From: Administrative E-Memo (memofrom@Colorado.EDU)
Date: Sun Apr 17 2011 - 15:32:53 MDT
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 15:32:53 -0600 (MDT) From: Administrative E-Memo <memofrom@Colorado.EDU> Subject: Leonard Bernstein's Bold and Original "Mass," April 26 in Denver
TO: Boulder Campus Teaching & Reseaerch Faculty, Staff,
Deans, Directors, Dept Chairs, System Administration
FROM: College of Music
SENDER: CU Presents Box Office
DATE: April 18, 2011
SUBJECT: Leonard Bernstein's Bold and Original "Mass," April 26 in Denver
Commissioned by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Bernstein's "Mass: A Theatre Piece
for Singers, Players, and Dancers" was the opening performance at the John F.
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. in 1971. Leonard
Bernstein combined the Latin Tridentine Mass of the Roman Catholic Church with
English-language texts and songs to explore a crisis of faith, blending
traditional church music with various popular styles including blues and
rock-and-roll. This unique work features the CU Opera, the CU Choirs, the
University Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gary Lewis, and more.
Don't miss this extraordinary event Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Boettcher
Concert Hall in Denver at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Single tickets
start at $15. For tickets or more information, visit http://www.cupresents.org,
call the CU Presents Box Office at 303-492-8008, or visit the ticket counter at
any King Soopers.
FEATURED ENSEMBLES AND DIRECTORS:
University Choir, Jeffrey Gemmell
University Singers, Lawrence Kaptein
Golden Buffalo Men's Chorus, Jim Keller
University Women's Chorus, Riikka Pietilanien-Caffrey
Collegiate Chorale, Dale Heidebrecht
CU Opera, Leigh Holman
University Symphony Orchestra, Gary Lewis
Dancers from CU Theatre & Dance, Onye Ozuzu
Young Voices of Colorado, Jena Dickey
A Brown Bag Preview of the production will be held on Wednesday, April 20 at
noon in the Music Theatre in the Imig Music Building on the CU-Boulder campus.
The preview provides an opportunity to join the cast for a glimpse of
selections from Bernstein's "Mass." The preview is free and open to the public.
This event is sponsored by the University of Colorado Office of the President
and CU-Boulder Office of the Chancellor.
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