The exhibit Testing Grounds, which runs through this weekend only at Robischon Gallery, brings together artists who look to nature, especially the Western landscape, as sources for their disparate approaches. As usual at Robischon, there's enough room to allow the artists to essentially be given sol ... More >>
As the brass quintet launched into a sweeping rendition of an old Hollywood score, camera crews captured the historic action. This was one of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra's controversial Classically Cannabis fundraisers, possibly the first-ever symphonic marijuana celebration anywhere -- even if ... More >>
I've never been a big fan of the City & County of Denver when it comes to architectural and artistic decisions. They've repeatedly dropped the ball on everything from I.M. Pei's Zeckendorf Plaza, which was demolished in 1996, to the proposed destruction of Civic Center Park's beauty in 2006, to runn ... More >>
The best Denver band is playing Red Rocks on July 17, and it will feature songs by and collaborations with Gregory Alan Isakov and DeVotchKa. Tickets are $27.50 to $65 and on sale now. The Colorado Symphony Orchestra announced the show last month, but the addition of Isakov to it is a new developmen ... More >>
Whether or not you have two quarters to rub together, you can still get out and enjoy culture in Denver. This week's lineup of three things to do for free includes a screening of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, a concert by the Colorado Symphony, and a free day at the Denver Museum of Nature and Scien ... More >>
Denver native Austin Wintory says attending frequent Colorado Symphony Orchestra concerts and nerding out on video games and comic books inspired him just about equally as a kid, so Saturday's special concert "The Hero's Journey: A Symphonic Tribute to Comic Con" at 7:30 p.m. at Boettcher Concert Ha ... More >>
GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV at BOETTCHER CONCERT HALL As he spoke to the massive crowd at Boettcher Concert Hall, you could tell that Gregory Alan Isakov was still getting used to the scope of the venue and the caliber of the musicians he was playing with. "I've been very, very nervous about this show for a ... More >>
SUN | MAZZY STAR at OGDEN THEATRE | 11/10/13 David Roback was a leading light in the Paisley Underground movement with his band Rain Parade. When that group split up in 1986, Roback formed another outfit, called Opal, with former Dream Syndicate bassist Kendra Smith. Opal released Happy Nightmare Ba ... More >>
FIONA APPLE @ BOETTCHER CONCERT HALL | 10/11/13 With no opening act, Fiona Apple came on stage stomping as part of the percussion. It was like she wasn't even thinking about playing in front of a big crowd. And indeed, joined by Blake Mills, drummer Barbara Gruska and upright bassist Sebastian Stein ... More >>
FRI | GARY CLARK JR at OGDEN THEATRE | 10/11/13 Austin-bred guitar prodigy Gary Clark Jr. is focused on reconnecting the blues with its roots. The electric bluesman not only cites Jimi Hendrix as an influence, but with his slender frame, long fingers and soaring bellow, he might remind folks of the ... More >>
After an appearance last summer at the Paramount Theatre, Fiona Apple is making her way back to Denver for a show at Boettcher Concert Hall on Friday, October 11, with Blake Bills. Tickets ($49.50-$69.50) go on sale this Friday, August 2, at 10 a.m. No word on when tickets go on sale to the general ... More >>
While you've already got well over a hundred compelling reasons to pick up your tickets for the nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase, here's one more: Last night, in the basement of Boettcher Concert Hall, I got a sneak peek at the highly anticipated and ground-breaking collaboration between th ... More >>
Update: Congrats to therealstevecoogan! Check your email for details on how to claim your tickets. Original post: On June 22, as part of this year's Westword Music Showcase, the Colorado symphony will partner with special guests to perform the Beck Song Reader. But you can catch the CSO even earlie ... More >>
While 2012 will be remembered as they year that Red Rocks hosted the most shows in its history, it's also going to go down as one of the best years for concerts in Colorado in general. As we reflected on all the incredible shows we took in this past year, there were an astounding number of what we'd ... More >>
Do you love opera, operatic television commercials or even opera-themed cartoons? This weekend's Titans of Italian Grand Opera, a show tailor-made for theater newbies and aficionados alike, is sure to be scores of fun. Conducted by world-renowned Chilean maestro Maximiano Valdes, the show will have ... More >>
