Guitarist Masakazu Ito, and a string quartet from the Colorado Chamber Players, will perform Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet, Op. 143 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Masakazu Ito will also perform solo works and the CCP will perform other works for string quartet. Mr. Ito is recognized as one of today's top guitarists, acclaimed by musicians, composers, conductors, and critics for his mastery of the instrument and its repertoire. "He has it all," says guitarist Ricardo Iznaola, "virtuosity, musicality and flair. He is certainly a name to watch." Since Mr. Ito’s professional debut in Tokyo in 1987, he has won top prizes in seven major international guitar competitions. He is currently an Instructor of Guitar at Lamont.
The award-winning Colorado Chamber Players is a diverse chamber ensemble of 12 distinguished musicians who produce and perform over 55 concerts annually, primarily in metro Denver. The CCP will be celebrating the 325th Anniversary of J.S. Bach's birth in 2010 with a series of Bach cantatas, and recently won awards from Argosy Foundation, Chamber Music America and Colorado Council on the Arts.
The Sunday October 11th concert at Foothills Art Center celebrates the music of Italy with works by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (Guitar Quintet op. 143), Hugo Wolf (Italian Serenade) and Giacomo Puccini (Crisantemi).
Please join us for a sublime concert, followed by a Italian reception to meet the artists.
Masakazu Ito, Guest Artist, Guitar
Jerilyn Jorgensen, Guest Artist, Violin
Paul Primus, Violin
Barbara Hamilton Primus, Viola
Katharine Knight, Cello
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Colorado Chamber Players
The award-winning Colorado Chamber Players, described as "Colorado's musical treasure" (Denver Post) has toured the USA, Brazil and Spain. The CCP performs 55+ concerts in the Denver Metro region. Sole recipient from 2000-2003 of Chamber Music America’s distinguished Long-Term Residency Award, the Chamber Players was Ensemble-In-Residence at the Mizel Center and with the Denver Young Artists Orchestra for eight years. Says the Boulder Camera of a January 2008 Messiaen performance: “Magnificently played!” The CCP was the only recipient of both the 2005 and 2008 Adams County SCFD’s Creativity Award; recipient of another Chamber Music America Residency in 2008-09 at Children’s Hospital; and was one of 2 recipients of the Hosokawa Fellowship in 2006. The CCP received a “Meet the Composer” award in March 2008, and hosted San Francisco composer Katrina Wreede. The CCP was awarded an Argosy Foundation Recording grant in June 2008 to record Bruce Adolphe’s “The Tiger’s Ear”, and recently learned it was chosen by the prestigious Copland Foundation (NYC) to receive an award. Colorado Public Radio has featured the CCP on over 60 broadcasts since August 2005. The CCP celebrates their 18th season of innovative chamber music in 2011-12.