Alumnus Chris Rountree conducts the Colorado Symphony

Alumnus Chris Rountree conducted the Colorado Symphony on July 19 at Civic Center Park in a performance of Tragedy on the Sea Nymph: An Operetta in Three Acts Starring an all Dog Cast. The operetta is a 10-minute silent film starring an all-dog cast performing the romance and tragedy of clandestine lovers shipwrecked at sea. The film is accompanied by live music.

The amazing evening–part of the Biennial of the Americas, an international festival of ideas, art, and culture–featured an eclectic mix of music and art, including folk, classical, jazz, rock and avant-garde music in addition to video, art, sculpture, and dance. Contemporary artist Nick Cave will transform Civic Center Park with HEARD•DAM, a specifically choreographed performance in connection with Cave’s exhibition at the Denver Art Museum, Nick Cave: Sojourn.

The event also included life-sized horse Soundsuits made from a variety of materials. Soundsuits are wearable sculptures designed to make sounds as the wearer shimmies and shakes.

 

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