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Notes from Clyfford Still

Notes from Clyfford Still Friday, March 31st, 2016. 7:00pm. Clyfford Still Museum  Free Admission, seating is limited and first-come-first-serve.  Saturday, April 1st, 2016. 2:00pm. Denver Art Museum. Sharp Auditorium Tickets: $10 online and at the door.  Notes from Clyfford Still is a new commission by Playground Ensemble, and a companion piece to composer Nathan Hall’s recent collaborative workshops and performances […]


11th Annual Colorado Composers Concert (CoCoCo 11) Sunday, April 23rd, 2017. 3:00pm. Metro State. The Kenneth King Concert Hall, Auraria Campus AHEC Box office Congrats to our selected composers for CoCoCo 11! We look forward to working with you on another great event. (Click each composer’s name to go to their web site, soundcloud, etc) […]

Newman Center Presents Roomful of Teeth

18 January, 2017 – 7:30 PM Newman Center, Denver, CO Purchase Tickets Dynamic young American composer and vocalist Caroline Shaw’s fresh and startling new sound won her the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Music.  Her recent piece for mixed vocal and instrumental ensemble, This Might Also be a Form of Dreaming, was co-commissioned by The Playground, […]

11th Annual Colorado Composer’s Concert (CoCoCo 11)

Call For Scores – CoCoCo 11 Submission Deadline 1/13/2017 Now in its 11th year, the Playground’s annual Colorado Composers Concert (CoCoCo) showcases chamber music written by residents of Colorado and students at Colorado higher education institutions. Click here for the official Call For Scores. Note: We are using electronic submission through Submittable. Click the link below to […]

Thank You For Supporting Our Indiegogo

We made it thanks to the following donors: Low Kung, Jane Potts, Aaron Templer, Rob Scanlon, Jesi Jones, Anna Morris, Stephen Dexter, Sarah Perske, David Farrell, Nan Shannon, Brian Ebert, Michael Hewitt, Alix Corboy, Janet Spangenberg, Dean Stalnaker, Artistry Events & Design, John Pippen, Ty Wiggington, Amra and Avanti Music, Daron Kirsch, Anne-Marie Keane and Family, Aaron Hilst, David VanderHamm, J. Kickens Robin Woolums, Rudy Betancourt, Morgan Febrey, Victoria Vanest, Tameca Coleman, Andrew Knudtsen, Java Slush, Erin Christensen, […]

Very Young Composers in the Vail Daily

Very Young Composers celebrating 10 years of growing music in the Vail Valley.

Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies and Music Festival (JAAMM) with Wonderbound Dance

10 November, 2016 7:30 PM Elaine Wolf Theatre, Denver, CO Purchase Tickets Denver’s phenomenally successful JAAMM Festival (Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies & Music) showcases the best of Jewish arts and culture.  This November, the Playground appears at JAAMM with Denver’s innovative dance company Wonderbound in the world premiere of two new dance pieces set to […]

20 Works in 20 Minutes at Clyfford Still

25 November, 2016 6:30 PM Clyfford Still Museum Free With Museum Admission Clyfford Still’s artistic language embraces a vocabulary from the figurative to the highly gestural and from the representational to graphic and abstract.  Many of these visual features have correlations in music and sound. Based on these ideas, composer Nathan Hall, along with members […]

Commission A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer

We’re Commissioning a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer and So Can You! Click here to support. 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, […]

TEDx Mile High Women: It’s About Time

28 October, 2016, 12:30 PM Buell Theater Purchase Tickets Door Time: 12:00 PM It’s time to explore the triumph, ingenuity, and achievement of our region’s brightest women. See two live sessions of speakers and streaming a session from the TEDWomen 2016 event in San Francisco – including a special presentation by Loretta Notareschi and a performance by […]