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Mad Madrigals with Seicento Baroque – March 2018

Preview article by Betsy Schwarm Boulder-based Seicento Baroque specializes in choral music of the 16th century. Last fall, that focus was expressed in a 500th anniversary commemoration of the Reformation. This spring, the ensemble takes up the secular side of the equation: similarly intricate layers of voices, but significantly higher spirits. The program, to be […]

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Strength in Numbers – Two Hebrew Chorales to Perform

A preview by By Marc Shulgold  For Leah Peer, breaking from the Colorado Hebrew Chorale in 2013 to form a subsidiary women’s chorus was hardly an act of defiance. Instead, it was, the director of Kol Nashim, says, an act that would strengthen the mixed chorus led by Carol Kozak Ward. “We’re all just following […]

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French Fireworks: Colorado Chamber Players

A preview by Betsy Schwarm Leave it to other ensembles to fill a French-themed program with the usual suspects and rely upon Impressionistic works. In its program for January 2018, the Colorado Chamber Players has, admittedly, chosen to include Maurice Ravel, certainly a frequent favorite. However, rarely does one hear his elder countryman Ernest Chausson, […]

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Lost in Place: 3rdLaw Dance/Theater at the Dairy Center

A preview by Barbara Hamilton 3rd Law Dance Theater’s upcoming performances of Lost in Place this coming weekend at the Dairy Center will be a tribute to the beloved co-founder of the company: Jim LaVita. Jim is survived by his wife and artistic partner Katie Elliott, who helped to choreograph Lost in Place. The work […]

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Old and New from Evergreen Chamber Orchestra

A preview by Betsy Schwarm The operative number is 3: composers, centuries, and nationalities. Let no one suggest that the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra does not offer variety for performers and audiences alike. On the ensemble’s November programs, one finds a rarely heard work by a familiar name, a work so well known that many will […]

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Classical Styles Reborn with Pro Musica

Preview by Betsy Schwarm As a chamber orchestra specializing in symphonic works of humbler proportion, Pro Musica might not be expected to have much to do with early 20th century repertoire. Epic Mahler symphonies, even those of Rachmaninoff, wouldn’t suit the ensemble’s mission. However, that same generation also produced the Neoclassical school of thought. Here, […]

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Spreading Baroque Music’s Joys

A preview by Marc Shulgold  Maybe Frank Nowell’s Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado should work out an arrangement of the Beatles’ “Here, There and Everywhere.” That tune pretty much describes where the group will perform during its 12th season, which kicks off on October 13-15, 2017. A quick glance at the line-up reveals 16 concerts […]

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Celebrating Music of the Reformation: Seicento Baroque

A preview by Barbara Hamilton A 33-year old man emerged from the shadows, paper in hand. His hands shaking, he nailed the manuscript with 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg church. Martin Luther’s revolutionary acts of insubordination and protest against the Catholic Church had just begun. All over the world, choral groups are […]

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The Joie de Vivre of the Alliance Française de Denver

A preview by Barbara Hamilton Walking into the Alliance Française de Denver is a perfect way to lift your spirits.  One of 107 centers for French language and culture in the United States, the Alliance is located in a lovely historic building on 6th Avenue and Galapago Street in Denver. From the comfortable chairs in […]

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Baroque Wonders with Colorado Chamber Players

Now in their 24th season, the Colorado Chamber Players had never done an all-Baroque program – until now.

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