Tag Archives: Cynthia Katsarelis

Chamber Messiah in Boulder: Pro Musica Colorado and Boulder Chamber Chorale

A preview article – by Betsy Schwarm Is there such a thing as a single “authentic” Messiah? Even the composer himself might suggest not; after all, in the seventeen years between the work’s premiere in 1742 and Handel’s passing, he presented the work again and again, often reshaping it for particular singers and/or venues. So […]

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Concerto Premiere Honors a Hero Violinist

A review by Marc Shulgold  On January 13, 2012, the massive cruise ship Costa Condordia was ripped open by an undersea rock off of Isola del Giglio on Italy’s Tuscan coast. Most of the 4,200 passengers and crew were rescued, but 32 did not survive. Among the dead was a Hungarian violinist named Sándor Fehér, […]

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Classical Styles Reborn with Pro Musica

Preview by Betsy Schwarm As a chamber orchestra specializing in symphonic works of humbler proportion, Pro Musica might not be expected to have much to do with early 20th century repertoire. Epic Mahler symphonies, even those of Rachmaninoff, wouldn’t suit the ensemble’s mission. However, that same generation also produced the Neoclassical school of thought. Here, […]

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Pro Musica Colorado

A review by Marc Shulgold For a small ensemble of 21 strings, Pro Musica Colorado appears willing to take on big challenges- as was demonstrated at the first of two weekend concerts on Friday night, in a program titled “American Seasons”. Led by Cynthia Katsarelis, an energetic, disciplined conductor, this ambitious group tackled some mighty […]

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Fall 2014 Instrumental Music Roundup

A preview by Robin McNeil Scen3 Fall 2014 Instrumental Music Roundup This coming concert season is going to be very exciting because it contains some rarely heard music, music that we know, and music which is so important in all of music literature, that you simply must go hear it. Some of the organizations listed […]

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Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra: Mendelssohn Goes to Scotland

A Review by Robin McNeil Maestra Cynthia Katsarelis, Edward Dusinberre, and the Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra are world class. Every musician who has spent his life practicing 4 to 8 hours a day, and who goes out on stage, not only because he wants to perform, but because he has such a love for […]

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