Project Description

Grantee Profile: Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado

Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado (BCOC) was founded in 2005 by artistic director Frank Nowell, who held a lifelong dream to bring Denver a professional orchestra devoted to music from the 17th and 18th centuries. The BCOC enchants Colorado audiences through music from period instruments in the traditional Baroque style. The organization strives to present a balance between familiar Baroque favorites and rarely performed music of the time. BCOC is the region’s only professional period-instrument orchestra.

In addition to a series of concerts, the Chamber Orchestra provides educational programs for youth and adults, and a unique outreach program called Baroque Out of Bounds. This series offers more intimate performances at nontraditional venues, allowing audiences to engage more deeply with the musicians. BCOC believes that music from the Baroque era speaks powerfully to our time, and should be accessible to all.

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation provided a general operating grant to the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado that allows for continued exploration of delivering high quality music in new formats and with new partners. We recognize that BCOC greatly adds to the rich and unique arts and culture offerings in Denver, and are pleased to support the Chamber Orchestra’s work.

Learn more online at bcocolorado.org.