A review by Marc Shulgold Cynthia Katsarelis could barely contain her joy, as she began the concert by her Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra on Saturday. “We are so, so excited to be playing music together,” she told the small crowd gathered in Broomfield Auditorium. Half her face was concealed by a Covid mask, yet […]
Aaron Copland: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo, featuring dances from the Rocky Mountain Ballet Academy Zhou Tian: Transcend (Premiere commemorating the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad) Jennifer Higdon: Loco Brian LaGuardia: Rhapsody in Orange, featuring Concertmaster Tracy LaGuardia (World Premiere) Heitor Villa-Lobos: The Little Train of the Caipira, from Bachianas Brasileiras […]
A preview by Betsy Schwarm When a community orchestra has passed its 65th birthday, one imagines that a certain level of trust has developed. Its audiences have learned to rely on the ensemble for interesting music that’s both enjoyable and exciting, whether or not it’s familiar. With its upcoming November concert this year, the Arapahoe […]
A preview by Marc Shulgold In nature, everything turns to the good That has oppressed one’s heart. Those words are taken from a charming song by Mendelssohn that’s included in Kantorei’s upcoming concerts, words that nicely reflect the title of these programs – “The Earth Adorned.” Sounds like a warm, easy-going, feel-good tribute to Nature, bubbling […]
By Marc Shulgold Yes, we know: The past year has been tough for performing arts groups forced to cancel concerts, find new revenue sources and struggle to stay...