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Colorado College: August Calendar of Events‏

Friday, August 3, 2012
“Soaring Above: Community Dragon Stories You’ll Love” — Dragon Theatre Productions is a community-inclusive theater project of Imagination Celebration that welcomes anyone who can make the rehearsal commitment. The show “Soaring Above: Community Dragon Stories You’ll Love” is a collection of community-written stories about dragons who stay at Castle Columns, a healing place for nearby dragons, knights, and princesses to feel better. When the Magic Egg is stolen by the evil Shadow King, the dragons must go on a quest to retrieve the egg and restore their fading flames. Along the way, they make friends, overcome fears, and learn what it really takes to bring Dragonfire back: Wisdom, courage, loyalty, friendship and love. Tickets can be purchased for $10 for adults and $5 for students at the door or in advance at www.imaginationcelebration.org.
7:30 p.m., Richard F. Celeste Theatre, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., $5 for students, $10 general admission

Saturday, August 4, 2012
“Soaring Above: Community Dragon Stories You’ll Love” (matinee show) — Dragon Theatre Productions is a community-inclusive theater project of Imagination Celebration that welcomes anyone who can make the rehearsal commitment. The show “Soaring Above: Community Dragon Stories You’ll Love” is a collection of community-written stories about dragons who stay at Castle Columns, a healing place for nearby dragons, knights, and princesses to feel better. When the Magic Egg is stolen by the evil Shadow King, the dragons must go on a quest to retrieve the egg and restore their fading flames. Along the way, they make friends, overcome fears, and learn what it really takes to bring Dragonfire back: Wisdom, courage, loyalty, friendship and love. Tickets can be purchased for $10 for adults and $5 for students at the door or in advance at www.imaginationcelebration.org.
2 p.m., Richard F. Celeste Theatre, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., $5 for students, $10 general admission

“Soaring Above: Community Dragon Stories You’ll Love” — Dragon Theatre Productions is a community-inclusive theater project of Imagination Celebration that welcomes anyone who can make the rehearsal commitment. The show “Soaring Above: Community Dragon Stories You’ll Love” is a collection of community-written stories about dragons who stay at Castle Columns, a healing place for nearby dragons, knights, and princesses to feel better. When the Magic Egg is stolen by the evil Shadow King, the dragons must go on a quest to retrieve the egg and restore their fading flames. Along the way, they make friends, overcome fears, and learn what it really takes to bring Dragonfire back: Wisdom, courage, loyalty, friendship and love. Tickets can be purchased for $10 for adults and $5 for students at the door or in advance at www.imaginationcelebration.org.
7:30 p.m., Richard F. Celeste Theatre, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., $5 for students, $10 general admission

Sunday, August 5, 2012
Concert: Japanese Taiko Drum Concert — The Fujisan Kaen Taiko Drummers from Fujiyoshida and the Taiko Society of Colorado Springs join together for an exhilarating performance . The concert is one of the major events taking place in Colorado Springs during the first week of August to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Sister City relationship between Colorado Springs and Fujiyoshida, Japan. The concert is free but tickets are required.
2 p.m., Armstrong Theatre, inside Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., Tickets: available at the Worner Desk (inside the Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave.), free

