Orchestra Vintage

Guest Blog: Want to be a musician? There’s an app for that.

Nov. 17, 2015

A lot of people from different backgrounds see professional musicians and are inspired to pursue a music career themselves. But too often, when they begin to see the effort that goes into learning music, they get discouraged. MBA students Bryce Kirchhausen and Matthew Pagano are hoping to change that. They’re... Read more »
Musicians at Fiske

Guest Blog: Frank Zappa gets the BLOrk treatment

Nov. 12, 2015

"It’s an outlet for making music that falls outside the traditional performance practices,” says John Gunther, director of the Thompson Jazz Studies Program and BLOrk co-director along with composition instructor John Drumheller. “It gives us a chance to explore cutting-edge technologies that are constantly emerging, and perform a really wide... Read more »
State of Satire

State of Satire on Oct 6

Sept. 24, 2015

This News Entry refers to a past event. The Distinguished Speaker Board presents State of Satire at 7 p.m. on October 6. Student tickets are $2 and are available at the UMC with BuffOne card. Community tickets are $10 (plus applicable fees) and are available online at http://bit.ly/CUStateSatire . Please... Read more »
Jane Goodall with Chimp

Jane Goodall, October 1 at Coors Event Center (UPDATE 5)

Aug. 21, 2015

This News Entry refers to a past event UPDATE (09/22/2015 - 3:05 PM): Pioneering primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall will give the 50th George Gamow Memorial Lecture on Oct. 1, 2015 at the Coors Events Center on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. The talk will be Goodall’s first... Read more »
Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel, Nov 5. Now on Sale!

June 8, 2015

Tickets to Tommy Emmanuel's concert on Thursday, November 5 are now on sale! Click here Two-time Grammy nominee and CGP (Certified Guitar Player) Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. The legendary guitarist's five-decade career continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. Tommy’s... Read more »

In 1965, it was a myth that Rock 'n Roll was a fad for teenagers

May 26, 2015

You heard right. In 1965 it was a truism that Rock 'n Roll belonged in the realm of the young. Time magazine despells the myth: "The stereotype of the old fogey who hates all that noise turned out not to be true. Even the too-cool-for-pop-music college kids who flocked to... Read more »
girl with hands to ears

Did you know? Chewing gum gets rid of that song stuck in your head

May 18, 2015

Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain mentioned the phenomenon. An earworm as it is called, can be removed by chewing gum . Did they have chewing gum in the 19th century? You bet. Recently archaeologist found three wads of 9000-year-old chewed birch resin on the Swedish island of Orust.Read more »
Auditorium Interior with Crowd

Conference On World Affairs Now Available Everywhere

March 30, 2015

This post refers to a past event. When the University of Colorado Boulder’s annual Conference on World Affairs— featuring 200 panel discussions, performances and plenaries—returns to campus for the 67th time April 6-10, you won’t need to be in Boulder to enjoy it. This year the CWA will not just... Read more »
Robert Olson

MahlerFest XXVIII - Symphony No. 9

March 2, 2015

This post refers to a past event. Maestro Robert Olson conducts the Colorado MahlerFest Orchestra in Gustav Mahler’s last completed symphony, the powerful and moving Symphony No. 9 in D Major. This will be Maestro Olson’s final MahlerFest. After twenty eight years, Robert Olson, the festival’s founder, music director and... Read more »
Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin, March 3. Free streaming at the UMC Ballroom.

Feb. 16, 2015

This entry refers to a past event. The Distinguished Speakers Board welcomes Dr. Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 lunar module pilot and Gemini 12 pilot on Tuesday, March 3. On July 20, 1969, millions of Americans held their breath and watched with awe and pride as Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong... Read more »