The Clydesdale Music and Art Studio 

Lessons : All levels Violoncello : Elementary Violin-Viola

Programs

CANON CITY RECITAL

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH

SUNDAY APRIL 26, 2015 at 2:00pm

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH

CANON CITY, COLORADO

ABE MINZER. Piano

NORAH JOY CLYDESDALE, CELLO

L.VonBeethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano Op. 69

L.Von Beethoven Sonata Op. 102 No. 1

S.Hazlerig Sonata for Cello and Piano (2013)

Prelude

Turbulent

S.Rachmaninoff Sonata in G minor Op.19

Mvt. 3 Andante

Mvt. 4 Allegro mosso 

CSU-PIANO TRIO

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015 at 2:00pm

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH

CANON CITY, COLORADO

PROGRAM: ROBERT SCHUMANN PIANO TRIO

L.VONBEETHOVEN the "ARCHDUKE"

DANIEL BRANDT, VIOLIN

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE CSU-PUEBLO

NORAH JOY CLYDESDALE, CELLO

CELLO ADJUNCT FACULTY CSU-PUEBLO

DR. ZAHARI METCHKOV, PIANO

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PIANO

CSU-PUEBLO

The "Classically Alive" Concert Series

REPEAT PERFORMANCE:

UCCS-Colorado Springs

CENTENNIAL HALL

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 at 7:30 pm

UCCS FACULTY concert

Music Lovers-

Some great upcoming free events per the UCCS Music Dept, but first in the list a chance the hear the all-Czech program again from last Saturday,or if you couldn't make it, try for tomorrow/April 8th at UCCS Centennial Hall 7:30pm, program details just below

Daniel Brandt, violin

Norah Clydesdale, cello

Abe Minzer, piano

Jan Jirasek, composer/guest speaker

Dvorak “Klid” for cello and piano---

Jan Jirasek speaks about his music ---

Jan Jirasek “Dilemma” for solo cello

Jan Jirasek “Forgotten Metaphor” for violin and piano

Smetana “From the Homeland” for violin and piano

Dvorak Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Opus 90 “Dumky”

ALSO William Malone will play a work by LeMay for saxophone alone                      

Classically Alive presents:

“Sonatas for Cello & Piano: Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Hazlerig World Premiere”

Norah Clydesdale, cello

Abe Minzer, piano

Sunday, September 28th 5:00 PM

The Minzer/Schreuder Residence

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Please join us for an evening of great music written for the cello and piano. Norah Clydesdale who performed last month with the CSU-Pueblo Trio (what a concert!) is joined by Classically Alive director and pianist, Abe Minzer on the Bechstein concert grand.

The program will feature 3 very different works from Beethoven of the early 1800’s to Rachmaninoff of the early 20th century to Sylvia Hazlerig of our current 21st century. While very different, each work on the program abounds with brilliance, drama, melodic and harmonic beauty.

The Beethoven Sonata in C Major, Opus 102, No. 1, a late work, has its stormy, intense moments, but for the most part is gentle with tender melodies and is filled with many light touches and humor. Beethoven must have been in a happy mood. Was he thinking of his Immortal Beloved?

The major work of the first half is the 2006 Cello and Piano Sonata by Sylvia Hazlerig. Classically Alive is delighted that this work is finally receiving its world premiere. Sylvia Hazlerig writes music that listeners grasp immediately upon first hearing. The music is direct with clear melodies and harmonies and at the same time has real depth to it. The sonata is in 4 movements. The first movement is a haunting Prelude- meditative and lyrical. The second movement is rhythmically driving, marked Turbulent, but alternates with gentler, flowing episodes. The third movement, a set of variations, is slow and sustained, and where the work finds its deepest aching expression. The fourth and final movement is a high-spirited romp that concludes the work. The pyrotechnics in the finale and elsewhere make this an intimidating work for the cellist, and perhaps explains why this world premiere has taken almost a decade.

After the intermission, is a work that hardly needs description. The Rachmaninoff Cello and Piano Sonata in G Minor is a monumental work in 4 movements. The first movement is filled with beautiful melodies, pathos and brilliance. The second movement is a sardonic, fiery and playful scherzo interspersed with great Rachmaninoff melodies. The third movement is slow and touchingly poignant and often just played by itself. The fourth and last movement concludes the sonata on a festive and brilliant note

Please make your reservations promptly -

our events do fill up, and often quickly.

