Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Our Farewell to First Christian Church
Japanese haiku and Chinese legend combine with a Canadian postmodernist in this eclectic program of music about creatures that take to the skies.
Hear Amy Maples’ soaring soprano in the demanding and enigmatic Sparrows by Joseph Schwantner, while Lun Li takes on the esteemed Butterfly Lovers’ Concerto. The concert concludes with the scratching feet and fluttering wings of Ottorino Respighi’s The Birds, a transcription of birdsong into musical notation for chamber orchestra.
We dedicate this concert to First Christian Church – and all of its staff, congregation, and donors whose support of the arts have made Colorado Springs a richer place to live for all. Their congregation has decided to sell the building in late-2023 or early-2024, making this our last concert at this beloved home for the foreseeable future.
Schwantner – Sparrows
Gang/Zhanhao – The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto
Mozetich – Postcards from the Sky
Respighi – Gli uccelli (The Birds)
Colorado Postcards are snapshots of our colorful state in sound. They give brief insights into our people and places, our flora and fauna, and our past and present, from every corner of Colorado. Listen now.