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Music, theater students join forces for bawdy Sondheim musical

DU’s Department of Theatre and Lamont School of Music are traveling to ancient Rome for their annual collaboration, teaming up to perform Stephen Sondheim’s musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum March 3–7. In the early 1960s, long before he became world famous for songs like […]

Contemporary composer to conduct Lamont students

Students at the Lamont School of Music will have a rare opportunity to perform works by composer and conductor Eric Whitacre. Whitacre — one of the most popular choral composers in the country — will be a guest conductor at a Feb. 25 concert featuring the Lamont Chorale, Lamont Wind […]

Russian National Orchestra returns to Newman Center

When the Russian National Orchestra bid its Newman Center audience “Do svindanija” after 2009’s appearance, the classical music fans had no idea when they’d get to hear another performance by a touring European orchestra. Turns out they’ll only have to wait until Feb. 24, when the Russian National Orchestra returns […]

Mile High Voltage Festival tries to redefine classical music

The Mile High Voltage Festival, featuring artists from the Cantaloupe Music Label, takes place Feb. 19 and 20 at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. The event explores the ways popular and alternative music can change perceptions of what kind of music can be considered “classical.” “We want classical […]

Spirituals Project documentary debuts at DU

The people who show up Feb. 9 can be the first to tell the world they’ve seen the documentary, I Can Tell the World. The film, which focuses on the Spirituals Project, will pre-screen at 6:30 that evening in Sturm Hall’s Davis Auditorium. Founded by DU Clinical Professor Art Jones […]

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra to swing Newman Center gig

For over four decades, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra has engaged audiences in jazz and related American music. On January 15, the orchestra will perform at the Newman Center. “Chances to hear live, big band jazz are few and far between,” says Stephen Seifert, executive director of the Newman Center. “This […]

DU has strong ties to stock show’s 2010 Citizens of the West

Rebecca Love Kourlis, executive director of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver, and her husband, DU alumnus Tom Kourlis (BSBA finance ’73), have been named the 2010 “Citizens of the West” by the National Western Stock Show. The Kourlis’ will accept […]

Exhibit highlights 150 years of Denver Jewish life

“Blazing the Trail: Denver’s Jewish Pioneers,” an exhibit that documents Denver’s first Jewish residents, will be on display at DU’s Penrose library through mid-February. The story is told through 12 panels illustrated with photos and includes other documents and household items. Jeanne Abrams, professor of Judaic studies at DU and […]

Sing and Sleigh to give Observatory Park some holiday pop

University Park residents are hoping wintry conditions are a lot less wintry on Dec. 19, the rescheduled date of the community’s annual Sing and Sleigh. The holiday celebration — originally scheduled for Dec. 6 — was postponed due to frigid cold and snow, which organizers thought might be a burden […]

DU carillon concert to ring bells, celebrate holidays

People looking for a little holiday tintinnabulation can find it this weekend at the University of Denver’s 11th annual holiday carillon concert. The concert — which has become a DU holiday tradition — will feature the University’s Williams Carillon and serve as an introduction of sorts for Carol Jickling Lens, […]

Children to perform Miracle on 34th Street

Nearly 40 children plan to convince audiences that Santa Claus is real in Miracle on 34th Streetat the University of Denver’s Little Theatre beginning Dec. 11. Anthony Hubert, assistant professor of theatre and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre (RMCT), describes the tale in which Kris Kringle proves his […]

Asbury youngsters help DU pep band ‘rock’ Magness Arena

They were off-key but happy. Eighteen bubbly, ramped-up, fourth- and fifth-grade musicians from Asbury Elementary School playing “We Will Rock You” during time-outs at the DU men’s basketball game in Magness Arena on Wednesday night. They wore DU T-shirts and chanted “Let’s go Denver, let’s go!” They jumped to their […]

Cantus returns to Newman Center

Two Minneapolis-based performing groups — all-male chorus Cantus and Theater Latté Da — present a true story from World War I in All is Calm, the Christmas Truce of 1914 at DU’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts on Dec 10. The story is about a young German soldier who […]

DU record label gets second spin

Malcolm Lynn Baker’s first stab at starting a DU record label didn’t go so well. Fresh from a 10-week sabbatical during which he studied 32 college labels around the country in fall 2007, Baker, the director of jazz studies and commercial music at DU, returned to campus full of ideas. […]

Jazz trumpeter Al Hood has found the perfect gig at the University of Denver

Musician Al Hood has found the perfect gig at the University of Denver. Hood, an associate professor of trumpet at DU’s Lamont School of Music, plays dozens of concerts per year in crowded jazz clubs, swanky concert halls and ornate cathedrals around Denver. When he’s not on stage, Hood coaches […]