Cost: $30 includes dinner with drinks and concert (Students $10)

Program:

Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, Opus 102, No. 1

Sylvia Hazlerig Sonata for Cello and Piano (2006) - World Premiere

Rachmaninoff Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor, Opus 19

Info/Reservations/Location/Directions:

Call Abe Minzer at 229-2239 or email: [email protected]

PLEASE RSVP - SPACE IS LIMITED

For more information on the 2014 season, please click: 2014 season

An Evening of Robert Schumann

Presented by Classically Alive at Classically Alive

April 6, 2013

We are so thrilled to have Maestro Lawrence Leighton Smith playing the piano on this program. This program has been a dream for years, and esp. knowing that Robert Schumann is one of Maestro Smith's favorite composers of all time. Schumann, like Chopin, was born in 1810. With the series of Chopin concerts Classically Alive hosted in 2010 for his 200th birthday anniversary, I always felt like we shortchanged another immortal, Robert...

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We are so thrilled to have Maestro Lawrence Leighton Smith playing the piano on this program. This program has been a dream for years, and esp. knowing that Robert Schumann is one of Maestro Smith's favorite composers of all time. Schumann, like Chopin, was born in 1810. With the series of Chopin concerts Classically Alive hosted in 2010 for his 200th birthday anniversary, I always felt like we shortchanged another immortal, Robert Schumann. So here it is, and in a big way...

Lawrence Leighton Smith, piano

Abe Minzer, piano

Connie Heidenreich, soprano

Dave Stoller, French horn

Norah Clydesdale, cello

Pam Chaddon, cello

Come join us for an unforgettable evening of music by Robert Schumann (1810-1856).

And it is always a distinct honor to have Lawrence Leighton Smith on the program.

Piano and Cello Recitals:

Lawrence Leighton Smith, Piano

Norah Joy Clydesdale, Cello

Lawrence Leighton Smith and Norah Joy Clydesdale

When: Sun., July 14, 3 p.m. 2013

Email: [email protected]

A piano and cello recital from two of Colorado Springs' most accomplished and beloved instrumentalists. A program of Debussy,

Beethoven, Faure and Brahms.  

Sun February 9, 2014 5:00 PM,

“Friends of Larry Smith”,

An evening of music Larry loved andperformed at Classically Alive and aroundtown. Abe Minzer, piano, and many others who performed with MaestroLarry.

Minzer/Schreuder Residence $30

“The CSU-Pueblo Piano Trio”

Zahari Metchkov, piano

Daniel Brandt, violin

Norah Clydesdale, cello

Friday, August 29th 6:00 PM

The Minzer/Schreuder Residence

I heard these fantastic, high-energy, first-rate musicians back in February at their debut concert and immediately asked if they would consider performing for Classically Alive. Well, here it is, and they will be performing these incredible works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich on the 29th. Since their February 2014 debut they have been busy performing in Colorado and New Mexico, and this will be an exciting trio to hear over the next years, the CSU Pueblo Piano Trio.

At the Bechstein 9-foot concert grand piano, will be international concert pianist and recording artist, Zahari Metchkov from Sofia, Bulgaria. While he is not touring, Dr. Metchkov heads the piano department at CSU-Pueblo. Acclaimed violinist, Daniel Brandt is a

recognized soloist, concertmaster and teaches violin and conducts the orchestra at CSU-Pueblo. Cellist Norah Clydesdale completes the trio, and has had a distinguished career as performer and teacher in both North America and Europe. Norah is becoming a familiar face at Classically Alive, and it is always great to have her on our programs.

The program opens with Beethoven’s C minor Trio, an earlier work from the composer, but already over-the-top with fire, energy, brilliance, and a demonic nature from its minor key, C minor (the key of his famed 5th Symphony). The first half concludes with something completely different and Russian- Shostakovich Trio No. 1 also in C Minor, a single movement shorter work of several contrasting moods. After intermission, the second half will be Mendelssohn’s Trio in C Minor, Opus 66, a work that is passionate, lyrical, brilliant, in short, one of the great trios of the Romantic Era.

In addition to the wonderful music, we’ll have a great dinner, and you’ll get opportunity to mingle, ask questions of these very nice musicians who bring to you the music they love.