonderfully warm, pliant, spontaneous playing” by the Washington Post. The award winning pianist will perform Camille Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Littleton Symphony on May 18 and 20 at 7:30 pm at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S Datura Street in Littleton. The program will also include works by Debussy, Satie, and selections from Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite under the direction of Catherine Sailer. Tickets are $5 to $25, must be purchased in advance, and available at www.littletonsymphony.org. Masks and proof of vaccination are required for attendance.
David Korevaar is in demand as a soloist, chamber musician and collaborator and has performed and given master classes throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Central and South America. Highlights of last summer included performances at the Music in the Mountains Festival where he was in residence, and performances with the Carpe Diem String Quartet at the Snake River Music Festival and The Academy in Boulder. The program featured the modern premiere of the Piano Quintet by the unjustly forgotten Italian impressionist composer, Luigi Perrachio, as well as the Dvorak Piano Quintet. Korevaar discovered the original, unpublished Perrachio manuscript in Turin, Italy; his most recent addition to his extensive discography of over 50 titles includes a highly praised disc of world premiere recordings of Perrachio’s piano music. Recent performances include a pair of solo recitals for the Western Slope (Colorado) Concert Series, a solo performance at the Kawai Piano Gallery Concert Series in Dallas, a recital with baritone Andrew Garland, a solo recital in Houston, TX, as a featured artist at the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival, performances with the Takacs Quartet, and appearances with orchestra of the Saint Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor and Beethoven’s Concerto No. 5. Previous performances include concertos with the Rochester Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Japan’s Shonan Chamber Orchestra, Brazil’s Goiania Symphony, and with acclaimed conductors including Guillermo Figueroa, Per Brevig, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and Jorge Mester. Korevaar is a regular guest with the Takács Quartet, and recently performed with them on the Great Performers series at Lincoln Center in New York. He is a frequent collaborator with acclaimed violinist Charles Wetherbee, with whom he has recorded numerous albums including Tibor Harsányi’s A Hungarian in Paris and an album dedicated to the works of Iranian-American composer Reza Vali, which AllMusic praised as “an important release in the field of 20th century chamber music,” and which just won the Iran’s Bârbad Award, the Iranian version of a Grammy Award. Their recording of three violin sonatas by Russian/German composer Paul Juon was recognized by American Record Guide as “expert, sensitive, and committed performers who bring this forgotten music to vivid life”. Following the release of his world premiere recordings of piano music by Lowell Liebermann and Luigi Perrachio, Korevaar returned to the recording studio to record Richard Danielpour’s The Celestial Circus for two pianos and three percussionists with pianist Angelina Gadeliya. In June 2021, Korevaar performed Price’s original piano work, Fantasie Nègre No. 4 as part of the Denver Chapter of Music for Food virtual concert, which can be viewed at:https://youtu.be/IVWnnQzF5lA Of special interest, Korevaar has also concertized and given master classes in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan as part of the U.S. State Department’s Cultural Envoy program and taught at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) in Kabul. More information, including hi-res images of David Korevaar may be found at:www.davidkorevaar.com
Sweet as Cotton Candy has a lot of exciting things happening this summer! First I want to introduce you to my new reporter and one of my best friends, who has literally saved my life TWICE now, Rachel Maycard!
Rachel will be covering arts and entertainment events for Sweet As Cotton Candy.
Both Rachel and I will be covering CMA Fest in Nashville in June and we are excited to announce that if we get 200 subscribers you’ll be able to read Sweet as Cotton Candy in print and you’ll get to read the interviews from the country artists exclusively in Sweet as Cotton Candy only in print! Right now we’re trying to figure that all out 🙂 But look for our flyers in town soon ! Http://www.CMAfest.com
Press release is from Cheyenne Frontier Days media relations ….a story will follow
Cheyenne Frontier Days™ announces 2022 concerts
Frontier Nights® lineup announced and tickets on sale March 16
CHEYENNE, WY – March 10, 2022: Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (CFD) announced the 2022 Frontier Nights® entertainment series tonight. The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) will return with its new Team Series event and the complete concert schedule was released. In addition, the 126th annual “Daddy of ‘em All®” will feature nine days of PRCA professional rodeo that will conclude with Championship Sunday, where champions are crowned and legends are made.
Rodeo and PBR tickets have been on sale since December, and Season Ticket memberships were made available in November for those interested in purchasing all performances for rodeo, nightshow or both.
