Colorado Music Festival: Rite of Spring and Gluzman Plays Prokofiev



Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80302

Event Description

"Famous for inciting a riot at its 1913 premiere due to its cutting-edge compositional techniques, Stravinsky’s Rite represents 'the mystery and great surge of creative power of Spring.' BBC Music Magazine has praised violinist Vadim Gluzman’s performance of Prokofiev’s acerbic Second Violin Concerto as 'a thing of great beauty.' This exuberant program opens with a spirited Short Ride in a Fast Machine, of which composer John Adams asks, 'You know how it is when someone asks you to ride in a terrific sports car, and then you wish you hadn’t?'” With Peter Oundjian, conductor; Vadim Gluzman, violin.

ADAMS: Short Ride in a Fast Machine (1986)
PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 2
STRAVINSKY: Rite of Spring

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Colorado Music Festival