Colorado Music Festival: Awadagin Pratt and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade



Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80302

Event Description

"Celebrated pianist Awadagin Pratt makes his Festival debut with music old and new, beginning with Bach’s nimble Keyboard Concerto in A major. Pratt then performs a piece he commissioned from lauded composer Jessie Montgomery; her Rounds is inspired by an epic poem by T.S. Eliot and the opposing forces that appear in nature — 'action and reaction, dark and light, stagnant and swift.' In Eastern folklore, the princess Scheherazade told the cruel Sultan 1,001 stories in order to save her own life; Rimsky-Korsakov borrows Scheherazade’s tales of royalty, festivals, sea voyages, and more in his richly orchestrated fantasy."

J.S. BACH: Keyboard Concerto in A Major BWV 1055
MONTGOMERY: Rounds for piano and string orchestra (2022)

Event Contact

Colorado Music Festival