Weekend Arts Roundup: Astronomy, the art of beer and more

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(Photo: Courtesy of the Colorado Symphony via YouTube)
<p>Scott O&#039;Neil, resident conductor with the Colorado Symphony, is fascinated by the ways in which musicians use their whole brains to compose and experience music. </p>

Scott O'NeilColorado Symphony: Masterworks Concert - Sergei Rachmaninoff "Symphonic Dances” and Philip Glass “Double Concerto for Violin and Cello”

Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver
April 11-13

The Colorado Symphony led by resident conductor Scott O’Neill performs an eclectic mix of 20th Century symphonic compositions including landmark works by Rachmaninoff and Glass.

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company - “And the Sun Stood Still”
Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder
Through April 20

This world premiere drama tells the story of the Renaissance astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus and his struggle against the Catholic church to prove that the sun -- not the earth -- was the center of our universe. Written by Dava Sobel and directed by Stephen Weitz.

The Spirituals Project Choir - “Reap the Harvest: Sharing the Legacy of Spirituals”
Armory @ Brighton Cultural Center, Brighton
April 12, 7 p.m.

The Spirituals Project Choir performs the music of enslaved African Americans, while also educating audiences about why these songs were often part-therapy, and part-coded messages for escaped slaves.

Brewmaster Bill Covaleski, Victory Brewing Company
Brewmaster Bill Covaleski, Victory Brewing Company

Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival “Shorts Night”
Stargazers Theater and Event Center, Colorado Springs
April 12, 7:30 p.m.

A collection of six award-winning short films presented by one of North America’s longest continuously-running women’s film festivals.