Jewish and Yiddish music have always found their way into Russian music. The role of Jewish composers in Russia changed dramatically after the rise of Stalin and after World War II. While Jewish music was officially banned (or declared non-existent) after World War II, many composers continued to incorporate Jewish themes into their pieces. Russian […]
The great Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich was surrounded by extraordinary talent in Soviet Russia. The CCP performs music by Shostakovich; by Shostakovich’s closest friend, Miecyzslaw Weinberg; by Russia’s “bad boy” Prokofiev, who left Russia for 20 years and finally returned; and by Stravinsky, who inspired Shostakovich in many of his compositions. Sergei Prokofiev: Overture on […]
Different Worlds: Shostakovich and Prokofiev As part of Trinity Presbyterian’s Second Tuesday Concert Series, the CCP will perform on December 8th. A dessert reception follows the concert, and is included in the ticket price. You can reserve advance tickets by emailing: email@example.com, or by calling 303-422-3656, x 6000. You may also purchase tickets at the […]
Different Worlds: Shostakovich and Prokofiev The CCP is thrilled to collaborate with the Denver Eclectic Concert Series for the first time! DEC serves a selection of wine, cheese and other beverages at every concert. Dmitri Shostakovich and Sergei Prokofiev were two of the most prolific and important Russian composers in the 20th century. Both composers […]
A review by Marc Shulgold Sold-out orchestral concerts are a rarity in these parts—standing-room-only is simply unheard of. Unless you’re talking about the Denver Philharmonic. The 67-year-old ensemble (having gone through several name changes and five music directors in its history) literally packed them in on Thursday for a lively concert in KPOF Hall in […]
By Robin McNeil Performing to a packed house, the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Lawrence Golan, performed its fourth concert of the season, which was entitled Young Love, in celebration of Valentine’s Day. The works performed were the Sleeping Beauty Suite from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet; The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto, jointly composed […]
Like every director of every orchestra or chorus, Timothy Krueger begins sketching out the upcoming season with the equivalent of a blinking cursor on an empty...