A figure in a white dress underwater hold a violin in their left hand

The inaugural CU Art Museum Chamber Music Series presents three short concerts featuring students from the College of Music Honors Chamber Ensembles performing in the museum. Students work with museum staff to craft programs that highlight a central thematic relationship between music and the art on view. Reception hosted by the CU Art Museum following each concert. These concerts are organized in collaboration with the CU College of Music.

Saturday, February 22, 2:30 p.m. “Persuasion” featuring the Felix Quartet
Saturday, March 7, 3:30 p.m. “Nature” featuring the Ivalas Quartet
Saturday, April 4, 2:30 p.m. “Utopia” featuring Ikigai Duo **This event was canceled but was recorded for the below video. 

The Ikigai Duo plays George Lynn’s “Cantabile” and “Deploration” remotely, while social distancing. This mini-concert is for the CU Art Museum’s canceled April “Utopia” concert. Both works are transcribed by Izzy Fincher. 

With the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, a perfect world, a “utopia,” seems further away than ever. With all of the suffering and loss, it can be hard to believe in a better world. Yet, the power of music can still give us hope. In troubled times, the Ikigai Duo hopes “Cantabile,” a peaceful lullaby, and “Deploration,” a contemplative reflection, will bring you a few moments of joy.