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Storytime for Grownups

A preview by Mare Trevathan Tell me about your childhood… Did someone read aloud to you? It felt nurturing, right? Someone gave you their time and focus, and you learned about new things, and maybe did some laughing or crying or both. Some of us reclaim a bit of this former joy in our adult […]

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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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Wolfgang and His Pals

Herr Johann Christian Bach, music master of the queen, took Wolfgang between his knees. He would play a few measures; then Wolfgang would continue.

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Bravely Mixing the New with the Old

A preview by Marc Shulgold  “It’s a very eclectic mix,” says the ever-understated Frank Nowell, about the program served up March 17 and 18 by his Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado. “Eclectic,” indeed, is an understatement. Oh, there’s some Handel, Vivaldi and Geminiani, as expected. These masters of the Baroque Era pop up frequently in […]

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There’s No ‘Can’t” With Kantorei

A preview by Marc Shulgold  It’s only his second season at the helm of Kantorei, but Joel Rinsema has big plans. For starters, he has officially ended his 23-year tenure as president, CEO and assistant conductor of the highly respected Phoenix Chorale. “I’ve recently located to Denver,” he said with no lack of excitement. He’s […]

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Delving into Dmitri

A preview by Marc Shulgold Barbara Hamilton and her Colorado Chamber Players have titled their two-year survey of Dmitri Shostakovich’s chamber music a “Celebration.” That’s appropriate – sort of. While the music world has come to celebrate the Russian composer’s work, the man’s life (1906-75) was anything but a celebration. “He walked a political tightrope,” […]

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A Cornucopia of Choral Christmas Carols

A review by Marc Shulgold Call me a glutton if you wish, but I can’t seem to stay away from the glorious music that re-emerges each December. No, not all those silly ditties about Santa and his reindeer. It’s songs of the True Meaning of the season that never fail to touch me. There is […]

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European Book Club at Alliance Française de Denver

By Barbara Hamilton On a cozy December evening, I attended the European Book Club (EBC) at one of Denver’s great Tier III cultural treasures, Alliance Française de Denver, 571 Galapago Street. The Alliance hosts the European Book Club once each month, on the last Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., and has previously discussed such […]

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