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 […]
Different Worlds: Shostakovich and Prokofiev As part of Trinity Presbyterian’s Second Tuesday Concert Series, the CCP will perform on December 8th. A dessert reception follows the concert, and is included in the ticket price. You can reserve advance tickets by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 303-422-3656, x 6000. You may also purchase tickets at the […]
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,” […]
By Robin McNeil The Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra will finish its concert series entitled Season of Journeys on April 12 and April 13. The previous two concerts were entitled Mozart Travels to London, Mendelssohn Goes to Scotland. This final concert is entitled The Road home: American Journeys. As you might guess from the title of American […]
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...