GREETINGS FOR THE 2017-18 SEASON
A RAINBOW OF CHAMBER WORKS
Welcome to Front Range Chamber Players’ 33rd season of chamber music! It is always a treat for me to have the opportunity to perform and share this inspiring music with FRCP musicians, board members and audience. Described as “the music of friends”, because of its intimate nature, chamber music brings us all together.
I look forward to presenting a diversity of works from the classics of Beethoven, Mozart, and Haydn to the less known works of Elgar, Martinu, and Crumb. Each concert is certain to have something for everyone, from the new listener to the music aficionado. We have provided informative program notes to prepare for each series concert. Enjoy the opportunities to listen to Steinway Artist, Hsing-ay Hsu; Catherine Peterson, Acting Principal Flute of the Colorado Symphony; the magical harp playing of Rachelle Ellins; and other wonderful musicians from the Front Range. This year FRCP will offer Artist Talks before concerts: Pianist Hsu in September, harpist Ellins in December, and Artistic Dirctor Peterson and narrator Frank Oden in January.
Front Range Chamber Players strives to reach a wide audience. Invite young friends to our free November concert at the Loveland Public Library as we perform David Mullikin’s musically illustrated story of The Emperor and the Nightingale. Start the New Year off right and bring a child (at no cost) to Saint-Saëns’ captivating The Carnival of the Animals in McNeal Hall on the Fort Collins High School campus; festivities start early with a talk and activities for children. Bring a friend who wants to learn more about chamber music to the free performance by the Ivy Street Ensemble at Harmony Library. These are among many works presented this season that are certain to engage both new and seasoned listeners.
I look forward to sharing our music with you and your family, friends, and neighbors.
Erik Peterson ,