Music

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...

The recesses of unconscious

Sam Amidon wears headphones a lot, although a lot less than he used to. Think of them like a stethoscope and Amidon the physician,...

Al Stewart’s cast of characters

In April of this year, Al Stewart was awarded A Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC2 Radio Folk Awards ceremony.  These events are usually bittersweet...

Mabon celebration returns to Planet Bluegrass

In the ancient Gaelic world, Mabon was the time to celebrate the autumn equinox, that mysterious day on the calendar when sunlight and darkness...

Takács Quartet and Boulder Phil deliver a classical double-header

Boulder will see a classical-music double-header Sunday, Sept. 24 as the Takács Quartet and the Boulder Philharmonic both open their seasons the same day. The...

The many lives of a young Vagabon

"I’m talking to you like you’re my therapist,” Laeticia Tamko says toward the end of our sprawling phone conversation. She’s open, yes, but it’s...
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