CU Presents Digital

We look forward to gathering together in person again in the future. In the meantime, we invite you to watch, listen and gather with us online right now. Each week we will bring you curated creations from the artists you’d see in any other CU Presents season, in the comfort of your own home. Welcome to CU Presents Digital.  Get email notifications!

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Conversations about “The Laramie Project”

Posted October 20, 2020, CU Theatre & Dance

The company of CU Theatre’s virtual production of “The Laramie Project” gather over Zoom to discuss the play with community members who have been connected to it since it premiered 20 years ago.

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Pennsylvania Polka

Posted October 1, 2020, CU College of Music

Colorado Brass Quintet (CU Boulder Brass and Percussion Faculty) shares the “Pennsylvania Polka” to celebrate the start of Oktoberfest!

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Curated Guest: Kronos Quartet premieres “Marejada” by Angélica Negron

Posted October 1, 2020, Artist Series

“Marejada,” composed by Angélica Negron, is the most recent addition to 50 for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire.

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Curated Guest: Skain’s Domain

Posted October 1, 2020, Artist Series

Each Monday at 9 p.m. EDT, Wynton Marsalis takes to Zoom for Skain’s Domain, where he’s joined by friends and fans alike for scintillating conversations exploring a range of topics.

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Curated Guest: Blow away the morning dew

Posted September 10, 2020, Artist Series

“The old English folksong is about a farmer boy who gets duped into taking a young woman home, on the promise of twenty thousand pounds, only to be left outside as she runs in and tells her father the boy’s a fool!” —The King’s Singers

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Curated Guest: Conversations with…

Posted September 10, 2020, Artist Series

Enjoy live interviews with the company of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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“Purple Summer” from the cast of “Spring Awakening”

Posted September 8, 2020, CU Theatre & Dance

This summer, several members of the Department of Theatre & Dance’s “Spring Awakening” cast gathered virtually to record this show number.

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Curated Guest: Jazz for Kids

Posted September 8, 2020, Artist Series

Childhood favorites get the big band treatment on Jazz for Kids with a playful reimagining by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

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Scenes from “Béatrice et Bénédict”

New release Aug. 18, 2020, CU College of Music – Eklund Opera Program

In light of our canceled live production, Eklund Opera presents “Béatrice et Bénédict,” a Quarantine Opera by Hector Berlioz.

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Curated Guest: DancerDiaries

Renaldo Maurice performs in his episode of DancerDiariesPosted August 14, 2020, Artist Series

“As we all reflect and pray during this pandemic—we the dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, would like to share what we continue to learn and gain from this experience.” — Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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Curated Guest: King’s Singers Catch-Ups: Julian and Bob Chilcott

Posted August 14, 2020, Artist Series

During lockdown, the King’s Singers have been on the phone to former members of the group, finding out what they’ve been up to and what life is like for them at the moment.

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Curated Guest: Emancipation Celebration

Posted August 10, 2020, Artist Series

Captured during a live Rose Theater performance in 2018, “Black, Brown & Beige” is Marsalis’s first recording of the work and Blue Engine’s first release dedicated entirely to Ellington.

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CU Boulder Where You Are: CU Dance – The Bridge, The Break and Belonging

Posted August 5, 2020, CU Theatre & Dance

Theatre & Dance Chair and Associate Professor Erika Randall, Assistant Chair of Dance and Assistant Professor Helanius Wilkins and Dance Instructor Larry Southall look at how social justice and performance can disrupt oppressive social patterns and create…

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CU Fight Song, Golden Buffaloes Marching Band

Posted August 3, 2020, CU College of Music

Even while apart, we are one herd. CU Boulder’s Golden Buffalo Marching Band performs the CU Fight Song. Sko Buffs!

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Curated Guest: Producing Heroes

Posted August 5, 2020, Artist Series

From Circa Contemporary Circus, “Producing Heroes” is a podcast dedicated to creative producers who make impossible things happen.

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Holloway Symphony No. 1, “The Patriot”

Posted August 3, 2020, CU College of Music

CU Boulder College of Music student Jordan Holloway presents his first symphony, “The Patriot.” Holloway directs the Dad Village Symphony Orchestra in this virtual, multinational performance.

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CSF Summer Series: Josh Innerst

Posted August 3, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, the multi-talented Josh Innerst performs his original composition set to Shakespeare’s lyrics from “Twelfth Night” that we’re still humming along to.

