Emerging conductor Gemma New — one of the rising stars in the industry — makes her Colorado Symphony podium debut.
Mendelssohn’s Fourth Symphony was inspired by a trip he took to Italy in 1830 and the work captures the giddy feeling travelers experience upon visiting the country.
This will be the Colorado Symphony’s first performance of Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 since April 2006.
Mendelssohn’s Fourth Symphony – aptly titled “Italian” – evokes the ebullient spirit of Italy, conveying the warmth and vitality of its people in a can’t-miss work teeming with color, lyricism, and energy in an extraordinary example of musical portraiture. Promising conductor Gemma New – dubbed “One of the brightest rising stars in the conducting firmament” by the St. Louis Post Dispatch – brings budding energy to the podium in her Colorado Symphony debut, leading the orchestra in Wagner’s bombastic take on the world of French “Grand Opera.” She’ll be joined by the Colorado Symphony Chorus and four vocal soloists on Bruckner’s Te Deum, a majestic hymn of thanksgiving and one of the greatest declarations of faith ever composed. Aaron Kernis’ heavenly Musica Celestis completes this blissful collection of symphonic music that you’ll need to see to believe.
Gemma New, conductor
Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director
WAGNER Rienzi Overture
BRUCKNER Te Deum, WAB 45
AARON KERNIS Musica Celestis
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 “Italian”