A preview by Marc Shulgold There were no Baroque-trumpet fanfares when musical life resumed in May 2021 for the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado (BCOC). A socially distanced audience in […]
Achieving Zoomness: Performing Arts Online
A preview by Betsy Schwarm, January 13, 2021 It is at times like those of the past ten months that the performing arts can mean the most. Not only is […]
An operatic evergreen: “Dido and Aeneas” with Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado
A Preview by Ruth L. Carver Certain operas are perennial favorites – by all sorts of companies, schools, orchestras, musicologists, not to mention performers. Local audiences have the chance to […]
Off to the Underworld with BCOC
A preview by Betsy Schwarm Boy loves girl – boy loses girl – boy gets girl back (almost): it’s one of the most timeless of all plot-lines, inhabiting countless novels, […]
Bach’s “Brandenburgs” – A Late Evening on Early Instruments
A review by Marc Shulgold A list of Greatest Hits from the Baroque would be incomplete without Vivaldi’s tuneful “Four Seasons” and Bach’s brilliant “Brandenburg” Concertos. It’s not unusual to […]
Spreading Baroque Music’s Joys
A preview by Marc Shulgold Maybe Frank Nowell’s Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado should work out an arrangement of the Beatles’ “Here, There and Everywhere.” That tune pretty much describes […]
Wolfgang and His Pals
Herr Johann Christian Bach, music master of the queen, took Wolfgang between his knees. He would play a few measures; then Wolfgang would continue.
Bravely Mixing the New with the Old
A preview by Marc Shulgold “It’s a very eclectic mix,” says the ever-understated Frank Nowell, about the program served up March 17 and 18 by his Baroque Chamber Orchestra of […]
Celebrating a Decade of Baroque Brilliance
A review by Marc Shulgold In greeting his audience at the Bahá’í Center in Denver Sunday afternoon, Frank Nowell promised that this season-ending concert by his Baroque Chamber Orchestra of […]
The Upward Flight of the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado
By Marc Shulgold Some cool ideas just take some time to grow from dream to reality. No one knows this more than Frank Nowell, a soft-spoken man with a great […]
The Firebird burns brightly, with Ballet Ariel
Review by Betsy Schwarm In the world of classical music, The Firebird is a familiar title, though perhaps more as an orchestral suite...
Taking Flight: The Falcon as Theater and Chamber Music
Preview by Betsy Schwarm Spoken words, stage action, live music, an engaging story of an imaginative child and her personal superhero: what more could...
Flamenco Fusion “Gabriella” Album Review
By Adam Goldstein Miguel Espinoza summoned up some very vivid imagery to describe his approach to music during his appearance at Swallow Hill Music in...