Celebrate the Season of Love with the Fort Collins Symphony – scenenoco.com

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Photo courtesy Fort Collins Symphony. Boris Allakhverdyan, Principal Clarinet, Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Fort Collins Symphony

Just in time for Valentines Day, treat your someone special to a live orchestral experience at the Fort Collins Symphonys Gold Standardconcert at7:30 PM onSaturday, February 1, 2020at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center. Under the direction of Maestro Wes Kenney, the performance includes music composed by Alexey Shor, Bla Kovcs, Benjamin Britten, and Ludwig van Beethoven.Boris Allakhverdyan,Principal Clarinet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is the featured guest artist.

The concert begins withBenjamin BrittensFour Sea Interludesfrom the opera,Peter Grimes.The music takes a passionate dive into the life and troubles of a surly fisherman who is mistrusted and shunned by his neighbors. Beginning with the mysterious, suspensefulDawn,the suite culminates with the powerfully tempestuousStorm.

Alexey Shors Verdiana for Clarinet and Orchestrawill be performed by guest artistBoris Allakhverdyan. Written in the style of three different dances, the piece begins with high-energy and fast-paced excitement before becoming slow and elegant, finishing in the form of a tango. Throughout the whole, it maintains a playful air and a hint of mischief.

Sholem Aleichem, Rov Feidman! is a lively, klezmer-toned work byBla Kovcs. Taken from the musical traditions of the Ashkenazi Jews, solo clarinetist Boris Allakhverdyan will expertly spin this into a masterpiece of sliding notes and sounds. With the nostalgia of days gone by, the work begins with a mysterious, somewhat melancholy theme. It then morphs into a swift, delightfully playful (almost flirtatious) conclusion.

Finishing with a true gold standard in music, the Fort Collins Symphony will perform Ludwig van Beethovens Symphony No. 5 in C minor.This titan among symphonies is both a testament to Beethovens skills and a powerful symbol of what classical music has to offer. Its iconic opening melody is one of the most well-known, recognizable themes in the world, and is proof of how music can reach the masses even centuries after first being written.

Guest Artist Boris Allakverdyanwas appointed as the Principal Clarinet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2016. Previously, he served as Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Associate Principal Clarinet of the Kansas City Symphony.The New York Timeshas called his performance inspired, gorgeous and superlative, and theLos Angeles Timespraised his energetic, vibrant solos. Mr. Allakhverdyan serves on the faculty at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, as well as at California State University at Fullerton.

Pre-Concert Talks and Events:

Composer Talk Wednesday, January 29, 2020atnoon,Old Town Public Library.

The concert week begins with the Friends of the SymphonysComposer Talkby Dr.

Dawn Grapes. Free.

Open RehearsalThursday, January 30, 2020, 7:00-8:30 PM, Lincoln Center.

The public is welcome to attend the FCS Open Rehearsal. Free

Pre-Concert LectureFebruary 1, 2020, 6:30 PM, Lincoln Center.

FCS Maestro Wes Kenney offers a pre-concert lecture detailing the evenings music.

Concert ticket required.

The FCS Season 70 is sponsored by the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, Dr. Peter Springberg, Dr. Ed Siegel, Colorado Creative Industries, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Gold Standard concert is sponsored by the Kenneth & Myra Monfort Charitable Foundation, Mary Pat McCurdie, Jane Sullivan, Paul Wood Florist, The Elizabeth Hotel, KRFC 88.9 FM, and Rare Italian. The guest artist is sponsored by Plante Moran.

For additional details and information, please visit http://www.fcsymphony.org. For tickets, call 970.221.6730 or LCtix.com.

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