The Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association is proud to present a three-part series of classical music at The Highlands Ranch Historic Mansion. Each evening will include an hour's open house for self-guided Mansion tours. The performances are in the Mansion's beautiful, historic solarium.
While women have always been a major part of the development of music, their contributions have historically been overlooked in terms of playing, composing, and performing. We will explore women’s contributions in the string quartet genre, which has long served as the perfect vehicle for composers in terms of beauty, simplicity, voicing, harmony, and expressiveness.
Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; performance begins at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Highlands Ranch Mansion; 9500 E. Gateway Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
The use of 6 string instruments (2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos) was championed by composers such as Brahms and Tchaikovsky for the endless possibilities of expression and harmonic richness. You can hear this influence in Arnold Schoenberg’s ultra-romantic depiction of Richard Dehmels poem “Verklärte Nacht”, which is the centerpiece of this chamber music concert. Balancing out the program is a charming and fun work for the same group of instruments by the popular composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
Join the Ivy Street Ensemble (flute, violin, viola) and harpist Rachel Ellins-Iozzia for a new spin on holiday favorites. You cannot help but get in the spirit of the season with the ambiance of the Mansion this time of year, and our classic holiday tunes and new works should inspire and carry you through the new year!
The HRCA's Cultural Affairs Association (CAA)
The Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association (CAA) provides a central organization from which educational, artistic, musical, theatrical, and dance events are provided to the more than 90,000 Highlands Ranch residents and those living in the surrounding communities.
Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD)
All CAA events are paid for in part by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) which supports more than 300 arts, cultural, and scientific organizations within the Denver metro area through a voter‐approved penny sales tax on every $10 purchase.
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