Start the weekend right with great music in a relaxed setting

 

Welcome to

Happy Hour Chamber Concerts – Online!

During this time of pandemic we are continuing our mission to bring Early Music artists and appreciative audiences together in an intimate and informal setting. What’s different this season is that we are bringing this wonderful music into your home – or wherever else you want to hear it. Happy Hour Chamber Concerts is online this year. When you purchase a ticket, you will receive a link to a pre-recorded concert you can view online. We’ll even throw in the wine and snacks! Our artists and board members are sharing a favorite recipe and wine paring you can fix ahead of time to enjoy during the concert! Fifteen minutes after the end of the concert, you are invited to an hour-long video conversation with the musicians and the rest of the audience. You can click here to get a more complete picture of how HHCC Online works, along with some FAQs that will help you maximize your enjoyment of great music.

We know the best way to experience this incredible music is in live performance, but we hope these online concerts will help to create a happy hour or two while we all work to keep each other healthy. Our thanks to our incredible musicians and our wonderful patrons for making this possible!


 

Our next concert

Rocky Mountain ConsortFRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2020
6:00 PM MST


ROCKY MOUNTAIN CONSORT

Perspectives of Antiquity

What’s new? What’s old? It all depends…. At one time, all Early Music was “contemporary music,” and within the Baroque universe, some earlier composers influenced those who came after them. Join us December 4, as we welcome Rocky Mountain Consort to Happy Hour. They will delight our ears and our imaginations, inviting us to discover the wonderful energy and evolution of the unfolding Early Music project. It’s an exploration of Perspectives of Antiquity, and a reminder that beautiful music continues to charm us, no matter how old it may be. Click here to enjoy a preview of this wonderful concert!

To learn more about a performer, click on that person’s name immediately below.  And to purchase tickets, click here. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $13 for senior and students. Patrons under 18 years of age have free admission. Tickets are on sale through Thursday, December 3; tickets will not be available for purchase the day of the concert.

 

Performers
     Brune Macary – baroque violin
     Sarah Biber – viola da gamba
     Wesley Leffingwell – harpsichord

 

Program 

Sonnerie de Saint Geneviève du Mont de Paris – Marin Marais (1656 – 1728)

 

Suite in C compiled from Piece de Clavecin – Louis Couperin (1626 – 1661)
      Prelude
      Le Moutier, Allemande de Mr. de Chambonnières
      Double du Moutier par Mr. Couperin
      Passacaille

 

Pièces de clavecin qui peuvent se jouer sur le violon No. 1 in D Minor – Élizabeth-Claude Jacquet de Le Guerre (1665 – 1729)
      No marking
      Presto
      Aria
      Presto

 

Fantasie pour la basse de violle – Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767)

 

Fantasia, FbWV 206 – Johann Jakob Froberger (1616 – 1667)

 

Pièce de clavecin en concert No. 4 in B-flat Major – Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 – 1764)
      La Pantomime
      L’Indiscrète
      La Rameau

 


And then

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021
6:00 PM MST


JUBAL FULKS

J.S. Bach
Three Violin Sonatas

 

Jubal Fulks returns to Happy Hour with three stunning solo violin sonatas by J.S. Bach (BWV 1001, 1003, and 1005). Each sonata stands as a distinctive pillar of the violin repertoire, but all three share a common sonata structure featuring improvisation, fugue, a stunning third slow movement, and fiery finale. For three hundred years, these gorgeous masterpieces have defined the art and capacity of the violin, and they will continue to do so for generations to come. Tickets will go on sale around January 19.

 

Program 

Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001  – Johann Sabastien Bach (1685 – 1750)
      Adagio
      Fuga
      Siciliano
      Presto

 

Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003  – J.S. Bach 
      Grave
      Fuga
      Andante
      Allegro

 

Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005  – J.S. Bach 
      Adagio
      Fuga
      Largo
      Allegro assai


 

The rest of the season

More concerts are in development for 2021! We will post them here as dates and programs are finalized. Thank you for your on-going support of Happy Hour Chamber Concerts and our marvelous musicians!

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”

 

  • “We find these concerts to be such a treat. They seem to help launch a few days of ease. The music is always first class and very engaging.”