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Sunday, February 4th, 2018
Brett Mitchell, conductor, Jessica Rivera, soprano, Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director. DEBUSSY Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, ESA-PEKKA SALONEN Five Images After Sappho, RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé (complete ballet). Music Director Brett Mitchell leads a night of le charme romantique just in time for Valentine’s Day! French masters divine beautiful music from Greek myths as the Colorado Symphony Chorus revels in Ravel’s romantic, virtuosic ballet Daphnis et Chloé, while Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun tells the risqué tale of a thwarted, woodland tryst. Soprano Jessica Rivera, deemed “rapturous” by the LA Times, lends her exquisite voice to Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Five Images After Sappho, inspired by the ancient Greek poet’s enigmatic and incomplete writings. Be still, our coeurs. [Organizer's description]