SOLD OUT: Joshua Bell + Debussy’s La Mer

August 3, 2023 | 7:30 pm America/Denver

This concert is sold out. Doors will open 45 minutes before the concert start time.

In the first evening of a two-part preview performance, 2023 Artist-in-Residence Joshua Bell performs selections from Elements, an unparalleled work for violin and orchestra in five movements, each written by a different acclaimed composer. In this concert, Bell performs three movements: “Earth” (Kevin Puts), “Water” (Edgar Meyer), and "Fire" (Jake Heggie). The program closes with a beloved favorite by Debussy; the musical brushstrokes of La Mer create Impressionistic sketches of the sea.

(The Elements will receive formal premieres around the world beginning in September 2023. Hear it at the Festival first!)

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Artists
Peter Oundjian, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin and Artist-in-Residence

Program
The Elements
Suite for Violin and Orchestra
   “Earth” by Kevin Puts
   “Water” by Edgar Meyer
“Fire” by Jake Heggie

   (Commissioned by Joshua Bell)

Claude Debussy, La Mer

The commission of The Elements has been generously sponsored by David and Judith Anderson, Antonia Gordon, Kenneth and Susan Greathouse, Joseph and Bette Hirsch, Carol Kaganov, and Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting.

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