The Flaming Lips and Colorado Symphony Drop The Soft Bulletin


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While it sounds like there's an orchestra on the original recording of The Flaming Lips 1999 masterpiece, The Soft Bulletin, the string sounds were actually recorded using synthesizers and samples. Nearly two decades later, in 2016, the band joined the Colorado Symphony to play the album live in its entirety at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. It was the first time the Lips performed The Soft Bulletin with an orchestra. The band just announced Friday that the live recording of that concert will be released on November 29. It will be the Lips first official live album. Album pre-orders begin Friday, October 18 and will include an instant download of "Race for the Prize" from the album that features the 69-piece Colorado Symphony and 56-person Colorado Symphony Chorus and was conducted by internationally celebrated conductor André de Ridder.

Happy Birthday, Charlie Burrell!

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Most people celebrate their birthday with candles, a cake, and a few friends and family. But most people aren’t Charles “Charlie” Burrell. The double bassist—who has been called the Jackie Robinson of classical music—will turn 99 on October 4. To celebrate, the Colorado Symphony is performing Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony in his honor.

3rd Annual “Latin Beats Sonidos De Las Americas” Brings Joy To Denver

Latin Life Denver

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There was just a lot of happiness going around at this year’s 3rd annual Latin Beats Sonidos de las Americas concert at the Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Several international and local performers joined together with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra to fill the ears of the sold out audience with music and songs from throughout the Americas. At times there were nearly 100 musicians on the Boettcher Concert Hall stage.