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Grand County Concert Series opens Jan. 9

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The Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado with Singers opens the 12th season of the Grand County Concert Series (GCCS) at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at the Church of the Eternal Hills in Tabernash.

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"We're delighted to present world-class musicians from as close by as Boulder to as far away as Copenhagen, Denmark, "said Judy Baxter, GCCS board president. "Our passion is music and we're offering some of the best in five concerts between January and the end of March."

The Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado is returning to Grand County; this time with singers. This group will play the spirited music of the Baroque era on period instruments, including the harpsichord and organ, viola da gamba, lute and the theorbo.

Daniel Zuluaga, a native of Columbia, plays the lute and the theorbo, a string instrument of the lute family. Zuluaga studied at the Early Music Institute at Indiana University in Bloomington. He performed Baroque music from Spain and Latin America for six years with the Colombian early musical ensemble, Musica Ficta.

The singers who will be performing include two guest vocalists. Soprano Jennifer Ellis recently made her debut with the Washington Bach Consort, the Bach Choir of Bethlehem and the New York Collegium. Ellis graduated from the University of Michigan and the Guildhall School of Music in London.

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Tenor Steven Soph's upcoming solo engagements include Mozart's Mass in C Minor with Yale Choral Artists and Bach's St. Matthew Passion with the Chicago Chorale. Soph graduated with a master's in music from the Yale School of Music and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.

All shows in the Grand County Concert Series are at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Eternal Hills, Tabernash. Season tickets are $90 and available online at the GCCS website. To purchase tickets online, click on the website's Tickets tab. Donations to the GCCS can also be made online on the Tickets tab. Each concert is followed by a dessert reception with the artists.

coming performances

The following concerts are scheduled this season:

The Boston Brass: Scheduled for Friday, Jan. 23. The Boston Brass has been called North America’s finest brass ensemble and plays music from Bach to Bernstein to Duke Ellington.

Pianist David Korevaar and violinist Charles Wetherbee: Friday, Feb. 15. Korevaar has been a guest artist with internationally acclaimed orchestras and ensembles. He is the Peter and Helen Weil Professor of Piano at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Wetherbee has performed throughout the world and is a member of the violin faculty of the College of Music, University of Colorado at Boulder.

Vanessa Perez: Friday, March 13. This acclaimed pianist is a product of the same energized musical culture in Venezuela that produced such international stars as conductor Gustavo Dudamel and pianist Gabriela Montero. She has performed and recorded with Joshua Bell and Gustavo Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Trio con Brio Copenhagen: Friday, March 27. The triois one of only four recipients of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award, one of the most coveted in the world of chamber music. This biennial award carried with it appearances on 20 major concert series across the United States, including New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

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