Russian pianist Natasha Paremski pays tribute a classical music great, Sergei Rachmaninoff. Listen to the piano concertos and symphonic dances of Ranchmaninoff, a man who perservered in the face of poverty to become one of the most famous early 20th century Russian composers. Thu 7:30 p.m.
Travel back to the prehistoric age with instruments ranging from ancient gongs and modern guitars to a variety of percussion, woodwinds, and strings played by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy the all-ages environment with selections from Jurassic Park and Benjamin Britten’s “Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra." Sun 2:30 p.m.
Genre mashups aren't uncommon in today's sample-obsessed music landscape, but Ozomatli provides a refreshing throwback: artists who interweave styles not through electronic samples but with old-fashioned musical talent. The L.A.-based band combines an urban-Latino foundation with cultural influences from across the globe. Sat 7:30 p.m.
The Colorado Symphony percussionists thump their way through a range of instruments from around the world in this annual event. Their repertoire includes some atypical "drums" (think: trash cans and plastic pipe) in addition to the "standard" boobams, darabukkas, and gankoguis. Sun 2:30 p.m.
Dig out your umbrella and rain boots for a special showing of one of the greatest movie musicals of all time, Singin’ in the Rain. Arrow Electronics presents the classic film starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds with live orchestral accompaniment from Colorado Symphony. Sat 7:30 p.m.
This South African-born folk singer credits the everyday miracles of meteorologists as his most recent inspiration. His music reflects an appreciation for the subtlety that makes every day special. Like an accurate forecast, Isakov accomplishes a rare feat, standing out as a singular talent amid a torrent of acoustic folk. Fri 7:30 p.m.
Glinda and Elphaba aren't just witches of Oz. They're divas—and divas gotta sing. Nicole Parker and Emily Rozek, stars of the Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning Wicked, take their music down the yellow brick road. The show also includes music from Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic, and Carmen. Sat 7:30 p.m.
Help the Colorado Symphony honor Mexico’s independence and its influence on local culture. This musical celebration includes live mariachi music, Mexican vocalists, and the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklórico, an acclaimed organization that teaches cultural dances in schools. Thu 7:30 p.m.
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