Dear friends of Front Range Chamber Players,

Earlier, I inadvertently sent you a post for Writing for Peace. I’m so sorry for any confusion this may have caused!

I will, however, use this opportunity to remind you that our new website is up at http://www.frontrangechamberplayers.org. We hope you’ll check it out and get a sneak peek at our 2012-2013 program.
All the best,

Carmel Mawle

Front Range Chamber Players Board Member


March 27th Concert

Front Range Chamber Players March 27th, 2012 Concert

Front Range Chamber Players March 27th, 2012 Concert

Erik Peterson is Artistic Director for Front Range Chamber Plaeyrs

Erik Peterson, Artistic Director

Happy New Year from Erik Peterson and Front Range Chamber Players!

Front Range Chamber Players is now even easier to find.  Check out our new website at www.frontrangechamberplayers.org!
We are excited about our Tuesday, January 31st, concert, “Made In the USA”, a rousing performance of Antonín Dvořák’s “American Quintet” in Eb, Op. 97, George Gershwin’s  “Lullaby”, and Kenji Bunch’s contemporary “String Circle” with elements of Blue Grass, Rock and Hawaiian music.  

In keeping with the Front Range Chamber Players  25 year tradition of unparalleled chamber concerts with world-class local musicians, “Made in America” will be performed by Jephta Bernstein, violin; Erik Peterson, violin; Mary Cowell, viola; Juliet White-Smith, viola; and Heidi Mausbach, cello.  Learn more about these outstanding musicians on our Musician Page at www.frontrangechamberplayers.org.

Step into our chamber and experience “Made in the USA”, a concert that explores this great nation’s musical diversity!

Tickets are available for purchase online now. 

“Made in the USA”
Tuesday, January 31st, 2012, 7pm
Saint John’s Lutheran Church 305 East Elizabeth Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524

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Happy New Year from Artistic Director  Erik Peterson and Front Range Chamber Players !


Tickets are available for purchase online now for our January 31st  Series Concert!



Don’t miss this special concert on Tuesday, January 31st, featuring Jephta Bernstein, violin; Erik Peterson, violin; Mary Cowell, viola; Juliet White-Smith, viola; and Heidi Mausbach, cello.

  •  7:00pm 
  • St. John’s Lutheran Church
  • 305 East Elizabeth Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524

                           January 31st Series Concert

Antonín Dvořák                                   “American Quintet” in Eb, Op. 97


George Gershwin                                 Lullaby


Kenji Bunch                                           String Circle


         Jephta Bernstein, violin
         Erik Peterson, violin
         Mary Cowell, viola
         Juliet White-Smith, viola
         Heidi Mausbach, cello

 Program notes will be available on the evening of the concert.



January 31st Series Concert Musicians


 Jephta Bernstein, violin

As an active freelance musician and educator, violinist Jephta Bernstein, has held positions in the Palm Beach Opera as Principal Violin, American Symphony Orchestra, Seacliff Chamber Players, Portland Opera, Paragon Ragtime Orchestra as concertmaster, Philharmonia Virtuosi, Palm Beach Chamber Players, as well as numerous Broadway productions. Jephta attended Oberlin Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music and Mannes College of Music. Growing up in Colorado, Wilfred Schwartz and Harold Whippler were her greatest musical influence. Further study led to work with teachers Stephen Clapp, Andrew Jennings, Ani Kavafian, Robert Rozek, and Robert Davidovicci. Summers brought an opportunity to return to Colorado, working as Assistant to Artistic Director, Ida Kavafian, and performing in both the Bravo! Colorado Music Festival and Music From Angel Fire (NM) Chamber Music Festival. Previous study included summers at the Aspen Music Festival, Spoleto Music Festival, Fountaine Bleau Chamber Music Festival in France, and the Colorado Music Festival. Passionate about chamber music and education, her tenure since 2008 as Director of CHAMPS, Chamber Music in Public Schools, in Austin, TX, brought collaborative efforts with the University of Texas at Austin and the Miro Quartet while establishing a broad range of programming in four Austin public school districts. Happily resettled with her husband and two children, Jephta looks forward to years of music making, skiing and enjoying extended family in Colorado.


