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Colorado Music Festival | Beethoven’s Piano Concerto 5 “Emperor”

Sunday, July 26

Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 7:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
Tickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Member)*

Peter Oundjian

Guest Artist: 
Jan Lisiecki, piano 

The Festival and Music Director Peter Oundjian continue to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday through a cycle of all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos, each performed by the award-winning Jan Lisiecki. The Fifth and final, best known as the Emperor Concerto, was written so close to the action of the Napoleonic Wars that artillery fire drove Beethoven to take cover in a basement in order to protect his hearing. In this concert, we also experience Music Director Peter Oundjian’s own orchestration of Beethoven’s innovative String Quartet No. 14. After hearing this touching quartet, Schubert remarked, “After this, what is left for us to write?” 

Beethoven, String Quartet No. 14, Op. 131 (arr. Peter Oundjian)
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 5

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