Music

Yekwon Sunwoo comes to Boulder

Pianist Yekwon Sunwoo always travels with his music. “Even if I know the piece well,” he says. While on tour, he adds, “I try to...

It’s a woman’s world

MaryLynn Gillaspie and her sister Gaile had just settled into a hotel room in Tokyo when their tourmate Dizzie Gillespie called. Gaile answered the...

The only chip in the cookie

Vance Gilbert is black. Vance Gilbert plays the acoustic guitar. Vance Gilbert does not play the blues. Most of us assume a black man...

In the thick of transition

People from around the world know the Curtis Institute of Music is highly selective. With just a 4.8 percent admission rate, Curtis only grants...

The Smashing Pumpkins front man confronts reality

Less than two minutes into our conversation, Billy Corgan asks me to hang on. I hear a muffled and brief interaction he’s having with...

A busy classical weekend

In September, there were two the same day; now Boulder will see three ensembles launch their seasons in the city’s crowded classical-music calendar on...

Putting the ‘p’ in Pixies

The Pixies rose out of the subcultural netherworlds to transform the frenzied and underground indie-punk movement into something the mainstream could understand, or at...

Who the hell is Tyler Bates?

It’s around one in the morning in Kiev, Ukraine, and Tyler Bates is just settling into his hotel room. It’s the first day of...

‘Bachtoberfest’ concerts are all about Bach, not beer

Boulder’s ever-adventurous Bach Festival embarks on a new season of exploration, with concerts in Boulder Oct. 12 and Longmont Oct. 14. Boulder Bach Festival music...

The ambassadors of Mexico

At around 11 a.m. local time on Sept. 19, residents of Mexico City methodically filed out of office buildings, homes and restaurants — wherever...

Ars Nova singers open season with the Monet of choral music

If Monet’s paintings were music, they would be the choral works of Maurice Duruflé. That’s the view of Thomas Edward Morgan, director of Boulder’s Ars...

Looking at time

One late night last year M. Ward dreamt he was sitting in a smoky blues club watching Chuck Berry perform on the stage. In...
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