Show will be Verdi special experience

Oct 28, 2013 1342

Music director Rene Knetsch will conduct the Parker Symphony Orchestra and Legend High School's Cantores Choir in "Messa da Requiem," a masterpiece composed by Giuseppe Verdi, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Pace Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., downtown Parker. The concert will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Italian composer's birth. Guest soloists are: Cyrissa Anderson, soprano; Amalia Dobbins, mezzo-soprano; Todd Teske, tenor; and Jeff McClendon, bass. Tickets start at $20 and may be purchased at or by calling 303-805-6800. For information about the orchestra, formerly the South Suburban Community Orchestra, see

Ragtime band
The Big Little Ragtime Band will perform, presented by the Ragtime Society of Colorado, at 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Forte Academy of Music, 8030 S. Holly St., Centennial. The four band members are from the popular Queen City Jazz Band. Tickets: $20/$15 members. Send check to society president Coleen Vander Hoek, 8360 Zephyr St., Littleton, or call for reservations: 303-973-4353.

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