The Wright Opera House has surpassed itself yet again, with stellar performers in Southwest Colorado.
The Friends of the Wright Opera House began with a mission: to purchase and restore this historic venue back into the vibrant active center for art, culture and education while still maintaining the Wright’s historic heritage and charm.
Ed and Leticia Wright contracted the construction of the Wright Opera House in the early 1880's. They wanted to provide an option to the people of Ouray for entertainment from the saloons and dance halls that were predominant in Ouray at the time. Once the building was completed in 1888, it only took a couple of years for the building to achieve the goal of the Wright family by becoming an integral part of the community until well into the 20th century.
At some point, activities at the venue began to decrease, until finally, after several years of relative non-use, the building began to fall into disrepair. In 2005, the Friends of the Wright swooped in and rescued this gem of Colorado History, and are well on their way to realizing their Mission statement.
The 2012 Summer Concert Series is the result of hours of diligent work donated by a number of people dedicated to the goals set for the Wright. We have watched the successful presentation of a number of talented artist perfoming to sold out audiences in the intimate setting of this historic venue, in addition to the weekly melodrama, and several other fantastic presentations this summer.
Now, as we welcome Fall this September, and the weather begins to drift toward cooler times, the Wright Opera House proudly presents the final performer in this groundbreaking series.
David Wilcox has been performing for over 20 years. Each performance holds his listeners rapt with his sweet voice full of insightful lyrics and smooth guitar. With his songs performed by the likes of k.d. lang, Mr. Wilcox has been praised by many as an incredible songwriter with a "fearless ability to mine the depths of human emotions of joy, sorrow and everything in between, and all tempered by a quick and wry wit."
Honored in 2008 by Acoustic Guitar with a silver award in the singer/songwriter category, David Wilcox has released 16 albums, and is planning to share some of his knowledge with guests on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at an exclusive Songwriter Workshop at 1pm, in addition to his show at 7:30pm Saturday, September 1, 2012.
Considered a ‘songwriter’s songwriter’, in addition to his writing prowess, his skills as a performer and storyteller are unmatched.
Tickets to David’s performance in the 2012 Summer Music Series are $20.00 for his evening show at 7:30pm and $45.00 for his Songwriter Workshop at 1pm on Sunday September 2, 2012. Tickets are available until sold out. Seating is limited to 220 so get your tickets now!