Sheridan Opera House: Birds of Play Live in Concert, 2/25!

Sheridan Opera House: Birds of Play Live in Concert, 2/25!

Telluride’s Sheridan Arts Foundation (SAF) presents Birds of Play live at the historic Sheridan Opera House on Friday, February 25, 2022, 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. The February 25 concert serves as the album release party for the group’s newest LP “Murmurations Vol. 2.”

Tickets $20 standing general admission tickets; $30 reserved balcony seat tickets + $5 ticketing fee. Tickets are available at or by calling 970.728.6363 ext. 4.

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Birds of Play is the quartet of Alex Paul, Paul and Jack Tolan and Anneke Dean.

Alex Paul (guitar, mandolin, vocals, songwriting) delivers his meditations on the human condition in rough-hewn voice laced with wood-smoke and whiskey, the earnest lyricism speaking straight to the center of our shared humanity. Whether tipping their cap to Baroque British folk or indulging in languid sweetness of woozy blues, Murmurations Volume 1 rings true as a classic from the canon of folk music.

Paul and Jack Tolan (guitar, mandolin, vocals) have been playing music together for years. From the campfires of the Utah desert to the hostels of Argentina, they have shared a special musical compatibility. Tolan had the privilege of playing with Eric Shedd (bass, mandolin, guitar, vocals, musical director) around a campfire at Paul’s birthday soiree, and it was around that fire, somewhere deep in a canyon on the Colorado Plateau, the Birds of Play was born. Their debut album, Anthrophony, was released mid-summer 2019.

Anneke Dean (violin, vocals) started playing the violin at the age of 8. From the 6th-12th grade, she studied at Denver School of the Arts under Moscow String Quartet’s first violinist, Eugenia Alikhanova. While pursuing a degree at Chicago College of Performing Arts, she started exploring other genres. Dean met the Birds during the summer of 2020. She took part in her first tour with them that fall, officially becoming the fourth member.

SAF & Covid:

The Sheridan Arts Foundation values the safety and health of our patrons and staff above all else. Anyone age 12 and up attending a public event at the Sheridan Opera House is now required to bring proof of vaccination OR proof of a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event.

Additionally, Molekule air purifiers (including two new medical grade Molekule Pro RX models) and hand sanitizer stations are dispersed throughout the building, and temperature checks are performed at the door.

Ticket purchasers must also agree to the Sheridan Arts Foundation’s COVID waiver, found here.

SAF, more:

The Sheridan Arts Foundation was founded in 1991 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to preserve the historic Sheridan Opera House as an arts and cultural resource for the Telluride community, to bring quality arts and cultural events to Telluride and to provide local and national youth with access and exposure to the arts through education.

The Sheridan Arts Foundation is sponsored in part by grants from the CCAASE, Colorado Creative Industries, the Telluride Foundation, the Johnson Family Foundation and Just For Kids Foundation.

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