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Saturday, March 4th: "Alive" New Music at the Dairy
Sponsored by Arthur Lieb

Carter Pann, internationally known composer and CU professor, was recently a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his saxophone quartet, titled "The Mechanics." In this concert we will hear the regional premiere of this extraordinary piece, performed by the Black Diamond Saxophone Quartet! Also on this concert of new music is a duo piano performance featuring Carter Pann and Amy Briggs performing music of Conlon Nancarrow, (increasingly known as one of the most innovative and remarkable composers of the 20th Century). Also on the program are selected David Rakowski Etudes for piano performed by Ms. Briggs, a new piece for clarinet solo performed by the brilliant Boulder resident, Deborah Marshall, and music for video and violin, performed by virtuoso violinist, Karen Bentley Pollick…and more!!  …..A fiery, entertaining evening of new music performed by some of the most talented artists in the region - and only tonight!
 
     
Monday, March 13th: "Circling the Waves!" Michiko Theurer, violin and visual artist
How does one create a conversation between 6 people through the voice of a single violin? In "Circling the Waves," six phenomenal living composers respond to a series of paintings created by violinist/artist Michiko Theurer, who performs their music in a mosaic-like conversation reflecting the form and themes of Virginia Woolf's groundbreaking novel, "The Waves." This is a world premiere performance by an extremely talented musician/artist using the Dairy's large screen and stage to open up the possibilities of what music can be for all of us!
 
     

Saturday, April 8th: The Many Faces of the Altius Quartet!
"They are rich, captivating, and not afraid to try anything!" This is the Altius Quartet, who for the past two years has been in residence at the University of Colorado. With this specially curated concert, we wish them off to a new career in the music world. Having just won the Los Angeles "Music Alive" competition and professional management in hand, they are more than ready to make a splash - - and this concert celebrates their flexibility and talent. Included will be music for 6 strings (Schoenberg's classic Verklerte Nacht),  music for 2 cellos, and a set of scherzos from 3 different Beethoven quartets…….an evening of diversity, artistry, and fun!

 
 
     
Wednesday, May 3rd: Shastra! Indian/Western Fusion
Two musical forces of nature unite at the Dairy Center! Reena Esmail, LA-based composer/performer/producer and Payton Macdonald, New Jersey based composer, filmmaker, author, and endurance athlete present "Shastra"  - a term describing a concert where Indian themes, melodies, rhythms, and instruments meet their counterparts from the western world! Joining Reena and Payton will be both Indian and Western musicians from our area for a unique concert of shimmering sarod, pulsating tablas, authentic dance, combined with viola, saxophone, percussion, and piano….. Unique, eclectic, and happening only one time!!!  
 
     
Thursday, May 11th: Youth Be Served!
Youth! Their energy, creativity, interest, sheer talent, and enthusiasm is inexhaustible! In this edition of the Soundscape Matinee, we hear amazing students in high school and younger perform on the Dairy stage - - in a concert that is both inspiring and heartwarming! From Boulder and other cities in Colorado, they clearly show us that the future of art music is in good hands!! Don't miss this one!
 
     

Wednesday, May 17th: Colorado Mahlerfest!
"Daring and Persistent!" describes the Colorado Mahlerfest!   For 30 years the festival has been an important part of the artistic life of Boulder and Denver. In a week-long festival of films, symposiums, and master classes that culminate in a performance of one of Mahler's monumental symphonies, one evening is dedicated to chamber music that is tied in some way to the life and times of Mahler.  For the first time ever, the Dairy Center will host an evening of chamber music that was either unfinished by the composer (Mahler's piano quartet) or not performed until after the composer's death (the masterful Schubert Quintet with 2 cellos). The brilliant Epomeo Trio (featuring cellist Kenneth Woods, who is also the Festival's director) will anchor the various chamber music configurations. This will be a chamber music highlight of the year in Boulder!!!
 


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