Tag Archives: Stravinsky

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 than as a choreographed work. Ballet Ariel’s spring production […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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” […]

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Denver Young Artists Orchestra at Boettcher Hall

Denver Young Artists Orchestra - DYAO

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 […]

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