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Music

The ghost in the machine

The Icelandic composer/keyboardist Ólafur Arnalds creates music that drifts gently across reflective surfaces. Summoning resonance and fleeting shadows of emotion, some have called it...

Splash down

A few years ago, Sarah Brightman was planning to make a re-entry into the earthly world after a trip to space. That adventure did...

Garrick Ohlsson will play only one in Boulder

Pianist Garrick Ohlsson has, at last count, at least 80 concertos in his repertoire. Yes, eight-zero, 80. “It’s absolutely possible,” Ohlsson says. “It’s probably more...

Takács Quartet will play “Three Bs” plus one

The Takács String Quartet is offering music by “Three Bs” for their spring concert series in Boulder — in fact, “Three Bs” plus one. These...

Condemned to be free

In his memoir, Nothing to be Afraid Of, novelist Julian Barnes immediately confides: “I don’t believe in God, but I miss him.” Throughout this meditation...

Wilder by the day

One lesson Alexander Beggins says he and his musical partner in Wild Child, Kelsey Wilson, learned early in their careers was not to get...

GasPops channel Petty

Seemed a curious thing that Clay Rose and the Gasoline Lollipops should be doing a Tom Petty complete-album for New Year’s Eve at the...

‘An adventure for the listener’

You know it’s an unusual Christmas concert when one of the composers is the fearsome atonal composer Arnold Schoenberg. But conductor Bahman Saless, who has...

Getting over the obstacles

Guitarist Matt Flaherty’s been making music in the Boulder/Denver scene for the past 12 years, fronting his own funk-forward rock project Hot Soup, and...

Along the way

It only seems appropriate that John Craigie is on a road trip when he takes my call. The California-born, Portland-based singer-songwriter is known as...

Everything classical for the holidays

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King have fought their annual battles, the flowers have waltzed and several Messiahs have been sung, but there’s still...

Handel’s ‘Messiah,’ tailored for the Christmas season

It’s been 276 years, and people are still talking about Handel’s Messiah. Of course, it’s one of the best-known and best-loved pieces ever written, but...
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