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A&E NEWS: New personnel in local piano duo Quattro Mani

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June 28, 2013 Updated: June 28, 2013 at 10:00 am
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photo - Pianists Steven Beck and Susan Grace are Quattro Mani.
Pianists Steven Beck and Susan Grace are Quattro Mani. 

New personnel in local duo

Quattro Mani has had its first personnel change. Pianist Steven Beck has replaced Alice Rybak. He joins Colorado College artist-in-residence Susan Grace in the 25-year-old piano duo. The group continues its innovative exploration of contemporary classical music literature. The duo can be heard in Colorado Springs in late October at the college.

KCME Classical music radio has new general manager

KCME Classical 88.7 FM announced George Preston as the station's new general manager. He will replace Jeanna Wearing, who served in the role for 18 years. She now will be the corporate sponsorship director for the station. Preston previously worked at the classical music stations WFMT in Chicago and WNYC in New York. He also served as an interviewer and line producer for Metropolitan Opera performances, and produced live broadcasts from New York's leading concert venues.

TV series films in Telluride

The Hallmark Channel will begin filming its second original primetime series, "When Calls the Heart," in Telluride on July 22. Jean Smart, Lori Loughlin, Erin Krakow and Daniel Lissing will star. The pilot of the show will air on Oct. 5, and the series will premiere in January. It is the second narrative TV series shot in Colorado. In 1991, the "Father Dowling Mysteries" series was filmed in Denver.

Telluride horror show

Fifty early bird passes for the Telluride Horror Show, a three-day horror, fantasy and sci-fi film festival Oct. 11-13, are available for $72. They provide access to all screenings and events. Once the limited run is sold out, passes will cost $84. Details: telluridehorrorshow.com.

Free admission for first responders to Fine Arts Center event

The Fine Arts Center offers free admission to all first responders and animal rescuers at "Whiskey For My Men, Beer For My Horses." The event, which runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, includes beer and whiskey tastings and music by the J. Miller Band at 30 W. Dale St. Details: 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.

Central City Opera announces 2014 season

On Monday, even as its current season grinds into motion, General and Artistic Director Pelham "Pat" Pearce announced Central City Opera's 2014 Summer Festival (124 Eureka St., Central City), which runs June 28, 2014, through Aug. 13, 2014. The three productions: Mozart's comic opera buffa "The Marriage of Figaro," "Dead Man Walking," an opera by Jake Heggie based on the true story by Sister Helen Prejean, and "The Sound of Music" by Rodgers and Hammerstein II. The latter will be performed in Denver at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1101 13th St., Denver. Visit centralcityopera.org for up-to-date schedules and information.

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Compiled by Jennifer Mulson, jen.mulson@gazette.com.

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