Past Concerts

Most classical composers channeled their loftiest artistic thoughts into the genre of chamber music, the result being some of the finest works ever written.   Chamber music is, in a sense, a composer’s output at its highest, purest, most sincere form. 

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* continuing our support women composers, past and present
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Sunday | September 14 | 2:30 pm FOR THE END OF TIME

“Never was I listened to with such rapt attention and comprehension.” Messiaen, on the Quartet premier 15 January 1941, Stalag VIII-A prisoner-of-war camp, Gorlitz, Germany

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Katherine Johnson, soprano
Sergei Vassiliev, clarinet
Karine Garibova, violin
Pam Chaddon, cello
Angelina Gadeliya, piano

Schubert: “Shepherd on the Rock” (Der Hirt auf dem Felsen), D. 965
*Galina Ustvolskaya: Trio for violin, clarinet and piano
Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)

JOIN DR. OFER BEN-AMOTS, PROFESSOR OF COMPOSITION AT COLORADO COLLEGE, FOR AN INDEPTH PRE-CONCERT LECTURE ON THE QUARTET FOR THE END OF TIME BEGINNING AT 1:45

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Sunday | November 2 | 2:30 pm TEMPORAL & ETERNAL

“Music, I feel, must be emotional first and intellectual second.” Maurice Ravel

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Valerie Nicolosi, soprano
Jeri Jorgensen, violin
Pam Chaddon, cello
Zahari Metchkov, piano

*Amy Beach Three Songs: Chanson D’Amour, Mirage, Stella Viatoris
Beethoven Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1, “Ghost”
Ravel: Piano Trio in a minor

JOIN GEORGE PRESTON OF KCME 88.7, FOR A PRE-CONCERT LECTURE BEGINNING AT 1:45

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Sunday | March 15 | 2:30 pm   MOZART & BEETHOVEN

“I myself consider it to be the best thing I have written in my life.” Mozart, letter to his father about his Quintet for piano and winds K. 452

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Angelina Gadeliya, piano
Sergei Vassiliev, clarinet
Michael Yopp, french horn
Monica Ding, oboe
Joyce Fleck, bassoon

Mozart: Quintet in E flat major for Piano and Winds, K. 452
Beethoven: Quintet in E-flat for Piano and Winds, Op. 16

JOIN COMPOSER AND PIANIST MARK ARNEST, FOR A PRE-CONCERT LECTURE BEGINNING AT 1:45

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Sunday | April 12 | 2:30 pm  SOUND & FURY

“Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.” Johannes Brahms

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Jeri Jorgensen, violin
Pam Chaddon, cello
Zahari Metchkov, piano

Mozart: Piano Trio in G major, K. 564

*Rebecca Clarke: Piano Trio

Brahms: Piano Trio No. 3 in c minor, Op. 101

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE BEGINNING AT 1:45

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Sunday | MAY 31   | 2:30 pm THE FLOWERING & FADING OF LOVE : An Italien Springtime

“The end of all good music is to affect the soul.” Claudio Monteverdi

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Elisa Wicks, baroque violin
Terri Moon, baroque violin
Pam Chaddon, baroque cello
Eric Wicks, harpsichord
SPECIAL GUEST:
Amanda Balestrieri , soprano

Music for soprano, strings and harpsichord by

Attilio Malachia Ariosti

Biagio Marini

Arcangelo Corelli

*Barbara Strozzi

Antonio Vivaldi

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