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, […]
Now in their 24th season, the Colorado Chamber Players had never done an all-Baroque program – until now.
A review by Marc Shulgold Rather than celebrate Mother’s Day with a mom-flavored program at their Sunday evening concert in Bethany Lutheran Church, a six-member contingent from the Colorado Chamber Players chose to honor the recent birthdays of Brahms and Tchaikovsky, who both arrived on a May 7 (the former in 1833, the latter seven years […]
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 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 […]
A Review by Robin McNeil The Colorado Chamber Players opened the month of February with an absolutely sensational program of two string quintets: Musica Notturna delle Strade di Madrid, G. 324 (Night Music of the Streets of Madrid) by Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805), and Schubert’s (1797-1828) String Quintet in C Major, D. 956. This matinee performance […]
By Robin McNeil “It is a haunting and atmospheric work, with amazing bass clarinet writing, and unique coloristic effects.” WHAT: The Colorado Chamber Players present a free concert WHEN: Sunday, June 9, 2013, 2:00 pm WHERE: Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302 ADMISSION: Free CONCERT PREVIEW: WHEN: Thursday, June 6th, 2013, 7:30 […]
By Marc Shulgold It’s hard to explain our fondness for complete sets of things, but it is an inescapable craving: possessing all of the Beatles LPs (or the glorious CD box), Beethoven’s nine Symphonies, Shakespeare’s plays, the full set of “Star Wars” characters pictured on Pepsi cans (don’t laugh — my son proudly displayed them […]
A CD review by Betsy Schwarm Given current events, some may see accidental irony in the title of this delightful new recording of Schubert’s Sonatinas for...
A review by Betsy Schwarm Photo credits: Britt Ripley “The show must go on:” a time-worn mantra that doesn’t allow for global...
A Preview by Betsy Schwarm Spoiler alert: Beethoven was deaf! Of course, anyone reading this article already knew that, and likely also knew that...