Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4

Apr 3, 2020 - Apr 5, 2020


Rune Bergmann, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano

MOZART Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
NIELSEN Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, “The Inextinguishable”

Dynamic conductor Rune Bergmann makes his Colorado Symphony debut, lending his elegance and expertise to the “Inextinguishable” Fourth Symphony from Nielsen. Of it, the composer wrote “Music is life, and life is inextinguishable,” and indeed from the very first moment it offers an electrifying jolt of energy and rarely deviates from that dynamism for the remainder of the piece. Mozart’s genius is on full display throughout his masterful Overture to Don Giovanni, which was famously composed the night before the opera’s premiere. Pianist Garrick Ohlsson highlights the performance in his return to Boettcher Concert Hall, bringing exquisite technique to Beethoven’s innovative Fourth Piano Concerto — a work of unparalleled invention offering an array of fresh, surprising, and treasurable ideas that are sure to delight.