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 Dagwell Hall, where audience members are welcome to eat a bag lunch during the concert. In instances where a concert is held in the Cathedral, Room 107 is available beginning at 11:00 am for audience members to eat before the performance.
Comprised of Beth Kipper, violin, Thomas Heinrich, cello, and Alejandro Cremaschi, piano, Trio Cordilleras wows with a program of Latin American tangos and pieces inspired by the tango genre. Composers include Carlos Gardel, Isaac Albeniz, Juan M. Solare, and Astor Piazzolla.
Brian Hanly, violin, William David, piano
Relocated to Grand Junction, Brian Hanly is Professor Emeritus of violin and chamber orchestra at the University of Wyoming. He has also taught at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and at Peabody Preparatory in Baltimore. After a distinguished forty-year career as faculty member at Iowa State University and founding member of the Ames Piano Quartet, William David recently retired and moved to Colorado. Since his relocation he has performed with members of the Colorado Symphony and faculty from Colorado State University and the University of Wyoming.
Colorado Chamber Players
On his deathbed, Shostakovich turned to the viola to express his innermost emotions about dying, and to pay homage to Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. The Viola and Piano sonata was completed one month before his death. Five Pieces for Two Violins and Piano, arranged from the composer’s film score The Gadfly, reflect Shostakovich at his most passionate and songful.
Prokofiev wrote the virtuosic and jazzy D major Flute Sonata during WWII, and then arranged it for Violin and Piano for his friend violinist David Oistrakh.
Shostakovich: Five Pieces for Two Violins and Piano (arr. Atovmian); Viola Sonata op. 147 (1975)
Prokofiev: Sonata no. 2 for Violin and Piano, op. 94bis (1943)
Brittney Lee, vocalist
A local talent with a love for classic Hollywood movies, Brigitte has been called "the little girl, with a big voice." Her penchant for these films and stars will be self evident in this Valentine’s Day program.
The Sundance Trio was formed in 2005 to explore and perform trios written for oboe, bassoon and piano. Based in Utah, members of the trio include oboist Geralyn Giovannetti, bassoonist Christian Smith, and pianist Jed Moss. Giovannetti and Smith are faculty colleagues at Brigham Young University’s School of Music; Moss is a much sought after solo and collaborative artist.
Opera Colorado Young Artists
A concert–style experience not to be missed! 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.
Polite Jazz Quartet
Playing in and around the Denver region, The Polite Jazz Quartet is one of the finest sets of musicians you will hear, adding a unique twist to the jazz standards and familiar songs.