Eighteen-year-old concert pianist Wei Luo visited Colorado for the first time to perform Felix Mendelssohn’s first piano concerto at our season finale. We met the Chinese-American musician in the Romanesque colonnade in Civic Center Park to chat about music, life in high school, and moving to the States as a young girl to pursue her career as a pianist. Thursday, May 25, Denver Philharmonic’s 69th season finale When in Rome featured the concerto, Tchaikovsky’s “Capriccio Italien,” and Respighi’s “Fountains of Rome” and “Pines of Rome.”
Special thanks to Junhua Yu, Wil Smith, American Ninja Warrior, Lawrence Golan, Central Presbyterian Church, Anne Wofford, Michael Anderson.
Filmed by Matt Meier and David Sherman; Edited by David Sherman; Rehearsal Audio by Joel Dallenbach; Production Assistant Valerie Clausen. Home video provided by Wei Luo.
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