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Winter Cultural Series

The Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association is excited to announce the 2024 Winter Cultural Series lineup! Treat yourself to an evening of culture close to home right here in the ranch!

Key 2024 Winter Cultural Series Information

  • We are delighted to bring incredible cultural entertainment to Highlands Ranch! Enjoy three unique performances all bringing different elements of culture and talent to Highlands Ranch.
  • Time: 6:30  -  8 p.m.
  • Location: Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd.
  • Tickets: $12 for adults; $10 for child/senior/military | Child ticket up to age 12. Senior ticket age 55+. Military ticket for Active duty, Current Guard / Reserve, Retirees, and Veterans. Advance tickets must be purchased online. If not sold out, tickets will be available at the door. All online ticket sales are subject to service fees. All ticket sales are final, and no refunds will be issued.

2024 Winter Cultural Series Line Up

January 24

Cloud 9 Strings

Join us for an unforgettable musical experience with Cloud 9 String Quartet! With over two thousand performances across the globe, their remarkable talent has graced stages alongside legendary artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Earth Wind and Fire, Natalie Cole, Ray Charles, Jimmy Page, and many other icons.

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February 23

Ballet Ariel presents The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Ballet Ariel celebrates their 25th anniversary season with dances from “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” ballet based on the popular book by C.S. Lewis, with original choreography by Director Ilena Norton and battle scenes choreographed by Gregory Gonzales.

The story of “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe,” beloved by children and adults alike, is set in the 1940s. The ballet begins when four siblings, Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter, visit the Old Professor and discover an empty room with a large wardrobe. Young Lucy opens the wardrobe door and steps in. Her brother Edmund follows her as they find themselves in a wintery forest of another world.

A series of adventures begin that include an umbrella-carrying faun, an evil White Witch, a beaver couple, a kind-hearted lion, and myriad other characters. They, along with the siblings, engage in a mystical battle of good over evil. Although the White Witch traps the group in a seemingly endless winter, the great lion Aslan and the promise of spring arriving brings beauty and hope to the winter season.

In ballet form, “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” is an exciting adventure, beautifully set to music by Edward Elgar and Arthur Sullivan, with creative costumes and masks. Aslan and other animal masks and costumes are created by George Peters at Air Works Studio in Boulder.

Ballet Ariel: Ballet Ariel was founded in 1998 by Artistic and Executive Director Ilena Norton. Now entering its 25th year of performance, Ballet Ariel has evolved into a laboratory for developing original classical ballets, a collaborative environment where the beauty of classical ballet comes together with narrative storytelling and a contemporary vision. This professional company is known for its graceful and elegant, yet dynamic, choreography and staging.

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May 22

Rene Heredia - Flamenco Guitar and Dance

Rene Heredia is a leading figure in the development of Flamenco Guitar and Dance in the United States. He has contributed as a performer, teacher, choreographer, educator, mentor, composer and recording artist. His performances, master classes and workshops for the last forty years have won René the Governor's and Mayor's Awards for excellence in the Arts for performance and education. René has seeded the Rocky Mountain Area with many flamenco guitar and dance students.  

The Carson Brierly Dance Library at the University of Denver  just recently granted Rene the award as "Living Legend of Dance in Colorado" and was nominated two times for the Life Time Achievement Award from the Colorado Dance Alliance. He has won the Grand Prix de Disc from France. René has just received two new awards. He was awarded from the Denver Musicians Association, "The Distinguished Award Recipient for 40 plus years of membership and pioneering work in the music industry. René was also awarded "The Latin Chicano Music Hall of Fame" for his music in the Latin Community.  René just received a new Award for being one of the best Flamenco BLOGS in the country.   

He has done command performances for President Gerald Ford, President Jimmy Carter, and Princess Noor of Jordan, Princess Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer of Monaco and Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia.  

His performances and television shows with such noted artists as Sabicas, Mariro Escudero, Carlos Monoya , Paco de Lucia, Carmen Amaya, José Greco, Luisa Triana, Antoñitoa Moreno Paquita Rico, Carmen Sevilla, Lola Flores and many others such as, Art Link letter, Steve Allen, and Ed Sullivan, Ann Southern, Peter Nero, Hal Linden, Eddie Fisher, George Gobble and Bill Cosby have brought René to the forefront as one of the leading Flamenco Artists in the U.S.A. today! As of June 2013 René was listed in the "Who's -Who" as one of the outstanding Artist in the USA today! René is known as "The Godfather of Flamenco"  

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More Event Information

Contact Carley Haupt at [email protected] or 303-471-8809
General Information: 303-791-2500
Event/Weather Line: 303-471-8888

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The Winter Cultural Series is Brought to You By...

The HRCA's Cultural Affairs Association (CAA)
The Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association (CAA) provides a central organization from which educational, artistic, musical, theatrical, and dance events are provided to the more than 90,000 Highlands Ranch residents and those living in the surrounding communities.

Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) 
All CAA events are paid for in part by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) which supports more than 300 arts, cultural, and scientific organizations within the Denver metro area through a voter‐approved penny sales tax on every $10 purchase.