Kaleidoscope: Road Movies

July 15, 2022 | 7:30 pm America/Denver

Now in its second year, Kaleidoscope brings back and builds upon the theatrical elements that audiences loved: lighting, cinematography, a hint of stage magic, and an atmosphere like no other concert. Kaleidoscope is infused with bold musical color and moments of surprise, pairing energetic (and accessible) contemporary music with mesmerizing soloists. This captivating performance centers around composer-in-residence and co-curator John Adams’ own Road Movies, which shifts through empty desert landscapes and “not unfamiliar roads.” Come experience something unique.

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Guest Artists
Timo Andres, piano
Tessa Lark, violin
Timothy McAllister, saxophone
Members of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra

Program
David Skidmore, Ritual Music
Stacy Garrop, Reborn in flames (from Phoenix Rising)
Osvaldo Golijov, Last Round
Valerie Coleman, Red Clay & Mississippi Delta for Wind Quintet
Timo Andres, Honest Labor

Roshanne Etezady, Recurring Dreams: For violin, cello, alto sax, and piano
John Corigliano, STOMP
Philip Glass, Etude No. 6
John Adams, Road Movies

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  • “At his core, [John Adams] is a master musician, a composer who has managed to live up to the standards set by the greats before him yet carve out a fresh, distinctively American and arguably timeless musical niche of his own.” Read more about 2022 composer-in-residence John Adams in this profile
  • “Internationally-acclaimed soloist Timothy McAllister has been hailed as a ‘virtuoso…one of the foremost saxophonists of his generation’ (The New York Times), an ‘exemplary soloist’ (Gramophone Magazine), and ‘a titan of contemporary music and the instrument, in general’ (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)” 
  • Learn about violinist Tessa Lark in this interview and sample from her album Fantasy, or experience this beautiful moment in Moab
  • “Relax, and leave the driving to us,” says composer John Adams about his own Road Movies; read more of Adams’ perspective on this piece
  • “I’m just honestly seeking out masterworks from all eras and all styles,” Lark said. “It’s pretty common now to hear from musicians of my generation and later that people are over the term ‘genre.’ I look for music that I fall in love with and that has a deep message.” Read more about violinist Tessa Lark in our profile

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