Intermezzo Chamber Players
Loretta Thompson & Friends
7 pm / May 12, 2011
Jay Reusch was one of nine musical siblings (all the rest, older sisters), but he did not become active musically until college. “I played and sang with other folks in very informal ways during college and medical school,” Jay explains. He taught himself to play the guitar and started singing in a choir while in school. Then, after moving to Denver in 1986, he met Dan Bessesen. The two have been playing together ever since. Jay and Dan's band, Dogs in the Yard has motivated Jay to write songs. “It’s great to have original material to work on and share with others. I give a ton of credit to Dan and my other band mates for helping to make the songs what they have become. I am excited to have the chance to play these songs ‘stripped down’ and to re-think their presentation.”
The Intermezzo Chamber Players is an alliance of talented composers/teachers/performers. Comprised mainly of faculty from Denver’s Intermezzo Chamber Music Sessions music camp, guest colleagues from all over the country and abroad are often invited to join in. Accomplished artists all, these musicians have performed around the world to considerable acclaim. Tonight, they will be joined by special guest Djamel Mami, performing “Come Down Heavy!” by Evan Chambers, for sax, piano and violin. A piece by Liduino Pitombeira is also on the program.
Loretta Thompson is a high-spirited musician and singer whose versatile performances captivate audiences everywhere. Loretta's dynamic fiddling and radiant voice echo the fervor of her Scottish-Irish and American heritage. Her passionate and spontaneous enthusiasm for traditional music and dance shines in every aspect of her life. Playing fiddle, guitar, whistles and more, Loretta magically entertains her audiences with instrumental and vocal repertoires in traditional Celtic music, American Historic and Nostalgia, Old Time Country, as well as Classical and popular styles. With unforgettable melodies and toe-tapping jigs and reels, she will move your spirit to dance! Be it Scottish, Irish, or American, her stirring renditions will sweep you away on a fascinating journey to the old country. Contact Loretta for great music and fun times as she takes you to wonderful places special in her heart!
Intermezzo Chamber Players with Djamel Mami
- Come Down Heavy, Movement 1
- Come Down Heavy, Movement 2
- Come Down Heavy, Movement 3
- Come Down Heavy, Movement 4