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 >>
The Courage Classic concludes today. But the Children's Hospital cycling fundraiser, now in its 24th year, has already been marked by a first-of-its-kind tragedy: the death of a participant. Rick Lester, 61, a major figure in the Colorado Springs arts community, and a four-time Courage Classic ride ... 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 >>
From collaborating with jazz legends to hanging out with Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, David Amram has accumulated quite an impressive resume. He's written multiple books as well as musical pieces, and he's in Denver this week performing at a variety of events to celebrate the hundredth birthday of ... 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 >>
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra was clearly looking for a high-profile name, and it got one: This morning the CSO announced the appointment of Andrew Litton as its Artistic Advisor, bringing the superstar in as something less than a full music director, but more than a guest in the ranks. Litton w ... 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 >>
Colorado SymphonyThe 79 full-time musicians of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra have been taking steep cuts. They collectively agreed to give up $530,000 in September, and they took another hit when fall programming was trimmed back. To help soften the blow, the CSO Musicians Assistance Fund w ... 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 >>
Pink Martini's show originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 6, has been pushed back to Saturday, June 4 due to singer China Forbes straining her voice. According to a release by the band, "medical voice specialists have advised her that to avoid permanent damage, she must not sing or even s ... More >>
Sony's hoping to pique your qriocity (sorry) with it's new streaming music service this week, by offering a free thirty day trial, tons of different streaming options and a library of over six million songs from the four major record label and most everyone they distribute. We spent the day with t ... More >>
Gogol Bordello, who shared a headlining bill with Primus at Red Rocks last week, returns to the area for a two-night stand at the Boulder Theater on Wednesday and Thursday, October 27 and 28. Tickets for this one range between $36 and $41 and go on sale on Friday, August 27 at 10 a.m. The gyp ... More >>
In this town, one supposes a Tuesday night in the middle of the week can stretch only enough to contain a Cinco de Mayo warm-up, regardless of what the calendar says. The real action, from Federal Boulevard cruisers to the big event in Civic Center Park, will probably heat up over the weekend. But ... More >>
Jeffrey Kahane joins the discussion on the NPAC.
Lemon Sponge Cake and Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra do something different.
The CSO resurrects Queen.
Re-Creative Fusion plays with improvisation.
DAVA brings art to all five senses.
Jeffrey Kahane picks up the baton for the CSO.
Pianist O’Riley plugs into Radiohead for a cultural crossover.
Beats & Bowling lets the music fly
Killing Joke's ghoulish rock has the last laugh.
Frank Zappa’s legacy goes from classic to classical.
A Denver conductor and music professor leads an ensemble fight to protect the classics.
A listing of SCFD dollars doled out in 2000.
Creative Music Works Orchestra cracks Ellington's Nutcracker.
Marin Alsop spreads her wings.
PeakArts founder Karen Romeo may be a victim of the Boulder arts community's haughty ego.
This young whippersnapper is wise beyond his years.
The Creative Music Works Orchestra brings jazz out of the closet.
The Ladybug Transistor steers clear of the beach.
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.
A COLORADO PUNK ROCKER HEADS FOR A CLASSICAL GIG ON THE VOLGA.