Back in 2007, Denver residents voted for an alphabet soup of nine civic improvements. While almost all of those bond-backed Better Denver projects are done (with signs to prove it), much of the money from G and H, earmarked for maintenance and construction of cultural facilities, including an update ... More >>
DEVOTCHKA @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 9/20/12 DeVotchKa played their first show with the Colorado Symphony in February at Boettcher Concert Hall, moving longtime fans and enthusiasts to a state of tearful, and awe-inspiring bliss. Last night, the rare and remarkable collaboration played for a larger ... More >>
Legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie was born a hundred years ago, and a century later, he's left quite a legacy. David Amram, a legend in his own right who met Guthrie in 1956 and was commissioned by the Guthrie family to write a symphony piece based on "This Land Is Your Land," will be in town for ... More >>
A year ago, it seemed like the Colorado Symphony Orchestra might be silenced altogether. The CSO -- which had emerged from the ashes of the Denver Symphony Orchestra two decades ago -- faced a $1.2 million cash shortfall at the end of June 2011 despite record sales that season, and some ugly sounds ... More >>
Tonight at Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver will be graced with the four-part Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses tour, where audiences will see the legendary Nintendo game soundtrack scored by a collection of classically trained musicians. But is this just another gimmick to get people out to ... More >>
TREY ANASTASIO @ BOETTCHER CONCERT HALL | 2.28.12 The soft, beautiful and, at times, elegant side of Phish's musical catalogue shone last night as frontman and songwriter Trey Anastasio took the stage at the Boettcher Concert Hall backed by the 65-piece Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Outside, fans dr ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! You made it! While we're assuming we'll be seeing you at Artopia tomorrow night, if for some reason we don't, there's a pretty diverse lineup of music on tap otherwise for the next three days, including two more nights of Phil Lesh at 1STBANK Center, two nights of Future Bird ... More >>
Gamers and Geeks, rejoice! Here's another reason to leave the house besides MileHiCon and the occasional run to stock up on Mountain Dew and pizza bagels: The local premier of The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, a four-part symphony celebrating the storied franchise's theme music over th ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, Rusko (Snowball Fest), NEEDTOBREATHE and Dr. Dog were announced; Ian Cooke, Bare Bones and Slim Cessna got spins on local radio; and new releases from Drake, the Rolling Stones ... More >>
Yo-Yo Ma took to the airwaves for the CSO.Colorado Public Radio pledge drives aren't all that popular even with people who donate to keep the organization running. But at least the just-concluded session had a twist: Cash was generated to support a different organization -- the Colorado Symph ... More >>
Catch a multifaceted rendition of this holiday classic.
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra channels Charlie Chaplin.
Saving humanity one sexy photo at a time. Listen to this lineup for an August 27 roundtable discussion at Boettcher Concert Hall on the topic of "Combating Global Poverty," as announced by the Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee: Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State and co-chair of the ... More >>
The CSO resurrects Queen.
Timing is everything. Imagine that you're the mayor of a big city with some big, expensive ballot issues coming up -- an alphabet soup of nine proposals that would fund assorted infrastructure repairs around town to the tune of well over $500 million. What day would you want those big, fat mail-i ... More >>
A common journalistic mistake? The assumption on the part of writers that their experiences mirror those of everyone in their readership. Rocky Mountain News classical music scribe Marc Shulgold made just such an error in "Too Many Let Fine Concert Slip By," a generally benign January 6 piece that c ... More >>
Benjamin Britten's War Requiem conquers Boettcher Hall.
Tchaikovsky's Symphony #4/Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Colorado Symphony Orchestra
A Boulder student cares more about the life of hip-hop than the deaths of Biggie and Tupac.