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Joshua Bell + Mahler 1

Sunday, August 6 20236:30pm MDT
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Colorado Music Festival
Colorado Music Festival Orchestra
Chautauqua Auditorium
900 Baseline Road
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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Music Director Peter Oundjian and the Festival are pulling out all the stops for an unforgettable season finale. In the second evening of a two-part preview performance, 2023 Artist-in-Residence Joshua Bell performs selections from Elements, an unparalleled work for violin and orchestra in five movements, each written by a different acclaimed composer. In this concert, Bell performs “Earth (composed by Kevin Puts), “Air” (Jennifer Higdon), “Space” (Jessie Montgomery), and “Earth (reprise and finale)” (Kevin Puts). Oundjian continues his tradition of ending the Festival with a grand work by Mahler; in his First Symphony Mahler celebrates the pure taste of victory after a struggle, guiding listeners through daydreams and darkness before rewarding them with a heroic ending and as much blinding joy as the horns can muster.

(The Elements will receive formal premieres around the world beginning in September 2023. Hear it at the Festival first!)

1-minute previews of Elements’ five movements >