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Macarons de Paris with Colorado Chamber Players

Jan 16, 2021 - Jan 17, 2021

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Ah, the sweets of Paris! Tempting Pain au Chocolat, Crêpes, and our favorite- Macarons!

Join the Colorado Chamber Players for a beautifully indulgent program of French treats. Henri Casadesus wrote 24 preludes for Viola d’Amore and Harp in 1931. Each prelude is a short, bite-sized morsel in a different key, covering all major and minor keys. These musical “macarons” will delight and amuse listeners, with a wide range of colors and characters.

Camille Saint-Saëns wrote his charming Fantasie Op. 124 for harp and violin in 1907, while visiting the Italian Riviera. The Fantasie is a virtuoso piece for both players and the use of harp (rather than the more typical piano) lends a special, delicate if not magical sonority to this delectable duo.

Gabriel Fauré composed Six Impromptus in 1904 for piano, as a mature composer. The final Impromptu op. 86 is for solo harp, and is a passionate and delicious excursion into the luscious world of the harp.