 Erik Peterson, Violin, Artistic Director

Erik Peterson has been a member of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra since 1991, and is concertmaster of Up Close and Musical and the Emerald City Opera. He is also Artistic Director of the Chintimini Chamber Music Festival. Erik has held principal positions with the CSO, Santa Fe Pro Musica, the Great Falls Symphony, Des Moines Metro Opera, Toledo Opera, and The American Sinfonietta. He has been featured as soloist with the CSO and many orchestras in Iowa, Colorado and Oregon. Erik attended the University of Iowa, the University of Michigan, and Rice University. His influential teachers include Andres Cardenes, Marlan Carlson, Leopold La Fosse, and Camilla Wicks. His performances are often heard on Oregon Public Radio and Colorado Public Radio performing chamber music as a member of the Ivy Street Ensemble, a trio with flutist, Catherine Peterson, and violist Phillip Stevens. When not performing, Erik enjoys spending time with his family skiing and hiking, and teaching young violinists.Recent solo appearances have been with the Aurora, Corvallis-OSU, Jefferson, Lakewood, Newport Symphonies and Corvallis Youth Symphony. He is now also directing a new chamber music series at Denver School of the Arts.


Mary Cowell, viola

Mary holds degrees from the University of Wyoming, and The Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Jeffrey Irvine. She is an avid Wii Boxer, having recently KO’d Ass’t Principal Viola Catherine Beeson in a closely contested basement match. Mary has lived in Denver since 2004 with her husband Myron, who teaches middle school orchestra in the Adams 12 school district. They have two young children who are quickly learning the many thrills of living in Colorado. Favorite activities include visiting the many neighborhood parks, downtown museums, biking, and enjoying the outdoors.


Juliet White-Smith, viola


Violist Juliet White-Smith is an active soloist and chamber musician. She has performed throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East, and appeared at International Viola Congresses, in Montreal, Tempe, Arizona and South Africa. Her chamber collaborations have brought her onstage with violinists Andres Cardenes and Benny Kim, and pianist Gilbert Kalish, as well as
music festivals, including Strings in the Mountains and Fontana Festival.

A devoted educator, Dr. White-Smith has presented master classes at the Eastman School of Music and was a featured presenter at the ASTA National Conference in 2007. She has served as string juror for various competitions and has taught at the Interlochen Arts Camp and Bravo! Summer Institute for Strings and Piano at the University of Minnesota.

A prominent advocate of the viola, Dr. White-Smith is currently President of the American Viola Society. Her debut CD recording of works by contemporary American composers George Walker, Michael Colgrass and Maurice Gardner was released in May 2009 on the Centaur Records label. Dr. White-Smith earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music.



Heidi Mausbach, cellist

Classical cellist, Heidi Mausbach, a graduate of the Conservatory of Music at theUniversityofCincinnati, has enjoyed a fulfilling and diverse orchestral career throughout theUS. She has played with the Naples Philharmonic, the Florida Orchestra, and the Minnesota Opera before moving toFort Collinsin 2000.

Currently, she is assistant principal of the Cheyenne Symphony and Fort Collins Symphony. Heidi is a busy freelance musician and teacher. She is a faculty member of Just Chamber Music, a local summer festival for young aspiring music students. An enthusiast of chamber music, Heidi feels fortunate to list the two Brahms Sextets, Schubert Quintet Op 163, Schumann Fantasy Pieces and an entire cello quartet recital in her recent performances. In her free time, you can find Heidi on the Spring Creek Trail or hiking aroundColorado.



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Front Range Chamber Players’ November 12th Kickoff events have inaugurated the 2011-2012 Season, introducing long-time patrons and budding chamber fans to our new Artistic Director, Erik Peterson.  Included in the days’ festivities was a chance to win free concerts to our upcoming concert.  We received fifty-six entries for the drawing!  Winners will be announced on Sunday, November 20th.  You can find a full report and pictures from the day’s children’s concerts and our spectacular Kickoff Gala in our first EHerald! 

Click [HERE] to go to the Front Range Chamber EHerald. 


 Ivy Street Ensemble

Our first Series Concert will be held on Tuesday, November 29th, at 7pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 305 East Elizabeth, Fort Collins.  Erik Peterson has created an exciting program with pieces from Schickele, Schumann, Mullikin, and Mozart performed by world-class musicians, featuring The Ivy Street Ensemble (Cathy Peterson, flute; Erik Peterson, violin; Philip Stevens, viola), and Barbara Thiem, cello, and Bobbie Mielke, piano. Mark your calendars for this exciting concert and get your tickets now!

To learn more about the November 29th concert  and musicians, click [Here]. 


 For ticket information, click [HERE]. 

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