How do fans of classical music react when confronted with heavy metal? Website 'MetalSucks' visited a symphony performance to find out the answer. The two superficially disparate musical forms have more in common than convention often implies.
It seems that everyone is getting into the spirit going into the NFL's Super Bowl 50. In honor of both their hometown teams making it to the championship game, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra has made a friendly bet with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra dependent on the outcome of tonight's face-off betwen the Panthers and the Broncos.
While Ariel Pink gears up for tour with the Black Lips, the quirky singer-songwriter has announced two one-off specialty shows. As it's been noted, one is a performance accompanied by members of the Colorado Symphony and the other a show alongside Ash Ra Temple founding member Manuel Göttsching.
The Colorado Symphony has ended its run of its invite-only "Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series" concerts last month. To recap: The CSO now allows the partaking of marijuana and alcoholic drinks during their performances. To wit, the musicians themselves are no longer required to wear tuxedos. Fittingly for a regular pot smoker, the OC Weekly's Chris Walker posted their review of their end of summer Red Rocks performance a month late. To join in the festivities, proper, Walker first went shopping for edibles at a local dispensary: the Denver Wellness Center.
A while back, Classicalite wrote about the Colorado Symphony and its latest efforts at bringing a "higher listening" concert series to patrons. Entitled "Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series," its end-of-summer concert brought some listeners a rather transcendental experience at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver.
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra may have hit a snag in its latest "High Note Series" production. Denver city officials claim that the mass consumption of pot in a public setting coincides with the city's ordinance barring such events.
I've been through Colorado a handful of times now, and marijuana finally having legality for sale and consumption still doesn't sit well with me. That isn't to say I have an opinion about it, it's just that a cultural revolution finding it's foundation in marijuana, cannabis, weed, pot, etc can so easily go awry (do I even need to spell out why?).
Andrew Litton is to return home to a U.S. orchestra as music director for the first time since he left the Dallas Symphony in 2006. The new berth? The Colorado Symphony, where he has been artistic advisor while they decided on a new music director which, as it turned out, was Litton, himself.