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DYAO presents Art & Poetry: East Meets West
September 26, 2021
The Denver Young Artists Orchestra is proud to present “Art & Poetry: East Meets West.” Led by DYAO Music Director Wes Kenney, the Young Artists Orchestra opens its season with an offering of unforgettable music at Boettcher Concert Hall.
The program includes Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 6, a composition that marks the start of Dvorak’s integrative style of composition, influenced by conservatism, modernism, and the nationalism of his time.
Colorado Symphony Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams is the featured soloist in Fire and Blood, a highly engaging 25-minute concerto by Michael Daugherty that draws inspiration from artwork by Diego Rivera and Frida Khalo, and integrates traditional orchestral instruments with unorthodox sounding sources, like car brake drums. “Symphonic Poem of 3 Notes” by Tan Dun, best known for his score for the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, rounds out this ambitious and thrilling program. For more information, please go to dyao.org.