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Indiegogo: 8 Songs For a Mad Ensemble

Smashing violins! Players in bird costumes & cages! Part chamber music, part performance art! In January and February of 2019 we will be doing multiple performances of Peter Maxwell Davies provocative 8 Songs for a Mad King. The original piece features costumes, props, set design (human-sized bird cages!), and other stage essentials. We need your […]

Chamber Electronica: 8-bit Xmas Carols

12/21/2018 . 7pm . Chamber Electronica: 8bit Xmas Carols Album Release Mutiny Information Cafe, 2 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209 Join The Playground Ensemble for the album release of Denver composer David Farrell’s chamber ensemble infused, quirky holiday carols. The 8bit recording project is the result of months of composition and studio time on the […]

8-bit Album Release/ Ugly Sweater Holiday Party

12/4/2018 . Playground’s 8bit Ugly Sweater Holiday Party! Venue: Michael Frank’s House Show time and address will be given when you RSVP Free Join the Playground for a night of friends, chamber music, and holiday festivities. This evening will feature food and holiday games, along with the album release of Denver composer David Farrell’s chamber […]

“Here”: Songs of Love, Loss, and Healing

03/10/2019 . 4pm . “Here”: Songs of Love, Loss, and Healing A vocal recital by Megan Buness, including the premiere of songs she composed in the wake of a personal tragedy. Performed at the home of Alix and John Corboy. 7 Songs – Megan Buness (25′) If I Had Wings – Leanna Kirchoff (11′) From […]

Celebrating Richard vonFoerster

10/7 . 1pm & 4pm . A Celebration of Richard vonFoerster. Our cellist and Co-Artistic Coordinator, Richard vonFoerster, will be retiring from playing after this season. We celebrate his contribution to the Playground with two performances at the home of Alix and John Corboy, Denver, CO.  (Exact address will be given with RSVP). First showing: […]

Abundant Silence: New Works Concert

Abundant Silence: New Works Concert May 11, 2019. 7pm Classic Pianos 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, and playing.

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 Davies’ masterpiece Eight Songs for a Mad King was shocking, scandalous, and utterly captivating to […]


September 22 at Leon Gallery . 7pm 1112 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO $15 Suggested Donation RSVP to our Facebook Event September 24 at Metro State University . 2pm King Center, Auraria Campus, Denver, CO Free November 4 at Naropa Performing Arts Center . 7:30pm 2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO Tickets Lee Hyla’s Howl is based on […]

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 […]