A review by Betsy Schwarm The Colorado Chamber Players have long made a specialty of spotlighting music inspired by the Jewish experience of the 1930s/1940s. That repertoire comes complete with compelling backstories that flavor how one hears the music, even generations later, particularly as, all too often, those backstories reach tragic conclusions. For its season-closing […]
The Colorado Chamber Players presents a program of French music, fin de siecle. Program: Ernest Chausson: Chanson perpétuelle, op. 37, for Soprano, String Quartet and Piano Lily Boulanger: Nocturne and Cortege, for Violin and Piano Claude Debussy: Danse sacrée et danse profane, for Harp and Strings César Franck: Piano Quintet in f minor Musicians: Andrew […]
The Colorado Chamber Players presents a program of French music, fin de siecle. Program will be selected from the following: Ernest Chausson: Chanson perpétuelle, op. 37, for Soprano, String Quartet and Piano Lily Boulanger: Nocturne and Cortege, for Violin and Piano Claude Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano César Franck: Piano Quintet in f minor […]
A preview by Betsy Schwarm Leave it to other ensembles to fill a French-themed program with the usual suspects and rely upon Impressionistic works. In its program for January 2018, the Colorado Chamber Players has, admittedly, chosen to include Maurice Ravel, certainly a frequent favorite. However, rarely does one hear his elder countryman Ernest Chausson, […]
A preview by Marc Shulgold Barbara Hamilton and her Colorado Chamber Players have titled their two-year survey of Dmitri Shostakovich’s chamber music a “Celebration.” That’s appropriate – sort of. While the music world has come to celebrate the Russian composer’s work, the man’s life (1906-75) was anything but a celebration. “He walked a political tightrope,” […]
A preview by Marc Shulgold For many of those who are generations removed from the Holocaust, the pain still lingers: the heartbreak and loss of family members and the unending, unanswerable question, Why? And yet, amidst the horror of that dark time in history there are also uncountable tales of survival among those who faced […]
A review by Gwen Gray After an ambitious year that included a half-dozen public concerts, two subscriber-only performances, and several outreach and education...