Happy Hour Chamber Concerts

Welcome to Happy Hour Chamber Concerts. We present short programs of really good chamber music in an informal setting. All programs (60-75 minutes with no intermission) will be in the intimate and very pleasant sanctuary at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 790 South Corona Street, Denver on Fridays at 6 p.m. Light refreshments are available.

What people are saying.

"that was a wonderful concert - it seems the perfect format too. The timing was great too - we were able to go out after the concert, instead of having to rush through a dinner to make it in time"

"enjoyed reading the program notes in advance online, and not having to read while the performer was playing"

"We are sooooooo happy that the concert was such a success - we salute you ! "

"What a wonderful venue - the Cadmus Ensemble concert was fabulous !"

“there are plenty of reasons to be happy about the fledgling Happy Hour Chamber Concerts …the music is long on substance and the programs well thought out…a great option for people who want a musical warm-up before a nice dinner on the town…." Mark Rinaldi, Denver Post

Our Final Concert of the Season is Coming Right Up !!

We'll be showcasing three wonderful musicians and performers, Stacey Brady, Emily Bowman and Sandra Miller - all regulars with the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, the premier Baroque orchestra in Colorado. All Information is available here on our web site - including discounted tickets.

We've had an excellent year #2 and look forward to the 2014/15 season. Information will be available here as our programs develop.

Thanks for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you on the 9th of May, and again in the fall. Hope you have a great summer !

Friday, 9 May, 6 p.m.

Music for Three Voices: Emily Bowman, viola, Stacey Brady, violin, and Sandra Miller, cello. Music of Bach, Telemann and Capricornus

Samuel Capricornus: Ciacona
Telemann: Trio in B Minor for violin, viola and continuo
J.S. Bach: excerpts from the Goldberg Variations (transcribed for violin, viola and cello

Program Notes

Emily Bowman (viola), Stacey Brady (violin) and Sandra Miller (cello), are founding members of the Eldorado String Quartet and have been performing together in the Boulder-Denver area for the past fifteen years. Equally comfortable on both modern and period instruments, they perform regularly with the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado and Seicento Baroque, and among other musical organizations on the front range. This concert will be performed on period-style instruments and features works by Czech composer Samuel Friedrich Capricornus (1628-1665) and Georg Phillip Telemann (1681-1767). Excerpts from J.S. Bach’s renowned Goldberg Variations will also be on the program. There will be a brief informal discussion about the merits and challenges (and integrity !) of transcribing Bach’s keyboard work for three separate voices.