Marc Shulgold


Boulder festival searches for a maestro

After 13 years under the helm of Michael Christie, the Colorado Music Festival is searching for a new artistic leader. Three finalists, selected by a committee from 30 applicants, will strut their stuff on the Chautauqua Auditorium podium this season.

Hey Santa, where’s our maestro?

Holiday concerts are always a big draw, whether an orchestra offers tinsel-covered pops or a Messiah by candlelight. Large crowds, familiar chestnuts and the Man in the Red Suit. Nothing’s missing — except the music director. What’s up with that?