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One of my favorites TONIGHT - February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!  

The Colorado Springs Philharmonic will make your evening tonight!   We'll be playing: 

Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Liszt Totentanz, S. 126
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, Pathétique 

and our pianist is AMAZING!!!   Conrad Tao.   He's 19 years old (started playing piano at 2 years of age), and I can't believe how awesome his ability is!   You'll love the concert!  Hope to see you there.   Two more shows Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, too. 

Christmas Eve Services - December 24, 2013

6:30 and 10:30 pm services at Grace Episcopal will bring the Spirit of the Season to the front.   A 9-piece string ensemble will play Corelli, Handel and Vaughan Williams during the prelude and will continue with Schubert's Mass in G with choir and organ, plus Christmas Carols and hymns.   The 'midnight' (10:30) service is perfectly complete with pro-cessing robed choir and frankinscence.   My favorite of the whole year!

Philharmonic Christmas - December 22, 2013

Chorale and Full Orchestra will delight your ears and eyes for the Annual Christmas Concert on Sunday Dec. 22nd at 2:30 PM in the Pikes Peak Center.  

Broadmoor Waltz Club - December 18, 2013

The beautiful Christmas Ball in the formal Main Ballroom is a feast for sore eyes...the ball gowns and formal tuxedo's adorning the talented, choreographed dancers are stunning!   The music is pretty cool, too.   Our little group (Cynthia's Broadmoor Waltz Club Combo) plays all types of music for the traditional waltzes and the 'free dances'.   It's fun to watch from the Pompeii room...and, you might catch a glimpse of our former keyboard player, Sandi Shroads, dancing with her husband instead of playing the piano on stage.   How fun is that?!?! 

Christmas JOY at the Pikes Peak Center - December 15, 2013

First Presbyterian offers their wonderful holiday concert twice on Sunday afternoon and evening....complete with adult choir, children's choir, handbells, big band and full orchestra.   Cynthia is sitting 2nd chair with her dad Donald Robinson....don't miss his solo in Mannheim Steamroller's Stille Nacht!

FOC Lutheran Lessons & Carols - December 8, 2013

A double string quartet for two morning services on Baptist Road...a beautiful collection of readings and hymns for the season, including a prelude of an excellent and moving arrangement of Ralph Vaughan William's Theme by Thomas Tallis.   Marcus Profant will share an incredible arrangement of Sweet Little Jesus Boy, piano and voice.   

First Methodist Messiah - December 6, 2013

Cynthia and her friends play the orchestral part of this fantastic production of Handel's Messiah, with a glorious Hallelujah Chorus finale.   Only one concert at 5:00 pm...don't miss it!

Nutcracker with Philharmonic - November 30, 2013

Cynthia performs 4 little solo/duets with Concertmaster Michael Hanson in the second half of the show.  Come see this Christmas Favorite with a FULL orchestra in the pit this year.   Ballet Idaho graces the stage with their lovely ballerinas and athletic dansuers (cavaliers)!  Merry Christmas (and Happy Hannuhkah, too).  

Garden of the Gods Club Brunch - November 28, 2013

Cynthia and friends (Laurie & Ingri) perform classical, popular and celtic favorites for the 4-hour Thanksgiving Brunch.   The BEST view in town is right outside, and the food inside is incredible!  Hope to see you.  

Pauline Chapel ORCHESTRA Friday Oct. 25th - October 25, 2013

Another little afternoon concert in the Pauline Chapel (I LOVE that place!) at the edge of the Broadmoor Hotel grounds...Cynthia in a mini-Broadmoor-Pops Orchestra from 4:00-4:45.   It's FREE and open to the public.   

Philharmonic Prokofiev - October 19, 2013

Join Cynthia and her Philharmonic Phriends for a wonderful concert with our esteemed maestro, Josep Caballe'-Domenech, back in Colorado from Spain.   We will play one of my all-time favorites, Romeo & Juliet by Prokofiev and Mozart's Piano Concerto #24.   8:00 PM on Saturday the 19th, and 2:30 PM on Sunday the 20th. 

Viewpointe - October 11, 2013

Cynthia and her cellist friend, Suzanna, will be playing a 45-minute classical and popular concert at 6:00.   Come join us on this lovely autumn evening.  

Broadmoor Waltz Club - October 10, 2013

A new year for the Waltz Club, and a new BWC Combo for Cynthia to lead begins on Wednesday, October 16th from 7:00-9:30 pm in the Main Ballroom at the fabulous Broadmoor Main Hotel.   Come watch (incognito) from the Pompeii room to see 40-50 excellent dancing couples dressed in their fine ballroom gowns and tuxedos.   Twelve of the evening's dances are choreographed and synchronized....it's a beautiful sight to see and fun to hear our 'band'.   

Broadmoor Pauline Chapel Concert - September 13, 2013

A great little 45-minute program with Cynthia and her friends, Laurie Gabriel, Elisa Wicks and Dan Masterson, playing great string quartet selections....FAST FINGERS, Melodious Masterpieces and some sillyness, too.   It's free on Friday September 13th at Four O'Clock in the afternoon. 

