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Boulder Bach Festival’s “The Sound of Romanticism”

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 […]

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From Verdi to Lauridsen with The Colorado Choir

A preview by Betsy Schwarm Imagine a large group of singers, performing gloriously beautiful music together.  What composer would you like it to be?  Perhaps something grandly operatic by Verdi, or would you prefer something lush and serene by Lauridsen?  If your vote is for both, in close order, then The Colorado Choir’s season-closing concerts […]

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Off to the Underworld with BCOC

A preview by Betsy Schwarm Boy loves girl – boy loses girl – boy gets girl back (almost):  it’s one of the most timeless of all plot-lines, inhabiting countless novels, plays, ballets, and operas.  It’s also the theme of Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643).  Orfeo tells the Greek myth of Orpheus, whose singing […]

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Explorations of Time with the Colorado Chamber Players

A review by Betsy Schwarm The Colorado Chamber Players have long made a specialty of spotlighting music inspired by the Jewish experience of the 1930s/1940s.  That repertoire comes complete with compelling backstories that flavor how one hears the music, even generations later, particularly as, all too often, those backstories reach tragic conclusions.  For its season-closing […]

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Seicento Baroque Courts Audience with a Royal Tour

A review by Betsy Schwarm Many ensembles make their mark in part by focusing on the music of the Baroque. Seicento Baroque Ensemble goes one step further, drawing its repertoire largely from the generations preceding the almighty Bach. It might seem a risky practice to build one’s programs around less familiar names. However, Seicento’s audiences […]

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The Show (and the snow) Must Go On: Pro Musica Colorado

A Review by Marc Shulgold “You are the most intrepid music lovers in all of Denver,” Cynthia Katsarelis enthused to the small but enthusiastic gathering on a blustery, snowy night in the Mile High City on Feb. 22. Undeterred by the weather, a few dozen folks made their way to the First Baptist Church of […]

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Boulder Bach Festival Review: From London with Love

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 […]

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It’s A Mystery: Stories on Stage

Preview by Mare Trevathan Americans LOVE a good mystery. The mystery novel tends to be the highest grossing book genre in the nation. (The “Fifty Shades of Gray” series helped romance claim that spot for awhile several years back.) “Some of our greatest American literature is of the mystery genre,” says Stories on Stage Artistic […]

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Shake Your Ears Loose with the Earthquake Mass

Preview by Ruth L. Carver A piece nicknamed the “Earthquake Mass” would hardly seem capable of transporting a listener to a peaceful, transcendent place…yet that is just what Ars Nova Singers hope to do in their upcoming concerts. This rarely performed piece by Renaissance master Antoine Brumel will gently yet insistently tug the audience from […]

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Passion Unbound with Boulder Bach Festival

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 […]

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