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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.
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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.
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Thursday, January 10,2013

Violinist Sarah Chang is back where it all started

Former child prodigy Sarah Chang first performed with Boulder Philharmonic at age 8

By Peter Alexander
Sarah Chang is happy to be back in Boulder.
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Thursday, December 13,2012

Christmas music through the centuries

From Bach to Berlin, holiday music abounds in Boulder

By Peter Alexander
Tired yet of “Frosty,” “White Christmas” and “Jingle Bells”? Boulder’s classical musicians have the answer for you: whole concerts of Christmas music that avoid the inescapable standards currently flooding the airwaves and suburban malls. No sleigh rides, roasting chestnuts or reindeer shouting with glee.
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Thursday, November 15,2012

Boulder Chamber Orchestra seeks harmony via alchemy

In 'Basilisk and Ankh,' orchestra makes symphonic gold

By Peter Alexander
If you mix the right ingredients, you will get pure gold. That was the belief of the medieval alchemists, and it is the belief of Bahman Saless, who mixes the musical ingredients as director of the Boulder Chamber Orchestra.
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Thursday, November 8,2012

Journeys through time, space and music

Pro Musica Colorado follows the travels of young Mozart

By Peter Alexander
Cynthia Katsarellis likes to travel. In fact, the director of the Pro Musica Colorado chamber orchestra likes travel so much that she has organized the group’s 2012-13 season as a series of musical journeys, starting with “Mozart Travels to London” Friday and Saturday in Denver and Boulder.
Thursday, October 25,2012

Sequence of rakes

CU presents three versions of ‘Rake’s Progress’

By Peter Alexander
Igor Stravinsky: mashup artist? Indeed, the great Russian composer was mixing up styles long before the term “mashup” was invented.
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Thursday, October 18,2012

Music for the adventurous from Ars Nova Singers

Group takes on Philip Glass and ´Koyaanisqatsi´

By Peter Alexander
Tom Morgan wants to hear something new. "As I get older I’m less interested in hearing the same sounds over and over again," he says.
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Thursday, October 4,2012

John Cage and the sound of silence

Composer pointed out that it’s louder, and more musical, than you think

By Peter Alexander
If someone says ´can’t,´ that shows you what to do.”
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Thursday, September 20,2012

Period reconstruction

Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado aims for classical music authenticity

By Peter Alexander
Turning back the clock would be a futile endeavor for most of us, but for Frank Nowell, it is a productive and creative activity.
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