Concert tickets will go on sale March 16 at 9 a.m. MDT at www.cfdrodeo.com.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days Ticket Office will not be open for in-person or phone sales on March 16. Tickets will be sold online only that day to accommodate the volume of announcing the full lineup.
The ticket office will re-open for in-person and phone sales at 9:00 a.m. MDT on March 17.
“We are excited to share this lineup for 2022 tonight,” Contract Acts Chairman Scott Lewis said. “We worked hard to put the full lineup together so that fans would know who is coming each night.”
The PBR Team Series’ inaugural 11-event season will include a three-day homestand event hosted by each of the eight founding teams. The 2022 season will begin in Cheyenne and will culminate in a team championship at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas November 4-6, 2022.
There will be hundreds of vendors, a full carnival, artists, food and music that celebrate the history and culture of the American West.
Concert ticket prices range from $54 – $105, rooftop starts at $175. Daily rodeo tickets range from $18 – $43, rooftop starts at $80. PBR tickets range from $25 – $105 with special Elite Seating and V.I.P. tickets also available at various prices.
A $3 discount is offered on rodeo tickets and $5 discount on concert tickets purchased before July 1.
Fans can upgrade to a Frontier Nights® Fast Pass for early admission to the Party Zone, a voucher for best-available same-day rodeo tickets and a souvenir rodeo program. For a full events schedule and profiles of musical acts, go to www.cfdrodeo.com.
The CFD Ticket Office is the only authorized source of tickets for our event.
All tickets for all concerts will go on-sale March 16 at 9 a.m. MDT
2022 Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Entertainment Schedule
July 22: Jason Aldean with Gabby Barrett
July 23: Dierks Bentley with Chancey Williams
July 24: Parker McCollum with Ian Munsick & Brett Kissel
July 25-26: Professional Bull Riders – Team Series
July 27: Kid Rock with Night Ranger
July 28: Koe Wetzel, Jelly Roll and Nelly
July 29: Sam Hunt with Russell Dickerson
July 30: Brooks & Dunn with Elvie Shane
July 23 – 31: PRCA Rodeo Action
The Laramie County Community College’s Music Department is presenting a concert this weekend on Sunday, March 6 at 2 p.m. at the Sprubrugg/Prentice Auditorium, which is located on campus, by the Fine Arts Building. The college is located in Cheyenne, Wyoming at 1400 College Drive. The Music … Literally! concert is free and open to the public. The music the ensembles and choirs are performing are based on literature. The concert also features art and theater students. A lot of hard work and dedication went into this show and it’s one you shouldn’t miss. There’s a lot of talented students and community members performing.For more information go to http:// www.lccc.wy.edu or 307-778-5222
Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Gears Up for 2022 Season
Rodeo, PBR, Ticket Packages and Gift Cards on sale December 15
CHEYENNE, WY – December 1, 2021: Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (CFD) announced tickets for the 2022 event will go on sale December 15. Tickets for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Rodeo, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR)Last Cowboy Standing series, CFD Ticket Packages, Carnival Armbands and Gift Cards (redeemable for tickets or merchandise) will go on sale.
Tickets go on sale December 15 at 9 a.m. MT at www.cfdrodeo.com, and by calling (307) 778-7222. The CFD Ticket Office will not be open for in-person sales at this time.
The 126th annual “Daddy of ‘em All®” will feature nine days of fast-paced PRCA rodeo culminating in Championship Sunday where champions are crowned, and legends are made.
For two nights, the Top-40 stars of the PBR will return to attempt to conquer the sport’s rankest bulls on the historic Wyoming Dirt. The grueling match between Man and Beast continues until one prevails and is crowned the Last Cowboy Standing.
There will be hundreds of vendors, a full carnival, artists, food,and music that celebrate the history and culture of the American West.
Daily rodeo tickets range from $18 – $43. A $3 discount is offered on rodeo tickets purchased before July 1. PBR tickets range from $25 – $105 with special Elite Seating and V.I.P. tickets also available at various prices. Carnival Armbands will be $35 per session or $140 for all 10 days.
Cheyenne Frontier Days has partnered with AXS, a global leader in ticketing for the entertainment world. Through this partnership, the latest innovations in mobile ticketing, ticket forwarding, online account management, payment plans, and resale are available to our ticket purchasers.
2022 event attendees will use AXS Mobile ID technology through the AXS App which provides contactless, secure, and personalized fan experiences. Attendees will need to download the AXS App to access digital ticket purchases for 2022.
Artist Announcements are coming in Spring 2022. For the full range of pricing and more event information, please visitwww.cfdrodeo.com.