#High Notes

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

HIGH NOTES: Soprano joins GJ Symphony to begin 23021–22 concert season

Soloist Leah Brzyski will perform with the Grand Junction Symphony orchestra for the first concert in its 2021–22 season. Brzyski was the winner of the Grand Junction Symphony Guild’s 2020 Young Artist Competition and will take the stage with the symphony during its “Symphony & Soprano” concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St.
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Daily Gazette

HIGH NOTES: Ride for K9, golf fundraiser, school backpack distribution

In Johnstown, the Pine Tree Rifle Club of Johnstown recently raised more than $13,800 for the Fulton County Sheriff’s K9 Unit from its annual motorcycle ride. This year’s Fulton County Sheriff’s K-9 Motorcycle Ride, held on Aug. 28, featured nearly 120 cyclists and covered about 90 miles. In addition to the motorcycle ride, dozens of sponsors donated more than 80 gifts for auction, t-shirts and cash. The bike leaders were Tim and Rick France. In the 12 years that the event has been held, the rally has raised more than $125,000, Sheriff Richard C. Giardino said. For more information on the Pine Tree Rifle Club, visit

Riders hoping to hit high notes in Banjo Bowl clash

The Saskatchewan Roughriders hope the music in the air is the silence of Winnipeg fans during the 2021 Banjo Bowl. The Riders find themselves needing to even the season series with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers after suffering a rare loss during the Labour Day Classic last weekend. Kickoff for Saturday’s game is 2 p.m.
Herald Times

Sopranos ready to hit the high notes for IU's 'The Magic Flute'

I'm telling it like it is: I'm in my 60s and can still sing the Queen of the Night aria from Mozart's "The Magic Flute." How well, you ask? Well, don't. So when I had the recent opportunity to interview students performing in Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Opera and Ballet's new season, I begged for high-pitched sopranos. I "get" them, and I got two, Maggie Kinabrew and Elise Hurwitz.

High notes continue for Jazz in Five Points with new grant

DENVER (KDVR) — Denver Arts & Venues is supporting the vibrant jazz community of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood with a new grant fund. Five Points Jazz Activation Grants provides up to $5,000 in funding for programs and initiatives for projects completed in the 2021 calendar year. “The festival was not...
Daily Gazette

HIGH NOTES: Horse farm tours, community banners

In Ballston Spa, hundreds of people recently got to enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at local horse farms thanks to the efforts of CCE Equine of Saratoga County. More than 550 people visited Cross Timbers Ranch, Stark Racing Stable and Mill Creek Farm to learn about equine activities in Saratoga County. Cross Timbers Ranch allowed visitors to view their arena, obstacle course and outdoor facilitates. At Mill Creek, participants were able to see all aspects of the thoroughbred breeding facility from the stallions to the broodmares and babies. Stark Racing Stable allowed the public to pass through the barns and interact with their resident standardbred horses. This event was sponsored by the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors and the New York Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund. The contributions of these organizations allow CCE Equine to offer this program for free annually. CCE Equine is a division of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Saratoga County.