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A French Connection in the Rockies

A preview by Betsy Schwarm Ah, the best laid plans of mice and men – and musicians!  Invite a French-based string ensemble to Denver for a concert in 2020 with the […]

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Guest harpsichordist joins baroque vocal ensemble A preview by Kelly Dean Hansen, April 1, 2024 Evanne Browne started the Boulder-based Seicento Baroque Ensemble in 2011 to share her passion for […]

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Joan Szymko – Illuminating Poetry with Song

A preview by Marc Shulgold Glancing at the accomplishments of composer Joan Szymko, it’s no surprise that she emerged from an encouraging home environment. Born in Chicago in 1957 to […]

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Common Ground Through Music

Preview by Betsy Schwarm In an increasingly contentious world, there is comfort in hearing of attempts to build bridges – not just from one side toward the other, but from […]

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A Farewell to Pro Musica Colorado

Preview by Marc Shulgold Cynthia Katsarelis spoke with enthusiasm as she discussed her Pro Musica Colorado’s season-ending chamber orchestra concert. She gave particular emphasis to the concluding work – a […]

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Baroque Music and All That Jazz

Preview by Marc Shulgold Evanne Browne’s been thinking lately about her 36-voice Baroque choir and instrumental group, Seicento Baroque Ensemble (pronounced, Say-CHENTO). And asking some pretty serious questions, too. “What […]

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Surround Sounds From Ars Nova Singers

A preview By Marc Shulgold Four centuries before we tried to rewire our stereos to replicate quadraphonic effects, a couple of Renaissance composers had their singers create it live. An […]

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Raisins and Almonds – and Farewells:  Colorado Hebrew Chorale

Preview by Betsy Schwarm Raisins and almonds:  not only tasty ingredients in certain holiday breads, but also a well-known Jewish lullaby.  It is, moreover, what the Colorado Hebrew Chorale (CHC) […]

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Rare Byrd with Seicento Baroque

A preview by Betsy Schwarm In this case, ‘Rare Byrd’ is not an unexpected avian visitor.  Rather, Seicento Baroque Ensemble – drawing its name from the 17th century – will […]

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CD Review by Kelly Dean Hansen During Zachary Carrettin’s ten-year tenure as music director, the Boulder Bach Festival gradually moved away from a compressed series of concerts in a single […]

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