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
January 31, 2014
University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced two finalists for the position of dean of the College of Music.
The finalists for the position are Mary Ellen Poole, former dean of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Robert Shay, director of the School of Music at the University of Missouri in Columbia.
January 17, 2014
Pope Francis named Monsignor Stephen J. Berg, a 1973 graduate of the College of Music, bishop of the Catholic Diocese on Wednesday, Jan. 15 by Pope Francis.
The 62-year-old bishop-elect, who graduated with a degree in piano performance, will be ordained and installed in a Feb. 27 ceremony.
January 14, 2014
Ian Bousfield, one of the world’s top trombonists, will perform at the CU-Boulder College of Music Jan. 22 as part of a three-day residency through the James and Rebecca Roser Visiting Artist Program.
“Ian Bousfield is simply one of the most remarkable trombonists in the world,” says William J. Stanley, associate professor of trombone and chair of the brass/percussion department at CU-Boulder. “We are honored to have him.”