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!)
Location: Chautauqua Auditorium
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Peter Oundjian, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin and Artist-in-Residence
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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