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 >>
On Friday, June 27, several Denver police officers entered Maryjane's 420 Shop and Social Club, at 539 West 43rd Avenue, and issued citations to some of its members. The club has been closed ever since and comments from his spokesperson suggest that Denver Mayor Michael Hancock would like it to stay ... More >>
Worlds collided on Friday when the Colorado Symphony Orchestra held the first of three cannabis-friendly fundraisers whose concept collected a lot of attention -- and press. Brass and bongs. Corsages and cannabis. Hemp and Handel. Horns and hashish. By most accounts, the event was a success and rais ... More >>
After thirteen years with Buntport Theater, actor Brian Colonna knows his fellow collaborators and they know him. They write together. They perform together. They even share directorial responsibilities. As a result, they have built one of the funniest theater troupes in Colorado. But sometimes, the ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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
Frank Zappa’s legacy goes from classic to classical.
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.
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.