Parlando School of Musical Arts brings pop music to Pearl Street

Courtesy of Parlando School of Musical Arts

Parlando is an Italian word meaning “to speak” – and the voices behind Boulder’s Parlando School of Musical Arts ring out loud and clear. Since 2003, the state’s largest standalone provider of arts outreach and education has inspired countless people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to celebrate a shared love of music with the community.

Bouderites will have the chance to see the result of this vision for themselves when the Parlando School of Musical Arts presents Parlando on Pearl at the Trident Booksellers and Cafe. The one-day eruption on October 1 will feature three performance sessions by students and faculty, focusing on vocal and instrumental pop music through the ages.

“Students haven’t sent in their song lists yet, but you can expect everything from the Beatles to Bruno Mars,” says Travis LaBerge, executive director of the Parlando School of Musical Arts.

In addition to live music, attendees can also take part in a Pearl Street Scavenger Hunt to win merchandise and gift certificates. Whether you come for the awards, the pop, or just a chance to see one of the area’s leading arts organizations in action, you won’t want to miss it.

12 p.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 1, Trident bookstore and café, 940 Pearl Street, Boulder. Free.