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Barber Adagio for Strings

Oct 16, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020

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Your Colorado Symphony welcomes former Principal Guest Conductor Peter Oundjian back to the podium for a performance overflowing with vigor and sublime beauty. Beginning with Gershwin's rhapsodic An American in Paris, listeners are transported into the heart of France in an iconic composition full of bubbling exuberance, street sounds, and rich blues. Barber's First Symphony follows, bringing a majestic passion that roars to life in one continuous wave, enveloping the listener in wild, unbridled energy. Audiences will experience a different side of Barber with his hauntingly beautiful Adagio for Strings – so firmly embedded in popular culture by virtue of its heart wrenching sadness and gripping harmonies, artfully conveying the effect of courage in the face of tragedy, hope, and abiding love. The Colorado Symphony Chorus takes center stage on John Adams' Harmonium, providing an ethereal end to a performance that will leave you breathless.