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Philharmonic Picks – May Edition

Immerse, Unwind, Escape.

Dear Friend,

We truly miss seeing your faces at the concert hall and sharing the music with you. During this intermission, check-in with Music Director Josep Caballe-Domenech and our Philharmonic musicians during an upcoming Interludes hosted live from living rooms across the world.

As we all stay safer at home, we hope the following suggested activities will quench your creative thirst and fight back those stir-crazy moments.

Be moved by the music (and those who make it).

  • Join Colorado Springs Philharmonic Inderludes with Maestro Josep Caballe-Domenech (live from Germany) and featured musicians for lively discussion and living room performances. Reconnect with the musical minds and priceless performers of the Philharmonic. Interludes are hosted live Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 3 p.m. Register FREE here.
  • If you haven’t yet, be social with us by connecting on Facebook for a lineup of musician greetings and musical suggestions.
  • Thanks to our partners at KCME, we’ll continue to bringing you a lineup of at 1 p.m. every Sunday.
  • Take a moment to download this week’s musical coloring sheets. Have your pick of percussion or woodwind. But, why not both?

Run out of good books?

Learn about the events that inspired Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7, “Leningrad.”Pikes Peak Library District shares some of their picks:

  • Leningrad: Siege and Symphony, by Brian Moynahan
  • Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad, by M. T Anderson
  •  Fear and the Muse Kept Watch: The Russian Masters – from Akhmatova and Pasternak to Shostakovich and Eisenstein – under Stalin, by Andy McSmith
  • The Noise of Time: A Novel, by Julian Barnes
  • Listen in on the conversation with Music Director Josep Caballé-Domenech and CEO and President Nathan Newbrough and later on watch a historical perspective by United States Air Force Academy professor, Andrea Van Nort, with a deep dive into life in Russia at the time the symphony was first performed.

Wine and dine, safe at home.

Bring the outside in.

Other uplifting resources.

  • Support the Springs aims to serve as an informational and motivational platform and resource for our residents and local businesses to unite and become a stronger community through this pandemic.
  • The UK’s National Theatre is releasing full-length plays every Thursday at 12 p.m. local time. Catch the 2018 stage performance of Antony & Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion, and power.
  • Feeling crafty? Take a look here to find face mask patterns and other “craftspiration” or here for classes you can take at home.


We are committed to standing with patrons, standing together with musicians, and standing firm in our commitment to return just as soon as possible.

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