Music

CMF artistic advisor Peter Oundjian will lead concerts with Bernstein theme

Peter Oundjian is the most distinguished musician to lead the Colorado Music Festival (CMF) in its 43 seasons. Since Jean-Marie Zeitouni stepped down as music...

Throwin’ elbows

On Weekend Du Mort, when Boulder’s Dead Thing comes out in earnest to jiggle its head and look at its hands and dig the tie-dye...

Defining the artist inside

Maybe the greatest subconscious human fear is that life is meaningless, or, as the late guru Alan Watts put it, that life is nothing...

A mix of operas large and small drives the season at...

Pelham Pearce, general/artistic director of Central City Opera (CCO), insists, “there is method to my madness!” The madness is expecting audiences to attend opera high...

Guest conductors launch 2018 Colorado Music Festival

The Colorado Music Festival, facing another year without a permanent music director, opens with two weeks of concerts led by guest conductors Marcelo Lehninger...

The frog king cometh

Theoretically, when you drop a stone into water, the ripples continue on forever, ad infinitum. So while Jeremy Enigk doesn’t regret coming out as...

Rite of passage

Cold War Kids singer/guitarist Nathan Willett feels his group has occupied a rather rare and enviable niche in the music world so far during...

CU NOW presents selections from new opera by Jake Heggie and...

ake Heggie, composer of the opera Dead Man Walking, and Gene Scheer, who wrote librettos for Heggie’s Moby Dick and It’s a Wonderful Life,...

The Constellation Collective: An organization of minor stars

When Kyle Donovan ran sound for a group of soulful songwriters at The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse in the summer of 2016, he knew he...

How magic happens

The sun is shining the day I talk to Stevie Jackson, lead guitarist for the Scottish indie-pop band Belle and Sebastian. “It rains a...

Lettuce: Praise the master

On a cool and slightly overcast evening at Red Rocks, 37 years ago, Miles Davis was doing what he did in those days; which...

Tales of the road

James McMurtry spends hundreds of hours in the van each year, traveling America’s highways to the 100-plus shows he and his band annually perform. The...
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