Published: March 27, 2017

Indigo Girls performance with CU Symphony Orchestra in March 2015

Indigo Girls perform with CU Symphony Orchestra March 31, 2015

Ever wondered what a live recording session is like? Now's your chance to find out!

On Wednesday, April 5, the Indigo Girls return to Boulder for a collaborative recording session with the CU Symphony Orchestra and conductor Gary Lewis—and they've invited the public to listen in.

The Indigo Girls are Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, folk musicians known around the world for their ethereal harmonies and gritty sincerity. Attendees can expect to hear symphonic arrangements of classic hits, as well as songs from the duo's latest album release One Lost Day.

Over the years, the folk duo have used their musical talents to champion people on the margins of society, often tackling such topics as civil rights, prison reform and marriage equality. Their biggest hit, "Closer to Fine," has become an unofficial anthem for millions of gay men and lesbians who grew up grappling with their sexuality.

Saliers says she and Ray love the way the music brings diverse groups of people together in concert halls and amphitheaters across the world:

If you go
Who: Open to the public
What: Indigo Girls live recording session
When: Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Macky Auditorium
Tickets: $25 per person

"When we play shows, I want people to sing, to yell out things, to feel a sense of connection with other people in the audience . . . I don’t want there to be any barriers. I want the music to bring us together."

Please note, this event is a live recording session. Artists may stop, start and restart songs and may ask for audience participation or silence at some points during the recording. There will be no intermission.

Visit the CU Presents website to purchase tickets online. The cost is $25 per ticket, with a limit of six tickets per order.