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Deridder Conducts

Feb 17, 2017 - Feb 18, 2017

Andre deRidder, conductor

Nadia Sirota, viola


NICO MUHLY Viola Concerto



For these midwinter concerts, Andre deRidder returns to Denver to show locals why he's considered one of the most creative conductors in the world. The program begins with viola soloist Nadia Sirota taking on a contemporary piece in American Nico Muhly's Viola Concerto, first performed in 2015 by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Mark Stryker of the Detroit Free Press liked what he heard, writing, "The music is spare, tactile and a little spacey, and seems to briefly open a window on the infinite. . . . By the end, you feel as if you've been on a journey, happy to have been along for the ride."