Thursday, August 9, 2012
Workshop: Amateur Pianists International Seminar: “Selection and Care of the Piano” — Rick Vokt of The Piano Warehouse will share tips and useful information for piano lovers about how to select and care for your treasured instrument. This event is part of the 2012 Celebration of the Amateur Pianist. Find more information about the Celebration and ticket information at www.apiano.org
10 a.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Performance: Amateur Pianists International Master Class with Norman Krieger — A native of Los Angeles, Norman Krieger is one of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation, regarded as an artist of depth, sensitivity, and virtuosic flair. Krieger will be selecting the candidates for the master class. For more information, visit www.api.org.
2 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Concert: Amateur Pianists International: Zahari Metchkov Recital — Zahari Metchkov, pianist and organist, is a native of Sofia, Bulgaria. He received his musical training at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in piano and organ performance, an M.M. in piano performance, and a D.M.A. in piano performance and music theory. He is an assistant professor of music at Colorado State University-Pueblo, where he teaches applied piano, piano-related courses and music theory. Metchkov also taught at the Cleveland Institute and Youngtown State University. He is artistic advisor for the San Angelo Piano Festival and directs the Pueblo Keyboard Arts Festival. He has performed with the Cleveland Institute Orchestra, and at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, and at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. He has recorded works for piano and orchestra by Franz Liszt and Cesar Franck. This event is part of the 2012 Celebration of the Amateur Pianist. For more information, visit www.apiano.org.
7 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Friday, August 10, 2012
Workshop: Concert: Amateur Pianists International: Beethoven Sonatas Seminar with Norman Krieger — A native of Los Angeles, Norman Krieger is one of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation, regarded as an artist of depth, sensitivity, and virtuosic flair. In this seminar, he will discuss and perform Beethoven Sonatas. This event is part of the 2012 Celebration of the Amateur Pianist. For more information, visit www.apiano.org
10 a.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Panel: Amateur Pianists International Panel Discussion: Playing with an Orchestra — Lawrence Leighton Smith (pianist and music director emeritus, Colorado Springs Philharmonic); Norman Krieger, and Thomas Wilson (director, Chamber Orchestra of the Springs) are the esteemed panelists who will discuss “Playing with an Orchestra.” This event is part of the 2012 Celebration of the Amateur Pianist. For more information, visit www.apiano.org
2 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

API – Recital Quattro Mani featuring Susan Grace and Alice Rybak — Formed in 1989, Quattro Mani has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia to national and international acclaim. Their recordings include a CD of Pulitzer Prize-winning George Crumb’s two-piano compositions; their recording of his “Otherworldly Resonances” was listed by Amazon.com as one of the top 10 classical recordings of 2004. Additionally, Quattro Mani’s recording of the Poulenc, Bartok, and Milhaud Concertos with the 2006 CC Summer Music Festival Orchestra was released by Bridge Records. Quattro Mani is on the International Roster of Steinway Artists.
7 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., Tickets: www.apiano.org, free

Concert: World Music Series: Aurelio Martinez — Aurelio Martinez was born into a family possessing a long and distinguished musical tradition in the small Garifuna community of Plaplaya in Honduras. He began playing guitar as soon as he was old enough to hold the instrument. By the age of six he was regularly playing drums at social gatherings. Inspired by his grandmother and his father, Martinez gathered a vast repertoire, which later enabled him to develop his own style. Noted for both his preservation and modernization of the Paranda musical tradition, Martinez’s virtuosity is found in his distinctive, penetrating vocals and his talent as a composer.
7 p.m., Armstrong Quad, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. (North of Armstrong Hall), free

Saturday, August 11, 2012
Concert: Amateur Pianists International Recital by Norm Krieger — A native of Los Angeles, Norman Krieger is one of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation, regarded as an artist of depth, sensitivity, and virtuosic flair. This event is part of the 2012 Celebration of the Amateur Pianist. For more information, visit www.apiano.org
7 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Sunday, August 12, 2012
Concert: Amateur Pianists International Recital — This recital features past winners of the Rocky Mountain Amateur Piano Competition and is part of the 2012 Celebration of the Amateur Pianist. For more information, visit www.apiano.org
1 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Saturday, August 25, 2012
Exhibit: Cross-Currents: Tradition and Innovation in Contemporary Art of the Islamic World — Cross-Currents showcases the work of several contemporary artists who, as part of their practices, adapt or appropriate aesthetic strategies from older Persian and Arabic traditions. While addressing issues of cultural heritage and traditional artistic practice, the exhibition highlights contemporary artists whose works engage a variety of aesthetic, philosophical and historical conversations. Inspired by student activities focused on Robin Wright’s book “Rock the Casbah,” Cross-Currents kicks off a year-long series of exhibitions, performances, films, lectures, and events that examine current social, political, and cultural issues of the Islamic world. NOTE: Open August 25-28 special hours for New Student Orientation; open Monday through Saturday, 1-7:30 pm September 3 – October 24, 2012. Closed block break.
1 p.m., I.D.E.A. Space, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., free

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