Jose Luis Gomez, conductor
Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin
Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director
In collaboration with the Denver Art Museum’s exhibition, Becoming Van Gogh;
Timothy Standring, curator
SATIE / Jack in the Box
FAURÉ / Pavane
SAINT-SAËNS / Violin Concerto No. 3
FAURÉ / Requiem
Projected images of works from the Denver Art Museum’s exclusive exhibition,
Becoming Van Gogh—which focuses on the artist’s years in Paris—provide a
stunning visual backdrop to a multi-media collaboration between the DAM and the
Symphony. Van Gogh’s years in Paris from March 1886 to February 1888 occurred
during a period of both social change and artistic innovation. During these years,
he spent much of his artistic energy responding to both Impressionists and Post
Impressionists and developed his own highly original style. As a fitting segue, the
concert program includes works that recreate the bohemian atmosphere of the
era’s salons, concert halls, and music. You’ll gain new insight into this prolific
period when all of Paris was buzzing about fresh, emerging artistic trends; when
Fauré and Saint-Saëns were at their prime; and when the two composers produced
respectively their Pavane and Third Violin Concerto.
Don’t miss our Preludes and Talkbacks! These free pre and post concert sessions are a great way to learn more about the repertoire, musicians, and other topics relevant to the concert.
Preludes begin one hour prior to the start of each listed date and are 30 minutes long.
Talkbacks are following one date for each concert title (specific dates are noted).
*The speakers and topics will vary depending on the concert and are subject to change.
Prelude Speaker: Timothy Standring, Denver Art Museum
Mr. Standring will be speaking about curating the Becoming Van Gogh exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. Highlights of the Prelude include Mr. Standring's photos and insights on the process of creating this one-of-a-kind exhibit.
Prelude dates: Friday November 2, Saturday November 3, and Sunday November 4
Talkback date: Sunday November 4
2012/13 Season Colorado Symphony Sponsors