A review by Gwen Gray After an ambitious year that included a half-dozen public concerts, two subscriber-only performances, and several outreach and education events (at schools, retirement homes, libraries, etc.), the Boulder Bach Festival ended its 38th season with a spectacular finale on Thursday, May 23. 2019, at Boulder Seventh Day Adventist Church. BBF audiences […]
On May 23, the Boulder Bach Festival Orchestra celebrates our 38th Season Finale in a spectacular and virtuosic program of “sturm und drang” and romantic music. Joined by some of the nation’s most exceptional historically-inspired musicians, Boulder’s own Festival Orchestra performs a program of Haydn, Chopin, and Brahms. Music Director Zachary Carrettín leads from the […]
A Review by Gwen Gray (Photo credits from Broomfield Auditorium: Opus Zero) Few have ever claimed that love is a singular emotion. It can be patient, blind, ill-fated, all-consuming, unrequited, sweet, tragic or true — and that’s just for starters. This was illustrated in great detail during the Boulder Bach Festival’s Feb. 14, 2019 production […]
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Boulder Bach Festival! The Boulder Bach Festival Baroque Orchestra and Soloists present a diverse and dramatic program of Purcell, Vivaldi, Händel, and Valentine on Valentine’s Day. Joined by phenomenal soloists cellist Guy Fishman, virtuosa mezzo-soprano Claire McCahan, and Boulder’s adored soprano Szilvia Schranz in her return to the Front Range, […]
A Preview by Gwen Gray Love and passion, in their most intense and concentrated expressions, are the ties that bind the eight works to be presented in Boulder Bach Festival’s upcoming “With Love from London,” set to debut on Valentine’s Day. The program is brimming with tantalizing Purcell, Vivaldi and Händel selections, and a little-known […]
A preview by Marc Shulgold Let’s face it: Johann Sebastian Bach and John Cage are not exactly like peas and carrots, as Forrest Gump would say. The two composers come from opposite ends of the musical spectrum – Bach a disciplined Baroque master who passionately followed the rules, Cage a gleeful, rule-destroying lover of random […]
By Robin McNeil There are a number of fantastic opportunities to hear wonderful seasonal music over the winter season. In this preview, I’ll highlight the Denver Brass, St. Martins Chamber Choir, the Littleton Symphony Orchestra, Kantorei, the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Hebrew Chorale, Denver Young Artists Orchestra, Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, Colorado Wind Ensemble, The Colorado Chamber […]
A review by Gwen Gray After an ambitious year that included a half-dozen public concerts, two subscriber-only performances, and several outreach and education...