New Talent Announced for DeVotchKa with the Colorado Symphony Concert on July 23 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 14, 2015 – The Colorado Symphony and DeVotchKa are returning to collaborate at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Thursday, July 23 and are now proud to announce that artists Kishi Bashi and Ariel Pink will also be joining the concert. Both of these artists will perform with a string section from the Colorado Symphony before DeVotchKa takes the stage to perform with the entire Colorado Symphony. All of these elements will add to what is promising to be a stunning musical and visual spectacle.
Kishi Bashi is the project and stage name of musician and singer Kaoru Ishibashi (K. IshiBashi). Kishi Bashi’s main show is to perform live solo violin, mixed with singing, beat-boxing, and other sounds recorded by Ishibashi and then looped together to make the full performance. Kishi Bashi’s stunning violin abilities and transformative style will make for an extraordinary pairing to the sounds of the Colorado Symphony.
Ariel Pink is a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, recording music extremely eclectic and beyond any one genre. Pink adds unique sounds and inspirations not often found in popular music. Formerly the lead member of the band called Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Pink released his debut standalone album “Pom Pom” in 2014. His distinctive sound and style, mixed with the music of the Colorado Symphony, is sure to make for a unique concert experience.
The creative partnership between DeVotchKa and the Colorado Symphony, described by Westword as “total bliss,” is now a Colorado tradition. Conducted by Scott O’Neil, this concert marks the fifth time DeVotchKa and the Colorado Symphony will share a stage. Last year’s concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre was at full capacity.
“The feeling of performing with 75 people on stage is indescribable, and the fact that we get to do it for a fifth time this summer has got us inspired to pull out all the stops.” says Nick Urata, DeVotchKa’s lead singer, guitarist and songwriter. With these two added artists, the concert is preparing to be even better than in years past.
Tickets are available online at www.coloradosymphony.org , by phone at 303.623.7876, and in person at the Boettcher Concert Hall Box Office, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1000 14th Street. The Box Office is open Monday – Friday, 10 am – 6 pm; Saturday, noon – 6 pm; and two hours prior to each performance.
The Colorado Symphony thanks its gracious sponsors: The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Arrow Electronics, KBCO, and Twist & Shout Records.
Grammy nominated DeVotchKa is a four-piece multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble. International ambassadors of Colorado music, the Boulder-based quartet is composed of Nick Urata, who sings and plays theremin, guitar, bouzouki, piano and trumpet; Tom Hagerman, who plays violin, accordion and piano; Jeanie Schroder, who sings and plays sousaphone, double bass and flute; and Shawn King, who plays percussion and trumpet. www.devotchka.net
ABOUT THE COLORADO SYMPHONY
One of the leading orchestras in the United States, the Colorado Symphony performs more than 150 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado. Led by internationally renowned Music Director Andrew Litton, the Colorado Symphony is home to eighty full-time musicians, representing more than a dozen nations, and regularly welcomes the most celebrated artists from the world of symphonic music and beyond. Every season, the Colorado Symphony serves more than 250,000 people from all walks of life, performing a range of musical styles, from traditional to contemporary. Recognized as an incubator of innovation, creativity, and excellence, the Colorado Symphony continually expands its reach through education, outreach, and programming. The Colorado Symphony partners with the state’s leading musical artists, cultural organizations, corporations, foundations, sports teams, and individuals to expose diverse audiences to the transformative power of music. To learn more, visit www.coloradosymphony.org.