No gray skies for me!
Influenced by his own sunny poem, George Whitefield Chadwick’s symphonic sketch “Jubilee” glitters as the first work on the November 12 program. Composer William Grant Still found his inspiration for the bluesy Afro-American Symphony in gospel, jazz and the words of the illustrious Black poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. Even Beethoven has left his umbrella at home exchanging his signature gloom for azure skies with the tender and beautiful “Emperor” piano concerto performed with crystal clarity by Canadian pianist Sheng Cai. Gary Lewis and Yoona Jeong guest conduct Out of the Blue.
George Whitefield Chadwick
Symphonic Sketches: Jubilee
William Grant Still
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”
Gary Lewis is the Director of Orchestral Studies and the Bob and Judy Charles Professor of Conducting in the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he…
Yoona is a conductor, violinist, and musicologist. After receiving her Doctorate in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Texas at Austin, Yoona won First Prize at the Denver Philharmonic’s 2022 Conducting…
More Than Music
Beer & Wine 🍻
Toast the evening with a can of cold, Colorado craft beer or a glass of red or white wine from Total Wine. Sorry kids, this More than Music event is 21+ only. $6.
Drinks with lids may be brought into the hall (we provide lids!). You may also bring your own water bottle into the hall.
Pre-Concert Chat 💬
6:30–7:00pm. Join us on the stage for an informal pre-concert chat about the music you’ll be hearing. What should you listen for? What is the music’s historical and cultural context? Our assistant conductor Jose Reyna will give you insights into the music you’ll be listening to at the concert.