Grammy Award-winning musician and Freenotes founder, Richard Cooke, will collaborate with local Parker high school students on an outdoor concert for the event.
Prior to the opening celebration, Freenotes founder, Richard Cooke will lead a class in musical improvisation with students from area high schools. From this class, several students will be selected to perform with Cooke at the PACE Center Open House.
This interactive musical park will consist of eight instruments on the East patio of the PACE Center grounds wrapped inside of the artistic punched rusted iron treatment that appears throughout the Center. For musicians and non-musicians alike, the Freenotes collection is a permanent, interactive art exhibit to celebrate music and the arts outside of the PACE Center, as well as inside.
The Open House will be held on October 22, 2011, from 10a.m. – 2p.m. The Freenotes musical instruments are available for all to play, before and after the performance of Cooke and the local students.
About Freenotes Harmony Park:
Based in Durango, Colorado, Freenotes Harmony Park makes outdoor musical instruments that deliver superior sound quality. Grammy award-winning designer, Richard Cooke, created Freenotes to ensure musical success for all players. For over 15 years, Freenotes instruments have provided gratifying musical experiences in public and private spaces around the world, because each instrument is designed for perpetually perfect pitch. A staple in playgrounds for encouraging creative tactile play, Freenotes instruments are now highly sought for a wide variety of outdoor settings – from the relaxed to the most sophisticated. As engaging pieces of interactive art, they encourage a full sensory experience. Constructed for both flawless tune and durability, Freenotes instruments have earned a respected heritage for their musicality and their longevity.
Chrissy Morin – Parker Colorado