Artist Series’ 75th Anniversary Video wins Telly Award
This season the Artist Series is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The video below shows this great achievement, looking back at a wonderful history of performances at Macky Auditorium. The video, produced by Omni Media Services, recently won the Telly Award in the fundraising category. The Tellys are one of the most prestigious competitions in the corporate/non-broadcast video industry and entries are judged by other video professionals against other submissions in various categories.
It’s the time of the year when all sorts of “best of” lists come out, and since Macky hosts dozens of events a year, we thought we can also enter the game. Let us know your opinion and vote on the 10 best events of the year!
Denver Post’s classical music writer Kyle McMillan reviews Hilary Hahn’s performance with pianist extraordinaire Valentina Lisitsa (who was in Boulder last year during the Colorado Music Festival). For the record, Valentina was at Macky’s stage right before noon to practice at our Steinway Grand piano and didn’t stop until right before doors opened. We’re amazed not only at her superb musicianship, but the stamina and dedication to the highest possible standard. A great role model for all music students out there.
Kyle McMillan writes: “In today’s world, where classical music is hardly front and center, it can be tough to sell a duo recital such as the one she presented Monday evening at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s 2,047-seat Macky Auditorium. But Hahn’s distinctive artistry and her ardent audience outreach have earned her a large, enthusiastic fan base, as Monday’s virtually full house made clear.”
The results of the poll of the 10 best shows of 2010 at Macky Auditorium are in. The very eclectic list shows the great variety of events that Macky hosts through the season.
Notwithstanding Conan O’Brien’s “Legally Prohibited” show, of particular interest is the number of events produced by CU Presents (3 out of 10) and the College of Music (2 out of 10). Number eighth, the Conference of World Affairs is a week-long event throughout campus, with several performances, forums or plenaries at Macky, including the Jazz Concert with David Grusin and guests. Politics is also present, with the debate between former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Howard Dean, and Republican political strategist Karl Rove. Special mention to The Nutcracker Ballet, one of the favorite family shows of the year.
A big “thank you!” goes to everybody who participated and voted. Here is the list:
Hal Holbrook in “Mark Twain Tonight!”
Howard Dean & Karl Rove, Debate
The Nutcracker Ballet
Christmas in Ireland with Danú
Mozart’s Don Giovanni with the CU Opera
Conference on World Affairs
Cirque d’Or with the Golden Dragon Acrobats
What do you think? Is there another event in 2010 that should be instead in this list?