Pro Musica Colorado
Cynthia Katsarelis, Music Director & Conductor
Concert at 7:30 p.m. Pre-Concert Talk at 6:30 p.m.
with David Korevaar, pianist
and Colorado Chamber Players, string quartet
Mozart Piano Concerto in E-flat, K. 271
Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro for String Quartet and String Orchestra
JC Bach Sinfonia
Britten Simple Symphony for String Orchestra
Johann Christian Bach became a mentor to the young Mozart. That relationship can be clearly heard in JC Bach’s Sinfonia in G Minor.
After this meeting of the minds, Mozart produced his first masterpiece, Piano Concerto in Eb Major, K. 271.
David Korevaar, pianist
David Korevaar's mastery of the piano is joined with a large and varied repertoire, and enhanced by his work with living composers and his own experience writing music. He successfully balances an active performance career as a soloist and chamber musician with teaching at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he is the Peter and Helen Weil Professor of Piano.
David Korevaar presented his London debut at Wigmore Hall in 2007, as well as his German recital debut at the Heidelberg Spring Festival. He has been heard at major venues in New York including Weill Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Town Hall, and Merkin Concert Hall. He has performed across the United States from Boston, New York, and Washington, DC, to Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, Dallas, and San Diego, and he plays frequently in his home state of Colorado with orchestras, in chamber ensembles, and in solo recitals. International performances have included appearances in Australia, Japan, Korea, Abu Dhabi, and Europe. He has performed and taught in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan as a cultural envoy under the sponsorship of the U.S. State Department.
Currently a member of the Boulder Piano Quartet (Boulder Public Library's ensemble-in-residence), and University of Texas at Dallas's resident Clavier Trio, Korevaar has performed as guest artist with the Takács, Manhattan, and Colorado Quartets. He was a founding member of the Young Concert Artists award-winning piano and wind ensemble Hexagon, with which he toured for many years. More
Colorado Chamber Players
Paul Primus and Barbara Hamilton-Primus
The Colorado Chamber Players (CCP), now entering its 19th Season, is a fully professional mixed chamber ensemble. The group's core is string quartet, 2nd cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, 2 pianos, and guitar. The CCP has garnered awards and grants at the local and national level, including those from Chamber Music America, Colorado Creative Industries, National Endowment for the Arts, ARRA, Denver Office of Culture and the Arts, SCFD, Colorado Council on the Arts, Meet the Composer, Argosy Foundation, Copland Foundation, and many others. The CCP performs 45+ concerts each season, primarily in the Denver Metro region, and is featured on over 30 annual Colorado Public Radio broadcasts, heard statewide in Colorado. The CCP was thrilled to perform at the Museo de las Americas in 2010 as part of the Denver Biennial of the Americas. The CCP is a proud partner and co-sponsor of the Haydn Quartet Slam in 2012-13. All 83 Haydn string quartets will be performed throughout the state of Colorado, with numerous cultural partners. Please go to Haydn Quartet Slam Facebook for more information on the entire project, with 30+ cultural partners.
Born in Chicago in 1959, Paul Primus attended public schools in Waukegan, Illinois and Ashland, Ohio, before attending college at Indiana University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in music from UWM. Upon graduation in 1983, he moved to Colorado, where he joined the Colorado Springs Symphony for one year before winning an audition with the Denver Symphony. Mr. Primus became a member of the Denver Symphony in 1984, and was promoted to Principal Second Violinist in 1985, the position he still holds.
Paul is a founding member of the Colorado Chamber Players, which he and his wife Barbara Hamilton began in 1993. More
Barbara Hamilton-Primus is currently Artistic Director and Violist with the Colorado Chamber Players, a position she has held for 17 years. She served as principal violist with the Eastern Music Festival from 1990-2005. Barbara has played as principal violist and soloist with the Colorado Symphony, the Orquesta Ciudad de Barcelona, and the Orquesta de Valencia (Spain). She was a member of the New York Philharmonic for one season. Dr. Hamilton received the DMA from Yale School of Music in 1992, where she completed a dissertation on the Alexander Technique and Musicians.
While living in Spain, she played with the acclaimed "Cuarteto Martin y Soler", including tours of Mexico, Scandinavia, and Europe. The quartet played on numerous occasions for the Royal Family of Spain. Dr. Hamilton has performed frequently as a soloist, the Valencia premiere of Penderecki's Viola Concerto, with Maestro Penderecki conducting. She taught viola, chamber music and Alexander Technique for 7 years with the National Youth Orchestra of Catalunya, Spain (JONDE).
Barbara studied with Jesse Levine and Karen Tuttle. She gives master classes and seminars throughout the USA, Asia and Europe. In the 1990's, she toured Europe with the Orquesta Ciudad de Barcelona, the NY Virtuosi and the American Sinfonietta, including concerts in the Grosse Saal/Vienna, the Concertgebauw, Leipzig Gewandhaus, and the Tonhalle. Dr. Hamilton returned to teach at the Yale School of Music in 1998, and taught on the faculty of University of Colorado/Boulder in 2003. She has served as president and founding member of the Rocky Mountain Viola Society, and served 2 terms on the board of the American Viola Society. More
Colorado Chamber Player and Pro Musica Colorado Principal, Carole Whitney
Cellist Carole Whitney is passionate about sharing her joy of music with others. Carole previously worked with the New Jersey Symphony, the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and now plays with the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, Pro Musica Colorado and with the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. She received her training at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and enjoys working with young cellists as a teacher and coach.
Colorado Chamber Player Margaret Gutierrez
Violinist Margaret Soper Gutierrez has enjoyed a multi-faceted musical career. After receiving her Bachelor and Master degrees in violin performance from the Eastman School of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music, she moved to the Washington, D.C. area and performed and toured extensively with both the National Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She also served as concertmaster of the Washington Bach Consort and the Baltimore Opera Orchestra and performed regularly as a soloist and chamber musician on concert series at the National Gallery of Art, the Holocaust Memorial Museum and the National Cathedral.
An avid chamber musician, Margaret was a member of the Maia Quartet, the faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Iowa. Prior to her family's recent move to Denver, Margaret was Artistic Director of the University of Memphis Suzuki String Program where she taught a range of students from preschoolers to those pursuing graduate and doctoral music degrees. Her major teachers include Donald Weilerstein, Charles Castleman, David Updegraff and Doris Preucil. When not performing with the Colorado Symphony, Colorado Ballet orchestra or Opera Colorado, Margaret enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, cooking, gardening and hiking in the Rocky Mountains.