Wright Opera House Summer Concert Series Presents Red Horse this June
Concerts in the Park in Ouray and Ridgway are becoming a standard in the warmer months, and with venues such as the Wright Opera House making a strong comeback, hearing popular performers in an historic theatre seems much the norm. This summer, The Friends of The Wright Opera House are proud to present the 2012 Summer Concert Series; featuring an exciting line up of entertainers sure to please!
The summer concert series consists of five performers visiting Ouray through September.
On June 9, 2012, the folk sensattion Red Horse will wow crouds with a collaboration of three talented Folk singer songwriters sure to have you tapping your feet.
In July, 2010, Lucy Kaplansky, Eliza Gilkyson and John Girka, all well known and popular folk singers, decided to team up, creating a group teeming with talent. these performers complement one another with lilting harmonies and a distinctive soud which enhances the unique talents of each member.
Eliza Gilkyson, a Grammy nominated artist, has become one of the most respected musicians in roots, folk and Americana circles. Inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame in 2003, and recognized with 3 Austin Music Awards and 4 Folk Alliance Music Awards, one of which was for “Song of the Year” for her tune “Man of God.”
World renowned singer-songwriter John Gorka has recorded eleven solo albums, six on Red House Records. His latest, So Dark You See, featured the song “Ignorance & Privilege,” which was highlighted as one of the top folk songs of 2009 by NPR Music. His award-winning songs have been recorded and performed by such notable artists as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith and Mary Black.
Described by the New Yorker as 'a truly gifted performer with a bag full of enchanting songs', Lucy Kaplansky is an acclaimed singer songwriter having recorded seven albums with Red House Records, two of which were awarded Best Pop Album of the Year by the Association for Independent Music.
This second concert in the series will start at 7:00 pm at the Wright Opera House. Of course, with seating for only 220 guests, these intimate shows do fill up fast, so be sure to call and get your ticket soon!