Here are highlights from our current season

October 21, 2022

COLORADO CHAMBER PLAYERS
Barbara Hamilton, Paul Primus, Sarah Biber, Sarah Graf, and Karl Reque

“Twilight Zone”

Colorado Chamber Players return to live performance at Happy Hour Chamber Concerts with a wonderful Halloween treat! A delightfully haunted evening awaits, with strange and supernatural music of the Baroque era, by Marin Marais, Anthony Holborne, Henry Purcell, from the Gottweig Archive, and Giuseppe Tartini. Actor Chris Kendall will read short poems about the supernatural by Emily Dickinson, Robert Herrick, Moya Cannon, and William Shakespeare.

The Performers
     Barbara Hamilton, Viola d’amore, Baroque violin
     Paul Primus, Baroque violin and Harpsichord
     Sarah Biber, Viola da gamba
     Sarah Graf, Viola da gamba
     Karl Reque, Baroque viola, Viola da gamba

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Program

The Night Watch, mixed consort – Antony Holborne (1545-1602)

Suite #19 from the Gottweig archive, Viola d’amore and continuo – probably by Heinrich Biber (1644-1704)
 
Four part Fantasia in E Minor for broken consort – Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
 
Tableau de l’Opération de la Taille (“Description of a Bladder Surgery”) – Marin Marais (1656-1728)
 
The Funeralls, mixed consort – Holborne
 
Devil’s Trill sonata (1713), arr. for violin and ensemble – Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770)

September 23, 2022

SEVERAL FRIENDS
Linda Lunbeck, Elena Mathys, and Sarah Biber

“Fairest Isle”

Several Friends – Sarah Biber, Linda Lunbeck, and Elena Mathys – perform Henry Purcell’s famous aria, “Fairest Isle,” written for the semi-opera King Arthur, which recounts the battles between the Britons and the Saxons.  The song is a celebration of the Britons, their homeland, and their victory over the Saxons, beginning, “Fairest Isle, all isles excelling….”  In this program, Several Friends celebrates composers of Baroque England: Matthew Locke, Thomas Lupo, Henry Purcell, Andrew Parcham, Tobias Hume, and G.F. Händel, spanning the Elizabethan era through the tumult and splendor of the Restoration.

 

You can learn more about Linda Lunbeck (recorder), Sarah Biber (viola da gamba), and Elena Mathys (harpsichord) by clicking on their names here.

 

You can view and download a copy of the program by clicking on the link. 

 

Program

“Fairest Isle,” from King Arthur – Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Suite No. 8 in D Minor, from For Severall Friends – Matthew Locke  (1621/22-1677)
      Pavan
      Ayre
      Courante
      Sarabande
      Pavan

Sonata No. 5 in B-flat Major HWV 377 (1725) – George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
      (Allegro)
      Adagio
      Allegro

Love’s Farewell, from Captain Humes Musicall Humors (1605) – Tobias Hume (1569-1645)

Ground in C Minor, ZD 221, from Cambridge MS Mus 653 – Purcell (possibly William Croft 1678-1727)

Fantasia a 3 [D Minor] for 3 Bass Viols – Thomas Lupo (the elder) (1571-1628)

Solo [G Major], from  40 Airs Angloise & Trois Sonates – Andrew Parcham (flourished c. 1700)
      Poco Allegro
      Adagio
      Allegro – Adagio – Presto – Adagio – Spicato – Largo – Allegro

Sonata No. 1 in G Minor HWV 360 (1725-26)Handel
      Larghetto
      Andante
      Adagio

September 9, 2022

ANN MARIE MORGAN and HARUMI RHODES

“Interlude”

We begin our eleventh season with an opportunity to hear a concert we needed to postpone during the pandemic. Ann Marie Morgan and Harumi Rhodes offer us a wonderful treat in a concert featuring music from 17th century Italy, several of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, and a composition for scordatura viol and voice brought to life during the pandemic.

 

Performers
      Ann Marie Morgan,
viola da gamba and voice
      Harumi Rhodes , violin
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Program

Celeste Giglio  Fabrizio Caroso (1526/31 – 1605)

Sinfonia for treble and bass instruments Alessandro Stradella (1643 – 1682)
      Tutti senza titolo
      Allegro
      Dialogue
      Gigue
      Dialogue
      Allegro

Meditation on the Mandorla for scordatura viol and voiceAnn Marie Morgan (1960 – )

From The Goldberg Variations (BWV 998) – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
      Opening Aria
      Variation 27 Canone alla nona
      Variation 25 adagio
      Variation 7 al tempo di Giga

Sonata prima a Soprano solo Dario Castello (1602 – 1631)
      Allegro, Presto,  Allegro, Adagio, Allegro, Allegro, Adagio

Click below to look at performances from our previous seasons