Harvardians Invited to Free Lunchtime Concert, Tuesday May 13

The Friends of Chamber Music have invited us to a free concert of two serenades for flute composed 212 years apart (Beethoven / Bunch) at Trinity Church (18th and Broadway) on May 13th, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.

If you are in or near downtown on Tuesdays and would like a midday respite, the Friends of Chamber Music has invited us to join them on May 13 for a free concert by Denver’s Ivy Street Ensemble.  The hour-long concert will begin at 12:30 p.m. and will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Denver.  The church, located at 1820 Broadway, is near the Brown Palace Hotel, and parking may be found on the street or directly north of the church on Broadway.

The concert program includes Beethoven’s Serenade, opus 25 for flute, violin, and viola, composed in 1801, as well as a new work by Kenji Bunch, Serenade, inspired by Beethoven’s work and composed in 2013.  This work was commissioned by the ensemble and was made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

Having played together since 2001, the Ivy Street Ensemble is based in Denver.  They have performed throughout Colorado and can often be heard in Oregon as part of the Chintimini Chamber Music Festival.  Classical music lovers in Denver can hear them frequently on Colorado Public Radio.  In 2008 they were finalists in the National Flute Association Chamber Music Competition. Comprised of three Colorado Symphony musicians, Cathy Peterson, Erik Peterson, and Phillip Stevens, the ensemble presents a diverse array of classical chamber works from the Baroque era to 21st century compositions.

You can expect to be offered literature for FoCM's 2013-14 chamber music and piano recital series and possibly given the chance to contribute, but there is no obligatio.