Start the weekend right with great music in a relaxed setting
Happy Hours are here again!
Our eleventh season has been spectacular, and it comes to an incredible finale with two wonderful concerts. We welcome Corde à vide for an evening of incredible music and conversation around “The Spirit of Improvisation.” And we extend our season into early June with a Happy Hour Encore featuring Jon Wasserman, and a wonderful program for voice, vihuela, and Baroque guitar. You can see details for both concerts immediately below. If you want to expand the “happy” during the evening of the concert, we suggest you consider adding a dinner to your itinerary. You can click here to see a list of restaurants in the vicinity of our concert venue. We hope that you will be able to join us for these wonderful events!
Our next concert….
FRIDAY, MAY 12, 6:00 PM MDT
AN EVENING WITH
AND LORNA PETERS
“The Spirit of Improvisation”
The adventurous and dynamic duo Corde à vide—violinist Jubal Fulks and harpsichordist Lorna Peters—will present “The Spirit of Improvisation,” a program of sonatas, chaconnes and preludes featuring the music of Corelli, Purcell, Bertali, Couperin and Biber. Their concert repertoire, which spans over a century of Baroque music, exemplifies the spontaneous, improvisatory character of this period, and will showcase the startling, cosmopolitan harmonic language of the 17th century, the rich complexity of the German baroque, the exhilarating virtuosity and dramatic flair of the Italian writing, and the sumptuous textures unique to the French style. HHCC Board member Ron Roschke joins them for a conversation exploring the artistry of improvisation.
Prelude in E minor for solo harpsichord – Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer
Sonata for Violin and Continuo in E minor, Op. 5, No. 8 – Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Unmeasured Prelude in G minor for solo harpsichord – Jean-Henri d’Anglebert
Passacaglia in G minor for Solo Violin – Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1706)
Music for a While – Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Unmeasured Prelude in C major for solo harpsichord – Louis Couperin (1626-1661)
Chaconne in C major for Violin and Continuo – Antonio Bertali (1605-1669)
A Happy Hour encore….
FRIDAY, JUNE 9
6:00 PM MDT
“Amores Rojos” (Red Loves)
We have extended our season into early June so we can feature this stunning program representing the lyrical and musical world of the 16th and 17th century Hispanic diaspora. Jon highlight works for the vihuela and baroque guitar. The music comes from 16th century Iberia and 17th century Spain, Peru, Mexico, and Chile and includes virtuosic fantasies (fantasias), dances (danzas), variations (diferencias), interspersed with renaissance villancicos and intabulations of vocal music as well as, tonos humanos, a genre of accompanied song from the baroque. The first half of the program will feature music from the renaissance performed on the vihuela, and the second half from the baroque performed on the baroque guitar. Please click here to learn more about this concert. And you can click here to see and hear Jon perform one of the pieces on this concert.
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Tickets go on sale May 15.
Fantasía 10 del quarto tono – Luis de Narváez (fl.1526 – 1549)
Con qué la lavaré – Diego Pisador (1509/10? – after 1557), based upon music by Juan Vázquez (1500-1560)
Fantasía 12 del tercero y quarto tono – Luis Milán (c. 1500 – c. 1561)
Canción del Emperador, Mille regres – Narváez, based upon music by Josquin de Prez (c. 1500 – c. 1561)
Fantasía 11 del primer y segundo tono – Milán
Villancico 4 quien amores ten – Milán
Si la noche haze escura – Pisador, based upon music by Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)
Cumbées – Santiago de Murcia (1673-1739)
Entre dos alamos verdes – anon.
Aquella sierra nevada – José Marin (ca. 1619 – 1699)
Marizapalos – Murcia
Ojos pues me desdeñáis – Marin
Jacara – Murcia
Yo se que no ha de ganar – anon.
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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.”