CoRE—COmpass Resonance Ensemble returns in a performance that begins with the Colorado premiere of a minuet by Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi (1755-1818), a composer Carrettín has researched extensively in Italian archives. Then Mina Gajić performs Mozart’s brilliant, charming, and poignant Piano Concerto in A Major K.414, accompanied by CoRE. The Festival Chorus completes the finale of […]
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 violin and piano, Boundless, with Zachary Carrettín and Mina Gajić. After all, “Boundless” can’t entirely describe the day-to-day activities of many, many millions of people living on lockdown in […]
Works by Saint-Saens, Liszt, Franck, and J.S. Bach. Top Prize winners of Boulder International Chamber Music Competition 2018 travel from Warsaw for this splendid program featuring accordionist Iwo Jedynecki and pianist Aleksander Krzyżanowski. COmpass Resonance Ensemble joins the duo for a double concerto by J.S. Bach in a special transcription for this event.
COmpass Resonance Ensemble, our CoRE of resident musical artists performs works of extreme beauty composed by Schmelzer, Rosenmüller, Marini, Salomone Rossi, Francesca Caccini, and J.S. Bach. Carrettín collaborates with small and large ensembles in vocal and instrumental chamber music culminating in our 15-piece baroque orchestra with CoRE soloists.
39th Season Opening! Distinct, poetic, and rarely-heard works by Buxtehude, Piani, Pandolfi, Stradella, Couperin, and J.S. Bach. Ian Watson, harpsichord Associate Director, Händel+Haydn Society Guy Fishman, cello Principal Cellist, Händel+Haydn Society Zachary Carrettín, violin Music Director, Boulder Bach Festival & COmpass Resonance Ensemble
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 events (at schools, retirement homes, libraries, etc.), the Boulder Bach Festival ended its 38th season with a spectacular finale on Thursday, May 23. 2019, at Boulder Seventh Day Adventist Church. BBF audiences […]
A Review by Gwen Gray (Photo credits from Broomfield Auditorium: Opus Zero) Few have ever claimed that love is a singular emotion. It can be patient, blind, ill-fated, all-consuming, unrequited, sweet, tragic or true — and that’s just for starters. This was illustrated in great detail during the Boulder Bach Festival’s Feb. 14, 2019 production […]
A Preview by Gwen Gray Love and passion, in their most intense and concentrated expressions, are the ties that bind the eight works to be presented in Boulder Bach Festival’s upcoming “With Love from London,” set to debut on Valentine’s Day. The program is brimming with tantalizing Purcell, Vivaldi and Händel selections, and a little-known […]
A review by Gwen Gray The crowd at the Dairy Arts Center quiets. A young man appears on stage, barefooted, a headset microphone at his lips and a smartphone in his hand. He begins a monosyllabic a cappella chant, which expands into a rich, rhythmic hymn as he digitally loops and chains his own vocals […]
A preview by Marc Shulgold Let’s face it: Johann Sebastian Bach and John Cage are not exactly like peas and carrots, as Forrest Gump would say. The two composers come from opposite ends of the musical spectrum – Bach a disciplined Baroque master who passionately followed the rules, Cage a gleeful, rule-destroying lover of random […]
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...