April 29, 2017, 7pm
Broadmoor Community Church
April 30, 2017, 2:30pm
First Christian Church
Michael Torke Ash
Sergei Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, op. 19
Jacob Klock, violin
Robert Schumann Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, op. 97 “Rhenish”
Pre-concert lecture 45 minutes prior to each concert with Don Th. Jaeger, Conductor
Following on our Revolutionaries program at the beginning of the season, the Chamber Orchestra explores pieces inspired by Beethoven. Local favorite violinist and our Concertmaster, Jacob Klock, gives a knockout performance of Prokofiev’s landmark First Violin Concerto, while shades of Beethoven’s Fifth are clearly heard in Michael Torke’s Ash, and our season ends in triumph with Schumann’s Rhenish Symphony, which was modeled on Beethoven’s Eroica and Pastoral Symphonies.
Colorado native Jacob Klock was six years old when he received a VHS copy of Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” for Christmas. Inspired by the music featured in the film, he told his parents he wanted to learn the violin and began taking lessons in March 1992. Jacob first worked with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs in 2004-07 as Assistant Concertmaster and currently serves as Concertmaster, a position he has held since 2010. He has regularly been featured as soloist with the group during that time. Jacob is also a member of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, and joined local string quartet Hausmusik in 2014. Venturing into the non-classical realm, he has played fiddle with Colorado Springs alt-country outfit, Joe Johnson & The Colorado Wildfire since 2012. Jacob enjoys all genres of music past and present, from traditional to experimental, and is an avid collector of records and scores. His favorite composers include J.S. Bach, Brahms, Mahler, and Bartók. Jacob currently lives on the west side of Colorado Springs with his wife Heather, and his three children, Ivy, Ella, and Arlo.