Our April concerts include three great works, one from each century from the 19th to now. Learn a bit more about why you shouldn’t miss these timely and compelling performances.
1. Beethoven’s "Eroica" Symphony may be the greatest symphony of all time. Come hear why!
2. "Eroica" is mind blowing--revolutionary--even for our time.
3. The emotional scope of "Eroica" carries us from innocence to struggle and mourning, then through joy and triumph. A musical expression of Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey.
4. "Eroica" is a response to events both public and private. Publicly, the French Revolution and the rise of the common man excited many. Privately, Beethoven had just gone through a suicidal depression brought on by the realization of the inevitability of his increasing deafness.
5. "Eroica"’s second movement, a Funeral March, was played by the Boston Symphony in response to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
6. Nielsen Flute Concerto, which is also on the program for the evening, is one of the greatest works for flute.
7. The flute concerto was written in 1926 as part of a series of concertos for each member of the Copenhagen Wind Quintet.
8. The flute concerto is written in neo-classical style, an intriguing and delightful mix of old and new.
9. Our soloist, Christina Jennings is a leading flutist with “a distinctive voice, charisma and a pyrotechnic style that works magic on the ears.”
10. Also on the program is "Weltschmerz," a premiere by Turkish composer, conductor, and educator Egemen Kesikli. He is the winner of the 2016 CU Composition Competition and is currently a doctoral candidate and a Graduate Part-Time Instructor at the University of Colorado Boulder.