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Friday, March 2nd, 2018
7:30 PM
Brett Mitchell, conductor, Olga Kern, piano. KILAR Orawa, LUTOS?AWSKI Concerto for Orchestra, TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23. Denver favorite Olga Kern, whose extraordinary talent and star power has captivated critics around the world, returns to Boettcher Concert Hall for an incomparable performance of Tchaikovsky’s

Piano Concerto No. 1. Brett Mitchell leads the Colorado Symphony through works by two Polish composers who could very nearly steal the stage from the Russian great. Lutos?awski’s capricious Concerto for Orchestra illuminates every section of the Symphony, creating an orchestra of soloists. Its big sound and contrasting moods are set off by the driving energy of Kilar’s Orawa, which creates lush layers using strings. [Organizer's description]