Review by Betsy Schwarm In the world of classical music, The Firebird is a familiar title, though perhaps more as an orchestral suite than as a choreographed work. Ballet Ariel’s spring production […]
Classical Styles Reborn with Pro Musica
Preview by Betsy Schwarm As a chamber orchestra specializing in symphonic works of humbler proportion, Pro Musica might not be expected to have much to do with early 20th century […]
Jewish Sounds of Soviet Russia: Colorado Chamber Players at JAAMM Festival
Jewish and Yiddish music have always found their way into Russian music. The role of Jewish composers in Russia changed dramatically after the rise of Stalin and after World War […]
Shostakovich and His Circle, Colorado Chamber Players at Longmont Museum
The great Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich was surrounded by extraordinary talent in Soviet Russia. The CCP performs music by Shostakovich; by Shostakovich’s closest friend, Miecyzslaw Weinberg; by Russia’s “bad boy” […]
Denver Young Artists Orchestra at Boettcher Hall
A review by Robin McNeil Sunday, February 9, I attended an absolutely tremendous concert at Boettcher Hall presented by the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Wes […]
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...