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The score was beautifully played by Pro Musica, with a transparency and warmth of sound. Here the chamber orchestra truly performed chamber music, with a careful balance and responsiveness of one part to another and lovely solos in violin and cello. Sharps and Flatirons

Peter Alexander


The Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra is an ensemble that is rapidly making a name for itself, and very deservedly so. The musicians are excellent, the conductor is excellent, and they play with an enthusiasm and professionalism that is unrivaled. You simply must hear their concerts. Opus Colorado

Robin McNeil

Opus Colorado

A triumph ...  sheer joy and awe [was] experienced by those seated in the sanctuary... After setting the bar so high with such a magnificent evening, expectations will be high. The Daily Camera

Kelly Dean Hansen

Camera Classical Music Writer

In the News


Polish composer Grazyna Bacewicz is ”a great discovery”

By Peter Alexander Sept. 20 at 8 p.m.

“Women Among Men,” a concert by the Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra, will feature a woman conductor, two women soloists, and a woman composer—and some male composers as well.

The conductor is Cynthia Katsarelis, Pro Musica’s music director. The soloists are violinist Yumi Hwang-Williams, concertmaster of the Colorado Symphony, and soprano Amanda Balestrieri, artistic director of Seicento Baroque Ensemble. And the composer is Grazyna Bacewicz, who Katsarelis describes as “a great discovery.”

Sharps and Flatirons

Peter Alexander

Sharps & Flatirons

A Heroic Violinist Died In An Italian Cruise Ship Wreck. This Music Tells His Story

The wreck of an Italian cruise ship that made international headlines in 2012 is the subject of a Colorado composer's new piece.The Costa Concordia ran aground on an Italian island with more than 4,000 people aboard. Thirty-two people died in the wreck -- including a violinist named Sandor Feher. He helped other passengers to safety, but then went to retrieve his instrument and never made it off the ship.

Feher's story became the spark for a new violin concerto from Jeffrey Nytch, an instructor at the University of Colorado. He called the composition “Costa Concordia.”


Colorado Public Radio

Brad Turner