Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with Denis Kozhukhin

Mar 5, 2021 - Mar 7, 2021


Among Mahler's nine symphonies, the Fourth occupies a unique place all its own. This luminous composition opens with sleigh bells, immediately pulling you into a bright, exuberant drama with frivolity, introspection, and ultimate innocence. Mahler ventures vividly into the world of nature and birdsongs – featuring bells, harp, and woodwinds – and in keeping with the lightness of the work, he insists the soprano perform "with childlike, cheerful expression." Featured soloist Denis Kozhukhin – the winner of the Queen Elizabeth Competition for piano in 2010 – makes his Colorado Symphony return on Tchaikovsky's heralded First Piano Concerto. The music of these two titans will shine in the hands of guest conductor Jaime Martín.