2017-2018 Concert Season
Sunday only, September 10, 2017, 2:30pm
First United Methodist Church
Respighi Suite in G Major for Organ & Strings
Eric Wicks, organ
Hanson Concerto for Organ, Harp & Strings, op. 22, no. 3 (1926)
Joseph Galema, organ
Widor Symphony Op. 69, no. 3 in E minor for Organ & Orchestra
Deke Polifka, organ
Our Organ Spectacular concerts have been some of our most popular. The Chamber Orchestra opens its season with an all-new program featuring Widor’s powerful Third Symphony for organ and orchestra, with lesser-known gems by Respighi and American composer Howard Hanson. It’s another exciting musical adventure with three of Colorado Springs’ best organists to begin our season in style.
Pre-concert talk 45 minutes prior to the concert with Donald Zimmerman, D.M.A., Music Director, Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 7pm
Broadmoor Community Church
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 2:30pm
First Christian Church
Wagner Forest Murmurs, from Siegfried
Vitali Chaconne for Violin, Strings & Organ
Elisa Wicks, violin
Ingrid Stölzel Soul Journey: Three Whitman Songs
(newly commissioned by the Chamber Orchestra)
Jennifer DeDominici, mezzo-soprano
Berwald Symphony No. 1 in G Minor “Sinfonie sérieuse”
"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent." -Victor Hugo.
Our Soul Journey follows four of the most diverse composers at their most introspective. The Chamber Orchestra gives the world premiere of the orchestral version of Ingrid Stölzel’s Three Whitman Songs, bringing America’s most celebrated poet’s words to life through the incomparable voice and stage presence of Jennifer DeDominici. Stunning works by Wagner, Vitali and Berwald cap off a weekend of the most fulfilling music with passionate performances by our amazing orchestra.
Pre-concert talk 45 minutes prior to each concert with composer, Ingrid Stölzel.