Barbara Hamilton, Artistic Director, Colorado Chamber Players, July 2017
In the 2017-18 season, the Colorado Chamber Players will head in a new direction than in previous seasons. We are collaborating with many friends this season, some new to us, and some old and dear friends. “Music Among Friends” expresses the wonderful camaraderie among chamber musicians, and we are thrilled to share our programs with you in our 24th full season.
On November 11th and 12th, the Colorado Chamber Players will present its first all-Baroque program Wonders of the Heart, in November 2017, with the acclaimed soprano Amanda Balestrieri. CCP musicians and guests will delve into the period instrument world. We’ve come up with six wonderful pieces by J.S. Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi, Barbara Strozzi, Charpentier, and Couperin that show different aspects of love. We’re thrilled that Baroque specialists Carla Sciaky, Ken Mervine, and Candace Magner will be performing with us.
Our third year of performing Handel’s Messiah with the Saint John Cathedral Choir will be a joy. Join us at the Cathedral on December 9th or 10th, both at 7:30 p.m.
In January 2018, William Terwilliger, Violin and Andrew Cooperstock, Piano are featured in French Fireworks. Chausson’s dazzling Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet is a new piece for the Colorado Chamber Players. Terwilliger and Cooperstock are also members of Opus Two, and we can’t wait to hear their performance. Our friends from the University of Wyoming, John Fadial and Beth Vanderbourgh, will perform the lush Ravel Duo for Violin and Cello. Paul Primus will perform as soloist in the LeClair Concerto in A minor for Violin and Strings.
The highlight of our 24th season will be a week long residency with world-famous cellist Lynn Harrell in April 2018. Harrell will perform the Schubert Cello Quintet and Brahms Bb Sextet on Saturday April 14th, with just one appearance in Denver. He will also perform a solo Bach cello suite. Harrell will give a master class to area cello and chamber music students on Thursday April 12th. John Fadial, Beth Vanderbourgh, and Jennifer Ross will team with Colorado Chamber Players core members Barbara Hamilton and Paul Primus for a fabulous evening of chamber music.
Join us for a spectacular 24th season!
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