Conductor Peter Oundjian and violinist Augustin Hadelich will re-unite with the Colorado Symphony for two spectacular concerts featuring masterworks by Beethoven, Rossini and Vaughan Williams on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19. Hadelich, whose debut last season caused a sensation, returns to the Colorado Symphony to perform Beethoven's Violin Concerto. Widely regarded as the Mount Everest of the violin repertoire, this most famous of concertos is notorious for its difficulty of execution, as well as its seemingly contradictory qualities of grandeur and intimacy. Undeniably, Beethoven's Violin Concerto established the concerto as a genre in an entirely new light.
In 2010, Hadelich thrilled audiences in his sensational debut with the New York Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert at the Bravo! Vail Festival playing the Mendelssohn Concerto. In its review of the performance, The Denver Post wrote: "[Mr. Hadelich] wowed the capacity audience...with his self-assured, technically fluent and musically sensitive approach. And when he breezily performed Paganini's Caprice No. 17 as an encore, he easily confirmed his place on the shortlist of today's top violin virtuosos..."
In this concert program of beautiful melodies, concertgoers will also enjoy Rossini's Overture to La Scala di Seta (The Silken Ladder). A continuing delight for modern audiences, Rossini's orchestral ingenuity sparkles throughout the Overture to La Scala di Seta, especially in the sophisticated contrast of wind and string sonorities.
ROSSINI: Overture to La Scala di Seta (The Silken Ladder)
BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on Greensleeves
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 4 in F minor
Remaining tickets for Friday's performance currently start from $19. Remaining tickets for Saturday's performance currently start from $32. Tickets are on sale now at www.coloradosymphony.org, the Colorado Symphony Box Office: (303) 623-7876 or (877) 292-7979 or in-person in the lobby of Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Hours are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.