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Núcleo Concert — Thursday, May 10th

Join us for our end-of-year musical showcase, featuring students from the Elyria-Swansea and Globeville neighborhoods. Special guests from the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado will be joining us on stage, along with viola soloist Phillip Stevens from the Colorado Symphony, and Christopher Dragon, associate conductor for the Colorado Symphony.

Families and friends, we hope to see you there!

Thursday, May 10th, from 6-7pm
Bruce Randolph School
3955 Steele Street
Denver, CO 80205

Bruce Randolph Students Observe Holocaust Remembrance Day

On Wednesday, April 11th our Bruce Randolph Vocal Ensemble had the honor of joining the Colorado Hebrew Chorale and members of the Denver community in observance Holocaust Remembrance Day at Temple Sinai. None of our students had ever been in a synagogue, and many of them had never met anyone Jewish, either. The Chorale and community were so very welcoming; offering our students a tour of the synagogue before sharing dinner together.

Our students sang three pieces alongside the Colorado Hebrew Chorale and both ensembles sang different arrangements of “Birdsong,” a poem originally written by a young person in the Terezin Concentration Camp.

It was a powerful evening of song and personal stories from Holocaust survivors. Our kids were so polite, respectful, friendly, and open to this new experience. They sang with such confidence and compassion — we couldn’t have been more proud of them.

Birdsong
Anonymous, 1941
Czech, translated by Jeanne Nĕmcová

He doesn’t know the world at all
Who stays in his nest and doesn’t go out.
He doesn’t know what birds know best
Nor what I want to sing about,
That the world is full of loveliness.

When dewdrops sparkle in the grass
And earth’s aflood with morning light,
A blackbird sings upon a bush
To greet the dawning after night.
Then I know how fine it is to live.

Hey, try to open up your heart
To beauty; go to the woods someday
And weave a wreath of memory there.
Then if the tears obscure your way
You’ll know how wonderful it is
To be alive.

Ambassadors Perform on Saturday, April 14th

Are you ready for some fútbol?
The Denver Philharmonic Orchestra’s upcoming concert ¡GOOOOAL!, with Mexico City-based conductor José Luis Castillo, will transport you through song to Mexico, Spain, Buenos Aires, and Argentina!

Our Ambassadors are excited to be performing preconcert from 6:45-7:15pm and will be opening the second half of the program.

Antonia Brico Stage at Central Presbyterian Church (1660 Sherman St.)
Purchase your ticket here!
*Doors open at 6:15pm, Ambassadors perform at 6:45pm, and full program begins at 7:30pm!

El Sistema Colorado actively seeks performance and engagement opportunities in an effort to build connections, networks, and experiences for our students. With their vibrant community and commitment to education, the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra is a natural fit! We are thrilled to have this opportunity to partner with them once again. Hope to see you there!