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CSF Summer Series: Howard Swain

Posted August 3, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, Howard Swain gives Gratiano from “The Merchant of Venice” some irreverent flair.

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CSF Summer Series: Robert Sicular

Posted August 3, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, Robert Sicular lends his formidable diction and charm to Shakespeare’s Sonnet 30.

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CSF Summer Series: Rinde Eckert

Rinde Eckert sings “Come Away, Death” from CSF’s 2019 production of “Twelfth Night" for CSF's Summer SeriesPosted July 28, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, composer, musician and actor Rinde Eckert reprises his performance as Feste singing Rinde’s evocative original composition of “Come Away, Death” from CSF’s 2019 production of “Twelfth Night.”

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CSF Summer Series: Gareth Saxe

Gareth Saxe examines Shakespeare’s thoughts on spin and the spread of misinformation for CSF's Summer SeriesPosted July 28, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, Gareth Saxe examines Shakespeare’s thoughts on spin and the spread of misinformation, courtesy of the prologue from “Henry IV Part 2.”

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CSF Summer Series: Leslie O’Carroll

Leslie O’Carroll performs "A Midsummer Night's Dream" for the CSF Summer SeriesPosted July 28, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, Leslie O’Carroll uses her time in quarantine to prepare for playing Bottom in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and her family can’t wait to get her out of the house!

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CSF Summer Series: Benjamin Bonenfant & Jamie Ann Romero

Benjamin Bonenfant and Jamie Ann Romero performing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet for the CSF Summer SeriesPosted July 24, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, Jamie Ann Romero and Benjamin Bonenfant, who played Juliet and her Romeo in CSF’s 2011 production swap scripts for a new look at the Bard’s star-crossed lovers.

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Curated Guest: JLCO Free Summer Jazz Academy!

Posted July 17, 2020, Artist Series

Open to jazz fans of all skill levels, ages 12 and up, participants will enjoy a unique learning experience as world-class musicians share their insights throughout this two-week program.

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Curated Guest: The Show Must Go On

Screen clip from "Ailey dancers perform an excerpt from 'Divining,' together while apart"Posted July 17, 2020, Artist Series

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater may not be in the same place at this moment in time, but they are still finding ways to connect and dance together.

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CSF Summer Series: Lenne Klingaman

Lenne Klingaman performs for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival Summer SeriesPosted July 16, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, Lenne Klingaman, CSF’s 2017 Lady Hamlet shares some pithy thoughts for our time.

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CSF Summer Series: Desireé Mee Jung

Desireé Mee Jung performs for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival Summer SeriesPosted July 16, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, Desireé Mee Jung serves up a deliciously chilling interpretation of Henry V’s retort to the dauphin of France’s mocking gift of tennis balls.

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CSF Summer Series: Anne Penner

Anne PennerPosted July 9, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, enjoy a sneak preview and inside look at Anne Penner’s approach to playing Penelope in “The Odyssey” at CSF in 2021.

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CSF Summer Series: Scott Coopwood

Scott CoopwoodPosted July 8, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, relive the glorious eloquence of CSF’s 2018 production of “Cyrano de Bergerac” with the show’s star, Scott Coopwood.

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CSF Summer Series: Shunté Lofton

CSF Summer Series: Shunté LoftonPosted July 2, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, Shunté Lofton explores the juicy inner thoughts of her character, Celia, from CSF’s 2019 “As You Like It.”

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CSF Summer Series: Jessica Robblee

CSF Summer Series: Jessica RobbleePosted July 2, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, Jessica Robblee goes deep researching her role as Pallas Athena for “The Odyssey” at CSF in 2021.

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CSF Summer Series: Matthew Schneck

Posted June 25, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, Matthew Schneck makes one heck of an entrance and delivers the pep talk we all know and love from “Henry V” with a timely twist.

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CSF Summer Series: Rodney Lizcano

Posted June 25, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, revisit Shakespeare’s king we all love to hate with an intimate performance by CSF’s 2018 Richard, Rodney Lizcano.

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The Marriage of Figaro

June 23, 2020, CU College of Music – Eklund Opera Program

This special digital presentation of the final dress rehearsal of the March 2020 production of “The Marriage of Figaro” is available to stream online right now!

