The Colorado Music Festival in Boulder today released its lineup for the 2016 season.
The schedule includes several pop/classical “Musical Mash-Up” concerts; programs featuring violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Olga Kern; and deep dives into the symphonies of Johannes Brahms and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Music Director Jean-Marie Zeitouni returns to Chautauqua Auditorium for his second year. Highlights:
- June 30: An opening night concert at Chautauqua Auditorium featuring vioinist Jennifer Koh playing Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Violin Concerto. The program also includes “Symphonie Fantastique” by Hector Berlioz.
- July 1: Percussion quartet So Percussion performs.
- July 7-8: The festival orchestra performs all four of Johannes Brahms’ symphonies over consecutive nights.
- July 12: Jazz trio The Bad Plus performs “The Rite of Spring Deconstructed,” their take on Igor Stravinsky’s masterpiece.
- July 14: CMF Music Director Laureate Michael Christie returns to conduct pianist Orion Weiss playing Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1.
- July 24: Zeitouni conducts Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s three final symphonies.
- July 26: Hip-hop artist and producer DJ Spooky performs on the turntables over pieces by Bach, Beethoven and Mozart at a Musical Mash-Up concert.
- July 30: Vocal octet Roomful of Teeth performs at the Dairy Center. (UPDATE: This concert has been canceled.)
- Aug. 2: Another Musical Mash-Up concert: Colorado band Paper Bird performs with the festival orchestra.
- Aug. 7: The season closes with pianist Olga Kern playing Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto.
Watch So Percussion in the CPR Performance Studio: