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Can Music Co-Exist With Social Relevance?

A preview by Marc Shulgold Cynthia Katsarelis acknowledges that the title of her orchestra’s season-opening concert offers a unifying, uplifting theme: “Rainbow Strings! A Concert of Hope.” But then she offers a caution. “This is not a social statement program.” Maybe, maybe not. Once it become apparent, there’s no ignoring the music’s subtext when her […]

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Pro Musica in “Cyberspace”

A review by Marc Shulgold Cynthia Katsarelis could barely contain her joy, as she began the concert by her Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra on Saturday. “We are so, so excited to be playing music together,” she told the small crowd gathered in Broomfield Auditorium. Half her face was concealed by a Covid mask, yet […]

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Springtime

Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra Cynthia Katsarelis, Music Director and Conductor Yumi-Hwang Williams, guest soloist Antonio Vivaldi Spring and Summer from The Four Seasons Yumi Hwang-Williams, Violin Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring: Ballet for Martha, Suite for 13 players Jordan M. Holloway Three Coloradan Snowscapes (World Premiere) *Jordan is the 2020 winner of the Composition Competition […]

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Achieving Zoomness: Performing Arts Online

A preview by Betsy Schwarm, January 13, 2021 It is at times like those of the past ten months that the performing arts can mean the most.  Not only is it a chance to gather together in a shared artistic experience, it is also a reminder of the marvelous things that mankind can create, especially […]

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Holiday Moods

  Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra  Cynthia Katsarelis, Music Director and Conductor   Yumi Hwang-Williams, guest soloist    Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Novelletten No. 1 Archangelo Corelli Christmas Concerto  Antonio Vivaldi Fall and Winter from The Four Seasons, Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin  Antonín Dvořák String Serenade   Antonín Dvořák’s Serenade for String Orchestra has been described as “balm for […]

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Holiday Moods Sparkle with Pro Musica

Review by Betsy Schwarm The concerts offered this first weekend of December by the Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra bore the heading “Holiday Moods.”  Admittedly, in this particular year, holiday moods are not quite what they have usually been.  However, if one needed some reassurance that there is still joy to be found, Pro Musica’s programs […]

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Holiday Moods

  Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra  Cynthia Katsarelis, Music Director and Conductor   Yumi Hwang-Williams, guest soloist    Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Novelletten No. 1 Archangelo Corelli Christmas Concerto  Antonio Vivaldi Fall and Winter from The Four Seasons, Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin  Antonín Dvořák String Serenade   Antonín Dvořák’s Serenade for String Orchestra has been described as “balm for […]

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Composing Climate: CONCERT CANCELLED

Ludwig Van Beethoven Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” Gwyneth Walker Earth and Sky ~ Featuring: Musica Harmonia String Trio Dianna Link World Premiere (CU Composition Competition winner) This program celebrates nature, but also raises concern about climate change. Beethoven himself named his Symphony No. 6, Pastoral, and provided a note for his first audience describing his […]

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Composing Climate: CONCERT CANCELLED

Ludwig Van Beethoven Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” Gwyneth Walker Earth and Sky ~ Featuring: Musica Harmonia String Trio Dianna Link World Premiere (CU Composition Competition winner) This program celebrates nature, but also raises concern about climate change. Beethoven himself named his Symphony No. 6, Pastoral, and provided a note for his first audience describing his […]

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Composing Climate: CONCERT CANCELLED

Ludwig Van Beethoven Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” Gwyneth Walker Earth and Sky ~ Featuring: Musica Harmonia String Trio Dianna Link World Premiere (CU Composition Competition winner) This program celebrates nature, but also raises concern about climate change. Beethoven himself named his Symphony No. 6, Pastoral, and provided a note for his first audience describing his […]

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