David Rutherford, director of the Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra, begrudges classical music institutions for relying on snobbery to attract audiences. Elitism has fallen out of fashion, he says; the border erected between the public and performers needs to crumble and musical institutions need to cr ... More >>
#99: Eve Orenstein New Jersey-born mezzo soprano Eve Orenstein was born into alternative culture: Her mother is a composer and her father an artist and designer who's known for creating the first inflatable furniture back in the '60s. But her own cultural love in life turned out to be opera, a clas ... More >>
From the dark days of two years ago, when the Colorado Symphony Orchestra was facing big losses and worse morale, the situation keeps getting brighter, with innovative programming attracting more support -- and expanded audiences. And this morning the spotlight will shine on the CSO's new music dire ... More >>
Composer and conductor Steve Hackman isn't limited by time or culture when it comes to his musical taste. As a part of the Colorado Music Festival this weekend, Hackman has been invited to bring his mashup of the Radiohead classic OK Computer and Johannes Brahms first symphony to Boulder, linking to ... More >>
This weekend at the Westword Music Showcase for the first time anywhere, the Colorado Symphony will perform songs from Beck's Song Reader. But not only does this mark the world premiere of these pieces, which were arranged by Jump, Little Children's Jay Clifford, it's the first time a professional e ... More >>
Rock promoter Barry Fey saved Denver's symphony in 1989 -- and was honored by a plaque in Boettcher Concert Hall for his efforts. But last year, when the Colorado Symphony Orchestra hit the rocks, its leaders weren't interested in Fey's help, much less locating his plaque.
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 >>
Named a "Composer to Watch" by the New York Times, Juilliard graduate Kenji Bunch excels as both a talented violist and a composer. His highly accessible contemporary works have been heard worldwide, and as a performer, he's worked with everyone from the Flux string quartet to the bluegrass b ... More >>
â€‹Leigh Holman has faith in the future of American opera. The director of opera at the University of Colorado has made the native art form a priority at the school, hosting American composers for workshops and offering American musical drama during summer seasons. The school's upcoming production o ... More >>
Erik PetersonThe beauty of chamber music is in its intimacy and immediacy; you can't help, as an audience member, being caught up in the interplay and, even better, the moment. And at tonight's Chamber Music Series Concert at the Denver School of the Arts, which raises funds for the DSA Orche ... 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 >>
The Intermezzo Faculty, who will be performing at Kirk of Bonnie Brae tomorrow night as part of the Eclectic Concerts series.Of classical music's many charms, vitality is hardly one of them; most of the big names are long-dead white guys. So Eclectic Concerts, a chamber music series now in its third ... More >>
Open-minded music comes to small-town Colorado.
The Turtle Island String Quartet plays an unusual blend of holiday music.
Lemon Sponge Cake and Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra do something different.
Central City hosts West Side Story and the Yellow Rose Ball.
They Have Already Defeated Us at What We Know Best (KnitDeer)
Central City Opera breathes life into Madama Butterfly.
Central City offerings soar on gorgeous voices.
Central City's season opener hits a high note.
One-year-olds dive into cake for posterity
The opera cop rides to the rescue.
Frank Zappa’s legacy goes from classic to classical.
Diane Alexander and the Central City Opera will hit some high notes this summer.
PeakArts founder Karen Romeo may be a victim of the Boulder arts community's haughty ego.
This young whippersnapper is wise beyond his years.
Swingin' Sting? Bluegrass Bruce? Rhapsodic R.E.M.? CMH Records has given Eighties faves a musical makeover.
Redefining chamber music on Turtle Island.
A Boulder music festival pays tribute to the lowly trombone.
The CSO finds itself in the middle of a squabble over possible royalties from a new film.
Emily Herrera soars toward stardom
A COLORADO PUNK ROCKER HEADS FOR A CLASSICAL GIG ON THE VOLGA.