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CSF Summer Series: Amber Scales

Posted June 18, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, Amber Scales delivers a fresh take on Viola’s ring speech from CSF’s 2019 production of “Twelfth Night.”

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CSF Summer Series: Misner & Smith

Posted June 18, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

To kick off this series, musical duo Misner & Smith perform composer Sam Misner’s gorgeous, haunting original song written for CSF’s 2019 production of “As You Like It.”

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Introducing the 2020 CSF Summer Series

Posted June 18, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

This summer, we present a weekly series of videos featuring the artists you know and love from past Shakespeare Festival seasons.

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Sousa: The Glory of the Yankee Navy

Posted June 15, 2020, CU College of Music

Composed of the most outstanding wind, brass and percussion students in the College of Music, the Wind Symphony is dedicated to performing the finest wind repertoire in performance at Macky Auditorium.

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Curated Guest: Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 5 – Thibaudet

Posted June 5, 2020, Artist Series

Experience Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s sublime performance of Camille Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 5.

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Curated Guest: The King’s Singers new album

Posted June 5, 2020, Artist Series

Get your copy of The King’s Singers’ new album “Finding Harmony.”

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Curated Guest: Light Shall Lift Us

Posted June 4, 2020, CU Department of Theatre & Dance

Opera America united more than 100 opera singers in song in a message of hope and solidarity for a virtual performance of Light Shall Lift Us, a large ensemble work created by the Pulitzer Prize-winning team of composer Paul Moravec and librettist/lyricist Mark Campbell.

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Curated Guest: Don’t don’t try this at home

Posted June 4, 2020, Artist Series

In this new series from Circa Contemporary Circus, their performers teach cool acrobatic tricks for all ages that you can do at home. Visit their YouTube page for the complete series.

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Curated Guest: And So It Goes – Stay at Home Choir with The King’s Singers

Posted June 1, 2020, Artist Series

In their most ambitious project yet, the Stay at Home Choir is excited to present their latest collaboration with internationally renowned vocal group The King’s Singers!

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The (Sometimes Silly, Sometimes Sad) Tale of Prince Hamlet

Posted May 28, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Tune in to this made-for-kiddos version of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Written by our Director of Outreach Amanda Giguere’s family and illustrated by the young Shakespeareans of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival audience!

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Pomp and Circumstance, CU Piano Faculty

Posted May 27, 2020, CU College of Music

A composite performance of Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance.” A tribute to the Class of 2020 by the CU Boulder piano faculty.

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Alma Mater, CU Boulder College of Music Choirs

Posted May 27, 2020, CU College of Music

Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, the CU Boulder College of Music brought our remote campus community together to celebrate the end of the 2020 spring semester by singing the Alma Mater. Congratulations graduates. Forever Buffs!

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CSF Education: The Colors of Emotion

Posted May 21, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

For fourth and fifth grade aspiring Shakespeareans, Teaching Artist Sean Scrutchins teaches emotions to color Shakespearean text through Disney’s “Inside Out” characters.

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CSF Education: Animal Characters

Posted May 19, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

For fourth and fifth grade aspiring Shakespeareans, Teaching Artist Sean Scrutchins teaches how animals can be used for creative inspiration when approaching Shakespearean characters.

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“Jolly Beach” by Annie Booth

Posted May 15, 2020, CU College of Music

Performed by the “Concert Jazz Ensemble.” Pianist Annie Booth received her master’s in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy in 2020. Her composition “Jolly Beach” was selected nationally to be featured for the 2020 JEN Young Composers Showcase.

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The Possibility of Orchids

Posted May 13, 2020, CU College of Music

Revisit this Faculty Tuesday concert. Flamenco Fusion music written by Steve Mullins, guitar. Improvised by CU Boulder Professor of Percussion and Jazz Doug Walter, marimba and CU Boulder Lecturer Carl Dixon, cajon.

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Down for the Count

Posted May 13, 2020, CU Theatre & Dance

Set in the world of a 70’s fight film, “Down for the Count,” reveals the many faces of world-renowned b-girl, Teena Marie Custer. Co-directed by CU Theatre & Dance Department Chair Erika Randall, costumes by Associate Chair and Director of Theatre Markas Henry.

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Pre-order the Takács Quartet’s new disc Elgar & Beach Piano Quintets

Posted May 13, 2020, Takács Quartet

Amy Beach’s piano quintet proved a deservedly popular success in its early years. It makes a compelling—and surprising—match for Elgar’s own piano quintet: a late work contemporary with the cello concerto, and which inhabits the same emotional landscape.

