Colorado Chamber Players offers a variety of educational and outreach program, reaching hundreds of students K-12, as well as hospital and mental health facility patients, seniors and the disabled. Some scholarships are available. For more information, please contact us using the form below.
In 2016-17, the Colorado Chamber Players will continue in the third year of a Residency at Denver School of the Arts. As part of the residency, CCP musicians give over 100 chamber music coaching sessions to DSA middle and high school students; as well as master classes. These talented students then perform at Children’s Hospital, for elementary schools and at senior centers. Repertoire in 2015-16 included works by Beethoven, Brahms, Vivaldi, Telemann, Shostakovich, Dvorak, Haydn and Couperin.
Outreach programs available to schools in 2016-17
- Shostakovich: Jump Through the Window! (for high school and middle school students) DETAILS
- Viva Latina! DETAILS
- Testament: The Diary of Bella Berliner (for middle and high schools) DETAILS
- Soul in Turmoil: The Hidden Life of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky DETAILS
- Revolutionary Times: Haydn and Washington DETAILS
Interested in one of our programs or have a question? Email us using the link below.
Shostakovich: Jump Through the Window! for high school and middle school students
CCP musicians perform the chamber music of Shostakovich with one actor/narrator, with a script by nationally renowned playwright Josh Hartwell (Buntport and Curious Theatres.) An invented meeting occurs between Shostakovich, a Russian composer that had to conform to Soviet rules set by Stalin; and Josef Stalin. This creative program combines 20th Century Russian/Soviet and American history, World Geography, chamber music and theatre. Students will examine World History through the lens of the arts, and will compare the US and Soviet governments. Issues raised will include government censorship of the arts in both governments in the 20th century; role of detante and espionage in the arts during the Cold War; and the current arts climate.
A flute quartet program presented in Spanish and English, this concert is designed for single visits to elementary schools with large Hispanic populations. The music of composers from Spanish speaking countries (Mexico, Argentina, Spain and Uruguay) is featured.
Testament: The Diary of Bella Berliner for middle and high schools
The great-grandmother of artistic director Barbara Hamilton, Bella Berliner, was in hiding during the Nazi occupation of Holland 1942-1945. Bella’s diary, translated by Barbara’s mother and sister, provides amazing insights into the plight of Jews during the Holocaust. Music of the era is combined with excerpts from Bella’s diary (read by Colorado Shakespeare Festival actor Mare Trevathan), slides, historical information and family photos. Anti-bullying themes, themes addressing homelessness and displacement.
Soul in Turmoil: The Hidden Life of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
A chamber music/theatre program with Curious Theatre actors, for middle and high schools. As a homosexual in Tsarist Russia, composer Tchaikovsky was unable to live out in the open as a gay man. He struggled for much of his life with the need to hide his sexuality. This program aims to help the GLBT student community at middle schools and high schools, understand how others throughout history have dealt with similar situations, via a music/theatre program.
Revolutionary Times: Haydn and Washington
String quartet and two actors, with puppets. An engaging, entertaining chamber music and theatre piece for elementary school students. Music of Franz Josef Haydn and a script by Josh Hartwell, present information about European and American governments in the late 1700’s, as well as an amusing look at the similarities and differences between the composer and the first President of the USA.