Fall Fest - A Night in Italy
Oct 07, 5:00 PM
Gold Hill Mesa
Celebrate October is Arts Month with Baritone Armando Contreras for the annual Fall Fest - A Night in Italy.

2022-23 Programs and Events

Oct. 7, 5-8 pm, Special Event, Fall Fest at Gold Hill Mesa, 142 S Raven Mine Dr.

Theme: A Night in Italy with Italian buffet and wine. The concert will feature Armando Contreras, baritone, and PPOL 2021 Career Advancement Award winner. There will be a charge with all proceeds to benefit our PPOL scholarship and Career award funds. Special thanks to Dr. Susan Rae Jensen for providing the program for the evening here. 
Event sponsors: Gold Hill Mesa, Tiemens Private Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, and Dr. Susan Rae Jensen & Tom Trainer


Nov. 2, 4:00-5:30 pm, Career Advancement Award Winner Concert at Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave.

Come hear and learn about our Career Advancement Award Winner Soprano Phoenix Gayles who has been noted for her “transcendent” vocal quality and warm personality. Accompanied by Dan Brink. Wine and cheese reception to precede concert. Program open to members and guests. Program Sponsors: Doug and Dianne Herzberg and PPOL member donations. Wine sponsored by Dr. Susan Rae Jensen.


Dec. 7, 11 am - 2 pm Holiday Luncheon, Cheyenne Mountain Country Club, 9 Lake Ave.

Featuring Martile's Merry Singers. There will be a charge for the luncheon, and wine will be available for purchase.

Venue Sponsor: Dr. Darryl and Terry Thatcher


Feb. 1, 2-4 pm Program at the Conservatory, 415 S. Sahwatch

Program with a mini-­concert from our Conservatory scholarship winners and a special appearance of Deborah Anderson, soprano, in concert, Celebrating Black History in Song. There will be a reception with dessert bites and decaf coffee.

Program Sponsors: Nicole de Naray and Nancy & Toby Anderson


Feb. 17, 5-8 pm, Special Event, Winter Wonder Fest at Patty Jewett Clubhouse, 900 E Espanola St.

The concert will feature Marcia Ragonetti, mezzo soprano, in Oh What a Night! There will be an elegant appetizer buffet and cash bar. All proceeds will go to our PPOL scholarship and Career award funds.


March 1, 2-4 pm Program at The Penrose House in The Carriage House, 1661 Mesa Ave.

The program will feature Julie Silver Campbell, soprano, from Opera on Tap and Dr. Logan Contreras, mezzo, with songs

and commentary, Women Composers in Vocal Music. There will be assorted beverages and snacks available pre concert.

Program Sponsors: Dr. Gordon and Linda Silver, Elizabeth Bond, and Karen and Michael McDivitt


April 5, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, at the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Rehearsal Hall, 3113 Primrose Dr.

Spring Career Advancement Award winner concert. Audition winner to be announced. There will be a light buffet lunch and finger foods prior to the concert.


May 3, 5-7 p.m. Spring Soirée at The Pinery

The program will preview Opera Theatre of the Rockies’ Vocal Arts Festival and 25th Anniversary Celebration presented by Martile Rowland, OTR Director and Founder. There will be a charge and this replaces our usual spring luncheon. Appetizers with a cash bar will be available.


Special Event, Summer Song Fest, “Hats Off to Opera and Broadway”

Reception and program to celebrate Vocal Arts Festival and PPOL’s support of OTR in its 25th year. All proceeds go to the VAF Scholarship Fund. Tentatively scheduled for June 24, 6-8:30 pm at Millibo Theater, 1626 S. Tejon St.


Special Event Sponsors: Peel House, Gold Hill Mesa & Stephanie Edwards, Tiemens Private Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, and Dr. Susan Rae Jensen & Tom Trainer.