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August 2020

French Impressions

Friday, August 14, 2020, 6:30 PM MDT
Inside of a flute

Claude Debussy’s experiments in harmony and form changed the course of music history in a creative career stretching from 1890 to 1917. Principal Flute Linda Lukas plays Syrinx, a sinuous solo, which was originally intended as offstage music during a play but would come to redefine the capabilities of the modern instrument. The Edgar M. Bronfman String Quartet will then play the composer’s String Quartet, a tonally shifty and equally groundbreaking work whose sensual impressionism, in the words of Pierre Boulez, freed chamber music from its “frozen rhetoric and rigid aesthetics.”

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Brahms’ Magnum Opus

Saturday, August 15, 2020, 6:30 PM MDT
Violin neck

Often considered Brahms’ greatest chamber work, the Piano Quintet in F Minor had a complex compositional history. Completed in 1864, it began life two years earlier as a string quintet, which was then transcribed for two pianos. In its final form, it is notable for its musical cohesiveness and a brooding quality that ranges from the tragic to the practically possessed. It is played here by a string quartet from the Festival Orchestra—Erin Schreiber, Shawn Weil, Shannon Farrell Williams, and Bjorn Ranheim—with Peter Henderson on piano.

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Pops Night: New Musical Frontiers

Sunday, August 16, 2020, 6:30 PM MDT
Time for Three

One of the most exciting musical developments in recent years has been the increasing popularity of ensembles who use their classical training to seek out new musical frontiers or, to misquote the commander of the Starship Enterprise, to boldly go where no musicians have gone before. Prepare to explore the musical universe’s outer boundaries with intrepid ensembles, including Time for Three, the 442s, the Villalobos Brothers, and more.

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