This Memorial Day weekend, enjoy a five-hour look at one of history’s greatest musical geniuses, hosted by Scott O’Neil and Karla Walker.
A few years ago, composer Carter Pann heard the saxophonists in the Capitol Quartet in concert. The music blew him away. He convinced the group to collaborate with him, and the resulting piece -- called "The Mechanics" -- made Carter a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Hear a CPR Performance Studio recording of the piece by the up-and-coming Black Diamond Saxophone Quartet -- and the story of what inspired Carter's piece -- in this episode of Centennial Sounds from CPR Classical and Colorado Public Radio.
A stunning rendition of a beloved piece, filmed in the CPR Performance Studio.
Mark Campbell's career includes work on the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Silent Night” by Kevin Puts, an adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Shining” and a new opera about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
Caroline Shaw's 'This Might Also Be A Form Of Dreaming' With Roomful Of Teeth And Playground Ensemble
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw writes music for the voice that catches you off guard. The singers in Roomful of Teeth talk over each other, break into huge chords and use stunning vocal techniques from all over the world. Caroline has a new piece for Roomful of Teeth, called "This Might Also Be a Form of Dreaming." Here's a live recording of that composition, featuring Roomful of Teeth and Denver's Playground Ensemble -- plus a look at why Caroline is so excited about the new piece -- in this episode of Centennial Sounds from CPR Classical and Colorado Public Radio.
Two chances to hear this unique, contemporary chamber opera about a transgender protagonist grappling with her identity.
Six new pieces reflect on a patriotic favorite written after a trip to the top of Pikes Peak.
Richard Ray is retiring. Help us celebrate his career by sharing your memories of his time on the airwaves.
She’s a composer in Los Angeles who blends her favorite sounds from Indian and Western classical music. He’s a musician in Boulder who plays the 14-string viola d’amore -- a unique instrument that captivated composers more than 300 years ago. Their collaboration created an extraordinary piece of music called “Nishani.” Hear an exclusive recording of it captured in the CPR Performance Studio -- and the story of how the music came together -- in the debut episode of Centennial Sounds from CPR Classical and Colorado Public Radio.