Gabriela Lena Frank’s World Premiere

July 21, 2024 | 6:30 pm America/Denver
Be the first to experience a brand new concerto by Gabriela Lena Frank, heralded as one of the most significant women composers in history by the Washington Post. Kachkaniraqmi (“I Still Exist”) was commissioned by the Festival and will be performed by Boulder’s Grammy-winning Takács Quartet as ensemble-soloist alongside the Orchestra. After intermission, Joan Tower’s brilliant Concerto for Orchestra allows for great moments of individual virtuosity, but ultimately it is the entire Orchestra that shines. “I had imagined a long and large landscape that had a feeling of space and distance,” Tower says of her Concerto for Orchestra, in which the music “travels a long road.” This program celebrates three generations of women composers and opens with Florence Price’s Adoration, originally conceived for solo organ and performed here in its stunning arrangement for strings.

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Artists:
Peter Oundjian, conductor
Takács Quartet
Gabriela Lena Frank, composer

Program:
Florence Price, Adoration
Gabriela Lena Frank, Kachkaniraqmi (“I Still Exist”), world premiere

Joan Tower, Concerto for Orchestra (1991)

Read this concert’s program notes >

Read our blog post “Composer Gabriela Lena Frank: Musical Storyteller & Cultural Witness” >

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