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But Amanda Balestrieri is eager to be “in the music” again By Peter Alexander July 20 at 1:15 p.m. “My main interest is to be in the music,” Amanda Balestrieri says. The director of Seicento Baroque Ensemble misses her colleagues, and the Seicento choir, and the other musicians that she worked with before the pandemic […]
“I wouldn’t rather be anywhere on the planet than right where I am” By Peter Alexander July 7 at 2:50 p.m. Violinist Karen Bentley Pollick has been in San Pancho, a Mexican pueblo of about 2,500 people, since the pandemic hit. Save your sympathy for someone else, though. She has food, she has the internet, […]
League of American Orchestras, OPERA America go online By Peter Alexander June 24 at 3 p.m. I recently “attended” two national conferences of classical music service organizations, the League of American Orchestras (LAO) and Opera America (OA). They were both informative about their fields in these difficult times, but also about the very nature of […]
Spring performances were canceled due to Coronavirus By Peter Alexander June 23 at 9 p.m. The University of Colorado College of Music/Eklund Opera student production of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro was in the final week of dress rehearsals in March. The production, under the musical direction of conductor Nick Carthy and stage directed by Eklund […]
Compilation orchestra performances and composers from marginalized communities By Peter Alexander June 19 at 2 p.m. The Colorado Music Festival (CMF) announced a series of six virtual, online concerts, featuring the Takács Quartet and other guest artists, members of the CMF orchestra, and music director Peter Oundjian. The performances will be presented free of charge, […]
The composer is familiar, the music is not By Peter Alexander June 16 at 7:40 p.m. Now is a great time to explore music you don’t know. The last time I wrote on this topic, I suggested several unfamiliar composers whose music had been recorded by Boulder musicians. This time, the composer is very familiar—Leonard […]
Messiah among “classics for small chamber orchestra” on the bill By Peter Alexander June 10 at 9:10 p.m. Pro Musca Colorado Chamber Orchestra today addressed their plans for the 2020–21 season. There is of course much that is not known about the conditions under which any performing arts organizations will be able or allowed to present […]
Conductor Vicki Burrichter has advice for everyone stuck at home By Peter Alexander June 9 at 11:20 p.m. Vicki Burrichter has some advice for people sitting at home under Coronavirus quarantine: It’s OK to be unproductive. Burrichter, artistic director of the Boulder Chorale, is speaking from her home in Colorado Springs, where she and her […]
Boulder’s latest COVID-19 casualty By Peter Alexander Boulder’s Seicento Baroque Ensemble, a choral performance group specializing in the music of the 17th century (“Seicento” in Italian) has announced that they will suspend all performances for the coming year. The release from the organization states: Because of the risk to our audience, singers, and guest artists, […]
“We will all work it out because that’s what we do.” —”Pat” Pearce By Peter Alexander May 23 at 11:12 a.m. Central City Opera (CCO) was in a better position than most summer festivals when the Coronavirus pandemic hit. “We were in the unique position of being able to pick this year’s season up and drop […]