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.
Although John, Paul, George, and Ringo are known for the worldwide craze they started as a foursome, each member maintained a music career after the Beatles called it quits. In a tribute to their solo careers, the Colorado Symphony hosts a night of chart-topping songs including "Imagine" and "No More Lonely Nights." Fri 7:30 p.m.
Children from all over the state come to Denver each year to be part of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra and play with professionals from the Colorado Symphony. Promising musicians often go on to become members of America's most prestigious ensembles. Sun 2:30 p.m.
Hosted by the Colorado Symphony, this annual celebration honors four inspiring humanitarian leaders nominated by the local community.
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.
This fright-free musical Halloween celebration can be enjoyed by all ages. Join the Colorado Symphony for their annual late October concert featuring music from the Harry Potter movies and similarly themed tunes. Make sure to show up in costume—the musicians will. Sun 2:30 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.
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