2013-2014 Season

The Whiffenpoofs of Yale

Fri / Feb / 14 / 2014 /7:30pm
Sat / Feb 15 / 2014 / 2:00pm
Every year, 14 senior Yale men are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world’s oldest and best known collegiate a cappella group

Colorado Symphony

Wed / May 14 / 2014 at 7:30pm Newman Center Presents is proud to present the best orchestra in our region, The Colorado Symphony, in the region’s best acoustical venue.  Come experience classical music as it is meant to be heard.

“A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald”

Sat / May 10 / 2014  / 7:30 pm Sun / May 11 / 2014 /2:00pm Dubbed “The First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the US for more than half a century.  This special “Tribute to Ella” will include many of Ella's original big band arrangements made available through the assistance of the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation. The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra joins regional musicians and features New York Voices co-founder Kim Nazarian.

Paco Peña and Eliot Fisk, Guitar Masters

Sat / Apr 26 / 2014 / 7:30 pm Two guitar masters on one stage! Eliot Fisk, with his consummate mastery of classical repertoire, and Paco Peña, who is one of the great communicators and greatest exponent of flamenco, come together to play a variety of solos and duos. The surprises will be many.  Two close friends share the stage for an unforgettable evening of music making. Truly a connoisseur's recital if ever there was one. Certainly a rare occasion.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Thur / Mar 20 / 2014 / 7:30pm The Trocks, as they have come to be known, are an American all-male ballet corps, en travesti, who lovingly parody the conventions and clichés of romantic and classical ballet.  The Trocks present an inspiring blend of dance traditions, a comic approach, and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces.

Gabriel Kahane and yMusic

Thur / Mar 6  / 2014 / 7:30pm
Writing and performing music that moves effortlessly from vernacular song to modernism, pianist, composer, and singer Gabriel Kahane returns to the Newman Center with the exciting yMusic. yMusic is a sextet of young performers equally comfortable in the overlapping classical and pop music worlds. The “six hip virtuosi” (Time Out NY) play a unique combination of instruments: string trio, flute, clarinet and trumpet. Writing and performing music that moves effortlessly from modernism to vernacular song, pianist, composer, and singer Gabriel Kahane returns to Newman Center Presents after appearing in 2011 with his father, noted pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane.  Of that concert The Denver Post said: “Wondering what Denver’s classical scene needs more of?  Unconventional, imaginative and crowd-pleasing programs like this one.”

The Colorado Symphony – On Location

Sun / Feb 23 / 2014 / 2:00pm
Join the Colorado Symphony for a night of unforgettable music made famous by the one and only Judy Garland. Hilary Kole takes us on a  musical journey through some of Judy's classic films such as "Meet Me in St. Louis," "Broadway Melody," "A Star is Born," and "The Wizard of Oz." Come experience the American songbook as defined by one of the most singular talents of the 20th century.

The Colorado Symphony – On Location –

Sun/ Oct 16 / 2013 / 7:30pm June Swaner Gates Concert Hall's outstanding acoustics and intimate setting make it the ideal place to see the Rocky Mountain West's Premier Symphony Orchestra.

Trey McIntyre Project

Fri / Jan 31 / 2014 / 7:30pm Trey believes in the power of dance to transform, heal and enlighten. Over the last 18 years as a freelance choreographer he has created more than 90 works for companies including Stuttgart Ballet, New York City Ballet, Moscow Ballet Theatre, and Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet.  In 2008 Trey started his own company, based in Boise, Idaho, which is now Cultural Ambassador of the city.

Chick Corea and Béla Fleck, “Duets”

Thur/ Jan 16 / 2014 / 7:30 pm  Whenever Chick Corea and Béla Fleck take to the stage, genres always fly fast and furious.  Performing together, these two master musicians weave duets out of staggering virtuosity, creating mind-blowing and magical performances.

ETHEL, String Quartet, and Robert Mirabal, Native American Flutist

Thur / Dec 12 / 2013 / 7:30pm ETHEL, the pioneering string quartet, and GRAMMY® winning Native American flutist Robert Mirabal, present a program inspired by Native American sun mythology, a daily search for the sacred. Using the instruments of the string quartet, Native American flutes and drums, as well as the spirited voices of chorus members, ETHEL and Mirabal unite to create a cross-cultural contemporary music event.

“The Miners’ Hymns,” film by Bill Morrison- with live music

Tue / Feb 11 / 2014 / 7:30 pm “The Miners’ Hymns” is a wordless film by American multi-media artist Bill Morrison with a musical score by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.  The New Yorker called it the best film score of 2012.  The music will be performed live by Jóhannsson on electronics, a string quartet from ACME, and a large brass ensemble from The Denver Brass.

MOMIX, “Botanica”

Fri / Nov 22 / 2013 / 7:30 pm
Sat / Nov 23 / 2013 / 7:30 pm
The renowned dancer-illusionists of MOMIX make their debut at the Newman Center with the spectacular “Botanica,” revealing nature’s ever-changing imagery, set to a score ranging from birdsong to Vivaldi.

Cameron Carpenter, Organ

Saturday / November 9 / 2013 / 7:30pm
A force of nature, this dazzling, maverick 32-year old artist has been called “the most controversial organist alive.” (Dallas Morning News)   Cameron Carpenter’s flamboyant style, dazzling performances, and profound musical intelligence have completely changed the game of his instrument and will transform all preconceptions you may have about organ concerts.  He will play a Rodgers digital organ in Gates Concert Hall.

Chris Thile, Solo Mandolin

Sat / Oct 5 / 2013 / 7:30pm
Chris Thile, of Punch Brothers, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. With his broad outlook that encompasses progressive bluegrass, classical, rock, and jazz, Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike. On this program, he performs transcribed solo violin works by J. S. Bach, as well as his own compositions and contemporary music.

Mark Morris Dance Group

Sat / Sep / 21 / 2013 /7:30pm
Sun / Sep 22 / 2013 / 2:00pm
Mark Morris is a legendary American choreographer and director whose contemporary dance work is acclaimed for its craftsmanship, ingenuity, humor, and live musical accompaniments, which have been a feature of every international tour of the company since 1996.  Morris is popular among dance aficionados, the music world, and mainstream audiences.