Production for John Adams Band

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October 25, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Buell Theater
1400 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80202
Denver Performing Arts Complex



John Denver Tribute for Wilderness/John Fielder Photography

The 2013 debut of the JOHN DENVER Tribute at Ellie Caulkins Opera House was a huge success. John Fielder and the John Adams Band will return in 2014, this time at the elegant Buell Theatre. This year’s performance celebrates the 50th anniversary of America’s Wilderness Act and features new John Fielder wilderness photographs from Colorado and beyond.

On a 30-foot screen above the stage of Denver’s elegant 2,800-seat Buell Theatre, John Fielder will project and choreograph 40 years of his nature photography to the words and music of the great John Denver. Since John Denver’s untimely death on October 12, 1997, John Adams and his 9-member band have committed themselves to keep John Denver’s music alive, much to the appreciation of John Denver’s family, friends, and fans all over the world that enjoy the timeless music of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Legend, John Denver. John Adams has performed the music of John Denver for 40 years.

The 2014 performance will feature Fielder’s images of wilderness areas in the National Wilderness Preservation System from Colorado to Alaska. He has photographed all of Colorado’s 43 areas including the Maroon-Bells-Snowmass and Mount Zirkel wildernesses. You will see breathtaking photographs under the full moon, and at sunset and sunrise of the Bridger and Popie Agie wildernesses in Wyoming’s Wind River Mountains. You will witness the Olympic coast of Washington state, the Sierra Nevada of California, Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, and the fiords of Alaska’s Inside Passage, all federally designated wilderness.

John Fielder chooses the perfect images to marry with 24 John Denver songs including Rocky Mountain High, Annie’s Song, and Sunshine on My Shoulders. Imagine photographs of Colorado mountains, rivers, and wildflowers projected on the massive screen while John Adams sings:

“As the river runs freely the mountain does rise
Let me touch with my fingers and see with my eyes…
Like the flower that shattered the stone”

With state of the art digital projectors, you will feel as if you are on the trail with John Fielder as he shares photographs from his 35-year career of mountain wilderness areas, river canyons, prairies, private ranches, national parks, and state and local parks and wildlife areas. Many of the photographs have never been seen or published before. John will also discuss with the audience what they will see before many of the songs, and tell a story or two of his life in the backcountry!

The John Adams Band only performs their tribute concerts the way John Denver did. John keeps the arrangements unchanged, which is possible through his dedicated group of musicians, whose goal it is to make every concert memorable and magical. Sharing his love and memories of John Denver, Adams weaves in stories of his personal encounters with Denver, bringing smiles, laughter and even some tears to his audiences.

Performance to benefit Colorado environmental and conservation non-profit organizations!
Part of the profits from ticket sales return to organizations like the Wilderness Society, Sierra Club, and Conservation Colorado in order that they can continue their work to influence Congress to protect America’s remaining wildlands as new wilderness areas.