CU Presents Arts Digest

The news you can use from the best in the performing arts on the CU Boulder campus.

The future of music, a century in the making

The College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder has broken ground on a 64,000-square-foot expansion to the Imig Music Building. The project provides state-of-the-art space for music students at CU Boulder to collaborate and pursue their passions, and will help usher in a second century of music making at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.

Travel through time and space with Tafelmusik’s ‘Tales of Two Cities’

Travel through time and space with Tafelmusik’s ‘Tales of Two Cities’

Tafelmusik's March 4 program will be wholly different from a typical baroque concert—because it’s something more: “What we’re trying to do is recreate the feeling of being an audience member in a coffee house in 18th century Germany and in 18th century Syria,” says Alison Mackay, Tafelmusik double bassist and program creator. The effect is a night that is sometimes concert, sometimes history lesson, sometimes adventure.

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Takács Quartet will play “Three Bs” plus one

Takács Quartet will play “Three Bs” plus one

"Boulder Weekly" writer Peter Alexander sits down with violinist Harumi Rhodes to discuss the exciting programming selections for the Takács Quartet's spring series.

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Happy (or perhaps unhappy) Valentine’s Day from the Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Whether you’re head over heels or nursing a broken heart, you can’t go wrong with a little Shakespeare.

This spring, Eklund Opera invites you to choose your own adventure

This spring, Eklund Opera invites you to choose your own adventure

For fans of classic literature, Eklund Opera’s 2018-19 season is already a megahit. Last fall, program director Leigh Holman kicked off the school year with a praised production of “West Side Story,” based, of course, on Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” And this spring, she will bring two more literary adaptations to the stage.

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What if ‘happily ever after’ isn’t so happy after all?

What if ‘happily ever after’ isn’t so happy after all?

In the Tony Award-winning musical “Into the Woods,” a childless baker and his wife venture into a forest to reverse an evil witch’s spell that prevents them from becoming parents. Along the way, they run into Cinderella, Little Red Ridinghood, Jack (of beanstalk fame) and other fairy tale characters. And, of course, everyone gets their happily ever after—at the end of the first act, at least.

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The buzz of College of Music competition season

The buzz of College of Music competition season

Award season may be underway, but competition season at the College of Music is just around the corner and has Imig buzzing with excitement.

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Ethered and Tethered: An interactive performance on grief and apathy

Ethered and Tethered: An interactive performance on grief and apathy

"Ethered and Tethered: A Liminal Space," an MFA dance concert created and choreographed by CU Boulder student Danielle Garrison, came to life at the Irey Theatre. Through a wide array of movements and media, the interactive event asked its attendees to grapple with the helplessness of grief and the intangibility of information.

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