DeVotchKa, Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Red Rocks (photos, review)

Nick Urata is aging. Of course he is -- we all are. But with Urata, it's almost impossible to tell. His visage, anchoring the brilliant Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Red Rocks on Thursday night (the fourth consecutive year the two musical giants have combined efforts at the iconic amphitheater), revealed little change from the first time his band DeVotchKa shared this stage with them.

Gregory Alan Isakov and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Boettcher Concert Hall, 11-8-13 (review)

The Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Gregory Alan Isakov are, in that order, my two favorite local music acts. For a couple of years now, I've been quite content to alternate my appreciation of their talents, taking in Isakov’s small, intimate records in my car and the orchestra’s large classics in the flesh, over multiple Friday nights at Boettcher Concert Hall.