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Frozen concerts coming to Beaver Creek

Daily staff reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comBeaver Creek, CO Colorado
Special to the DailyTim and Birgitta Linhart, residents of Sweden, built a giant ice igloo at the summit Beaver Creek, Colorado. Musicians will play instruments made of ice during concerts set for 2 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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BEAVER CREEK, Colorado Ice artists Tim & Birgitta Linhart have created Colorados first music concert hall built of ice. The gigantic igloo, located at the summit of Beaver Creek Resort, seats an audience of 75 people in its elegantly designed interior.Within the igloo is an orchestra of musical instruments which the artists have built of ice: Violin, cello, guitar, xylophone, Rolandophone, drums and flutes. These instruments are more than sculptures, they are all functioning acoustic instruments which produce super clear tones and a wide variety of voices.Concerts will be performed today, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Concerts also took place last weekend. It was outstanding. Last weekend we had a overflow crowd on both days, Saturday and Sunday, said Tim Linhart who built the ice igloo with his wife Birgitta. The concerts went really well and people had a lot of fun, they always come out giddy after the experience. The whole ice violin, guitars, cellos and that, its a once-in-a-lifetime experience, though I hope its more than once in a lifetime for people.Harold Belkus (guitar) and Scott Higgins (iceophone), Linhart (flute, xylophone, rolandophone) will perform a classical, folk and rock program this weekend.The otherworldly atmosphere of the concert hall enchants, and the music coming from the ice instruments amazes visitors who enter the utterly unique artistic creation.This work of art will soon melt away and flow into the Colorado River; visitors are invited to attend before it disappears.For more information about the concerts contact Tim Linhart at 970-401-4224.


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