Colorado Springs Philharmonic: Nicholas Payton and the Philharmonic
Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

Colorado Springs Philharmonic: Nicholas Payton and the Philharmonic

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Josep Caballé-Domenech conductor
Darin Atwater 
conductor
Nicholas Payton 
trumpet

Nicholas Payton Black American Symphony (US Premiere)
Miles Davis and Gil Evans
 Sketches of Spain 

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, and trumpet master, Nicholas Payton, will be live in concert with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, featuring two masterworks rarely encountered in the concert hall: Sketches of Spain and Black American Symphony (United States premiere). Both works highlight the contribution of Black American music to the world, here through the lens of symphonic music.

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Colorado Springs Philharmonic Kids: How the Orchestra Grew
Oct
30
9:30 AM09:30

Colorado Springs Philharmonic Kids: How the Orchestra Grew

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Philharmonic Kids
October 30, 2019 at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

Just like people and civilizations, the orchestra has changed a lot over time.  With the invention of more and more instruments, composers have become ever more adventurous in the ways they combine sounds.  Come along as we unearth the origins of the many instruments of the orchestra, and discover how they came to share the same stage in How the Orchestra Grew.

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Colorado Springs Philharmonic Kids: How the Orchestra Grew
Oct
31
9:30 AM09:30

Colorado Springs Philharmonic Kids: How the Orchestra Grew

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Philharmonic Kids
October 31, 2019 at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

Just like people and civilizations, the orchestra has changed a lot over time.  With the invention of more and more instruments, composers have become ever more adventurous in the ways they combine sounds.  Come along as we unearth the origins of the many instruments of the orchestra, and discover how they came to share the same stage in How the Orchestra Grew.

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Colorado Springs Philharmonic: Disney Pixar's Coco Live Cinema Experience
Nov
1
7:30 PM19:30

Colorado Springs Philharmonic: Disney Pixar's Coco Live Cinema Experience

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Josep Caballé-Domenech conductor

The Philharmonic celebrates Dia de los Muertos with Pixar’s instant-classic Coco, the story of Miguel, who discovers his own strength, his own music, and the power of a family’s love. The Philharmonic performs live with the entire film shown above the stage.

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Colorado Springs Philharmonic: Disney Pixar's Coco Live Cinema Experience
Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

Colorado Springs Philharmonic: Disney Pixar's Coco Live Cinema Experience

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Josep Caballé-Domenech conductor

The Philharmonic celebrates Dia de los Muertos with Pixar’s instant-classic Coco, the story of Miguel, who discovers his own strength, his own music, and the power of a family’s love. The Philharmonic performs live with the entire film shown above the stage.

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Colorado Springs Philharmonic: Christmas Symphony
Dec
22
2:30 PM14:30

Colorado Springs Philharmonic: Christmas Symphony

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Thomas Wilson conductor
Colorado Springs Chorale – Deborah Jenkins Teske director

Gather round for Christmas favorites to set your heart soaring. Arcangelo Corelli’s Christmas Concerto and Handel’s Messiah converge with other notes, noels, and seasonal standards that will have you rejoicing.

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Breckenridge Music Festival: Simply Swingin’ with Sinatra & Friends
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Breckenridge Music Festival: Simply Swingin’ with Sinatra & Friends

One of the world’s leading specialists in recreating the music and magic of Frank Sinatra, Steve Lippia, returns to the Riverwalk Stage. This program is a celebration of the music and lyrics of great American songwriters like Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen, and Rodgers and Hart. Journey back in time to Vegas in the 1950s and enjoy familiar rat-pack favorites such as I’ve Got You Under My Skin, The Lady is a Tramp, Mack the Knife, Just the Way You Are, and That’s Life, just to name a few.

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American Harp Society Summer Institute: Collaboration, The Heart of Innovation
Jun
20
3:00 PM15:00

American Harp Society Summer Institute: Collaboration, The Heart of Innovation

Destination Innovation
Propelling Harpists into the Future

In the state that was ‘First in Flight,’ propel yourself into the future, as we celebrate past and present innovators of the harp and inspire future innovation. Our summer programs provide harpists of all levels opportunities to participate, learn, and network while offering exceptional student-focused programming to benefit our youth.

