April 15, 2014
‘Side by Side’ is more than just a musical review
BOULDER, Colo. — Imagine hanging out with legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim and a few of his closest friends—Bernadette Peters, Leonard Bernstein, Mandy Patinkin and others—as they chat and swing into some of his greatest works.
That’s what you’ll experience onstage when CU Opera performs “Side by Side by Sondheim” April 24-27.
April 15, 2014
Akira Endo, former director of orchestral studies at the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music, died April 3, 2014. He was 75.
He was born Nov. 16, 1938 in Shido, Japan to the late Hikataro and Reiko Endo. In 1954 he moved with his family to the United States, where he completed his high-school education.
April 11, 2014
Live, multi-media symphonic performance at Macky Auditorium April 29
BOULDER, Colo. — When the CU Symphony launches into a performance of Gustav Holst’s Romantic suite, The Planets, on April 29, audiences will experience not just music, but also video featuring the latest high-resolution images taken by the Mars Curiosity rover, the Hubble space telescope and other unmanned NASA spacecraft.
April 10, 2014
Opera is Irish author Tóibín’s adaptation of his best-selling novel, ‘The Master’
BOULDER, Colo. — Renowned Irish author Colm Tóibín, Italian composer Alberto Caruso and Ron Daniels, associate director for the Royal Shakespeare Company will join forces at CU Opera’s New Opera Workshop June 13-15.
April 2, 2014
University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the appointment of a new dean for the College of Music.
The new dean will be Robert Shay, director of the School of Music at the University of Missouri in Columbia. His appointment will begin Sept. 1.
March 12, 2014
Accomplished violinist and CU music faculty member offers extensive orchestral experience
The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra has named College of Music Assistant Professor of Violin Charles Wetherbee concertmaster following an 18-month national search.
March 11, 2014
By Victoria A.F. Camron
Times-Call Staff Writer
In Engelbert Humperdinck's 1893 opera, "Hansel and Gretel," a fence of traditional gingerbread-cookie-shaped panels surrounds the witch's gingerbread house.
March 6, 2014
The World Vocal Ensemble, featuring CU-Boulder from the College of Music and elsewhere, will open for the world-famous choral ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo on March 9 at the Boulder Theater.
The storied all-male South African group performs Zulu music in the tradition of “isicathamiya.” Joseph Shabalala founded Ladysmith Black Mambazo in 1964 after hearing isicathamiya harmonies in a dream.
March 5, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. — In a half-century career that includes 36 albums, 10 Grammy Awards and hundreds of lively concerts, Eddie Palmieri — “the Miles Davis of Latin jazz” — has been bringing audiences to their feet with unparalleled energy and effusive musicianship.
“From start to finish, Palmieri (has) the audience dancing in their seats, delighting in the jubilance of the jazz master and his band,” says the Washington Post.
February 24, 2014