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The Jazz Age: Arapahoe Philharmonic

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 […]

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Arapahoe Philharmonic presents The Jazz Age

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/

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A jazzy, spirited night with the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra

Denver Philharmonic

A review by Ruth L. Carver The Denver Philharmonic Orchestra is settling into its role as the alternative orchestra in town – and a program on April 3 entitled “Reformations” confirmed why. In addition to its popular #dpotweets live Twitter feed, the DPO is consistently making daring programming choices and the one-night-only vibe of the […]

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Fall Choral Music Preview: Lift Your Voices in Song!

A preview by Marc Shulgold Scen3 fall choral music preview Kids are back in the classroom, Broncos fans are sporting their orange jerseys. The Rockies are in the National League cellar. It must be fall. Which means that amateur and professional choruses have begun busily preparing for the new season. So, let’s have a quick […]

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