Start the weekend right with great music in a relaxed setting

Welcome to our twelfth season!

Whether you are new to our series or a familiar face, we hope you will join us for our spectacular line-up of concerts for this season. We offer live performance and online streaming of Early Music. If you join us in-person, you’ll get to experience the wonderful intimacy of our performance space at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Denver. We offer complimentary wine, beverages, and snacks that create a relaxing place to enjoy beautiful music. Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list (click here) if you’re not already on it. That way you will have all the latest news about upcoming concerts.


Our final concert this season

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 6:00 PM MDT

Un tas de cordes

Jeffrey Noonan, Sarah Biber, Samuel Breene

 

“String Music from the French Court”

 

Happy Hour Concerts welcomes Un tas de cordes to our series for a first-time concert. The Baroque string trio performs a program of chamber music from the courts of Louis XIV and Louis XV. The evening will feature sonatas by Jean-Féry Rebel and Georg Muffat as well as a haunting viola da gamba solo by the famed Marin Marais. The concert closes with a charming and regal chaconne by Marais’ student Jacques Morel.

All of these composers had close contact with Jean-Baptiste Lully, Louis XIV’s favorite composer, yet each also felt the influence of Italian musicians like Corelli. The program includes pieces that reflect both French and Italian styles, drawing on the best aspects of both.

Un tas de cordes is Samuel Breene (Baroque violin), Sarah Biber (viola da gamba) and Jeffrey Noonan (theorbo). The trio presented this concert earlier in the season in the Midwest and on the East Coast and is pleased to bring the concert to the High Country.

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Program

 

Sonata sixiéme (Sonate a Violon Seul,  Livre 2, 1713) – Jean-Féry Rebel (1666-1747)
      Grave
     
Legerement
     
Gracieusement
     
Viste

 

Prélude Ré Majeur (Saizenay manuscript, 1669) Robert de Visée (c. 1655 – 1732/3)

 

Sonata Violino Solo (Arcibskuptvf v Kromĕřiži, 1677) Georg Muffat (1653-1704)
     
Adagio
     
Allegro
     
Adagio
     
Allegro-Adagio

 

Tombeau pour le Cadet Marias (Pièces de viol, Cinquéme Livre, 1725) Marin Marais (1656-1728)

 

Chaconne en trio (Pièces de violle, Livre 1, 1709) Jacques Morel (fl. c.1700-1749)


We hope we’ll see you at one of our concerts—in person or online. You can click here to see a line-up of all of our concerts for this season

What people are saying

 

  • “The epitome of Baroque!”

 

  • “It’s the perfect way to start a weekend! We get beautiful music, and there’s plenty of time for dinner afterwards.”

 

  • “For no-stress, pure enjoyment of chamber music, I recommend Happy Hour Chamber Concerts – cozy setting and skilled musicians, topped off with a glass of wine!”

 

  • “Dessert for the ear!”

 

  • “I feel lucky every time I am able to attend one of these wonderful concerts in this lovely church venue.”

 

  • “Delightful music and perfect atmosphere, including the ‘happy hour’ wine!”