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Pro Musica Colorado: Women Among Men (Denver)

Sep 22, 2018

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Guest Artists:
Yumi Hwang-Williams, violinist Amanda Balestrieri, soprano

Women Among Men:
Pro Musica Colorado continues to celebrate women in classical music. Women Among Men features violinist Yumi Hwang-Williams, concertmaster of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, in Haydn’s Violin Concerto in C Major. Also on the program is Bach’s Die Schaatzbarkeit der weiten Erde. PMC teams up with Yumi and soprano Amanda Balestrieri for these two gorgeous Bach arias for soprano and solo violin. The program opens with Mozart’s Serenade No. 6 for Orchestra in D major K. 239, Serenata notturna, which was written for two orchestras. A quartet of the principal strings joins the PMC smaller string orchestra with timpani. To round out the celebration, Polish composer and violin virtuoso Grayzna Bacewicz’s Concerto for String Orchestra (1948) provides a Neo-Classical element, and further recognition of women composers in classical music.


Date: Saturday, September 22
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St, Denver, CO 80203


Date: Sunday, September 23
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: Mountain View United Methodist Church, 355 Ponca Pl, Boulder, CO 80303


Program:
Wolfgang A. Mozart Serenade No. 6 for Orchestra in D major K. 239, Serenata nocturne
Grazyna Bacewicz Concerto for String Orchestra
Franz Joseph Haydn Violin Concerto in C Major
Johann Sebastian Bach Die Schätzbarkeit der weiten Erde