Kaleidoscope

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. Come experience something unique.

Due to circumstances related to Covid, John Adams’ Road Movies has been replaced; please see the adjusted repertoire below.

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Conductor
Peter Oundjian

Guest Artists
Timo Andres, piano
Tessa Lark, violin
Timothy McAllister, saxophone

Members of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra
Violin: Jonathan Carney, Alice Hong, Ka-Yeon Lee, Joseph Meyer, James Zabawa Martinez
Viola: DJ Cheek, Jacquelyn O’Brien
Cello: Chava Appiah, Jeremy Crosmer, Susie Yang
Bass: Matt Heller
Percussion: Zachary Crystal, Joseph Petrasek, Rajesh Prasad, Gerald Scholl
Flute: Viviana Cumplido Wilson
Clarinet: Lou DeMartino
Oboe: Zachary Hammond
Piano: Vivienne Spy
Bassoon: Adam Trussell
Horn: Catherine Turner

Program
David Skidmore, Ritual Music
Stacy Garrop, Reborn in Flames (from Phoenix Rising)
Timo Andres, Honest Labor
John Adams, I Still Play
Valerie Coleman, Red Clay & Mississippi Delta for Wind Quintet

Roshanne Etezady, Recurring Dreams: For Alto Saxophone, Cello, Violin, and Piano
Alice Hong, l’oiseau qui entend l’appel du vide
Philip Glass, Etude No. 6
Osvaldo Golijov, Last Round

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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
  • “I love the idea that you say, ’OK, this week this is the world that we live in,’” Music Director Peter Oundjian says of the Music of Today series. “Let’s hear the music that is being written by our contemporaries.” Read our full story about Music of Today

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