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Colorado Music Festival | Prokofiev 5 + Gabriela Montero Plays Tchaikovsky

July 29

Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto might never have seen the light of day — the pianist for whom it was written initially declared it “absolutely unplayable.” Luckily Tchaikovsky ignored this criticism

Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto might never have seen the light of day — the pianist for whom it was written initially declared it “absolutely unplayable.” Luckily Tchaikovsky ignored this criticism, published his concerto, and unveiled what has become one of the most famous piano concertos of all time. Pianist Gabriela Montero brings her “monster technique and thrilling tone” (Seattle Times) to this concerto. Principal Guest Conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni returns to conduct Prokofiev’s masterful Fifth Symphony. “I conceived of [Symphony No. 5] as glorifying the grandeur of the human spirit . . . praising the free and happy man,” said Prokofiev of the uplifting symphony he composed against the backdrop of WWII. Mussorgsky’s haunting and beloved Night on Bald Mountain opens this all-Russian program.

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July 29
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CO United States

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https://www.eventvesta.com/events/14517/t/tickets
Submitter Email
erica@comusic.org
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Chautauqua Auditorium
City
Denver
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Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto might never have seen the light of day — the pianist for whom it was written initially declared it “absolutely unplayable.” Luckily Tchaikovsky ignored this criticism