Concerts, Recitals, and Events

EVERGREEN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA’s 2017-2018 SEASON

William Hill, Music Director

 

ECO’s Most Expansive Season Ever!!!

Welcome to the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra’s 36th season!  This is our Music Director William Hill’s 4th season leading ECO, and he has created a series of marvelous orchestral programs that you, your family and friends are sure to find inspirational and a source of great pleasure.  Please spread the word about the joy of ECO’s concerts and recitals!

We are doubling all four major concerts this season, and will also be playing at Cactus Jack’s Saloon & Grill on August 31st, two Holiday Concerts on December 16th at Church of the Transfiguration, two performances of Mozart’s Requiem with the Evergreen Chorale on May 12th & 13th , our 17th annual Mountain Area Orchestra Festival with local schools, and 4 chamber music recitals!  

The orchestra is looking forward to performing at 3 new venues this season: Evergreen Lutheran Church, Bethany Lutheran Church (Cherry Hills Village) and St. James Presbyterian Church (Littleton).  We will also continue to give concerts at Church of the Hills (Evergreen) and Genesis Presbyterian Church (Littleton).

We are also looking forward to presenting three chamber music recitals at the new home of Center of the Arts Evergreen in Bergen Park, as well as a recital at St. Laurence Church in Conifer.  Our recitals are a wonderfully intimate way to experience the wide and varied classical repertoire for small chamber groups (usually 2-6) as performed by ECO musicians and their musical friends.  Bill Hill is likely to also treat us to some “surprise” jazz pieces at several of these recitals…

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We look forward to seeing you at an ECO concert or recital soon!

~Julia Barrett MD, President of ECO’s Board

 

Season Opening Concerts

Sunday, October 1, 2017, 3:00 pm
Evergreen Lutheran Church – 5980 Highway 73, Evergreen

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 7:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church – 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village

Our first concerts on October 1 and 3 features Colorado Symphony Principal Oboist Peter Cooper in Ludwig August Lebrun’s beautiful and exciting Concerto #1 in D Minor. Handel’s spectacular Royal Fireworks Music opens the program and we will conclude with Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Haydn.

Fall Chamber Recital

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 3:00 pm
St. Laurence Episcopal Church
26812 Barkley Rd., Conifer

Fall Concerts

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 3:00 pm
Evergreen Christian Church
27772 Iris Dr., Evergreen

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 7:00 pm
Genesis Presbyterian Church – 5707 S. Simms St., Littleton

Our concerts November 12 and 14 showcase University of Denver Guitar Professor Laura Husbands playing Rodrigo’s iconic Concierto de Aranjuez (soloist and rental music sponsored by Bob McCarroll). This beautiful and virtuosic piece of Spanish impressionism will be proceeded by Mr. William Hill’s composition trois poesies sans mots (three poems without words) based on French impressionist paintings by Van Gogh, Monet, and Cezanne. Schubert’s Symphony #1 is our finale for this series.

Winter Chamber Recital

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 3:00 pm
Center for the Arts Evergreen
31880 Rocky Village Rd., Evergreen

Prelude to Spring Chamber Recital

Sunday, February 11, 2018, 3:00 pm
Center for the Arts Evergreen
31880 Rocky Village Rd., Evergreen

Prelude to Spring Concerts

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 3:00 pm
St. James Presbyterian Church – 3601 W. Belleview Ave., Littleton

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 7:00 pm
Location – ‘TBD’

In our concerts on March 11 and 13 we proudly present Concertmaster Kathy Thayer playing Mozart’s Concerto #3 in G Major for Violin and Orchestra. These concerts also feature the beautiful and flashy Waltz from Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony #1. You might be interested to know that Schubert and Mendelssohn composed their first symphonies as teenagers. Like the young Mozart, the talent and maturity of their prodigious genius is completely apparent in these early works.

Spring Chamber Recital

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 3:00 pm
Center for the Arts Evergreen
31880 Rocky Village Rd., Evergreen

Spring Concerts

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 3:00 pm
Evergreen Lutheran Church – 5980 Highway 73, Evergreen

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:00 pm
Genesis Presbyterian Church – 5707 S. Simms St., Littleton

For our final classical concerts on April 29 and May 1 we’ll perform Mr. William Hill’s new piece Metamorphosis for Solo Marimba and Orchestra which was premiered by the Lone Tree Symphony in May 2016. Metamorphosis is just what the title suggests; each thematic idea is repeated with gradually altered variation until the original idea has morphed into a completely new sound. The solo marimba part is sometimes written as a sketch so the performer improvises to fill out the structure. This of course means every performance is unique. We will conclude our 2017-18 Classical Series with one of the great Beethoven’s masterpieces, Symphony #7 in A Major.

 

Special Concerts

Classics Night at Cactus Jack’s Saloon & Grill

Sunday, August 31st at 6 pm – SOLD OUT

We had a really fun sold out Classic Night Concert Fundraiser at Cactus Jack’s to kick start our season!

Family Holiday Concerts

Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 3:30 and 7:00 pm – Church of the Transfiguration, Evergreen

The Evergreen Chorale’s Altezza again joins us for our Family Holiday Concerts on December 16 (afternoon and evening) at the beautiful Church of the Transfiguration. There will be the usual sing-along carols, Strauss Waltzes, Handel’s Messiah, and other fun surprises. Get your tickets early as this sells out well in advance.

Mozart’s Requiem with the Evergreen Chorale, directed by Christine Gaudreau

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 7:30 pm – Central Presbyterian Church, Denver

Sunday, May 13, 2018, 4:30 pm – Rockland Community Church, Genesee

In a new collaboration this year we will perform the Mozart Requiem twice in May with the Evergreen Chorale under the direction of their Artistic Director Christine Gaudreau.