Englewood Arts Presents announces the appointment of Silver Ainomae, Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s principal cellist, as its new artistic director. He will create a “mini series” within the Chamber Music of the Masters Series of eight concerts, performed in Hampden Hall, second floor of the Englewood Civic Center.
“The four concerts I have created for the Englewood Arts Presents 2013-2014 season include several ‘big hits’ from the classical chamber music repertoire. My goal is to present a wide variety of composers and also have ensembles of all varying sizes,” Ainomae said.
“The mini series opens on Oct. 19 (2 p.m.). The first program includes the Debussy ‘Cello Sonata,’ Arvo Part’s ‘Mozart Adagio,’ a one-movement quartet (Quartettsatz D 703) by Schubert and Brahms’ ‘Piano Quintet.’ Once again, I will have the pleasure to perform together with CSO concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams and pianist Hsing-ay Hsu. The group size will expand through the program when we will share the stage with Stirling Trent (violin) and Anne Ainomae (viola).”
Future programs in the Saturday series, held at 2 p.m., will be on Jan. 18, Feb. 15 and April 26. Additional concerts are planned for Nov. 23, March 15 (Olga Wolosyn Memorial Concert) and May 17.
Englewood Arts also presents a Friday evening, 7:30 p.m., series called “Starlight Rhythms,” also in Hampden Hall. First is “That Damn Sasquatch” on Oct. 18, playing mixed genres.
Tickets for the Saturday concert series: $15/$12/free under 18, available at englewoodarts.org or at the door a half-hour prior to concert time. 303-806-8196. The Englewood Civic Center is at 1000 Englewood Parkway.