Colorado Symphony Double Bass Quartet performs at SteamPlant March 23

The sonorous tones of the Colorado Symphony double bass quartet are coming to the Salida with an expansive selection ranging from the baroque period to contemporary.

The quartet will perform at the Salida SteamPlant at 7:30 PM on Thursday, March 23 through the ongoing partnership between KHEN 106.9 FM Community Radio’s Symphonic Salida project, and the Colorado Symphony.

Bach, Bass and Beyond features four Colorado Symphony bassists: Susan Cahill, Jeremy Kincaid, Steve Metcalf and Nicholas Recuber. “The power and creativity of this bass quartet is not to be missed,” said Scott Adams, who heads the Symphonic Salida steering committee. “This will be a remarkable performance.”

The double bass, also known as a standup bass, is the largest stringed instrument in the symphony played with a bow. Its low pitch provides rich, resonant tones unique to the instrument.

The ensemble will begin with Rondeau from The Moor’s Revenge, a baroque-period selection from English composer Henry Purcell. Following that, the quartet will perform baroque pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel, as well as a romantic score by Giovanni Bottesini.

After intermission, the quartet will move toward modern composers with selections from Dave Anderson, Joseph Lauber, Francois Rabbath and Klaus Trumpf.

“We’re so fortunate to be in our fifth season with the Colorado Symphony,” Adams said. “Salida is still the only city beyond the Front Range to host regular visits by the Colorado Symphony.”

Bach, Bass and Beyond is the third concert of Symphonic Salida’s 2016/2017 season. As part of Symphonic Salida’s educational mission, the quintet will also play for students at Salida High School the afternoon before the SteamPlant performance.

Tickets are $18.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door on concert evening. Tickets may be purchased through:

– SteamPlant box office (tel. 530-0933)

– Salida Chamber of Commerce (tel. 539-2068)

– Online:

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