Music

The language of the people

In 1990, a lawyer named Craig Ferguson found himself in a hotel room in Chicago dreaming of a new phase of his life, one...

Magic in the acoustic guitar

We don’t know, and wouldn’t ask, if Andy McKee was a church-going kind of guy. But preparing for our interview, we came across a...

All who wander are not lost

It’s no great concession for any but the most hardened cultural cynic, that most artists working in popular music eventually must explore the limits...

Act accordingly: ARISE up

There was a time, if you can believe it, when Paul Bassis — co-founder of the extremely woke, half music, half co-creative ARISE Festival,...

Festival finale

Peter Oundjian, the internationally recognized artistic advisor of the Colorado Music Festival, will be in residence for the festival’s final days, through Saturday, Aug....

A nice metaphor for life

Andrew Duhon took one geology class in college, the class we all took; you know, rocks for jocks with the football players. While the...

Waiting for birdsongs

Songwriter Kina Grannis has learned to let songs creep up on her. They always have a way of finding her — even if she’s...

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...
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