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
By Mark Schramm and Becca Pulliam
National Public Radio
February 24, 2014
February 21, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. — The German composer Engelbert Humperdinck composed the first music for his 1893 opera, “Hansel and Gretel,” in response to his sister, who asked if he’d set lyrics she’d written for her children as a Christmas surprise.
Adelheid Wette would eventually write the libretto based on the famous Grimm brothers’ fairy tale, and the opera became something much more grand than originally conceived