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President, Hillary Netardus
Welcome to Chamber Music Amarillo’s 22nd season, “Celebrating the Heroic Journey of Life”! We are thrilled to have you join us this evening for a unique and delightful experience. This season has so much in store for you from the carefully crafted programing of our chamber music concerts to the exciting community opportunities in motion. But, we are not on this journey alone. We’ve partnered with Window on a Wider World this school year that will allows us to provide musical appreciation and cultural literacy for children throughout the Texas Panhandle. We also look forward to continuing our eldercare outreach performances for the residents of local senior living centers and their families. Watching kids dance to string quartets and hearing senior citizens say the music “feeds my soul” is the heart of CMA and its mission. CMA is also partnering with Panhandle PBS, Friends of Aeolian Skinner Opus 1024, The Amarillo Master Chorale, The Amarillo Symphony, First Baptist Church, Amarillo College and West Texas A&M School of Music to pull off the biggest project CMA has ever presented, the Beethoven Missa Solemnis. Chamber Music Amarillo is unique in that such a small organization is actively creating and participating in big things. Thank you for joining us and making all these opportunities possible!
Dear friends, Welcome to Chamber Music Amarillo’s 22nd season! This is a momentous season as we celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the birth of Beethoven with the Missa Solemnis Alliance. We chose our title, Celebrating the Heroic Journey of Life because of the Missa Solemnis. We are excited to share this work with you, as well as several other pieces throughout the year that we feel reflect the extraordinary effort put forth by composers and musicians. All of these pieces reflect the effort of humanity to seek knowledge, equality, compassion, love, respect, and all the many aspects that make up the experience of life. We start our season with a celebration of women composers and an acknowledgement and appreciation of the need for equality, not only for women, but for all mankind. Later in the season, you will hear the heart-wrenching second movement of the Beethoven, 4th Piano Concerto, which is based on the loves lost tragedy Orpheus and Eurydice, as performed by Diego Caetano. Rossitza Goza and I will present the brooding and passionate Brahms, 3rd Violin Sonata, which is a most humanizing work, while Manny Lopez and Jim Rauscher perform Viola da Gamba sonatas of Bach; perhaps approaching a certain balance and perfection of human expression. Hornist Guli Manfredi will present us with the heroic 1st Horn Concerto of Strauss, while organist Rick Land of Friends of Aeolian Skinner performs Handel Organ Concerti on this region’s magnificent Aeolian Skinner Op. 24...
Board of Directors
Hillary Netardus, President
Ellen Jones, Treasurer
Kay Kennedy, Secretary
David Frisbie, Keyboard Technician
Carlos Casso, Audio Engineer
Tim Winn, Video Producer