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R. Strauss conducted by Jun Märkl

Apr 29, 2022 - May 1, 2022

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After conducting lauded performances of Mozart’s Requiem in 2017 and Debussy’s La Mer in 2020, Jun Märkl returns leading your Colorado Symphony through three German romantic masterpieces. Ingrid Fliter lends sensitivity, poise, and clarity to Schumann’s seminal Piano Concerto, one of the most beautiful in the repertoire. Strauss’ Don Juan is wildly modern for the time, and incredibly challenging for the orchestra, as evidenced by a horn player’s famous utterance prior to its premiere, “Dear God! What sin have we committed, for You to send us this rod for our backs!” Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks is a tone poem depicting Till — a mischievous rogue who scorns authority — through brevity and humor, a delightful ode to one of the most colorful figures in German folklore that will come alive before your eyes in the hands of Maestro Märkl.


Featured Artists
Jun Märkl, conductor
Ingrid Fliter, piano


Repertoire
R. SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 54
R. STRAUSS Don Juan, Op. 20
R. STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Op. 28