Music Connects

We want to stay connected with you during this time of social distancing! There is still music to be made and listened to. And as we create and assemble online content to get us through these weeks with no live performances, we’ll be sharing it all on this page as well as our social media pages. Follow us there, or here on this page, and know that #MusicConnects us all!

Also be sure to check out our MusicConnects Series of live and recorded performances by AP musicians and special guests on our Concerts & Events page.


Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Arapahoe Philharmonic Principal Clarinetist Jason Richard Olney performs Stravinsky, Bach and Béla Kovács for this week’s broadcast.


Tuesday, August 4, 2020

An audience favorite of the Arapahoe Phil, pianist Jamie Shaak is joined by longtime friend and musical collaborator soprano Michelle Areyzaga to present a gorgeous recital of music by Gwyneth Walker, Lee Hoiby, Richard Pearson Thomas and Jamie Shaak.


Tuesday, July 28, 2020 

In this week’s broadcast, the Arapahoe Phil’s Principal Second Violinist Laura Johnson performs works of Mozart, Handel and Saraste.


Tuesday, July 21, 2020 – MusicConnects Series

This week Music Director Devin Patrick Hughes walks us through Elgar’s Enigma Variations, using our archival March 2017 live recorded performance.


Think Outside the BachsMonday, July 20, 2020 – AP Playlist Series

Our friends at Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy provided several female composers from the Baroque/early Classical period that you should know as part of their #ThinkOutsidetheBachs campaign. Have you heard of these composers? Listen here

The playlist includes:

  • Maddalena Laura Lombardini Sirmen (1745-1818): Duetto No. 6 in C major, Op. 4/6
  • Maria Theresa Agnesi (1720-1795): 12 Arias for Soprano, Strings and Continuo
  • Wilhemina von Bayreuth (1709-1758): Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings in G minor
  • Anna Amalia Dutchess of Saxe-Weimar (1739-1807): Divertimento for Piano, Clarinette, Viola and Cello
  • Marianne Martines (1744-1812): Symphony in C major
  • Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (1665-1729): Trio Sonata in D major

Note: The playlist is created in Primephonic, but feel free to search for these compositions in the music service of your choice.


Tuesday, July 14, 2020 – MusicConnects Series

The unPhiltered Trio, including the AP’s principal oboist Virginia Limbird, principal clarinetist Jason Olney and principal bassoonist Daniel Nester, performed a varied and entertaining program for woodwind trio in this week’s broadcast.


Hillary Schefter, harpMonday, July 13, 2020 – AP Playlist Series

AP harpist Hillary Schefter provided this week’s playlist including Verdi’s Overture to “La forza del destino”, Fauré’s Requiem, “Si. mi chiamano Mimi from La Bohème by Puccini, Barber’s Adagio for Strings, and Gliere’s Harp Concerto. Listen via Primephonic playlist here

Note: The playlists are created in Primephonic, but feel free to search for these compositions in the music service of your choice.


Tuesday, July 7, 2020 – MusicConnects Series

Audiologist Julie Link from The Audiology Method talks with Devin about hearing and music.


Jean InabaMonday, July 6, 2020 – AP Playlist Series

Violinist Jean Inaba shared her top five favorite compositions with us this week. Listen here

She selected Brahms’ String Sextet No. 1, Mozart String Quartet K. 590, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, and Orff’s Carmina Burana.

Note: The playlists are created in Primephonic, but feel free to search for these compositions in the music service of your choice.


Tuesday, June 30, 2020 – MusicConnects Series

Saxophonist Nicholas May, our 2017 T. Gordon Parks Concerto Competition Winner, performed music of Bach and Tchaikovsky, as well as one of his own Caprices, for this week’s MusicConnects broadcast.


John LeiningerMonday, June 29, 2020 – AP Playlist Series

Arapahoe Phil violist John Leininger shared his favorite works with us in this week’s playlist. Listen here

He selected Bach’s Cello Suites, Debussy’s Iberia, Mahler’s Symphony No. 7, Mozart’s Viola Quintets, and Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2.

Note: The playlists are created in Primephonic, but feel free to search for these compositions in the music service of your choice.


Tuesday, June 23, 2020 – MusicConnects Series

This week Conductor Devin Patrick Hughes explores our February 2017 archival performance of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.


