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 >>
Marvin Hamlisch, one of the most famous and decorated film and theater composers of the 1970s and beyond, died this week at age 68. But when he passed, few remembered his connection to Metropolitan State University of Denver, for which he wrote the now-anachronistic school song, "The Fire of M.S.C." ... 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.
All the talk about the troubles at the Colorado Symphony (and watch for an update on the CSO's revised fall schedule today) had us thinking about the big troubles of 1989, when the Denver Symphony Orchestra was failing and concert promoter Barry Fey rode to the rescue, rallying the community.
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The Denver Symphony Orchestra, the professional orchestra that called Boettcher Concert Hall home, went kaput in 1989. Twenty-two years later, it's looking like the Colorado Symphony might face the same fate. Barry Fey, the legendary rock promoter who stepped in to save the symphony two decades ago, ... More >>
Ethel as Annie.While hired guns fight over the future of the iconic National Western Stock Show, at 8 p.m. tonight Colorado Public Television takes a trip to a quieter time -- back to 1951, when a newfangled media form known as "television" was sweeping the country, kids were learning to "duc ... More >>