Colorado Music Festival to present June 25-July 30 virtual festival

Posted on: June 24, 2020

The Colorado Music Festival will present six weeks of virtual concerts on Thursday evenings from June 25 through July 30, featuring performances by the Colorado Music Festival’s orchestra members and guest artists from around the world. All performances are free and accessible on demand at Peter Oundjian, the festival’s music director, will lead the series, which will open on June 25 with Bernstein’s Candide Overture and the Takács Quartet performing music by Beethoven, Bernstein, Bartók, Florence Price, and Schubert. A July 2 performance featuring guitarist Sharon Isbin and percussionist Jisu Jung will feature Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Leo Brouwer’s El Decameron Negro “Lovers fleeing through the Valley of the Echoes,” Keith Jarrett’s The Köln Concert (Part IIC), and music by Enrique Granados, Antonio Lauro, Naomi Shemer, Agustín Barrios Mangoré, and Howard Stevens. Featured performers in the remaining concerts will include pianist Jan Lisiecki (July 16), the string quartet Brooklyn Rider (July 23), and pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton and the Ivalas Quartet (July 30).