Concert in the San Juans Draws Fun and Funds to Historic Venue!
The next David Baker & Friends Concert is scheduled for Saturday, October 13. Baker, a favorite local singer/songwriter, has again gathered his talented musical friends to create an evening of fun and heartfelt tunes, both original and familiar. It will also be a major fund raising event for the Wright Opera House, with costs underwritten by Mick and Kathy Graff. This will be the fifth time Baker, a favorite local singer/songwriter, has gathered his talented musical friends to create an evening of fun and heartfelt tunes, both original and familiar.
Baker typically gathers a variety of top notch performers from around the region and creates a polished production with sometimes surprisingly integrated genres, hence the title, "David Baker & Friends." This production will showcase about 25 performers including violinist Debra TenNapel,concertmaster with the Valley Symphony Orchestra, the eight-member vocal group, Dolce Voce, drum and percussion stars, Ken Crombie and Kevin Vernon; and Jordan Carl on keyboard and sax. Mike Gwinn and the North Fork Flyers will back up Baker and the other musicians. They will all be joined by budding young musicians from Ouray School. Baker is pleased with the 2012 version. "It's shaping up to be a truly special mix of many of the finest area musicians playing some of their own tunes, as well as lots of collaboration on everything from folk to funk, heartfelt to hilarious, solo to sing-a-long."
Baker is best known in the area for his original songs, but is known nationally for his songwriting and scoring for PBS Kids and the Disney Channel.
The production is a major fall fund raiser for the Friends of the Wright Opera House in the Campaign to Restore the Wright Opera House. Tickets are $20 with other donations being accepted during the evening. The production costs are being underwritten by Mick and Kathy Graff which will enable revenue from the evening to go directly to the fund to restore the historic building.
Before the concert, there are so many things to do and see in Ouray. The Fall colors are beginning to fade, but this is still prime time to visit and take a scenic drive or hike the Perimeter Trail. Shops are stocking up with original gift ideas for the upcoming holidays, which are really not so far away. A long soak in the hot springs before heading up to your room and getting ready for an early dinner before the show starts is a great way to relax before the toe tapping fun to come.
The Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs is a proud supporter of the Wright Opera House and bringing more entertainment to this venue, from musical greats to historic vignettes to school plays, bringing cultural life to new heights in Southwest Colorado. Be sure to mention to us if you are palnning to attend the show for an additional discount on your reservation.
October brings several great opportunities to share the fun. Michelle Wilkinson will be performing this Friday, October 5 as part of the Wright Operas fall Jazz Series, and the presentation of the cult Classic Rocky Horror Picture Show is becaoming a seasonal sensation drawing revelers from all over. Every week, it seems as if there is more to experience. Be sure to check here for more information on planning your perfect weekend getaways!
Date(s) - 10/13/2012
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wright Opera House
472 Main Street, Ouray Colorado