Special Events

Kahane on Beethoven and Bach

Informal Discussion with Jeffrey Kahane, May 5, 7:30 p.m.
Free to the public

Pianist and former Music Director of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Jeffrey Kahane, will discuss Beethoven’s piano sonatas and Bach’s Goldberg Variations in the elegant “salon” at the newly renovated Baur’s Restaurant.  Mr. Kahane’s recital for Friends of Chamber Music the following evening will feature both Beethoven’s Sonata in E major, Op. 109 and Bach’s Goldberg Variations.  This will be an opportunity to increase your appreciation for both works with the affable and keenly intelligent Mr. Kahane.kahane1_print crop

When: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 5th

Where: Baur’s Restaurant, 1512 Curtis Street.  Food will be available for purchase in the newly renovated restaurant prior to and following the discussion.  Baur’s will begin taking reservations on April 24.  Please call Baur’s at 303-615-4000

RSVP: Please RSVP for the discussion by calling 303-388-9839, or email your name, phone number, and number of guests attending to info@friendsofchambermusic.com.


Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Wednesday, April 29, 2015,  7:30 p.m.

This recital is now sold-out. To be added to the wait list, call the Newman Center Box Office at 303-871-7720.


He is, as the Washington Post’s Anne Midgette put it in 2011, “the best-known, most versatile, most engaged, music soloist in this country and perhaps in the world.”

A joyous presence in the American cultural landscape for more than three decades, Yo-Yo Ma stands as our country’s cellist-in-chief as well as the music world’s most enthusiastic teacher. His tone is luminous, his reach ambitious, his passion for music infectious. As an appointed United Nations Messenger of Peace, he has organized teaching and mentoring programs, inspiring students across the world to love and honor music. His own collaborations go well beyond the traditional boundaries of classical music – notably with his Silk Road Project – celebrating the universality of music itself.

This will be a solo recital.


Saygun:  Partita
J.S. Bach:  Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
Mark O’Connor:  Appalachia Waltz
J.S. Bach:  Suite No. 2 in D minior, BWV 1008
J.S. Bach:  Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012

Post Concert Reception

Great Hall, Iliff School of Theology
(across the street from the Newman Center)

$150 EACH, (available only to those holding tickets to the Yo-Yo Ma recital)

All funds raised from this reception will support FCM’s educational outreach programs.
Reception tickets only available through the Newman Center Box Office, www.newmantix.com.

Sponsored by Robert and Judi Newman
Yo-Yo Ma Master Class

Gates Concert Hall
April 30, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
FCM is excited to offer area music students the opportunity to observe Yo-Yo Ma teach a master class for ensembles from Denver School of the Arts and the Lamont School of Music.While this class is geared toward student audiences, FCM is offering a limited number of general admission tickets to the public to observe Mr. Ma in action (mezzanine and balcony seating only).
Tickets are $10 each and are available through the Newman Center Box Office, 303-871-7720, www.newmantix.com.