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Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 featuring Stefan Jackiw

Apr 30, 2021 - May 2, 2021

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Join Music Director Brett Mitchell and your Colorado Symphony for an artful program unified by elements of dance. Stirring violinist Stefan Jackiw – called "...one of the most insightful violinists of his generation" by The Boston Globe – lends his athletic virtuosity to Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto which features a lively and dance-like final movement. Bookending the concerto are a pair of dances with distinctive flair, beginning with Ravel's Valses nobles et sentimentales, a set of seven Schubert-inspired waltzes full of lyrical beauty, lilting and distinctive Viennese rhythm, and an entire gamut of color and feeling. Stravinsky's ballet Petrushka uses rhythm and harmony to create a dramatic atmosphere quivering with energy, while incorporating melodies from Russian folk songs and the French tune "Elle avait un' jambe en bois" – a frolicking finale to an evening of musical euphoria.