Music at Noon programs
We hope you will join us for these FREE lunchtime concerts. Music at Noon programs generally last 45 minutes to an hour - perfect for a lunch-hour getaway! Most Music at Noon programs take place in Dagwell Hall, where audience members are welcome to eat a bag lunch during the concert. Occasionally a Music at Noon concert will take place in the Cathedral; in these instances, while there is no food or drink allowed in the Cathedral, Room 101 is available beginning at 11:00 am for audience members to eat their bag lunches prior to the concert.
Tuesday, October 8, 12:00 pm - Folk Ragoût - Dagwell Hall Folk Ragoût has enjoyed critical acclaim since its founding in 2009. The duo (French guitarist and singer Frédéric Pouille and American flutist Leslie Anne Harrison) released its self-titled CD in 2011 and has performed in Ireland and across the United States. Leslie and Frédéric met in Ireland while both were pursuing Masters degrees in Irish traditional music. Their program will include music from the French Bretagne, French Canadian, and Irish traditions.
Tuesday, November 12, 12:00 pm - Jerilyn Jorgensen - Cathedral
We are excited to have Jerilyn Jorgensen and Cullan Bryant with us again for this free lunchtime concert in the Cathedral. Ms. Jorgensen is adjunct faculty in violin and chamber music at the Lamont School of Music and a member of the performance faculty of Colorado College. She has performed throughout the United States and has been a prizewinner with the Da Vinci Quartet. Mr. Bryant is among the most active chamber and collaborative pianists in New York City, and a recipient of a number of prizes and awards. These two make a formidable team - a concert not to be missed! The duo will perform sonata works by Beethoven, Janáček, and Fauré.
Tuesday, January 14, 12:00 pm - Judith McIntyre, cello – Dagwell Hall Cellist Judith McIntyre maintains the position of Third Chair Cello with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. She has also played at the invitation of Marin Alsop in the Cabrillo Festival in Santa Cruz, California. As a member and principal cellist of the Verbier Festival Orchestra in Switzerland, McIntyre has played in some of the world's greatest concert halls, most recently on tour with Joshua Bell in October 2008. At Verbier she has performed under such renowned conductors as James Levine, Kurt Masur, Christoph von Dohnanyi and Mstislav Rostropovich. She has performed as a soloist with the orchestras of Detroit, Michigan, Windsor, Ontario and University of Toronto as well as with the Colorado Symphony. In Denver she performs regularly with the Front Range Chamber Players, the Colorado Chamber Players, and the Zephyr Ensemble.
Tuesday, February 11, 12:00 pm - Hans Hielscher, organist - Cathedral German organist Hans Hielscher has given recitals in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Luxemburg, Great Britain, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Israel, U.S.A. (36 tours in 39 different U.S. states), Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, The Bahamas, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Bangkok. He has 18 CD recordings to his credit; has had his own compositions of organ and chamber music published by companies in the U.S., Great Britain, and Germany; and has had three books and numerous articles published.
Tuesday, March 11, 12:00 pm - Duo Firebird - Dagwell Hall Polish cellist Daria Joanna and Israeli pianist Leah Peer formed Duo Firebird in March 2012. Both have performed in numerous concerts, recitals, recording sessions, and tours in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and the United States.
Tuesday, April 8, 12:00 pm - Opera Colorado Young Artists - Cathedral This concert will feature a handful of emerging singers who are currently enrolled in Opera Colorado's Young Artist Program. These talented young singers will perform arias and ensemble selections from opera and musical theater.
Tuesday, May 13, 12:00 pm - The Polite Jazz Quartet - Dagwell Hall The Polite Jazz Quartet has delighted audiences of all ages with well-loved standards as well as the occasional rare gem. Light refreshments will be provided for this always-popular spring concert. This refreshing lunchtime getaway will get your toes tapping!