A preview by Josh Primus This holiday season, many parents are wondering about finding cool events for their picky teenagers. This overview of the December holiday arts scene should answer that question. Many events are surprisingly affordable, and should get your teen in the holiday spirit! Shrek the Musical, performed at the Town Hall Arts […]
A review by Marc Shulgold There’s no place to hide in Carl Orff’s insanely popular choral masterpiece Carmina Burana. This sprawling work demands huge, often unfair contributions from everyone on board – conductor, chorus, instrumentalists and three vocal soloists. No one is spared. So you have to hand it to the brave ambitions of Mark […]
A preview by Ruth L. Carver Boulder Concert Band’s upcoming “East Meets West” concert promises to delight audiences with a lively mix of American band favorites and rousing Asian flair. The band’s director and conductor William Kinne says this program of cultural mash-up “is about exploring, preserving, and blending cultures.” For many, a concert band […]
A Preview, by Marc Shulgold So, how do you squeeze a giant Broadway hit show into an itty-bitty theater in Aurora? Simple – just make some cuts in the ceiling. That’s what Vintage Theatre’s production team had to do, in order to accommodate the iconic helicopter for their upcoming staging of Miss Saigon. “We had […]
Monday evening, November 10, the Dazzle Jazz Club on Lincoln Street in Denver, hosted the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra (MJO). In turn, the MJO hosted the Rocky Mountain High School Jazz Band. As most of you know, Rocky Mountain High School is in Fort Collins. The jazz band is directed by Kenyon Scheurman, and I will […]
A Fall Preview by Gwen Gray We’ve bid adieu to summer, but fear not: fall and winter have so many creative, inspiring and invigorating cultural events coming our way that we’ll hardly give summer a parting glance. Here are eight organizations bringing us can’t-miss museum, science, and cultural events around Denver and Boulder this fall […]
Denver Fall Arts Preview by Theresa Anderson Metro Denver is bursting at the seams right now with high value programming from a variety of arts organizations that connect some of the best artists with the public in the form of exhibitions, education and community. From robots to queertooning- it’s hard to know where to focus […]
Boulder / Denver Theatre Fall Roundup, by Mare Trevathan After our wet, verdant summer here in Colorado, it was a rude awakening to find a backyard full of yellow and orange leaves this morning. Not. Ready! But with the turn of the season, we residents of the Rocky Mountain Empire can start to focus more on […]
A preview by Gwen Gray If you’re not familiar with Denver’s award-winning youth support program Art from Ashes, let me give you a quick rundown. A finalist for the prestigious National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, Art from Ashes has been called “one of the top arts and humanities-based programs in the country.” Led […]
An article by Marc Shulgold For an ensemble of musicians still in their teens and 20s, the premier Denver youth orchestra, Denver Young Artists Orchestra (DYAO) has certainly covered the waterfront. They’ve performed along the Front Range for more than three decades, and toured Europe and South America. But the orchestra’s executive director Peter Hellyer […]
A CD review by Betsy Schwarm Given current events, some may see accidental irony in the title of this delightful new recording of Schubert’s Sonatinas for...
A review by Betsy Schwarm Photo credits: Britt Ripley “The show must go on:” a time-worn mantra that doesn’t allow for global...
A Preview by Betsy Schwarm Spoiler alert: Beethoven was deaf! Of course, anyone reading this article already knew that, and likely also knew that...