The Music Mash-Up Concert & Party Series features “mash-ups” of different music genres, including rock, indie, jazz, folk, and classical in unique and beautiful arrangements, all with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra. Each concert in the Mash-Up series will be preceded by a 5:30pm free Mash-Up Mixer (limited availability to ticket holders on a first come, first served basis) in locations just outside Chautauqua Auditorium, featuring samples of food and drink from some of Boulder’s finest restaurants, breweries, and specialty food stores.
The Bad Plus – The Rite of Spring Deconstructed
Tuesday, July 12 | 7:30
The 2016 Music Mash-Up series kicks off with a program featuring the so-called bad boys of jazz, The Bad Plus. The legendary jazz trio presents their original deconstruction of Igor Stravinsky’s once notorious masterpiece, “The Rite of Spring,” commissioned by Duke University and Lincoln Center for the Center’s Out-of-Doors festival in 2011. While the 1913 debut of the ballet performance in Paris triggered riots, The Bad Plus’ musical interpretation of the signature work, with beautiful projected images and videos, has been praised as “electrifying” (The New York Times) and “exhilarating…dramatic, dynamic” (The Boston Globe).Concert Sponsors: Melanie & Tony Fathman, John Russell
An Evening with DJ Spooky
Chris Rountree, conductor
Paul Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky
Tuesday, July 26 | 7:30pm
The Mash-Up series continues with an evening curated by multi-dimensional hip-hop artist, producer, philosopher, author and visiting CU professor Paul Miller a.k.a DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid. Featuring DJ Spooky at the turntables, the CMF Orchestra, and conductor Chris Rountree, Artistic Director of the intrepid, Los Angeles based music ensemble, wild Up, get to know the many sides of DJ Spooky in a program that features a variety of Miller’s work, from original compositions to remixes of popular classical works by Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart. As a National Geographic emerging explorer, Miller visited Antarctica and created Artic Rhythms, an evocative, multimedia journey across the rugged, awe-inspiring landscapes of this extraordinary place. Forest Symphony, Miller’s latest project, is the result of his four seasonal residencies at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest in Oregon. This multimedia work includes stunning, projected high-resolution videos.
Colorado’s Own Paper Bird
Chris Rountree, conductor
Tuesday, August 2 | 7:30pm
The 2016 Mash-Up series concludes in style with the orchestral debut of Denver-based indie folk/baroque pop band Paper Bird, led by Chris Rountree, Artistic Director of the intrepid, Los Angeles-based music ensemble, wild Up. Paper Bird fans and music lovers alike will have a rare opportunity to hear the sublime sounds of some of Paper Bird’s most well-known songs, arranged for the band and orchestra.