March 23, 2013

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.

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.