Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

Oct 4, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019


Brett Mitchell, conductor
Jason Shafer, clarinet

LIBBY LARSEN Deep Summer Music
COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

Your Colorado Symphony presents one of the great works of Romanticism with Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, a meticulously structured meditation on fate in four movements. The first half of the performance offers an intimate taste of Americana as Libby Larsen’s Deep Summer Music — originally recorded by the Colorado Symphony in 2001 — evokes colorful images of sweeping plains and harvest winds. Copland’s Clarinet Concerto is made up of two movements — one slow, one fast — with the second embodying the essence of twentieth century American jazz and showcasing the Colorado Symphony’s own Principal Clarinet, Jason Shafer, as featured soloist on an evening of symphonic bliss.