FoCo Music News


Announcing our 2017-2018 Season!

Classical Revolution Northern Colorado is pleased to announce its 2017-2018 season! 

We are also pleased to announce that we have been selected to receive a Tier One Fort Fund grant this season, a highly competitive and exclusive award. Thank you also to the OtterCares Foundation for an additional grant that sponsors our season.

This year CRNC will be presenting a series of performances focusing on our desire to collaborate with some of the wonderfully diverse fellow artists in Northern Colorado, as well as mentor up-and-coming young professionals from CSU.

The Color of Change

Zion Lutheran Church, February 2, 2018, at 7pm

UCA Dance Theater, February 3, 2018, at 7pm

This season we are thrilled to announce our community project for 2017-2018 – The Color of Change. With this project, we will explore the works of several underperformed African-American composers. Although today there are many composers & performers of African descent throughout the world, many works are underperformed & underrated. In The Color of Change, we will partner with nationally-regarded tenor, Anthony P. McGlaun, CSU professors John Seeshultz, Madeline and Matthew Harvey, and SMTD students to present the NoCo premiere of Chariot Jubilee by R. Nathaniel Dett and arrangements of Spirituals by Hale Smith.

Although their compositions are highly recognized overseas, few classical music enthusiasts in the US are aware of the contributions of Florence B. Price, Margaret Bonds, or Hale Smith-until now!

The Planets

The Planets

Museum of Discovery, March 24 and 25, 2018, at 7pm and 3pm 

In the spring we will present a live performance of Holst’s The Planets at the Museum of Discovery, featuring a newly commissioned reduction of the orchestral score, as well as a new movement, Earth, by local composer Gustav Hoyer. These performances will mark not only the 100th anniversary of the piece’s premiere, but also the Spring Equinox.

Utilizing the fully immersive 360° OtterBox Digital Dome Theater, Holst’s The Planets will be performed live by Classical Revolution Northern Colorado and accompanied by stunning visuals of our solar system. Utilizing the museum’s state-of-the-art Uniview astronomical visualization system, the audience will visit each planet in spectacular detail with imagery provided directly from organizations like NASA, JPL, NOAA, and ESA. Piloted in real-time, the expert dome technicians will take audiences on an inter-planetary voyage to discover the beauty and mystery of our solar system like never before.

Classical Revolution/Apprentice Evolution

Venues and dates, TBD

With this concert series, CRNC will bring to the stage some of the next generation’s truly elite talent. Collaborating with Colorado State University’s School of Music, Theater & Dance, we will provide audiences a glimpse of the exciting and diverse avenues that music will be heading down in the coming years. See them now before they hit it big!

Our Mission

The mission of Classical Revolution is to ensure classical music is accessible to all by presenting professional classical chamber music in non-traditional public places such as schools, museums, art galleries, libraries, coffee shops, bars, breweries, and even on the street. By giving to this annual event you’ll be supporting Classical Revolution’s commitment to presenting innovative musical programming to people of Northern Colorado.

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