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Michael & Cathy Hanson

Michael and Cathy Hanson are best known to audiences as Concertmaster and Principal Viola of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. During our time in Colorado Springs we have provided high quality music to the community through the Philharmonic, Colorado Springs Chorale, Opera Theatre, the MacLaren String Quartet, and for many churches, families, and businesses. We have experience with the widest range of performances and styles, from solo to full orchestra, matching the needs, tastes, and circumstances of individuals and venues. From garden party dinner music, from client recognition events to private concerts, let us bring great classical music to life for you!

As a Curbside Culture host site, you will be responsible for (1) providing electricity by running an extension cord to the performance location, and (2) gathering a small audience to enjoy the performance. Pricing and performance options are listed below, and all financial transactions should be conducted directly with the performer, in a mutually convenient manner.

  • 30 minute “Driveby Duo” Performance: $150
  • 60 Minute Performance: $125 per player (contact Michael & Cathy for details)

Email Michael & Cathy to SCHEDULE A PERFORMANCE


Launched in 2020 by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, Curbside Culture brings the performing arts out into the community by facilitating small-scale live performances outside of private residences, businesses, cultural venues, assisted living facilities, and local gathering spots. Perfect for birthday parties, graduations, weddings, and a variety of special events, Curbside Culture offers community members an intimate and enjoyable cultural experience, and a meaningful way to help support local artists.

All Curbside Culture performing artists operate as Independent Contractors, and the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region is not responsible for their actions or the content of their performance. Curbside Culture performing artists, host sites, and audience members are encouraged to follow all State, county and local protocols for mitigating the spread of the COVID-19 virus. If the performance site becomes unsafe at any time, performing artists reserve the right to leave immediately–without any obligation to reschedule or provide a refund. By scheduling a Curbside Culture performance, you are agreeing to these terms. For questions about Curbside Culture, please contact the performing artist directly, or email



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