CU Presents Arts Digest

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

Redefining the recorder for American audiences

Redefining the recorder for American audiences

For decades, learning how to play a simple soprano recorder has been an integral part of early music education in America. But it is unfortunate many of us only hear the recorder as performed by a group of fifth graders, says Anna Fusek, a recorder soloist coming to Boulder in November with the Venice Baroque Orchestra (VBO).

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Eklund Opera explores the music and history of Bernstein’s ‘West Side Story’

Eklund Opera explores the music and history of Bernstein’s ‘West Side Story’

“This is a story about people—mostly children of immigrants, like most of us—who have claimed a territory as their own. New groups who look different and have different cultures migrate to new cities. And they are treated as the enemy,” says Stage Director and Director of the Eklund Opera Program Leigh Holman.

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Never before seen on stage: CU Theatre puts on a world premiere translation of Euripides’ ‘Hecuba’

Never before seen on stage: CU Theatre puts on a world premiere translation of Euripides’ ‘Hecuba’

When audiences think of classical theatre, they typically think of Shakespeare or, perhaps, Molière. But from Nov. 2-11, Coloradans will have the opportunity to see classical theatre of the Greek variety when the CU Boulder Department of Theatre & Dance presents Diane Rayor’s world premiere translation of Euripides’ “Hecuba.”

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Each year, CU Presents puts on hundreds of (literally—200!) free events for audiences on the CU Boulder campus.

CU Presents is a tried and true Boulder institution: CU Theatre & Dance is over 50 years old, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival is turning 62 and the Artist Series? It’s running strong in its 80s! Finally, the College of Music will celebrate its centennial in 2020!

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