The Colorado Symphony’s new Inside the Score series gives concert-goers a full behind-the-music experience. Discover the fascinating history of the pieces and delve into the musical mind-matter of renowned composers all while being entertained with extra audio, visuals, and spoken word. Grab a seat for one of the most popular pieces of orchestral music composed, Dvorak’s From The New World, or discover the origin and distinctive orchestral language and secret Morse code haikus of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique , helmed by principal guest conductor Douglas Boyd. The Classical Top 40 concert brings together a smorgasbord of favorites such as Mozart’s "The Marriage of Figaro Overture," Wagner’s "The Ride of the Valkyries," Rossini’s "William Tell Overture," and Pachelbel’s Canon, while the final Inside the Score performance in May features Stravinsky's The Firebird from the fairytale ballet about a young prince searching for the most beautiful non-platypus egg-layer in the world.
In Denver—often called the mile-high city—the State Capitol Building's steps bear a marker indicating the exact point at which the city reaches 5,280 feet above sea level. Located just outside Capitol Hill, the chic Uptown neighborhood is known for its historical Victorian and Queen Anne architecture. Bistros and diners dot 17th Avenue's Restaurant Row, and just a few blocks north, across from the bed and breakfast, Benedict Fountain Park boasts some of the city's top-rated drinking fountains.
Inside the booths at Global DJ Academy, one will find instructors such as Walt White, a 15-year veteran DJ who goes by the name Dark Agenda, and Elliot Overson––aka DJ Wushu––demonstrating the art of thrilling crowds armed only with a set of turntables and records. The team collectively accounts for thousands of hours of experience both teaching and performing for live nightclub audiences, unlike amateur DJs who only play for those living above and below them. This level of experience ensures that the academy’s 2,500 square-foot facility is put to good use as they impart their knowledge to students using its two production studios, soundproof recording booth, and six DJ workstations. Students can expect to learn skills ranging from the basics to advanced analog techniques, such as scratching and effects, all on the school’s modern user interfaces as well as production software.