Jenny KellerMonday, June 22, 2020 – AP Playlist Series

Violinist Jenny Keller shared five of her favorite compositions with us in this week’s playlist. Listen here

She selected Josef Suk’s Serenade in E-flat major, Tchaikovsky’s String Sextet “Souvenir de Florence”, Elgar’s Serenade in E minor, Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3.

Note: The playlists are created in Primephonic, but feel free to search for these compositions in the music service of your choice.


Tuesday, June 16, 2020 – MusicConnects Series

Anthony Zator, the Arapahoe Phil’s Principal Trumpeter, is joined by pianist Tim Greenhouse for a recital of classical and jazz works by Britten, Charlier, Bozza, Grolnick and Zator.


James ToddMonday, June 15, 2020 – AP Playlist Series

Principal Cellist James Todd shared his top five favorite compositions with us in this week’s AP Playlist Series. Listen here

Jim’s playlist includes Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, “Adagietto” from Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, Elgar’s Enigma Variations, Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2, and Barber’s Violin Concerto.

Note: The playlists are created in Primephonic, the world’s largest classical music streaming app. Sign up for a free two-month trial and initiate a donation to the Arapahoe Phil from Primephonic! Sign up now


Tuesday, June 9, 2020 – MusicConnects Series

Alexander Technique practitioner Molly Kittle works with three of our musicians – Brock Chambers, Daniel Nester and Tony Zator – in making small adjustments in how they think about posture when performing and the big changes those adjustments can make in their sound and concentration.


Anthony ZatorMonday, June 8, 2020 – AP Playlist Series

Arapahoe Phil Principal Trumpeter Anthony Zator provides this week’s playlist. Listen here

Tony’s playlist includes Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto, Adams’ Naïve and Sentimental Music, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7, and Debussy’s La Mer.

Note: The playlists are created in Primephonic, the world’s largest classical music streaming app. Sign up for a free two-month trial and initiate a donation to the Arapahoe Phil from Primephonic!
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Wednesday, June 3, 2020 – MusicConnects Series

AP Principal Keyboardist Cindi Hsu and Principal Cellist James Todd performed Cindi’s composition Spring Music for the series this week. (With special guest appearance by Jazz the Cat.)


Thom HerlinMonday, June 1, 2020 – AP Playlist Series

Arapahoe Phil Principal Bassist Thomas Herlin shares his top 5 favorite compositions – his Philharmonic Phavorites – in this week’s playlist. Listen here

Thom’s playlist includes Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 14, Ruggles’ Organum, Mahler’s First Symphony, Berg’s Violin Concerto, and Bach’s Prelude and Fugue No. 1.

Note: The playlists are created in Primephonic, the world’s largest classical music streaming app. Sign up for a free two-month trial and initiate a donation to the Arapahoe Phil from Primephonic! Sign up now


Tuesday, May 26, 2020 – MusicConnects Series

Evelyn Rutenberg, Principal Flutist of the Arapahoe Phil, performed works for flute and accordion for our series this week.


Cindi HsuMonday, May 25, 2020 – AP Playlist Series

Our Principal Keyboardist Cindi Hsu shares her favorite compositions with us this week. Listen here

Cindi’s playlist includes Osvaldo Golijov’s Azul, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major, Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor, Guy Ropartz’s Prelude, Marine et Chansons, and Ravel’s La Valse.

Note: The playlists are created in Primephonic, the world’s largest classical music streaming app. Sign up for a free two-month trial and initiate a donation to the Arapahoe Phil from Primephonic! Sign up now


Tuesday, May 19, 2020 – MusicConnects Series

Joey Glassman, the AP’s Principal Percussionist, performed a live recital for the series on marimba, snare and vibraphone featuring compositions by Eric Sammut, J.S. Bach, John S. Pratt, Jacques Delecluse, and Joey Glassman.


Heidi SnyderMonday, May 18, 2020 – AP Playlist Series

Arapahoe Phil Principal Violist Heidi Snyder shares her favorite compositions with us this week. Listen here

Heidi’s playlist includes Marquez’s Danzon No. 2, Bernstein’s “Mambo” from Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Gershwin’s An American in Paris, the first movement, Allegro vivace, from Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony (No. 4), and Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances.

