Ajax Quartet performs in BV July 21

A graduate classical music ensemble from the University of Colorado, the Ajax Quartet, will perform in Buena Vista this weekend as part of Salida Aspen Concerts 42nd season.

The performance will take place Saturday, July 21 at Clearview Community Church, 457 Rodeo Road in Buena Vista.

“The Ajax Quartet has great promise for a new generation of Colorado classical musicians,” said Ernest Marquez, vice president of Salida Aspen Concerts. “We’re delighted to bring their blossoming talent to Buena Vista.”

The quartet features violinists Tom Yaron and Renee Hemsing Patten, violist Mario Rivera and cellist Eric Haugen. The Buena Vista performance will include works by Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Op. 18 No. 4 and Antonín Dvořák’s American Quartet.

The Ajax Quartet was founded in 2016 at the University of Colorado, and the group has already toured throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.

The ensemble’s upcoming performance is made possible by Salida Aspen Concerts, a volunteer-supported nonprofit that has brought classical music to Chaffee County for more than 40 years through its longstanding partnership with the Aspen Music Festival and School.

The Ajax Quartet serve as Musical Connections Resident Artists with the Aspen Music Festival and School, and are also the graduate quartet in residence at the University of Colorado.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the quartet will give a pre-concert talk with audience members beginning at 6:45 p.m. before the performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15, and students are provided free admission with accompanying adult.

 

Pianist Anton Nel plays at SHS July 28 

Acclaimed classical pianist Anton Nel will perform with the Ceres Quartet for the fourth performance of Salida Aspen Concerts’ summer concert series.

The concert will take place Saturday, July 28 at the Salida High School auditorium, 26 Jones Avenue.  

“Anton Nel is renowned for his encyclopedic repertoire and masterful performance,” Salida Aspen Concerts vice president Ernest Marquez said. “The accompaniment by the Ceres string quartet will create a truly memorable evening.” 

The Ceres Quartet features Robert Erhard, cello; Linda Numagami, viola; and Kyung Ah Oh and Brian Kwan Yeung Choi, violin. 

The evening will begin with Mozart’s Piano Sonata in C major, K. 330. The Mozart Sonata will be followed by four works by Chopin: Waltz in D-flat major, op. 64 no. 1, Waltz in C-sharp minor, op. 64, no. 2, Waltz in A-flat major, op. 64, no. 3 and Barcarolle in F-sharp major, op. 60. 

After a brief intermission, the Ceres Quartet will join the stage for Piano Quintet No. 1 in D minor, op. 89 by Gabriel Faure. 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., followed by a pre-concert talk with audience members beginning at 6:45 p.m. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15, and students are provided free admission with accompanying adult. 

Salida Aspen Concerts is a volunteer-supported nonprofit that has brought classical music to Chaffee County for more than 40 years through its longstanding partnership with the Aspen Music Festival and School. 

Tickets and more information are available at www.salidaaspenconcerts.org.