The Playground Ensemble, in Residence at Metro State University of Denver, is the Rocky Mountain region's premier new-music group. We are professional musicians, composers, educators, and fans dedicated to presenting chamber music as a living art form.

In addition to performing an annual concert season that features the work of recognized composers, we work to cultivate a thriving local composition community. With exciting outreach programs like our innovative Young Composers Playground we are showing young people that classical music is vibrant, adventurous, and relevant to the world they live in. We hope to inspire our audiences to not only listen, but to create!

Each year our Colorado Composers Concert (CoCoCo) features works by different Colorado-based composers. Twelve K–12 composers have had their work performed in our CoCoCo event.

The Playground's mission is to provide stimulating performances, expand common perceptions of both contemporary music and the chamber ensemble, and nurture a community around this music that we love.

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