2012-2014 Events Archive

September 24, 2012, 7:00 PM, (Fort Collins) Pastiche. Faith Evangelical Covenant Church, 4825 South Lemay Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80525

October 1, 2012, 7:30 PM (Boulder) Concert for Wes First United Methodist Church,   1421 Spruce Street  Boulder, CO 80302

WHO: Colorado Chamber Orchestra. Thomas A. Blomster, Music Director.
Xianbo Wen, violin. Todd Teske, tenor. Noriko “Nikki” Tsuchiya, Cheryl Saborsky, Gerald Holbrook, harpsichord. Cammy Swab and Joey Elson, timpani.

WHAT: Concert for Wes Blomster, father of Maestro Thomas Blomster.

Wesley Verne Blomster, professor and music critic, died on October 1, 2011. The Colorado Chamber Orchestra is celebrating Wes’ life with a concert on the first anniversary of his death. Special guest artist is violinist Xianbo Wen from Berlin, Germany, whom Wes mentored in his final years. Mr. Wen will perform the famous Chaconne from Partita in D minor for solo violin (BWV 1004). Harpsichordists Noriko Nikki Tsuchiya (Maestro Blomster’s wife), Cheryl Saborsky, and Gerald Holbrook will join forces in a performance of J.S. Bach’s two Concertos for Three Harpsichords. Cammy Swab and Joey Elson, percussion students of Maestro Blomster and members of the Youth Orchestras of the Rockies, will perform Duet for Two Pairs of Timpani by Brothers Philidor. Maestro Blomster’s From Plains to Planes, written in memory of Wes, will be given its world premier performance. The program concludes with Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring in its original chamber version. Maestro Blomster worked as a teenager with Mr. Copland in Aspen, and Wes knew Mr. Copland as well. Mr. Copland is a favorite of Thomas and Wes.

WHEN: Monday, October 1, 2012, 7:30 PM (the one year anniversary of Wes’ death)

WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302

TICKETS: Limited Reserved Seating for fifty VIP guests includes a Complimentary Light Dinner and Social (with Maestro Blomster, soloists and musicians) before the Concert: $50 Advanced Sales Only. General Admission: pay what you can open seating, no reservations.

October 12, 2012, 8:00 (Denver) Neil Haverstick Microstock Festival. Cameron United Methodist Church 1600 S. Pearl Street  Denver, CO 80210

December 1, 2012 7:00 PM (Littleton) Handel Messiah Sing Along and Benefit Concert, Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 South Datura St., Littleton, Colorado 80120

March 2, 2013, 7:30 PM (Littleton) CSMTA Concerto Competition Concert Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 South Datura St., Littleton, Colorado 80120

WHO: Colorado Chamber Orchestra. Thomas A. Blomster, Music Director.
Colorado State Music Teachers Association Concerto Competition Winners:
Elementary Piano Winner: Amber Liu. Teacher: Crystal Lee
Junior Piano Winner: Annie Chen. Teacher: Larry Graham
Senior Piano Winner: Tommy Peeples. Teacher: Crystal Lee
Strings Winner: Curtis Lin, violin. Teacher: Eugenia Alikhanova

WHAT: CCO proudly presents CSMTA Concerto Competition Winners

The CSMTA holds an annual statewide concerto competition for student musicians. This year the winners perform with the Colorado Chamber Orchestra. The program features:

Haydn: Piano Concerto in D major, Hob. XVIII:11, Mvt. 3, Amber Liu, soloist.
Mozart: Piano Concerto in D minor, K. 466, Mvt. 1, Annie Chen, soloist.
Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 2 in g minor, Mvt. 3, Tommy Peeples, soloist
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor: Mvt. 1, Curtis Lin, soloist

The orchestra opens the program with Beethoven’s Prometheus Overture, and closes the program with Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 “Haffner”.

WHEN: Saturday, March 2, 2013, 7:30 PM

WHERE: Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 South Datura Street, Littleton, CO 80120

TICKETS: General Admission (at the door): Adults $15, Seniors 62 and over  $10, Students 18 and under $5.00

April 12, 2013 7:30 PM (Greenwood Village) Mendelssohn Double Piano Concerto.      Cheryl Saborsky and Stephen Fiess, pianos. Hope United Methodist Church,                      5101 South Dayton Street  Greenwood Village, CO 80111

WHO: Colorado Chamber Orchestra. Thomas A. Blomster, Music Director.
Cheryl Saborsky and Dr. Stephen Fiess, pianos. (See bios below).

