Behind the Music
Curious to hear the stories behind the fantastic music being performed at the Colorado Music Festival? Join us for our popular pre-concert lectures, which are now virtual so you can watch from anywhere at any time. For each week of the Festival, a different guest speaker will provide insights into that week’s repertoire and composers and discuss their own connection to the pieces. You’ll hear stories, observations, and commentary in short videos you can access online before you head to the concert. Behind the Music is free.
Pianist Jan Lisiecki Performs Beethoven’s Cadenzas (2020)
Recorded in 2020 as part of our Virtual Festival, this hour includes conversation between Music Director Peter Oundjian and pianist Jan Lisiecki about the cadenzas that accompany Beethoven’s piano concertos, as well as engaging performances by Lisiecki.