Colorado Symphony: Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 with Emanuel Ax
Friday, September 17
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202
“After 18 months apart, guest conductor Peter Oundjian leads Colorado Symphony in their long-awaited symphonic homecoming showcasing the legendary Emanuel Ax as featured soloist. Barber’s Adagio for Strings offers a poignant opening dedication to those lost, full of gripping harmonies that artfully convey the effect of courage in the face of tragedy, hope amid despair, and abiding love after a year of emotional and physical distancing. Ax — a famed GRAMMY-winning pianist — makes his highly anticipated Colorado Symphony return on Chopin’s poetic second Piano Concerto. One of the most celebrated and colorful works in the entire symphonic catalogue — Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition orchestrated by Ravel — offers a stunning culmination to this symphonic homecoming. From its regal opening to its majestic finale, Mussorgsky’s depiction of a stroll through an art exhibit is a perennial favorite you simply won’t want to miss.”
BARBER: Adagio for Strings
CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
MUSSORGSKY/arr. RAVEL: Pictures at an Exhibition
Single tickets to all concerts go on sale September 1, 2021.
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