WHAT: CCO proudly presents regional premieres of Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Arriaga’s Symphony in D. Both these works were written when the composers were teenagers! For more information on these two works, go to the following links:

Arriaga (the Spanish Mozart): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Cris%C3%B3stomo_Arriaga

Mendelssohn: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concerto_for_Two_Pianos_and_Orchestra_in_A-flat_major_%28Mendelssohn%29

WHEN: Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:30 PM

WHERE: Hope United Methodist Church, 5101 South Dayton Street (Dayton and Belleview), Greenwood Village, CO 80111

TICKETS: General Admission (at the door): Adults $15, Seniors 62 and over  $10, Students 18 and under $5.00

April 18, 2013 7:30 PM (Denver) Progressive Orchestra Music Festival featuring an international collaboration performing the world premiere of German composer and touch guitarist Markus Reuter’s Todmorden 513 and Colorado composer, violinist, and electric guitarist Greg Walker’s Global Solstice. King Center Concert Hall, Auraria Campus, 855 Lawrence Way, Denver, CO 80204.

WHO: Colorado Chamber Orchestra. Thomas A. Blomster, Music Director.
Markus Reuter, composer. Gregory T.S. Walker, composer and electric guitar.

WHAT: A Progressive Orchestra Project featuring the world premiere of Todmorden 513: Concerto for Orchestra by German composer Markus Reuter, orchestrated by Thomas A. Blomster, and Global Solstice by Gregory T.S. Walker for electric guitar and chamber orchestra.
For information about Todmorden 513 and Markus Reuter: http://todmorden513.com/
For more information about Global Solstice and Gregory T.S. Walker: http://carbon.ucdenver.edu/~gwalker/guitar.main.html (See below as well)

The Colorado Chamber Orchestra is also recording Todmorden 513: Concerto for Orchestra by Markus Reuter following the performance. The CCO is the first orchestra in the USA to use crowd funding to raise money to cover the costs of the recording. Check it out and make a donation here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/todmorden513-world-premiere-recording

Also, all rehearsals are open to the public. Please contact blomster@cochamberorchestra.org or 303-322-1764 (email is better) for rehearsal times and locations. Dress rehearsal is Wednesday, April 17, 7 – 10 PM at the King Center Concert Hall.

WHEN: Concert, Thursday, April 18, 2013, 7:30 PM

WHERE: King Center Concert Hall, 855 Lawrence Way Room 131. Denver, CO 80204 (Auraria Campus). Phone sales: 303-556-2296. Online sales: http://ahec.interticket.com/search.php
TICKETS: $12, $10 groups/seniors, CU Students $5.00

THIS CONCERT IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE FLOODS IN AND AROUND BOULDER. Tuesday, October 1, 2013 7:30 PM Wes Blomster Memorial Concert with Pastiche First United Methodist Church, Boulder Instead, here are two options:

The Colorado Chamber Orchestra is proud to present two concerts on the Front Range with Pastiche, a unique chamber music group. On Tuesday, October 1, 7:30 PM, Pastiche performs a free concert in the Organ Hall at the University Center for the Arts at Colorado State University in Fort Collins (1400 Remington Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524). We repeat the free program on Friday, October 4, 7:30 PM for the Fine Arts Series at Littleton United Methodist Church: http://www.littletonumc.org/templates/cuslittletonumc/details.asp?id=25580&PID=398850

More information on Pastiche here:
Royals Reign
Saturday October 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church
Mozart: Coronation Mass, K. 317. Jenkins: Te Deum. Purcell: Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary. Handel: Sinfonia (‘Utrecht” Jubilate Deo)
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 8:00 PM Cameron Church: Microstock 8 with Priya Hariharan, Gregory Sanchez, and and Stickman 19 Tone Power Trio with Neil Haverstick, Mary Stribling, and Thomas A. Blomster (see Microstock 8 page for more details)

Saturday, November 16, 2013. CCO Composer residency at University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming. With Todd Teske, Anne Guzzo, and the CCO

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