Harpists Collaborating with Composers -- Lullaby for an Evening Star by Kurt M. Mehlenbacher, Kathryn Harms; Harp & Percussion, Natalie Teodori; Concerto for flute, harp, and winds by Damian Montano, Naoko Nakamura

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Colorado Springs Philharmonic: May the Fourth Be With You
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

Colorado Springs Philharmonic: May the Fourth Be With You

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Thomas Wilson conductor

In the near future in a community not so far, far away … Let the Force move you with John Williams’ iconic music from the Star Wars trilogies. Take in the well-known marches and themes that will inspire your inner Jedi, whether you’re channeling the Empire or backing the Rebellion, May the Fourth Be With You.

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Colorado Springs Philharmonic: May the Fourth Be With You
May
3
7:30 PM19:30

Colorado Springs Philharmonic: May the Fourth Be With You

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Thomas Wilson conductor

In the near future in a community not so far, far away … Let the Force move you with John Williams’ iconic music from the Star Wars trilogies. Take in the well-known marches and themes that will inspire your inner Jedi, whether you’re channeling the Empire or backing the Rebellion, May the Fourth Be With You.

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Opera Southwest presents: Wagner's Lohengrin
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

Opera Southwest presents: Wagner's Lohengrin

Lohengrin – experience the legend.

Our re-imagination of the lost orchestration from the 1850 Weimar premier conducted by Franz Liszt will introduce New Mexico audiences to Wagner’s surprisingly intimate masterpiece for an epic close to the season. The genius of Wagner’s romantic take on the Knight of the Swan’s tale goes well beyond the familiar Act III Prelude Don’t miss the chance to see Corey Bix, Joanna Parisi, and Sean Anderson take on New Mexico’s very first Lohengrin. Anthony Barrese conducts.

CAST

Lohengrin / Corey Bix
Elsa of Brabant / Joanna Parisi
Ortrud / Claudia Chapa
Friedrich / Sean Anderson
Heinrich/ Harold Wilson

Conductor / Anthony Barrese
Director/ E. Loren Meeker

-English translations projected above the stage for all operas-

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Opera Southwest presents: Wagner's Lohengrin
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Opera Southwest presents: Wagner's Lohengrin

Lohengrin – experience the legend.

Our re-imagination of the lost orchestration from the 1850 Weimar premier conducted by Franz Liszt will introduce New Mexico audiences to Wagner’s surprisingly intimate masterpiece for an epic close to the season. The genius of Wagner’s romantic take on the Knight of the Swan’s tale goes well beyond the familiar Act III Prelude Don’t miss the chance to see Corey Bix, Joanna Parisi, and Sean Anderson take on New Mexico’s very first Lohengrin. Anthony Barrese conducts.

CAST

Lohengrin / Corey Bix
Elsa of Brabant / Joanna Parisi
Ortrud / Claudia Chapa
Friedrich / Sean Anderson
Heinrich/ Harold Wilson

Conductor / Anthony Barrese
Director/ E. Loren Meeker

-English translations projected above the stage for all operas-

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Opera Southwest presents: Wagner's Lohengrin
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Opera Southwest presents: Wagner's Lohengrin

Lohengrin – experience the legend.

Our re-imagination of the lost orchestration from the 1850 Weimar premier conducted by Franz Liszt will introduce New Mexico audiences to Wagner’s surprisingly intimate masterpiece for an epic close to the season. The genius of Wagner’s romantic take on the Knight of the Swan’s tale goes well beyond the familiar Act III Prelude Don’t miss the chance to see Corey Bix, Joanna Parisi, and Sean Anderson take on New Mexico’s very first Lohengrin. Anthony Barrese conducts.

CAST

Lohengrin / Corey Bix
Elsa of Brabant / Joanna Parisi
Ortrud / Claudia Chapa
Friedrich / Sean Anderson
Heinrich/ Harold Wilson

Conductor / Anthony Barrese
Director/ E. Loren Meeker

-English translations projected above the stage for all operas-

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New Mexico Philharmonic: Gershwin & Company
Mar
30
6:00 PM18:00

New Mexico Philharmonic: Gershwin & Company

Roberto Minczuk Music Director
Logan Skelton piano
Nicole New vocalist

From “Harlem Congo” to “I Got Rhythm,” you’ll savor the scintillating sounds of a great era that includes the brothers Gershwin! Guest pianist Logan Skelton brings virtuosity and influence to George Gershwin’s brilliant and rarely heard Concerto in F. Astounding jazz singer Nicole New helps recreate the feeling and flavor of America’s greatest early 20th-century music. Bonus: Bernstein’s Overture to Candide.

