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Concert 2: Off the Rails
November 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Denver First Church of the Nazarene
3800 E. Hampden Avenue, Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Zhou Tian: Transcend (Premiere Commission)
Aaron Copland: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo, featuring dancers from the Colorado Ballet Academy
Jennifer Higdon: Loco
Brian LaGuardia: Rhapsody in Orange (World Premiere Commission)
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasilieras No. 2, Movement 4: The Little Train of the Caipira
Symphonic music takes us into the most unexpected places — in Off the Rails, we take you where no locomotive has gone before! We premiere Chinese-American composer Zhou Tian’s Transcend, a meditation and tribute to the people involved in the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. Not knowing where our fortunes will lead, we traverse further into the west and chance upon an old American love story in Copland’s ballet Rodeo. Heitor Villa-Lobos, Jennifer Higdon, and Brian LaGuardia get us back on the rails traversing across the Americas with The Little Train of the Caipira, Loco and the world premiere of Rhapsody in Orange — inspired by Orange Blossom Special.
Join us starting at 6:30 p.m. for our Fall Fête & Silent Auction! Sample Just Bare Chicken, grab a hot beverage from The Perk-Up Truck, and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and desserts while browsing dozens of auction items from area businesses, organizations and individuals.
Maestro Hughes talks about the “Off the Rails” program in this video:
Thank you, The Scen3 and Betsy Schwarm, for this great preview article about the concert.
Composer Zhou Tian talks about the creation of Transcend: