Valentine’s concert at Colorado College on February 9

Faculty members from the Mt. Blanca Summer Music Conservatory will present a special Valentine’s Day concert of romantic music in the auditorium of the Colorado College campus on Sunday afternoon, February 9 at 1pm.

Music on the program will include the popular Beethoven “Romance, Op. 50. in F Major” for violin, Massenet’s “Meditation” from Thais, Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise,” the Gliere duo for violin and cello, and two popular songs by Hoagy Carmichael and Ted Koehler arranged for violin/piano.  The second half of the program will feature several well-known Broadway love songs as well as piano renditions of Academy Award-nominated love songs from the movies.  There will be a fun quiz regarding the Broadway selections performed with the chance to win a door prize.

Featured performers on the program are: Mathieu D’Ordine, violoncello, a devoted interpreter of a wide variety of music from the last four centuries of the Western canon including music from living composers all the way back to Gabrielli and Monteverdi. Mathieu was a featured soloist with Boulder Symphony in 2012, playing Woven Variations (music from the video game Journey) by the Grammy award winning composer Austin Wintory, and again in 2016 playing the Brahms Double Concerto with Dr. Sarah Off. Mathieu also founded Ideal Opera, a business offering custom orchestral and chamber arrangements of standard operatic repertoire, focusing on fitting opera to a small scale for outreach tours, children’s shows, and new opera companies just finding their feet. Mathieu received his Master of Music degree from CU Boulder in 2011, where he was a long-time student of Judith Glyde and Nicholas Carthy.  He has been on the faculty at MBSMC since its second season, and plays in the Three Corners Trio with his fellow faculty members Sami Froncek and Dr. Sarah Off.

Randy D. Macy, piano, is a collaborative pianist for the Music Department at Adams State University which entails working one-on-one with music students on a weekly basis and accompanying them for student recitals and end-of-semester juries. Randy concertizes regularly with local San Luis Valley and Denver-based musicians.  He has been a pianist for Broadway revue groups at Adams State College as well as groups in Del Norte, Brighton, and Denver.

Dr. Sarah Off, violin, is an enthusiastic music educator and is currently Assistant Professor of Violin and Music Business at University of Northern Colorado. She has performed and taught as a guest artist at Sam Houston State University, Sacramento State University and Southern Oregon University, among others. In the summers of 2012 and 2013 she served as violin instructor and chamber music coach at Conservatory Music in the Mountains in Durango, CO.  Sarah received her Doctorate and Masters in Violin Performance at Arizona State University under Danwen Jiang, and her Bachelor of Violin Performance from University of Colorado under Lina Bahn and Judith Ingolfsson.

Corliss Taylor-Dunn, soprano, acquired her actor’s equity card before graduating from high school.  She has performed in countless summer theatre productions with many Broadway greats and appeared on Broadway in “Raisin” and “Bubbling Brown Sugar.”  She toured Europe in “Raisin” and “Porgy and Bess”.  She appeared regularly on the Tonight Show and toured the U.S., Canada, and Mexico with Doc Severson and the Tonight Show Orchestra.  She coauthored the musical “Opening Night” which appeared Off-Broadway and was nominated for three Off-Broadway awards.

Tickets are available at the door.  $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children.