Douglas Boyd, conductor
Brook Ferguson, flute
Basil Vendryes, viola
MOZART Symphony No. 31 in D major, “Paris”
DEBUSSY Syrinx (for flute alone)
IBERT Concerto for Flute
BERLIOZ Harold in Italy
This celebration of French music, art and life is the first in a partnership with the Denver Art Museum’s Passport to Paris exhibition. The City of Light inspired many of the great composers, including Mozart, whose Symphony No. 31 opens this Parisian program. Colorado Symphony Principal Flutist Brook Ferguson takes an elegant solo turn on Debussy’s Syrinx and Ibert’s Concerto for Flute, while Principal Violist Basil Vendryes animates Berlioz’s Harold in Italy.
Live Broadcast on Colorado Public Radio
Talkback after the performance with Douglas Boyd, Brook Ferguson and Basil Vendryes
Claude Monet, The Beach at Trouville, 1870. Oil on canvas; 21 1/4 x 25 1/2 in. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art; The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund..