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Colorado Chamber Players Concert Tonight at UW

October 22, 2021
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The Colorado Chamber Players will present a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in the UW Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The quartet is, back row, from left, Paul Primus and Barbara Hamilton; and front, UW Department of Music faculty members Beth Vanderborgh and John Fadial. (Colorado Chamber Players Photo)

The Colorado Chamber Players (CCP) will perform a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Friday, Oct. 22) in the University of Wyoming’s Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall.

The CCP is composed of UW Department of Music Professor John Fadial and Paul Primus, Denver Symphony principal second violinist, both on violin; Barbara Hamilton, the artistic director and violist/violist d’Amore with the CCP; and UW Associate Professor Beth Vanderborgh, cello. UW Department of Music Lecturer and double bassist August Ramos will join the ensemble for the concert.

Music will include Quintet for String Quartet and Double Bass, D major, G339 by Luigi Boccherini; String Quartet in G minor by Joseph de Bologne; and Quintet for String Quartet and Double Bass, G major, op. 77 by Antonín Dvořák.

Named one of the top five chamber groups in Colorado by The Denver Post, the CCP celebrates its 28th season presenting both live and virtual format programs this season.

The ensemble has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Chamber Music America Residency Awards (2000 and 2008). The CCP has received awards from the Argosy Foundation, Denver Mayor's Fund, Colorado Creative Industries, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Energize Colorado, Xcel Energy Foundation, and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.

The chamber players have a core of string quartet, double bass, piano, harp, clarinet and flute.

To learn more about each of the CCP musicians, go to the UW Department of Music’s upcoming concerts page, locate “The Colorado Chamber Players” concert and click on “Get the Program” link.

For more information, call Kathy Kirkaldie, UW Fine Arts coordinator, at (307) 766-2160 or email kirisk@uwyo.edu.

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