Music at Noon

Music at Noon concerts are free performances held on the second Tuesday of each month.  Generally 45 minutes to 60 minutes, most Music at Noon programs take place in the Cathedral.  Concert-goers are welcome to bring their lunch and eat their lunch before the concert.  Room 107 is available beginning at 11:00 am for audience members to eat before the performance.  The room is closed after the concert.

Upcoming Concerts:

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Associate Professor of Clarinet at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Daniel Silver is active as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer, clinician and teacher. He has served as principal clarinet of the Baltimore Opera Orchestra, the Washington Chamber Symphony (Kennedy Center) and the National Gallery Orchestra. From 1980 to 1987 he was the principal clarinet of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, appearing often as a concerto soloist. From 1988-2000 he was a member of the Contemporary Music Forum of Washington D.C. in residence at the Corcoran Gallery, taking part in premiere performances of many works by noted composers.

Mr. Silver has performed with the Baltimore Symphony and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, including Carnegie Hall concerts with David Zinman and Lorin Maazel. He has been a concerto soloist with the Washington Chamber Symphony, The National Chamber Orchestra, the Roanoke Symphony and others. He has played under many of the leading conductors of recent decades, including Seiji Ozawa, Leonard Bernstein and Andre Previn. His festival credits include Tanglewood and Aspen and he now spends his summers at the Interlochen Arts Camp, where he has been a faculty member since 1991. In recent seasons he has performed in Europe and Asia, as well as having been a featured performer on National Public Radios "Performance Today" for domestic concerts. He has recorded for Marco Polo, Naxos and CRI.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
STRING is an ensemble of three musicians, all equally adept at performing music from the renaissance on all members of the Viola da Gamba family of instruments.  Residents of the Denver/Boulder area of Colorado, Ann, Sandy and Sarah join together to form a Consort of Viols, ever popular amongst professional and amateur players alike during the late 16th and early 17th centuries in Europe.  While the greatest expanse of the repertoire comes from the likes of William Byrd, Henry Purcell and their English colleagues, there is a wealth works written to suit the viol consort from other parts of Europe, as well.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Opus Two first came to international attention as winners of the United States Information Agency’s Artistic Ambassador Auditions in 1993, leading to a 30-concert tour of Latin America and the Caribbean, that also featured numerous radio broadcasts and master classes. Further State Department associations have taken them to Japan, Korea, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France, Switzerland, Peru, Ghana, and Australia, and they have held major residencies in China. The two are honorary faculty members at Guangxi Arts Institute, Nanning, China and have presented master classes widely, including at New York’s Juilliard School, Beijing’s Central Conservatory, Kiev’s Gliera Conservatory, and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. At home, Opus Two has crisscrossed most of the 50 states and in New York has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, BargeMusic, Merkin Hall, and (le) Poisson Rouge.

Prizewinner in the National Federation of Music Clubs Artist Competition and the New Orleans International Competition, pianist Andrew Cooperstock has performed in most of the fifty states. He has also given lectures and recitals at the Hochschule für Musik Hans Eisler in Berlin, Germany, the Academy of Music in Riga, Latvia, and the Central Conservatory in Beijing, China, among others. Currently he is chair of the keyboard departments at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Rocky Ridge Music Center and faculty member at the Vianden International Festival of Music in Luxembourg. A graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and the Peabody and Cincinnati Conservatories, Andrew Cooperstock studied with Abbey Simon, Walter Hautzig, and David Bar-Illan, as well as with collaborative pianist Samuel Sanders. He is a Steinway artist.

William Terwilliger has performed with orchestras in the US, Europe, and Asia, and is currently professor of violin at the University of South Carolina and concertmaster of the Long Bay Symphony. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, his studied with Donald Weilerstein and Zvi Zeitlin, and he has coached with the Cleveland, Tokyo and Emerson Quartets. An avid teacher, he has given master classes throughout the US, and in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Australia.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Having played together since 2001, the nationally recognized Ivy Street Ensemble is based in Denver, Colorado.  Recently awarded Second Place for The American Prize Chamber Music 2015, ISE presents classical music to audiences around the country. In February, 2016, ISE was presented by Oregon State University as part of the new concert series, SAC Presents, in Corvallis, Oregon, and in August, 2016 Ivy Street Ensemble travelled to California for a performance at the National Flute Convention.

They have performed throughout Colorado and can often be heard in Oregon as part of the Chintimini Chamber Music Festival.  Classical music lovers in Denver can hear them frequently broadcast on Colorado Public Radio. Ivy Street Ensemble was selected by Chamber Music America to have a composition commissioned for their trio by Kenji Bunch in 2012.  In 2008 they were finalists in the National Flute Association Chamber Music Competition. Comprised of three Colorado Symphony musicians, Cathy Peterson, Erik Peterson, and Phillip Stevens, the ensemble presents a diverse array of classical chamber works from the baroque era to 21st century compositions.

The Ivy Street Ensemble regularly performs at elementary schools in the Denver-metro region through Friends of Chamber Music.  Their young audiences are usually comprised of children ranging in age from 5 – 11 years old.  The Ivy Street Ensemble’s education concerts are geared toward introducing a variety of instruments, while at the same time giving a tangible lesson on theme and variations that children of all ages can understand.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Kimberly Patterson and Patrick Sutton formed their cello and guitar duo in 2011 as doctoral students at the University of Colorado in Boulder. This collaboration has led to recitals, residencies and lectures throughout the United States and abroad. In May of 2013, the Patterson/Sutton Duo released their debut album, “Cold Dark Matter: Music for Cello & Guitar,” on the MSR Classics label which The Strad praised for its “Wit and imagination”. Dušan Bogdanović declared: “Everything [on Cold Dark Matter] is performed with excellence and sensitivity. I especially like the beautiful tone and sense of lyricism, though the virtuosity of both is apparent.” In January of 2014, they held a guest artist residency at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul, where they worked with the budding generation of young Afghan Musicians and gave a performance at the Canadian Embassy of Afghanistan. The duo has presented lecture-recitals at the 2014 Guitar Foundation of America Convention, and more recently at the 2016 International Guitar Research Center Conference at the University of Surrey. Soundboard magazine called their GFA talk “a deeply inspiring analysis and performance”. This June, they have been invited to give a featured recital at the 2016 GFA Convention in Denver. The Patterson/Sutton Duo is committed to the cello and guitar genre and seeks to broaden its horizons through concertizing, recording and commissioning new works. Ms. Patterson holds degrees from CIM, Julliard and the University of Colorado. Mr. Sutton holds degrees from the University of Denver and the University of Colorado.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Violinist Jeri Jorgensen and pianist Cullen Bryant return to the Music at Noon series after their stellar three-concert series exploring Beethoven sonatas last season.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Performed by the Opera Colorado Young Artists, this delightful program features highlights from the operatic and musical theater repertoire. Selections are performed as they would be on stage, but without the use of sets and costumes. Designed to entertain and educate, these performances include background information on each piece. The program ends with a Q&A session which will give the audience a unique insight into the world of opera and Opera Colorado.




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