Russian composer Tchaikovsky completed his sixth and final symphony just nine days before his death. While the composition’s tone is overwhelmingly sad, there is also great beauty in the dark music. During this enchanting show, the Colorado Symphony will perform the moving piece with the help of an old friend: renowned conductor Peter Oundjian, who previously served as the orchestra’s principal conductor from 2003 to 2006.
- 5280 Scene, Music
- Mar 15, 2019 to Mar 17, 2019
- Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 1:00 p.m.
- Ticket prices vary
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In the Russian context, Pathétique suggests ‘impassioned suffering’, an eerily suitable description for the psychological drama Tchaikovsky’s final symphony depicts. His death only nine days after the world premiere gives added weight to a defining work of the Romantic period. Returning guest conductor Peter Oundjian joins masterful pianist Stephen Hough, who brings his inspired styling to Saint-Saëns exotic “Egyptian” Piano Concerto No. 5, while the familiar tune to “America the Beautiful” resurfaces throughout Joan Tower’s GRAMMY Award®—Winning Made in America.