Dear Music Lovers,
Here we are kicking-off another great season, and what a fantastic way to start... with this stellar ensemble, the CSU-Pueblo Piano Trio. Please also note the date of Friday, August 29th (originally scheduled a few days later)....
Hope to see you
Abe Minzer, Director/Classically
Classically Alive presents
“The CSU-Pueblo Piano Trio”
Zahari Metchkov, piano
Daniel Brandt, violin
Norah Joy Clydesdale, cello
Friday, August 29th 6:00 PM
The Minzer/Schreuder Residence
I heard these fantastic, high-energy, first-rate musicians back in February at their debut concert and immediately asked if they would consider performing for Classically Alive.
Well, here it is, and they will be performing these incredible works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich on the 29th. Since their February 2014 debut they
have been busy performing in Colorado and New Mexico, and this will be an exciting trio
to hear over the next years, the CSU Pueblo Piano Trio.
At the Bechstein 9-foot concert grand piano, will be international concert pianist
and recording artist, Zahari Metchkov from Sofia, Bulgaria. While he is not touring,
Dr. Metchkov heads the piano department at CSU-Pueblo.
Acclaimed violinist, Daniel Brandt is a recognized soloist, concertmaster and teaches violin and conducts the orchestra
Cellist Norah Clydesdale completes the trio, and has had a distinguished career as performer and teacher in both North America and Europe. Norah is becoming a familiar face at Classically Alive, and it is always great to have her on our programs.
The program opens with Beethoven’s C minor Trio, an earlier work from the composer,
but already over-the-top with fire, energy, brilliance, and a demonic nature from its minor
key, C minor (the key of his famed 5th Symphony). The first half concludes with something completely different and Russian- Shostakovich Trio No. 1 also in C Minor, a single movement shorter work of several contrasting moods. After intermission, the second half
will be Mendelssohn’s Trio in C Minor, Opus 66, a work that is passionate, lyrical, brilliant, in short, one of the great trios of the Romantic Era.
In addition to the wonderful music, we’ll have a great dinner, and you’ll get opportunity to mingle, ask questions of these very nice musicians who bring to you the music they love. ----
Please make your reservations promptly - our events do fill up, and often quickly.
Cost: $30 includes dinner with drinks and concert (Students $10)
Beethoven Trio in C Minor, Opus 1, No. 3
Shostakovich Trio No. 1 in C Minor, Opus 8
Mendelssohn Trio in C Minor, Opus 66
PLEASE RSVP - SPACE IS LIMITED
Classically Alive”, Abe Minzer, director. Under the sponsorship of the Pikes Peak Arts Council, Classically Alive, hosts over 60 musicians and other artists, and features diverse monthly at-home music/arts salons, in addition to programs at venues across Colorado. See Concert Schedule for all past and future events. Highlights of the 2010 season included a 5-concert Chopin 200th Birthday Festival with artists such as Lawrence Leighton Smith and Lei Weng, appearances by the Confluence String Quartet, South American guitarist/composer Marcelo Coronel, an all-JS Bach program and more. Highlights of 2009 included opera, jazz, and music from the US, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Japan and Argentina. The 2008 season included collaborations with American Cancer Society, and the Dos Americas guitar duo. The 2006 & 2007 salons featured the complete Schubert song cycles, Mostly Mozart, and 7 programs on Brahms and Schumann. Beyond the great food and camaraderie, the salons host many styles of music, including contemporary, and provides a venue for painters, poets and discussion. ---