Music of Mark Carlson and Joaquin Turina

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Ticket Information

Ticket price includes post concert reception

$30 General Admission

$25 Seniors and students

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12:26 PM
Presented By
Colorado Chamber Players
Event Type
Event Contact
Colorado Chamber Players/Barbara Hamilton
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Los Angeles composer Mark Carlson will attend the Colorado premiere performances of two of his seminal works:  View from the Hilltop, for Clarinet, String Trio and Piano and Mark Carlson's Piano Quartet.  Mark Carlson's music is In addition, the Colorado Chamber Players will perform Joaquin Turina's luscious Piano Quartet and excerpts from Carlson's Hall of Mirrors.  Performers include Paul Primus, Violin; Barbara Hamilton, Viola; Judith McIntyre, Cello; Andrew Cooperstock, Piano; and Daniel Silver, Clarinet.  Carlson's visit is made possible through a generous grant by New Music USA, formerly Meet the Composer.

Mark Carlson will be in attendance as a visiting artist, and will present a short introduction to his music as well as talk with patrons after the afternoon concert. A delicious wine, appetizer, dessert and cheese reception will follow the CCP's inaugural performance in the intimate and resonant Opus Two Hall.  Tickets are only being sold for advance reservations for this concert, and space is limited. To purchase tickets, go to:

Composer Mark Carlson’s lyrical, emotionally powerful, and stylistically unique music has earned him the admiration of audiences and musicians throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. A versatile composer, his nearly 100 works include art songs, chamber music, choral music, concertos and other large ensemble works, and songs for musical theater.

The recipient of over 50 commissions, he has been commissioned by the National Shrine in Washington, DC, and the New West Symphony, among other organizations, as well as by many individual musicians and private parties. One of his CDs, The Hall of Mirrors, was a winner of the Chamber Music America/WQXR Record Awards for 2001.  Mr. Carlson is on the faculty of UCLA in Los Angeles, CA.


Ensemble Name
Colorado Chamber Players
Paul Primus, Violin; Barbara Hamilton, Viola; Judith McIntyre, Cello; Andrew Cooperstock, Piano; and Daniel Silver, Clarinet.
Speakers / Participants
Mark Carlson
Mark Carlson and Joaquin Turina

Hall of Mirrors (1990)………………………….Mark Carlson

Mvt. IV: Scherzo


Piano Quartet (1992)………………….…..……Mark Carlson

I.               Tarantella

II.             Song

III.           Capriccio


View from a Hilltop (2009)…………………….Mark Carlson

I.               Prologue

II.             Ostinato

III.           The Fog

IV.          Lost

V.            Epilogue: Faria Beach


Piano Quartet in A Minor, op. 67 (1931)…….. JoaquĆ­n Turina

I.          Lento-Andante mosso

II.        Vivo

III.       Andante-Allegretto-Allegro molto

Opus Two Hall
9167 Davidson Way
Lafayette, CO
303 355 2224