11-02 Colorado Music Festival

Boulder, Colorado – 300 sunny days a year, 200 miles of biking and hiking trails, and 30,000 acres of open space in this stunning mile-high town.  The perfect place to listen to great music.

Boulder is a dynamic place in the summer.  Stroll down Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall and you’re likely to find street performers, like  Morris dancers or this Zimbabwean marimba band.  There’s world music in the concert hall, too, in Boulder.The festival has interactive events during the days and broad music choices at night — jazz, world music, classical music, all in a casual, all-comers-welcome mood.

For more information visit http://www.comusic.org/

Music

Brahms: Serenade No. 2
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major (Orion Weiss, piano)
C. Brubeck: Travels in Time for Three (Trio and Orchestra)
Sawyers: Gale of Life
Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite: Cloudburst
Hindson and Barton: Kalkadungu: Spirit of Kalkadunga

Hear an audio feature with Time for 3 and composer Chris Brubeck:

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You can listen to the entire program here:

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Artists

Michael Christie , Music Director -  American conductor Michael Christie has developed an exceptional career spanning conducting posts on three continents. After gaining early international recognition in 1995 when he was awarded a special prize for “Outstanding Potential” at the First International Sibelius Conductor’s Competition in Helsinki, Mr. Christie has been consistently identified among the most talented and most closely watched conductors of his generation. More

David Lockington, Conductor - Over the past twenty-five years, David Lockington has developed an impressive conducting career in the United States. A native of Great Britain, he has served as the Music Director of the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra since January 1999 and was appointed to the position of Music Director of the Modesto Symphony in May 2007.More

Inna Barmarsh, Singer -  Ms. Barmarsh immigrated to the United States from Lithuania, where she first started singing in Yiddish and Russian. She co-founded the Princeton-based band Klez Dispensers, and has performed with numerous other klezmer and other eastern-european groups in the tri-state area. Hailed as the “Balkan Edith Piaf” (Rootsworld), she has led the band in rediscovering and presenting the repertoire of Russian and Romanian gypsies and Russian pre-war music. More

William Barton, Didjeridoo - Mr.Barton is one of Australia’s leading didjeridu players and composers and is a powerful advocate for the wider perception of his cultural traditions. Born in Mount Isa, he was taught the instrument by his uncle, an elder of the Waanyi, Lardil and Kalkadunga tribes. At 17 years, William played his first classical concert with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. More

Zachary De Pue, Violin -  An avid chamber musician, Mr. De Pue has performed across the United States and in Israel. As a member of the Grancino String Quartet, he performed at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. As a member of the Ornati String Quartet, he has performed on the main stage at Carnegie Hall and participated in The La Jolla Chamber Music Festival.  More

Nicolas Kendall, Violin - Mr. Kendall is an acclaimed soloist, and has appeared in Chicago, San Francisco, Cleveland, New York, and Tokyo. He debuted with the National Symphony Orchestra and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra as winner of their Young Artist Competitions. He is a member of the Dryden String Quartet and a co-founder of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra. While at the Curtis Institute of Music, he cofounded Time for Three. More

Ranaan Meyer, Double Bass -Mr. Meyer began his musical studies at the piano at age 4. He attended the Manhattan School of Music and graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2003. In the past, Ranaan has appeared with orchestras such as the Minnesota Symphony, Baltimore Symphony and The Philadelphia Orchestra but Mr. Meyer has found himself increasingly in demand as a soloist, as well as a composer for his trio Time for Three and the Ranaan Meyer Band.More

Orion Weiss, Piano - Mr. Weiss has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Chicago Symphony. He won the 2005 Juilliard William Petschek Award and made his New York recital debut at Alice Tully Hall that April.  More

“Ljova” Lev Zhurbin, ViolinLjova (a.k.a. Lev Zhurbin) was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1978, and reared in a musical household. His father, Alexander Zhurbin, is Russia’s foremost composer of film scores and musicals; his mother, Irena Ginzburg, is a poet, journalist, and an avid singer. Ljova moved to Manhattan in 1990 and was educated at The Juilliard School, as well at the many clubs and diverse affairs at which he has performed. More