A Night at the Museum

Jun 5th and 9th, 2021

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About this event

Welcome to a classical music experience on the museum's rooftop featuring the Ajax Ensemble, a chamber group of internationally-acclaimed musicians. Take in sweeping views of the flatirons and enjoy world-class classical music in a relaxed environment.

Event Schedule

4-5pm Walk around the Museum

5-6:30pm Concert on the Rooftop

6:30-7pm Q&A with artists

Ajax Ensemble

Tom Yaron - Violin

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Praised for his “sensitive” playing by the Santa Barbara Independent, violinist Tom Yaron has performed in various constellations in North America, Europe, and Asia as concertmaster of the Moritzburg Festival Orchestra in Germany, Pacific Music Festival in Japan, and the Sarasota Festival Orchestra. He holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of California, Santa Barbara, a master’s degree from the Juilliard School and an Artist Diploma in String Quartet Studies from the University of Colorado. Yaron was a founding member of the Ajax Quartet which served as the graduate string quartet in residence at the University of Colorado, Boulder from 2017 to 2019. He performs with the Boulder Bach Festival, Boulder Chamber Orchestra, and Lincoln Center Stage on Holland America Line, the New World Symphony in Miami, and is a violinist for Fever Labs’ Candlelight concert series in Denver.

Joseph Howe - Cello

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Joseph Howe is a cellist based in Boulder, Colorado, where he maintains an active performing career. Mr. Howe is the principal cellist of the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, with whom he recently appeared as a concerto soloist, and the assistant principal cellist of the Greeley Philharmonic. ​He has also recently performed with the New World Symphony, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, and the Boulder Philharmonic. As a baroque cellist, he performs with Boulder Bach Festival’s period instrument ensemble. Other recent festival appearances as an orchestral and chamber musician include National Repertory Orchestra, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, and American Bach Soloists Academy. Joseph holds degrees from University of Oregon, where he studied with Steven Pologe, and University of Colorado at Boulder, where he studied with Judith Glyde.

Tanner Menees - Viola

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Tanner Menees is a young violist rising in the U.S. chamber music scene. Mr. Menees has collaborated in chamber music performances with artists such as Martin Beaver, Denis Bouriakov, Miriam Fried, Clive Greensmith, Lynn Harrell, Frans Helmerson, Gary Hoffman, Hsin-Yun Huang, Kim Kashkashian, Laurence Lesser, Joseph Lin, Daniel Phillips, Marcy Rosen, Peter Stumpf, Mitsuko Uchida, Donald Weilerstein, and Peter Wiley. In the summers he has performed at festivals such as the Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, Chamberfest Cleveland, Menuhin Festival String Academy, Edinburgh Music Festival, Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, and McGill International String Quartet Academy. Mr. Menees earned his Bachelor of Music degree and Artist Diploma studying with Paul Coletti at the Colburn School and earned his Master of Music degree with Kim Kashkashian at the New England Conservatory. He is continuing his studies with Nobuko Imai at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid.

Program

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988   J.S. Bach
(Aria and select Variations will be featured throughout the program)
Trio in B Flat D. 471: I   Franz Schubert
Serenade: I + II + IV   Erno Dohnanyi
E-flat Divertimento: I +IV   W. A. Mozart
String Trio  Gideon Klein
Beethoven Op. 3: I   G.F Ludwig Von Beethoven

Make sure to stay after for the Q&A