Joshua Bell + Mahler 1

August 6, 2023 | 6:30 pm America/Denver

Music Director Peter Oundjian and the Festival are pulling out all the stops for an unforgettable season finale. In the second 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 “Air” (composed by Jennifer Higdon) and “Earth” (Kevin Puts). Oundjian continues his tradition of ending the Festival with a grand work by Mahler; in his First Symphony Mahler celebrates the pure taste of victory after a struggle, guiding listeners through daydreams and darkness before rewarding them with a heroic ending and as much blinding joy as the horns can muster. 

(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
   “Air” by Jennifer Higdon
   “Earth” by Kevin Puts
   (Commissioned by Joshua Bell)

Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 1 in D Major, “Titan”

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