Season Premiere: Eroica!
October 18 and 19, 2014
Preconcert lecture with George Preston, General Manager, KCME
Beethoven’s Eroica is the symphony that changed everything, ushering in the era of the Romantic symphony. The Chamber Orchestra begins its 2014-2015 season in the heroic company of Mozart, Beethoven, the Ludlow coal miners, and Joseph Liu, the 2013 winner of the Amateur Pianists International competition. This uplifting and inspiring program is the perfect way to “strike up the band” after its summer hiatus.
Mark Arnest Ludlow: Four Scenes for Orchestra
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K.491
Joseph Liu, piano; API winner
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, op. 55 “Eroica”
Romance by Moonlight
November 22 and 23, 2014
Preconcert lecture with Tania Cronin, Professor and Composer, Colorado College
Four diverse works by three innovative composers bring the music of the night to life. From Juliet’s balcony, to an enchanted forest, to amorous and playful summer evenings, the Chamber Orchestra and mezzo-soprano Jennifer DeDominici will bring you summer heat in late November!
Hector Berlioz Love Scene from Romeo & Juliet
Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 8 in G Major “Le soir” (Evening)
Hector Berlioz Les nuits d’été (Summer Nights)
Jennifer DeDomenici, mezzo-soprano
Felix Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture, op. 21
January 31 and February 1, 2015
Preconcert lecture with The Rev. Steve Harter, Minister of Music and Arts at First United Methodist Church
Legends of music and of distant times meet in a program of musical gems. Dvorak’s Symphonic Variations get a long-overdue local premiere while the bold sound of horns and the fiery technique of our concert master, Jacob Klock, create a diverse and exciting musical adventure. This adventure opens with new music by Ingrid Stolzel, finalist in our 30th Anniversary Composition Competition, that takes us from the identity of place to new creative planes. This is what the Chamber Orchestra most loves to do – bring diverse and exciting music to our audiences that they won’t hear anywhere else.
Ingrid Stölzel Genius Loci: Spirit of Place
Robert Schumann Konzertstück for Four Horns & Orchestra, op. 86 1
Camille Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, op. 28
Antonín Dvořák Symphonic Variations, op. 78
On the Edge
February 28 and March 1, 2015
Preconcert lecture with Dr. Jane Rigler, PhD, Assistant Professor, Music, UCCS
Four diverse pieces, spanning 250 years, all “on the edge,” creating change in the world of music. From the symphony that set Mozart irrevocably on a new path, to a violin concerto exciting enough to make a rollercoaster seem quaint, the Chamber Orchestra and violinist Mark Fewer will take you on a ride you’ll love and never forget.
Anthony Davis Notes from the Underground
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K.183 (173dB)
C.P.E. Bach Symphony in Eb, Wq179
Michael Daugherty Fire & Blood: Violin Concerto
Season Finale: The Last Dance
May 2 and 3, 2015
Preconcert lecture with William Malone, Chair, Music Department, Pikes Peak Community College
The Chamber Orchestra’s last tango of the season is a collection of dances from all over the world that might have you dancing in the aisles. From Spain, Argentina, Poland, and Hungary come exciting folk dances crafted by leading composers for the concert hall. Clarinetist Emirhan Tuga and the Chamber send off the season in blaze of passion!
Manuel de Falla The Three-Cornered Hat, Suite 1
Astor Piazzolla Contemplacion y Danza, op. 15
Béla Bartók Divertimento for String Orchestra, Sz.113 (1939)
Witold Lutoslawski Dance Preludes (Preludia tanaczne)
Emirhan Tuga, clarinet
Zoltán Kodály Dances of Galanta (Galántai táncock)