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natalie.ryan@du.edu

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.

“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.