Colorado Music Festival | Takács Quartet Plays John Adams’ Absolute Jest
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 7:30 PM
Tickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Member)*
Music Director Peter Oundjian opens the 2022 Festival season with special guests: Boulder’s own Takács Quartet. This Grammy Award-winning quartet joins the orchestra for John Adams’ Absolute Jest
, which samples, twists, and builds upon Beethoven’s themes, in particular his late string quartets; Adams has referred to his Jest
as “Beethoven that has been passed through a hall of mirrors.” Dvořák’s iconic Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” was written in the “new world” of America but teeming with Bohemian folk influence as well. Composer Carlos Simon’s Fate Now Conquers
nods to a notebook entry written by Beethoven and explores “the unpredictable ways of fate” and the uncertainties of life.
Carlos Simon, Fate Now Conquers
John Adams, Absolute Jest
Antonín Dvořák, Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 (“From the New World”)
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