A heaping helping of classical culture is going to be the musical meal of the day on Take 10, live on Friday, July 7, on the Gazette News Facebook page during the noon hour. A mix of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs alumni and students will be wowing you with their talents.
Terese Carmack, group spokesperson, told me opera is her life, "I really have fallen in love with Puccini, (Italian opera composer) and with romantic opera. I have a specific voice type as a soprano that accommodates that kind of music and I hope it will set me apart as a future opera singer."
Carmack, Joseph Berrios, Arthur Beutel, Adam Hooper on keyboard and Haley Grace Patten on viola will perform a vocal mix including musical theater, opera, classical music and an instrumental piece between the viola and piano.
Carmack, 23, is trying to spread the musical word to others of her generation about this genre of music which is hundreds of years old. She believes the reason it is not popular is complex and simple at the same time, "It's not exposed to younger audiences. One thing that we as a group can do is say as young people to young people that let's expose you to something you may never have heard or seen before. Opera is one of the greatest genres of music on earth."
With that said, you can get your culture on with Take 10, live on Friday, July 7on the Gazette News Facebook page from the downtown Colorado Springs Gazette studio during the noon hour.
If you are a musician, magician, poet, playwright or whatever you do to wow a live crowd, I want to hear from you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me about you or your group's talents. Like Carmack and her group, you may be the focus of a future Take 10 performance live on our Gazette News Facebook page.