Phantom Carriage clip

Film Clip: Live Music of The Phantom Carriage

Nov. 20, 2019

Thank you to the International Film Series, Rodney Sauer and the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, CU Presents, University Libraries and many others for helping to celebrate the new Grauman Theater collection. Here is a short video clip of the MAMPO performing along side The Phantom Carriage screening.

Rodney Sauer

Rodney Sauer on Colorado Public Radio's Colorado Matters

Nov. 18, 2019

Rodney Sauer discusses his role in preserving historic scores from the silent film era on CPR's Colorado Matter. Rodney is the Director of the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra and recently donated a large collection of silent film sheet music to the AMRC. Scroll to 35:20 to listen to Rodney's interview.

Music Map

Exploring the Folklore Music Map Of The United States

Nov. 12, 2019

Naomi Heiser talks with the former AMRC Director and Professor Emeritus Thomas Riis about an exciting rare map in the CU Boulder Libraries collection, the Folklore Music Map of the United States and the music that inspired it.

Dr. Reece

Smithsonian's Dr. Dwandalyn R. Reece set to speak at CU

Nov. 1, 2019

The AMRC is hosting a special lecture on Tuesday, November 5th by nationally acclaimed Dr. Dwandalyn R. Reece from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Moonlight Serenade

How ‘Moonlight Serenade’ Defined a Generation

Oct. 24, 2019

Bandleader Glenn Miller, who was lost at sea 75 years ago, played and replayed the song before troops serving in World War II

Silent Flim photo

Silent film scores to resound at CU Boulder

Oct. 22, 2019

A new sound is coming to the University of Colorado Boulder thanks to a generous donation by alumnus Rodney Sauer.

No-No Boy

No-No Boy retells haunting, powerful stories of Asian American immigrants

Oct. 20, 2019

No-No Boy performed at the University of Colorado’s Grusin Hall Friday night, delivering an engaging acoustic performance and deeply personal retelling of America’s dark history of Asian immigration.

Brainwaves Podcast

Race in America: How lawyers are defining racism, new maps tracking slavery in America and the legacy of slave music

Oct. 15, 2019

A Brainwaves podcast with featured guests AMRC Director, Susan Thomas, Anna Spain Bradley, and Henry Lovejoy.

Julian Saporiti

Julian Saporiti Chronicles Asian-American History With His Band No-No Boy

Oct. 14, 2019

As an Asian-American kid growing up in Nashville, Julian Saporiti struggled to find connections to people who looked like him, who shared his origin story.

Grauman Collection at AMRC

The Sound of Silent Film

Oct. 9, 2019

Rodney Sauer, founder of Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, donates to the AMRC nearly 4,000 musical scores from silent film era L.A. music theaters, most of them from the early 20th-century Grauman theater chain.