Professional Musica responds to previous 12 months’s occasions in Boulder with music


“A Live performance for Therapeutic” in Longmont Friday, Boulder Saturday

By Peter Alexander Jan. 31 at 5 p.m.

Cynthia Katsarelis. Photograph by Glenn Ross.

Cynthia Katsarelis deliberate the subsequent live performance for Professional Musica Colorado (PMC) Chamber Orchestra as a chance for therapeutic for the Boulder neighborhood—from the March 2021 King Sooper’s Taking pictures and from the pandemic.

In planning the 2021-22 season over the summer time, she says, “I’m enthusiastic about our response to the pandemic and all our losses there, and the King Soopers capturing.” In that context, she determined that the primary live performance program of 2022 can be dedicated to therapeutic, with music that appeared suited to that function. 

“Mozart: A Live performance for Therapeutic” will likely be carried out in Longmont at 7:30 Friday (Feb. 4) on the Stewart Auditorium and in Boulder at 7:30 Saturday (Feb. 5) on the First United Methodist Church (see live performance particulars under).

“One thing I feel all the time works medicinal magic within the hearts of human beings is Mozart,” Katsarelis says. And so two of Mozart’s symphonies turned the bookends of this system: Symphony No. 15, chosen in honor of the orchestra’s 15th season to open this system, and the “Jupiter” Symphony to spherical it off with a masterpiece.

Flutist Christian Jennings

The remainder of this system fell into place by means of a collaboration with flutist Christina Jennings from the CU Music school. Final summer time Katsarelis and Jennings had been speaking about what they might do collectively, and Jennings mentioned, “Possibly Carter (Pann, a CU composition professor) will write one thing for me.”

“She should have texted him,” Katsarelis says, as a result of in lower than half an hour, Jennings had Pann’s settlement. “In fact we’ll do a world premiere,” Katsarelis says. “The thought was born through textual content in about half-hour!” And finishing this system Jennings will play one of many flute’s most full of life items, Vivaldi’s Concerto for Flute often known as “The Goldfinch.”

Carter Pann

It needs to be remembered that on the time she deliberate this program, Katsarelis had no thought {that a} third catastrophe would strike in the midst of the orchestra’s season. “In fact we didn’t know the Marshall Hearth was going to occur,” she says. “I’m glad that we deliberate this live performance as we had.”

Katsarelis was trying round for items numbered 15 to suit the PMC’s anniversary, and since Mozart is all the time a great programming alternative she determined to take a look at his 15th Symphony. Written when Mozart was 16, it’s not a well-known work, however Katsarelis says “he’s fairly mature really by that time.

“The symphony has loads of witty particulars. Within the recapitulation, once you count on the size to go up because it had earlier than, it goes down—issues like that. It’s 4 actions, however they’re actually brief. It makes a great opener—it has great power, and these great concepts. It’s a dynamite piece.”

On the reverse finish of this system and of Mozart’s profession is his final symphony, the “Jupiter.” “It marks Mozart’s development as a composer,” Katsarelis says. “It marks [the transition] of the early classical to the excessive classical type, and Mozart is in dialog with Bach with contrapuntal and fugal writing.

“Mozart’s all the time loaded with concepts, and so they’re all the time lovely and balanced and have unbelievable selection and completely different sorts of energies and characters. However this [symphony] goes past. That is simply astonishing.”

As acquainted because the “Jupiter” Symphony has grow to be, the important thing for performers and listeners, Katsarelis says, is to strategy it like a brand new piece, “prefer it’s the freshest thought ever. That’s how you must current it. That’s (PMC’s) strategy to Mozart—doing it like we’re composing it ourselves. That’s what we convey to it, and I feel that the side of familiarity finished actually fantastically on this means is a part of therapeutic.”

European Goldfinch

Of the 2 items that Jennings will play, the Vivaldi concerto is brilliant, cheerful and showy. It was written for ladies at a well-known orphanage in Venice, the Ospedale della Pietà, the place Vivaldi taught. The ladies’ orchestra was internationally well-known, with individuals coming from all throughout Europe to listen to their performances. With music as their important exercise, the ladies had been famend for his or her virtuosity.

Carter Pann’s piece creates a powerful distinction with Vivaldi, and it matches the live performance theme very nicely. “It’s lovely and evocative,” Katsarelis says. “Christina (Jennings) was actually into the theme about therapeutic, and wanting a lovely , cantabile form of work—one thing that was extra soulful and extra cantabile. That’s what we thought can be very nice on this program, and I feel it really works out rather well. 

As she talks concerning the live performance, Katsarelis retains reflecting on topic of therapeutic and the triple problem Boulder has needed to face previously 12 months, with a pandemic, a capturing after which a hearth. “I simply by no means thought I might see that degree of devastation,” she says. “It appears to me that the humanities have to reply. All of us within the arts have to assume deeply and ponder our position, what do we have to say, who can we should be for the neighborhood.

“That’s been on my coronary heart an incredible deal.“

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“Mozart: A Live performance of Therapeutic”
Professional Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra, Cynthia Katsarelis, conductor
With Christina Jennings, flute

  • Mozart: Symphony No. 15 in G main, Ok. 124
  • Vivaldi: Concerto for Flute in D main, op. 10 no. 3, “The Goldfinch”
  • Carter Pann: My Cross for solo flute and chamber orchestra (world premiere)
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C main, Ok. 551 (“Jupiter”)

7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4
Stewart Auditorium, Longmont Museum

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 
First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce St., Boulder

TICKETS

NOTE: All Professional Musica musicians have been vaccinated. Viewers members should present proof of vaccination on the door. Viewers members age 2 and up will likely be required to put on a masks. Viewers capability will likely be restricted to permit for approhripriate distancing, and patrons are requested to watch social distancing within the corridor and the foyer. Should you can not obtain the vaccine for medical or spiritual causes, you may be requested to indicate a destructive COVID take a look at taken 72 hours earlier than the efficiency.

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