(Tickets for each performance: $18 general admission)
Paul Galbraith – guitar Friday, October 5, 2012 7:30pm
Internationally renowned as a brilliant innovator of the classical guitar, Paul Galbraith has been working since the 1980s towards expanding the technical limits of his instrument, besides augmenting the quantity and quality of its repertoire.
These efforts have already resulted in a series of critically acclaimed recordings of works by Bach, Haydn and Brahms, along with his own arrangements of folk tunes from various countries, all of which demonstrate the originality of his musical personality. By exchanging the traditional guitar for the eight-string Brahms Guitar, which he helped to develop, Galbraith found the ideal instrument with which to interpret the challenging Classical transcriptions from his highly personal repertoire.
Poulenc Trio – bassoon/oboe/piano Tuesday, December 4, 2012 7:30pm
The Poulenc Trio is the most active touring piano-wind chamber music ensemble in the world. Since its founding in 2003, the Trio has performed in more than 40 U.S. states and at music festivals around the world. The Poulenc Trio has a strong commitment to commissioning, performing and recording new works from living composers, with 20 new works written for and premiered by the group.
Allen Vizzutti – trumpet,with Laura Vizzutti – piano Tuesday, February 19, 2013 7:30pm
Allen Vizzutti has visited over 60 countries and every state in the union to perform with arainbow of artists and ensembles as both a classical and jazz artist. Allen’s soaring trumpet sound can be heard on over 150 movie and game soundtracks
including ‘Star Trek’, ‘Back to the Future’, ‘Halo, ’ and ‘Medal of Honor’. Allen’s love ofexpression through composition has led to premier performances by the Los AngelesPhilharmonic, Budapest Radio Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic of London, the NurembergSymphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Summit Brass, the US Navy and Air Force Bands.
He is a strong proponent of music education and his “Allen Vizzutti Trumpet Method” hasbecome a standard treatise used worldwide.
Euclid Quartet – Monday, April 15, 2013 7:30pm
Praised by the Denver Post for their “electric” playing, the Euclid Quartet is a dynamic ensemble known for performances filled with personality and vibrant color. At appearances ranging from Carnegie Hall to school classrooms to radio and television broadcasts, the quartet has performed to high acclaim across the country.
“An elegant mix of passion, ferocity and feathery delicacy”
Stephen Brookes, Washington Post