Charles Denler: December 16, 2022

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Emmy Award Winning Artist Charles Denler

Charles David Denler, a Marlborough native who is an Emmy Award winning composer and pianist, is bringing his music back home in a Benefit Concert at the Marlborough Arts Center on December 16th, 2022. Reviewers have called him “a genius” and a “national treasure”. He is considered to be one of today’s preeminent modern composers and has written scores for over 200 film and TV programs, while winning 4 Emmy Awards, 2 Park City Film Music Gold Medals, 2 Gold Medals at the Global Music Awards, and many festival honors and awards for his film scoring. He has also played internationally with the Prague National Symphony Orchestra, a recording of which was named the Best Neoclassic Album of 2022. His music has been described as beautiful, triumphant, epic, inspiring, and dramatic. He even wrote fun pieces for children on STARZ!KIDS. Clips of his works can be listened to by scrolling to the bottom of this page, or by visiting Charles’ website at charlesdenler.com

Charles is an incredibly prolific composer. His music has been featured with many well-known artists such as Creed, Cyndi Lauper and Paul Simon. His music has also been featured on TV Channels including Disney, National Geographic, History Channel, PBS, Animal Planet, Honda, Coca Cola, Oprah, American Chopper, Dirty Jobs, Dateline, NBC, NASA, the Colorado Rockies, and the New York Yankees. He has written for many feature films starring actors such as Helen Mirren, Robert Duvall, Susan Sarandon, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Richard Dreyfuss, Louis Gossett, Jr., Charles Durning, Steve Guttenberg, Daryl Hannah and many others. His concert works include “Portraits of Colorado”, “American Symphony #1”, and “Portraits in Season”. In 2014 he was asked to compose a new theme for the Colorado Rockies Baseball Team. That music was recorded with the Colorado Symphony and premiered live on Coors Field on Opening Day with Charles conducting. He shares his gifts by lecturing at film festivals and universities across the United States and continues his teaching as a professor of composition, music theory, and music production.

This very special concert will be at the Marlborough Arts Center, 231 North Main Street in Marlborough, CT on Friday, December 16th. Doors will open at 7 PM with the concert beginning at 7:30. There is ample parking and the building is fully accessible. Tickets are $25 each at the door, but can also be bought in advance at the Arts Center while it is open from 1-4 PM on weekends in November and December during the current Art and Craft Show.

“Vivet I”

“On Tapered Meadows”

“The Spring”

Ramblin’ Dan Stevens: November 18, 2022

The Marlborough Arts Center hosts Ramblin’ Dan Stevens for its 4th Friday @ the Arts Café on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 231 North Main Street in Marlborough CT. “Ramblin’” Dan Stevens performs an eclectic mix of traditional finger-style blues, popular songs and originals, and has entertained audiences throughout the USA, Germany, UK, Canada, and Virgin Islands. Of special interest is his unique style of “bottleneck” slide playing, popularized by the early Mississippi Delta bluesmen, including his use of a homemade, three-stringed “Cigar Box Guitar” and one-stringed “Diddly Bow”, both primitive blues instruments. As a finalist in the International Blues Challenge ’08 on Beale Street in Memphis TN, and protégé of the legendary Dave Van Ronk, Dan has been lauded for his ability as a raconteur and for the authenticity of his approach gained by many years on the road as a traveling blues musician. Even if you are new to a “Blues” concert, you will enjoy Dan Stevens. Blues lovers will be thrilled to be a part of one of Dan’s evenings at MAC. 

Admission is $10/person at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show starts at 7:30 in the beautiful Charles W. Hall Art Gallery. BYOWine. There is ample parking and the Arts Center is fully accessible.

Late Fall Watercolor Classes @ MAC

Local artist Mary Horrigan will offer adult watercolor classes at the Marlborough Arts Center on Thursday mornings beginning November 3, 10, 17 and December 1, 2022. There will be no class on Thanksgiving. Classes will run from 10AM until Noon.

This set of four lessons is designed for “All Levels of Beginner.” Material lists will be sent once the class is confirmed with enough students registered. Cost for the class is $80.00. Registration forms can be downloaded here, and a check mailed to The Marlborough Arts Center, 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT 06447.

Mary Horrigan has taught watercolor classes for Manchester Community College, Middletown Adult Education, the Glastonbury Art Guild, the Guilford Art Center and for the Marlborough Arts Center. Her paintings have been exhibited in Maine, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, and have won several awards. Contact Mary Horrigan at mehorrigan@comcast.net or leave a voice mail message at 860-467-6353.