Barber Piano Concerto

Jan 10, 2020 - Jan 12, 2020


Brett Mitchell, conductor
Olga Kern, piano

BARBER Piano Concerto, Op. 38
SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78, “Organ Symphony”

Audience favorite Olga Kern, whose extraordinary talent and star power has captivated critics around the world, makes her return to Denver for an incomparable performance of Barber’s Piano Concerto. Music Director Brett Mitchell leads your Colorado Symphony in “Brooklyn’s post-millenial Mozart,” Missy Mazzoli’s Holy Roller — self-described as devotional music for a non-existent religion. The program concludes with Saint-Saëns’ career-defining Organ Symphony, brimming with virtuoso piano passages, brilliant Romantic orchestral writing, and organ. Of the work, Saint-Saëns exclaimed “I gave everything to it I was able to give. What I have here accomplished, I will never achieve again” — a worthy finale to a captivating evening that will resonate with all audiences.