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Colorado Symphony

Colorado Symphony

Feb 18th 2018 @ Boettcher Concert Hall

Denver, CO
I Was There
Sunday, February 18th, 2018
7:00 PM
Boettcher Concert Hall
1400 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202
9 RSVPs
Brett Mitchell, conductor, Kirill Gerstein, piano. RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18. STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring. Stravinsky’s primal The Rite of Spring is renowned for inciting a riot at its 1913 Paris debut. The causes are still debated — was it the eccentric asymmetry of the music or Nijinsky’s shocking choreography? — and the escalation often exaggerated (objects may have been thrown at the musicians, and a bald man’s head was allegedly drummed upon). Nonetheless, this can’t-miss master work radically changed twentieth-century composition. Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, performed by Kirill Gerstein, completes a program of distinctly Russian flair conducted by Music Director Brett Mitchell. [Organizer's description]