Maurice Ravel: La Valse Alberto Ginastera: Four Dances from Estancia Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1 Florence Price: Dances in the Canebrakes Johannes Brahms: Select Hungarian Dances Camille Saint-Saëns: Bacchanale, from Samson and Delilah Pre-concert talk with Conductor Devin Patrick Hughes at 6:45 p.m. Children’s Corner for kids of all ages at […]
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 Jack Frerer: splinter (World Premiere Commission), exploring the landscape of gun violence in Colorado featuring Luke Sutliff, baritone; libretto by Xuan Chi Sullivan; and Principal Trumpeter Anthony Zator playing the Instrument of Hope Ernest Bloch: Schelomo: Rhapsodie Hébraïque featuring cellist Ethan Blake, winner of the 2019-2020 T. Gordon Parks […]
The Arapahoe Philharmonic’s second annual Family Concert takes place on Saturday, February 22, at Aspen Academy (5859 S. University Blvd., Greenwood Village.) We’re partnering with the City of Greenwood Village’s Cultural Arts Department and children’s entertainer Dr. Noize to create a morning filled with fun, imagination and music! Come early at 9:30am to make animal […]
A review by Betsy Schwarm A concert on Valentine’s Day with no sign of Romeo and Juliet? As it happens, the Arapahoe Philharmonic’s program had originally been scheduled for one week earlier. However, Colorado’s often unpredictable weather had other ideas, so the concert was rescheduled. Never fear: there was still much to love about the performance. Those who fit the new concert date into their […]
George Gershwin: Porgy and Bess Suite William Grant Still: Afro-American Symphony (Symphony No. 1) Duke Ellington: Black, Brown and Beige arr. Calvin Custer: A Salute to the Big Bands Pre-concert talk with Conductor Devin Patrick Hughes at 6:45 p.m. Children’s Corner for kids of all ages at 7:10 p.m. More information and tickets: https://www.arapahoe-phil.org/event/concert-4-the-jazz-age/
Music from your favorite holiday films and more! Silvestri: The Polar Express Guaraldi: A Charlie Brown Christmas Brubaker: How the Grinch Stole Christmas Elfman: Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas Shugar: Hanukkah Overture Herbert: March of the Toys, from Babes in Toyland A Christmas Story Suite Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Let It Snow! Winter […]
Symphonic, Not Classical Join Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Professor Snooty von Classicus, Maestro Devin Patrick Hughes and your Arapahoe Philharmonic, as we take you on a “symphonic” tour through the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, and all the way to 2019! Students will learn about the different styles and time periods of symphonic music, and that […]
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 […]
The Arapahoe Philharmonic opens its 2019–2020 concert season with Slavic Rock, featuring: Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances Zoltan Kodaly: Dances of Galanta Antonin Dvorak: Select Slavonic Dances Food trucks will be onsite starting at 5:00pm. Conductor Devin Patrick Hughes will offer a pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to the Children’s […]
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...