Colorado Symphony 2022-23: Beethoven, Brahms, Gershwin, Mozart, Stravinsky, Vivaldi, film scores

Posted on: April 12, 2022

“The Colorado Symphony’s first full season with Peter Oundjian as Principal Conductor will include the return of legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman on Sept. 10 and a concert by Broadway legend Bernadette Peters on Nov. 12 at Boettcher Concert Hall,” reads an unsigned article in Monday’s (4/11) Denver Gazette. “Perlman … will join Oundjian and the Colorado Symphony to play excerpts from some of Hollywood’s greatest film scores for violin on a program that also includes Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. Oundjian will return a week later to celebrate the orchestra’s Classics opening weekend on Sept. 16-18 with a program including Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue featuring piano star Jon Kimura Parker…. In January, the orchestra will present a program titled ‘Mozart & Now,’ reimagining the traditional concert weekend experience with three unique performances contrasting the music of Mozart with four contemporary composers.” Also planned during the season: Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Colorado Symphony Chorus; Vivaldi’s Four Seasons; Beethoven Symphony Nos. 3 and 8; Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring; Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker; a Stephen Sondheim tribute; space-themed film scores; and a side-by-side concert with Denver Young Artists Orchestra.