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New Mexico Philharmonic and New Mexico Ballet Company: Phantom of the Opera Ballet
Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

New Mexico Philharmonic and New Mexico Ballet Company: Phantom of the Opera Ballet

David Felberg conductor
New Mexico Ballet Company

Phantom of the Opera Ballet

The New Mexico Ballet Company joins your NMPhil in this tale of outcasts, love, and the power of obsession. The exiled Phantom hides a romantic heart and a sensitive soul. Driven by hopeless love, he becomes a specter in a sinister world of his own creation. Fantastic choreography, lush costumes, and an eerie mix of light and shadows perfectly create a world where a love triangle reveals an unforgettable story in music and dance. Conducted by David Felberg.

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New Mexico Philharmonic and New Mexico Ballet Company: Phantom of the Opera Ballet
Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

New Mexico Philharmonic and New Mexico Ballet Company: Phantom of the Opera Ballet

David Felberg conductor
New Mexico Ballet Company

Phantom of the Opera Ballet

The New Mexico Ballet Company joins your NMPhil in this tale of outcasts, love, and the power of obsession. The exiled Phantom hides a romantic heart and a sensitive soul. Driven by hopeless love, he becomes a specter in a sinister world of his own creation. Fantastic choreography, lush costumes, and an eerie mix of light and shadows perfectly create a world where a love triangle reveals an unforgettable story in music and dance. Conducted by David Felberg.

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New Mexico Philharmonic: Olga Kern-Rachmaninoff 3
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

New Mexico Philharmonic: Olga Kern-Rachmaninoff 3

Grant Cooper conductor
Olga Kern piano

Enescu Romanian Rhapsody No. 2
Martin Symphony No. 1
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3

Enescu’s charming Romanian Rhapsody No. 2 begins this magnificent night of music. Next, a world premiere celebrating the life and music of Leonard Bernstein by young Albuquerque composer Colin Martin. Then, superstar pianist Olga Kern plays one of music’s most unforgettable works—Rachmaninoff’s gorgeous and technically daunting Piano Concerto No. 3.

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New Mexico Philharmonic: Baroque, Beauty, and Grace
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

New Mexico Philharmonic: Baroque, Beauty, and Grace

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Matthew Greer conductor
Amy Greer piano
Shea Perry soprano
Michael Hix baritone
Chancel Choir of St. John’s United Methodist Church

Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major
Haydn Piano Concerto in D Major, Hob. XVIII:11
Fauré Requiem

Matthew Greer conducts your NMPhil and impressive pianist and wife Amy—along with the splendid St. John’s Chancel Choir in a mid-winter concert of wondrous music! Baroque dances abound in Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1. Haydn’s vibrant and high-spirited Piano Concerto will warm up the night. And, Fauré’s deeply moving Requiem brings consummate beauty and grace together to close the concert.

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New Mexico Symphonic Chorus presents "All is Calm, All is Bright"
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

New Mexico Symphonic Chorus presents "All is Calm, All is Bright"

Greet the holiday season with this memorable concert conducted by Maestro Roger Melone. The Chorus, the NMPhil and the NM Symphonic Youth Chorus will perform Heinz Werner Zimmermann's lovely Psalmkonzert, Franz Grüber's beloved Silent Night (arr. John Rutter) and Leonard Bernstein's complex and beautiful Chichester Psalms.

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New Mexico Philharmonic presents "Liberty, Love, & The Firebird"
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

New Mexico Philharmonic presents "Liberty, Love, & The Firebird"

Roberto Minczuk Music Director
Jennifer Frautschi violin

Enescu Deșteaptă-te, române! (Wake up, Romanian!) Variations
Bernstein Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium)
Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Stravinsky Suite from The Firebird

Enescu’s Deșteaptă-te, române! (Wake up, Romanian!) Variations draw from the inspirational Romanian national anthem. Acclaimed violinist Jennifer Frautschi is soloist in Bernstein’s Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium) in praise of love. Then, a Bernstein personal favorite, Debussy’s shimmering Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Stravinsky’s tour de force Suite from The Firebird closes the concert.

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New Mexico Philharmonic presents "A World of Dance and Song"
Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

New Mexico Philharmonic presents "A World of Dance and Song"

Grant Cooper conductor

Conductor and composer Grant Cooper returns to lead an evening of flamenco, tango, Irish dance, and more featuring stars from the New Mexico Ballet Company. Including—the renowned Enchantment Awards Singers—showing off their stuff with beloved popular tunes. Some of the world’s greatest dance and song stylings in an authentic evening of amazing music!

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