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  • Pro Musica Colorado is looking forward to the upcoming performances of Joseph Haydn Creation. For these concerts, Pro Musica is joined by soloists Amanda Balestrieri, Jeffrey Seppala, Steven Soph, and the new Colorado Masterworks Chorus.

    The Creation is a marvelously collaborative work. Here are thoughts from some of our artists, Dr. Vicki Burrichter, Artistic Director of Colorado Masterworks Chorus, soprano Amanda Balestrieri, and bass-baritone Jeffrey Seppala. Their insights and personal connection will greatly inform our opening concerts. Enjoy!

     

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Mozart Symphony No 25, 1st mmt

2016-17 Season

CREATION

Joseph Haydn Creation
with Colorado Masterworks Chorus, soprano Amanda Balestrieri, and tenor Steven Soph

LOVE and DEATH

Shostakovich Symphony No. 14
with Jennifer Bird-Arvidsson and Ashraf Sewailam

 

TRIUMPH

Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Eroica
Carl Nielsen Flute Concerto, Christina Jennings, flutist 

 

Friday, October 28, 2016
7:30pm

Central Presbyterian, Denver
Friday, January 20, 2017
7:30pm

First Baptist Church of Denver
Friday, April 7, 2017
7:30pm

First Baptist Church of Denver
Saturday, October 29, 2016
7:30pm

First United Methodist, Boulder 
Saturday,January 21, 2017
7:30pm

First United Methodist, Boulder 
Saturday, April 8, 2017
7:30pm

First United Methodist, Boulder
     
Haydn’s Creation has been described as "some of the most lovable and life-affirming music ever composed." It intersperses the Creation Story from the Book of Genesis with delightful responses from Paradise Lost by poet John Milton. Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 14 is essentially a song cycle-symphony. Written from his hospital bed, Shostakovich wrote "on the eternal themes of love and death," setting poems by Lorca, Rilke, Apollinaire, and Kuchelbecker. While it may sound like a downer, Shostakovich explained to his audience "My symphony is an impassioned protest against death." He looked to death as an inspiration to make sure that he lived his life to its full. Our season finale features Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, "Eroica," or "Heroic." Beethoven wrote this after resigning himself to the onset of deafness and in it he seemed to work out how he would live, the meaning of his life, as it were. Famously, he dedicated it to Napoleon when Beethoven saw him as a liberator of Europe. When Napoleon crowned himself emperor, Beethoven declared “so he’s a tyrant” and scratched out the dedication with such vigor that it ripped the page. In removing Napoleon, he made the work more universal and that invites us all into the archetypal story.
     
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Adult General Admission $25 * Student General Admission $5
Group Discounts of 10 percent for 10 or more Adult ticket purchases.

 

Fridays in Denver / Saturdays in Boulder
Concerts start at 7:30 pm, Pre-Concert Talk at 6:30 pm