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Recent Events

In celebration of Women's History Month, we held a program, Women Composers in Vocal Music at The Penrose House on March 1. The program featured songs performed by Julie Silver Campbell, soprano, from Opera on Tap and commentary by Solveig Olsen. Program Sponsors: Dr. Gordon and Linda Silver, Elizabeth Bond, and Karen and Michael McDivitt. Photos courtesy of Dr. Susan Rae Jensen.

Guests gathered at this year’s Winter Wonder Fest featuring Mezzo Soprano Marcia Ragonetti and friends on Feb. 17 at Patty Jewett Golf Club. The concert featured music composed by Jerome Kern in a tuneful exploration of a very special chapter in The Great American Songbook. Plus, a surprise singing of Happy Birthday for Martile Rowland as well as a cake celebration of her 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director of Opera Theatre of the Rockies. Program sponsors included Tiemens Private Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, Dr. Susan Rae Jensen and Mr. Tom Trainer and Nicole de Naray.

Pikes Peak Opera League honored Black History Month (February) with a mini-concert from our Conservatory scholarship recipient and a special appearance by Soprano Deborah Anderson in a program titled Celebrating Black History in Song. Ms. Anderson was accompanied by her coach, Dr. Beth Nielson from University of Denver - Lamont. Scholarship student recipients receive funds from the PPOL donations made to the scholarship fund. Program Sponsors: Nicole de Naray and Nancy & Toby Anderson. Photos courtesy of Dr. Susan Rae Jensen. Deborah Anderson's performance was sponsored by Gloria and Allan Wendt.

One of the most anticipated events of the year, Pikes Peak Opera League's Holiday Luncheon at Cheyenne Mountain Country Club. Featuring Martile's Merry Singers, a delicious lunch of broccoli cheese soup, schnitzel with lemon caper sauce, mashed potatoes, roasted brussel sprouts and for dessert peppermint ice cream with chocolate ganache. Venue Sponsor: Dr. Darryl and Terry Thatcher.