Commonwheel Art Festival in Manitou - September 1, 2013

Start the morning with a string trio, playing classical music and a few TANGO's, just for fun!  Hear Cynthia with her gigging buddies Laurie Gabriel and Alexander Magalong.  

The festival has been moved to the Fields Park on El Paso Blvd. to avoid any rain/flooding issues.   We play from 10:30 to 11:15 AM on the stage at the West end of the park.   Hope to see you there!

Sound of Music at CC - August 4, 2013

Opera Theatre of the Rockies has outdone themselves this time!   The singers, costumes and orchestra are great.   Cynthia is using a different (fancy and very old) violin to play all of the solos...one musician to a part, all of whom play in the Philharmonic...it's a string quartet with winds, brass, piano and percussion.   Three shows you won't want to miss:   Friday and Saturday August 2 & 3 at 7:00 pm and 3:00 on Sunday the 4th.  

New Year's Eve En Fuego! - December 31, 2012

A beautiful and festive chance to ring in the new year is available on December 31st, 2012.   Josep will be conducting the Philharmonic (Cynthia is 4th chair this time) through two hours of beautiful Spanish/Cuban classics and opera favorites; we will be joined by an incredibly talented soprano and flamingo dancer.  Happy New Year!!   2013 here we come!!

Christmas Eve Services - December 24, 2012

What better way to celebrate a white Christmas than to attend Episcopal masses at our beautiful cathedral in Colorado Springs?   Cynthia is playing viola in a nine-piece string orchestra with choir and pipe organ for traditional carols, ancient madrigal tunes, frankinscence incense, a Mozart Mass with soloists and choir joining the strings and organ, the pastoral symphony from Handel's Messiah and a movement from Vivaldi' "Al Santo Sepolcro" sonata.   Two services, beginning at either 6:30 pm or 10:30 pm.    

Christmas JOY at the Pikes Peak Center - December 9, 2012

Cynthia is in the large orchestra (led by her father playing the beautiful violin solo on Mannheim Steamroller's "Stille Nacht", joined by her sister and a bunch of friends) playing handbells, big band jazz and Christmas favorites and a few new songs.  Each of the two concerts will begin with an incredible rendition of "Highland Cathedral" led by a REAL bagpipe band...10 pipers and several drummers...and FULL orchestra and choir.   The concerts will end with a stirring rendition of Amazing Grace.   You won't want to miss this exciting opportunity!   Two identical shows at 2:30 pm and 6:00 pm, downtown Colorado Springs, Sunday, December 9th, 2012.   Produced and presented by First Presbyterian Church.   Hope to see you there!

Annual Christmas Concerts - December 8, 2012

Join us for two lovely evenings at Family of Christ Lutheran Church (about a mile east of I-25 on Baptist Road), Friday and Saturday, December 7th & 8th, 2012.   Cynthia will be playing a FAST movement from Bach's Harpsicord Concerto with the talented Marcus Profant on the keyboard, joined by Azi Vieira on violin, Michael Hart on viola and Suzanna Schulze on cello.   The rest of the evening is beautiful choral music, with our string quartet accompanying them on many of the works.   The evenings will close with John Rutter's "What Sweeter Music".  Cynthia will also be playing percussion (finger cymbals) on a cool Christmas carol.   

Lessons & Carols - December 1, 2012

Choir, Organ, Flute, Vocal soloists and Cynthia will be performing at 3:15 pm for the Annual Lessons and Carols service at First Lutheran Church in Colorado Springs (Cascade Avenue).   It will be a beautiful afternoon...hope you can be there!  Prelude begins at 3:15 pm, Sunday, December 1st. 

Strolling at Denver Art Museum - November 29, 2012

Cynthia joins 7 other strolling violinists on Thursday evening, November 29th, at the Denver Art Museum, performing Beyond the Sea (La Mer), The Way You Look Tonight, and Fly Me To The Moon.   YIPPEE!!!   

Nutcracker with Philharmonic - November 25, 2012

Cynthia is playing in the orchestra pit as the Colorado Springs Philharmonic joins Ballet Idaho in four performances of Tchaikovsky's NUTCRACKER at the Pikes Peak Center, Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm, November 23rd, 24th and 25th.   We're making beautiful music with our own Josep on the podium...the dancing and costumes are GREAT, too!  

City Strings at St. George's - October 9, 2012

Cynthia will be performing on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 at St. George's Anglican Church on Pikes Peak Avenue in Colorado Springs.   City Strings presents an evening of string quartets by the Father of the Symphony...Franz Josept Haydn...also known as "Papa Haydn".   More information can be found at www.coloradohausmusik.com.

“Wiener Wiesen” plus the famous Serenade from opus 3, no. 5, and selected movements from “The Razor” and “Sunrise” quartets.

In collaboration with the Denver Haydn Quartet Slam 2012-2013 (a community wide celebration of all 83 Haydn String Quartets in metro Denver and in Colorado), we will also perform the Serenade with Westminster High School Orchestra on Monday evening, October 15th.   

GYPSY at the Fine Arts Center - September 28, 2012

Cynthia will be playing solo violin in the musical production 'GYPSY' at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.   Opening night is Friday, September 28, 2012, continuing through Sunday, October 21st, 2012.   Shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2:00.   

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