Here are highlights from our most recent season
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NOWELL AND LEFFINGWELL
April 30, 2021
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April 30, 2021
NOWELL AND LEFFINGWELL
Duo harpsichordists Wesley Leffingwell and Frank Nowell team up for a program of rare gems highlighting the rich and distinctive sound of two harpsichords. A Baroque panorama spanning two centuries of music, with selections by Gabrieli, Buxtehude, Picchi, LeRoux, Pachelbel, Mattheson, and Schuster. Frank and Wesley are calling their program “Cembali Gioiosi” (Happy Harpsichords) – a fitting and festive title for Happy Hour Concerts finale and a celebration of springtime!
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Canzon Primi Toni a 8 – Giovanni Gabrieli (1547-1612)
Ciacona in E Minor – Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Ballo ditto il Picchi (1619) – Giovanni Picchi (1571-1643)
Suite in D Minor for Two Harpsichords – Gaspard LeRoux (c.1680-1707)
Allemande la Vauvert
Sitio (1992) – Serge Arcuri (b. 1959)
Aria Tertia from Hexachordum Apollinis – Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
Sonata a Due Cembali – Johann Mattheson (1681-1764)
Variazioni per Due Cembali – Joseph Schuster (1748-1812)
March 12, 2021
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.
Amanda Balestrieri, soprano
Brune Macary, baroque violin
Sarah Biber, viola da gamba and baroque cello
Wesley Leffingwell, bentside spinet and chamber organ
– Lament, Despair & Outrage –
“Ad Dominum, cum tribularer, clamavi” (In my trouble I cried to the Lord)
Fuga 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)
Two songs – Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
“The Maid’s Complaint ”
(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
– 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
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.
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Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 – J.S. Bach
Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005 – J.S. Bach
December 4, 2020
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.
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Sonnerie de Saint Geneviève du Mont de Paris – Marin Marais (1656 – 1728)
Suite in C compiled from Piece de Clavecin – Louis Couperin (1626 – 1661)
Le Moutier, Allemande de Mr. de Chambonnières
Double du Moutier par Mr. Couperin
Pièces de clavecin qui peuvent se jouer sur le violon No. 1 in D Minor – Élizabeth-Claude Jacquet de Le Guerre (1665 – 1729)
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)
October 23, 2020
COLORADO CHAMBER PLAYERS
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.
Partita in A major for viola d’amore and continuo – Christian Pezold (1677-1733)
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)
September 25, 2020
PARISH HOUSE BAROQUE
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
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)
Tempo di Gavotta. Allegro
Trio Sonata in C major, QV 2:Anh.3 – Johann Joachim Quantz (1697 – 1773)
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)
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