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Curated Guest: Behind the scenes of Lazarus

Posted May 13, 2020, Artist Series

From Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, in the Company’s first two-act ballet, acclaimed hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris completes a trilogy of works…

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Takács Quartet performs Beethoven Allegretto (1st mvt) from String Quartet No. 16, Op. 135

Posted May 12, 2020, Takács Quartet

CPR Classical hosted the Takács Quartet in the CPR Performance Studio on February 21, 2019.

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A Salon Radio Play: “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde

Posted May 6, 2020, CU Theatre & Dance

This four-part radio play script features 11 students playing multiple roles in this iconic comedy.

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CU Boulder Theatre & Dance Senior Showcase

Posted May 5, 2020, CU Theatre & Dance

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we have unfortunately had to cancel our in-person NYC Acting Showcase on March 23rd. But have no fear, the show must go on! We’ve created a web-case…

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Curated Guest: Kronos and Monk Hierotheos premiere Aleksandra Vrebalov’s “Antennae: A Fragment”

Posted May 5, 2020, Artist Series

During a Creative Fusion residency at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Serbian composer (and Kronos Quartet’s longtime friend and collaborator) Aleksandra Vrebalov wrote ANTENNAE…

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32 Beethoven Sonatas Challenge

Posted May 5, 2020, CU College of Music

“I did 32 performances in my living room on my un-tuned piano with my limited equipment and uploaded them to my YouTube page, djkorevaar.”

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Video from the vaults: University Singers

Posted May 4, 2020, CU College of Music

The University Singers, conducted by guest conductor Sharon Hansen, performed Purcell’s “Hear my prayer, Oh Lord” in Grusin Music Hall on Oct. 27, 2019.

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CSF Education: Using the Body

Posted May 4, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

For fourth and fifth grade aspiring Shakespeareans, Teaching Artist Sean Scrutchins provides an overview of using the body in Shakespeare, focusing on three main types: royals, warriors and lovers.

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Intro to Shakespeare for 1st graders!

Posted May 4, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Looking to supplement your homeschooling? Check out this lesson on Shakespeare for 1st graders, courtesy of CSF’s Director of Outreach, Amanda Giguere!

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CU Boulder College of Music presents the Alma Mater

Posted April 29, 2020, CU College of Music

Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, the CU Boulder College of Music brings our remote campus community together to celebrate the end of the 2020 spring semester. Congratulations graduates. Forever Buffs!

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Michelle Ellsworth on Feelings

Posted April 28, 2020, CU Theatre & Dance

CU Boulder Professor and Associate Chair of Dance Michelle Ellsworth, who combines technology, carpentry, science and movement, contemplates how dance helps her dissect complex ideas.

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CSF Education: Using the Voice

Posted April 22, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

For fourth and fifth grade aspiring Shakespeareans, teaching artist Sean Scrutchins gives a lesson on how to speak the speech.

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Curated Guest: Music for a day at home

Posted April 20, 2020, Artist Series

The King’s Singers share the beautiful music they are planning to sing when we can all come together again.

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Haydn String Quartet Op. 20, No. 4 in D Major, II and IV

Posted April 20, 2020, Takács Quartet

Join the Takács Quartet on stage in this special recording made September 2018 in Grusin Music Hall at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Video from the vaults: Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture

Posted April 17, 2020, CU College of Music

Gary Lewis conducted the CU Symphony Orchestra performing Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9 at Macky Auditorium on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019.

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Curated Guest: “Crazy” – The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Posted April 12, 2020, Artist Series

“Crazy” performed by George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain while in self isolation.

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Video from the vaults: CU Wind Symphony

Posted April 10, 2020, CU College of Music

Don McKinney conducted the CU Wind Symphony performing Centennial Horizon by Kevin McKee at Macky Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Featuring Ryan Gardner, trumpet.

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Video from the vaults: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5

Posted April 6, 2020, CU College of Music

Gary Lewis conducted the CU Symphony Orchestra performing the first movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 at Macky Auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020.

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Curated Guest: Full Concerts at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Posted March 25, 2020, Artist Series

During this time of isolation and social distancing, Jazz at Lincoln Center has created online offerings globally, for free.

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