2022 Classical Concert Recommendations

January 19, 2022

Not sure which festival concerts to choose? Browse our season in these helpful ways: 

 

The Robert Mann Chamber Music Series 

  • July 5: Takács Quartet
  • July 12: Attacca Quartet 
  • July 19: Flavors of Old Russia: Tchaikovsky, Glinka & Borodin
  • July 26: Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet
  • August 2: Danish String Quartet 
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Dazzling Pianists 

  • July 7/8/10: Jan Lisiecki 
  • July 15: Timo Andres 
  • July 17: Jeremy Denk 
  • July 24: Albert Cano Smit 
  • July 28/29: Gabriela Montero 
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Incredible Violinists 

  • July 14/15: Tessa Lark 
  • July 21/22: Randall Goosby 
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Other Unique Instrumentalists 

  • July 14/15: Timothy McAllister, saxophone 
  • July 31: John de Lancie, actor; Marnie Mosiman, actor; Jennifer Bird-Arvidsson, soprano; Abigail Nims, mezzo soprano 
  • August 4: Anthony McGill, clarinet 
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2022 Premieres

  • July 14: Timo Andres, world premiere commission
  • August 4: Wang Jie, world premiere commission
  • August 7: Wynton Marsalis, Colorado premiere, co-commission  
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Unmissable Symphonies 

  • June 30/July 1: Dvořák, Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”
  • July 17: Rouse, Symphony No. 6 
  • July 21/22: Sibelius, Symphony No. 2 
  • July 24: Mozart, Symphony No. 39 
  • July 28/29: Prokofiev, Symphony No. 5 
  • July 31: Bizet, Symphony No. 1 
  • August 7: Mahler, Symphony No. 5
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A Flair for the Dramatic (& Family-Friendly!) 

  • July 3: Family Concert: Tubby the Tuba 
  • July 15: Kaleidoscope (featuring 9 short works by contemporary composers)
  • July 31: A Midsummer Night’s Dream with John de Lancie 
  • August 4: Stravinsky, Firebird Suite (1919) 
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Music by Composer-in-Residence John Adams

  • June 30/July 1: Absolute Jest
  • July 12: Four movements from John’s Book of Alleged Dances 
  • July 14: City Noir 
  • July 15: Road Movies 
  • July 17: Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? 
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Music by Living Composers (excluding John Adams) 

  • June 30/July 1: Carlos Simon, Fate Now Conquers 
  • July 12: Anne Müller, Drifting Circles; Louis Cole, Real Life; Caroline Shaw, Evergreen; Philip Glass, String Quartet No. 3, “Mishima;” Gabriella Smith, Carrot Revolution; Flying Lotus, Clock Catcher, Remind U, Pilgrim Side Eye
  • July 14: Timo Andres, world premiere; Samuel Adams, Chamber Concerto 
  • July 15: David Skidmore, Ritual Music; Stacy Garrop, Reborn in flames; Osvaldo Golijov, Last Round; Valerie Coleman, Red Clay & Mississippi Delta; Timo Andres, Honest Labor; Roshanne Etezady, Recurring Dreams; John Corigliano, STOMP; Philip Glass, Etude No. 6 
  • July 17: Gabriella Smith, Tumblebird Contrails 
  • July 31: Jessie Montgomery, Starburst
  • August 4: Wang Jie, world premiere commission
  • August 7: Wynton Marsalis, Fanfare (Colorado premiere, co-commission) 
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Music by Women Composers 

  • July 12: Anne Müller, Drifting Circles; Caroline Shaw, Evergreen; Gabriella Smith, Carrot Revolution
  • July 15: Stacy Garrop, Reborn in flames; Valerie Coleman, Red Clay & Mississippi Delta; Roshanne Etezady, Recurring Dreams
  • July 17: Gabriella Smith, Tumblebird Contrails 
  • July 21/22: Florence Price, Violin Concerto No. 2
  • July 31: Jessie Montgomery, Starburst
  • August 4: Wang Jie, world premiere commission
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Music by Composers of Color 

  • June 30/July 1: Carlos Simon, Fate Now Conquers 
  • July 5: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Fantasiestücke for String Quartet Op.5
  • July 12: Flying Lotus, Clock Catcher, Remind U, Pilgrim Side Eye
  • July 15: Valerie Coleman, Red Clay & Mississippi Delta
  • July 21/22: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Solemn Prelude; Florence Price, Violin Concerto No. 2
  • July 26: Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Movement for String Trio 
  • July 31: Jessie Montgomery, Starburst
  • August 4: Wang Jie, world premiere commission 
  • August 7: Wynton Marsalis, Fanfare (Colorado premiere, co-commission) 
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Music by Vaughan Williams, in Celebration of His 150th Birthday 

  • July 7: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
  • July 8: The Wasps Overture
  • July 10: Symphony No. 5
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Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 

  • July 7: Piano Concertos No. 1 & 3 
  • July 8: Piano Concertos No. 2 & 4 
  • July 10: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
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Music by Mozart 

  • July 24: Serenade No. 12 in C Minor; Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat Major; Symphony No. 39 in E flat Major 
  • July 26: Flute Quartet in D Major
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