Joshua Bell + Debussy’s La Mer

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

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 “Fire” (composed by Jake Heggie); “Water” (Edgar Meyer); and “Ether” (Jessie Montgomery). The program closes with a beloved favorite by Debussy; the musical brushstrokes of La Mer create Impressionistic sketches of the sea.

(A co-commissioned project with five major orchestras, Elements will receive formal premieres around the world beginning in September 2023. Hear it at the Festival first!)

$18 – $80

Location: Chautauqua Auditorium

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

Program
The Elements
Suite for Violin and Orchestra
   “Fire” by Jake Heggie
   “Ether” by Jessie Montgomery
   “Water” by Edgar Meyer
   (Commissioned by Joshua Bell)

Claude Debussy, La Mer

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