The Colorado Chamber Orchestra Presents "Honoring the Dead" on April 3

Arvada CO - The Colorado Chamber Orchestra’s (CCO) final program for the season is Honoring the Dead performing in the Main Stage Theatre on Sunday, April 3, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. The concert will feature Mozart's enduring Requiem plus the western premiere of Richard Burchard's In Memoriam, a modern mass with sacred text from the traditional Latin as well as poems by Christina Rosetti and Rainer Maria Rilke. Guest artists include Voices West - Michael Todd Krueger, music director; Richard Burchard, guest composer; Amy Maples, soprano; Lee Ann Scherlong, mezzo-soprano; Brian Stinar, tenor; and Tom Sitzler, baritone. For information about Voices West go to http://voiceswest.org/ 

Reserved single tickets are $30 and $12 for students with ID. To purchase, call the Arvada Center box office at 720-898-7200 or online at https://arvadacenter.org/on-stage/colorado-chamber-orchestra. The Arvada Center is located at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd and provides convenient, free parking for its patrons.

Richard Burchard is in increasing demand for commissions and workshops domestically and abroad, and he has a concert premiering his work at Carnegie Hall in 2017. Colorado audiences will have the opportunity to experience the music of this extraordinary self-taught composer ahead of audiences in New York City. 

About Colorado Chamber Orchestra and Music Director, Thomas A. Blomster
The Colorado Chamber Orchestra is the transformation of chamber groups serving Metro Denver since the 1990s. The orchestra’s founder and music director, Thomas A. Blomster, served as assistant conductor and timpanist for ten years with the Denver Chamber Orchestra.  He subsequently co-founded the Mercury Ensemble string orchestra, serving 11 successful seasons as the group’s music director and conductor. In their last two seasons, he struck up a promising collaboration with the Littleton Chorale and expanded the Mercury Ensemble into a full chamber orchestra. In 2007, Blomster founded the Colorado Chamber Orchestra around a nucleus of the state’s finest professional musicians. The Colorado Chamber Orchestra fulfills a unique artistic role as the metro area’s only fully professional chamber orchestra presenting fresh interpretations of the traditional masterpieces as well as edgier contemporary works. For more information go to http://cochamberorchestra.org/