Colorado’s Fort Collins Symphony will open its 2017-18 season in October with Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5, Adolphus Hailstork’s Three Spirituals for Orchestra, Marquez’s Danzon No. 2, and Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2, with Ray Ushikubo as soloist. Repertoire for four additional masterworks concerts will include symphonies by Beethoven, Haydn, and Tchaikovsky; Paul Hindemith’s Der Schwanendreher (“Swan Turner”) Concerto, with American violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama; Hilary Tann’s With the Heather and Small Birds; Zhou Long’s The Rhyme of Taigu; Jennifer Higdon’s blue cathedral; William Kraft’s Timpani Concerto No. 1, featuring Fort Collins Symphony Principal Timpanist Michael Tetreault; James De Mars’s Two World Concerto with flutist R. Carlos Nakai as soloist; and Astor Piazzolla’s Libertango. Wes Kenney is music director of the Fort Collins Symphony.
Posted July 5, 2017