CU Presents Arts Digest

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

In December, we’re taking a look back at some of our most popular stories from 2018.

World-renowned Takács Quartet names new second violinist after founding member retires

World-renowned Takács Quartet names new second violinist after founding member retires

After a distinguished career spanning more than 40 years, founding second violinist of the Takács Quartet Károly Schranz retired from the Grammy-winning chamber ensemble in May. CU Boulder Assistant Professor of Violin Harumi Rhodes was appointed the new second violinist.

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Meet CU Boulder startup Specdrums

College of Music student Jenna Palensky is also a full-time team member at Specdrums, a Boulder startup that was recently acquired by robot toy company Sphero. Jenna talks about what it’s like to be a musician working at a music technology company.

BFA dance concert delves into emotions that unite us

BFA dance concert delves into emotions that unite us

CU Boulder students explore fear, empathy and interconnectedness through dance.

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Theatre & Dance presents ‘Hair’ to a sold-out auditorium

In this video, Director and Theatre Professor Bud Coleman talks about the questions explored in the production.

CU Boulder’s Eklund Opera Program stages 'Ariodante' in Music Theatre

CU Boulder’s Eklund Opera Program stages 'Ariodante' in Music Theatre

A king’s daughter is happily betrothed to a prince, until another man forges a plan to tear them apart. That’s the premise of George Frideric Handel’s searing, emotional tale of obsession and betrayal, "Ariodante," presented by Eklund Opera.

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College of Music to begin offering musical theatre degree

College of Music to begin offering musical theatre degree

If you’re catching a Broadway vibe from the College of Music right now, it’s not your imagination.

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Walk through the 2018 Colorado Shakespeare Festival

This summer CSF put on productions of “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” “Richard III,” “Cyrano de Bergerac,” “You Can’t Take It With You” and “Edward III.” What’s next? Read the 2019 season announcement here.

Dee Dee Bridgewater brings a piece of her musical history to Boulder

Dee Dee Bridgewater brings a piece of her musical history to Boulder

When she was only 3 years old, Dee Dee Bridgewater’s family moved from Memphis to Flint, Michigan. But even hundreds of miles away from the R&B epicenter, young Bridgewater felt its iconic music calling to her late at night.

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College returns to Carnegie Hall in November

College returns to Carnegie Hall in November

This fall, the College of Music returned to Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York for a captivating performance showcasing some of the college's most accomplished students.

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College of Music collaborates to present CU Bernstein at 100

College of Music collaborates to present CU Bernstein at 100

As 20th century American composers go, only a handful of names rise to the level of a Mozart or Beethoven for those outside the classical music world. This fall, the College of Music joined a worldwide celebration of one of them as it put on CU Bernstein at 100.

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