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Abundant Silence: New Works Concert

Abundant Silence Publishing: New Works Concert May 11, 2019. 3pm Wash Park Center for Music and Arts Abundant Silence: New Works Concert Premiering the 2017 Composition Contest winners and showcasing work by Carlos Simon.  Abundant Silence believes that new music should be accessible to all individuals and communities through the practices of creating, listening, celebrating, […]

Show and Tell Family Event

Show and Tell Family Event The Playground would like to invite you to our second annual free interactive youth-focused event with music, videos, instrument demos, soundpainting, and more! We do so much work with young people and sometimes we forget to tell you. In an average season The Playground holds over 100 K-12 events including […]

8 Songs for a Mad King

1/29/2019 . 7:30pm . Colorado College Guest Artist Concert Colorado College, Packard Hall, Colorado Springs 2/17/2019 . 2pm . Boulder Public Library Boulder, CO 2/22/2019 . 7:30pm . Metro State Guest Artist Concert Metro State University, King Center, Auraria Campus AHEC Box Office Peter Maxwell Davie’s masterpiece Eight Songs for a Mad King was shocking, scandalous, and utterly captivating […]

Howl

September 22 at Leon Gallery . 7pm Denver, CO September 24 at Metro State University . 2pm Denver, CO Lee Hyla’s Howl is based on beat poet Allen Ginsberg’s masterpiece Because of its explicitly sexual passages, it was the subject of an obscenity trial in 1957, but was eventually deemed “of redeeming social importance,” and therefore not obscene. […]

Last Season

SEASON 12: DODECAPHONICA The Playground’s 12th season reveals the dynamic and multifaceted state of today’s music:  works inspired by visual art, and music as visual art. Works by Pulitzer Prize winning composers and by young local talent.  Performances in concert halls, private homes, a bookstore, a library, a hospital. Two collaborations with choruses. Take a […]

Announcing Our 13th Season

SEASON 13: Stories Season 13 is a season of words, a season of personal stories, and a season that explores how music and words combine to enhance meaning. 9/22/2018 . 7pm . Howl for Narrator and String Quartet Howl, Allen Ginsberg’s epic masterpiece, shocked the world with its frank depiction of sexuality and drug use. Lee […]

Speaking of Pride

June 9 at Denver Public Library. 2pm Free Limited Performance June 13 at GLBT Community Center of Colorado. 4pm Free Full Performance (Limited Seating) June 14 at ‘Invisible City’. 7:30pm Full Performance Buy Tickets Here An LGBT concert of writers and composers by the Playground Ensemble. Hear three works by LGBT authors and the composers […]

Show and Tell Family Event

Show and Tell Family Event First Universalist Church, Denver. May 25, 2018. 7:00pm hands on instrument time, 7:30pm interactive performance. The Playground would like to invite you to our first ever free interactive youth-focused event with music, videos, instrument demos, soundpainting, and more! We do so much work with young people and sometimes we forget […]

The Narrators 8th Anniversary Show

The Narrators 8th Anniversary Show Buntport Theater, Denver. March 21, 2018. 8pm Tickets We are excited to be working with Denver storytellers, The Narrators. This event, celebrating their 8th anniversary show, will feature live psuedo-improvised compositions in support of some amazing stories around the theme ‘Keeping Up.’ The Narrators is a live storytelling show and podcast […]

Colorado Gives Day. December 5, 2017

We are excited to be a part of Colorado Gives Day, an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. The Playground Ensemble is a unique and especially vibrant part of our region’s arts community. We believe in a mission of not only creating, playing, and promoting the great music […]