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, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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