Colorado Music Festival | Jan Lisiecki Plays Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 1 & 3

Thursday, July 7
Doors: 7:00 PM
Concert: 7:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
Tickets: $25.00 – $75.00 ($22.00 – $72.00 Concert Member)

Conductor:
Peter Oundjian

Guest Artist:
Jan Lisiecki, piano

Music Director Peter Oundjian begins a cycle of all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos, each performed by the award-winning Jan Lisiecki, whom Oundjian calls “one of the greatest piano talents of all time.” Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto was written as a showpiece for the composer as the aspiring pianist was first making a name for himself in Vienna. The high-spirited Third Piano Concerto was not complete when Beethoven first performed it—his panicked page-turner later recalled many empty pages strewn with “a few Egyptian hieroglyphs wholly unintelligible to me.” Beethoven played the solos mostly from memory. This program also begins a three-concert exploration of Vaughn Williams’ most enduring works in celebration of the composer’s 150th birthday, beginning with his profoundly moving Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis for string orchestra.

Program:
Ralph Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15

Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 37

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