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”
Yoona Jeong won the Best Interpretation Prize at the 17th Khachaturian International Competition in 2022. She worked as an assistant conductor of the Austin Symphony and the Butler Opera Center.
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 early for insight into the program music! What should you listen for? What history is tied to each piece? What is the cultural context? All that and more available to you before the concert commences…