Here are highlights from our current season

CONCERT VIDEOS
AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING

 

CADMUS
March 12, 2021
Video archive

Video is available for viewing through May 31, 2021


Cadmus – archived video



 

JUBAL FULKS
February 19, 2021
Video archive

Video is available for viewing through May 15, 2021


Jubal Fulks – archived video



 

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March 12, 2021

CADMUS
From Darkness to Light

Cadmus takes us on a vocal  and instrumental odyssey from despair to joy, lament to peace. These baroque will bring a sparkle to your evening and woo the sun toward springtime. Please click on an artist’s name below to learn more about the performer. Here’s a short video excerpt of this wonderful concert.  You can view this wonderful concert through May 31, 2021; scroll above to find the PayPal button to purchase access.

Click on a name below to learn more about the performer. You can click here to see a printable program. You can view this wonderful concert through May 31, 2021; scroll above to find the PayPal button to purchase access.

 

Cadmus
Amanda Balestrieri, soprano
Brune Macary, baroque violin
Sarah Biber, viola da gamba and baroque cello
Wesley Leffingwell, bentside spinet and chamber organ

 

Program

– Lament, Despair & Outrage – 

“Ad Dominum, cum tribularer, clamavi” (In my trouble I cried to the Lord)
      F
uga en .4. con el tiple for organ – Antonio de Cabezón (1510-1566)
      Five-voice setting – Hans Leo Haßler (1564-1612)

Sonata in G Minor (violin), op. 364a  – George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
      I  Larghetto
      II  Allegro

Two songs – Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
      “The Maid’s Complaint ”
      “Raving Winds”
      (from A Selection of Original Scots Songs, editor William Napier, ca.1740-1812)

 

– Reflection & Resolve – 

“Die ihr aus dunklen Grüften den eitlen Mammon grabt” (You who dig for meaningless treasures in the dark chasms of the earth) – Handel

Sonata in G Minor (viola da gamba), op. 364b –  Handel
      III  Adagio
      IV  Allegro

 

– Beauty – 

“In den angenehmen Büschen” (In the beautiful greenery) – Handel

Prelude in B-flat Major (harpsichord), BWV 866  – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

 

– Peace – 

“By the stream so cool and clear” – Haydn
(from A Selection of Original Scots Songs, editor William Napier)

“Süße Stille, sanfte Quelle” (Sweet silence, gentle source of peaceful serenity) – Handel

 

– Joy – 

“Flammende Rose, Zierde der Erden” (Flaming rose, ornament of the earth) – Handel

February 19, 2021

JUBAL FULKS
J.S. Bach Three Violin Sonatas

Jubal Fulks presents three spectacular 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.

Click here to learn more about the performer. You can click here to see a printable program. You can view this wonderful concert through May 15, 2021; scroll above to find the PayPal button to purchase access.

 

Program

Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001  – Johann Sebastian 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

December 4, 2020

Rocky Mountain Consort

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. Rocky Mountain Consort delights 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 download a printable program. To learn more about a performer, click on that person’s name immediately below. 

 

Rocky Mountain Consort
     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

October 23, 2020

Colorado Chamber Players

COLORADO CHAMBER PLAYERS
Beguiling Enchantment

Colorado Chamber Players return to Happy Hour with a program featuring music played on the beguiling viola d’amore. The concert is preceded by a wonderful, short pre-concert lecture to introduce you to this amazing instrument. The composers’ lives span from the sixteenth to nineteenth century and demonstrate the enduring power of this instrument to evoke deep human resonance. Sarah Biber and Paul Primus bring wonderful artistry for the continuo, and Sarah’s solo by Tobias Hume is stunning. To learn more about a performer, click on a name below. And you can click here to download a printable copy of the program.

Colorado Chamber Players
      Barbara Hamilton  and Daniel Urbanowicz, violas d’amore
      Sarah Biber, viola da gamba and baroque cello
      Paul Primus, harpsichord

 

Program

Partita in A major for viola d’amore and continuo – Christian Pezold (1677-1733)
      Intrada
      Allemande
      Courante
      Sarabande
      Menuet I
      Aria
      Gavott
      Bourée
      Rondeau
      Menuet II
      Gigue

Galanterie #21, solo viola d’amore – Josef Fuchs (late 18th – early 19th centuries)

Tablature solo Viola da Gamba: Love’s Farewell – Tobias Hume (1569 – 1645)

Ah, que l‘amore , solo viola d’amore – Louis-Toussaint Milandre (c 1756 – c 1776)

Overture for 2 Violas d’amore and continuo – Wilhelm Ganspekch  (1691 – 1770)
      Overture-Presto-Passepied
      Gavotte 
      Menuet
      Bourée
      Hornpipe
      Gigue
      Chaconne

September 25, 2020

PARISH HOUSE BAROQUE
Baroque Sojourns

This concert invites us into a delightful journey through baroque treasures from familiar composers and, perhaps, some new musical friends. To learn more about Parish House Baroque, click here. You can click here to download a printable copy of the program. 

Parish House Baroque
      Elisa Wicks, baroque violin

      Jennifer Carpenter, recorders
      Pamela Chaddon, baroque cello
      Eric Wicks, harpsichord

Program

Folias echo para mi Señora Doña Tarolilla de Carallenos (1650) – Andrea Falconieri (1585 – 1656)

Sonate, correnti et arie, Op. 4: Sonata No. 26, “La Prosperina”- Marco Uccellini  (1603/1610 – 1680) 

Violin Sonata in A major, Op.5 No.9 – Arcangelo Corelli (1653 – 1713)
      Preludio. Largo
      Giga. Allegro
      Adagio
      Tempo di Gavotta. Allegro

Trio Sonata in C major, QV 2:Anh.3 – Johann Joachim Quantz (1697 – 1773)
      Affettuoso
      Alla breve
      Larghetto
      Vivace

Trio Sonata for treble recorder, violin and continuo in D minor, TWV42:d10  – Pierre Prowo  (1697 – 1757), also attributed to Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767)
      Allegro
      Adagio
      Allegro
      Presto

Click below to look at performances from our previous seasons