Playground Ensemble




Vail Daily Features Playground’s Very Young Composers Workshop 7.23.2019
Women in Art Music, Rutgers University. Ruth Crawford: An Interview with Dr. Nancy Yunhwa Rao 6.2019
Westword story on performance of Eight Songs for a Mad King. “Is a Dream Come True” 2.21.2019


Vail Daily feature on Playground’s Very Young Composers 7.25.2018


birdy magazine’s feature on our Graphic Scores Concert at Mutiny Information CafĂ© 11.2017
CPR Centennial Sounds interview with composer Nathan Hall on ‘Notes From Clyfford Still’ 10.10.2017
TEDx Mile High interview with Loretta Notareschi on her TED talk 10.07.2017
TEDx Mile High: Loretta Notareshci’s String Quartet OCD talk and performance features Loretta Notareschi and her Playground commission String Quartet OCD residency at Colorado Children’s Hospital 9.25.2017
CBS News Denver features Loretta Notareschi’s Playground commission String Quartet OCD 9.20.2017
CPR Centennial Sounds features Loretta Notareschi’s Playground commission String Quarter OCD 8.9.2017
Washington Post’s Top 35 Female Composers featured a video of The Playground’s performance of Ruth Crawford Seeger’s String Quartet I & II 8.4.2017
Vail Daily print feature on Playground and Very Young Composers 7.27.2017
Vail Daily features Playground Very Young Composers 11th year in Vail 7.26.2017
CPR Centennial Sounds features The Playground Ensemble commission of Pulitzer winner Caroline Shaw’s ‘This Might Also Be a Form of Dreaming’ performed with Shaw and Roomful of Teeth 4.26.2017


Vail Daily: Very Young Composers Celebrating 10 Years of Growing Music in the Vail Valley
Denver Post: Colorado Composer Turns Experience with Postpartum OCD into Powerful Quartet

New Music Box-Musicians at Work: Ensemble Residencies as Social Relationships
The Guardian: Violent Femmes singer Gordon Gano talks Playground and arts and culture in the Guardian UK
Colorado Public Radio interview with composer Loretta Notareschi about Postpartum OCD her Playground commission String Quartet OCD. 2.2016

Colorado Public Radio video performance of Playground Commission String Quartet OCD
Denver Post: The Crazy Side of Classical. 2.2016
Chamber Music America Winter 2016- Iconoclasts


Denver Post mention of our role in the amazing Ghost Light installation by Nathan Hall.
Vail Daily article on Young Composers
The Laramie Community College Wingspan published an article on new music and soundpainting.
Denver Art Museum’s first ever creative-in-residence will be Playground board member Nathan Hall. Keep up with the exciting things he will be doing by checking out his website.


Click hear (get it?!) to listen to the December 10, 2014 interview with Director Conrad Kehn discussing our Young Composers program on CPR’s Colorado Matters.
Fox 31 did a feature on our Young Composers Program.


Westword’s 100 Colorado Creatives: Conrad Kehn


The Denver Post named us one of Colorado’s 5 best chamber music ensembles!


A Westword feature on our monthly soundpainting events.
A glowing review of our first studio album.