Mozart’s “Elvira Madigan” Piano Concerto No. 21


Friday, May 11, 2018 7:30PM
Boettcher Concert Hall

Mozart’s “Elvira Madigan” Piano Concerto No. 21





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Mozart’s “Elvira Madigan” Piano Concerto No. 21


Mozart's gentle Piano Concerto No. 21 may lead the evening, but yur Colorado Symphony Chorus is a real feature on Poulenc's revelrous work, Gloria, which will out their appearances on the 2107/18 Season. For fans of choral work, this is a must-see!

You’ll hear Mozart’s fun, playful overture to The Marriage of Figaro, and one of his most eloquent piano concertos made famous by "Elvira Madigan". But the real highlight will be the Poulenc Gloria—the perfect piece to really showcase our award-winning Colorado Symphony Chorus!

Preview these three pieces, below on Spotify:

MOZART Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467
FAURE Pavane, Op. 50
POULENC Gloria

Conductor Ken-David Masur opens this evening with Mozart’s sprightly Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, then leads pianist Orion Weiss and the Colorado Symphony in performing Mozart’s tranquil Piano Concerto No. 21, often called “Elvira Madigan” due to the use of its well-known Andante in the film of the same name. The concerto is well-matched with Fauré’s stately and soothing Pavane, while Poulenc’s reverent, spirited Gloria — featuring Susanna Phillips and the Colorado Symphony Chorus — concludes this blissful collection of symphonic music.

The running time of this performance is approximately 1 hour and 28 minutes. This includes one 20-minute intermission.

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Ken-David Masur, conductor
Orion Weiss, piano
Susanna Phillips, soprano

Boettcher Concert Hall is located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex at 14th and Curtis Streets in the heart of downtown Denver. It's easy to find and there are two large parking garages to the east and west of Boettcher. There are often multiple performances happening at DPAC at the same time, which leads to traffic congestion and lines to get into the parking garages. Be sure to leave plenty of time to get to DPAC—we don't want you to miss any of the music!

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Mozart’s “Elvira Madigan” Piano Concerto No. 21
This weekend's performances feature a Prelude Musician Highlights with Violist Phillip Stevens. On Saturday only, enjoy a Talkback with Conductor Ken-David Masur.

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Prelude Lectures: Classical music author and historian Betsy Schwarm will share information about the composers and pieces on the program. Ms. Schwarm is a celebrated Denver icon. Catch her in action before hearing your Colorado Symphony!  

Prelude Musician Highlights: Ever wonder what your Colorado Symphony musicians think about the music? Come find out! Violist Phillip Stevens hosts an informal Q&A featuring additional Colorado Symphony musicians who are delighted to share their unique point of view on the composers and pieces you'll be hearing.  

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