We provide Durango, Colorado and the Four Corners with an eclectic presenting program and a low-cost, high-quality production venue for college and community performances. Please use the calendar below to review all upcoming concerts and performances.
FLC Theatre Department - Pirates of Penzance
This production is presented at the FLC Mainstage Theatre on March 24, 25, 29, 30, 31 and April 01, 2017 at 7:30 pm with a matinee performance on March 26, 2017 at 2:00pm.
The Pirates of Penzance is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The story concerns Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic soon learns, however, that he was born on the 29th of February, and so, technically, he has a birthday only once each leap year. His indenture specifies that he remain apprenticed to the pirates until his "twenty-first birthday," meaning that he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic's only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.
Troker is a world-class jazz band; six musicians from different parts of Mexico with different influences but the same goal of creating mesmerizing rhythms and presenting unrepeatable live act experiences. “Noisy, chaotic, sprawling, messy, and altogether wonderful” -All About Jazz. A fusion of jazz, funk, DJ scratching and the tradition of mariachi horns; this band is a contemporary expression of the Mexican music scene with a sound that travels between the sublime and dangerous.
Swing, Ukulele Swing! Presented by James Hill
Swing, Ukulele Swing! (Intermediate*) It's swing time in Ukulele Land! East coast, west coast, all around the town, swing is happening. Sweet-sounding swing chords are easy to play and they sound oh-so fabulous. Your ukulele will thank you and your strumming will never be the same again. Regardless of prior experience, James will have you swinging your first Jazz tune in five minutes and you'll fly to the moon from there!
*Intermediate: A student at this level can hold a steady rhythm and is competent with a variety of basic chords (for example: A, Am, B7, C, C7, D, Dm, E, Em, G, and G7). Understands simple chord progressions (such as I, IV, V chords), can sing and strum at the same time, and learns chords to simple tunes fairly quickly.
How does a kid from Canada become what the Honolulu Star-Bulletin calls a “rare peer” of Hawaii’s premier ukulele players? James Hill grew up nearly three thousand miles east of Honolulu in the town of Langley, British Columbia, where ukulele instruction has been mandatory in many schools since the late 1970s. To his fourth grade classmates, the ukulele was a means to an end, a way for them to dip their toes into the vast ocean of music. For James, the uke was a sea of possibilities unto itself and inside its tiny wooden shell he saw his life in music. He was hooked. During his teenage years James honed his skills as a key member of the renowned Langley Ukulele Ensemble and as a student at the Langley Community Music School. He continued his study of music at the University of British Columbia where he earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in 2003. In a full-circle plot twist, James – also a passionate teacher – went on to co-author the Ukulele in the Classroom method book series with J. Chalmers Doane, the trail-blazing teacher who pioneered the use of ukuleles in Canadian schools. In 2010, James and his father Barry, a retired school teacher, launched the JHUI Teacher Certification Program, the first of its kind in the world. His most ambitious educational offering to date is The Ukulele Way, a ground-breaking learning method that combines print, video, audio and its own social media platform.
Southwest Civic Winds Concert - Spring 2017
This concert of symphonic band music, performed by Four Corners' own regional symphonic band, the Southwest Civic Winds. More information about this concert and the Southwest Civic Winds is available at www.southwestcivicwinds.org
FLC Music Department - Percussion/Pan-American Ensemble
Ken Waldman with special guest, Andrea Earley-Coen
Join us for an intimate evening of Americana, “old-time music” and poetry as the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College continues its “Artists You Need to Know” series and welcomes Ken Waldman with special guest Andrea Earley-Coen.
In contrast to contemporary bluegrass, old-time music may be considered more soulful, which doesn't preclude the high level of musicianship Waldman offers. He draws on his 30 years in Alaska to produce poems, stories and fiddle tunes for a performance that is uniquely his own.
Also unique to this show, the audience will be seated on the Concert Hall stage with the performers for a truly personal experience. Seating is limited so please purchase your tickets early!