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Opening Weekend: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1

Andrew Litton, conductor
Alessio Bax, piano

SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture, Op. 96
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Music Director Andrew Litton conducts the Colorado Symphony through an all-Russian slate to start the season with a bang. The weekend also brings Italian-born pianist Alessio Bax to Denver for the first time since the 2010-11 season, with a technique that's a perfect match for Tchaikovsky's bold Piano Concerto No. 1. Shostakovich's triumphant Symphony No. 5 in D minor provides an apt finish that is a work of high art.

Please note: The Westord Dish is at the DPAC on Sunday, 9/20. Parking in and around the Denver Performing Arts Complex will be sparse, and we strongly encourage patrons to take public transportation.