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PSCA Summer Concert Series, a celebration of diversity

A celebration of diversity is the hallmark of the PSCA Summer Concert Series.

An awe-inspiring spectrum of music — July 10 through Aug. 28 — features a potpourri of artists from Woodstock hero Country Joe McDonald (legendary leader of the ’60s rock band Country Joe and the Fish) to Paris prima donna Cherise Lukow, and includes an impressive array of classical, jazz, world music and bluegrass performers soon coming to the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts.

Kicking off the PSCA Summer Concert Series, a concert starring Larry Elginer will feature a mesmerizing program of jazz and classical music, with the virtuosic trumpet playing and versatile singing of a man well known as a Pagosa cultural treasure and a guiding light in the emergence of Pagosa as a true performing arts center. Celebrity pianist John Graves, world-class percussionist D.C. Duncan and a colorful cast of local luminaries will be on hand for an unforgettable experience with an inspiring arts leader.

High energy, high mountain bluegrass is a sophisticated approach to a truly American musical genre performed by an off-the-charts ensemble. Jeff Scroggins and Colorado is a consummate bluegrass group with incredible instrumental acrobatics, superlative vocals, engaging stage presence and audience rapport.

The theater at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts provides a wonderful place for a comfortable listening experience. Melt into a cushy seat and enjoy being in the presence of a professional theater enhanced by professional lighting and listen to the elegant sounds of music masterfully supported by the artistry of local sound engineer Jeffrey Heintzleman.

Join us when colorful soundscapes emanate from the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts at the PSCA Summer Concert Series. Here’s the lineup:

July 10 — Larry Elginer, classical music and jazz.

July 17 — The Chicago Marimba Ensemble, a fiesta of Mexican and Caribbean melodies.

July 23-24 — The legendary Country Joe McDonald. Woodstock icon, great songs of the ’60s.

July 31 — Andrew Dahl-Bredine, intoxicating melodies from Brazil, Spain and Africa, and engaging original songs.

Aug. 7 — Carla Roberts and Paul Roberts. A World of Music with multi-instrumentalists performing music from around the globe with special guests Matthew and Tiffany Brunson and colorful dancers.

Aug. 14 — Jessica Peterson. Cool to Caliente! Flute music of the Americas accompanied by pianists Harvey Schwartz and Sally Neel.

Aug. 21 — Jeff Scroggins and Colorado. High energy, high mountain bluegrass with award-winning musicians.

Aug. 28 — Cherise Lukow, a gifted opera starlet conveys emotions with rare artistic beauty.

Series tickets or tickets for individual concerts can be purchased online at www.pagosacenter.org or by calling 731-SHOW (7469).

The PSCA Summer Concert Series is a fortuitous collaboration between the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts and Elation Center for the Arts.

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