On Friday, January 11 at 7 pm at The Church of Eternal Hills, Grand Concerts will begin its 16th year of bringing classical music to Grand County. With a western theme, “Ode to the West”, Grand Concerts will present mezzo-soprano Shelley Waite and her vocal story of Calamity Jane.  Ms. Waite, a graduate of the Eastman School, made her singing debut at Carnegie Hall. Her voice has been called “Positively Incandescent.” Concert goers are encouraged to get in the spirit and wear their finest western apparel. The reception following the concert will be catered by Wild Horse Catering. Prior to Ms. Waites’ appearance there will be a performance by pianist Parker Zieschang, a budding15 year old student at Granby High School.

Grand Concerts is a non-profit organization presenting six winter concerts featuring internationally acclaimed musicians. The 2019 season will include the Vida Guitar Quartet from London, January 25; Trio con Brio Copenhagen, February 15; Beaux Art Piano Duo, March 1; Minetti Quartett from Austria, March 22; and The Italian Saxophone Quartet, April 5.

As part of Grand Concerts mission, Shelley Waite and the Italian Saxophone Quartet will be performing in the schools for middle and high school students in Kremmling and Granby. Adult concert tickets are $25. Season tickets for 6 concerts are $100. Students are free.

To learn more, visit grandconcerts.org.