Happy Hour Chamber Concerts
Friday, 9 May, 2014 @ Epiphany Lutheran, 790 South Corona, Denver
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Happyhourconcerts.org – tickets, program notes, bios and much more
Please come and join us for an inspiring hour of fabulous strings – wine, nibbles, chocolate – yum !
Music for Three Voices
Sandra Miller, cello: Emily Bowman, viola: Stacey Brady, violin
Samuel Capricornus: Ciacona
Telemann: Trio in B Minor for violin, viola and continuo
J.S. Bach: excerpts from the Goldberg Variations (transcribed for violin, viola and cello
Emily Bowman (viola), Stacey Brady (violin) and Sandra Miller (cello), are founding members of the Eldorado String Quartet and have been performing together in the Boulder-Denver area for the past fifteen years. Equally comfortable on both modern and period instruments, they perform regularly with the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado and Seicento Baroque, and among other musical organizations on the front range. This concert will be performed on period-style instruments and features works by Czech composer Samuel Friedrich Capricornus (1628-1665) and Georg Phillip Telemann (1681-1767). Excerpts from J.S. Bach’s renowned Goldberg Variations will also be on the program. There will be a brief informal discussion about the merits and challenges (and integrity !) of transcribing Bach’s keyboard work for three separate voices.
Short bio for Heather G. Irons
Happy Hour Chamber Concerts, Denver
Heather is the director of Happy Hour Chamber Concerts in Denver: a series centered on the period before 1850. Happyhourconcerts.org. Happy Hour currently offers 5 concerts a year, in Denver. She is also the president of Early Music Colorado – an organization that keeps a music calendar online, and also has lists of teachers, services, etc. earlymusiccolorado.org. As well, she is president of the Colorado chapter of the Viola da Gamba Society of America. This organization offers monthly play days for viol players in the region, and offers a connection point for players who live in the area, and also newcomers. Our chapter is connected closely with the national Viola da Gamba Society of America.
Heather is a Canadian who lives part of the year in Ontario and who values her connections there. She also is a student at Alliance Francaise, travels frequently, is a tennis player and dog lover.