Note: The playlists are created in Primephonic, the world’s largest classical music streaming app. Sign up for a free two-month trial and initiate a donation to the Arapahoe Phil from Primephonic! Sign up now


Tuesday, May 12, 2020 – MusicConnects Series

Hillary Schefter, Arapahoe Phil’s principal harpist, performed a live recital of works by Antoine Francisque, Marcel Grandjany, and Robert Schumann.


Monday, May 11, 2020 – AP Playlist Series

David EllisAP Principal Trombonist Dr. David Ellis shares his five favorite compositions. Listen here

David’s playlist includes Ewazen’s A Western Fanfare, Holst’s “Saturn” from The Planets, Stravinsky’s “Infernal Dance” from the Firebird Suite, Beethoven’s Drei Equali for 4 Trombones, and Respighi’s “Pines of the Appian Way” from the Pines of Rome.

Note: The playlists are created in Primephonic, the world’s largest classical music streaming app. Sign up for a free two-month trial and initiate a donation to the Arapahoe Phil from Primephonic! Sign up now


Tuesday, May 5, 2020 – MusicConnects Series

Cellist Ethan Blake, our 2019-2020 T. Gordon Parks Concerto Competition Winner, kicks off our first program of the new weekly MusicConnects performance series. Tune in to our You Tube channel or Facebook page every Tuesday night at 7:00pm for live and recorded performances and interviews by Arapahoe Phil musicians and special guests.


Monday, May 4, 2020 – AP Playlist Series

Tracy LaGuardiaAP Concertmaster Tracy LaGuardia shares her five favorite compositions with us in this week’s playlist. Listen here

Tracy’s playlist includes Saint-Saëns’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, and Respighi’s Pines of Rome.

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Monday, April 27, 2020 – AP Playlist Series

This Friday, May 1st, would have been our final concert of the “On With the Dance!” season. In honor of the “Danza Final” program, we’re presenting it the only way we can right now – through a playlist! Devin has even recorded a pre-concert talk about the program.

The “Danza Final” program includes Ravel’s La Valse, Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1, Brahms’ Hungarian Dances Nos. 1 and 4, Ginastera’s Four Dances from Estancia, Florence Price’s Dances in the Canebrakes, and Saint-Saëns’ Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah. Listen here


Monday, April 20, 2020 – AP Playlist Series

Virginia Limbird, our Principal Oboist, shares her top five compositions with us this week. Spoiler alert: she likes oboe music. Listen here

Virginia’s playlist includes Vaughan Williams’ Concerto in a minor for Oboe and Strings, David Mullikin’s Oboe Concerto, Antal Doráti’s Cinq pièces pour la hautbois, Vivaldi’s Oboe Concerto in c minor, and Schumann’s Drei Romanzen.

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Monday, April 13, 2020 – AP Playlist Series

Devin Patrick Hughes, Music DirectorConductor Devin Patrick Hughes provides an introduction to his recommended playlist – the complete symphonies of Anton Bruckner. Listen to his suggested recordings here.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020 – Live Recording

Today just felt like a Star Wars kind of day. Enjoy this compilation live recording from our March 2018 “Night at the Movies – Final Frontier” performance!


Monday, April 6, 2020 – AP Playlist Series

Laura JohnsonOur Principal Second Violinist Laura Johnson shares her top five favorite pieces with us in her playlist. Listen here

Laura’s playlist includes Dvorak’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherezade, Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 – Live Recording

Enjoy this September 2018 recording of Schumann’s “Rhenish” Symphony:


Monday, March 30, 2020 – AP Playlist Series

Evelyn RutenbergAP Principal Flautist Evelyn Rutenberg shares her five favorite compositions with us in her playlist. Listen here

Evelyn’s playlist includes Barok’s Concerto for Orchestra, Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8, Stravinsky’s Petrushka, and Verdi’s Requiem.

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Monday, March 23, 2020 – AP Playlist Series

Erin AchesonAP Executive Director Erin Acheson shares five of the most influential compositions to her in this playlist. Listen here

Erin’s playlist includes Gavin Bryars’ Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet, Arvo Pärt’s Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, Brahms’ Horn Trio, “Jupiter” from Holst’s Planets, and Mozart’s Requiem.

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