Grand County Concert Series Announces 2012 Season
The Grand County Concert Series (GCCS) announces its ninth year hosting classical music in the Fraser Valley. The 2012 season features six concerts, beginning in January and ending in June.
“Grand County attracts visitors with its beautiful scenery, world-class downhill and cross-country skiing, great restaurants, and nice people,” said Catherine Ross, Executive Director of the Winter Park/Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce. “Now we have a fabulous classical-music series to complement this exceptional community.”
Concerts are Friday nights at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Eternal Hills in Tabernash.
Season tickets are available online at the GCCS website. The ticket package includes all 6 concerts for $90. The ticket price includes a dessert reception with the musicians after each concert. The concerts are made possible by sponsorships from the business community, grants from the Grand Foundation and gift contributions.
Grand County students can attend concerts for free and adults with a student are $5.
In February the Zodiac Trio, clarinet, violin and piano, will spend a day with students in the East Grand School District. The Zodiac Trio will introduce student to classical music.
Born into a musical family in Shanghai, Tao Lin began piano lessons at the age of four, first with his mother and later his father, both on faculty at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. As a soloist, he has performed with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony, Miami Orchestra, Knoxville Civic Orchestra, University of Miami Symphony, and Lynn Philharmonia. Tao Lin has performed in Asia, Europe and North America with well-known orchestras, such as the Philadelphia and Minnesota Orchestras and with notable string quartets, such as the Bergonzi and St Petersburg String Quartets.
February 10, 2012
Formed at the Manhattan School of Music. Kliment Krylovskiy (clarinet), Riko Higuma (piano) and Vanessa Mollard (violin) make up this young and accomplished trio. The 2010-11 season performances included the Virtuosi Series in Winnipeg in Canada, The Four Seasons Performing Arts Centre in Toronto, Berklee College of Music in Boston, Boston Conservatory, the International Colmar Festival, and a return to China for a second tour.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Hwang-Ainomäe- Hsu Piano Trio
Steinway Artist Hsing-ay Hsu teams up with Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO) principals Yumi Hwang-Williams and Silver Ainomae to perform a concert of Mozart and Tchaikovsky.
Hsing-ay Hsu (Sing-I Shoo) is the Artistic Director of Pendulum New Music at CU-Boulder and a piano faculty member at Metro State College of Denver. Since her stage debut at age 4, Hsing-ay Hsu has been performing at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and internationally in Asia and Europe.
Yumi Hwang-Williams has served as concertmaster of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra since 2000 and is concertmaster for the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. She is a faculty member of the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver and began violin studies at the age of 10 in Philadelphia, one year after emigrating from South Korea. At age 15, she appeared as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Silver Ainomäe recently joined the CSO as principal cellist. He was born in Tallinn, Estonia and began to play cello at age 6. He is a Prize-winner of several International Cello Competitions. He performed with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, and the Philharmonia Orchestra in London. He has performed as soloist with Zürich Chamber Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Estonian National Orchestra, Polish Radio Orchestra, Pärnu City Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra.
Friday, April 13, 2012
The Tesla Quartet was formed at The Juilliard School in 2008. The Tesla Quartet includes Ross Snyder, violin; Michelle Lie, violin; Megan Mason, viola; and Kimberly Patterson, cello. The quartet currently holds a fellowship as the Graduate String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where they study with the world-renowned Takacs Quartet.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Ars Nova Singers
The Ars Nova Singers, a professional-core vocal ensemble conducted by founding Artistic Director Thomas Edward Morgan, is composed of 36 selectively auditioned choral musicians from the Denver/Boulder metropolitan region. In its history, the Ars Nova Singers has presented over 250 performances of more than 100 different concert programs.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Musicians from the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado
A professional period-instrument ensemble with core musicians primarily based in Colorado, the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado brings to audiences the musical riches and spirit of improvisation of the 17th and 18th centuries.
The ensemble’s imaginative program strikes a balance between familiar masterworks and hidden treasures of the Baroque. In addition to a subscription concert series, the orchestra provides an innovative educational program focusing on musician development, youth outreach, and building the audience of the future.
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