In the final Dean’s Downbeat of the year, Dean John Davis announces Allan McMurray’s 2023 University Medal; describes how the important, prescient work of the Sphinx Organization underscores his vision for the College of Music ... and more.
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a regular communiqué from Dean John Davis.
Boulder Phil dedicates concerto the late violinist Chas Wetherbee (Jan. 19, 2023, Sharps & Flatirons)
Dedicated to the memory of Chas Wetherbee (Jan. 19, 2023, CU Boulder Today)
A devoted chamber musician, Associate Professor of Violin Charles “Chas” Wetherbee was first violinist of the highly respected Carpe Diem String Quartet with whom he regularly toured. He also served as concertmaster of the Boulder Philharmonic. Wetherbee was scheduled to perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra on Jan. 22. That concert will now be dedicated to his memory.
American Violinist Charles Tyler Wetherbee has Died, Aged 56 (Jan. 17, 2023, The Violin Channel)
The Boulder Philharmonic just lost one of its own. Now, they are dedicating a special concert to him (Jan. 13, 2023, CPR)
After Chas Wetherbee’s passing, the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating Wetherbee the best way they know how—with music. The BPO will present an orchestral version of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise” as a tribute to open their concert with an empty concertmaster’s chair.