By Betsy Schwarm In troubled times, music can be the perfect balm: soothing the soul and heartening one for the future. Alas that, for the past year and a half, live music experiences have been all too rare, for performers and audiences alike, though encouraging developments await! The new season for the Denver area’s St. […]
St. Martin’s Chamber Choir Virtual Performance. In addition to ethereal works for women’s voices and organ by Brahms and Mendelssohn, a small group of six women will perform the Mass for 3-part women’s chorus and organ by Hans Kössler (1853-1926), a German composer resident for much of his life in Hungary, and who counted Bartok […]
Maurice Ravel: La Valse Alberto Ginastera: Four Dances from Estancia Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1 Florence Price: Dances in the Canebrakes Johannes Brahms: Select Hungarian Dances Camille Saint-Saëns: Bacchanale, from Samson and Delilah Pre-concert talk with Conductor Devin Patrick Hughes at 6:45 p.m. Children’s Corner for kids of all ages at […]
By Marc Shulgold Quite a coup for the Colorado Chamber Players to enlist the services of internationally renowned cellist Lynn Harrell. Not only was he present for an exceptional concert on Saturday April 14th in Bethany Lutheran Church – Harrell generously starred in all three works. The program culminated with a sterling performance of […]
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 Marc Shulgold “I have fun with titles,” admits composer Derek Bermel. Which may explain the quirky name he gave to his work for clarinet and string quartet, A Short History of the Universe. No, it’s not intended as theme music for the Cosmos TV series. “It’s is a jumping off point,” he […]
A preview by Betsy Schwarm Choral Christmas concerts often rely on old favorites. There’s comfort to be found in hearing them, much like the comfort of...
A preview by Marc Shulgold The Grand Duke of Tuscany, Ferdinando I de’ Medici, and Christina of Lorraine were married in Florence in May, 1589, and it...
A preview by Betsy Schwarm “Liebe macht das Lied unsterblich!” = “Love makes the song (or melody) immortal!” The exclamation point is on the...