CoRE—COmpass Resonance Ensemble returns in a performance that begins with the Colorado premiere of a minuet by Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi (1755-1818), a composer Carrettín has researched extensively in Italian archives. Then Mina Gajić performs Mozart’s brilliant, charming, and poignant Piano Concerto in A Major K.414, accompanied by CoRE. The Festival Chorus completes the finale of […]
Of all the piano soloists in the history of the instrument, one has garnered the undisputed reputation for her mastery of J.S. Bach’s oeuvre: Ms. Hewitt performs in Boulder for the first time, on a Fazioli concert grand piano. “I know of no musician whose Bach playing on any instrument is of greater subtlety, beauty […]
Works by Saint-Saens, Liszt, Franck, and J.S. Bach. Top Prize winners of Boulder International Chamber Music Competition 2018 travel from Warsaw for this splendid program featuring accordionist Iwo Jedynecki and pianist Aleksander Krzyżanowski. COmpass Resonance Ensemble joins the duo for a double concerto by J.S. Bach in a special transcription for this event.
COmpass Resonance Ensemble, our CoRE of resident musical artists performs works of extreme beauty composed by Schmelzer, Rosenmüller, Marini, Salomone Rossi, Francesca Caccini, and J.S. Bach. Carrettín collaborates with small and large ensembles in vocal and instrumental chamber music culminating in our 15-piece baroque orchestra with CoRE soloists.
39th Season Opening! Distinct, poetic, and rarely-heard works by Buxtehude, Piani, Pandolfi, Stradella, Couperin, and J.S. Bach. Ian Watson, harpsichord Associate Director, Händel+Haydn Society Guy Fishman, cello Principal Cellist, Händel+Haydn Society Zachary Carrettín, violin Music Director, Boulder Bach Festival & COmpass Resonance Ensemble
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 events (at schools, retirement homes, libraries, etc.), the Boulder Bach Festival ended its 38th season with a spectacular finale on Thursday, May 23. 2019, at Boulder Seventh Day Adventist Church. BBF audiences […]
On May 23, the Boulder Bach Festival Orchestra celebrates our 38th Season Finale in a spectacular and virtuosic program of “sturm und drang” and romantic music. Joined by some of the nation’s most exceptional historically-inspired musicians, Boulder’s own Festival Orchestra performs a program of Haydn, Chopin, and Brahms. Music Director Zachary Carrettín leads from the […]
A Review by Gwen Gray (Photo credits from Broomfield Auditorium: Opus Zero) Few have ever claimed that love is a singular emotion. It can be patient, blind, ill-fated, all-consuming, unrequited, sweet, tragic or true — and that’s just for starters. This was illustrated in great detail during the Boulder Bach Festival’s Feb. 14, 2019 production […]
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Boulder Bach Festival! The Boulder Bach Festival Baroque Orchestra and Soloists present a diverse and dramatic program of Purcell, Vivaldi, Händel, and Valentine on Valentine’s Day. Joined by phenomenal soloists cellist Guy Fishman, virtuosa mezzo-soprano Claire McCahan, and Boulder’s adored soprano Szilvia Schranz in her return to the Front Range, […]
A Preview by Gwen Gray Love and passion, in their most intense and concentrated expressions, are the ties that bind the eight works to be presented in Boulder Bach Festival’s upcoming “With Love from London,” set to debut on Valentine’s Day. The program is brimming with tantalizing Purcell, Vivaldi and Händel selections, and a little-known […]
A Preview by Betsy Schwarm Spoiler alert: Beethoven was deaf! Of course, anyone reading this article already knew that, and likely also knew that...
A preview by Betsy Schwarm On January 27, 1945, in the closing months of World War II, the Russian Red Army reached the gates of Auschwitz, subsequently...
A Preview by Ruth L. Carver Certain operas are perennial favorites – by all sorts of companies, schools, orchestras, musicologists, not to mention...