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Thursday, February 28,2013

The passions of Bach

Boulder Bach Festival focuses on composer’s religious works

By Peter Alexander
Bach’s St. John Passion is a dramatic musical work that tells the story of Jesus’ betrayal and crucifixion. From other perspectives, it is a great work of art, a powerful religious experience and a Lutheran devotional event. And it forms the centerpiece of this year’s Boulder Bach Festival.
Thursday, February 28,2013

Jersey Shore and beyond

Mickey Hart looks to his roots for Sandy benefit album

By Dave Kirby
In the wake of the pitiless thrashing that Sandy delivered to Northern New Jersey and the NYC metro area last November, plenty of musical artists rallied together for benefit projects (most notably the 12/12 Concert) to aid families and towns along the coast.
Thursday, February 21,2013

Poetry and music combine

Boulder Philharmonic taps Maya Angelou's writing for performance

By Peter Alexander
Assembling a work of art is like putting together a puzzle: Sometimes it’s a struggle to make the pieces fit, and sometimes they just fall into place.
Thursday, February 21,2013

Cowgirl Radio looking to cross mediums

Local musician has eyes on Hollywood

By Dave Kirby
Nothing happens quickly in Jerry Greene’s world, at least when it comes to developing and staging his erstwhile music project Cowgirl Radio.
Friday, February 15,2013

Sam Bush, Del McCoury, Carolina Chocolate Drops crown lineup of 2013 RockyGrass

By Stephanie Riesco
The schedule for the 41st RockyGrass Festival, scheduled for July 26-28, is out. The music festival will be held at Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, Colo.
Thursday, February 14,2013

BIFF 2013: A tale of hope and defiance during the Holocaust

In 'Defiant Requiem,' music becomes an act of rebellion

By Jefferson Dodge
When Czech conductor Rafael Schächter was imprisoned in the Terezin concentration camp during World War II, one of the musical scores he brought with him was Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem.
Thursday, February 7,2013

Two guys and a process

Discipline and execution are key to El Ten Eleven’s nuanced sound

By Dave Kirby
There’s a gruesome and paradoxical brilliance at work here, instrumental and heavily automated music blasting with humanity and spontaneity, cerebral but soulful.
Thursday, February 7,2013

Growing a new sound

Grant Farm looks to add a little country to Boulder’s jam scene

By Stephanie Riesco
Tyler Grant has a National Flatpicking Championship under his belt, solo releases and a resume stacked with names of artists he’s worked with. Yet, even through his successes during his time in mythical Nashville, Tenn., the guitarist was always waiting for a chance to start something new.
Thursday, January 31,2013

Scotland sojourn: Pro Musica Colorado retraces Mendelssohn’s misty journey

By Peter Alexander
“This evening in the deep twilight we went to the palace where Queen Mary lived and loved,” he wrote in a letter home that also included a musical sketch. “The adjacent chapel has lost its roof; grass and ivy grow thickly within; and on the broken altar Mary was crowned Queen of Scotland.
Thursday, January 24,2013

Rebecca Folsom’s old-school multimedia extravaganza

By Dave Kirby
A couple of years removed from her successful duo tour with Celeste Krenz, singer/songwriter Rebecca Folsom returns to a Boulder stage this weekend with a new CD, her first in four years and her ninth overall. Why not?
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