Playground Ensemble

Commission A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer

We’re Commissioning a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer and So Can You!
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The Playground Ensemble is marking its tenth anniversary with an ambitious project: We have co-commissioned Pulitzer prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw’s new piece, This Might Also Be a Form of Dreaming, and will perform it, together with Grammy-winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth, in January 2017 at the prestigious Newman Center in Denver. As an indiegogo contributor you can be proud of helping The Playground bring new chamber music by a nationally recognized composer to the public.

What’s special about this project?

The commission and concert performance of This Might Also Be a Form of Dreaming goes beyond the regional scope and puts us on the national map in terms of recognition. If we recoup the associated expenses, we will look to more collaborations with composers and artists from beyond our immediate area. Your contribution allows us to do that, and increases Colorado’s prevalence and influence on the national music scene.

Why should you support us?

New chamber music is not widely appreciated, but new music is our mission. We have a long track record of supporting new music and bringing it to life, in schools, in concerts, and in collaboration with other artists. The Playground is in a unique and important position when it comes to programming, educational outreach, and the mutually beneficial relationship with area composers.

We now hold approximately 100 events each season, including performances, community music-making events, music creation programs for students in K-12 schools and regional colleges, and special events for senior citizens.